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Calendar: Nov. 29-Dec. 5

Parties, concerts and events in the week to come

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The music of Joni Mitchell, seen here in a 1970 photo taken at her Laurel Canyon home, will be celebrated Nov. 30 at Wolf Trap (photo courtesy NBC)

Friday, Nov. 29

All I want for Christmas is Attention featuring BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon is tonight from 8-11 p.m. at the Lincoln Theatre (1215 U St., N.W.). Tickets start at $35 and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Visit ticketfly.com for more information. 

Onyx: Spanksgiving is tonight at 10 p.m. at the Green Lantern (1335 Green Ct., N.W.). Tickets for both naughty and nice are $5 and are available at greenlanterndc.com.

Tonight is Bear Happy Hour Black Light Friday at Uproar Lounge and Restaurant (639 Florida Ave., N.W.) from 5-10 p.m. Wear something UV reactive for a chance to win free drinks. There will be a paint station on the second floor starting around 6:30. More information available at Facebook events.

The Birds of Prey drag show and dance party is tonight at 10 p.m. at the D.C. Eagle (3701 Benning Rd., N.E.). Featuring DJs C Dubz and Icy Funk as well as resident artists Brooklyn Heights, Iyana Deschanel, Sasha Adams Sanchez, Crystal Edge and Katrina Colby. $10 Tickets available at dceagle.com.

Saturday, Nov. 30

Chanellie’s Drag Brunch is today at 11 a.m. at Nellie’s Sports Bar (900 U St., N.W.). Chanel Devereaux and her team perform while guests enjoy an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet. The first Mimosa or Zing Zang Bloody Mary is free. For more information visit nelliessportsbar.com and Facebook events. 

LGBTQ Small Business Saturday hosted by the D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W., Suite #105) is today from noon to 5 p.m. The event features door prizes, music and snacks while the public explores LGBTQ-friendly business exhibits. Visit thedccenter.org/events/shopsmall2019 for more information. 

Annapolis Pride presents A Very Merry Drag Brunch at 12:30 p.m. at Rams Head on Stage (33 West St., Annapolis, Md.). Featuring performances by Krystal Nova, Angelica Lize, Victoria Blair, and M’ara Diamond. Tickets are $20 on Eventbrite for this 21 and up show.

The Baltimore Men’s Chorus presents “Women’s Works: A Winter Celebration of Female Composers” today at 5 p.m. at St. Athanasius Church (4708 Prudence St., Baltimore). This winter concert program features music by women composers, arrangers and authors. Free tickets are available on eventbrite.com.

Wolf Trap (1635 Trap Rd., Vienna, Va.) presents the music of Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan tonight at 8 p.m. D.C. musicians come together for one night only to perform Mitchell’s “Blue” and Dylan’s “Blood on the Tracks.” Tickets start at $27 at wolftrap.org

Superstar: A Drag Revueis tonight at 11 p.m. at Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe (2477-2475 18th St., N.W.). No cover but $5 is the suggested donation for this 21 and up event hosted by Bombalicious Eklaver. Free tickets available at eventbrite.com.

Sunday, Dec. 1

Drag Brunch Sundays continues at RedRocks H Street (1348 H St., N.E.) today from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Each show features different performers from throughout the D.C. area. For more info and reservations, visit redrockhstreet.com

The World AIDS Day Fundraiser presented by Red Bear Brewing and hosted by Glen’s Garden Market — Dupont (2001 S. St., N.W.) is today from 2-6 p.m. Red Bear will run a tap-takeover featuring their founder as a guest bartender as they raffle off special prizes for donors every hour. Proceeds benefit Casa Ruby. More information at glens garden market.com.

Sunday Funday at the D.C. 9 Nightclub (1940 9th St., N.W.) today from 4-10 p.m. is an LGBTQ-friendly rooftop concert event featuring music by DJ Juba, Rebekah Rafferty and The Wakes, and War Pony. Also showcased are handmade clothing and accessories by indigenous groups in Oaxaca, Mexico. Tickets are $5 on Eventbrite.

Brave Soul Collective presents “Show and Tell” at the Anacostia Arts Center (1231 Good Hope Rd. S.E.) this evening from 5-7 p.m. The event closes out 2019 by celebrating World AIDS day in a discussion of HIV/AIDS, dating, aging, mental health and more. Tickets are $15 on Eventbrite.

The Mansion of Fashion: World AIDS Fashion Show is tonight from 6-9 p.m. at the Josephine Butler Parks Center (2437 15th St., N.W.). Tickets are $30 to this black tie event. Show starts at 7 p.m. followed by cocktails and light fare. Visit modelsincdc.org for more information. 

Monday, Dec. 2

“We are One,” the World AIDS Day Celebration at Baltimore City Hall (100 Holliday St., Baltimore) is today from 9:30-11:30 a.m. This free event includes musical performances, speakers, a light breakfast and community fellowship on this day of celebration and commemoration. Register at eventbrite.com.

The Nixon Legacy Forum series continues today at 10 a.m. at the National Archives (700 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.). Presenting an examination of the decades-long effort to unseal the secret Watergate grand jury report that paved the path of evidence leading to Nixon’s impeachment. Visit archives.org for more information.

The Honoring Matthew Shepard: Plaque Dedication is tonight from 7-9 p.m. at the Washington National Cathedral (3101 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.). This event is intended to honor Shepard’s memory and serve as a source of strength in the continued journey for LGBTQ equality. General admission reservations are available at tix.cathedral.org

Tuesday, Dec. 3

Creating Safe Spaces for Homeless LGBTQ Youth presented by SMYAL and the Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs is today from 1-3 p.m. at the D.C. Department of Human Services (64 New York Ave., N.E.). This workshop is for D.C.-area LGBT youth and service providers to learn about relevant D.C. laws and services. Registration is free at eventbrite.com

“Let’s Talk About Mental Health and Tech” presented by Out in Tech D.C. is tonight from 6:30-9 p.m. at Interfolio (1400 K St., N.W.). This free event features a panel discussion on the intersection between excessive tech use, mental health and LGBTQ people. Drinks and snacks served at this 21-and-up event. Register at eventbrite.com.

Wednesday, Dec. 4

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony is today from 5-6 p.m. at the Capitol. For more information on this free annual event hosted by Washington D.C. History and Culture and to track the tree’s trek from the Carson National Forest in New Mexico, visit uscapitolchristmastree.com.

Bookmen D.C., an informal men’s gay literature group, discusses Christopher Castellani’s novel “Leading Men” tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Cleveland Park Library (3310 Connecticut Ave., N.W.). All are welcome. For more information visit bookmendc.blogspot.com

Thursday, Dec. 5

The LGBTQ film “Hawaii” screens today at the Embassy of Argentina (1600 New Hampshire Ave., N.W.) from 6:30-9:00 p.m. One childhood friend offers another summer work and a game of power and desire emerges as their relationship grows. Free tickets available on eventbrite.com.

LGBTQ author Zach Smedley discusses his YA book “Deposing Nathan” this evening at 7 p.m. at Loyalty bookstore (823 Ellsworth Dr., Silver Spring, Md.). One boy is deposed to give testimony that could send his best friend to prison, but the truth is their relationship is far more complicated than anyone knows. RSVP for this event at loyaltybookstores.com.

Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes perform their “Best Christmas Party Ever” event tonight at 8 p.m. at the Wolf Trap (1635 Trap Rd., Vienna, Va.). Spector and her group perform classics like “Be My Baby” sprinkled with her off-the-cuff commentary. Tickets start at $52 on wolftrap.org

Thirst Trap Thursdays hosted by Venus Valhalla continues tonight at 11 p.m. at Pitchers (2317 18th St., N.W.). Featuring music, drinks and drag artistry by local talent. Visit pitchersbardc.com and Facebook events for more information. 

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Region prepares to mark World AIDS Day

Memorial events include panels, art, a fashion show and vigil

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Panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

The Washington D.C. chapter of Delta Sigma Theta will join forces with Whitman-Walker Health to commemorate World AIDS Day in a series of events on Wednesday, Nov. 30  and Thursday, Dec.1. 

There will be a virtual remembrance event on Wednesday at 7 p.m. On Thursday at 10 a.m., there will be a community HIV screening at CVS Pharmacy at 845 Bladensburg Rd., N.E., and then a State of World AIDS 2022 webinar at  7 p.m., which will be hosted virtually. 

All of these events are free and more details can be accessed on Eventbrite

“World AIDS Day 2022: Solidarity for Health Equity Breakfast” will be on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 9 a.m. at Silver Spring Civic Building. 

This event, hosted by Montgomery County Health & Human Services- Public Health Services- HIV/STI, will update the community on the Plan to End HIV and honor health equity champions. Guests can enjoy breakfast, get tested for HIV and learn more about how equity fits into the county’s plan to end HIV.

Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite

The Red Print World AIDS Fashion Show will be on Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at Bowie State University. This fashion show will be for HIV awareness featuring Bowie State’s own models, designers, dancers, talent, and emerging artists.

Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased on Eventbrite

World AIDS Day Candelight Vigil will be at 6:30 p.m. at Alexandria City Hall. This event will be hosted by the Alexandria Commission on HIV/AIDS.

Admission to this event is free and more details can be accessed on Eventbrite.

Being and Belonging: VisualAIDS Day With(out) Art DC Premiere will be on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. at David Bethuel Jamieson Studio House at Walbridge.

This is a program of seven short videos highlighting under-told stories of HIV and AIDS from the perspective of artists living with HIV across the world. The program features newly commissioned work by Camila Arce, Davina “Dee” Conner and Karin Hayes, Jaewon Kim, Clifford Prince King, Santiago Lemus and Camilo Acosta Huntertexas, Mikiki, and Jhoel Zempoalteca and La Jerry.

Admission to this event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

World AIDS Day featuring AIDS Memorial Quilt Panels will be on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. at 1900 St. Paul St. in Baltimore.

This event will feature four panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt and stories from community members in Baltimore that will help them remember and grieve.

A suggested donation of $5-$20 is encouraged to offset the cost of bringing the quilt panels to Baltimore. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. For more details, visit Eventbrite.

World AIDS Day Benefit 2022 will be on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Frederick Community College. 

This event includes a panel of professionals, advocates, and positive community members who will have conversations that dispel myths, tackle stigma, and share information about the HIV epidemic through diverse perspectives. There will be a question and answer session and ASL interpretation will be provided.

Light snacks and beverages are also available. This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

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Calendar: November 25-December 1

LGBTQ events in the days to come

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Friday, November 25

Trans Support Group will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This group is intended to provide emotionally and physically safe space for transgender people and those who may be questioning their gender identity and expression to join together in community and learn from one another. For more information, email [email protected]

Women in their Twenties and Thirties will be at 8 p.m. on Zoom. This is a social discussion group for queer women in the D.C. area and  is a great way to make new friends and meet other queer women in a fun and friendly setting. For meeting updates join WiTT’s closed Facebook group.

“Dave Thomm & Friends’ Official Sagittarius Birthday Bash” will be at 6 p.m. at 1413 K St. There will be music performances by DJ Apollo and Mo Money, drinks, food and hookah. This event is free all night and you can RSVP on Eventbrite

Saturday, November 26

Virtual Yoga Class with Charles M. will be at 12 p.m. online. This is a free weekly class focusing on yoga, breath work, and meditation. Guests are encouraged to RSVP on the DC Center’s website, providing their name, email address, and zip code, along with any questions they may have. The link to the class will be sent out at 6:00p.m. the day before the event.

GoGay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Brunch” at 10 a.m. at Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant. This event brings the DMV area LGBTQ+ community, including allies, together for delicious food and conversation. Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

Sunday, November 27

AfroCode DC will be at 3 p.m. at Decades DC. This is an experience of non-stop music, dancing and good vibes, and a crossover of genres and fusion of cultures. Tickets cost $40 and can be purchased on Eventbrite

Monday, November 28

Center Aging Monday Coffee and Conversation will be at 10 a.m. on Zoom. LGBT Older Adults — and friends — are invited to enjoy friendly conversations and to discuss any issues you might be dealing with. For more information, visit the DC Center’s website

Not Another Drag Show will be at 8 p.m. at Dupont Italian Kitchen. Logan Stone will host, there will also be a rotating cast of local DMV performers. This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite

Tuesday, November 29

Genderqueer DC will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This is a monthly support group on Zoom for people who identify outside of the gender binary, whether you’re bigender, agender, genderfluid, or just know that you’re not 100% cis. For more information, visit genderqueerdc.org.

Wednesday, November 30

Job Club will be at 6 p.m. on Zoom. This is a weekly job support program to help job entrants and seekers, including the long-term unemployed, improve self-confidence, motivation, resilience and productivity for effective job searches and networking — allowing participants to move away from being merely “applicants” toward being “candidates.” For more information, email [email protected] or visit thedccenter.org/careers

“Queer Self-making in Neoliberal Ghana” will be at 6 p.m. at Pedro Arupe, S.J. Hall. This will be a book talk on Professor Kwame Edwin Otu’s book, “Amphibious Subjects: Sasso and the Contested Politics of Queer Self-Making.” Tickets are free and more details are on Eventbrite

Thursday, December 1

The DC Center’s Food Pantry Program will be held all day at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. To be fair with who is receiving boxes, the program is moving to a lottery system. People will be informed on Wednesday at 5 p.m. if they are picked to receive a produce box. No proof of residency or income is required. For more information, email [email protected] or call 202-682-2245. 

API Queer Support Group will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This is a support group for the Asian and Pacific Islander queer community. For more information, email [email protected]

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Calendar: November 18-24

LGBTQ events in the week to come

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Friday, November 18

Center Aging Friday Tea Time will be at 2 p.m. on Zoom. This is a social hour for older LGBTQ+ adults. Guests are encouraged to bring a beverage of choice. For more details, contact Adam ([email protected]).

LGBTQ Social in the City will be at 7 p.m. at Hotel Zena. This event is ideal for making new connections and community building or just to unwind and enjoy extended happy hour. Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite

Saturday, November 19

Virtual Yoga Class with Jesse Z. will be at 12 p.m. online. This is a free weekly class focusing on yoga, breath work, and meditation. Guests are encouraged to RSVP on the DC Center’s website, providing their name, email address, and zip code, along with any questions they may have. The link to the class will be sent out at 6 p.m. the day before the event.

LGBTQ People of Color Support Group will be at 1 p.m. on Zoom and in-person at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. This peer support group is an outlet for LGBTQ people of color to come together and talk about anything affecting them in a space that strives to be safe and judgment-free. For more information and events for LGBTQ People of Color, visit thedccenter.org/poc or facebook.com/centerpoc.

Sunday, November 20

GoGay DC will be hosting “LGBTQ+ Coffee + Conversation” at 12 p.m. at As You Are. This event is for those looking to make more friends in the LGBTQ community and trying to meet some new faces after two years of the pandemic. This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite

Brewed Up Drag Brunch will be at 11 a.m. at Red Bear Brewing Co. This event will be hosted by Desiree Dik and feature performances from Bombalicious Eklaver, Millie Maringue, Evry Pleasure and Pup Indigo. Guests will also get choose from a variety of drink options including bloodies, mimosas and vodka grey hounds. Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.

Monday, November 21

Center Aging Monday Coffee and Conversation will be at 10 a.m. on Zoom. LGBT Older Adults — and friends — are invited to enjoy friendly conversations and to discuss any issues you might be dealing with. For more information, visit the Center Aging’s Facebook or Twitter

Genderqueer DC will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This support group is for people who identify outside of the gender binary, whether bigender, agender, genderfluid, or just 100% not cisgender. For more information, visit www.genderqueerdc.org or Facebook

Tuesday, November 22

Showtime at Legacy will be at 8:30 p.m. at Legacy DC.  This free intimate experience features live music from the artist of the month accompanied by the Legacy House Band. After, there will be the annual ‘House Jam’ where anyone can step to the mic. More details are available on Eventbrite

Wednesday, November 23

The DC Center’s Food Pantry Program will be held all day at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. To be fair with who is receiving boxes, the program is moving to a lottery system. People will be informed on Wednesday at 5 p.m. if they are picked to receive a produce box. No proof of residency or income is required. For more information, email [email protected] or call 202-682-2245. 

Asexual and Aromantic Discussion Group will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This is a space where people who are questioning this aspect of their identity or those who identify as asexual and/or aromantic can come together, share stories and experiences, and discuss various topics. For more details, email [email protected]

Thursday, November 24

“Wasted & Gay Thursdays” will be at 9 p.m. at Wasted Lounge. The event will be hosted by Nelly Nellz, and there will be music by DJ Ro. Guests are encouraged to come and enjoy good food, drinks, music and hookah. Cover costs $5 and tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.

Adams Morgan Comedy Night will be at 8 p.m. at Town Tavern DC. This event will features performances from the best comics in the DMV and comics from The Tonight Show, Conan, The Late Show and who have specials on Comedy Central, HBO, Netflix, Dry Bar among others. The event has limited tickets at a donate-what-you-want price and tickets can be accessed on Eventbrite.

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