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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 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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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 and Facebook events for more information. 


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Dupont Underground to celebrate Women’s History Month

Exhibition features multiple forms of visual art



Dupont Underground will open “Thoughts, Questions and Shit to Say,” on Friday, March 8, in celebration of Women’s History Month.

This is an exhibition featuring multiple forms of visual art to celebrate the complexity of the D.C. region’s female artists’ narratives.

 The exhibition, featuring more than 20 local female artists, features sculptures, paintings, and other forms of visual art intentionally curated to encourage a dialogue around issues that resonate with women across various cultural, social, and economic backgrounds. 

Tickets are available at

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Rehoboth author Will Freshwater to hold book signing

Writer of ‘The Dark Horse’ to take audience questions



Author Will Freshwater signs copies of his new book, ‘The Dark Horse’ on March 23 in Rehoboth Beach. (Book cover image courtesy Amazon)

Rehoboth Beach-based author Will Freshwater is back with the third and final installment in his popular Provincetown series of books chronicling the lives and relationships of Max, Peter, and Danny. Freshwater, a former D.C. resident, will read from his new book “The Dark Horse” and take audience questions. 

Washington Blade editor Kevin Naff will moderate the event, which is scheduled for Saturday, March 23, 5-7 p.m. at The Top of the Pines in Rehoboth Beach. 

Reserve your free spot by registering at and join the community in celebrating the release of “The Dark Horse.”

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Calendar: March 1-7

LGBTQ events in the days to come



Friday, March 1

Center Aging Friday Tea Time will be at 2 p.m. on Zoom. This is a social hour for older LGBTQ adults. For more details, email [email protected].  

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Social” at 7 p.m. at The Commentary. This fun weekly event brings the DMV-area LGBTQ community, including allies, together for delicious food and conversation. Attendance is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

Saturday, March 2

LGBTQ People of Color Support Group will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom. 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. There are all sorts of activities like watching movies, poetry events, storytelling, and just hanging out with others. For more details, visit or

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Brunch” at 11 a.m. at Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant. Attendance is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

Sunday, March 3

AfroCode DC will be at 4 p.m. at Decades DC. This event will be an experience of non-stop music, dancing, and good vibes and a crossover of genres and a fusion of cultures. Tickets cost $40 and can be purchased on Eventbrite

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Coffee & Conversation” at 12 p.m. at As You Are. Attendance is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

Monday, March 4

Center Aging: Monday Coffee & Conversation will be at 10 a.m. on Zoom. This is a social hour for older LGBTQ adults. Guests are encouraged to bring a beverage of their choice. For more details, email [email protected]

Tuesday, March 5

Pride on the Patio Events will host “LGBTQ Social Mixer” at 5:30 p.m. at Showroom. Dress is casual, fancy, or comfortable. Guests are encouraged to bring their most authentic self to chat, laugh, and get a little crazy. Admission is free and more details are on Eventbrite.

Universal Pride Meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This group seeks to support, educate, empower, and create change for people with disabilities. For more details, email [email protected]

Wednesday, March 6

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

Center Aging: Women’s Social & Discussion Group will be at 6 p.m. on Zoom.  This group is a place where older LGBTQ women can meet and socialize with one another. There will be discussion, activities, and a chance for guests to share what they want future events to include. For more details, email [email protected]

Thursday, March 7

The DC Center’s Fresh Produce Program will be held all day at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. 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. 

Virtual Yoga with Charles M. will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This is a free weekly class focusing on yoga, breath work, and meditation. For more details, visit the DC Center for the LGBT Community’s website.

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