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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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National Museum of the American Indian celebrates Pride

Panelists include Indigenous youth working in education, health, cultural heritage, and the arts



The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian will celebrate Pride month with an online panel featuring Indigenous youth on Thursday, June 17 at 4 p.m. Panelists will include Indigenous youth working in education, health, cultural heritage, and the arts.

The topic of discussion will focus on how identity influences activism and panelists will participate in amplifying Two Spirit (people who identify as possessing both male and female spirits) and Native LGBTQ+ voices and issues.

Closed captioning for this program will be available in both English and Spanish, and registration is available online at the Smithsonian’s website.

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Northam declares June LGBTQ+ Pride month in Va.

Virginians encouraged to participate in events throughout the Commonwealth



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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, shown here at NoVa Pride in 2018, announced a monthlong series of Pride events. (Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on June 4 officially declared June as LGBTQ+ Pride month to celebrate the commonwealth’s LGBTQ+ communities, their achievements and contributions, and their fight for inclusion and equality.

“This Pride month, we are reminded of the resilience of LGBTQ+ Americans and their fight for inclusion and acceptance and equal access to services and opportunities,” said Northam. 

Northam further encouraged Virginians to participate in Pride month activities that are to be hosted by his administration and community organizations taking place online and in-person throughout the Commonwealth. 

A comprehensive event schedule is available on the governor’s website.

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Virtual Baltimore AIDS Walk raises $185,000

Event took place June 6 to support HIV services



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The Virtual Baltimore AIDS Walk & Music Festival took place June 6 to support HIV services provided by Chase Brexton Healthcare and its community partners.

The event drew 250 walkers, runners, and bikers across more than 50 teams who surpassed their fundraising goal by $20,000, raising $185,000 on their AIDS Walk personal fundraising page. Participants tracked their miles between May 23 to June 5 using the Strava fitness mobile app.

The fundraiser ended with a virtual music festival featuring performances by Baltimore’s own Eze Jackson, Wendel Patrick, and Jasmine Pope. Funds raised for Chase Brexton will support the organization’s prescription delivery program, and ensure that nearly 60,000 prescriptions filled by Chase Brexton’s four pharmacies will be delivered directly to patients’ doorsteps.

To watch the event’s full program, visit the group’s YouTube page. In addition, donations will continue to be accepted through June 30, and you can visit to make a contribution.

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