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Calendar: Dec. 6-12

Meetings, concerts and parties in the week to come



Miss Pixie’s Holiday Market is today (Blade file photo)

Friday, Dec. 6

Miss Pixie’s seventh annual Holiday Market is today from 5-8 p.m. at Miss Pixies Furnishings and Whatnot (1626 14th St., N.W.). About 15 local businesses are on display for a night shopping, jazz by The Bitter Dose Combo and vegetarian paella from the Barcelona Wine Bar. Raffle proceeds donated to Casa Ruby. Free tickets available at

The Dirty Nil with guests Single Mothers and Debt Crisis performs tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the DC9 (1940 9th St., N.W.). This 2017 Juno award-winning Canadian punk rock band opened for The Who following their successful debut single “Fuckin’ Up Young.” Tickets are $12 on

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington sings Christmas songs tonight from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the D.C. Temple Visitor’s Center (9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington, Md.). Register for free tickets at

Bearlesque is tonight at 9 p.m. at the D.C. Eagle (3701 Benning Rd., N.E.). Hosted by Josh Schonewolf and featuring Turnpyke, Derek Deposit and Thurston Trapp. Visit for more information on this and other events. 

Kylie Christmas 3 is tonight at 10 p.m. at JR.’s bar (1519 17th St., N.W.). D.J. Travis Island serves up all Kylie Minogue videos all night long to kick off the holiday season. More information at

Saturday, Dec. 7

Queer/Trans/Nonbinary Yoga is today from 2-4 p.m. At Lamont Dharma House (1719 Lamont St., N.W.) This class is a chance to dive deeper into yogic practices in a safe, friendly queer space. Tickets start at $15 on

The Christmas Revels presents “Celestial Fools” today at 2 p.m. hosted by Seth Kibel Music and Washington Revels (531 Dale Dr., Silver Spring, Md.). Featuring a night of music from around the globe including Arabic drumming and dance, Japanese dance and theater, Jewish song and more. Tickets start at $17 on

The Holi-Gay Party Fundraiser for Rainbow Families is tonight from 7-11p.m. at the Belgard (33 N St., N.E.). Cocktails and queer holiday cheer offered to help raise money for Rainbow Families, a nonprofit committed to supporting LGBTQ family building and parenting. Visit for more information. 

LGBTQ Youth Open Mic Night is tonight from 7-10 p.m. at the Montgomery County College (51 Mannakee St., Rockville, Md.). Co-sponsored by the MoCo Pride Center. Admission is free, snacks and beverages provided. More information is available on Facebook events.

Freddie’s Follies Drag Show is tonight form 8-10 p.m. at Freddie’s Beach Bar and Restaurant (555 23rd St., Arlington, Va.). Show starts at 8, $5 cover. Visit for more information. 

AfroBeats, Hip Hop, Dancehall and Soca are the order of the night at Barcode (1101 17th St., N.W.) at 9 p.m. All are invited to celebrate a diverse club experience with an international mix of music. Tickets are available at on

Rewind: Request Line with D.J. Darryl Strickland is tonight at 9 p.m. at the Green Lantern (1335 Green Court, N.W.). Featuring video hits of the ‘80s and ‘90s. No cover. Visit for more information on this and other events. 

The Planet: A Dance Party for the L Word is tonight at 11 p.m. at the DC9 (1940 9th St., N.W.). Music and dance to celebrate the return of “The L Word.” Tickets start at $5 at

Sunday, Dec. 8

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation 2019 World AIDS Day Concert is tonight from 5-9 p.m. at Saint Yves (1220 Connecticut Ave., N.W.). Food and drinks will be served during this commemoration for those lost and a promise to continue the fight. Register for free tickets on

Partners of Transmasculine Folx hosted by the D.C. Area Transmasculine Society meets today from 5-7 p.m. at Whitman-Walker Health (1525 14th St., N.W.). A participant-led group discussion for the friends and significant others of those assigned female at birth. For more information visit

ZooLights continues tonight 5-9 p.m. at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute (3001 Connecticut Ave., N.W.). This free event features live music performances, food and holiday shopping. New this year are dozens of large, glowing animal lanterns. More information at national

The Human Rights Campaign of Greater Washington screens the premier of “The L Word: Generation Q” at A League of Her Own (2319 18th St., N.W.) tonight from 6-9 p.m. Admission is free. RSVP to watch the return of this critically acclaimed series at

Singer-songwriter Vienna Teng performs at The Hamilton Live (600 14th St., N.W.) tonight at 7 p.m. This straight artist’s songs “Inland Territory” and “City Hall” have been embraced by the LGBTQ community for their romantic queer themes. Tickets start at $28.75 on

Monday, Dec. 9

Coffee and Conversation for Older LGBT Adults is today from 10 a.m.-noon at the D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W., Suite 105). Older LGBT and friends are welcome to enjoy friendly conversation and a free cup of coffee in the D.C. Center lounge. Visit the center’s Facebook page for more information.

Wicked Bloom Mondays continues from 5-10 p.m. tonight at Wicket Bloom (1540 North Capitol St., N.W.). DJ Mim spins music to liven up your post-holiday Monday. For more information on the venue, visit

Whitman-Walker’s Community Volunteer Night is tonight from 6-8 p.m. at Whitman-Walker Health (1525 14th St., N.W., 6th floor). Volunteers are invited to help assemble STI self-testing kits with health center staff. For more information or to RSVP, email [email protected]

Fake President: Conversation with Ralph Nader, Mark Green and Andy Shallal is tonight at 6 p.m. at Busboys and Poets (2012 14th St., N.W.). Nader and Green, both leading consumer advocates, discuss their new book about Trump. More information on

Tuesday, Dec. 10

Happy Hour and Bingo for Rainbow Youth Alliance is tonight from 6-10 p.m. at Nellie’s Sports Bar (900 U St., N.W.) Have a drink and play drag bingo to support LGBTQ youth. All are welcome. Visit for more information on this and other events. 

Cher’s “Here We Go Again” Tour is tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Capital One Arena (601 F St., N.W.). Joining this legendary entertainer are special guests Nile Rodgers & Chic, known for hits such as “Le Freak” and “Good Times.” Tickets start at $29.95 on Ticketmaster.

Busboys and Poets Open Mic Night is tonight from 9-11 p.m. at Busboys and Poets (2012 14th St., N.W.). A diverse chorus of voices deliver the unexpected. $5 cover. Visit for more information. 

Wednesday, Dec. 11

The Transmasculine and Nonbinary Social Hour hosted by the D.C. Area Transmasculine Society is tonight from 6-9 p.m. at Red Bear Brewing (209 M St., N.E.). Friends and partners are welcome when accompanied by someone transmasculine to this 17-and-up event. More information at

The Big Gay Book Group meets tonight at 7 p.m. at 1800 K St., N.W., Suite 1800. Tonight’s book is Andre Aciman’s “Find Me,” the sequel to the bestseller “Call Me by Your Name.” Email [email protected] to RSVP. Newcomers welcome. 

The Lambda Bridge Club meets at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Dignity Center (721 8th St., S.E.) for duplicate bridge. No reservations needed, newcomers welcome. Phone 202-841-0279 if you need a partner.

Lez Read meets tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Politics and Prose coffeehouse (5015 Connecticut Ave., N.W.). This group reads a wide selection of fiction and nonfiction books on lesbian and queer themes written by lesbian or queer-identified authors. For questions on the selection, email [email protected].

Thursday, Dec. 12

Thirst Trap Thursdays hosted by Venus Valhalla is tonight at Pitchers (2317 18th St., N.W.) at 11 p.m. Cocktails and music while drag artists entertain. Show starts at 11. Visit for more information. 

Single Tingle: A Singles Happy Hour for LGBTQ Womxn is tonight at XX+ Crostino (1926 9th St., N.W.). Happy hour until 7 p.m., specialty cocktails until 8. A space dedicated to local LGBTQ womxn looking to mingle, mix and more. More information on

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Calendar: June 18-24

Events in the week to come



Friday, June 18

Join the National Archives and Bishopsgate Institute Special Collections and Archives as they present their LGBTQ+ archive collections virtually at 8 a.m. In this event, Vicky Iglikowski-Broad from The National Archives and Stefan Dickers from Bishopsgate will explore the different strengths of their collections, to reflect on how they can be used together to build a fuller picture of LGBTQ+ lives. Event registration is available on Eventbrite.

“DISDance, Pride Edition- Still We Dance” will be at 6:30 p.m. Join the D.C. Public Library and show your Pride by dancing with the Library’s Freegal music collections. Post a video or photo of you and your crew dancing or lip-syncing to Instagram and tag D.C. Public Library on Instagram (@dcpubliclibrary) using the tags #DCPLDanceParty and #StillWeDance. The library’s favorite videos will be shared, and crown the video with the most likes the virtual Queen of Pride. All four Pride playlists are available on Freegal with the names Still We Lead, Still We Live, Still We Laugh, and Still We Love.

Saturday, June 19

Join the DC Center for its virtual job club, 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. The event begins on Zoom at 6 p.m. For more information, email [email protected].

Sunday, June 20

Join the DC Center and the Beta Kappa Chapter of the Beta Phi Omega Sorority for a peer-led support group devoted to the joys and challenges of being a Black lesbian. You do not need to be a member of the Beta Kappa Chapter or the Beta Phi Omega Sorority in order to join, but they do ask that you either identify as a lesbian or are questioning that aspect of your identity. This event will be hosted on Zoom at 1 p.m. More details are available here.

Monday, June 21

The Center Aging Coffee Drop-In will still take place virtually at 10 a.m. via Zoom. LGBT Older Adults (and friends) are invited to have friendly conversations about current issues they might be dealing with. For more information, visit Center Aging’s webpage.

Join GenderQueer DC for 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 – this is your group. The event will be at 7 p.m. For more information, visit

Tuesday, June 22

The European Union Delegation to the United States will host “Joining Forces for LGBTI Rights Around the World” virtually at 9:30 p.m. This event is a discussion on how the international community can help advance LGBTI rights around the world and will feature panelists: Mark Bromley, chair of The Council for Global Equality, Olena Shevchenko, director of Insight, and Urooj Arshad, senior program manager of Dignity for All: LGBTIQ+ Assistance Program, Freedom House. Registration for this free event is available on Eventbrite.

“Rainbow Challah Tutorial and Discussion” will be at 5 p.m. on Zoom. All are welcome to attend this event. Challah is a type of bread traditionally baked to celebrate the Jewish sabbath. Attendees will be provided with the recipe and materials list in advance if they would like to make it at home. There will also be a discussion about food, identity, and community. For more information, email [email protected] or call 202-543-1778 x204.

Wednesday, June 23

Capital Pride Alliance and Hook Hall will host “Hooked on Capital Pride” at 2 p.m. There will be drink specials, music, and celebration of all things LGBTQ+. A portion of the proceeds from this event will support the Capital Pride Alliance and partner Pride organizations responsible for producing Youth Pride, Silver Pride DC, DC Black Pride, DC Latinx Pride, Capital AAPI Pride, and Trans Pride, through the GivePride365 Fund. Every reservation will include a bottle of Rose Bubbly, and cabana reservations will come with a bonus celebration kit! For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Join the LGBTQIA Alliance Washington National Cathedral for a free webinar featuring Billy Curtis, director, Gender Equity Resource Center UC Berkeley on Zoom at 8 p.m. Curtis is a community activist and advocate who was hired as UC Berkeley’s first full-time director for LGBT Resources in 1999. Curtis is currently the director of the university’s Gender Equity Resource Center. To register for this event, visit:

Thursday, June 24

Join the DC Public Library for a poetry reading with Micah Powell from his book “Things No One Else Wants to Say.” Micah will read from his book and join a conversation with DC’s own Regie Cabico, poet and director of Capturing Fire Press. The event will be hosted on Facebook and YouTube at 5:30 p.m. To register, visit the library’s website.

Hope in a Box will host “Books That Make Us: A Pride Month Celebration of LGBTQ+ Stories” online at 8 p.m. The event will feature a number of notable figures including Jahana Hayes, member of Congress (D-Conn.) and 2016 National Teacher of the Year, Zach Stafford, columnist for MSNBC and former editor of the Advocate. Tickets are available at:

The DC Anti-Violence Program will have an open meeting via Zoom at 7 p.m. At this meeting, there will be opportunities to learn more and get involved in lessening violence both within and directed toward the LGBT communities. To access the Zoom link, email [email protected].

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Blade live chat with ‘Real Housewives’ author Moylan

Interview to ‘spill the tea’ on all aspects of hit Bravo franchise



Join the Washington Blade for a live interview with Brian Moylan, a former Blade staffer and author of the new book “The Housewives: The Real Story Behind the Real Housewives.” The book explores the origins and ongoing popularity of the franchise. Moylan will be interviewed by his former boss, Blade editor Kevin Naff. The two promise to “spill the tea” Housewives-style about all aspects of the hit Bravo franchise, including whether or not the shows are scripted and just how controlling Bravo is when it comes to marketing the Housewives.

The interview will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 24 and will stream on all Blade social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. The interview will be uploaded to Instagram after it concludes.

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SAAM celebrates drag culture, American art

Virtual bingo night hosted by KC B. Yoncé



The Smithsonian American Art Museum will host “Virtual Drag Queen Art Bingo Night” on Friday, June 18 at 7 p.m. The event will be hosted by DC drag diva KC B. Yoncé.

Event attendees are encouraged to register now and request 1 to 4 printable bingo cards featuring artwork by American artists who are part of the LGBTQ+ community.

D.C.-area registrants are eligible to get 10% off Red Bear Brewing’s official 2021 Pride Helles lager, Smash Me With A House. This offer is available for pick up only while supplies last. Must be 21+ with proper ID and show SAAM coupon to Red Bear Brewing staff to apply the discount.

For more information, visit the museum’s website.

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