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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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Want to meet other queer individuals over some drag?

‘Everyone Welcome’ free variety show scheduled for Sunday



(Washington Blade file photo by Damien Salas)

Mixxed/Be You will host “Everyone Welcome Drag Variety Show” on Sunday, April 7 at 4 p.m. at Be You Social (2427 18th Street, N.W.).

This will be a night of fabulous performances and entertainment. Guests should come prepared to experience the magic of drag in person and celebrate diversity and inclusivity. 

This event is open to everyone and is free of charge. More details are available on Eventbrite.

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Calendar: April 5-11

LGBTQ events in the days to come



Friday, April 5

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Happy Hour” 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, April 6

LGBTQ People of Color Support Group will be at 1 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 the strives to be safe and judgement free. 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, April 7

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+ FunDay Social” at 3 p.m. at Moxie DC. This event is ideal for making meaningful new connections and community building or just to unwind and enjoy extended happy hour. Attendance is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

Monday, April 8

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, April 9

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.

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

Wednesday, April 10

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

Thursday, April 11

The DC Center’s Fresh Produce Program will be held all day at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. To be more fair with who is receiving boxes, the program is moving to a lottery system. 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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Washington Wizards to host Pride night

Seasons of Love ensemble to perform



Wizards Pride Night is Friday. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The Wizards are celebrating “Pride Night” on Friday, March 29.

Each purchase includes discounted tickets to the Wizards vs. Pistons game and an exclusive Pride Night belt bag. The night will be full of Pride celebrations and a National Anthem performance from Seasons of Love, an ensemble of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C.

Tickets are available on the Wizards’ website

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