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Calendar: Jan 10-16

Parties, concerts and events in the week to come



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Monet Dupree performs in ‘Freddie’s Follies.’ The Follies Drag Show is on Saturday at Freddie’s Beach Bar & Grill in Arlington, Va. (Washington Blade file photo by Hugh Clarke)

Friday, Jan. 10

Diana Ross sings her greatest hits with the National Symphony Orchestra tonight at 8 p.m at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (2700 F St., N.W.). This legendary performer and Kennedy Center honoree performs hits spanning her award-winning career. Tickets start at $39 at

The LezLink Dinner D8 is tonight at 8:30 p.m. at O-Ku Sushi (1274 5th St., N.E.). Tickets are $10. This event is for womxn who identify as masculine of center and seek femme-identified womxn partners. Details and information are available on Eventbrite and Facebook events. 

Queer artist Meshell Ndegeocello performs “Exploration Through Geographical Memories”  tonight at 8 p.m. at Blues Alley (1073 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.). Also featured are performers Federico Pena, Gene Lake and Taurus Mateen. Tickets are $50 on

Daddy Night is tonight at Uproar Lounge (639 Florida Ave., N.W.) at 10 p.m. There is no cover for this 21-and-over party, with select complimentary drinks until midnight and a free shot of Captain Morgan for the shirtless and daring. More information is available at

Saturday, Jan. 11

HIPS Volunteer Orientation is today from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at HIPS (906 H St., N.E.). Submit an application prior to attending online. More information is available at

The Washington Scandals Roast is tonight from 6-8 p.m. at Pitchers (2317 18th St., N.W.). The team will roast team captain Jacob Tharp before the military ships him off. For more information, visit and Facebook events. 

Freddie’s Follies Drag Show is tonight at 8 p.m. at Freddie’s Beach Bar (555 23rd St., S, Arlington, Va.).  Showtime is at 8 p.m. and karaoke begins at 10. Visit for details. 

Kinetic presented by Avalon Saturdays and D.C. Takeover featuring DJ Rodolfo Bravat is tonight at 10 p.m. at Soundcheck (1420 K St., N.W.). General admission tickets are $20 and include $4 Absolut drinks from 10-midnight. Visit for more information. 

Freeballers is tonight at 10 p.m. at Green Lantern (1335 Green Ct., N.W.). This pre-MAL dance party runs all night and features club hits from the past and present. For more information, visit

Sunday, Jan. 12

Free Queer Tango Practica hosted by Tango Mercurio is today from 2-5 p.m. at The Line Hotel Community Center (1770 Euclid St., N.W.). There will be a brief introduction class at 2 p.m. followed by practice time until 5.. Visit for more information. 

Queer Yoga with Kyle Grant is today at Dragon’s Breath Yoga (3423 14th St., N.W.) from 2-4 p.m. There will be 90 minutes of yoga, snacks and time to meet new people. Cost is $10. Visit for more information. 

The Queer-Fetish-Fashion Yard Sale hosted by Pussy Noir is today from 2-6 p.m. at Trade (1410 14th St., N.W.). This MAL pre-event focuses on queer fetish fashion items. More details are available on Facebook events. 

The annual No Pants Subway Ride is today from 3-7 p.m. starting at Hancock Park (800 C St., S.W.). Hosted by Cupidfit and Capital Improv, the group will ride the D.C. Metro sans pants in a celebration of silliness. The subway ride is from 3-5 p.m. with a pants-optional after party from 5-7 p.m. at Sudhouse near the U Street station. For details and information, visit

“Women, Social Media and Dissent in Iran” is a talk hosted by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art (1050 Independence Ave., S.W.) today from 4-5 p.m. Scholar Layla Hashemi discusses the use of social media to challenge gender-based discrimination in Iran. For more information, visit

Monday, Jan. 13

Showtunes and Cocktails is tonight from 7-9:30 p.m. at Beacon Bar and Grill (1615 Rhode Island Ave., N.W.) This is a monthly event hosted by pianist Glenn Pearson. 

The Coven D.C. party for queer womxn is tonight at 10 p.m. at Ten Tigers Parlour (3813 Georgia Ave., N.W.). For more information, visit 

Tuesday, Jan. 14

Women’s March Poster Making is tonight from 5-9 p.m. on the George Washington University Campus (2121 H St., N.W.). March on the Campus GWU hosts a night of poster making and discussion in preparation for the 2020 Women’s March. Art supplies and posters are provided. Visit for more information. 

“My Fair Lady” continues its run tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. (2700 F St., N.W.). Tickets start at $39 for this classic tale of Eliza Doolittle and notions about what makes a “proper lady.” Tickets are available at

Wednesday, Jan. 15

Market Crash: Leather Edition is tonight at 9 p.m. at The Big Board (421 H St., N.E.). This MAL “pre-game” event is a special LGBTQ, leather-encouraged dance party. For more information, visit and Facebook events. 

Rock N Roll Karaoke with host Andrew Herndon is tonight at 9 p.m. at Slash Run (201 Upshur St., N.W.). Punk and rock music highlight this event and set the stage for MAL weekend. Visit for more information. 

Thursday, Jan. 16

Sondra Sun-Odeon performs her haunting rock ballads tonight at 8 p.m. at Slash Run (201 Upshur St., N.W.). Visit and Facebook events for details. 

Shen Yun Performing Arts, a classical Chinese dance presentation,opens today at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts (4373 Mason Pond Dr., Fairfax, Va.) at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $80 and are available at


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Orioles to host Pride night on June 27

Baltimore faces off against reigning World Series champion



The Baltimore Orioles host the annual Pride night Thursday, June 27. (Washington Blade file photo by Kevin Majoros)

The Baltimore Orioles will host “LGBTQ+ Pride Night” on Thursday, June 27. There will be a live DJ at Legends Park before the 6:35 p.m. game against the reigning World Series champion Texas Rangers.

The event, co-sponsored by the Washington Blade, will feature Pride-themed activities such as Pride face painting, a 360 photo booth, Pride temporary tattoos, and more. All these events will be in the Bullpen Picnic Area. In addition, the first 10,000 attendees receive a free Pride jersey.

For more details, visit the Orioles’ website

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Calendar: June 21-27

LGBTQ events in the days to come



Friday, June 21

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 information, email [email protected]

“LGBTQ+ Pride Comedy Series” will be at 8:30 p.m. at DC Comedy Clubhouse. Get ready to celebrate love, diversity and unity through comedy. Tickets cost $15 and are available on Eventbrite.

Saturday, June 22

Go Gay DC will host “Pride Month Brunch” at 11 a.m. at Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant. 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.

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Pride Month Social in the City” at 7 p.m. at Hotel Zena. Attendance is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

Sunday, June 23

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Pride Month Funday Social and Games” at 3 p.m. at Moxy. There will be monopoly, chess, checkers, Jenga and many other games. Attendance is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

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

Monday, June 24

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]

“Queer Book Club” will be at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. This month’s reading is “Glitter + Ashes: Queer Tales of a World that Wouldn’t Die.” For more details, email [email protected]

Tuesday, June 25

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.

Coming Out Discussion Group will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This is a peer-facilitated discussion group and a safe space to share experiences about coming out and discuss topics as it relates to doing so. For more details, visit the group’s Facebook page. 

Wednesday, June 26

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, June 27

The DC Center’s Fresh Produce Program will be held all day at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. 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, breathwork, and meditation. For more details, visit the DC Center for the LGBT Community’s website.

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Get ready for Baltimore Pride

Events scheduled throughout weekend



Baltimore Pride Parade (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Baltimore Pride begins this weekend on Friday, June 14 in the heart of the city.

There will be a variety of events, the main ones being Mt. Vernon Pride on June 14 at 2 p.m. on the 200 Block of W. Read St., the Parade and Block Party on Saturday, June 15 at 3 p.m. on N. Charles St., and Pride in the Park on Sunday, June 15 at 3 p.m. at Druid Hill Park.

For more event details, visit Baltimore Pride’s website

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