January 9, 2020 at 9:43 pm EST | by Philip Van Slooten
Calendar: Jan 10-16
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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 kennedy-center.org

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 bluesalleylive.com.

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 uproarlounge.com

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 hips.org

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 scandalsrfc.org 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 freddiesbeachbar.com 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 dougiemeyerpresents.com 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 greenlanterndc.com

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 tangomercurio.org 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 clients.midbodyonline.com 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 improveverywhere.com

“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 asia.si.edu

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 facebook.com./thecovendc. 

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 marchonthecampus.org 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 kennedy-center.org

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 thebigboarddc.com 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 slashrun.com 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 slashrun.com 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 fxva.com

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