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Queer-centric classes start next week

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Queer Tango classes begin Monday, Feb. 3 from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Green Lantern (1335 Green Court N.W.). The cost is $120 for this month-long series.

Tango Mercurio presents this comprehensive introduction on Mondays from Feb. 3-March 9. Roles are fluid as participants learn from both sides of the embrace. No prior dance experience is needed. Dancers are encouraged to wear leather-soled shoes or other types of footwear that allows the foot to slide upon the floor.

Visit tangomercurio.org and look for the Queer Tango course for details. 

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Sophie B. Hawkins to host intimate album release

Platinum-selling artist to perform at The Hamilton

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Sophie B. Hawkins (Blade file photo by Joey DiGuglielmo)

Platinum-selling artist Sophie B. Hawkins will perform at an intimate album release show on Saturday, April 1 at 8 p.m. at The Hamilton. The event is to celebrate her long-awaited seventh studio album “Free Myself.”

Free Myself sees the trailblazing artist take her power back and embark on a new creative chapter while reflecting on her revolutionary career. Hawkins’ songs have been previously featured in cultural touchstone TV shows and films such as “Stranger Things,” “Euphoria,” “Ozark,” and many others.

Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased on The Hamilton’s website.

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Welcome spring with a dance class

‘Bachata Basics’ held at A League of Her Own

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“Bachata Basics at ALOHO Reggaeton Night” will take place on Friday, March 17 at 8:30 p.m. at A League of Her Own.

This event is an opportunity to learn bachata in a queer-friendly space while meeting new people and connecting with friends. 

Tickets are $15 and also include one drink. For more information, visit Eventbrite

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Rehoboth author Will Freshwater to hold book signing

Excerpts from ‘The Light Reflected,”The Dark Horse’ to be discussed

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Meet local author Will Freshwater on March 25 in Rehoboth Beach.

Will Freshwater, an author based in Rehoboth Beach, will hold a book reading and signing event on Saturday, March 25, 5-7 p.m. at The Pines (56 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, Del.).

There will be a short reading from each of Freshwater’s three books, including an excerpt from “The Dark Horse” the third book in his Provincetown series that has yet to be published. His most recent book is “The Light Reflected,” which Kirkus praises as, “A sexy, poignant gay love story about men from different sides of the wharf.”

The event will include a Q&A with the audience facilitated by Washington Blade Editor Kevin Naff. Registration is required at thepinesrb.com

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