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Calendar: Jan. 31-Feb. 6

Shows, parties and events in the week to come

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Wig Night Out is on Saturday at Pitchers. (Washington Blade file photo by Wyatt Reid Westlund)

Friday, Jan. 31

Lesbian and Bisexual Women Speed Dating hosted by Professionals in the City is tonight at 7 p.m. at Nellie’s Sports Bar (900 U St., N.W.). Tickets are $30 on Eventbrite.

LezLink DinnerD8: Masc for Fem is tonight at 8:30 p.m. at O-Ku Sushi D.C. (1274 5th St., N.E.). This event hosted by the LezLink Singles Club is for feminine womxn interested in dating masculine womxn aged 40-50. Tickets are $10 on Eventbrite.

ASL Poetry & Sign Songs 2020 is tonight at 9 p.m. at Busboys and Poets (450 K St., N.W.). $5 admission is free to the first five performers. All are invited to this ability-inclusive event. For more information, visit facebook.com/ASLpoetry

An Underwear Dance Party presented by The Imperial Court of Washington is tonight at 10 p.m. at the Green Lantern (1335 Green Ct., N.W.). This event has a $5 cover and features music by Alpha & Omega, DJ Phoenix Rise and UltraPup. For more information, visit greenlanterndc.com.

Saturday, Feb. 1

A Transversations Brunch is today from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W.). This free event is open to all LGBTQ people and allies who would like to learn more about transgender men. Visit Eventbrite for tickets and information.

A Chinese New Year Family Celebration hosted by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery (800 G St., N.W.) is today from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Cultural performances including Chinese ribbon dancing and an interactive magic show are a part of this free event. For details visit americanart.si.edu.

The Birth of a Dik, drag performer Desiree Dik’s birthday roast, is tonight at 9 p.m. at Red Bear Brewing (209 M St., N.E.). Queer artists perform as the birthday queen with Geneva Confection playing Roast Master. Visit redbear.beer for more information.

It’s Wig Night Out tonight at 9 p.m. at Pitchers (2317 18th St., N.W.). The D.C. chapter of the Supreme Wig Council celebrates its 10th anniversary and continued partnerships with Whitman-Walker, Casa Ruby and the Point Foundation. There is no cover but a $10 donation is encouraged. Visit pitchersbardc.com for more information. 

AVALON Saturdays and 0ft Away present Celebrating the Life of Sung Kim, a charitable dance party honoring the recently deceased gay entrepreneur, tonight at 10 p.m. at Soundcheck (1420 K St., N.W.). A majority of the proceeds will be donated to StartOut, an organization dedicated to diversity in business. General admission tickets are $20 on Eventbrite.

Hummer D.C. featuring DJ Phoenix Rise is tonight at 10 p.m. at the D.C. Eagle (3701 Benning Rd., N.E.). Admission is $25. For more information, visit dceagle.com

Sunday, Feb. 2

Groundhog Day at Dupont Circle Park is today at 8:30 a.m. Potomac Phil, the National Groundhog, will make their famous weather prediction accompanied by live accordion music, polka dancers, a puppet show, VIP celebrities and more. Visit dupontfestival.org for more information. 

It’s Free Community Day at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (1250 New York Ave., N.W.). Starting at 1 p.m. is “Fierce Women,” a free tour highlighting women artists, activists and innovators. For more information, visit nmwa.org

The Hot Lips Drag Brunch hosted by The Imperial Court of Washington is today from noon-3 p.m. at The Ugly Mug (723 8th St., S.E.). Tickets are $40 and include one brunch cocktail, one brunch dish and drag entertainment. Proceeds benefit the court. Tickets and information are available on Eventbrite.

The D.C. Dyke March 2020 initial planning meeting is today from 2-4 p.m. at the Shaw Library (1630 7th St., N.W.). Participants are invited to this first planning meeting of 2020 for the upcoming Pride season. For more information, visit dcdykemarch.com and Facebook events. 

Super Drag Sunday is tonight at 6 p.m. at Shaw’s Tavern (520 Florida Ave., N.W.). A drag show featuring Kristina Kelly will perform during the Super Bowl halftime show while the game airs on the venue’s multiple screens. RSVP at [email protected]

Latin Night is tonight at 9 p.m. at the Dupont Italian Kitchen (1637 17th St., N.W.). Drag divas perform to Latin music all night with host Sylvanna Duvel. Visit dupontitaliankitchen.com and Facebook events for more information. 

Monday, Feb. 3

Queer Tango presented by Tango Mercurio is tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Green Lantern (1335 Green Ct., N.W.). This series runs until Mar. 9 with instructor Olga Liapis-Muzzy. Visit greenlanterndc.com for details. 

Underground Railroad Tours celebrates Black History Month with an African American & Black Art History Tour at the National Portrait Gallery (8th and F St., N.W.) from 4:45-6:45 p.m. This tour features the official portraits of the Obamas. Tickets are $10 on Eventbrite and benefit nonprofit community programming.

Good as Gold: Fashioning Senegalese Women is today from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the National Museum of African Art (950 Independence Ave., S.W.). This collection displays the Wolof concept of dressing up and feeling good as a sense of power and identity. For more information, visit africa.si.edu

Tuesday, Feb. 4

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs tonight at the Kennedy Center (2700 F St., N.W.) at 7 p.m. Performances include Ailey’s signature classic “Revelations” as part of the Afrocentric dance event. Tickets start at $49 at kennedy-center.org

D.C. Gaymers hosts a Pokemon Slash and Bash Tournament tonight at 7 p.m. at the Uproar Lounge (639 Florida Ave., N.W.). Tournament consists of 3v3 singles. Other tabletop games such as Uno, Battleship and more will be available as well. More information is available at uproarlounge.com

Wednesday, Feb. 5

The LGBTQ Victory Fund hosts the National Brunch 2020 Table Captain Happy Hour at its headquarters (1225 I St., N.W., Suite 525) today at 5:30 p.m. This event provides an opportunity to meet the team and network with local elected officials. Visit victoryfund.org for more information. 

BOOKMEN D.C., an informal men’s gay-literature group, discusses the Randy Shilts HIV/AIDS classic “And the Band Played On” tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Cleveland Park Library (3310 Connecticut Ave., N.W.). All are welcome. For more information, visit bookmendc.blogspot.com

It’s Market Crash: LGBTQ Night at The Big Board (421 H St., N.E.) at 9 p.m. There is no cover for this all-inclusive event. Visit thebigboarddc.com for more information. 

Thursday, Feb. 6

Queer/Trans/Nonbinary Yoga is this evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Lamont Dharma House (1717 Lamont St., N.W.). This event is a safe space for those who identify outside of traditional boundaries and do not feel comfortable in a yoga studio. All are welcome to pay what they can. Visit Facebook events for details.

Diane Keaton shares intimate details of life with her troubled, alcoholic brother Randy in her new book “Brother & Sister” at a book signing event at Sixth & I (600 I St., N.W.) tonight at 7 p.m. The Oscar-winning actress discusses the ravages of mental illness on a family through Randy’s own writing and art. Tickets are $40 on Eventbrite.

D.C. Lambda Squares holds its club night tonight (and every Thursday) at 7:30 p.m. at National City Christian Church (5 Thomas Circle). Details at dclambdasquares.org.

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Film about queer icon to premiere in Virginia

‘Slayed: The Untold Story’ playing at Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse

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The film premiere of “Slayed: The Untold Story” will be on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. at Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse.

The film is a riveting documentary that charts the audacious journey of Kai ‘Stud Slayer’ Brown, a fearless queer icon who shattered taboos about Black masculine women in an unforgiving era.

Following the screening there will be a discussion panel and question and answer session. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased on Eventbrite

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Gay Men’s Chorus is here with Christmas cheer

Holiday singalong held at Hotel Zena

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The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington will host a holiday singalong on Tuesday, Dec. 12. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington will host a holiday singalong on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 5 p.m. at Hotel Zena. 

The event will begin with drinks in the Hotel Zena bar followed by the singalong. Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.

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Calendar: December 8-14

LGBTQ events in the days to come

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Friday, December 8

“Center Aging Friday Tea Time” will be at 12 p.m. on Zoom. This is a social hour for older LGBTQ adults. For more information, contact [email protected].  

Women in their Twenties and Thirties will be at 8 p.m. on Zoom. This is a social discussion group for queer women in the Washington, D.C. area. For more information, join WiTT’s closed Facebook group.

Saturday, December 9

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Brunch” at 11 a.m. at Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant. Guests are encouraged to come enjoy brunch with other LGBTQ+ folk. Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

“Dynamic Lesbians Ugly Sweater Party” will be at 5 p.m. at Kiki. Guests should come ready to rock their ugliest sweater for a night of dynamic fun, laughter, and fabulousness. This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite

Sunday, December 10

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Happy Hour” at 6 p.m. at Clare & Don’s Beach Shack. This event will be a fun happy hour with other LGBTQ folk. Admission 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, December 11

Center Aging Monday Coffee and Conversation will be at 10 a.m. on Zoom. LGBT Older Adults — and friends — are invited to enjoy friendly conversations and to discuss any issues you might be dealing with. For more information, visit the Center Aging’s Facebook or Twitter

Tuesday, December 12

Coming Out Discussion Group will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This event is a safe space to share experiences about coming out and discuss topics as it relates to doing so. For more details, visit Facebook

Trans Support Group will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This group is intended to provide emotionally and physically safe space for trans* 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, December 13

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 thedccenter.org/careers.

Thursday, December 14

Virtual Yoga Class with Charles M. will be at 12 p.m. online. This is a weekly class focusing on yoga, breathwork, and meditation. Guests are encouraged to RSVP on the DC Center’s website, providing your name, email address, and zip code, along with any questions you may have. A link to the event will be sent at 6 p.m. the day before.

The DC Center’s Fresh Produce Program will be held all day at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. People will be informed on Wednesday at 5 p.m. if they are picked to receive a produce box. No proof of residency or income is required. For more information, email [email protected] or call 202-682-2245.

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