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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

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

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

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 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 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

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 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

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 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 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 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

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

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

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 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

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 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

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Ryan McClure to lead LGBTQ jam

Participants to collaborate in improv event



Improv artist Ryan McClure will lead a jam for LGBTQ improvisers on Saturday, Jan. 29 at 3 p.m. at the Washington Improv Theater. 

This event is a fun, low-stress environment where guests can connect and engage with fellow improvisers in a supportive environment. Jams are a great place to be silly, practice a skill, and/or connect with new and old friends over the collaborative world of yes-and.

Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.

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CAKE Society Co to host community planning meeting

Networking, strategizing event to be held at Shaw Neighborhood Library



Nonprofit organization CAKE Society Co will host a LGBTQ community planning meeting on Thursday, Feb. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at Shaw Neighborhood Library.

This event will teach guests how to support the LGBTQ community through events and initiatives centered around social equity, justice, and activism. There will be discussions about how to make a positive impact on the LGBTQ community and how to work through community building and partnerships.

For more event details, visit Eventbrite.

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International Women Club set for Jan. 24

Event at National Harbor



International Women United Organizer will host “Multicultural International Women Club” on Monday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. at National Harbor.

The goal of this event is to bring together women from different countries and cultures for friendship, support and community. Guests will get to share interesting facts about their country, talk about their culture, values, styles, and differences with others while learning from others and making friends from all over the globe. Those who speak English as a second language are welcome to attend.

This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

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