February 27, 2020 at 3:13 pm EST | by Philip Van Slooten
Calendar: Feb. 28-March 5
gay events dc, gay news, Washington Blade
Nicki Minaj (right) joins (from left) Michelle Visage, RuPaul and Carson Kressley at the judge’s table for the season 12 premiere of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race.’ Several watch parties are planned in the region tonight. (Photo courtesy VH1)

Friday, Feb. 28

The “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season 12 opener watch party hosted by The Dirty Goose (913 U St., N.W.) is tonight at 7:30 p.m. Host Shirley Gaye performs and all drinks are half off until 9 p.m. Details are available at thedirtygoosedc.com.

The “RuPaul’s Drag Race” viewing party is tonight at 8 p.m. at Red Bear Brewing (209 M St., N.E.). Desiree Dik hosts the season 12 event followed by a drag show. For more information, visit redbear.beer.

Nellie’s Sports Bar (900 U St., N.W.) hosts its “RuPaul Drag Race” season 12 watch party tonight at 8 p.m. There is no cover for this 21-and-over event with a DJ’ed dance party after. Visit nelliessportsbar.com for details. 

Birds of Prey Drag Show featuring special guests Akashia and Nicole Paige Brooks from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” is tonight at 10 p.m. at the D.C. Eagle (3701 Benning Road, N.E.). This public event is followed by a dance party until 3 a.m. Tickets are $10 on eventbrite.com.

Kicks and Giggles: Go Wild! Is tonight at 10 p.m. at the Green Lantern (1335 Green Ct., N.W.). There is no cover for this monthly queer underwear dance party. Visit greenlanterndc.com for details. 

It’s Daddy Night tonight at 10 p.m. at UPROAR Lounge (639 Florida Ave., N.W.). DJ Mike Babbitt mixes beats for daddies, admirers and friends. There is no cover for this event. For details, visit uproarlounge.com.

Boots & Heels,” the Maryland Institute College of Art fifth annual benefit drag show is tonight at 8 p.m. at 1601 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore. Proceeds will go to LGBTQ scholarships at the school. Miss Sue Nami, Dee Dee Dereon, Venus Faestrada, Gadfrie Arbulu and Chris Jay will perform. Tickets are $5 for MICA students, $10 general admission or $20 VIP. Look for the event on Facebook for details.

Saturday, Feb. 29

The Harriet Tubman Historical Experience hosted by A Tour of Her Own is today from 8 a.m.-7 p.m., departing from the Navy Memorial (701 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.) sharply at 8. The $140 bus trip includes lunch and a journey through Dorchester County, Md., where Tubman was born, escaped slavery and returned to free others. More information is available at atourofherown.com.

Chanellie’s Drag Brunch is today at 11 a.m. at Nellie’s Sports Bar (900 U St., N.W.). Chanel Devereaux hosts a team of drag performers during an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet. Tickets are $41.91 on eventbrite.com.

Mind-Building for Children, a children’s library event at the Embassy of Finland (3301 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.) in collaboration with the D.C. Public Library, is today from 2:30-5 p.m. This free event follows the story of Moomintroll’s growth as he explores humanity, relationships and emotions. Registration is available on eventbrite.com.

Melba Moore performs at City Winery D.C. (1350 Okie St., N.E.) tonight at 6 p.m. Tickets start at $35 to see this three-time Grammy-nominated singer and award-winning Broadway actress. Tickets and information are available at citywinery.com.

Trade (1410 14th St., N.W.) hosts QWERTY: All Black Everything tonight at 10 p.m. CTRL is throwing this special Black History Month event which has a special performance by Drag King Boi Band featuring Roman Noodle, Zillionaire and Majic Dyke. Visit Facebook events and tradebardc.com for details.

The Crew Club: The Closing Party is tonight at 11 p.m. at The Crew Club (1321 14th St., N.W.). The club closes its doors after 25 years with DJs Lemz and Aaron Riggins and special appearances by adult film stars. Visit crewclub.net for more information. 

Cie Herve KOUBI will perform its dance interpretation of “Boy’s Don’t Cry” tonight at 8 p.m. at Dance Place (3225 8th St., N.E.). The show will also be performed on Sunday at 4 p.m. Tickets are $15-30 at danceplace.org

Sunday, March 1

Harry Potter Drag Brunch hosted by Logan Stone is today at noon at St. Arnold’s (7525 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, Md.). Local drag performers bring Harry Potter characters to life during an a la carte brunch with bottomless cocktail specials. For more information, visit starnoldsdc.com and Facebook events. 

Flashy Sundaze is tonight at 4 p.m. at Flashy Sundays (645 Florida Ave., N.W.). There is no cover for this special party featuring music by TWiN and DJ Sean Morris. More information is available at facebook.com/flashydc.

Queer/Trans Fusion Dance: Bachata Night with DJ Perez is tonight at 6 p.m. at the Green Lantern (1335 Green Ct., N.W.). Lessons are $10 with an open social dance following featuring Latinx music. Free self-serve popcorn is provided. For more information, visit greenlanterndc.com and qtfusiondance.wordpress.com

AEG Presents Trixie Mattel tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Theatre (1215 U St., N.W.). Tickets are $39.50. This event features the season three “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” winner performing music and comedy backed by a live band. Tickets and information are available on eventbrite.com.

Celebrate Diversity, the A Wider Bridge and Fuente Latina Reception, is tonight at 8:15 p.m. at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mt. Vernon Place, N.W.). For free tickets and information, register at awiderbridge.org/AIPACreception

Monday, March 2

Monday Night Trivia is tonight at 7 p.m. at Red Bear Brewing (209 M St., N.E.). New host William Burlew, aka Logan Stone, curates questions from history, science, entertainment and more. Visit redbear.beer for details.

Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” will be performed tonight at 7 p.m. at the Kennedy Center (2700 F St., N.W.). The Washington Opera delivers a tale of a lover who meets his fiery fate. Tickets start at $45 at kennedy-center.org.

Queer Tango lessons continue at the Green Lantern (1335 Green Ct., N.W.) hosted by Tango Mercurio tonight at 7:30 p.m. The price is $120 for the entire series. For more information, visit greenlanterndc.com

Tuesday, March 3

Iranian storyteller Poupeh Missaghi shares her work “trans(re)lating house one” tonight at 7 p.m. at Politics and Prose at Union Market (1270 5th St., N.E.). The book uses reports and documents to tell the story of a woman’s search first for statues then for missing demonstrators in the aftermath of Iran’s 2009 elections. Visit politics-prose.com/union-market for more information on this free event. 

Michelle Wolf performs at the D.C. Improv Comedy Club (1140 Connecticut Ave., N.W.) tonight at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are $40. Wolf made headlines in 2018 as the outspoken headliner of the White House Correspondents Dinner. For tickets and information, visit dcimprov-com.

“Bandstand,” the Tony-winning Broadway musical about a young soldier rebuilding his life after WWII through friends and song, will be performed tonight at the National Theatre (1321 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $54 on thenationaldc.com.

Wednesday, March 4

The International Women’s Day Celebration with Female Ambassadors to the U.S. hosted by the Women and Politics Institute is tonight at 6 p.m. in the Abramson Family Founders Room of the SIS building (4400 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.). Represented will be the female ambassadors from Oman, Rwanda, Afghanistan and Iceland. Free tickets are available on eventbrite.com

BOOKMEN DC, an informal men’s gay literature group, discusses Felice Picano’s 1979 novel, “The Lure,” tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Cleveland Park Library (3310 Connecticut Ave., N.W.). All are welcome to attend. For more information, visit bookmendc.blogspot.com

Thursday, March 5

A Conversation with Speaker Nancy Pelosi hosted by the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service (37th & O St., N.W.) is today from 2-3 p.m. In celebration of Women’s History Month, Speaker Pelosi will discuss the impact the 19th Amendment had on history as well as the women who have influenced her. Visit politics.georgetown.edu for details. 

Phillips After 5: Wonder Women is an exhibition at the Phillips Collection (1600 21st., N.W.) today at 5 p.m. celebrating International Women’s Day. The event includes music by R&B, soul and Afro beat artist TOMMI, brews from the women-owned Denizens Brewery Company and more. Tickets are $12 at phillipscollection.org

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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