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Calendar: March 13-19

Viewings, concerts, parties and events in the week to come



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The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington performs its new show ‘Genderosity’ this Saturday (at 8 p.m.) and Sunday (at 3 p.m.). (Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Friday, March 13

Color Me Womxn hosted by Real Talk D.C. and Whitman-Walker Health is today at 5 p.m. at the Congress Heights Arts and Culture Center (3200 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., S.E.). This event is an art show in honor of National Womxn and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Visit for more information. 

The Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art (1050 Independence Ave., S.W.) screens “Vive L’Amour” by Tsai Ming-liang tonight at 7 p.m. This film explores the erotic longing of a harried real estate broker, her street vendor lover and an eccentric loner in this often-silent film. For more information on this free event, visit

An Evening at the Embassy of Ethiopia (3506 International Drive, N.W.) features a live Ethiopian dance presentation as well as art displays, an open bar, a buffet and an evening of dancing to a DJ spinning modern hits. Tickets for this 8 p.m. event are $59 on

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 12 Viewing Party with JaxKnife is tonight at 8 p.m. at TRADE (1410 14th St., N.W.). This event features games, free drinks and music by Wess the DJ. Visit for more information. 

GLO underwear dance party returns tonight at 10 p.m. to the Green Lantern (1335 Green Ct., N.W.). Admission is $5 and includes a free clothes check. Resident DJs Phoenix Rise and Jake Maxwell (UltraPup) spin tunes for this all-night event. For details on this and other events, visit

Friday the 13 at TRADE kicks off at 10 p.m. Hosted by Jane Saw, this event features entertainment by Pussy Noir, JaxKnife and music by Dvonne. For more information, visit

Desiree Dik’s: OddBall March Madness is 10 p.m. tonight at Slash Run (201 Upshur St., N.W.). Creative queer artists perform during this Friday the 13th show hosted by Desiree Dik. There is a $5 cover for this event. For details, visit

The Birds of Prey Drag Show and Dance Party hosted by the D.C. Eagle (3701 Benning Rd., N.E.) is tonight at 10 p.m. Free tickets are available on Eventbrite. 

It’s Daddy Night at UPROAR Lounge (639 Florida Ave., N.W.) tonight at 10 p.m. There is no cover charge for this 21-and-over event. Visit for more information. 

Saturday, March 14

Made by aSHE: a MakeHER Marketplace and FundraisHER is today from noon-6 p.m. at the Eaton D.C. (1201 K St., N.W.). Tickets start at $25. This event is designed to be women-centered, relaxing and celebratory shopping experience. For tickets and information, visit

A Love Letter to “Hairspray” is today at 2 p.m. at JR.’s bar (1519 17th St., N.W.). Local LGBTQ performers including Geneva Confection, Vagenesis, Citrine and more come together to celebrate this classic musical. Visit and its Facebook event page for more information. 

The Gay Men’s Chorus performs “Genderosity” at the Lincoln Theatre (1215 U St., N.W.) tonight at 8 p.m. This glamrock performance features over-the-top costumes, dancers and more in a musical celebration of gender expression. The show will also be performed Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets start at $25 on

The Saint Patrick’s Day “Lucky You” Underwear Party is tonight at 9:30 p.m. at UPROAR Lounge (639 Florida Ave., N.W.). The Highwaymen TNT host a night of green-themed leather, underwear and drinks. For more information, visit and the event’s Facebook page. 

Deviant Events (1348 H St., N.E.) hosts a circuit party tonight at 10 p.m. Deviant is a body-positive nightlife experience for and by queer people of color. Harnesses, crop tops and other scandalous dress are encouraged. Tickets are $30 on Eventbrite.

The Planet: L Word Dance Party is tonight at 11 p.m. at the DC9 (1940 9th St., N.W.). General admission tickets are $5 on Eventbrite. DJ Magic at this 21-and-up event. Visit for details.

Sunday, March 15

What’s the Tea? A Celebration in Honor of Black Women is today from 1-3 p.m. at Lady Camellia (3261 Prospect St., N.W.). Tickets start at $35 on Eventbrite. This event hosted by the Garden Collective celebrates stories of success featuring black women during tea at elegantly decorated tables. For more information, email [email protected]

A screening of Netflix’s limited series “Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker” is today at 2 p.m. at the National Portrait Gallery (8th and F streets, N.W.). The first episode will be followed by a panel discussion on Walker’s fight for social change. Walker’s 1914 portrait will be on display as well. For more information on this free event, visit

CO/OP presents Sunday Service benefiting Ba’Naka today at 4 p.m. at Service Bar (928 U St., N.W.). This kickoff event is for one of D.C.’s own drag performers currently recovering in ICU. Guests are encouraged to wear a wig while helping to pay her medical expenses. Visit for venue information. 

Dinner N Drag is tonight at 8 p.m. at Shaw’s Tavern (520 Florida Ave., N.W.). Kristina Kelly and a cast of drag artists perform. Email [email protected] to reserve a table. 

Monday, March 16

The MOTH D.C. StorySlam: Celebration is tonight at 8:30 p.m. at City Winery (1350 Okie St., N.E.). Participants are to prepare a five-minute story about festivities to include anything from Coming Out to a graduation party. Tickets are $15 on

Tuesday, March 17

HIPS Volunteer Open House is tonight at 6 p.m. at the HIPS office (906 H St., N.E.). The public is invited to bring a friend and a snack or just make a donation. For more information, visit

St. Pat’s Drag Bingo is tonight at 7 p.m. at Nellie’s Sports Bar (900 U St., N.W.). This Casa Ruby Fundraiser features Brooklyn Heights and Sasha Adams performing as well as drink specials and a 50/50 raffle. More information is available at

The Queer Caucus Happy Hour hosted by the Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists of America is today at 7 p.m. at Red Bear Brewing (209 M St., N.E.). All queer, trans and nonbinary folks and their allies are invited. Visit for more information.

Wednesday, March 18

Team D.C. Spring SportsFest is tonight at 6 p.m. at Room and Board (1840 14th St., N.W.). There is no cover charge for this event which includes free raffles for sporting events tickets and more. For more information, visit

Trans/Nonbinary Allyship in Feminist Spaces hosted by the American University Student Government Women’s Initiative (4400 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.) is tonight at 6 p.m. This educational workshop discusses gender inclusivity with an emphasis on advocacy for transwomen. Visit for more information. 

BOOKMEN D.C., an informal men’s gay-literature group, discusses “The Collected Works of Joe Brainard” tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the D.C. Center (2000 14th St., N.W., Suite 105). All are welcome to this public event. More information is available at

Jukebox Heroes featuring Dragula’s Louisianna Purchase is tonight at 9 p.m. at JR.’s bar (1519 17th St., N.W.). The public is invited to this show which starts at 9 p.m. and runs until midnight. Visit and its Facebook event page for details. 

Thursday, March 19

LGBTQ Social in the City! Hosted by Go Gay D.C. is tonight at 7 p.m. at the Embasy Row Hotel (2015 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.). This social networking event is free to attend but registration is encouraged at

BloominGays returns to the Boundary Stone (116 Rhode Island Ave., N.W.) tonight at 9 p.m. This event promotes LGBTQ community in the Bloomingdale area with $5 drinks and a chance to meet new people. For more information, visit

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Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs screens ‘Eat With Me’

David Au’s directorial debut presented



In celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, The Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs, DC Public Library, and the Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs host a screening of “Eat With Me” for May’s #DCQueerFlix on May 14, beginning at 6 p.m.

“Eat With Me,” David Au’s directorial debut, features the story of a mother and her gay son learning to reconnect while trying to keep their business afloat. The film offers a novel take on love, life, and food in the center of Los Angeles.

“Eat With Me” will be available on the Kanopy streaming service and is free for D.C. library patrons.

To register for this virtual event, visit the Eventbrite page.

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Virtual panel tackles Va. trans student policies

Equality Virginia event to dissect VDOE guidance



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Equality Virginia hosts a virtual panel focused on dissecting the Virginia Department of Education’s (VDOE) newly released guidance concerning the treatment of transgender and non-binary youth in schools. This event will be on May 12 at 6 p.m.

Perspectives from LGBTQ youth, parents, legal experts, and community leaders will be shared to shed light on VDOE’s new policies set to go into effect during the 2021-2022 school year.

Event registration is available here.

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DC Asian Coalition centers stories of activism in DMV

Event commemorates API Heritage Month



The Friendship Archway in D.C.'s Chinatown.

To commemorate Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Act to Change, AQUA DC, and the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Program join forces for a free virtual event that highlights stories of Asian American history and activism in the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area on May 11 at 7 p.m.

The event will include discussions about the rise and fall of D.C.’s Chinatown, student activism that demanded Asian American studies at the University of Maryland, and intersections with other social movements.

Local Asian American community leaders and advocates will share anecdotes of their experiences and how their work persists today. Audience members will also be invited to participate as well.

To register, visit the Facebook event page.

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