March 11, 2020 at 12:56 pm EDT | by Philip Van Slooten
Calendar: March 13-19
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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 whitman-walker.org 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 asia.si.edu

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 thingstododc.com.

“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 tradebardc.com 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 greenlanterndc.com

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 tradebardc.com

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 slashrun.com

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 uproarlounge.com 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 eventbrite.com.

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 jrsbar-dc.com 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 gmcw.org

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 uproarlounge.com 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 dc9.club 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 info@garden-collective.com

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 npg.si.edu.

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 servicebardc.com 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 shawsdinnerdragsow@gmail.com 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 themoth.org

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 hips.org

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 nelliessportsbar.com

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 redbear.beer 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 teamdc.org

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 wi.ausg.org 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 bookmendc.blogspot.com

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 jrsbar-dc.com 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 eventbrite.com.

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 bloomingays.com

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