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Calendar: April 10-16

LGBT events in the week to come

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JR.’s Monday online show features a rotating cast of characters and hosts and includes a special performance by Vagenesis at 9:30. (Photo courtesy Images Male Photography)

Friday, April 10

Quarantine Concert Series 2: Katherine Needleman and Hanchien Lee is tonight at 5:30 p.m. presented by An die Musik (409 N. Charles St., Baltimore). The presented video is a recording made during the live March 7 performance of the Coffee, Patisserie and Classical Music Series: A Celebration of Degenerate Music with Needleman on oboe and Lee on piano. Video access is $5. Visit instantseats.com for tickets and information.

Kabbalat Zoom Shabbat hosted by Johns Hopkins Hillel (3109 N Charles St., Baltimore) is tonight at 6 p.m. This virtual Kabbalat Shabbat experience is hosted on Zoom. Visit their Facebook event page for the link and more information.

Politics and Prose Live! Presents Veronica Roth tonight at 7 p.m. Roth, author of the popular YA Divergent series, will discuss her first novel for adults, “Chosen Ones,” during the conversation streamed online. Register for this free event here.

Saturday, April 11

“Edo Avant Garde” Online Screening with Q&A is today from 2-3 p.m. via Vimeo and Zoom. This event hosted by the Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art explores the pivotal role Japanese artists of the Edo era played in setting the stage for the modern art movement in the West with its focus on abstraction, minimalism, surrealism and the illusion of 3D. Free tickets are available on eventbrite.com. For more information on this and other online screenings, visit asia.si.edu/films.

Fantom Virtual Trivia Night hosted by Fantom Comics is tonight at 6:30 p.m. This online event charges a $5 fee to help pay staff and continue operations. For more information on how to donate or participate, click here. Instructions on how to play on a team via Zoom are listed on their Facebook event page.

Frolic and Lobo Present: Quarantine every Saturday night at 7 p.m. the D.C. Eagle, DJ Jake Maxwell, UltraPup and others host this series of online social events with live music and an open chat. Visit lightsoutbarksout.com for the Zoom link and more information.

Easter Vigil hosted by St. Anselm’s Abbey (4501 South Dakota Ave., N.E.) will be live streamed via their Facebook page beginning at 9 p.m. For more information, visit stanselms.org.

Sunday, April 12

Online Easter Sunday at the Cathedral hosted by the Washington National Cathedral (3101 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.) is today from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Facebook or YouTube. Visit cathedral.org for more information.

The Partners of Transmasculine Folks Support Group meeting is tonight at 5 p.m. This online meeting is a supportive partner-only space open to those of all genders and sexual orientations in any type of relationship with a transmasculine-identified person. For the meeting link or more information, email [email protected].

Monday, April 13

Passover 2020: “Let My People Stay Home!” is a live-streaming concert featuring Seth Kibel and Sean A. Lane tonight at 7 p.m. The streaming cost is $5 and the link will be mailed shortly before show time. Visit instantseats.com for tickets and details.

Stay-At-Home Showtunes, a weekly streaming benefit show for JR.’s bar (1519 17th St., N.W.), is tonight at 8:30 p.m. Guests can tune into the stream via Twitter @JRsBar_DC to watch the performance. Each Monday’s show features a rotating cast of characters and hosts and includes a special performance by Vagenesis at 9:30. Virtual tips via Venmo will support the weekly video DJ, drag performers and a general wage relief fund for the staff. Visit twitter.com/jrsbar_dc for the show and JR.’s Facebook page for details.

Tuesday, April 14

Trans & NB Chat Hours hosted by the D.C.-area Transmasculine Society is every Tuesday and Friday from 7-10 p.m. through the month of April. There is no need to create an account to join, simply choose your name, pronouns and gender identity, then enter the room. Visit dcats.org/chat or the Facebook event page for details.

Wednesday, April 15

District Zouk’s resident ballerina Natallia Pcholkina with host DanceSport Dupont Circle (2201 P St., N.W.) leads an online conditioning and technique class to stay in shape during quarantine. The session focuses on ballet and jazz technique to help with balance, conditioning, mobility and more. The class is tonight at 7 p.m. for $15. Five classes are $65 and ten are $120. For more information or to sign up, click here.

Thursday, April 16

Virtual Workshop: Meditation and Mindfulness hosted by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art is today at 12:15 p.m. This series includes free 30-minute online meditation sessions each week led by D.C.-based mediation instructors. All are welcome and no previous experience is required. For more information, visit the museum’s Facebook event page or this link.

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The biggest drag stars are coming to town

‘Drag Race’ queens perform alongside local favorites

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Cake Pop! will be among performers at ‘Drag Me to the Disco.’ (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

“Drag Me to the Disco” will be held on Saturday, March 2 at 9 p.m. at the Howard Theatre. 

This event will feature “Drag Race” stars Jaida Essence Hall, Vanessa Vanjie Matteo, Mistress Isabelle Brooks, and Luxx Noir London, and D.C. queens Cake Pop!, Crystal Edge, Dreux Sidora and Crimsyn will open the show. After the drag show, there will be a dance party with NYC’s DJ Boyyyish spinning disco house music. 

Tickets start at $50 and can be purchased on the Howard Theatre’s website.

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Calendar: February 16-22

LGBTQ events in the days to come

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Friday, February 16

Center Aging Friday Tea Time will be at 2 p.m. on Zoom. This is a social hour for older LGBTQ adults. For more details, email [email protected].  

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Social” at 7 p.m. at DIK Bar. This event is ideal for meeting new people and making new friends in a casual, facilitated environment. Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

Saturday, February 17

LGBTQ People of Color Support Group will be at 1 p.m. on Zoom. This peer support group is an outlet for LGBTQ People of Color to come together and talk about anything affecting them in a space the strives to be safe and judgement free. For more details, visit thedccenter.org/poc or facebook.com/centerpoc.  

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Brunch” at 11 a.m. at Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant. This event is ideal for meeting new people and making new friends in a casual, facilitated environment. Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

Sunday, February 18

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

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Coffee” at 12 p.m. at As You Are. Guests are encouraged to come enjoy an evening of Italian-style dining and conversation with other LGBTQ folk on the enclosed front patio. Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite

Monday, February 19

Wicked Mondaze POP-UP Happy Hour will be at 5 p.m. at Wild Dayzs. This event will feature a performance from DJ MIM accompanied by renowned drummer Asha Santee. Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased on Eventbrite

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Happy Hour” at 6 p.m. at Palette 22. This event is ideal for meeting new people and making new friends in a casual, facilitated environment. Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

Tuesday, February 20

BiRoundtable will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This monthly roundtable is an opportunity for people to gather in order to discuss issues related to bisexuality or as bi individuals in a private setting. For more details, visit Facebook or Meetup

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Social” at 6 p.m. at Daniel O’Connell’s Irish Restaurant and Bar. This event is ideal for meeting new people and making new friends in a casual, facilitated environment. Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

Wednesday, February 21

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, February 22

The DC Center’s Fresh Produce Program will be held all day at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. To be fair with who is receiving boxes, the program is moving to a lottery system. People will be informed on Wednesday at 5:00 pm 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. 

Virtual Yoga Class with Charles M. will be at 12 p.m. online. This is a weekly class focusing on yoga, breath work, 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 pm the day before.

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Duke Ellington Costume Shop unveils design vault

Flea market to include ‘timeless pieces’ from School of the Arts

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The Duke Ellington Costume Shop will unveil its design vault for the first time on Saturday, Feb. 10, showcasing decades of craftsmanship and creativity. 

“The design vault houses an awe-inspiring collection available for purchase at our Flea Market event on Feb. 10. From evening gowns to cocktail dresses, these timeless pieces capture the essence of characters and eras from various productions,” according to a statement from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

The Flea Market event, hosted by Ellington’s Technical Design and Production Department, offers a rare opportunity for patrons to own a piece of theatrical history. The event will take place at Duke Ellington School of the Arts, located at 3500 R St NW, Washington, DC 20007.

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