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Calendar: April 17-23

Virtual events in the week to come



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Nicks Flix: Virtual Twirl Edition is a virtual Stevie Nicks video-thon JR.’s will present Saturday night. (File photo courtesy Reprise)

Friday, April 17

Songrise Virtual Open Mic hosted by the Sunrise Movement is tonight at 8 p.m. via Zoom. Sunrise hubs from both coasts are hosting this virtual event for anyone who enjoys music, art, poetry and comedy as a means for building community out of isolation. Performers are asked to prepare a five-minute set and sign up, but participants are not required to perform. Visit Zoom for the link and to register. 

Saturday, April 18

A live virtual tour of the Edgar Allan Poe house is today at 3 p.m. hosted by the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum in Baltimore. This free event features an introductory video, a guided virtual walk-through via GoPro and a live reading of his works followed by a discussion and Q&A. For tickets and information, visit

Black Cherry’s first ever Virtual Slamwich presented by Black Cherry Puppet Theater is tonight at 6:30 p.m. The video link for this event will be released just prior to the event via the Facebook event page. Viewers are invited to donate funds to support puppeteers and musicians through the crisis. Visit for more information. 

The Pandemic Players of Baltimore present “Six Characters in Search of an Author” by Luigi Pirandello tonight at 7 p.m. via YouTube. The live feed generally starts one hour before curtain on performance day. Each week the Pandemic Players partner with a live theater company which is closed due to the pandemic and raise money via Facebook donations to help the partner theater survive. All proceeds from this performance benefits the Fells Point Corner Theatre this week. Look for the group on Facebook to donate. 

Fabulous Zoom Social! hosted by Go Gay D.C. is tonight at 7 p.m. This free event connects LGBTQ people to share tips, network and continue community building through the crisis. Visit Eventbrite for RSVP and details. 

Nicks Flix: Virtual Twirl Edition hosted by DJ Travis Island and JR.’s Bar is tonight at 8:30 p.m. via [email protected]_DC. This virtual event features a livestream of Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac videos as well as music by Stevie-related artists. Viewers are encouraged to donate virtual tips to the weekly video DJ, drag performers, staff, bartenders or to the JR.’s general wage relief fund. For details on this or other events, visit

Sunday, April 19

Cooking Class Live! presented by Nativo Condiments & Seasoning and hosted by the Argentine Chef is tonight at 6 p.m. via Facebook. The class is free but donations are welcome. Participants will learn how to make pork chops, pampas herbs parmesan, Pavlova with Dulce de leche and Aperol Spritz. For more information on this and other cooking classes, visit and the Cooking Class Live Facebook event page. 

Monday, April 20

Holocaust Remembrance Day: Voices of History, Lessons for Today hosted by Sixth & I is tonight at 7 p.m. This online event virtually gathers communities around the world to remember this tragic historic event. The event includes a discussion with survivors and descendants as well as a prayer and candle-lighting ceremony which viewers can participate in from home. Free tickets and information are available at

Stay-At-Home Showtunes: A Weekly Streaming Benefit Show for JR.’s Bar continues tonight at 8:30 p.m. with a rotating cast and hosts via Virtual tips donated by viewers will benefit the weekly video DJ, drag performers, staff, bartenders or the general wage relief fund. Visit for more information. 

Tuesday, April 21

The Harbor West Collaborative COVID-19 Food Aid event hosted by Harbor West and the South Baltimore Gateway Partnership is today at noon outside the Freedom Temple AME Zion Church (2926 Hollins Ferry Rd., Baltimore). The event was able to help 200 families last Friday, but the need is great and continues. For more information, visit or the event’s Facebook page. 

Trans & NB Chat Hours hosted by the D.C.-area Transmasculine Society are 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 or the Facebook event page for details. 

Wednesday, April 22

LGBTQ+ Movements in the Middle East: Navigating Political Unrest and Global Pandemic is an online discussion hosted by the Middle East Institute today at 10 a.m. This event is a virtual panel discussing the ways Middle Eastern LGBTQ communities have organized to raise visibility and advocate despite the COVID-19 pandemic. For free tickets and information, visit

German language instruction hosted by the German-American Heritage Museum is today at 5:30 p.m. The host is currently exploring the option of a livestream for this course. New students are welcome. Tickets start at $360 and are available at

Thursday, April 23

Virtual Advanced/Professional Ballet Class with Alvaro Palau is tonight at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. This virtual company ballet class is taught by local teacher and longtime Washington Ballet dancer Alvaro Palau. The class focuses on speed, change of direction, precision and honing of a professional-level dance technique. Visit for ticket information and details. 


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Mayor’s office to host Pride tie-dye party

Guests to make colorful shirts for ‘PEACE. LOVE. REVOLUTION’ theme



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The Mayor’s Office for LGBTQ Affairs will host “Love Out Loud: Tie Dye Party for Pride” on Wednesday, June 7 at 5 p.m. at the Frank D. Reeves Center of Municipal Affairs.

The event, hosted along with the DC Center for the LGBT Community and Capital Pride Alliance, will be an afternoon for community and artistry. Guests are encouraged to bring their creativity to make some colorful tie-dye shirts in line with this year’s Pride theme, “PEACE. LOVE. REVOLUTION.”

This event is free to attend and more details are available on Eventbrite

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D.C. to celebrate LGBTQ poetry

Pride Poem-a-Day presents second installation



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DC Pride Poem-a-Day will present its second installation of short videos featuring LGBTQ poetry from the Washington, D.C. area to celebrate Pride month.

A new video will be released each day in June and will feature different poets reading an original poem on the theme of “heritage.”

The videos highlight LGBTQ poets from a variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, races, and countries of origin, and also poets from minority religions, multi-lingual, and disabled. 
To access the poetry, visit DC Pride Poems’ website.

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Calendar: June 2-8

LGBTQ events in the days to come



Friday, June 2

Center Aging: Friday Tea Time will be at 2 p.m. on Zoom. This event is a social hour for older LGBTQ+ adults. Guests can bring a beverage of choice. For more information, contact [email protected].

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Pride Kickoff Social” at 7 p.m. at The Commentary. This event is ideal to make new friends in the LGBTQ community and enjoy the bottomless happy hour specials at Puro Gusto. Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

Saturday, June 3

Virtual Yoga Class with Jesse Z. 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.

LGBTQ People of Color Support Group will be at 1 p.m. on Zoom. LGBTQ People of Color can come together and talk about anything affecting them in a space that strives to be safe and judgment free. There are all sorts of activities like watching movies, poetry events, storytelling, and just hanging out with others. For more details, visit or

Project DC Events will host “DC Pride Crawl” at 2 p.m. at Dupont Circle’s best bars. Guests are encouraged to put on their brightest and most colorful outfit, grab friends, and enjoy a day of drinks and celebration. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased on Eventbrite

Sunday, June 4

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.

“Largest LGBTQIA+ Singles Flamingle” will be at 7 p.m. at THRoW Social DC. Guests can enjoy signature cocktail and wine specials, food, games, and live music while mingling with single people in the local LGBTQ community. This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

Monday, June 5

Center Aging Monday Coffee and Conversation will be at 10 a.m. on Zoom. LGBT Older Adults — and friends — are invited to enjoy friendly conversations and to discuss any issues you might be dealing with. For more information, visit the Center Aging’s Facebook or Twitter.

Capital Pride Interfaith Service Planning Meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Zoom. The Capital Pride Interfaith Service is an “integrated service” respectfully demonstrating the breadth, depth, and sincerity of our faith, exposing the lie that anti-gay fundamentalists have a monopoly on faith and religion. For more details, [email protected]

Tuesday, June 6

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Pride Reception” at 5 p.m. at Turkish Coffee Lady. This event is to foster cross-cultural connectedness and make friends in the LGBTQ+ and allied community. Attendance is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

Pride on the Patio Events will host “LGBTQ+ Social Mixer” at 5:30 p.m. at Showroom. Dress is casual, fancy, or comfortable and guests are encouraged to bring the most authentic you to chat, laugh, and get a little crazy. This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite

Wednesday, June 7

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

Center Aging Women’s Social & Discussion Group will be at 6:00p.m. on Zoom. This group is a place where older LGBTQ+ women can meet and socialize with one another. To register, visit the DC Center’s website

Thursday, June 8

KINETIC Presents will host “KINETIC Pride 2023 DC Weekend Pass” at 10 p.m. at four D.C. venues. This partnership with Capital Pride Alliance will feature a performance by global pop star Betty Who at Echostage, stunning visuals, and top talent. Tickets start at $149 and can be purchased on Eventbrite

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