June 12, 2020 at 11:19 am EDT | by Philip Van Slooten
Calendar: June 12-18
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Ibram X. Kendi and Ashley Kukashevsky speak in a Politics & Prose Live! event on Tuesday via Facebook. (Photos courtesy of Politics & Prose)

Friday, June 12

The Queer Student Alliance Pride Netflix Party hosted by the University of Maryland, Baltimore, is tonight at 8 p.m. Participants join in a virtual chat with other QSA members while watching an LGBTQ-significant film. A Netflix account is needed to participate. For more information, visit the group’s event page on Facebook.

Saturday, June 13

The Future is Queer hosted by Joie De Vivre is an online dance party showcasing DJs, dancers, spoken word artists and more via multiple rooms including cruise and chill spaces. Tickets are $20 on Eventbrite for this event which starts tonight at 5 p.m.. 

A Silent Vigil for George Floyd and Protest for Black Lives is tonight at 6 p.m. in Logan Circle. The neighboring community is invited to gather in silence and take a knee for 8 minutes, 46 seconds in memory of George Floyd and many others. Participants are asked to maintain COVID-19 precautions including wearing masks and social distancing. Visit this event’s Facebook page for details. 

Sunday, June 14

Baltimore’s #1 Drag Brunch is today at Bookmakers Cocktail Club (31 E Cross St., Baltimore) at 11:30 a.m. The event features a $35 brunch buffet, $4 Mimosas and Bloody Marys, drag performances, twerk contests and more. Reservations are required through its website at bookmakersbaltimore.com. Continue to monitor its website for any COVID-related changes. 

Corona Drag Bingo hosted by the D.C. Fray, Constellation Brands and Nellie’s is online tonight at 6 p.m. via Zoom. The cost is $5. For more information, and to register, visit dcfray.com.

Monday, June 15

Genderqueer D.C. hosted by the D.C. Center meets today at 7 p.m. via Zoom. This monthly support group is for people who identify outside of the gender binary. For more information visit genderqueerdc.org or thedccenter.org

Tuesday, June 16

P&P Live! featuring Ibram X. Kendi and Ashley Kukashevsky is tonight at 7 p.m. via their Facebook page. Kendi is a bestselling author and the founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. His works have won the National Book Award for Nonfiction and the W.E.B. DuBois Book Prize. Lukashevski is an illustrator and artist who uses art to strengthen social movements against systemic racism and sexism. For more on this event, visit crowdcast.io/e/kendi-lukashevsky-antiracist-baby

Wednesday, June 17

Bingo with B. Ro and Balston Quarter is tonight at 8 p.m. and hosted by the D.C. Fray. This is an online event via Zoom. For more information and other Fray online events, visit dcfray.com/virtualcommunity

Thursday, June 18

Blade Pride Chats Presented by the Ariadne Getty Foundation continue tonight at 4 p.m. This event streams on each of the hosts’ Facebook pages. Tonight’s topic is Reflections of Pride. For more information, visit the D.C. Center’s Pride 2020 Community Calendar or the event’s Facebook page

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