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Calendar: July 10-16

Events in the week to come

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Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens (Photo courtesy Hillwood)

Friday, July 10

The Hillwood Estate and Gardens has fully reopened with limited capacity to enforce social distancing. Visitors are required to make separate timed-entry reservations ahead of time. Open Tuesday to Sunday. Prices vary from $5-$18 and ages 5 and younger enter free. Details at hillwoodmuseum.org/visit

Saturday, July 11

LGBTQ dance party Flashy Home Edition is back to host a livestream tonight from 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., hosted by DC9. DJs TWiN and Sean Morris will spin. The event is free. Details at facebook.com/flashyDC.

Dark and Stormy is also hosting a free livestream tonight from 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m., a dance party from the promoter and DJ Shea Van Horn featuring current Washington resident DJs Kangal and Mindjacket. Electro, Goth, Industrial, EBM, Synthwave, Retro and other Dark Disco sounds will be played. Visit facebook.com/darkandstormydc to learn more.

Sunday, July 12

The DC Area Transmasculine Society and is hosting their monthly transmasculine support group at 5 p.m. today. This month’s topic is on “passing” and cisgender assumptions. These meetings are open to those who are assigned female at birth but believe this is an inaccurate or incomplete description of themselves, including trans men, non-binary, genderqueer or other identities. Details at dcats.org/calendar.

Monday, July 13

The Whitman-Walker Community Volunteer Nights are tonight and every second Saturday of the month from 6-8 p.m. Volunteers will assemble STI self-testing kits for the free, walk-in testing services the center provides. More details available on their Facebook page.

Tuesday, July 14

The DC Center is hosting a trans support group via Zoom tonight from 7-9 p.m., and every second Tuesday and fourth Friday of the month. This group is intended to provide an emotionally and physically safe space for trans people and those who may be questioning their gender identity/expression to join together in the community and learn from one another. All who are trans or unsure are welcome.

Wednesday, July 15

The Morris Cafritz Center for Social Responsibility and the Kurlander Program for GLBTQ Outreach & Engagement are hosting a virtual and story-sharing event on the creators of Casa Ruby tonight from 7-8:30 p.m. Ruby Corado, Holly Goldmann, and Consuella Lopez, who lead the LGBTQ youth center, will share their life stories. This event is free, and details are on their Facebook page.

Thursday, July 16

The Glenstone Museum outdoor sections are now open today and Thursday to Sunday weekly from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Advance reservations required, and tickets released are released two weeks in advance on Mondays at 10 a.m. Visits are limited to groups of five people.

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Dupont Underground to celebrate Women’s History Month

Exhibition features multiple forms of visual art

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Dupont Underground will open “Thoughts, Questions and Shit to Say,” on Friday, March 8, in celebration of Women’s History Month.

This is an exhibition featuring multiple forms of visual art to celebrate the complexity of the D.C. region’s female artists’ narratives.

 The exhibition, featuring more than 20 local female artists, features sculptures, paintings, and other forms of visual art intentionally curated to encourage a dialogue around issues that resonate with women across various cultural, social, and economic backgrounds. 

Tickets are available at dupontunderground.com.

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Rehoboth author Will Freshwater to hold book signing

Writer of ‘The Dark Horse’ to take audience questions

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Author Will Freshwater signs copies of his new book, ‘The Dark Horse’ on March 23 in Rehoboth Beach. (Book cover image courtesy Amazon)

Rehoboth Beach-based author Will Freshwater is back with the third and final installment in his popular Provincetown series of books chronicling the lives and relationships of Max, Peter, and Danny. Freshwater, a former D.C. resident, will read from his new book “The Dark Horse” and take audience questions. 

Washington Blade editor Kevin Naff will moderate the event, which is scheduled for Saturday, March 23, 5-7 p.m. at The Top of the Pines in Rehoboth Beach. 

Reserve your free spot by registering at TOTPShows.com and join the community in celebrating the release of “The Dark Horse.”

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Calendar: March 1-7

LGBTQ events in the days to come

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Friday, March 1

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 The Commentary. This fun weekly event brings the DMV-area LGBTQ community, including allies, together for delicious food and conversation. Attendance is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

Saturday, March 2

LGBTQ People of Color Support Group will be at 7 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 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 thedccenter.org/poc or facebook.com/centerpoc

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Brunch” at 11 a.m. at Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant. Attendance is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

Sunday, March 3

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 & Conversation” at 12 p.m. at As You Are. Attendance is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

Monday, March 4

Center Aging: Monday Coffee & Conversation will be at 10 a.m. on Zoom. This is a social hour for older LGBTQ adults. Guests are encouraged to bring a beverage of their choice. For more details, email [email protected]

Tuesday, March 5

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

Universal Pride Meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This group seeks to support, educate, empower, and create change for people with disabilities. For more details, email [email protected]

Wednesday, March 6

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.

Center Aging: Women’s Social & Discussion Group will be at 6 p.m. on Zoom.  This group is a place where older LGBTQ women can meet and socialize with one another. There will be discussion, activities, and a chance for guests to share what they want future events to include. For more details, email [email protected]

Thursday, March 7

The DC Center’s Fresh Produce Program will be held all day at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. People will be informed on Wednesday at 5 p.m. 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 with Charles M. will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This is a free weekly class focusing on yoga, breath work, and meditation. For more details, visit the DC Center for the LGBT Community’s website.

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