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Calendar: July 24-30

Events in the week to come

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The ‘Creating Safe Spaces for LGBTQ Youth Experiencing Homelessness,’ an online training by the Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs, DHS, SMYAL and Casa Ruby, will be held on Wednesday.

Friday, July 24

Cartoonist Adrian Tomine is discussing his new graphic novel today, “The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist” streamed through Harvard Book Store at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but a $3 donation is encouraged at registration. 

Details here

Saturday, July 25

Join the DC Center and volunteer with Food and Friends today, an organization that prepares and delivers meals and groceries to people living with HIV, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses every fourth Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to noon. Duties include peeling, dicing, portioning, sorting, bagging and labeling. Details at thedccenter.org/events

Sunday, July 26

George Washington’s Mount Vernon is now open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Non-members are encouraged to buy tickets online, and guests and staff are required to wear face coverings and must social distance. Tickets range from $12-$20. Learn more by visiting mountvernon.org

Monday, July 27

A Kennedy Center Couch Concert is today at 4 p.m., as well as every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Every Monday, the Kennedy Center partners with a venue in the U.S. to curate two artists who will tell the story of their personal cities. Learn more by visiting kennedy-center.org/whats-on

Tuesday, July 28

Profs and Pints Online is hosting “How Scientists Begat Racism” tonight at 7 p.m. with Rui Diogo, associate professor of anatomy at Howard University’s College of Medicine and resource faculty member at George Washington University’s Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology. Tickets are $12. Details at profsandpints.com/online-talks

Wednesday, July 29 

Become skilled in Creating Safe Spaces for LGBTQ Youth Experiencing Homelessness, an online training by the Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs, DHS, SMYAL and Casa Ruby today from 10 a.m. – noon. This workshop is for Washington-area youth service professionals to gain knowledge about LGBTQ DC laws, LGBTQ homeless youth legislation and more. Login credentials will be sent to participants 48 hours prior to training. Details here

Thursday, July 30

The DC Center is hosting its monthly Queer Book Club tonight at 7 p.m. on Skype. The group will be discussing “A Spectral Hue” by Craig Laurance Gidney. Details at thedccenter.org/events

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10 LGBTQ events this week

Parties abound with Silver Pride, the ASANA Series and more

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From left, join the Nice Jewish Boys for a happy hour, watch Brooklyn Heights host the Trailer Park Ball and catch a drag show hosted by Rickey Rosé this week. (Blade file photos by Michael Key)

Below are our picks for some of the most fun and creative things to do this week in the DMV that are of special interest to the LGBTQ community.


Silver Pride

Rayceen Pendarvis hosts Silver Pride. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

UPDATE: Silver Pride was postponed; a new date is expected to be announced soon.

Join host Rayceen Pendarvis for ‘Back for the First Time: Silver Pride 2022″ at Studio Theatre this afternoon for a celebration of senior members of the LGBTQ+ community.


ASANA Series Opening Party

Tuesday, August 16
6:30-11 p.m.
Pitchers / ALOHO
2317 18th Street, N.W.
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The Amateur Sports Alliance of North America kicks off its ASANA World Series in D.C. with a party at Pitchers/ALOHO on Tuesday. The event is hosted by Ba’Naka and features special guests DJ Tracy Young, Tatiyanna Voché and E-Cleff.


NJB Hot Boy Summer Happy Hour

Nice Jewish Boys held the “Mr. Nice Jewish Boy” competition last month. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Thursday, August 18
6:30-9 p.m.
Number Nine
1435 P Street, N.W.
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The Nice Jewish Boys hold a happy hour on Thursday at Number Nine.


Kaftan Couture Happy Hour

Thursday, August 18
6 p.m.
Trade
1410 14th Street, N.W.
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The D.C. Boys of Leather mix it up with a kaftan party at Trade on Thursday.


LGBTQ+ Speed Friending

Friday, August 19
7-9 p.m.
Moxy Washington
1011 K Street, N.W.
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Go Gay DC! hosts a meet-and-greet at Moxy on Friday. Come by to make some new friends in the LGBTQ community.


We The Kingz: Wet n’ Wild

Ricky Rosé (Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Friday, August 19
10 p.m.
JR.’s Bar
1519 17th Street, N.W.
No cover
21+
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Rickey Rosé hosts the We The Kingz show featuring Artemis Demon, Atom Glambert, Baphomette and Phoenix King at JR.’s on Friday.


discoVERS Anniversary

Friday, August 19
10 p.m.
SAX
734 11th Street, N.W.
$30-$50
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discoVERS returns to SAX for its one year anniversary with DJs Robbie Leslie and Alexis Tucci. There will be a special performance by KC B. Yoncé. The event will sell out, so get your tickets now.


ASANA Series Closing Party

Saturday, August 20
5:30-11 p.m.
DC Brau Brewing Company
3178 Baldensburg Road, N.E., Suite B
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The ASANA World Series finishes with a bang. The Closing Party will be held at DC Brau on Saturday.


Miss Gay Eastern States America

Saturday, August 20
7-11 p.m.
Rehoboth Beach Convention Center
229 Rehoboth Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, Del.
$20
Eventbrite

Are you in Rehoboth this weekend? Catch a drag competition at the Convention Center on Saturday.


The Trailer Park Ball

Sunday, August 21
8 p.m.
Freddie’s Beach Bar
555 23rd Street S
Arlington, Va.
Facebook

The Trailer Park Ball will be held on Sunday at Freddie’s. All Tips and donations are to benefit the Imperial Court of Washington and Reign X Charities.


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Award-winning gay comedian returning to D.C.

Sampson McCormick performs at Comedy Loft

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Sampson McCormick brings his latest comedy show to D.C. later this month. (Photo courtesy Kola for 510 Media)

D.C. native and award-winning comedian Sampson McCormick will perform in a series of shows from Thursday, Aug. 25 to Saturday, Aug. 27 at the DC Comedy Loft. 

The themes of the shows will include cancel culture and sensitivity —especially as they relate to the rise in violence against comedians — LGBTQ issues and probe many of the other current topics that have been circulating in the news and in conversations on social media and among the public.

Tickets are available on DC Comedy Loft’s website.  

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Reel Affirmations to screen new film

‘Sweetheart’ to run at Landmark Theaters E Street Cinema

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A scene from 'Sweetheart.' (Production still courtesy of Reel Affirmations)

Reel Affirmations, a branch of the DC Center for the LGBT Community that platforms LGBTQ film, will screen “Sweetheart” on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. at Landmark Theaters E Street Cinema. This film will be screened as part of its monthly series. 

“Sweetheart” is a coming-of-age film about a socially awkward and environmentally conscious teenager who meets a carefree lifeguard while on holiday with her family. 

In-person tickets cost $15 and virtual tickets cost $10. Virtual tickets can be purchased on this link. 

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