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Calendar: Aug 7-13

Events in the week to come

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Former Congresswoman Katie Hill (D-Calif.) is set to discuss her new book ‘She Will Rise’ on Thursday. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Friday, Aug. 7

The Songbyrd is kicking off their outdoor dinner and movie series with a screening of “Purple Rain” at 9 p.m. tonight. Seating is limited and registration is required in advance. Only patrons over 21 are allowed, and there is a $25 minimum spend per table. Details at songbyrddc.com/events.

Saturday, Aug. 8

Rainbow Families’ Virtual Family conference is today and tomorrow. The conference offers more than 25 workshops on varying topics, including pathways to parenthood, race and diversity in families, guidance for parents, financial, legal and other important subjects. Registration is $35. Learn more at rainbowfamilies.org.

Seeing America with Megan Rapinoe is premiering on HBO at 10 p.m. ET tonight. The soccer star and known advocate will host a conversation with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and television host Hasan Minhaj on the “challenges we face as a nation.” Learn more by visiting hbo.com/specials.

Sunday, Aug. 9

Yoga for Black Lives Matter is hosting an outdoor power Vinyasa-style class focused on traditional yoga postures and foundational and grounding poses on today at 7:30 p.m at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Tickets are $25, but attendees can donate as little as $5.50. Proceeds from this session will be donated to Movement for Black Lives. More classes are scheduled to be held every few weeks until Sept. 27. Details at the respective Eventbrite page.

Monday, Aug. 10

The National Gallery of Art has reopened the ground floor exhibits from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Free, timed passes will be required for entry, and attendees are encouraged to arrive within their 30-minute entry time. Details at nga.gov/visit/reopening.

Tuesday, Aug. 11

The National Museum of Asian Art is hosting virtual a 30-minute online meditation class today at 12:15 p.m., as well as each week led by Washington-based meditation teachers. All are welcome, and no previous experience is required. Details at asia.si.edu/events.

Wednesday, Aug. 12

Join Busboys and Poets for a socially distant “surprise” feature movie night tonight and every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the business’ Shirlington location. Attendees can pre-order their food for contactless ordering. Registration is required on Eventbrite, and the event is free. Learn more by visiting busboysandpoets.com/events-list

Thursday, Aug. 13

Former Congresswoman Katie Hill is set to discuss her new book “She Will Rise” streamed through P&P Live! with Politics and Prose Bookstore tonight at 6 p.m. There is no set ticket price, but a donation of $5-$10 is suggested. In this book, Hill details personal experiences with misogyny and double standards in politics. Visit politics-prose.com/event to learn more.

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CAMP Rehoboth’s final concert of the season is almost here

Chorus performs ‘Music of the Night’

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CAMP Rehoboth Chorus is ready to close out another season.

CAMP Rehoboth Chorus will perform “Music of the Night” on Friday, Sept. 29 and Saturday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church. 

The chorus will sing more than 36 song selections, including “Fly Me to the Moon,” “I Could’ve Danced All Night” and “In the Still of the Nite.”

Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased on CAMP Rehoboth’s website.

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LGBTQ science fans, gather here

‘Building Space & Amplifying Voices’ event held at AT&T Forum

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“LGBTQ+ in STEAM: Building Space & Amplifying Voices” will be on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 5 p.m. at AT&T Forum.

This event will celebrate and empower LGBTQ individuals in the science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics fields. There will be a diverse range of speakers who will share their experiences and insights on how to create more inclusive spaces and amplify LGBTQ voices in the STEAM industry. 

This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

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Calendar: September 22-28

LGBTQ events in the days to come

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Friday, September 22

“Center Aging Monthly Luncheon with Yoga and Bingo” will be at 12 p.m. at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. Bingo will be hosted by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. To RSVP, visit the DC Center’s website

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Social in the City” at 7 p.m. at Courtyard by Marriott Dupont Circle. This event is ideal for making new friends, professional networking, idea-sharing, and community building. Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

Trans Support Group will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This group is intended to provide an emotionally and physically safe space for trans people and those who may be questioning their gender identity or expression to join together in community and learn from one another. For more details, email [email protected]

Women in their Twenties and Thirties will be at 8 p.m. on Zoom. This is a discussion group for queer women in the D.C. area. For more details, visit WiTT’s closed Facebook group

Saturday, September 23

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Brunch” at 11 a.m. at Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant. Guests are encouraged to come enjoy brunch with other LGBTQ folk. Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

Black Lesbian Support Group will be at 11 a.m. on Zoom. This is a support group devoted to the joys and challenges of being a Black lesbian. For more details, email [email protected]

Sunday, September 24

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Coffee & Conversation” at 12 p.m. at As You Are. This event is ideal for those looking to make new friends & connections in the DMV’s LGBTQ community. Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

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.

Monday, September 25

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

Queer Book Club will be at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. This month’s reading is “Ace: What Sexuality Reveals About Desire, Society and the Meaning of Sex” by Angela Chen. For more details, email [email protected]

Tuesday, September 26

Pride on the Patio Events will host “LGBTQ+ Social Mixer” at 5:30 p.m. at Showroom. This event is a weekly cocktails and dinner social mixer for the LGBTQIA community in Frederick, Md. Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

Genderqueer DC will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This is a support group for people who identify outside the gender binary, whether bigender, agender, gender fluid, or just know that you’re not 100% cis. For more details, visit genderqueerdc.org

Wednesday, September 27

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.

Asexual & Aromantic Group will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom and in person at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. This is a place where people questioning this aspect of their identity or those who identify as asexual or aromantic can come together, share stories and experiences and discuss various topics. For more details, email [email protected]

Thursday, September 28

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 p.m. the day before.

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