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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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Ladies Tea event to benefit SMYAL

Fall Edition held at Hank’s Oyster Bar

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“Ladies Tea: Fall Edition,” a fundraising event, will be hosted on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. at Hank’s Oyster Bar Dupont Circle. 

Ladies are encouraged to celebrate fall while mixing and mingling at the Up Bar and outdoor patio space of Hank’s Oyster Bar.

Proceeds from the event will go to SMYAL DC, which supports and empowers LGBTQ youth in the D.C. region. 

Tickets for the event cost $15 and can be purchased on Eventbrite

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Calendar: September 30-October 6

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Friday, September 30

Center Aging Friday Tea Time will be at 2 p.m. on Zoom. This is a social hour for older LGBTQ adults. For more information, email Adam at [email protected] 

GoGay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Social in the City.” This event is ideal for making new connections and community building or just to unwind and enjoy extended happy hour. This event is free and more information is available on Eventbrite.

Saturday, October 1

Virtual Yoga Class with Charles M. will be at 12 p.m. online. This is a free weekly class focusing on yoga, breath work, and meditation. You can RSVP for this event on the DC Center’s website.

LGBTQ People of Color Support Group will be at 1 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 the strives to be safe and judgement free. There are all sorts of activities like watching movies, poetry events, storytelling, and just hanging out with others.For more information, email [email protected]

Sunday, October 2

Go Gay DC will also host “LGBTQ+ Coffee & Conversation” at 12 p.m. at As You Are. This event is for those looking to make more friends in the LGBTQ+ community and some new faces after two years of the pandemic. This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite. 

Monday, October 3

Center Aging Advocacy Meeting will be at 3:30 p.m. at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. Participants are welcome to provide guidance and feedback on programs and services for LGBT older adults here at The DC Center for the LGBT Community. For more information, email Adam at [email protected]

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. 

Tuesday, October 4

Center Aging: Women’s Social and 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 information, visit the DC Center’s website. 

Wednesday, October 5

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

BookMen DC will be at 7:30 p.m. in  person at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. This is an informal group of men who are interested in fiction and non-fiction gay literature. For more information, visit BookMen’s website. 

Thursday, October 6

The DC Center’s Food Pantry Program will be held all day at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. To be fair with who is receiving boxes, the program is moving to a lottery system. People will be informed on Wednesday at 5 pm 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. 

“Elements DC Throw It Back Thursdaze, an LGBTQ Night” will be at 8 p.m. at Elements DC. This event will have DJs, live music, happy hour specials and more. This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite. 

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CBC to host Newark mayor for doc screening

‘Why Is We Americans?’ to be shown at Planet Word

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The Congressional Black Caucus will host a screening of “Why Is We Americans” on Friday, Sept. 30 at 5:30 p.m. at Planet Word.

The documentary is an intimate portrait of the family of Newark, N.J. Mayor Ras Baraka who merges art, culture, and politics in the fight for social justice.

There will also be a special presentation of “The Book of Baraka,” his Audible Original audio book that recounts his journey from poet to principal to peacemaker, through his own powerful, inspiring words.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.

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