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Calendar: Aug. 14-20

Events in the week to come

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Leslie Jordan, gay news, Washington Blade
Comedian Leslie Jordan performs at a virtual event on Aug. 15.

Friday, Aug. 14

BusboysOnLive, an online open mic and poetry slam, will be live on Instagram tonight at 8 p.m. at @busboysandpoets. The event is also every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Admission is free. Details at busboysandpoets.com/events.

Saturday, Aug. 15

The Gay Men’s Chorus hosts a virtual event tonight at 7 p.m. featuring Leslie Jordan. There will be performances by the chorus, special guests and a silent auction, which is live until noon tomorrow at 11:59 p.m. Visit gmcw.org to learn more.

Sunday, Aug. 16

The National Museum of Women in the Arts has reopened from 12-5 p.m. on Sundays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Timed-entry tickets must be reserved in advance, and prices range from $8 to $10. Details at nmwa.org/reopening.

Monday, Aug. 17

Summer Restaurant Week, presented by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington, begins today and runs until Aug. 30. This year, the event has expanded to include a to-go program with a variety of family-style offerings as well as alcoholic beverage options available over the two weeks. Details at ramw.org/restaurantweek.

Tuesday, Aug. 18

The DC Center will host its monthly Bi roundtable discussion at 7 p.m. The roundtable is an opportunity for people to gather to discuss issues related to bisexuality or as bi individuals in a private setting. Details at thedccenter.org.

Wednesday, Aug. 19

Profs and Pints Online will host “The Fire of Frederick Douglass” tonight, a presentation on the history of the American social reformer with Rick Bell, professor of history at the University of Maryland at 7 p.m. tonight. Tickets are $12. Learn more by visiting profsandpints.com/online-talks.

Thursday, Aug. 20

The DC Area Transmasculine Society is hosting a Transmasc and Nonbinary Game Night at 7 p.m. on Jackbox.tv, a multi-player video game tool. The event is primarily for transmasculine and nonbinary folks, but friends, spouses and allies of any gender are also welcome. Admission is free. Details at dcats.org.

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DNCE to headline Pride concert

‘Drag Race’ winners also featured at the event

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Jack Lawless, Joe Jonas, JinJoo Lee and Cole Whittle of DNCE. (Photo by kathclick via Bigstockphoto)

Dance-rock band DNCE will headline the Capital Pride Concert, which will be held on Sunday, June 12 at 1 p.m. on Pennsylvania Avenue at 3rd Street, N.W.

Season 14 winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Willow Pill, and season 13 winner, Symone will also be featured at the event.

The concert is free to the public, with tickets available for special access to the Concert Pit and the VIP Concert Experience.

Following the Pride concert, attendees are invited to dance into the sunset at the Capitol Sunset Dance Party with Grammy Award-Winning music producer and DJ Tracy Young.

For more information about the concert and to purchase special access and VIP tickets, visit Capital Pride’s website.

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Mayor’s Office to host monthly meet-and-greet

Partnership with Office of Human Rights and the MPD

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The Mayor’s Office for LGBTQ Affairs will host a monthly meet-and-greet on Thursday, May 19 at 2 p.m. at Southwest Library. This event will be in partnership with the Office of Human Rights and the Metropolitan Police Department LGBTQ Liaison Unit.

This event is an opportunity to learn more about the mayor’s office and other government agencies, and a chance to voice questions, comments, and concerns.

Guests who attend the event are also encouraged to complete a survey at the end. This event is free and more information will be available on Eventbrite.

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LGBTQ org to host wedding expo in Baltimore

Over 30 companies from the industry represented

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(Image via Eventbrite)

Rainbow Wedding Network will return to Baltimore with its 2022 LGBTQ+ Wedding Expo on Sunday, May 15 at 12:30 p.m. at Pier 5 Hotel Baltimore, Curio Collection by Hilton.

More than 30 companies from all aspects of the wedding industry will be represented, including venues, officiants, photographers, DJs, caterers, jewelers, travel and more.

Event attendees can also sample an assortment of food and dessert items, enjoy music demos, test out a photo booth and gather a selection of fun and unique ceremony and travel ideas.
Tickets are free and you can register for the event on Eventbrite.

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