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Sen. Coons speaks at Blade Rehoboth party

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U.S. Sen. Chris Coons speaks at the Blade Foundation’s Summer Closing Party in Rehoboth on Sept. 11. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Friday, Sept. 11

Women in their Twenties and Thirties meets via Zoom tonight at 8 p.m. This social discussion group for queer women in the D.C. area is meeting virtually during the pandemic as a way for queer women to meet and make new friends in a fun and friendly setting. For more information, visit thedccenter.org.

Blade Foundation Summer Closing Party in Rehoboth Beach is today at 5 p.m., featuring remarks from U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, at the Blue Moon (35 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, Del.). Tickets at bladefoundation.org/rehoboth.

Saturday, Sept. 12

LGBTQ+ Survivor ArtMake: Who I Am SoulCollage is today from 2:30-5 p.m. via Zoom. This event hosted by the D.C. Anti-Violence Project is an opportunity for LGBTQ survivors of various levels of violence, trauma and abuse to heal and express themselves through art. RSVP by Friday, Sept. 11 at 5 p.m. by completing a short survey for the link. Visit thedccenter.org for details.

Sunday, Sept. 13

A Scavenger Hunt of the National Zoo (3001 Connecticut Ave., N.W.) hosted by ThingstodoDC.com is today from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. Participants will look for items, answer trivia and win prizes all while learning and exploring the zoo. All attendees must wear a mask, be in good health, and social distance while in their teams. For tickets and information, visit thingstododc.com.

Monday, Sept. 14

Showtunes in the Streets hosted by JR.’s Bar (1519 17th St., N.W.) continues tonight at 8 p.m. Videos are streamed both online via Twitter @JRsBar_DC and in-person on a giant projector. Masks and reservations are required for this weekly event. For more information and to make a reservation, click here.

Tuesday, Sept. 15

KhushDC presents Game Night via Zoom tonight at 7 p.m. Queer and trans South Asians are invited to play games and build community every third Tuesday of the month. For more information and the link, visit the group’s Facebook page or thedccenter.org.

Profs & Pints Online: Black Colleges and Jewish Refugees tonight at 7 p.m. This free event discusses how scholars fleeing Hitler’s Germany found a refuge with new lives at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. For free tickets and information, visit the registration page.

Wednesday, Sept. 16

Transcendence: A Sufi Music Festival is presented virtually by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art (1050 Independence Ave., S.W.) today from noon to 1 p.m. this Free music festival features world-renowned performers from Morocco, France, Iran and India all using dance, recitation, poetry and music to gain transcendence and enlightenment. The music expresses longing and yearning as well as the joy and ecstasy of union. For more details and to register, visit asia.si.edu/events or their Facebook page.

Thursday, Sept 17

Shirtless men drink free during shirtless night at the Green Lantern (1335 Green Ct., N.W.). Masks are still required and seating is limited so reservations are encouraged. For more information, visit greenlanterndc.com or their Facebook page.

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10 LGBTQ events this week

See more than just the fireworks in the days ahead

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From movie nights to dance parties, there is a lot to do in the region this week. (Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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


MNSkating’s Pride Too!

Monday, June 27
7:30 p.m.
Laurel Skating Center
9890 Brewers Court
Laurel, Md.
Facebook | Meetup

Join the Monday Night Skaters for a Pride-themed skating party in Laurel, Md. on Monday.


Queen of the Capital at Adams Morgan Movie Nights

Tuesday, June 28
8-11 p.m.
Adams Morgan Soccer Field
Facebook

The Adams Morgan Partnership BID will be showing “Queen of the Capital” from local documentary maker Josh Davidsburg.


Pride Night at Frederick Keys

Wednesday, June 29
6-9 p.m.
Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium
21 Stadium Drive
Frederick, Md.
Facebook | Tickets

Join Pride on the Patio for a night of baseball as the Frederick Keys hold Pride Night sponsored by the Frederick Center.


LGBTQ Families Discussion & Beer Tasting

Wednesday, June 29
7-8 p.m.
Aslin Beer Company
847 South Pickett Street
Alexandria, Va.
Facebook | Tickets

Rainbow Families will have an informal discussion about such topics as coming out, celebrating your child’s identity, being a good ally in the workplace and more . . . followed by a beer tasting! No charge, but donations will be taken.


First Friday LGBTQ+ Social with GoGayDC

Friday, July 1
7-9 p.m.
The Commentary (in the Westin)
801 North Glebe Road
Arlington, Va.
Facebook | Eventbrite

Join GoGayDC for a monthly social gathering in Ballston.


Drag Race All-Stars Viewing Party

Friday, July 1
7-9 p.m.
JR.’s Bar
1519 17th Street, N.W.
Facebook

Get together with other Drag Race super fans for an evening viewing party hosted by Citrine.


Outdoor Movie Night

Friday, July 1
8:30-10:30 p.m.
Stead Park
1625 P Street, N.W.
Facebook

Bring your blanket and catch a movie on the big screen at Stead Park.


FireWerk with DJ Chord

See more than just the fireworks in the days ahead

Friday, July 1
9 p.m.
AquaGrill Reho
57 Baltimore Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Facebook 

Kick off Independence Day weekend in Rehoboth with a no cover dance party at AquaGrill.


Zodiac Drag Contest

Zodiac Drag Contest (Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Sunday, July 3
8 p.m.
Freddie’s Beach Bar
555 23rd Street S
Arlington, Va.
$5 cover
Facebook

The monthly amateur drag competition returns to Freddie’s on Sunday. Check out the new talent (or try it out yourself).


Flashy 4th of July Weekend

Sunday, July 3 – Monday, July 4
10 p.m.
Flash
645 Florida Aveune, N.W.
$30
Facebook | Eventbrite

Celebrate Independence Day with a Flashy 4th of July on the dance floor of Flash.


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Rayceen Pendarvis hosts District of Pride Showcase

Mayor’s Office celebrates resilience of D.C.’s LGBTQ community with night of entertainment

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Rayceen Pendarvis hosts District of Pride Showcase on June 30. (Blade file photo by Michael Key)

The Mayor’s Office for LGBTQ Affairs will host “The District of Pride Showcase” on Thursday, June 30 at 7 p.m. at Lincoln Theatre.

This event is to celebrate the resilience of D.C.’s LGBTQ community with a night of entertainment and performances that will feature the diverse queer talent.

This event will be hosted by Rayceen Pendarvis, with announcer Krylios, featuring DJ Honey. There will also be a performance by “Real Housewives of Potomac” star Candiace. 

This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite

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Mayor’s office to celebrate older LGBTQ individuals

District of Pride: Seniors Brunch on Monday

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The Mayor’s Office for LGBTQ Affairs will host “District of Pride: Seniors Brunch” on Monday, June 27 at 11 a.m. at Frank D. Reeves Center of Municipal Arts. 

This event is a celebration of Pride and a “thank you” to the District’s senior community members for their contributions to the LGBTQ+ community.

This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite

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