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Calendar: Jan. 8-14

Events in the week to come

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A David Bowie Night virtual glam dance party is planned for Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. (Screen capture via YouTube)

Friday, Jan. 8

The Smithsonian’s Asian Art Museum hosts a free online meditation workshop today at noon to start the new year in a more balanced state. Friday sessions include inspiration from art in the museum’s collection. Everyone is welcome and no previous experience is necessary. For more information, visit the museum’s event calendar at si.edu.

Saturday, Jan. 9

LGBT and Allied Educators Coffee House hosted by Fairfax County Public Schools Pride is today at 11 a.m. online via Facebook. FCPS employees and those interested in maintaining a safe environment for LGBT students in schools are welcome to attend. Visit facebook.com/FCPSPride for more information.

A Bowie Night virtual glam dance party is tonight at 7 p.m. via Twitch. DJs Zimbra and Doomsday J play Bowie and Glam dance music for U.S. and U.K. audiences during this online event. More information is available at twitch.tv/primarydancenight, flasklounge.com and Facebook.

Sunday, Jan. 10

Freddie’s Beach Bar (555 23rd St. S, Arlington, Va.) and Go Gay DC host brunch today at 11 a.m. Brunch is served on the patios, indoors or using curbside takeout. Patrons are encouraged to follow public health guidelines or call ahead with questions. For more information, visit freddiesbeachbar.com.

DCATS and Whitman-Walker Health host their first monthly transmasculine support group meeting of the new year tonight from 5-7 p.m. via Zoom. Free tickets are available through the DCATS Facebook event page.

Monday, Jan. 11

P&P Live presents Koa Beck, author of “White Feminism: From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind” today at 6 p.m. as a live-stream event. Beck’s writing has appeared in The Atlantic and Esquire, and she has served as executive editor at Vogue and editor-in-chief of Jezebel. Her current work explores how women of color have been systematically shut out of the feminist movement. More information is available on the politics-prose.com event calendar.

Tuesday, Jan. 12

A League of Her Own hosts its monthly second Tuesday queer trivia event tonight at 7 p.m. Teams of six people are welcome to participate in this virtual event covering women’s contributions to sports, literature and more. For more information, visit the Second Tuesday Queer Trivia event page on Facebook.

Profs & Pints Online presents “Debunking Human Sexuality Myths” tonight at 7 p.m. through Facebook. Howard University College of Medicine anatomy professor Rui Diogo leads a virtual talk on topics such as monogamy, polygamy, polyamory, homosexuality and more, as well as trace how our wrong ideas about sex came into being. Tickets are $12 at crowdcast.io/e/humansexuality/register.

Wednesday, Jan. 13

The Wanda Alston Foundation hosts its first virtual fundraising event supporting LGBTQ youth tonight at 7 p.m. Tiered donation tickets are available via Eventbrite. The evening event includes stories, entertainment and an auction all to support the foundation’s efforts to eradicate LGBTQ youth homelessness in DC. Visit wandaalstonfoundation.org for more information.

Thursday, Jan. 14

P&P Live! presents a virtual conversation with Dr. Carl Hart on his work “Drug Use for Grown-Ups” via their website at 8 p.m. This controversial work challenges views on criminalizing drug use and discusses balancing addiction and humane drug policy. This frank dialogue with Wake Forest University Politics and Gender Studies Professor Melissa Harris-Perry also includes Hart’s candor about his own drug use. To register for the event, go to politics-prose.com.

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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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