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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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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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