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10 LGBTQ events this week

Pride month kicks off with a flurry of activities

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Pride Month begins this week! (Washington Blade photos by Michael Key and Vanessa Pham)

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.

Black Pride Us Helping Us Picnic

Us Helping Us Black Pride Picnic at Fort Dupont Park. (Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Monday, May 30
12-7 p.m.
Fort Dupont Park
Minnesota Avenue, S.E.
Website

The annual Us Helping Us Picnic in the Park is Monday at Fort Dupont Park and is free and open to the public. Games, performances and more in this community gathering.

Dragapella!

The Kinsey Sicks (Photo via Facebook)

Wednesday, June 1
8 p.m.
Rams Head on Stage
31 West Street
Annapolis, Md.
Facebook | Tickets

The Kinsey Sicks, America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet, perform at Rams Head on Stage on Wednesday.

Kennedy Davenport at Pitchers

Wednesday, June 1
8 p.m.
Pitchers
2317 18th Street, N.W.
Facebook

RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni Kennedy Davenport performs at Pitchers and A League of Her Own on Wednesday. There is a free meet and greet hosted by Ba’Naka and a drag show with Venus Valhalla and Cake.

Pride Pils Dance Party

(Image via Facebook)

Thursday, June 2
6-11 p.m.
Dacha Navy Yard
79 Potomac Avenue, S.E.
Facebook | Eventbrite

Join the Washington Blade and DC Brau for the release of this year’s Pride Pils at a Dance Party at Dacha on Thursday.

Capital Pride Honors

Friday, June 3
7-10:30 p.m.
Penn Social
1519 17th Street, N.W.
$25-$60
Facebook | Tickets

The Capital Pride Alliance honors members of the community in an annual reception on Friday.

Drag Underground

Drag Underground (Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Friday, June 3
8-10 p.m.
Dupont Underground
19 Dupont Circle, N.W.
$15-$20
Facebook | Eventbrite

See a popular drag show alongside the Underground’s newest exhibit, The Gender Within: The Art of Identity.

Pride!

Annapolis Pride (Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Saturday, June 4

10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Eastern Panhandle Pride
downtown
Martinsburg, W.Va.
Facebook

12-5 p.m.
Annapolis Pride
West Street & Calvert Street
Annapolis, Md.
Website | Facebook

12-6 p.m.
Reston Pride
Lake Anne Plaza
Reston, Va.
Website | Facebook

Three regional prides are taking place on Saturday: Annapolis Pride in Maryland, Eastern Panhandle Pride in West Virginia and Reston Pride in Virginia. If you live to the west, south or north of the District, you have a place to celebrate!

Queer Beer Festival

Saturday, June 4
The Wharf
760 Maine Avenue, S.W.
Facebook | Tickets

Hop Culture x New Belgium present Queer Beer, a craft beer festival celebrating the unique, vibrant voices of the queer community in the industry including queer owned and/or operated breweries or breweries that have demonstrated a dedication to supporting the LGBTQIA+ community.

Two sessions available on Saturday:

VIP 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM
General Admission 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM

VIP 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
General Admission 6:30 PM– 10:00 PM

Bent: Pride Month Kickoff

Saturday, June 4
10 p.m.
9:30 Club
815 V Street, N.W.b
$25
Facebook | Ticketmaster

See performances by Sweet Pickles, KC B. Yoncé and We The Kingz at a Pride Month Kickoff Party at the 9:30 Club on Saturday.

Pride: Womxn’s Kickoff Party

Saturday, June 4
7 p.m.
500 8th Street, S.E.
Facebook

Join DJ Rosie for a Pride Womxn’s Kickoff Party on Saturday. Free admission.

If you would like to let us know about an upcoming event, email [email protected] with details.

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10 LGBTQ events this week

Catch upcoming drag shows, an ugly sweater party and Pamala Stanley live

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From left, Detox appears with other 'RuPaul's Drag Race' alums at a Christmas Misfits show, an Ugly Sweater Party is planned at As You Are and Pamala Stanley is slated to perform at Freddie's. (Blade file photos by Michael Key and Daniel Truitt)

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


Mocktail Night

Wednesday, December 7
6-10 p.m.
Pitchers DC
2317 18th Street, N.W.
First Base Room
Facebook

Pitchers is hosting its first alcohol-free night for those celebrating sobriety with festive mocktails. No alcohol will be served, so go to Pitchers for a stress-free social event with other sober LGBTQ friends and allies.


“Flee” Movie Screening

Thursday, December 8
Doors 5:30 p.m./Opening remarks 6:30 p.m.
Landmark’s E Street Cinema
555 11th Street, N.W.
Free/registration required
Facebook | Register

The European Parliament Liaison Office and Capital Pride present a screening of European Parliament LUX Award 2022 finalist, “Flee.”

“Flee” portrays the true story of a man who shares his hidden past of fleeing his home country of Afghanistan to Denmark.


Christmas Misfits: A Drag Holiday Extravaganza!

Thursday, December 8
6 p.m.
Capital One Hall
7750 Capital One Tower Road
McLean, Va.
$69.50-$252.50
Facebook | Tickets

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” alumni Violet Chachki, Gottmik, Detox and Latrice Royale perform at a holiday show on Thursday.


Vernonza Extravaganza Lipsync Battle

Thursday, December 8
8 p.m.
Dupont Italian Kitchen
1637 17th Street, N.W.
Facebook

Monica Vernonza and Lady London host a lip sync battle at Dupont Italian Kitchen on Thursday.


StartOut Baltimore-Washington Launch Reception

Friday, December 9
6 p.m.
Selina Union Market
411 New York Avenue, N.E.
Facebook | Eventbrite

StartOut Baltimore-Washington holds a launch party with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment and networking at the rooftop at Selina Union Market on Friday. The new organization looks to increase the number, diversity and impact of LGBTQ entrepreneurs.


Pretty Girl Rock Drag Brunch

Saturday, December 10
10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Hard Rock Cafe
999 E Street, N.W.
$15+
Facebook | Tickets

Evon Dior Michelle hosts a drag brunch with Druex Sidora and Katrina Colby at Hard Rock Cafe on Saturday.


Ugly Sweater Party

Saturday, December 10
9 p.m.
As You Are DC
500 8th Street, S.E.
Facebook

Wear your ugliest sweater and party all night with DJ L Stackz at As You Are on Saturday.


UNCUT: Jingle Balls with DJ Cindel

Saturday, December 10
10 p.m.
Bliss Nightclub
2122 24th Place, N.E.
$65+
Facebook

Kinetic presents the 2nd annual UNCUT Jingle Balls event at Bliss Nightclub on Saturday complete with a clothes check and play zones.


It’s Britney, Brunch!

Sunday, December 11
Doors 11 a.m./show 12 p.m.
Red Bear Brewing Co.
209 M Street, N.E.
$25
Facebook

Desiree Dik leads the Britney Spears-themed drag brunch featuring Elecktra G, Silverware Sidora, Millie Meringue and Tip Boy Pup Indigo at Red Bear Brewing Company on Sunday.


Pamala Stanley LIVE at Freddie’s

Sunday, December 11
7-9:30 p.m.
Freddie’s Beach Bar
555 23rd Street S
Arlington, Va.
$15
Facebook

Pamala Stanley returns to Freddie’s Beach Bar in Arlington for a holiday show on Sunday.


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PHOTOS: Safe Space

New LGBTQ+ party held at Black Cat

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A scene from the 'Safe Space' party at the Black Cat on Saturday. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The Safe Space 2: A Safer Space party was held at the Black Cat on Saturday, Dec. 3.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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PHOTOS: Holiday Show

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington perform annual concert at Lincoln Theatre

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A scene from the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington's 'Holiday Show.' (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington and the GenOUT Youth Chorus performed “The Holiday Show” at a dress rehearsal on Friday, Dec. 2 at Lincoln Theatre. The Chorus has performances scheduled for Dec. 9 and 11. For tickets and showtimes, visit gmcw.org.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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