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Latinx Pride celebrates ‘Sweet 16’

Cooking, kayaking, dancing and more are on offer as the community celebrates the season



DC Latinx Pride in the 2019 Capital Pride Parade. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

The 16th annual Latinx Pride continues this year with several in-person events. Cooking, kayaking, dancing and more are on offer as the LGBTQ Latinx community celebrates the season. Here is a list of the various activities and how you can participate:

Orgullosamente Outdoors

Sunday, June 5
12 p.m.
Key Bridge Boathouse
3500 Water Street, N.W.
Free! (or $18 if you are running late)

Latino Outdoors DMV and DC Latinx Pride invite you to head out on the Potomac for some queer kayaking. Organizers advise you to arrive early to secure a free one hour kayak. Though if you run late, you can still go kayaking for $18 an hour.

Official  DC Latinx Pride Party

DC Latinx Pride Fiesta. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Thursday, June 9
9 p.m.-2:30 a.m.
Howard Theatre
620 T Street, N.W.
Facebook | Tickets

The 16th annual DC Latinx Pride Fiesta will be held this year at the historic Howard Theatre. Come dance the night away and celebrate with the community.

La Cocina

Friday, June 10
12 p.m. | 2 p.m. | 4 p.m.
online event on Facebook Live

“Cooking has never been just about food,” the organizers tell us. Join Kraig, Dee and Jose in one of three sessions on Friday on Facebook Live as they take us into their homes to prepare their favorite foods.

La Platica

(Photo courtesy of the Rainbow Railroad)

Wednesday, June 15
6 p.m.
online event on Facebook Live

Latinx Pride continues with a talk about mental health and the importance of speaking about the current challenges in the economy and violence directed towards BIPOC.

Papi Brunch

Sunday, June 19
12 p.m.
Los Hermanos Dominican Restaurant
1428 Park Road, N.W.

Celebrate Pride Month Dominican edition at the Papi Brunch on Sunday.


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10 LGBTQ events this week

Drag, dancing and kite flying among highlights



Events this week include, from left, an AGLA/Go Gay DC-sponsored Drag Show for Charity at Freddie's Beach Bar, Kicks & Giggles Glow Crazy party, and Bombalicious Eklaver brings her show to Cambria Rooftop. (Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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.

Drag Queen Trivia Tuesday

Tuesday, March 21
7 p.m.
Slash Run
201 Upshur Street, N.W.
Facebook | Reservations

Tara Hoot leads a game of trivia at Slash Run on Tuesday.

Daddy Issues

Wednesday, March 22
9 p.m.
915 U Street, N.W.
Instagram | Website

Crystal Edge leads the weekly drag show at Kiki on Wednesday.

DC Boys of Leather – March Happy Hour

Thursday, March 23
6-9 p.m.
1410 14th Street, N.W.

Grab your gear and make your way to Trade for the March Happy Hour of the DC Boys of Leather.

RuPaul’s Drag Race Viewing Party

Friday, March 24
8 p.m.
JR.’s Bar
1519 17th Street, N.W.

Citrine leads the RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 15 Viewing Party at JR.’s Bar on Friday.

Kicks & Giggles Glow Crazy! Blacklight-Glow Paint Party

Friday, March 24
9 p.m.
Green Lantern
1335 Green Court, N.W.
No cover

Kicks & Giggles bring you a glow-tastic time on Friday with a blacklight-glow paint party at the Green Lantern. There is a clothes check and there are free rail drinks if you are painted with glow paint between 9 and 10 p.m.

Good Times (Disco House Party)

Friday, March 24
11 p.m.
DC9 Nightclub
1940 9th Street, N.W.
$10 advance / $15 door
Facebook | Eventbrite

Cake Pop! and DJ Matt Bailer entertain on Friday with a feel good Disco House Party at DC9 Nightclub.

Candela! UPROAR’s Latinx Party

Saturday, March 25
9 p.m.
UPROAR Lounge & Restaurant
639 Florida Avenue, N.W.

UPROAR Lounge & Restaurant hold a Latinx party on Saturday with a performance by Ivanna V Love.

Cherry Blossom Kite Festival

Cherry Blossom Kite Festival (Photo by 3000ad/Bigstock)

Saturday, March 25
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Washington Monument
Facebook | Website

The annual kite festival is back on Saturday by the Washington Monument.

Cambria Drag Brunch

Sunday, March 26
11 a.m.
Rooftop Cambria Capital Riverfront
69 Q Street, S.W.

Bombalicious Eklaver leads a fun drag brunch on Sunday with performers Jalah, Nadia and Amara. $35 covers the buffet and show, but bring your dollar bills to show your support to the performers.

Drag Show for Charity

(Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Sunday, March 26
8-10 p.m.
Freddie’s Beach Bar
555 23rd Street S
Arlington, Va.

AGLA and Go Gay DC present a drag show for charity at Freddie’s Beach Bar on Sunday.

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Sophie B. Hawkins to host intimate album release

Platinum-selling artist to perform at The Hamilton



Sophie B. Hawkins (Blade file photo by Joey DiGuglielmo)

Platinum-selling artist Sophie B. Hawkins will perform at an intimate album release show on Saturday, April 1 at 8 p.m. at The Hamilton. The event is to celebrate her long-awaited seventh studio album “Free Myself.”

Free Myself sees the trailblazing artist take her power back and embark on a new creative chapter while reflecting on her revolutionary career. Hawkins’ songs have been previously featured in cultural touchstone TV shows and films such as “Stranger Things,” “Euphoria,” “Ozark,” and many others.

Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased on The Hamilton’s website.

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Welcome spring with a dance class

‘Bachata Basics’ held at A League of Her Own



“Bachata Basics at ALOHO Reggaeton Night” will take place on Friday, March 17 at 8:30 p.m. at A League of Her Own.

This event is an opportunity to learn bachata in a queer-friendly space while meeting new people and connecting with friends. 

Tickets are $15 and also include one drink. For more information, visit Eventbrite

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