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10 LGBTQ events this week

Sports, parties and a pageant all in the days to come

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From left, drag performer Molassas is being honored at the Haus Award Ceremony on Tuesday, Stonewall Kickball is recruiting new players for the fall and catch Lady Gaga's greatest hits at 'Gaga-Rama' on Saturday. (Blade file 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.

JR’s Christmas in July Showtunes

Monday, July 25
8-12 p.m.
JR’s Bar
1519 17th Street, N.W.
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Celebrate the “holidays” with JR’s live performances hosted by Citrine. Sing along to holiday showtunes. Music by Landon Cox.

Party & Prance

Tuesday, July 26
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Trade
1410 14th Street, N.W.
Facebook

Join the Haus of Bambi for a free ballet class and kiki. You can learn some ballet fundamentals with a drink in your hand.

HAUS Award

Tuesday, July 26
8-10:30 p.m.
Trade
1410 14th Street, N.W.
Facebook

Keep the party going at Trade with Haus of Bambi for the second annual HAUS Award honoring the 2022 recipient Molasses as well as 2021 recipient Greg David.

LGBTQ+ Social in Alexandria

Thursday, July 28
7-10 p.m.
Evening Star Cafe
2000 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, Va.
Facebook | Eventbrite

Meet new friends and network at this extended happy hour in Alexandria, Va. hosted by Go Gay DC.

Friday Night Lights

Friday, July 29
7-9 p.m.
Bundy Field
470 P Street, N.W.
$5
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Friday Night Lights is a monthly open scrimmage with the Federal Triangles Soccer Club. Everyone is welcome to come and kick around the ball and make new friends. Bring a white and dark shirt and a soccer ball if you have one.

LGBTQ+ Social in the City

Friday, July 29
7-9 p.m.
Moxy Washington
1011 K Street, N.W.
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Hang out at the Moxy Hotel lobby lounge with new friends in the LGBTQ+ community hosted by Go Gay DC.

Stonewall Kickball New Player Registration

Saturday, July 30
10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Raymond Recreation Center
3725 10th Street, N.W.
Facebook

Meet up in Petworth to register for the fall season of Stonewall Kickball. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to As You Are Bar at 500 8th Street, S.E.

Sweat Dance Party

Saturday, July 30
10 p.m.
Green Lantern
1335 Green Court, N.W.
$5 cover
Facebook

Join ONYX Mid-Atlantic, a leather organization for gay and bisexual men of color, at the Sweat Dance Party at Green Lantern. Attire includes jocks, briefs, singlets, shorts, leather, etc. Dance music provided by DJ Kudjo.

GAGA-RAMA: The Lady Gaga Party

Saturday, July 30
10 p.m.
JR’s Bar
1519 17th Street, N.W.
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Dress in your best Lady Gaga costume for a chance to win a ticket to the Chromatica Ball on August 8. DJs will be spinning Gaga hits all night and there will be performances by Chata, Hennessey, Princeza and Sirene.

Mr. Nice Jewish Boy Pageant 2022

Sunday, July 31
Doors 4 p.m. / Show 4:30
Union Stage
740 Water Street, S.W.
$30 general admission
Facebook | Tickets

Venus Valhalla hosts this year’s Mr. Nice Jewish Boy Pageant at Union Stage on Sunday. Four contestants compete for the crown. All proceeds will be donated to Keshet.

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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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