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10 LGBTQ events this week

Bingo, parties and Bachelor’s Mill Reunion among attractions in the coming days

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(Washington Blade file photos by Michael Key and I. Hope)

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.


Reign: Not Another Drag Show

A scene from ‘Not Another Drag Show’ at DIK Bar. (Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Monday, August 22
8 p.m.
Dupont Italian Kitchen Bar (second floor)
1737 17th Street, N.W.
Eventbrite | Facebook

Start your week off with a casual good time at DIK Bar complete with a drag show featuring local talent!


Drag Bingo with Desiree Dik

Red Bear Brewing Co. (Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Tuesday, August 23
7-9 p.m.
Red Bear Brewing Co.
209 M Street, N.E.
Facebook

Desiree Dik leads a rousing game of Drag Bingo at Red Bear Brewing Co. on Tuesday.


LGBTQ Happy Hour Bingo

(Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Wednesday, August 24
7-9 p.m.
As You Are Bar
500 8th Street, S.E.
Eventbrite

Enjoy an evening of free bingo at As You Are bar on Wednesday.


Wasted & Gay Thursday

Thursday, August 25
9 p.m.
Wasted Lounge
816 H Street, N.E.
$5 cover after 10 p.m.
21+
Eventbrite

Check out Wasted Lounge for an LGBTQ party with special musical guests and $5 Henny shots.


Empowerment Boxing

Friday, August 26
6-7 p.m.
Duke Ellington College Track Field
1600 38th Street, N.W.
Eventbrite

Take a free trans+/queer empowerment boxing class at Georgetown University on Friday. Make some friends and get your sweat on. No experience necessary.


LGBTQ+ Social in the City

Friday, August 26
7-9 p.m.
Moxy
1011 K Street, N.W.
Eventbrite

Moxy’s trendy lobby lounge is the venue again for this Go Gay DC LGBTQ social event. Come and make new friends and enjoy conversation with members of the community.


Frequency Friday

Friday, August 26
10 p.m.
Harlot DC Lounge & Restaurant
2001 11th Street, N.W.
$10-$75
Eventbrite

Hosted by Kay Cruise with sounds by DJ Kidd Fresh and DJ Tia Nicole, the “hottest black lesbian party to ever hit the D.C. streets” is on Friday at Harlot DC Lounge. Book your tickets and VIP tables today.


LGBTQ Brunch

Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant (Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Saturday, August 27
10 a.m.-noon
Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant
555 23rd Street S
Arlington, Va.
Eventbrite

Join Go Gay DC for an LGBTQ brunch at Freddie’s patio on Saturday. Order the all-you-can-eat buffet (includes a mimosa or coffee/tea or soft drink) for only $14.99.


Bachelor’s Mill Reunion

A scene from Bachelor’s Mill in 2002. (Blade archive photo by I. Hope)

Saturday, August 27
6 p.m.-midnight
Karma DC Live Music Venue
2221 Adams Place, N.E.
$31.99 – $52.75
Eventbrite

Celebrating the storied Bachelor’s Mill, there will be a Sparkle MaHarris Memorial Talent Showcase followed by a dance party on Saturday at Karma DC.


Eighties Mayhem: End of Summer 80’s Dance Party

Saturday, August 27
9 p.m.
Black Cat
1811 14th Street, N.W.
Facebook

Celebrate the end of summer with an 80’s-themed dance party at the Black Cat on Saturday.


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10 LGBTQ events this week

Howard hosts first Pride Night, GMCW performs ‘Judy’ among highlights

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Events this week include a birthday celebration for Desiree Dik, a Gay Men's Chorus production of 'Judy' and Howard University Basketball's first Pride Night. (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.


Howard University Basketball Pride Night

Monday, January 30
5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Burr Gymnasium
Howard University
$25
Tickets

The Bison hold their first Pride Night game on Monday as they face off against South Carolina State University.


JR.’s Showtunes

Monday, January 30
9 p.m.
JR.’s Bar
1519 17th Street, N.W.
Facebook

JR.’s holds its weekly Monday Night Showtunes event, so dust off those pipes and sing along.


Meaningful Networking for LGBTQ Professionals

Tuesday, January 31
6 p.m.
Number Nine
1435 P Street, N.W.
$0-$85
Facebook | Eventbrite

Out Professionals holds a networking event at Number Nine on Tuesday. Come by to make business and social connections with fellow LGBTQ professionals.


Sleaze: Poundhog Day

Thursday, February 2
Doors 9 p.m.
DC9 Nightclub
1940 9th Street, N.W.
$10
Facebook | Eventbrite

Whether Phil sees his shadow or not, dance the night away at the monthly LGBTQ+ party. Performances by Sirene Noir Sidora Jackson and Jane Saw with DJs THABLACKGOD, Lemz and Kennan Orr.


Kinky Bears

Friday, February 3
5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
UPROAR Lounge & Nightclub
639 Florida Avenue, N.W.
No cover
Facebook

DC Social and UPROAR present Kinky Bears happy hour featuring DJ Popperz.


Desiree’s Dirty 30!

Friday, February 3
9 p.m.
Red Bear Brewing Co.
209 M Street, N.E.
Facebook

Award winning drag queen Desiree Dik celebrates her Dirty 30 with a show on Friday at Red Bear Brewing with Baphomette, Millie Meringue, Mari Con Carne and Evry Pleasure.


District 1st Friday: Traffic Light Underwear Party

Friday, February 3
10 p.m.
Green Lantern
1335 Green Court, N.W.
$10
Facebook

Be naughty with an all-body-types-welcome underwear attire party.


‘JUDY’ Cabaret

Saturday, February 4
5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Crazy Aunt Helen’s
713 8th Street, S.E.
$45
Eventbrite

Members of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington perform “JUDY” celebrating the music of Judy Garland at Crazy Aunt Helen’s with two cabaret shows on Saturday.


Avalon Saturdays: ElectroPOP

Saturday, February 4
10 p.m.
Soundcheck
1420 K Street, N.W.
$25-$30 / 18+
Facebook | Tickets

DJ Xiver and DJ AytonH spin high energy, pop hits and remixes all night long on Saturday at Soundcheck.


Oddball

Saturday, February 4
Meet & Greet 11 p.m. / Show at midnight
The Runway DC
3523 12th Street, N.E.
$25
Facebook | Eventbrite

Join special guest Koco Caine for an Oddball show hosted by Desiree Dik. Performers include Baphomette, Evry Pleasure, Javon Love and Sextia N’Eight.

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Catfish Stand-Up features LGBTQ comedians

A League of Her Own hosts performances from D.C.’s funniest

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“Catfish Stand-Up Comedy” will be on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 8 p.m. at A League of Her Own. This event will feature performances from D.C.’s funniest and most talented LGBTQ comedians. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.

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Build your professional network

‘Meaningful Networking for LGBTQ Professionals’ on Tuesday

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Out Professionals will host “Meaningful Networking for LGBTQ Professionals” on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. at Number Nine DC. The event will feature color-coded industry badges to help connect guests with people in their industry and a Dot to seamlessly share contact information.

Tickets are $85 and more details about the event are available on Eventbrite.

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