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Sports, parties and shows in the days to come

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Drag Ball, 'Pridetoberfest' and a party with Cake Pop are among attractions this week. (Blade file photos by Michael Key and Damien Salas)

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 Bingo with Desiree Dik

Desiree Dik (Photo by Katherine Gaines/Ambient Eye Photography

Tuesday, Sept. 13
7-9 p.m.
Red Bear Brewing Co.
209 M Street, N.E.
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Join Desiree Dik for a bombastic drag performance and bingo night at Red Bear Brewing.


Queer Trivia with the Mistresses

Wednesday, Sept. 14
7-9 p.m.
The Dew Drop Inn
2801 8th Street, N.E.
Facebook

The trivia mistresses lead a game of queer trivia at the Dew Drop Inn on Wednesday.


LGBT Business Expo

Thursday, Sept. 15
3-7 p.m.
Old Tucker Row
Columbia, Md.
$10
Facebook

Meet LGBT-owned companies to learn about their services and products, sample appetizers and beverages from local businesses and attend free sessions on a variety of key topics at the 2022 LGBT Business Expo.


DOD Pride/Pentagon Happy Hour

The Pentagon (Photo by icholakov/Bigstock)

Thursday, Sept. 15
4-8 p.m.
Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant
555 23rd Street S
Arlington, Va.
Facebook

Enjoy a happy hour with Pentagon and DOD personnel at Freddie’s. It officially starts at 5, but go early to enjoy the drink specials.


Foundation Party

Thursday, Sept. 15
6-10 p.m.
Crazy Aunt Helen’s
713 8th Street, N.E.
Facebook | Eventbrite

R Street Studio hosts a benefit for the Equality Chamber Foundation at Crazy Aunt Helen’s. Expect to see a special guest performance by It’s Jahrel.


Drag Ball

Drag Ball (Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Saturday, Sept. 17
3 p.m.
Stead Park
1625 P Street, N.W.
Facebook

Witness this one-of-a-kind fundraiser for the D.C. Center: Stonewall Kickball’s “Drag Ball” at Stead Park. Suggested donation of $10. Follow the players to an afterparty at Number Nine.


Pridetoberfest

(Blade file photo by Damien Salas)

Saturday, Sept. 17
8 p.m.
Wunder Garten
1101 First Street, N.E.
Eventbrite

Dress for Oktoberfest (if you want) and join the Capital Pride Alliance, DC Fray and the DC Gay Flag Football League for Pridetoberfest at Wunder Garten on Saturday.


Trixie & Katya

Trixie and Katya (Promotional photo via Facebook)

Saturday, Sept. 17
8 p.m.
The Anthem
901 Wharf Street, S.W.
$49.50-$159.50
Facebook | Tickets

You don’t want to miss the hilarious drag duo Trixie and Katya for their show at The Anthem on Saturday.


CAKE: Get Lit! Glow Dance Party

Saturday, Sept. 17
9 p.m.
Black Cat DC
1811 14th Street, N.W.
$20
Facebook | Tickets

DJ Chord and DJ SeanMcClafferty are featured with a night of lasers, drag, remixes, upbeat vocals, and dance floor gems hosted by Cake Pop. If you have a shirt, shoes, harness, or any item that can light up, bring it and join the crowd. Part of all ticket sales proceeds will go to Capital Pride.


Con Acento: A Drag Celebration of Hispanic Icons

Saturday, Sept. 17
9:30 p.m.
JR.’s Bar
1519 17th Street, N.W.
Facebook

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with “Con Acento” drag show at JR.’s.


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The biggest drag stars are coming to town

‘Drag Race’ queens perform alongside local favorites

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Cake Pop! will be among performers at ‘Drag Me to the Disco.’ (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

“Drag Me to the Disco” will be held on Saturday, March 2 at 9 p.m. at the Howard Theatre. 

This event will feature “Drag Race” stars Jaida Essence Hall, Vanessa Vanjie Matteo, Mistress Isabelle Brooks, and Luxx Noir London, and D.C. queens Cake Pop!, Crystal Edge, Dreux Sidora and Crimsyn will open the show. After the drag show, there will be a dance party with NYC’s DJ Boyyyish spinning disco house music. 

Tickets start at $50 and can be purchased on the Howard Theatre’s website.

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Calendar: February 16-22

LGBTQ events in the days to come

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Friday, February 16

Center Aging Friday Tea Time will be at 2 p.m. on Zoom. This is a social hour for older LGBTQ adults. For more details, email [email protected].  

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Social” at 7 p.m. at DIK Bar. This event is ideal for meeting new people and making new friends in a casual, facilitated environment. Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

Saturday, February 17

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. For more details, visit thedccenter.org/poc or facebook.com/centerpoc.  

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Brunch” at 11 a.m. at Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant. This event is ideal for meeting new people and making new friends in a casual, facilitated environment. Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

Sunday, February 18

AfroCode DC will be at 4 p.m. at Decades DC. This event will be an experience of non-stop music, dancing, and good vibes and a crossover of genres and a fusion of cultures. Tickets cost $40 and can be purchased on Eventbrite

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Coffee” at 12 p.m. at As You Are. Guests are encouraged to come enjoy an evening of Italian-style dining and conversation with other LGBTQ folk on the enclosed front patio. Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite

Monday, February 19

Wicked Mondaze POP-UP Happy Hour will be at 5 p.m. at Wild Dayzs. This event will feature a performance from DJ MIM accompanied by renowned drummer Asha Santee. Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased on Eventbrite

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Happy Hour” at 6 p.m. at Palette 22. This event is ideal for meeting new people and making new friends in a casual, facilitated environment. Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

Tuesday, February 20

BiRoundtable will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This monthly roundtable is an opportunity for people to gather in order to discuss issues related to bisexuality or as bi individuals in a private setting. For more details, visit Facebook or Meetup

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Social” at 6 p.m. at Daniel O’Connell’s Irish Restaurant and Bar. This event is ideal for meeting new people and making new friends in a casual, facilitated environment. Admission is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

Wednesday, February 21

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.

Thursday, February 22

The DC Center’s Fresh Produce 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 5:00 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. 

Virtual Yoga Class with Charles M. will be at 12 p.m. online. This is a weekly class focusing on yoga, breath work, and meditation. Guests are encouraged to RSVP on the DC Center’s website, providing your name, email address, and zip code, along with any questions you may have. A link to the event will be sent at 6 pm the day before.

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Duke Ellington Costume Shop unveils design vault

Flea market to include ‘timeless pieces’ from School of the Arts

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The Duke Ellington Costume Shop will unveil its design vault for the first time on Saturday, Feb. 10, showcasing decades of craftsmanship and creativity. 

“The design vault houses an awe-inspiring collection available for purchase at our Flea Market event on Feb. 10. From evening gowns to cocktail dresses, these timeless pieces capture the essence of characters and eras from various productions,” according to a statement from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

The Flea Market event, hosted by Ellington’s Technical Design and Production Department, offers a rare opportunity for patrons to own a piece of theatrical history. The event will take place at Duke Ellington School of the Arts, located at 3500 R St NW, Washington, DC 20007.

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