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10 LGBTQ events this week

Music, affirmation, reclamation and more in the days to come

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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.


Music in the Night

Monday, October 10
doors 6 p.m./showtime 8 p.m.
City Winery
1350 Okie Street, N.E.
$20-$40
Facebook | Tickets

Capital Pride presents a Broadway musical and theatrical review with local talent featuring special guest (and everyone’s favorite “Mr. Darcy”) Conrad Ricamora.


¡Reclamación! A celebration of Indigenous People’s Day

Monday, October 10
8 p.m.
Trade
1410 14th Street, N.W.
Facebook

“Celebrate the reclaiming of ‘Columbus Day’ with your host, Domingo, and a star-studded cast of Latiné drag artists!” Drag performers include Dirty Sanchez, Silver Ware, and Evry Pleasure.


JusticeAid Fall Benefit Concert for SMYAL

Kandace Springs (Screen capture via Vimeo)

Tuesday, October 11
7 p.m.
City Winery
1350 Okie Street, N.E.
$300
Website | Tickets

Enjoy an evening with Kandace Springs at this fundraiser for LGBTQ youth services.


Drag Bingo with Desiree Dik

Tuesday, October 11
7-9 p.m.
Red Bear Brewing Company
209 M Street, N.E.
Facebook

Desiree and her “bombastic” drag performers liven up a night of bingo at Red Bear Brewing on Tuesday.


Queer Trivia with the Mistresses

Wednesday, October 12
7-9 p.m.
The Dew Drop Inn
2801 8th Street, N.E.
Facebook

Show your knowledge of all things queer at a trivia night with the Mistresses.


A Speakeasy Evening at NMAAHC

Sampson McCormick (Photo courtesy of Kola/510 Media)

Friday, October 14
7:30-11 p.m.
Heritage Hall, National Museum of African American History and Culture
1400 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Free / registration required
Website | Tickets 

This unique event is inspired by the speakeasy clubs of the Harlem Renaissance. Go to experience music by DJ MIM, comedy by Sampson McCormick and a moderated panel discussion about Ballroom and Beyond with Tracey Africa Norman, Rayceen Pendarvis, Kevin Aviance, and Twiggy Pucci Garrçon.


Affirmation Station

Saturday, October 15
12-3 p.m.
2661 Hartland Road
Falls Church, Va.
Facebook

It’s time for an Affirmation Station produced by CAKE Society Co. with a clothing swap, free gender affirming items, free HIV testing, free food, music and fun.


Mounties Present: THIRS-TEA Charity Tea Dance with Rosé

Saturday, October 15
3-8 p.m.
Zebbie’s Garden
1223 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
$30-$50
Facebook

Dance and grove to support the Wanda Alston Foundation with Rosé, Duex Sidora and Cake Pop. Music by DJ Alex Love.


Con Acento: A Latin Drag and Dance Party

Saturday, October 15
9:30 p.m.
JR.’s Bar
1519 17th Street, N.W.
Facebook

Evry Pleasure hosts a drag show with performances by Darcy de la Cuadra, Vee Bee Majesty and Indiana Bones. Catch the show and stay for the dance party with beats by Andre Gutarra.


Avalon Saturdays four year anniversary

Saturday, October 15
10 p.m.
Soundcheckdc
1420 K Street, N.W.
$30-$35
Facebook | Tickets

AVALON, DC’s “largest LGBTQ+ circuit party” celebrates its fourth anniversary on Saturday at Soundcheckdc.


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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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