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10 LGBTQ events this week

Soccer tourney, a Cake celebration and bear cave among highlights



Events this week include the Federal Triangles Soccer Club's 'Turkey Bowl,' drag artist Cake Pop! featured at Cake anniversary party at the Black Cat and The Bear Cave at the Green Lantern. (Washington 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.

Out Professionals Launch

Tuesday, November 15
6-9 p.m.
Number Nine
1435 P Street, N.W.

Out Professionals is holding a launch event and networking gathering at Number Nine on Tuesday. Looking for a business connection, a new hire, or an opportunity? This is a chance to meet up with other LGBTQ/ally professionals.

DC Boys of Leather November Happy Hour

Thursday, November 17
6 p.m.
1410 14th Street, N.W.

Wear your gear and meet up with other leather enthusiasts at this safe and inclusive monthly happy hour. There will be a bootblack on the back patio.

Cake 1st Anniversary Party

Friday, November 18
9 p.m.
Black Cat
1811 14th Street, N.W.

First anniversary of the Cake party will be held on Friday. DJ Chord and Sean McClafferty bring the music and drag performer Cake Pop! will entertain.

Feast! A Drag Friendsgiving

Friday, November 18
10 p.m.
Songbyrd Music House
540 Penn Street, N.E.

A late night open stage drag variety show for Friendsgiving hosted by Doming0.

Turkey Bowl

Saturday, November 18
10 a.m.
Long Bridge Park (Boeing Field 1)
Arlington, Va.

Registration is closed, but you can go cheer on your mates in the Federal Triangles Soccer Club in the annual all-gender soccer event for the LGBTQ+ community.

A Drag Queen Christmas

Saturday, November 18
8 p.m.
Lincoln Theatre
1215 U Street, N.W.
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Join Trinity the Tuck with special guest Todrick Hall for a Drag Queen Christmas show at the Lincoln Theatre on Saturday.

The Bear Cave

Saturday, November 19
9 p.m.
Green Lantern
1335 Green Court, N.W.
No cover

Hibernate in the Bear Cave with DJ Popperz and dancers MuscleDog Slayer, Helton and Antonio.

Con Acento

Saturday, November 19
9:30 p.m.
JR.’s Bar
1519 17th Street, N.W.

Celebrate hispanic heritage on Saturday at the Con Acento drag show and dance party at JR.’s hosted by Evry Pleasure featuring Ricky Rosé, Desiree Dik and Labianna.

Brewed Up Drag Brunch

Sunday, November 20
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Red Bear Brewing Company
209 M Street, N.E.
$25 (food not included in ticket price)
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Join Desiree Dik for a drag brunch at Red Bear Brewing on Sunday. The show features Bombalicious Eklaver, Evry Pleasure, Millie Meringue and Tip Boy Pup Indigo.

DC Royale Pageant

Sunday, November 20
9-10 p.m.
Freddie’s Beach Bar
555 23rd Street S
Arlington, Va.

The Imperial Court of Washington holds the DC Royale Pageant at Freddie’s Beach Bar in Arlington, Va. on Sunday.

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Calendar: December 2-8

LGBTQ events in the days to come



Friday, December 2

Center Aging Friday Tea Time will be at 2 p.m. on Zoom. This is a social hour for older LGBTQ+ adults. Guests are encouraged to bring a beverage of choice. For more details, contact Adam ([email protected]).

GoGay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Social” at 7 p.m. at The Commentary. This event is ideal for making new friends, professional networking, idea sharing, and community building. Admission to the event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite

Saturday, December 3

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

LGBTQ People of Color Support Group will be at 1 p.m. on Zoom and in-person at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. This peer support group is an outlet for LGBTQ people of color to come together and talk about anything affecting them in a space that strives to be safe and judgment-free. For more information and events for LGBTQ People of Color, visit or

Sunday, December 4

GoGay DC will 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 trying to meet some new faces after two years of the pandemic. This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite

AfroCode DC will be at 3 p.m. at Decades DC. This event is 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

Monday, December 5

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

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. Second, this group will focus on advocating for LGBT older adults in the District of Columbia. For more information, email [email protected]

Tuesday, December 6

Center Aging Women’s Social & Discussion Group will be at 6 p.m. at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. This group is a place where older LGBTQ+ women can meet and socialize with one another. To register for this event, visit the DC Center’s website

Gay Men’s Chorus will be at 7:30 p.m. at Washington DC Temple Visitors’ Center. The Gay Men’s Chorus will perform at the Washington DC Temple Visitors’ Center for Festival of Lights. Tickets are free and can be purchased on Eventbrite

Wednesday, December 7

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

BookMen DC will be at 7:30 p.m. on Zoom. This is an informal group of men who are interested in fiction and non-fiction gay literature. For more details, visit BookMen’s website.

Thursday, December 8

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 p.m. 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. 

Comedy and Cocktails will be at 6 p.m. at Pure Lounge. Guests are encouraged to come out for laughs, libations and drinking games with the best DMV comics. There will be a comedy show, live DJ, dancing, 2 for 1 drinks and drinking games. Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.

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JPride Baltimore to host film screening

‘Spoiler Alert’ playing at Cinemark Egyptian



Jim Parsons and Ben Aldridge star in ‘Spoiler Alert.’ (Photo courtesy of Focus Features)

JPride Baltimore will host a screening of “Spoiler Alert” on Monday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. at Cinemark Egyptian 24 and XD.

The LGBTQ-themed film is based on Michael Ausiello’s best-selling memoir “Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies.” It is a heartwarming, funny and life-affirming story of how Michael and Kit’s relationship is transformed and deepened when one of them falls ill.

This event is free and more information is available on Eventbrite.

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A new queer party is in town

‘A Safer Space’ to be held at Black Cat on Saturday



(Promotional poster courtesy of the organizers)

“A Safer Space: An unhinged production” will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 9:30 p.m. at Black Cat. This event is an immersive intergalactic space experience, and many guests will show up in fabulous space-inspired looks.

There will be performances by JJ202, Baronhawk and Babes. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased on Safe Space’s website

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