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Drag is back at Dupont Underground

Queens and kings Cake Pop, Major Tom, Rico Pico, Shiqueeta-Lee among performers

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Shi-Queeta Lee performs at Dupont Underground for Drag Underground. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

“Drag Underground Spring 2023” will be on Friday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. at DuPont Underground.

This event, co-hosted by the Washington Blade and Drag Underground, will feature performances from some of D.C.’s best drag queens and kings such as Cake Pop, Major Tom, Rico Pico and Shi-Queeta Lee.

Tickets for this event start at $16.55 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.


Artists to explore trauma, triumph in exhibition

“The Cost of Living” will premiere on Friday, March 3 at 7 p.m. at Dupont Underground.

This art exhibition will feature the work of Lavette Ballard, LaToya Hobbs and many other Black women and femme artists as they explore the cost of living for Black women. The show will present 2D, 3D, audio, and visual works to examine how Black women persevere despite the systems that are in place to limit their prosperity.

Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.

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Get ready for Baltimore Pride

Events scheduled throughout weekend

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Baltimore Pride Parade (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Baltimore Pride begins this weekend on Friday, June 14 in the heart of the city.

There will be a variety of events, the main ones being Mt. Vernon Pride on June 14 at 2 p.m. on the 200 Block of W. Read St., the Parade and Block Party on Saturday, June 15 at 3 p.m. on N. Charles St., and Pride in the Park on Sunday, June 15 at 3 p.m. at Druid Hill Park.

For more event details, visit Baltimore Pride’s website

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New film festival to spotlight LGBTQ docs

DC/DOX held in theaters throughout city

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DC/DOX, a new film festival in Washington D.C., began on Thursday, June 13 at E-Street Cinema, the U.S. Navy Memorial Burke Theatre and Eaton Cinema.

The festival is dedicated to promoting documentary as a leading art form and a series of documentaries on LGBTQ+ stories will premiere, including “Love That Dares Not,” “Sabbath Queen,” and “Familia.” 

For more information, visit DC/DOX’s website.

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Baltimore Museum to host Pride party

Ridin’ the Rails features RuPaul’s Queen of Flips

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The B&O Railroad Museum will host “Ridin the Rails: Pride Train & Party” on Friday, June 14 at 8:00p.m. in collaboration with the Pride Center of Maryland and Stonewall Sports.

This event will kick off Pride events in Baltimore.  This year’s Ridin’ the Rails features Season 16 Rupaul’s Drag Race Queen “The Queen of Flips” Mhi’ya Iman Le’Paige and local Baltimore queens, with meet-and-greets available. The party will be filled with music, food, and drinks under the stars surrounded by trains.

Tickets start at $28 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.

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