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10 LGBTQ events this week

Womxn Networking, Betty Who and Drag Underground among highlights



From left, As You Are hosts a Womxn Networking event on Wednesday, Betty Who performs at The Anthem on Friday, and Drag Underground returns to Dupont. (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.

Womxn Networking

As You Are (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Wednesday, March 8
6:30 p.m.
As You Are
500 8th Street, S.E.

The Equality Chamber of Commerce and Tagg Magazine are holding a Womxn Networking event at As You Are on Wednesday. “Mix and mingle with other queer women looking to connect and do business” whether you are a CEO looking to hire or someone just starting out and looking for contacts.

Queer Trivia

Wednesday, March 8
7-9 p.m.
Dew Drop Inn
2801 8th Street, N.E.

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

Betty Who at The Anthem

Betty Who (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Friday, March 8
7-9 p.m.
The Anthem
901 Wharf Street, S.W.
Facebook | Tickets

Betty Who returns to D.C. to perform at the Anthem on Friday.

Drag Underground

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

Friday, March 10
8 p.m.
Dupont Underground
19 Dupont Circle, N.W.

Drag Underground is back by popular demand. Get your tickets for a truly unique experience on Friday.


Saturday, March 11
3 p.m.
JR.’s Bar
1519 17th Street, N.W.

All day Saturday, well into the night, JR.’s and Highball Productions bring you local drag performers. The musical event runs from 3 p.m. until closing time late at night.

The Community Collection Opening Reception

Saturday, March 11
7-9 p.m.
DC Center for the LGBT Community
2000 14th Street, N.W.
Suite 105

The DC Center is presenting its final Center Arts Gallery installation before they move. The opening reception for “The Community Collection” is on Saturday and features artists Scott Clarke, Brooklyn Rando, Mentwab Easwaran, Tracy Stevens, Diane D’Costa, Jonathan Ashley, Cooper Joslin, Kalli Anne Joslin, Waleska Del Sol, Erin Frisby, Tamarah Ynise, Korina Isler and Andrea Jane Wheeler.

GMCW performs “WHITNEY”

Saturday, March 11 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 12 at 3 p.m.
Lincoln Theatre
1215 U Street, N.W.
Facebook | Tickets

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington present a show dedicated to the music of Whitney Houston with showtimes on Saturday and Sunday at the Lincoln Theatre.

March Vanguard: Dark Dance Party

Saturday, March 11
9 p.m.
Safari DC Lounge
4306 Georgia Avenue, N.W.
$10 door / $7 advance / $5 student i.d.
Facebook | Eventbrite

The March edition of the Vanguard Dark Dance Party features DJ Liebchen (with resident DJs Johnny Panic, Ultra Violet Rah and Villainess) on Saturday at Safari DC Lounge.

Elevate Drag Brunch: Drag King Edition

Sunday, March 12
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Officina at The Wharf
1120 Maine Avenue, S.W.

Baphomette hosts a drag king show with brunch at Officina at The Wharf on Sunday.

Slay Them Brunch

Sunday, March 12
12 p.m.
Red Bear Brewing Company
209 M Street, N.E.
Facebook | Eventbrite

Desiree Dik hosts a drag brunch with the Slay Them performers at Red Bear Brewing Company on Sunday.


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DC Center to host fundraiser for upcoming relocation

KC B. Yoncé and Ricky Rosé to perform



(Photo by Freeograph/Bigstock)

The DC Center for the LGBT Community will host “The DC Center Spring Cocktail Celebration” on Thursday, April 13 at 6 p.m. at Dupont Underground.

This event ​will raise funds to support the DC Center’s upcoming relocation and new space renovation. The new LGBTQ Community Center will be larger than the current space and will allow an increase in community and service outreach.

There will be a music performance by DJ Jake Maxwell and lively performances by drag queen KC B. Yoncé and drag king Ricky Rosé, and a gallery of friends, family and family. There will also be an open bar for the first hour.

Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased online.

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Dupont Underground teams with Swedish Embassy for art exhibit

‘You Don’t Love Me, Yet’ opening night Friday



(Image via Eventbrite)

Dupont Underground will join forces with the Swedish Embassy to host the opening night of a video art exhibition, “You Don’t Love Me, Yet” on Friday, March 31 at Dupont Underground. 

The exhibition will feature eight Swedish artists from different backgrounds and generations who are united in their interest for current social issues, interpersonal relationships, and the interaction between humans and nature, which they depict through their art. 

The video works are displayed in “living rooms,” all designed by Washington-based architecture firms, which create a sharp contrast to the unique and rough character of the abandoned streetcar station under Dupont Circle. 

For more information, email Matthew Helfrich, LINK Strategic Partners, at [email protected] or get tickets on Eventbrite

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Calendar: March 31-April 6

LGBTQ events in the days to come



Friday, March 31

Center Aging: Friday Tea Time will be at 2 p.m. on Zoom. This is a social hour for older LGBTQ adults. Guests can bring a beverage of choice. For more information, contact Adam at [email protected]

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Social” at 7 p.m. at Puro Gusto. This free event is ideal for meeting new folks, making new friends, community-building, or just to unwind and enjoy the atmosphere. For more details, visit Eventbrite.

Saturday, April 1

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.

LGBT 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 judgment free. FOr more information, email [email protected]

Sunday, April 2

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Coffee & Conversation” at 12 p.m. at As You Are. This event is for those looking to meet new faces in the LGBTQ community. This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

“Sunday Funday Fam Brunch” will be at 11 a.m. at Uproar Lounge & Restaurant. This brunch will bring a host of family and friends together celebrating the love, passion and work done by LGBTQ rights advocates in the community. This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite

Monday, April 3

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

Capital Pride Interfaith Service Planning Meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Zoom. The Capital Pride Interfaith Service is an “integrated service” that demonstrates the breadth, depth, and sincerity of LGBTQ individuals’ faith and exposes the lie that anti-gay fundamentalists have a monopoly on faith and religion. For more details, email [email protected]

Wednesday, April 5

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

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. There will be discussion, activities, and a chance for guests to share what they want future events to include. To register for the event, visit the DC Center’s website.

Thursday, April 6

API Queer Support Group will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This support group for the Asian and Pacific Islander Queer Community is co-sponsored by Asian Pacific Islander Queer Society DC and Asian Queers United for Action. For more details, email [email protected].

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