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10 LGBTQ events this week

Womxn Networking, Betty Who and Drag Underground among highlights

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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.
$15
Register

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.
Facebook

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.
$40-$60
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.
$25
Eventbrite

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


HIGHBALLathon

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

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
Register

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.
$20-$65
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.
$25
Facebook

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.
$25
Facebook | Eventbrite

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


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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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