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25 LGBTQ events this week

Drag shows, dance parties and United Night Out among attractions

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United Night Out is this Saturday. (Washington Blade file photo by Kevin Majoros)

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.


Thursday Night Karaoke

Thursday, August 24
9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
UPROAR Lounge & Restaurant
639 Florida Avenue, N.W.
21+
Facebook

UPROAR hods its weekly karaoke night with $6 burgers and $3 rail drinks.


Thirst Trap Thursdays

Venus Valhalla performs at a Thirst Trap Thursday show at Pitchers DC. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Thursday, August 24
10 p.m.
Pitchers DC
2317 18th Street, N.W.
No cover
Facebook

Pitchers has its rowdy weekly drag show on the dance floor featuring Cake Pop and Venus Valhalla on Thursday.


ElectroPop: Millennium

Thursday, August 24
10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Bunker
2001 14th Street, N.W.
No Cover
Website

DJ Mike Babbit brings the music to this ultimate throwback Thursday party with music from the 2000s.


DC Rawhides Funky Fridays

Friday, August 25
Doors 5 p.m. / Lesson 6:30 / Dancing until 9 p.m.
Eastern Market
225 7th Street, S.E.
Facebook

Don your boots and cowboy hats (if you want) for some country dancing with the DC Rawhides. New to the scene? No problem. Lessons start at 6:30 p.m.


LGBTQ+ Social @ DIK Bar

Friday, August 25
7 – 9 p.m.
Dupont Italian Kitchen Bar
1637 17th Street, N.W.
Eventbrite

Go Gay DC presents an LGBTQ+ Social event at DIK Bar on Friday.


RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars Viewing Party

Friday, August 25
8 – 9:30 p.m.
JR.’s Bar
1519 17th Street, N.W.
Facebook

Watch Drag Race All Stars with other enthusiasts at JR.’s Bar on Friday. The viewing party is hosted by Citrine and features special guests.


Cub Country

Friday, August 25
8 p.m. – 12 a.m.
UPROAR Lounge & Restaurant
639 Florida Avenue, N.W.
No Cover / 21+
Instagram

Enjoy drink specials at the country-themed party night at UPROAR on Friday.


Kicks & Giggles Glow Party

Friday, August 25
9 p.m.
Green Lantern
1335 Green Court, N.W.
Facebook

Join Kicks & Giggles for a glow party at Green Lantern on Friday.


Trans Agenda

Friday, August 25
10 p.m.
As You Are
500 8th Street, S.E.
Free
Instagram

Join host Mas Vusi for a gender-affirming drag show and dance party at As You Are on Friday. Performers include Stefon Royce, Lemon X Fluiditea and Chata Uchis.


Haus Fridays with DJ TDon

Friday, August 25
10 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Bunker
2001 14th Street, N.W.
VIP Tickets $10
Website

DJ TDon of Dallas brings the music to Friday’s Haus Party at Bunker.


LGBTQ+ Brunch @ Freddie’s

Saturday, August 26
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Freddie’s Beach Bar
555 23rd Street S
Arlington, Va.
Eventbrite

Join Go Gay DC for a social brunch at Freddie’s Beach Bar & Grill in Arlington, Va. on Saturday.


DC Drag Brunch

Saturday, August 26
12 – 3 p.m.
Lima Twist
1411 K Street, N.W.
Reservations

Monet Dupree hosts the DC Drag Brunch on Saturday at Lima Twist.


Beat the Heat Party

Saturday, August 26
5 p.m.
Nellie’s Sports Bar
900 U Street, N.W.
Instagram

Nellie’s Sports Bar and Grill holds a Beat the Heat Party on Saturday.


United Night Out

United Night Out (Washington Blade photo by Kevin Majoros)

Saturday, August 26
6 p.m. Pre-game / 7:30 Kickoff
Audi Field
100 Potomac Avenue, S.W.
$30
Facebook | Tickets

Join Team DC and the Federal Triangles Soccer Club for the annual United Night Out at Audi Field on Saturday.


RuPaul’s Drag Race Werq the World Tour

Saturday, August 26
8 p.m.
MGM National Harbor
101 MGM National Avenue
Oxon Hill, Md.
$55-$138
Facebook | Ticketmaster

The RuPaul’s Drag Race Werq the World Tour comes to the D.C. area on Saturday for a show at MGM.


Dirty Pop with DJ Drew G

Saturday, August 26
8-10 p.m. no cover happy hour / 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. Party
Bunker
2001 14th Street, N.W.
VIP Tickets $20
Website

Drew G brings the music to Bunker for Dirty Pop on Saturday night.


Drag Me To Penthouse

Saturday, August 26
8 p.m.
VIDA at The Yards Penthouse Pool Club
1212 4th Street, S.E.
$20-$249
Facebook | Eventbrite

RuPaul’s Kornbread performs alongside local artists Druex Sidora, Sasha Adams and Crystal Edge at the Penthouse Pool Club of VIDA (The Yards) on Saturday. You don’t have to be a member of VIDA to enjoy the evening.


Playeros

Saturday, August 26
9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
As You Are
500 8th Street, S.E.
Instagram

Rico Pico and Dirty Sanchez host a show with Ricky Rosé, Indiana Bones, Artemis the Demon and Ignacio Daddy on Saturday at As You Are.


Candela! Fiesta Latina at Uproar

Saturday, August 26
9 p.m. – 3 a.m.
UPROAR Lounge & Restaurant
639 Florida Avenue, N.W.
Instagram

Celebrate the Fiesta Latina “Candela!” at UPROAR with Bombalicious Eklaver and Nadia Cole on Saturday.


JOX: The GL Underwear Party

Saturday, August 26
9 p.m.
Green Lantern
1335 Green Court, N.W.
$5 Cover / Free clothes check
Facebook

Strip down for an underwear party, “JOX,” at Green Lantern on Saturday.


Avalon Saturdays: Lights OUT

Saturday, August 26
10 p.m.
Soundcheckdc
1420 K Street, N.W.
$25-$30 / 18+
Facebook | Tickets

Light up the dance floor with thousands of glowsticks and ultraviolet body paint at “Lights Out” on Avalon Saturdays at Soundcheck on Saturday.


Werq the World Tour Official Afterparty

(Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Saturday, August 26
11 p.m.
Shakers
2014 9th Street, N.W.
Instagram

See the show after the show at Shakers following the Werq the World Tour event across town.


LGBTQ+ Brunch @ Puro Gusto

Sunday, August 27
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Puro Gusto Cafe
1345 F Street, N.W.
Eventbrite

Go Gay DC hosts an LGBTQ+ social brunch at Puro Gusto on Sunday.


Dupont Drag Brunch

Sunday, August 27
11:30 a.m.
City Tap
1250 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Reservations

Crystal Edge hosts a drag brunch at City Tap with Cake Pop, Sasha Adams Sanchez, Tiara Missou-Sidora and Christina Doll on Sunday.


LGBTQ+ Dinner & Conversation

Sunday, August 27
6 – 7 p.m.
Federico Ristorante Italiano
519 23rd Street S
Arlington, Va.
Eventbrite

Go Gay DC holds a social dinner event at Federico Ristorante Italiano in Arlington, Va. on Sunday.


Daddy Disco with DJ TDon

Sunday, August 27
7 p.m.
Bunker
2001 14th Street, N.W.
No cover
Website

Daddy Disco at Bunker features music by DJ TDON on Sunday.


Drag Show for Charity

Sunday, August 27
8 p.m.
Freddie’s Beach Bar
555 23rd Street S
Arlington, Va.
Eventbrite

Raise money for the Equality NoVa Scholarship Program at a Drag Show for Charity at Freddie’s Beach Bar on Sunday.


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DC Center to host Alzheimer’s awareness event

‘Seniors & Cognition’ talk to explore warning signs, healthy brain practices

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The DC LGBTQ+ Community Center, the DC Department on Aging and Community Living, and the Alzheimer’s Association are joining forces to host “Seniors & Cognition with the Alzheimer’s Association” on Thursday, July 25 at 2 p.m. on Zoom. 

Guest speakers will walk the audience through understanding Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, their warning signs, healthy brain practices, and more. The lecture series will consist of three 1.5-hour sessions, with the others set to take place in August and September. 

To register, visit the DC Center’s website

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Calendar: July 19-25

LGBTQ events in the days to come

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Friday, July 19

“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, email [email protected].

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Community Happy Hour” at 7 p.m. at Puro Gusto. This event is ideal for making new friends, professional networking, idea-sharing, and community building. This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

Saturday, July 20

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Community Brunch” at 11 a.m. at Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant. This fun weekly event brings the DMV area LGBTQ+ community, including allies, together for delicious food and conversation. Attendance is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

“LGBTQ 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 that strives to be safe and judgment free. For more details, visit thedccenter.org/poc or facebook.com/centerpoc.

Sunday, July 21

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Dinner” at 6:30 p.m. at Federico Ristorante Italiano Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant. Guests are encouraged to come enjoy an evening of Italian-style dining and conversation with other LGBTQ+ folk. Attendance is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

Go Gay DC will host “LGBTQ+ Funday Social and Games” at 3 p.m. at Moxy. This event is ideal for making meaningful new connections and informal community building, or just to unwind and enjoy the group happy hour. There will be Monopoly, chess, checkers, Jenga and many other games. Attendance is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

AfroCode DC will be at 4 p.m. at Decades DC. This event will be 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, July 22

Center Aging: Monday Coffee & Conversation will be at 10 a.m. on Zoom. This is a social hour for older LGBTQ adults. Guests are encouraged to bring a beverage of their choice. For more details, email [email protected].

“Queer Book Club” will be at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. The club meets on the fourth Monday of the month to discuss queer books by queer authors. This month’s read is yet to be announced. For more details, email [email protected].

Tuesday, July 23

Pride on the Patio Events will host “LGBTQ Social Mixer” at 5:30 p.m. at Showroom. Dress is casual, fancy, or comfortable. Guests are encouraged to bring their most authentic self to chat, laugh, and get a little crazy. Admission is free and more details are on Eventbrite.

Coming Out Discussion Group will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This is a peer-facilitated discussion group and a safe space to share experiences about coming out and discuss topics as it relates to doing so. For more details, visit the group’s Facebook page.

“Genderqueer DC” will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This is a support group for people who identify outside of the gender binary, whether you’re bigender, agender, genderfluid, or just know that you’re not 100% cis. For more details, email [email protected].

Wednesday, July 24

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 thedccenter.org/careers.

“Asexual and Aromantic Group” will meet at 7 p.m. on Zoom and in person at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. This is a space where people who are questioning this aspect of their identity or those who identify as asexual and/or aromantic can come together, share stories and experiences, and discuss various topics. For more details, email [email protected].

Thursday, July 25

Virtual Yoga with Charles M. will be at 7 p.m. on Zoom. This is a free weekly class focusing on yoga, breath work, and meditation. For more details, visit the DC Center for the LGBT Community’s website.

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Under Armour hosts LGBTQ obstacle course

‘Unmatched Pride’ event held in Baltimore

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Unmatched Athlete in partnership with Under Armour Unified will host the inaugural “Unmatched Pride event for LGBTQ+ and allied youths” on Saturday, July 20 at 11 a.m. at the Stadium at 2601 Port Covington Dr. in Baltimore Peninsula.

Teens 13-17 and kids 8-12 will have the ability to compete in obstacle course activity and skills challenges. The obstacle course will consist of a variety of fun stations that will test participants in strength, agility, and cardio. Flag football skill challenges and more will be offered.

For those who are interested, there will be an opportunity for youths to compete with and/or against their parents as well at 1:30 p.m. Registration is available on Eventbrite

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