First Tuesday each month 7-8pm at Freddie' s Beach Bar & Restaurant! Bring a friend, enjoy the great food and drinks, meet new people, and catch up with old friends. Must be 21 or over. No cover charge / smoke-free establishment. Karaoke starts at 8pm.
Last Thursdays at Secrets. Try out as a new talent/ prospective dancer/ participate in deciding the best candidates. First prize winner gets $300, runners up get $150 and $50 - selected by audience applause. Open Thursday - Sunday from 9pm with fully nude male dancers all night long. Diva hosts, DJs, occasional adult video guest stars, Sunday dance party.
Every second Thursday, 9pm at Safari Lounge, 4306 Georgia Ave NW. Minimal synth/ post-punk/ wave/ ebm/ industrial/ and whatever else - with special ghast witch, Kunj.
Every Friday, 6-11pm (no entry after 9:30pm) at DC Bëar Crüe, Town Danceboutique, 2009 8th St NW. Free Pizza at 7pm. The Nation's LARGEST Weekly Bear Event/ DC's Original BEAR HAPPY HOUR. First + 3rd Fridays Bearaoke; 2nd Friday Bearlesque, 4th Friday C-W Dancing with lessons.
Friday + Saturday 10:30pm drag/cabaret, theme night danceclub/ lounge; two floors, multiple rooms/ dance floors, outside smoking area, video installations, comedy sketches, dance troupe. Saturdays 21+ all night w/ every other Saturday DC Rawhides two-step line dancing. Fridays 6-10pm 21+ DC Bear Crue Happy Hours, then 18+ from 10pm w/ go-go boys, performances, DJs.
Second Saturdays, 10pm-8am at DC Eagle, 3701 Benning Rd, NE at the new 5,000 sq./ft. dance floor level. Military/fetish “Raw, Sexy, Hot, Fun” men's nights - red lights, and dark, "sexier as the night goes on." Music by resident DJ Mark DeMarko, guest DJs and performers.
Ongoing: The DC LGBT Center educates, empowers, celebrates, and connects the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities, with a focus on four core areas: health and wellness, arts & culture, social & support services, and advocacy and community building. See their calendar of events, meetings, workshops, drop-ins, coffee socials, Gay Day events and HIV testing dates:
September 2-3, 2017. Saturday 4-9pm at Felt Bar/ Lounge, MGM National Harbor Resort/ Casino, Oxon Hill, MD - Fever Day Party. Plus: Sunday 8pm-4am at The Park at Fourteenth - Hard Labor End of Summer Party w/ DJ Tim Nice + MC Marc Simpson.
September 7-17, 2017. For 14 years, screening the world’s top short films. This past year, showcasing 150+ films from 23 nations. Hundreds of filmmakers, thousands of audience members will gather, mix, mingle and explore the art of short cinema. At E St Cinema +5 additional venues.
September 29, 2017, 7-9:30pm. 13-year-old trans activist Zoey Luna wants nothing more than to simply go to school, learn, and have fun with friends in Downey, CA. Unfortunately, ignorance and intolerance haven't always made this easy. With the help of her mother Ofelia, her older sister Leticia and the ACLU, Zoey fought school officials for her right to self-identify in school.
October 13-14, 2017, 7-10pm at the Anacostia Arts Center. FRIDAY Elizabeth McCain: A Lesbian Belle Tells. Christopher Prince: War Paint. J Scales: mostly the VOICE… version 2.0/#queerBLUESexperiment. SATURDAY George-Warren Roo DeLessin: Histories. Xemiyulu Manibusan: Salvadoran history/ Two-Spirit acceptance. Regie Cabico: New Solo Performance. Admission: $20/ Two Nighter: $35
October 19-22, 2017 at the DC Center. Bringing three days of NEW AND EXCITING international, documentary, short and feature films from all over the world to Washington as well as panel discussions, filmmaker Q&A and celebrations.
January 12-14, 2018, annual Centaur MC, DC weekend brings together members of a multitude of Leather /Levi clubs + supporters from all over the world. SAT: parties. SUN: Mr Mid-Atlantic Leather Contest + Closing Party. See details online as announced. Host: The Hyatt Regency on Capital Hill. Events usually take place at Cobalt, 9:30 Club, Glorious Health Club, Green Lantern, Town Dance.
April 3-29, 2018 at Theater J, The Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater, 1529 Sixteenth St. A gripping medical drama about a doctor at the onset of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. Powerful, urgent, and beautiful, Roz and Ray charts the untold story of a devastating chapter of medical and queer history.
April, 2018 (TBC), eleven days on six screens - annual festival at venues around town. Filmfest DC 31st year - this past year over 75 features, documentaries, and shorts from 45 countries -the best in new cinema from around the world, award-winning quality work from top filmmakers.
June 7-10, 2018 (TBC). Saturday Pride Parade through Dupont Circle and 17th Street, to Logan Circle neighborhood, caps two weeks of Pride Celebrations. Friday Dance Party Event + Sunday Pride Festival on Pennsylvania Avenue (3rd-7th, NW) + Concert + Closing Dance Party. See website for details/ more events in the Capital Pride Guide download, plus other year-round dates:
July, 2018. Twenty six days in July each year. A self-producing festival -- established/ emerging artists create, produce and perform a show, established companies/artists take new risks. Includes The Capital Fringe Festival Awards Ceremony. Logan Fringe Arts Space (1358 Florida Ave NE) performances and Fringe Arts Bar + Atlas Performing Arts Center + The Argonaut + DTDC!
August 3-5, 2018, at the Reeves Center/ DC Center for the LGBT Community. Launch event Friday, evening. Saturday full day of readings, panels, exhibitors and book sales. Sunday workshops for writers.
August, 2018, one Saturday 10:30am - midnight at Six Flags America, 13710 Central Ave, Upper Marlboro, Maryland. All-day admission to Six Flags America, Hurricane Harbor and after-hours Pool Party. Coasters, rides, shows, attractions and 6-8pm Happy Hour and drag show. Hurricane Harbor pool party 8pm-12am w/ DJs Rosie Hicks + Centrik; water slides, cocktails, and dancing!
August 25, 2018 (TBC), 12-6pm on the 17th Street Corridor from Riggs Place to P St, NW. Includes: art show, business specials, entertainment on stage, kids' zone, local vendors - 100 of them, with more than 50 artists displaying everything from fine art to jewelry, ceramics to crafts, and every creative item in between; also a pet zone.