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.
Thursdays at Secrets. Try out as a new talent/ prospective dancer/ participate in deciding the best candidates. 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 Dr Clock's Nowhere Bar, 2226 18th ST 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 7pm. The Nation's LARGEST Weekly Bear Event/ DC's Original BEAR HAPPY HOUR. BHT community based organization provides financial aid/ support to non-profit organizations serving the GLBTQ/ HIV/AIDS community of the Baltimore and Washington DC metro area.
Friday + Saturday cabaret performances, high energy danceclub/ lounge; two floors, multiple rooms/ dance floors, outside smoking area, video installations; big production nightly drag shows, comedy sketches, dance troupe; 18+ Fridays w/ go-go boys, performance artists, Bear Happy Hours. 21+ Saturdays. Every other Saturday DC Rawhides' two-step line dancing, waltz/west coast swing.
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:
May 4, 2017, 6pm at East City Bookshop, 645 Pennsylvania Ave SE. Readings from Sarah Pinsker, Craig L. Gidney, Day Al-Mohamed & Sunny Moraine. Moderated by Marianne Kirby. See more at:
May 12, 2017, 7-10pm at HRC Equality Center. A fillm by director Kerem Sanga. Anne falls in love with the most popular girl in her high school. When she confesses how she feels to her best friend Clifton, he does everything he can to sabotage Anne’s potential romance. 2016 USA. See more.
May 12-14, 2017. FRI 9pm REBEL HEART at DC Eagle w/ DJs Seth Breezy + Kudjo. SAT 4pm DRAG OUT YOUR LEATHER fundraiser at Cobalt - Featuring Mistress of Ceremonies Kristina Kelly - A Co-Presention by The Imperial Court of Washington DC and The DC Sisters. SAT 10pm REBEL YELL at DC Eagle w/ DJs Mike Reimer + Tracy Young. SUN 2pm Tea Dance Beer Bust at DC Eagle w/ DJ Say What + Go-Go Boys.
May 20, 2017, 1:30pm. Veteran of Stonewall, Attica Prison survivor, former sex worker, elder, community leader, human rights activist, Miss Major is simply Mama to many. Her personal story/ activism for transgender civil rights intersects LGBT struggles with fierce advocacy for her girls; trans women of color who survive police brutality and incarceration in men’s jails/ prisons.
May 20, 2017, 10pm-3am at Trade. Show Night with performances at 11:30pm + 1am, by: HEIDI GLÜM, SALVADORA DALI, JAXKNIFE COMPLEX, JANE SAW, and CIS JENNER. Jams by: KRIS SUTTON. Host: DONNA SLASH. NO COVER / 21+
June 3-4, 2017, SAT 8pm, SUN 3pm, at Lincoln Theatre. A celebration of Gay on the Great White Way! Your favorite awards show -- only gayer. GMCW teaches you about Broadway's gayest and best award-winning musicals! Broadway's gayest moments, from Applause and A Chorus Line to Kinky Boots and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and everything in between.
June 8-11, 2017. 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:
June 10, 2017, 4-10pm Block Party on 15th St (P St to Church St) with performance by Brian Justin Crum and DJs Steve Sidewalk + Sean Morris. June 11th, 4-9:30am at FLASH, 645 Florida Ave NW - Rise Official Pride Afterhours w/ DJs Isaac Escalante + X Gonzalez.
July 6-31, 2017. 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 4-6, 2017, 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.
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.
October 13-15, 2017 (TBC) at the GALA Hispanic/Tivoli Theatre. 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.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, 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.