Gay-centric open-stage organization to stage talent show


Below are our picks for some of the most fun and creative things to do this week in the DMV that are of particular interest to the LGBTQ community.

Reign: Not Another Drag Show

A scene from ‘Not Another Drag Show’ at the DIK Bar. (Blade file photo by Michael Key)

monday august 22
8 p.m.
Dupont Italian Kitchen Bar (second floor)
1737 17th Street, NW
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Start your week off with a laid back good time at DIK Bar with a drag show featuring local talent!

Drag Bingo with Desiree Dik

Red Bear Brewing Co. (Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Tuesday August 23
7-9 p.m.
Red Bear Brewing Co.
209 M Street, NE

On Tuesday, Desiree Dik leads a spirited game of Drag Bingo at Red Bear Brewing Co.

Bingo Happy Hour LGBTQ

(Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Wednesday August 24
7-9 p.m.
Bar as you are
500 8th Street, SE

Enjoy a free bingo night at the As You Are bar on Wednesdays.

Thursday wasted and gay

Thursday August 25
9 p.m.
wasted living room
816 H Street NE
$5 cover after 10 p.m.

Check out Wasted Lounge for an LGBTQ party with special musical guests and $5 Henny shots.

empowerment boxing

friday august 26
6-7 p.m.
Duke Ellington College Athletic Field
1600 38th Street, NW

Take a free trans+/queer empowerment boxing class at Georgetown University on Friday. Make friends and sweat. No experience necessary.

LGBTQ+ social in the city

friday august 26
7-9 p.m.
1011 K St. Northwest

Moxy’s hip lobby lounge is once again the location for this Go Gay DC LGBTQ social event. Come make new friends and enjoy the conversation with members of the community.

Frequency Friday

friday august 26
10 p.m.
Harlot DC Lounge and Restaurant
2001 11th Street, NW
$10 to $75

Hosted by Kay Cruise with sounds from DJ Kidd Fresh and DJ Tia Nicole, the “hottest black lesbian party to ever hit the streets of DC” takes place Friday at Harlot DC Lounge. Book your VIP tickets and tables today.

LGBTQ brunch

Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant (Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Saturday August 27
Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant
555 23rd Street South
Arlington, Virginia.

Join Go Gay DC for an LGBTQ brunch at Freddie’s Patio on Saturday. Order the all-you-can-eat buffet (includes mimosa or coffee/tea or soft drink) for only $14.99.

Bachelor Moulin Reunion

A scene from The Bachelor’s Mill in 2002. (Blade file photo by I. Hope)

Saturday August 27
Karma DC Concert Hall
2221 Adams Place, NE
$31.99 – $52.75

Celebrating the famous Bachelor’s Mill, there will be a Sparkle MaHarris Memorial talent showcase followed by a dance party on Saturday at Karma DC.

Eighties Mayhem: Late Summer 80s Dance Party

Saturday August 27
9 p.m.
Black cat
1811 14th Street, NW

Celebrate the end of summer with an 80s-themed dance party at Black Cat on Saturday.


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