10 LGBTQ events this week


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

Tuesday Gaymer Social

tuesday july 19
UPROAR lounge and restaurant
639 Florida Avenue, NW

Join the DC Gaymers for an evening of games and camaraderie. All play stations will be open for free play. Games include Super Smash Bros., Ultimate, Mario Kart 8: Deluxe, Kirby and the Forbidden Land, Mary Party Superstars and more.

DC Boys of Leather July Happy Hour

Thursday July 21
6 p.m.
1410 14th Street, NW

The DC Boys of Leather host a monthly happy hour with a bootblack on the back patio. Wear your gear for an evening of general merriment in this strange place.

Miss Gay Freestate

Maranda Rights hosts the Miss Gay Freestate pageant on Friday. (Blade file photo by Michael Key)

friday july 22
Doors 9 p.m. / Contest 10 p.m.
Bar Central Mount Vernon
887 Howard Street North
Baltimore, Maryland
Cover $5 / $7 after 10 p.m.

Join host Maranda Rights for a preliminary drag contest for Miss Gay Maryland 2022.

Kicks & Giggles: GLOW/CRAZY Dance Party

Glow Party at the Green Lantern. (Blade file photo by Michael Key)

friday july 22
9 p.m.
The Green Lantern
1335 Green Court, NW

Kicks & Giggles is a good time without cover. Free drinks from 9am to 10am if you wear body paint on your chest or back. Any undergarment and more is acceptable.

LGBTQ+ brunch

(Blade file photo by Hugh Clarke)

Saturday July 23
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Freddie’s Beach Bar
555 23rd Street South
Arlington, Virginia.
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Go Gay DC hosts a brunch and meet-and-greet at Freddie’s. There’s no cover charge, but you can order food off the menu or partake in an all-you-can-eat buffet with mimosa for $14.99.

Comedy Bonfyre Presents: Bold and Baddie Special

Saturday July 23
6 p.m.
Crazy Aunt Helen
713 8th Street, SE
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Comedy Bonfyre is a monthly stand-up comedy showcase. In this Bold and Baddie Special, look for Sarah Suzuki Harvard and Kate Blansett with performers Anna Artazova, Stacey Axler, Davine Ker, Arzoo Malthotra, Ambi and Andie Basto.


Saturday July 23
Doors 9 p.m.
city ​​vineyard
1360 Okie Street, NE
$30 in advance / $40 at the door
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Join the best DJs in town and drag favorite Cake for an evening of dancing and entertainment on the top two floors of City Winery.

Beach please! Bottomless brunch

Cake and Logan Stone are two of the hosts of the Beach Please! Bottomless Drag Brunch. (Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Sunday July 24
Two schedules:
– Seating 11 a.m. / Show 11:30 a.m.
– Placement 1:30 p.m. / Show 2 p.m.
Johnny Pistolas
2333 18th Street, NW
$10 admission + $50 bottomless brunch

Join Cake, Crimsyn, Logan Stone and Chicki Parm for a bottomless brunch at Johnny Pistoals on Sunday. This month’s theme is Beach, Please! so come in your best beach clothes.

LGBTQ+ coffee and conversation

As You Are (Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Sunday July 24
12 p.m.-2 p.m.
As you are
500 8th Street, SE
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For another Go Gay DC! a chance to meet friends and hang out with the community, head to As You Are for coffee and a chat on Sundays.

CANDY Mini-Festival

Sunday July 24
Songbyrd Music House
540 Penn Street, NS

This mini music festival benefits the LGBTQ youth service organization SMYAL. DJs and performers include Dvonne, Tommy C, PWRPUFF, Kristy la rAt, Gabberbitch69, Aphroditus, Franxx and Haus of Bambi.


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