Is it us or did we wake up to an explosion of queer women’s parties?
Someone out there wants to make sure that Tagg stays on our J-O-B! This explosion of new parties had us like…
You know what we’re talking about. It’s like when you clear out your inbox, only to refresh and have 50 new e-mails. Yea, it’s something like that!
But we’re okay with these types of messages. Especially, when it comes to providing safe spaces for our community to gather.
Not too long ago, we watched D.C. lesbian bars Lace and Phase 1 close, leaving some community members saying, “What’s next?” Our friends at Coven DC, the Ladies of LURe, Makers Lab, and MIMSOL Entertainment have continued to answer the call with their monthly lesbian and queer events. Without them we would be walking around like…
Now, we have more promoters wanting to offer our community different spaces to socialize and have fun. It’s always nice to have options.
With all of these new offerings, it can be a little confusing to navigate. But, don’t worry. We have compiled a list of the newest events to hit the lesbian and queer scene.
Get lots of rest. You’re going to need it.
Friday, August 19
Powerhouse duo (and no strangers to the scene) Mz. Pooh and Oohzee are back with Frisky Friday at St. Martin’s in Washington, D.C. This event kicks off August 19 and happens every third Friday of the month. Though it’s a $10 cover, you can save money by bringing your own liquor (BYOL). Yes, you read that right! The night also includes a show, vendors, and food.
Location: St. Martin’s, 1908 N. Capitol St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Time: 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Considered the queer women’s takeover on H Street, this new LGBTQ women’s event kicks off this August 19. TASTE is the creation of long-time promoter Katy Ray and newcomer to the scene Natasha Sebastiani. This free event promises all night drink specials with a variety of music by DJ Eletrox. Be sure to stay up-to-date with TASTE for September’s event details.
Location: Maketto, 1351 H St. NE, Washington, D.C.
Time: 9 p.m.
THE QREW: OUT ALL NIGHT
After hearing about the glitt-HER women’s party coming to an end, The Qrew was inspired to keep the fun going. This new monthly party offers a different kind of space at the Blackfinn Ameripub. According to organizers, Out All Night will feature “drink specials and great music.”
Location: Blackfinn DC, 1620 I St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Time: 10 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Friday, August 26
We can only assume that when glitt-HER left and went off to college, her little sister was left to her own devices. Enter WhiskHER. The “lesbian, bisexual, and trans-inclusive queer event” is the brainchild of Tezrah Productions and Katy Ray. The fourth Friday event takes place at Old Engine 12 Firehouse in Washington, D.C. Guests can expect a free cover, drink specials, and a guest DJ. Also, your whiskers could earn you a pre-paid bar tab. Between now and August 26, you can tweet your whisker selfie to @WhiskHERdc for a chance to win a $25 bar tab.
Location: Old Engine 12 Firehouse, 1626 N Capitol St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Time: 9 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Saturday, August 27
Coven DC is back with another party, which makes us wonder if they ever sleep? Staying true to form, this party “created by women for women” is absolutely free. The party boasts a diverse collective of DJs every fourth Saturday of the month. However, if you need to take a break from the music, the IVy Project will give you an opportunity to test out your ping-pong and cornhole skills. And, if you forget when this event takes place, just read the name: IV-y” (Fourth Saturdays). Clever ladies!
Location: Big Chief, 2002 Fenwick St. NE, Washington, D.C.
Time: 10 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.
MOXIE 90s PARTY
With the success of Coven DC’s pop-up throwback party, the ladies are heading to Dupont Circle with their newest monthly event. The organizers promise MOXIE will include “jams from your heyday, sexy people, a friendly, welcoming environment, and everything else you know the Coven can provide.” This late night party gives you plenty of time to prepare your backwards jeans and high top fade.
Location: 1730 M St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Time: 11 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.