Get to know Ally Spaulding, the general manager of A League of Her Own in Admo (ALOHO for short) which has become both a fun, reliable bar as well as a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community. Spaulding is looking forward to rebuilding after the pandemic, emphasizing education, compassion, and community, including a big blowout for the establishment’s third anniversary in August.
Wear a mask on transit, at schools and playgrounds, in medical settings and DC government buildings, and in any business that requires them. (Plus, we'll add: Wherever else it makes you feel more comfortable).
Join the Kennedy Center for The Wig Party: A Capitol Drag Festival -- a celebration of the talent and history of the District’s legendary Drag community. Outdoor events have been postponed due to inclement weather, but you can still stream films by local queer filmmakers. (6 pm)
The Underground Railroad
First a book, then a movie, and now a limited series directed by Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight,” “If Beale Street Could Talk”). Be sure to read and watch The Underground Railroad then join author Colson Whitehead, Barry Jenkins, and 1A host Jenn White in conversation about the book’s adaptation to the big screen. (7:30pm)
On Dreaming and Refusal: screening and art talk
SAAM is hosting a virtual film screening for the works of Girl, a duo made up of Brooklyn-based artists Chitra Ganesh and Simone Leigh. Through a queer feminist lens, Girl’s film centers on the interiority of women of color as a direct response to female nudes throughout Western art history. (5:30pm)
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