Metro Weekly's Community Calendar highlights important events in the gay community, from alternative social events to volunteer opportunities. Event information should be sent by e-mail to
or by mail to Metro Weekly, Attn: Community Calendar, 1425 K Street, NW; Suite 350; Washington, D.C., 20005. Deadline for inclusion is noon, the Friday before publication. Announcement submissions that are not date-specific may run for two weeks, with the option for listing organizations to resubmit if appropriate. Questions about the calendar can be directed to the Metro Weekly office at 202-638-6830.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
2015 OutWrite Book Festival
featuring workshops, readings, spoken word performances and a book fair featuring LGBT works of literature, LGBT authors and LGBT-friendly book vendors throughout the day. 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Reeves Center, 2000 14th St. NW. For more information, visit thedccenter.org/outwritedc
founded by members of the LGBT community, holds Saturday morning Shabbat services, 10 a.m., followed by Kiddush luncheon. Services in DCJCC Community Room, 1529 16th St. NW. betmish.org
Brazilian GLBT Group
including others interested in Brazilian culture, meets. For location/time, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
a gay volunteer organization, volunteers today for Food and Friends and Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation at Falls Church PetSmart. To participate, visit burgundycrescent.org
arts & culture group attends screening of classic 1943 film based on Ernest Hemingway's novel For Whom The Bell Tolls, starring Gary Cooper & Ingrid Bergman. Tickets $12 adults, $10 seniors. Non-members welcome. Meet at 12:45 p.m. in lobby of AFI Silver Theater, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD, a short walk from Metro station. Refreshments in area follow around 4 p.m. Craig, 202-462-0535. email@example.com.
DC Front Runners
running/walking/social club welcomes all levels for exercise in a fun and supportive environment, socializing afterward. Meet 9:30 a.m., 23rd & P Streets NW, for a walk; or 10 a.m. for fun run. dcfrontrunners.org
basketball team meets at Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, 1100 Michigan Ave. NE, 2-4 p.m. For players of all levels, gay or straight. teamdcbasketball.org
sponsors Mass for LGBT community, family and friends. 6:30 p.m., Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill, 3606 Seminary Road, Alexandria. All welcome. For more info, visit dignitynova.org
Gay Language Club
discusses critical languages and foreign languages. 7 p.m. Nellie's, 900 U St. NW. RVSP preferred. firstname.lastname@example.org.
offers free and confidential HIV testing in Takoma Park, 7676 New Hampshire Ave., Suite 411. Walk-ins 12-3 p.m. For appointments other hours, call 301-422-2398.