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, 1775 I Street, NW; Suite 1150; Washington, D.C., 20006. 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.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
a group for freestyle conversation, meets about 6-6:30 p.m., Steam, 17th and R NW. All welcome. For more information, call Fausto Fernandez, 703-732-5174.
an informal men's gay-literature group, discusses Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Lesbian and Gay Writing from the Antilles, edited by Thomas Glave. 7:30 p.m. DC Center, 2000 14th St. NW, Suite 105. All welcome. bookmendc.blogspot.com
DC Aquatics Club
(DCAC) holds a practice session at Dunbar Aquatic Center. 7:30-9 p.m. 101 N St. NW. For more information, visit swimdcac.org
Freedom from Smoking
a group for LGBT people looking to quit cigarettes and tobacco use, holds a weekly support meeting at The DC Center. 7-8 p.m. 2000 14th St. NW, Suite 105. For more information, visit thedccenter.org
at Whitman-Walker Health. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. at 1525 14th St. NW, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center, 1701 14th St. NW, and 8 a.m-5 p.m. at the Max Robinson Center, 2301 MLK Jr. Ave. SE. For an appointment call 202-745-7000 or visit whitman-walker.org
offers free and confidential HIV testing at its Gaithersburg location. Walk-ins accepted from 2-7 p.m., by appointment for all other hours. 414 East Diamond Ave., Gaithersburg, Md. To set up an appointment or for more information, call 301-300-9978.
a weekly support program for job entrants and seekers, meets at The DC Center. 6-7:30 p.m. 2000 14th St. NW, Suite 105. For more info, www.centercareers.org
offers free, rapid HIV testing. No appointment needed. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 1012 14th St. NW, Suite 700. For more information, call 202-638-0750.
offers free HIV testing. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 2049 N. 15th St., Suite 200, Arlington. Appointments: 703-789-4467.
Prime Timers of DC
social club for mature gay men, hosts weekly happy hour/dinner. 6:30 p.m., Windows Bar above Dupont Italian Kitchen, 1637 17th St. NW. More info, contact Carl, 703-573-8316.
The Tom Davoren Social Bridge Club
will meet for Social Bridge. 7:30 p.m. Dignity Center, 721 8th St., S.E. (across from Marine Barracks). No partner needed. Call 301-345-1571 for more info.
Washington Wetskins Water Polo Team
practices 7-9 p.m. Newcomers with at least basic swimming ability always welcome. Takoma Aquatic Center, 300 Van Buren St. NW. For more information, contact Tom, 703-299-0504 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit wetskins.org
Woman to Woman: A Support Group for HIV-Positive Women Who Love Women
meets on the third Wednesday of each month at The Women's Collective. Light refreshments served. 5:30-7 p.m. 1331 Rhode Island Ave. NE. For more information, 202-483-7003.