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 23, 2019
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.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
offers free walk-in HIV testing by appointment on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-6:30 p.m. at its Blair Underwood Wellness Center, 2141 K St. NW; from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-7 p.m. its AHF Healthcare Center, 4302 St. Barnabas Rd., Suite B, Temple Hills, Md.; and from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at its Benning Road location, 1647 Benning Rd. NE, Suite 300. For more information, visit hivcare.org
Center Health Working Group
a volunteer-driven advocacy initiative, meets at The DC Center to discuss health and wellness issues affecting the LGBTQ community. 6:30-8 p.m. 2000 14th St. NW, Suite 105. For more information, visit thedccenter.org
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. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at 1525 14th St. NW, and 9 a.m-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-5 p.m. at the Max Robinson Center, 2301 MLK Jr. Ave. SE. For an appointment, call 202-745-7000 or visit whitman-walker.org
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, centercareers.org
Karing with Individuality (K.I.) Services
20 S. Quaker Lane, Suite 210, Alexandria, Va., offers $30 "rapid" HIV testing and counseling by appointment only. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Must schedule special appointment if seeking testing after 2 p.m. Call 703-823-4401.
Lambda Bridge Club
meets at the Dignity Center, across from the Marine Barracks, for Duplicate Bridge. No reservations needed. Newcomers welcome. 7:30 p.m. 721 8th St. SE. Call 202-841-0279 if you need a partner.
offers free, rapid HIV testing. No appointment needed. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 1012 14th St. NW, Suite 700. For more information, call 202-849-8029.
offers free HIV testing. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 2049 N. 15th St., Suite 200, Arlington. Appointments: 703-789-4467.
is available at AIDS Healthcare Foundation's Temple Hills location, 4302 St. Barnabas Rd., Suite B, from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesdays. For more information, visit aidshealth.org
at Whitman-Walker Health. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at both 1525 14th St. NW and the Max Robinson Center, 2301 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. SE. Testing is intended for those without symptoms. For an appointment call 202-745-7000 or visit whitman-walker.org
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 email@example.com, or visit wetskins.org