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Thursday, June 16th, 2011
8:27 pm
[geezlouise77]
 Just wondering: Does anyone drop by this group at all anymore? I am finding my way back to LJ after a long absence because I'd like to get back to writing more personal stuff again. And I am also seeking some new friends from back down south, in Virginia, NC and DC - I'm originally from North Carolina (raised; born in Virginia) and I now live in Illinois, but try to get down to visit friends & family at least once a year. Feel free to message me here if it looks like we have some things in common, or add me and let me know. I'll probably add you back if you seem halfway interesting. :)
Sunday, May 16th, 2010
6:57 pm
[faerie_spark]
Love U Parties Open House in NOVA
Love U Parties Open House

come learn about the newest sensual product home party company in town.

Date: Sunday, June 6, 2010
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Woodbridge, VA (location sent to those who RSVP)

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Please RSVP by emailing Robin or Sarah, or visiting the Facebook Event page and selecting "Yes"! Directions & more information will be sent out to each person who has responded. Remember - there is absolutely no charge for this event, so come on out and bring a friend!

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=122703564415185
Friday, February 12th, 2010
11:43 am
[pegsioux]
Roller Derby. TOMORROW. DC Armory. DOORS AT 3PM!
Clearly, you are over SnOMG or Snowmageddon or Snoverkill or whatever the hell everyone is calling the enormous white blanket of wet thrown over everyone in the last week.

Sure, you could make another frickin' snow fort (what? no snow fort? pffft!), watch the Dupont snowball fight clip again on CNN, you could even be a responsible citizen and shovel another forty square feet of sidewalk but really, don't you think it's time to leave the house and have some FUN?

You know what I mean.

ROLLER DERBY.
DC ARMORY.
TOMORROW.

It's time for you to getcher heinie in gear and gather your friends (and kids! and friends' kids!) to come on down to the DC Armory TOMORROW for some whip crackin' hard hittin' ham fisted female aggression...on wheels!

Free face painting for the kiddies!
Not free alcohol for the grownups!
Awesome derby dames with names like Condoleeza Slice, Guantanamo Babe, and Ovary Action!
TWO kickass bouts, Pittsburg vs. DC All Stars *and* local teams Scare Force One vs. Cherry Blossom Bombshells!
The most fun you'll ever have at the DC Armory...before our next bout in March!


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DC ROLLER DERBY
February 13 - TOMORROW
DC Armory
Stadium Armory Metro
Doors at 3pm, bout at 4
Adults $12, Kids 6-11 $5, and 5 and under are free!


http://www.dcrollergirls.com
http://www.myspace.com/dcrollergirls
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6721338766

Current Mood: calm
Friday, January 15th, 2010
1:32 pm
[pegsioux]
REMINDER: Roller Derby. TOMORROW. DC Armory. DOORS AT 3PM!
The sun is shining and the Snowpocalypse of 2010 is but a distant memory. But DAMN it's still colder than a witch's uh...wait, this is a family fun event, uh...colder than a roller derby queen's heart when she goes in to massacre the opposing jammer.

Jammer? What?

No, that is not a nice Amish lady responsible for the tasty treats on your toast in the morning, goober. In roller derby, the jammer is the skater with the star on her helmet, and she scores points for her team by passing opposing players on the track.

So here's the deal:

There's a biggo renaissance of roller derby all over the damn country. Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page made a feature film, leagues are popping up all over like crazy, and you, YOU have a seriously badass (ranked 9th on the East Coast, dig?) league RIGHT HERE at the DC Armory.

Righteous women on wheels? Check.
Speeds that'll make you wish you'd sat farther back? Check.
Suicide seats? Double Check.
Family fun, facepainting for the kiddies *and* beer? Checkity check. Oh yes.

fancy dancy graphic under the cut, dig?Collapse )


DC ROLLER DERBY
January 16 - TOMORROW
DC Armory
Stadium Armory Metro
Doors at 3pm, bout at 4
Adults $12, Kids 6-11 $5, and 5 and under are free!


dcrollergirls.com (fancy new redesign!)
www.myspace.com/dcrollergirls
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6721338766

Current Mood: accomplished
Wednesday, January 13th, 2010
3:49 pm
[pegsioux]
Roller Derby. THIS SATURDAY. DC Armory. DOORS AT 3PM!
The sun is shining and the Snowpocalypse of 2010 is but a distant memory. But DAMN it's still colder than a witch's uh...wait, this is a family fun event, uh...colder than a roller derby queen's heart when she goes in to massacre the opposing jammer.

Jammer? What?

No, that is not a nice Amish lady responsible for the tasty treats on your toast in the morning, goober. In roller derby, the jammer is the skater with the star on her helmet, and she scores points for her team by passing opposing players on the track.

So here's the deal:

There's a biggo renaissance of roller derby all over the damn country. Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page made a feature film, leagues are popping up all over like crazy, and you, YOU have a seriously badass (ranked 9th on the East Coast, dig?) league RIGHT HERE at the DC Armory.

Righteous women on wheels? Check.
Speeds that'll make you wish you'd sat farther back? Check.
Suicide seats? Double Check.
Family fun, facepainting for the kiddies *and* beer? Checkity check. Oh yes.


fancy dancy graphic under the cut, dig?Collapse )



DC ROLLER DERBY
January 16 - THIS SATURDAY
DC Armory
Stadium Armory Metro
Doors at 3pm, bout at 4
Adults $12, Kids 6-11 $5, and 5 and under are free!


dcrollergirls.com (fancy new redesign!)
www.myspace.com/dcrollergirls
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6721338766

Current Mood: cheerful
Wednesday, December 9th, 2009
8:42 pm
[redindigo]
Holiday Booty Market @ Design Within Reach in Adams Morgan - 12/19

On Saturday, December 19, Design Within Reach of Adams Morgan, D.C.'s coolest furniture showroom, hosts the 4th Annual Holiday Booty Market. Shoppers can experience the modern wonders of Design Within Reach home furnishings, while getting their last minute shopping done from some of their favorite local Crafty Bastards!

'Tis the season to buy handmade and at this event you can find the best of this region's handmade gifts, sold to you directly by the local artists and artisans who make them.

At this annual event, that DCist.com deems the "winter version of Crafty Bastards", you can peruse aisles of craft vendors (indoors!) while enjoying refreshments and music.

This year's vendors bring you a wide array of gift options at affordable prices. Featured items include hand-stitched coasters and placemat sets by This Chickadee, homemade soaps made by Biggs and Featherbelle, recycled leather cuffs made from vintage belts by Fisticuffs and plush animals from upcycled sweaters by Tigerflight. You can also find hand-printed items by illustrator Jaime Zollars and all manner of Zombie Plague Holiday items from Tina Seamonster. Denada Design will be showcasing some of her famous scarves and 60bugs will have awesome hand-printed and -embroidered shirts and accessories for the hip little ones on your list. All vendors are Crafty Bastards veterans and thus awesome!

The first 100 shoppers will get a fun goody bag and there will be snacks and temporary tattoos provided all day at this free event!

The Holiday Booty Market is organized by local crafters, Tina Seamonster, Beth Baldwin and Debbie Lee. They have organized this event for the past 4 years.

EVENT: 4th Annual Holiday Booty Market
WHEN: Saturday, December 19, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Design Within Reach, Adams Morgan location (1838 Columbia Rd. NW
Washington, DC 20009)
WHAT: Indie craft vendors, handmade goods for sale, free admission, treats, music
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For more information about The Holiday Booty Market, check out http://www.craftmutiny.com or our Facebook event page for more information.

This event is free to the public and handicapped accessible.

Monday, November 30th, 2009
1:18 pm
[redindigo]
Saturday December 5th - Holiday Shop-n-Stroll
On Saturday December 5th from 10am - 3pm please wander over to downtown Silver Spring for Handmade Mart's Holiday Shop-n-Stroll. Featuring more than 50 top notch local crafters/artisans AND vendors from the Freshfarm Farmers Markets, this promises to be an excellent opportunity to get your holiday shopping underway (or finished)!


Please see Handmade Mart's website for more information, including a vendor map and profiles. There's also a Facebook invitation that you can check out by clicking here.

(P.S. - Check out Oh Ginger [my shop] with Pretty Little Fings at Booth #20!)
Thursday, November 26th, 2009
3:32 pm
[pegsioux]
In TWO short days...Give Thanks for Roller Derby!
It's that time of the month again. No, I'm not talking about redoing the chore wheel at your group house or washing the car (every month? holy CRAP you keep a clean vehicle) or even calling up Aunt Marge to tell her you love her (and hope she keeps sending those "birthday" checks every 30 days).

Nope. While of course we're thankful for chores done and clean cars and most def Aunt Marge, I'm talking about GIVING THANKS FOR ROLLER DERBY!

That's right, once again it's time to put on your party shoes and haul butt down to the DC Armory THIS SATURDAY for some rockin' sockin' four wheeled action!


Amazingly athletic skaters!
Serious scintillating scoring!
Wild and wonderful halftime entertainment!
Beer for which I have no alliteration!


So come on down to the DC Armory in TWO SHORT DAYS which means THIS SATURDAY and give thanks for all these fantastic women skating around and knocking the everliving crap out of each other, ok? fancy dancy graphic right hereCollapse )


DC ROLLER DERBY
November 28th - THIS SATURDAY
DC Armory
Stadium Armory Metro
Doors at 3pm, bout at 4
Adults $12, Kids 6-11 $5, and 5 and under are free!


http://www.dcrollergirls.com (updated site coming shortly!)
http://www.myspace.com/dcrollergirls
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6721338766

Current Mood: accomplished
Thursday, November 12th, 2009
3:39 pm
[heldc]
Gyno who is GLBT&fat friendly&pro-choice? Bethesda and/or Arlington
So, a friend and I are in the same boat, we're both older than one is supposed to be when one starts going to the gyno, and neither of us have ever been. We're both fat-but-not-unhealthy, can be labeled as queer for convenience's sake,would prefer not to see a gyno who assumes that of course we intend to have kids someday&will reply to 'I'm not planning to have kids' (we're both cisgender F) with 'here are your birth control options', and won't blink upon hearing a sexual history that includes all genders and has a slightly fuzzy count. Obviously, we want a doctor or doctors who are sensitive on glbt&fat&choice&everything issues.
My friend is in Bethesda, I'm in Crystal City, so reccs for docs in both or either of those areas, or in between would be ideal. A doc who wouldn't be terribly fazed by a nervous woman breaking into tears would be good. Thanks!
Friday, October 30th, 2009
12:20 pm
[pegsioux]
Reminder: TOMORROW, Roller Derby, Halloween afternoon!
BOO!

As if you forgot already...

Scary zombies on wheels racing around the track is only part of the fun tomorrow! Come watch the freaky Fright Attendants of Scare Force One take on the Cherry Blossom Bombshells in some good ole knock down drag out derby. Bring the kids before trick or treating, it's fun and games for the whole family on Halloween afternoon.

We've got a costume contest for fans, beer for the grownups, treats for tots and kids under 6 get in free!

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DC ROLLER DERBY - TOMORROW
Halloween Afternoon!
DC Armory
Stadium Armory Metro
Doors at 3pm, bout at 4
Adults $12, Kids 6-11 $5, and 5 and under are free!

dcrollergirls.com

Current Mood: accomplished
11:49 am
[pegsioux]
TONIGHT ONLY: Queer and Trans Artists of Color: MANGOS WITH CHILI
Late breaking news...

TONIGHT, for one night only, DC is delighted to receive MANGOS WITH CHILI. Do NOT miss this show!

Founded in 2006 by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha and Ms Cherry Galette, Mangos with Chili began as an annual touring cabaret of queer and trans people of color performance artists, with the goal of creating a cultural institution that would build the careers and visibility of QTPOC artists.

For over 3 years, Mangos With Chili has performed to sold out houses across North America, wowing audiences in world class theaters, underground performance spaces, bars, and campus halls, with their high intensity, breathtaking performance, politics, and storytelling craft, reflecting the lives and stories of queer and trans people of color, while making art that speaks out in resistance to the daily struggles around silence, isolation, homophobia, and violence that QTPOC face.


MANGOS WITH CHILI
Queer and Trans Artists of Color Cabaret
La Casa
3166 Mt. Pleasant St.
WDC
$8-12

http://mangoswithchili.wordpress.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mangos-with-Chili/38350228475#/event.php?eid=201389899288&index=1

Current Mood: energetic
Monday, October 26th, 2009
4:06 pm
[pegsioux]
Night of the Living Derby Ghouls...Roller Derby HALLOWEEN Afternoon!
BOO!

What? You don't already know about the fastest, baddest and absolutely BEST fastest growing sport in the nation? But surely you've seen Whip It, the first movie out about the modern day roller derby revival?

Who cares what you know or what you've seen: you've GOTTA check out all women's flat track ROLLER DERBY at the DC Armory THIS SATURDAY on Halloween afternoon!

Scary zombies on wheels racing around the track is only part of the fun. Come watch the freaky Fright Attendants of Scare Force One take on the Cherry Blossom Bombshells in some good ole knock down drag out derby. Bring the kids before trick or treating, it's fun and games for the whole family on Halloween afternoon.

We've got a costume contest for fans, beer for the grownups, treats for tots and kids under 6 get in free!spooky graphic under the cut!Collapse )



DC ROLLER DERBY - THIS SATURDAY
Halloween Afternoon!
DC Armory
Stadium Armory Metro
Doors at 3pm, bout at 4
Adults $12, Kids 6-11 $5, and 5 and under are free!


dcrollergirls.com

(want detailed information? hit up dcrg.media(at)gmail.com)

Current Mood: energetic
Friday, September 25th, 2009
1:09 pm
[pegsioux]
THIS SUNDAY. Stadium Armory. DC ROLLERGIRLS. Season Opener!


YES, there will be beer.

Why YES, that WAS Holly Morris interviewing the DC Rollergirls on Fox 5 this week in a three part series.
http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/mornings/holly_live/092209_holly_morris_dc_rollergirls

YES, tix are $12 for grownups, $6 for kids 11 and under and FREE for kiddies under 6.

YES, you can sit up close and near the action but don't say I didn't warn you.

YES YES YES, please come join us THIS SUNDAY for our BACK TO SCHOOL BRAWL!







DC ROLLERGIRLS
THIS SUNDAY 9/27
Doors 3pm, Action 4pm
DC ARMORY, Stadium Armory Metro
dcrollergirls.com


Tickets available at:
ticketmaster.com
or onsite at the bout!

Current Mood: excited
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009
12:30 pm
[pegsioux]
THIS SUNDAY. Stadium Armory. DC ROLLERGIRLS. Season Opener!


YES, there will be beer.

Why YES, that WAS Holly Morris interviewing the DC Rollergirls on Fox 5 this week in a three part series.
http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/mornings/holly_live/092209_holly_morris_dc_rollergirls

YES, tix are $12 for grownups, $6 for kids 11 and under and FREE for kiddies under 6.

YES, you can sit up close and near the action but don't say I didn't warn you.

YES YES YES, please come join us for our BACK TO SCHOOL BRAWL!


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DC ROLLERGIRLS
THIS SUNDAY 9/27
Doors 3pm, Action 4pm
DC ARMORY, Stadium Armory Metro
dcrollergirls.com


Tickets available at:
ticketmaster.com
or onsite at the bout!

Current Mood: excited
Wednesday, September 16th, 2009
12:26 am
[pegsioux]
9/16 - TONIGHT. Phase 1. A *VERY* SPECIAL BENEFIT. Coquetry for a Cause!
Instead of saucy commentary, I'm going to just lay it all out (for once).

Transgender Health Empowerment, T.H.E., is a very, VERY important service organization for our community. They serve the people in our community that need them most. We're talking the edge of the margins of the marginalized, folks. T.H.E. gives our people services they couldn't otherwise afford: basic things like health education, HIV testing, counseling, and even supportive housing.

Did I mention that T.H.E's been in a serious shitstorm lately? The city cut nearly all their funding, and two transwomen leaving T.H.E's building were attacked and knifed recently. One of them died, and the murderer? Still at large.

Transgender Health Empowerment is in a hole, and you're the shovel that can help dig them out.

Please consider attending a very special benefit TONIGHT at Phase 1. There's gonna be kickass performances and amazing raffle prizes like:

$50 to Pleasure Place
Two $25 gift certificates to Lambda Rising
$50 towards dinner for two at Jack's
An entire weekend pass to PhaseFest
Two $25 gift certificates to Sugar in Baltimore...

..and a whole lot more.

Please come and celebrate T.H.E.'s mission:

"The mission of T.H.E. Inc. is to enhance the quality of life of the diverse transgender populations we serve by advocating for and supporting a continuum of health and social services. In fulfilling our mission, we seek to unify and empower the transgender, lesbian, gay, and bisexual communities."

It's imporant. See you tonight.


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Current Mood: calm
Tuesday, September 8th, 2009
10:52 pm
[pegsioux]
The return of SLUT NIGHT. This Friday! PHASE 1. Ten bux!
Slut Night, inspired by the courageous Butch & Femme community nationwide, is a night dedicated to limitless self-expression and decadent sexuality. It is a reclamation, a rejoicing at a venue in which DC's queer women and transfolk can feel free to be the sexiest version of themselves.

Join us for a Phase Fest fundraiser like no other by coming to Slut Night in whatever makes you feel most sexy...cleavage, ties, stilettos, boots, polos, feathers or even just jeans. This is a no-holds-barred event where you can be you and be positively free to engage your personal definition of "slutty."

Hosted by Phase 1 Lounge and brought to you by Lure, Where the girls go & Boi Promotions, Slut Night will feature an all-encompassing opportunity to experience sexy. There will be tantalizing performances, shot specials, and door prizes galore!

Cover $10. You must be 21+ years old to enter Phase 1.

SLUT NIGHT
This Friday!
Phase 1 Lounge
525 8th St. SE
9pm until you're good and done
202.544.6831




Phase Fest 2009 is the East Coast's largest Queer Music and Arts Festival and will be held September 24-26th, 2009. For more information about the event and Phase Fest, visit www.phasefestdc.com.

Current Mood: bouncy
Sunday, August 2nd, 2009
3:39 pm
[kurogeisha]
Introduction
Hey everybody,
I'm an 18 year old college student and I joined this group to get to know more queer/gay/dyke women in the area. I usually hang around downtown, and like exploring anywhere the metro can take me. Hopefully I'll meet sum cool people here!
Wednesday, July 15th, 2009
5:28 pm
[pegsioux]
Hey gays! Super gay (and lesbian, too!) comedy THIS SUNDAY in B'more, then Rehoboth!
Pssst!

This is *actual gay comedy* with actual gay (and they're REALLLY GAY) comedians, folks. You heard right. Actual gays! Doing THREE WHOLE shows, even!

Translation: this is NOT some sophomoric straight asshole being "ironic" or "edgy" by acting out every single stupid stereotype about gay men and expecting us all to say ha ha ha! I am so AMUSED that a heterosexual dude is playing up all ugly things gay so that he can a) make money and b) make money and c) oh yeah, MAKE MONEY.

Where was I? Oh yeah, money. These shows are bargains, people. Three fantastic queer comedians for awfully damn cheap.

First there's kickass cable TV and Logo Network regular ANT, then the aptly named (and ridiculously cute) Jason Dudey, and my own personal favorite badass dyke comedian Sabrina Matthews. I can personally vouch for her stupidly high stage show laugh-levels, and I'm not just saying that because her Comedy Central tv special was AWESOME (although it did crack me the hell up).

Flyers after the cut. Because I care, people.



COME OUT LAUGHING - The Tour!
SUNDAY, July 19th, at 7 & 9pm
The Comedy Factory
36 Light Street, B'more MD
www.baltimorecomedyfactory.com
Reservations: 410.547.7798
$17, with a portion to benefit GLCCB



COME OUT LAUGHING - The Tour!
WEDNESDAY, July 22 at 9:30
Blue Moon in Rehoboth
35 Baltimore Ave
www.bluemoonrehoboth.com
302.227.6515
$25

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Current Mood: amused
Friday, May 29th, 2009
5:53 am
[diver_boy]
Hey there...
I hope it's okay to post here...My name is Chris, 29 years old, gay male...looking for a roomie in the DC area. I'm a really nice, respectful guy. My last roommate was a lesbian and prefer to keep it that way. I'm pet friendly, just accepted a great job at a DC firm...and just trying to get stuff together.

I prefer to be close to a Metro line. If you are interested, kindly comment or send a message.

Thanks all :)

Chris
Thursday, May 28th, 2009
1:17 pm
[redindigo]
Handmade Mart this Sunday 5/31 in Silver Spring



Produced by the masterminds behind Hello Craft! and Crafty Bastards, the Handmade Mart is poised to be one of the top craft shows along the Eastern seaboard this Spring/early Summer. With over 50 vendors there is seriously nothing better to spend your tax refund on! Tight on funds but still love crafty things? Not to worry! There's going to be food, music and hands-on workshops. Everyone of any age will love this event!

Here's the vendor list to entice you:Collapse )



LOOK AT THAT! Just look at it! How could you possibly resist?

You've got a fever, and the only cure is more HANDMADE. See you there, kids!
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