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Male Figurative Art Appreciation and Social Mixer

When: Thursday, December 8th.

Where: Vitruvian Gallery – 734 7th Street, SE (2nd floor)  

The Vitruvian Fine Arts Gallery just opened its doors – it’s DC’s only gallery dedicated exclusively to male figurative art. For one of their first events they have invited Gay District & DC Ice Breakers to stop by for some fine wine (or seltzer water), cheese and crackers, and fabulous art – all courtesy of the Gallery;The only thing you have to supply is the great conversation! In fact, we will be among the very first to see a brand new installation of pop art going up in early December. With major exhibits booked through summer of 2012, Vitruvian Gallery has already created excitement in DC’s artist community. The gallery’s lineup promises male figurative art in a variety of media, artistic styles, and price points But there’s more to this venue than just art. Already, the gallery is hosting Men’s Yoga lessons, and soon, there will be open drawing sessions, artist-led classes, and a variety of other member events. So stop by after work – we’ll be there from 6-8 pm on Thursday, December 8 – 734 7th Street, SE (2nd floor).

 

Gay Districts: 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner

When: Friday, November 18th.

Where: St. Margaret’s Episcopalian Church – 1820 Connecticut Ave. NW

Why: Because we like you!

It’s that time of year again; the HOE-lidays!!!

Instead of having our regular schedule weekly discussion, GAY DISTRICT has decided to have a nice family dinner and guess what? YOU’RE INVITED!!!

This will be our third go around for the Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner and we hope you’ll join us to make this year as memorable as the last! Since this is a potluck dinner please bring a dish, beverage, or dessert. Feel free to coordinate with Justin to find out who’s bringing what AND whom!You can e-mail directly at GD@GayDistrict.Org, Facebook message or go the simple route and post on the wall of the event what you will bring along with your RSVP! All additions to the meal are welcome and feel free to surprise and regale us with your culinary masterpieces! RSVP is not necessary but appreciated.

We hope to see you all there but if you can’t join us have a happy and safe holiday; we will see you soon!!

11/11: Sorry, I’m Not Into Black Guys

Oreos, courtesy of HelloEveryone123 on Flickr/CreativeCommons

We’ve hinted at it a lot but never gone through it head-on: race and attraction. Are you or is someone you know only attracted to white guys? Maybe someone says they’d never date a Latino man. Or then there are the “rice queens,” which it turns out is not a reference at all to being a sushi-lover.

Do sexual attraction and race/ethnicity intersect only due to racism, with some races only being discounted because of latent racism or made into a fetish because they’re seen as other-than-human? Or is it on par with preferring only a specific sex/gender or perhaps a muscular or lean or curvy guy? Please bring all not-wickedly-offensive opinions, as well as a good sense of humor for what promises to be a discussion including personal stories of bizarro experiences from our men of all races and backgrounds. To encourage open-mindedness about interracial sexual relations, I’ll bring some off-brand Oreos.

As always, we’ll be meeting at 8:30 at St. Margaret’s Episcopal, 1830 Connecticut Ave via the parish office door by the bus stop, center buzzer. Afterwards we can celebrate our first trip to Asylum, a bar with an extensive late-night menu, by… going to Asylum.