A 90s ‘Deep Lez’ House Party

The Clifton Pleasure Club will be hosting “the ultimate throwback party” with their Deep Lez House Party taking everyone back to the 90’s. “You’re invited to bring plenty of $1 bills, lots of energy, and dress in your best 90’s gear, for a night of nostalgic debauchery!” declare organizers. The party is on Saturday, January 18th from 8 pm to 1 am at Night Shift 2.0 (1725 Ponca Street, Baltimore). The party will be hosted by the indomitable Chris Jay, the soundtrack will be provided by the one and only DJ Rosie, and the Night Shift dancers, Brooke Jay, Andre […]

January Lunch Patrol Dundalk

B & Dee’s Baltimore Love invites you to join in for this month’s Lunch Patrol on Sunday, January 26th at 1 pm. For the first time, Lunch Patrol is coming to Dundalk. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to help distribute, on foot and by vehicle, bag lunches to people living on the streets of Baltimore. Everyone will meet up this month at 504 Dundalk Avenue, at the intersection of Dundalk and Holabird Avenues, then disperse from there. For more info visit Bit.ly/2RcReiV. That page also includes a link for those interested in signing up to donate bag lunch items […]

Sexual Tension is Theme of ‘OrbitHole’ at Night Shift

On Saturday, January 25th, DJ Ryan Doubleyou presents “OrbitHole,” a party of “sexual tension that offers private dances in private booths, drink specials, and patron participation that promises to send your minds into orbit!” Doors open at 7 pm and the party begins at 9 pm at Night Shift 2.0 (1725 Ponca Street, Baltimore). During Shirtless Power Hour between 10 and 11 pm, anyone with their shirt off gets two-for-one drinks. During Pantsless Power Hour between midnight and 1 am, anyone with … well, you get the idea. A clothing check is provided. At 12:30 pm, while everyone has their […]

Red Star Drag Brunch

Are you looking for the next Drag Brunch to add to your Sunday brunch rotation? Host Truly Hard Seltzer and DJ Big Vanilla invite you to join them on Sunday, February 1st at for Drag Brunch at the Red Star in Fells Point (906 Wolfe Street, Baltimore). Doors open at 10 am and the brunch buffet, bottomless mimosas, and Truly start at 10:30 am. The show starts at 11:30 am, last call is at 12:45 pm, and the event ends at 1:15 pm. Tickets for brunch and the drag show are $35. Add on the bottomless mimosas and Truly for […]

Gay Day at The Mill

Howard County Pride will be taking over historic Savage Mill (8600 Foundry Street in Savage, Maryland) and hosting “Gay Day @ The Mill” on Saturday, January 18th, with entertainment from 5 pm to 1 am. The event will help raise funds for local LGBTQ people and bring the community together to show off pride throughout the year. Historic Savage Mill is a shopping complex built in the early 1800s in Howard County and houses shops, galleries, and a tavern. Gay Day @ The Mill will have something for everyone, including family, friends as well as new faces. Along with the […]

A LONG TIME COMING

39 years to the day of first meeting, two pillars of the community, Ron Zimmerman and Steve Jackson, have tied the knot. On January 11th in a very private and quiet ceremony they were married in the church across the street from their house. Not only in life but in business these two men have served the community. From real estate, the bar they own, and so many no-profits organizations, they have helped to raise money.  “No two men have put out so much of themselves into this community and asked so little in return,” a very good friend told […]

Unsung Legends Awards 2020

Joy Baltimore pays homage to some unsung Baltimore heroes on Saturday, January 25th, 4 to 8 pm as it presents the 2020 “Unsung Legends Awards.” The glitzy black-tie and black-carpet event will be held at The Garage (6 East Lafayette Avenue, Baltimore), and will “honor extraordinary people who have excelled in the areas of mentoring, leadership, empowerment, advocacy, entertainment, and community outreach.” Awardees include addiction expert Sakina Dean university activist Nweze Chinedu Nwokeafor Baltimore Black Pride Co-Founder Leroy Burgess, Jr. entrepreneur and homeless advocate Christina Flowers homeless outreach manager Domnic Usher urban educator Ashley DeVaughn Rev. Angela Christina Bullock activist […]

Looking Ahead to U=U in 2020

More than three years ago, the Prevention Access Campaign launched the U=U initiative, an international effort to spread the scientific consensus that individuals with HIV who maintain an undetectable viral load cannot sexually transmit the virus to others. On World AIDS Day 2018, Baltimore joined that consensus with the unveiling of U=U Maryland, a community-led coalition working to spread the U=U message in Baltimore and beyond. As U=U looks ahead to its fourth year, we caught up with Murray Penner, the North American executive director for the Prevention Access Campaign, to learn more about the current state of the U=U […]

MENTAL HEALTH MOMENT – Break Free from Digital Addiction!

by Dr. Thomas Franklin As we begin a new year, it’s a good time to pause and reflect. When were we our best selves in 2019? What can we do differently or better in 2020? I believe one of the most important things you can do to be your best self in 2020 is to put down your phone. Here’s what I mean: we have all become addicted to our phones. It is understandable. Our smartphones provide real value to our lives. But their ubiquitous overuse has caused a digital addiction epidemic. This overuse is especially apparent in young people. […]

Baltimore Men’s Chorus New Singer Mixer

Join the Baltimore Men’s Chorus at its new singer mixer as they prepare to kick off their spring term on Monday, January 13th from 7 to 9 pm at Memorial Episcopal Church (1407 Bolton Street, Baltimore). Learn about the chorus, meet its members, director, and accompanist. You’ll even get a sneak preview of their spring music! No formal audition is required to join. For more info visit Bit.ly/2rJpGZL. Please follow and like us: