Wed. 4 SalsaConSoul by TeamFusionRI, 8pm-1am. Aurora, 276 Westminster Street, Providence. Open to dancers of all levels of experience. No partner needed. $15 cover, includes lessons. $10 after 10pm. For more info, facebook.com/SalsaConSoul.
Fri. 6 Dyke Night, 8pm. Aurora, 276 Westminster Street, Providence. Lounge and DJ dance party for dykes and their friends. Donations suggested. For more info, www.auroraprovidence.com.
Sun. 8 RI Prime Timers, 4:30-7pm. Social, dinner, and networking group for older gay and bi men on second Sundays. For more info www.riprimetimers.org or call Steve at 996-3010.
Thu. 12 Sweet Little Variety Show, 8pm. Aurora, 276 Westminster Street, Providence. A queer-produced potpourri of entertainment celebrating its 7th anniversary. $7. Find Sweet Little Variety Show on Facebook.
Sun. 15 Interweave Potluck Dinner and Programming, 5:30-8pm. Parish Hall of Channing Memorial Church, 135 Pelham Street, Newport. Interweave is a group for LGBTQ people and allies. Bring a dish to share. For more information, contact Rex at 595-9068 or email@example.com.
Wed. 18 Queer Book Club, 7-9:30pm. Books on the Square, 471 Angell Street, Providence. Reading: Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta. Discount if book is purchased at Books on the Square. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thu. 19 Drag Bingo: Nighty Night Pajama Party Bingo, 6-9pm. Riviera Bingo Palace, 1612 Elmwood Avenue, Cranston. $20 gets you in all games with over $2,000 in cash and prizes awarded monthly. Hosted by Haley Star and LaDiva Jonz. All funds raised benefit AIDS Care Ocean State and AIDS Project RI.
Fri. 20 SAGE LGBT Café, noon-2pm. Church of the Transfiguration, 1665 Broad Street, Cranston. A delicious, low-cost lunch in a gay-friendly setting sponsored by Meals on Wheels, the Department of Elderly Affairs, and SAGE-RI. Programming after lunch. A $3 donation is suggested for LGBT people 60+ and people with disabilities; a $6 donation is suggested for all others. Reservations required. Call Pauline at 351-6700.
Sat. 21 Bachata/Kizomba Fusion Night by TeamFusionRI, 8pm-2am. Aurora, 276 Westminster Street, Providence. Open to dancers of all levels of experience. No partner needed. $20 cover, includes two lessons. $15 after 10pm. For more info, facebook.com/SalsaConSoul.
Wed. 25 – Sun. 29 First Event. An annual renowned trans-centered conference. Best Western Royal Play Hotel, Marlboro, MA. Professional training program, 1/26; counselor/social worker program and general program 1/25 – 1/28; youth/family program 1/28 – 1/29. For information and registration, visit www.firstevent.org.
Thu. 26 Options Editorial Planning Meeting. 6-8pm. Bravo Brasserie, 2nd Fl., 123 Empire St, Providence. Join the Options team as we discuss the 2017 editorial calendar. We’ll identify and prioritize topics for upcoming issues value the community’s input on these topics. Free. Cash bar and a dinner menu are available. For for information, visit www.optionsri.org.