Wed. 1 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. 3 Homegrown Comedy with Poppi Kramer and John Kelley, 8pm. The Village, 373 Richmond Street, Providence. $10. Reservations www.thevillageri.com or 228-7222.
Sat. 4 Third Annual RI Trans Health Conference, 8am-4pm. Alpert Medical School at Brown University, 222 Richmond Street, Providence. Co-sponsored by TGI Network, Brown University’s Alpert Medical School, and the Rhode Island College School of Social Work. For more information and to register, visit www.tginetwork.org.
Sun. 5 Drag Brunch, 12-2pm. Massimo Ristorante, 134 Atwells Ave, Providence. Join the ladies for a mix of comedy, music, and cocktails. Definitely for adults only! For reservations, call 273-0650 or visit www.massimori.com.
Sun. 5 18th Annual RI Pride Goddess Show, doors noon/show 1-6pm. Aurora, 276 Westminster Street, Providence. A celebration of women in the arts featuring Adrienne Mack-Davis, the Becky Chace Band, Tammy & Jeana, Bettysioux Tailor, Ms. Lesbian RI 2016 Aly P. Sha, Miss Gay RI 2016 Neoki Feytal, and hosts Lulu Locks and Reece Cotton. $20 in advance at www.prideri.com, $25 at the door.
Thu. 9 Sweet Little Variety Show, 8pm. Aurora, 276 Westminster Street, Providence. A queer-produced potpourri of entertainment. $7. Find Sweet Little Variety Show on Facebook.
Fri. 10 Baby Oil, Jodie Treloar, and Nymphidels, 9pm. The Village, 373 Richmond Street, Providence. $5. Reservations can be made at www.thevillageri.com or 228-7222.
Sat. 11 Jodi Jolt & The Volt, 9pm. The Village, 373 Richmond Street, Providence. $5. Reservations can be made at www.thevillageri.com or 228-7222.
Sun. 12 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.
Sun. 12 Guys as Dolls Drag Extravaganza, 7pm. The Comedy Connection, 39 Warren Ave, East Providence. $20. RI’s premiere drag divas present an evening of entertainment sure to tickle your funny bone and dazzle your senses. The heels are high, the sequins are sparkly, and attitudes are irreverent. Come see why this is the longest running drag show in RI – now in it’s 10th season. Partial proceeds to benefit AIDS Care Ocean State’s Needle Exchange Program. Doors at 6pm. For tickets, www.ricomedyconnection.com.
Wed. 15, Queer Book Club,7-9:30pm. Books on the Square, 471 Angell Street, Providence. Reading: The Gods of Tango by Carolina De Robertis. Discount if book is purchased at Books on the Square. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thu. 16 Drag Bingo: St. Paddy’s Day Bingo – wear green! 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. 17 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.
Fri. 17 St. Paddy’s Day with Allston Police, 9pm. The Village, 373 Richmond Street, Providence. $5. Reservations can be made at www.thevillageri.com or 228-7222.
Sat. 18 Sister Funk, 8:30pm. The Village, 373 Richmond Street, Providence. $5. Reservations www.thevillageri.com or 228-7222.
Sat. 18 – Sun. 19 Sexual Attitude Reassessment Seminar (SAR). The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health SAR leads participants through the process of evaluating their feelings, values, and attitudes around sexuality, and applies the lens of intersectionality to human sexual behavior, and examines societal attitudes about a variety of sexuality topics. Email email@example.com for more information.
Sat. 18 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.
Sun. 19 RISE Discotheque with DJ Andy Morris, 3pm. Rooftop at the Providence G, 100 Dorrance Street, Providence. LGBTQ tea dance atop Providence with live show at 6pm. 18+. No cover.
Sun. 19 Interweave Potluck Dinner and Programming, 5:30-8pm. Parish Hall of Channing Memorial Church, 135 Pelham Street, Newport. All are welcome. Bring a dish to share. At 7pm, a former member of ACT UP tells stories of the rallies, protest marches, collaboration, arrests, and shootings that took place surrounding the AIDS crisis. For more information, contact Rex at 595-9068 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tue. 21 Heavenly Gingers, 6:30pm. Twin River Event Center, 100 Twin River Rd, Lincoln. $15 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. Hosted by LaDiva Jonz and Haley Star, this variety show is a benefit for the memorial funds of Keri Anne O’Donnell and Jessica Morris which provide scholarships to young children who demonstrate a passion for performance. Tickets available at the door.
Tue. 21 Point Street Reading Series featuring Garrard Conley, author of Boy Erased, 7:30pm. Point Street Dueling Pianos, 3 Davol Square, Providence. $5 cover charge at the door. Reading series featuring 4 or 5 authors every third Tuesday. Boy Erased: A Memoir recounts the author’s childhood in a fundamentalist Arkansas family who enrolled him in gay conversion therapy. Doors at 7pm, event at 7:30pm.
Thu. 23 Options Magazine’s Annual Meeting, 5-7pm. The Village, 373 Richmond St, Providence. Free event. Join us as we discuss Options’ achievements in 2016, vote in the board of directors, and discuss the future of RI’s LGBTQ community publication and how you can become involved.
Fri. 24 Dreams featuring Keturah, 9pm. The Village, 373 Richmond Street, Providence. $5. Reservations www.thevillageri.com or 228-7222.
Thu. 30 The Imperial Court’s In Town Cocktails, a kickoff to Coronation, 8-10pm. The Village, 373 Richmond St, Providence. No Cover. 18+ event.
Fri. 31 The Imperial Court’s Out of Town Show, 8pm. The Dark Lady, 19 Snow St, Providence. $10 at the door. Door at 7pm, show at 8pm.
Fri. 31 Sticky Stories, doors 8pm/show 9-11pm. AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence. Fifth comedic storytelling event that has included live readings of diary entries, sex adventures gone hilariously awry, and the challenges of sexting. Submit a story at http://bit.ly/MyStickyStory. For tickets: http://bit.ly/StickyStoriesV.
Fri. 31 Pesky J. Nixon, 9pm. The Village, 373 Richmond Street, Providence. $5. Reservations www.thevillageri.com or 228-7222.