Great Place for A Date: 3 Dollar Bill | Hitchcock Fest | Brother Outsider
The queer reading event 3 Dollar Bill is part of the 2011 Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference which is happening this week in DC. 3 Dollar Bill will provide the audience a chance to hear works from featured writers and poets in a format that will allow each artist two minutes to read a selection from their body of work. The event is free and open to the public. More details via Facebook here.
3 Dollar Bill is part of a lineup of literary events happening around DC in association with the AWP conference. A full listing of events is available here.
AFI is presenting a retrospective of Alfred Hitchcock’s work, including Blackmail, The Lodger, and The Man Who Knew Too Much. Half-price tickets are available for purchase tomorrow, Feb 3rd as a one day only deal. View AFI’s website for movie listings and times.
Screening of Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin | Sunday, Feb 13 from 8:00pm – 10:00pm | Busboys and Poets (14th St)
The National Black Justice Coalition presents a screening of Brother Outsider with a panel discussion lead by NBJC Executive Director Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks. This event is free and open to the public.
Did you know that Bayard Rustin was one of Martin Luther King’s closest advisors and the organizer of the March on Washington? Did you also know that he was an openly gay man? This is a great movie to watch and the panel discussion should be just as good. More information via Facebook here.
Martin Luther King Library
And finally, I went to the Martin Luther King Jr. branch of the DC Public Libraries the other day to check out Yesterday Will Make You Cry by Chester Himes, which I’ll be posting more about later in the month. While there, I got hit on / cruised by no less than 3 young, very good-looking guys.
When I mentioned to a friend that I was going to do a post on how the library was a great place to meet a date he said, “oh come on Kamal! You’re going to roll out that old chestnut? Every gay man in DC knows about going to the library.” Well in case you didn’t know or thought, as I did, that the library was full of stinky old trolls, I’m here to say that you should reconsider the library as an option for finding books and maybe a new interest.