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The best community and culture events in Washington this week

Looking to get out into the community this week?

From drag kings to a Lithuanian Independence Day celebration, there's plenty to do when it comes to community and cultural events coming up in Washington this week. Read on for a rundown.

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Conversational DC: Spanish

First, you are invited to take advantage of this free opportunity to practice with fellow-learners and fluent/native Spanish speakers alike. The Colony Club's bar will be open.

When: Wednesday, February 13, 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: Colony Club, 3118 Georgia Ave. NW, Floor 2
Price: Free
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Pretty Boi Drag Presents #OpenKingNight

Then, on Thursday, Comedy Loft at Bier Baron Tavern hosts this "drag king" open mic night. Amateur performers have signed up to try their stuff in this safe and fun atmosphere. It's too late to sign up to perform this time, but tickets are available to cheer them on and be entertained.

When: Thursday, February 14, 8-11 p.m.
Where: Bier Baron Tavern, 1523 22nd St. NW
Price: $10
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Afro Soca Love: DC

On Saturday is this Afro-Caribbean rave at Karma DC. This touring show is a celebration of African and Caribbean culture with international DJs spinning soca and Afrobeat.

When: Saturday, February 16, 10 p.m.- Sunday, February 17, 3 a.m.
Where: Karma DC Live Music Venue, 2221 Adams Place NE
Price: $20
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Lietuvos Valstybės Atkūrimo Dienos Minėjimas - Lithuanian Independence Day

Finally, the Lithuanian community of D.C. invites you to celebrate Lithuanian Independence Day on Sunday, February 17. Mass will be held at 2 p.m. at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, with a program to follow at Catholic University's Heritage Hall.

When: Sunday, February 17, 2-6 p.m.
Where: Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave. NE
Price: Free
Click here for more details, and to register

Location
Basilica Of The National Shrine Of The Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave NE