People/Events/Accounts: News About the 2020 GayVN Awards Show, Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Oscars Party, Mardi Gras, and More

LAS VEGAS: Nicole Byer and Alec Mapa will host the 2020 GayVN Awards Show on January 20. Presented by ManyVids, the event will be held at the Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

LOS ANGELES: The 28th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party will take place at West Hollywood Park on February 9. Singer-songwriter Sam Fender will perform, and the hosts of Netflix’s Queer Eye will be in attendance. IMDb and Neuro Drinks will serve as presenting sponsors.

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MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA: Art Deco Weekend, set to take place January 17 to 19, will honor women this year with the theme of Sheroes: Women Who Made A Difference. The event will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage Movement. 

NEW ORLEANS: Mardi Gras season kicks off today on what is known as Twelfth Night. A handful of smaller walking Krewes parade through the French Quarter and Marigny in the weeks and days leading up to Mardi Gras Day, which is February 25. 

NEW YORK: “Chocolate, Children, and Brain Health” will be served up January 8 by chef David Bouley and Dr. David Ramsey at Bouley Test Kitchen. After a presentation from the doctor, a wellness-inspired five course dinner created by Chef Bouley will be served, along with wine.

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WASHINGTON: Events DC, the convention and sports authority of the District of Columbia, has named Jinhee Kim as its first chief creative officer. The new position was established to create innovative strategies to drive new business opportunities. Kim has 20 years of experience in event planning, strategic planning, and program development, most recently as head of programming at Today at Apple DC, a series of innovative and educational programming held in all Apple stores.

With contributions from Claire Hoffman in Los Angeles and Rayna Katz, Beth Kormanik, and Michele Laufik in New York.

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