ArtNite benefits Oak Lawn Library’s gay collection
Cedar Springs’ Oak Lawn branch is the only locale in the Dallas library system with an LGBT collection — and it deserves some acknowledgement. So, on Friday, in conjunction with the third anniversary of the opening of the ilume, the library and ilume Gallerie will host ArtNite, an reception and benefit featuring the art of gallery director Ronald Radwanski, pictured, and others who have showed over the years. Proceeds will benefit the Oak Lawn branch’s gay collection.
4123 Cedar Springs Road and Oak Lawn Library, 4100 Cedar Springs Road.
Cocktail reception, 6–10 p.m.
Opening night of ‘The Mystery of Irma Vep’ at WaterTower
Charles Ludlam was probably the most influential playwright never to achieve pop-culture name recognition, but his edgy, underground plays made the likes of Charles Busch, Del Shores and countless others possible. Probably his piece-de-resistance is The Mystery of Irma Vep, a satiric melodrama with returning local favorite Regan Adair in drag. That alone should be worth a look-see.
Addison Theatre Centre
15650 Addison Road.
In previews Sept. 28–30, opening night Oct. 1. Through Oct. 19.
Black Pride kicks off with conference, pageant
Dallas Southern Pride, the gay Pride celebration for North Texas’ African-American community, gets into full swing next weekend, but it launches officially on Thursday with three events. First, there’s the B/HAP Conference from 6–8 p.m.m followed by the Ms. Dallas Southern Pride contest (also at the Crowne Plaza host hotel, with guest judge Raquell Lord, pictured), followed by the after-party at Havana.
DEETS: Crowne Plaza
1015 Elm St. Events start at 6 p.m.
For a complete schedule and additional details, visit DallasSouthernPride.com.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition September 28, 2012.