Tug Party and Underwear Auction launches new HIV awareness group in Dallas
The Dallas chapter of Team Friendly — a group founded by a former internationally recognized leatherman to change the dialogue on HIV/AIDS awareness — only started last fall, so to get its activities underway, raise awareness of its mission (and raise money), it hosts its first official benefit event, the Tug Party and Underwear Auction. Featuring 14 models of a wide range of body types and tastes, including 2015 International LeatherSir Tug Whitehead (hence the name), it features hot guys and a good cause. Lipps La Rue will serve as the mistress of ceremonies.
5740 Maple Ave.
Turn it out for Community Ball and 25th anniversary screening of the cult classic ‘Paris Is Burning’
Long before Madonna knew how to vogue, New York drag queens in the “ball” culture were turning it out with elaborate shows that embraced glamour and “difference.” CineWilde screens a new digital print of the 1990 film with a pre-show talk by United Black Ellument, plus a post-screening Community Ball. Turn it up and turn out in all your glam, grrrl!
The Texas Theatre
231 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Doors at 8 p.m.
Friday 01.22 — Sunday 08.21
Intimate exhibit, including a Vermeer, focuses on 17th century Dutch art
For the Dutch, music was the ultimate art form, and so paintings — especially during the transition from Catholicism to Protestantism — are replete with musical allusions, from fiddles to flutes to harpsichords and even song books (pictured below). A new exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art — comprised of barely a half-dozen paintings, including a delicate and rare Vermeer — focuses on this trend. Best of all, Dallas has access to these rare works through August.
Dallas Museum of Art
1717 Harwood St.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition January 22, 2016.