The Gay Agenda • 01-16-15

Posted on 16 Jan 2015 at 8:00am

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JANUARY

• Jan. 10-Feb. 15: Bruce Wood: A Retrospective
A new exhibition celebrating the life and creative contributions of the renowned Fort Worth dancer, choreographer and creative genius at the Arlington Museum of Art, 201 W Main St, Arlington. Tuesday–Saturday 10:00–5:00 p.m. Sunday 1–5:00 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. Children 12 and under are free. Call 817-275-4600 or email ama@arlingtonmuseum.org for more information.

• Jan. 19: 10th Annual MLK Symposium
Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture presents the 10th annual MLK Symposium featuring the premiere of a play adapted from King’s “Letters from a Birmingham Jail” 7-9 p.m. at Dallas Institute, 2719 Routh Street. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $10 for teachers and free for students. Purchase tickets at Bit.ly/1wCJNBZ. Call 214-871-2440 for more information.

• Jan. 20: Coming Out Workshop
Jim McBride and the Rev. Jane Graner lead a seven-week coming out workshop on Tuesday evenings through March 3. 7–9 p.m. at Northaven United Methodist Church 11211 Preston Road. 214-284-9194 or jmcbridedallas@sbcglobal.net. Free.

• Jan. 20: Stonewall Democrats of Dallas
New officers for 2015 will be sworn in at 6:30 p.m. at Ojeda’s Restaurant, 4617 Maple Ave.

• Jan. 22: Dallas Way presents “Outrageous Oral”
Listen to witnesses to Dallas’ LGBT history tell their stories at another installment of the Dallas Way free storytelling series “Outrageous Oral.” Storytellers include former councilwoman Veletta Lill, Barbara Rosenberg, Leza Mesiah and Buddy Mullino. Robert Emery serves as the emcee. 7 p.m. at The Rose Room, upstairs at S4, 3911 Cedar Springs Road. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information visit TheDallasWay.org.

• Jan. 22: Our Bodies Our Lives
Celebrating women’s health and the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade at a free, community-wide event. For more information and to RSVP, visit OurBodies-OurLives.com. 6-10 p.m., Community Beer Company, 1530 Inspiration Dr.

• Jan. 24: Tyler Area Gays Winter Ball
Join the Tyler Area Gays for their “Viva Las Vegas” Winter Ball from 7 p.m.–midnight at the Holiday Inn South Broadway, 5701 South Broadway Ave., Tyler. DJ, dance floor, casino games, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and a contest for best Las Vegas entertainer look-alikes with prizes. All tickets include a stack of casino chips. Tickets are $35 adult, $30 student until Jan. 18 or $40 at door. Tickets available at Tylerareagays.com/viva-las-vegas.html.

• Jan. 30–Feb. 7: Couple Communication Workshop
Candy Marcum, LPC and Jimmy Owen, LPC conduct a two-weekend workshop for couples. 5-7 p.m. on Jan. 30 and Feb. 6 and 10 a.m.–noon on Jan 31 and Feb. 7 at 3500 Oak Lawn Ave., Suite 260. $440 per couple. 214-521-1278. Candy@CandyMarcum.com.

• Jan. 31: Blue in the Heart of Texas 2
BITHOT is a biennial, one-day summit for Democratic Party activists with the goal of maximizing the party’s effectiveness in 2016. The summit includes an afternoon “KnowledgeFest” of breakout sessions on specific topics. Tickets are $5 and cover meals. 8 a.m.–5 p.m. at New Mount Zion Baptist Church, 9550 Shepherd Road. Register online at Bit.ly/BITHOTDCDP.

FEBRUARY
• Feb. 7: Turtle Creek Chorale 35th Anniversary Concert
Tim Seelig conducts this performance. City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St. Tickets at Tickets.TurtleCreekChorale.com or at
214-526-3214.

• Feb. 7: Night Circus Masquerade Ball
The Women’s Chorus of Dallas annual fundraiser. Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.

• Feb. 14: LGBTQ SAVES Youth dance
Valentine’s dance for youth 7–10 p.m. at Agape MCC, 4615 E California Way, Forest Hill. For more information visit LGBTQSaves.weebly.com or e-mail LGBTQSaves@gmail.com.

• Feb. 14: Dash for the Beads
Oak Cliff Mardi Gras-themed walk, run and festival benefits local area schools to help promote healthy eating and physical activity. 9:30 a.m. at Kidd Springs Park. Register online at Bit.ly/1tZOtxv.

• Feb. 15: Mardi Gras Oak Cliff Parade
Bishop Arts District at 4 p.m.

• Feb. 17: Equality Texas Faith Advocacy Day
Lobby legislators in Austin about issues facing LGBT people. First of three EQTX’s lobbying days at the Capitol. Co-sponsored by the Texas Freedom Network. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Austin Family Life Center, 1300 Lavaca St. Advanced registration required. Register at EqualityTexas.org.

• Feb. 17: Equality Texas Faith Advocacy Day
Lobby legislators in Austin about issues facing LGBT people. First of three EQTX’s lobbying days at the Capitol. Co-sponsored by the Texas Freedom Network. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Austin Family Life Center, 1300 Lavaca St. Advanced registration required. Register at EqualityTexas.org.

• Feb. 22: He Said/She Said
The Human Rights Campaign Dallas Fort Worth presents the inaugural He Said/She Said fundraiser, a new twist on the Her HRC event. Events include trivia with cash prizes, HRC Bachelorette and/or Bachelor live auction and a drag show to cap off the day. Cassie Nova and Jenna Skyy host. 2 p.m. at Sue Ellen’s.

Feb. 28: 17th Annual Toast to Life: Voodoo on the Trinity
What do you get when you mix a bunny with magic? You get “Voodoo on the Trinity,” the theme of Resource Center’s annual Toast To Life fundraiser. DJ Lady Bunny will provide entertainment. The fundraiser begins 7 p.m. at The Empire Room, 1225 N Riverfront Blvd. For more information, visit bit.ly/1BUUp2w.

MARCH
• March 21: Tarrant County AIDS Walk
Registration at 9 a.m. $20.

• March 21: South Dallas AIDS Walk
Takes place 8 a.m.–3 p.m. at St. Philip’s School and Community Center, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.Bit.ly/1wxUG4I for registration details.

• March 23: Equality Texas Family Advocacy Day
Lobby legislators in Austin about issues facing LGBT families. Second of three EQTX’s lobbying days at the Capitol. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Austin Family Life Center, 1300 Lavaca St. Advanced registration required. Register at EqualityTexas.org.

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spotlight: Outrageous Oral

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From left to right, Former councilwoman Veletta Lill, Buddy Mullino and Barbara Rosenberg. (Photos courtesy Paul Kubek)

As part of its ongoing efforts to document Dallas’ LGBT history, the Dallas Way presents another segment of its “Outrageous Oral” series at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22, at The Rose Room, upstairs at S4.

The lively free storytelling sessions range from the irreverent to deeply poignant. But each storyteller through his or her storytelling always shines a light on the personal experiences of Dallas’ LGBT community and its allies.

Storytellers include former Dallas City Councilwoman Veletta Lill, current Executive Assistant Dallas City Attorney Barbara Rosenberg, media personality Leza Mesiah and community stalwart Buddy Mullino.

Dallas Way co-founder Robert Emery serves as the emcee.

The event is free and registration is not required. Donations are welcome and all proceeds go to the LGBT collections and archives programs at the University of North Texas in Denton. For more information, visit website at TheDallasWay.org.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition January 16, 2015.

 

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