The Gay Agenda • 01.15.16

Posted on 15 Jan 2016 at 7:50am

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Have an event coming up? Email your information to staff writer James Russell at russell@dallasvoice.com by Thursday at 10 a.m. for that week’s issue.

JANUARY
• Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM; United Black Ellument hosts discussion on HIV/AIDS in the black community at 7 p.m. every second Tuesday of the month at 3116 Commerce St., Suite C; Fuse game night every Monday evening but the last of the month at 8 p.m. at the Fuse space in the ilume, 4123 Cedar Springs Road, Apt 2367; Fuse Connect every Wednesday from 7 p.m. at the Fuse Space. For more information call or e-mail Ruben Ramirez at 214-540-4500 or rramirez@myresourcecenter.org.

• Jan. 15: HRC DFW January Mixer
6-8 p.m. at kitchen LTO, 3011 Gulden Lane, Ste. 108.

• Jan. 15: Psychic Night at Two Corks
Event features psychic Cheryl Andrea, with no admission and seating on a first come, first served basis. There will be a sign-up sheet to reserve time for a private reading at a cost of $15 for 15 minutes, also on a first come, first served basis. Andrea will do a couple of private readings at 7 p.m., with the Gallery Reading at about 7:30 p.m., followed by more private readings til 11 p.m. At Two Corks and A Bottle, in the Quadrangle, 2800 Routh St., Ste. 140. For information call 214-871-WINE.

• Jan. 15: Little Black Dress preview party
Designers for the 10th annual Fashion CITED show are having an LBD competition to see whose dress is best. Complimentary valet, food and drinks. Benefits Legal Hospice of Texas. 6:30-9 p.m. at Park Place Volvo, 3515 Inwood Road.

• Jan. 16: Gaybingo: Star Wars: Gaybingo Awakens
Monthly fundraiser for Resource Center takes place 6-9 p.m. at Rose Room at S4, 3911 Cedar Springs Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. For tickets visit Bit.ly/1OPisps. For more information, call 214-540-4458 or email Bscott@myresourcecenter.org.

• Jan. 17: Self-defense workshop
A free self defense training lesson will be taught by Chuck Gary and David Downing and is open to the community. Learn skills that can help you to survive a confrontation and keep yourself safe. Noon at the Round-Up Saloon, 3912 Cedar Springs Road.

• Jan. 21: Open Carry and Your Business
The North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce continues its Lunch and Learn series with a program discussing what every business owner needs to know about Texas’ new open carry law, presented by Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez and Jeff Youngblood with FASTSIGNS. Cost for members is $25 in advance, $35 at the door, and $35 for non-members. For information email Tony Vedda at tony.vedda@glbtchamber.org. 11:30 a.m. at The Mercury, 11909 Preston Road, Ste. 1418.

• Jan. 22: Our Bodies Our Lives 2016
Reproductive rights continue under attack. Dale Hansen and Amy Vanderoef appear from 6-8 p.m. DJ Jonathan Graham spins for a dance party from 8-10 p.m. Seven for Parties, 150 Turtle Creek Blvd. RSVP on the group’s Facebook page.

• Jan. 24: East Dallas Christian Church Concert Series
Baritone Matt Woodbury baritone and pianist Keith Critcher perform the works of Brahms, Ibert, Peri, Schubert and Vaughn-Williams and original Woodbury compositions based on the poems of Hafiz and Oscar Wilde.  All concerts are free of charge with open seating. Donations will be accepted. 3 p.m. in the Grimes Choir Suite at East Dallas Christian Church, 629 N. Peak Street.

• Jan. 26: The Courage to Love
A documentary about the journey of four individuals from the pain and shame of sexual addiction to the hope and healing of recovery. Filmmaker Paul Ginocchio leads a panel discussion after the film. 7 p.m. at Studio Movie Grill, 11170 N. Central Expressway. Free.

• Jan. 27: Gay Singles Night at Two Corks
Two Corks and a Bottle, 2800 Routh St., Ste. 140 in The Quadrangle, hosts Gay Singles Night. No RSVP is necessary and there will be cheese plates available for purchase. Attendees can also have food delivered. 7:30-9 p.m.

• Jan. 28: Outrageous Oral
Dick Peeples, Pam Buchmeyer, Maggie Watt and Mike Anglin speak in this edition of the North Texas oral history project. 7 p.m. at S4, 3911 Cedar Springs Road. Free.

• Jan. 28: The Group
Support group for black men who have sex with men living with HIV meets from 7-9 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday of the month at a private location. For more information call 214-455-7316.

• Jan. 30-31: Travel and Adventure Show
Meet directly with hundreds of travel experts, try global cuisine and get exclusive deals at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin Street. To register visit Travelshows.com/Dallas. Use the code VOICE to receive $8 off.

FEBRUARY
• Feb. 5: Resource Center Toast  to Life Sponsor Party
Sponsor appreciation party for Toast For Life – Mad Hatter’s Ball from 7-9 p.m. at 3525 Turtle Creek Blvd., Ste. 20BC. For more information to reserve tickets call 214-540-4458 or e-mail bscott@myresourcecenter.org.

• Feb. 6: Dash for the Beads
Mardi Gras festival with 5K fun run, one mile walk, costume contest, beer garden with live music. 9:30 a.m. at Kidd Springs Park, 711 W. Canty St.

• Feb. 9: Ed-U-Care Building Bridge Network
Training group for caretakers of LGBT seniors hosts a dinner followed by screening of the movie Gen Silent for LGBT senior and caretaker needs 6-8:30 p.m. at The Senior Source, 3910 Harry Hines Blvd. For more information and to RSVP e-mail Sharyn Fein at educaredallas@gmail.com.

• Feb. 12-14: HRC Time to Thrive Conference
Annual national conference promoting safety, inclusion and well-being for LGBT youth features speakers, workshops and more at Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine. For more information and to register visit Timetothrive.org.

• Feb. 13: LGBTQSaves Valentine’s Dance
LGBT-friendly youth and young adult dance includes free food, drink and entertainment from 7-10 p.m. at Celebration Community Church, 908 Pennsylvania Ave., Fort Worth.

• Feb. 13: Imperial Court de Fort Worth/Arlington’s Emporer’s Ball
Annual fundraiser benefits Cancer Care Services at 7 p.m. at Urban Cowboy Lounge, 2620 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth.

MARCH
• March 6:  You’ll Never Walk Alone
Oak Lawn UMC presents “You’ll Never Walk Alone: A Community Gathering of Hope, Unity, and Support for the Oak Lawn Neighborhood.” The program expresses the community’s appreciation for the leadership displayed by Mayor Rawlings and the Dallas Police Department in the face of recent violent attacks in Oak Lawn. Performances by the Dallas Police Choir, the Oak Lawn Band and Oak Lawn UMC’s Chancel Choir. 6-7:30 p.m. at Oak Lawn United Methodist Church, 3014 Oak Lawn Ave.

• March 20: The Wedding Party and Expo: An LGBT Community Event
Presented by the Dallas Voice, the largest LGBT wedding expo in Texas includes exhibitors, a fashion show, food samples, a community marketplace and free cake. Donnie Brown serves as celebrity host. 1-5 p.m. at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel, 2222 N. Stemmons Freeway. Foe more information call 214-754-8710 ext. 126 or e-mail EXPO@dallasvoice.com. Register at TheWeddingPartyEXPO.com. Admission and parking are free with registration.

APRIL
• April 2: Gay and Lesbian Fund of Dallas Project Ruffway Benefit
Gay and Lesbian Fund for Dallas benefiting the SPCA of Texas includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a DJ spinning the latest music, a silent auction, and a fashion show with models and their dogs wearing the Spring 2016 line. 7-10 p.m. at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas,
2400 Lone Star Drive.  For tickets and more information visit SPCA.org/GLFD.

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Jan. 24: The East Dallas Christian Church Concert Series kicks off its annual recital series with baritone and Dallas resident Matt Woodbury performing with pianist Keith Critcher. They will perform both classical and contemporary works, including original compositions by Woodbury.

 

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