Beginning with "Gaybingo Showgirls" on Saturday, June 20, Resource Center Dallas’ monthly Gaybingo will expand to take over the second floor landing at S4.
The event has been held each month in the club’s Rose Room for the past year, and Henry Ramirez III, center programs manager for RCD, said, "Since last November, we’ve had to turn players away because Gaybingo has sold out."
He added, "Thanks to the sustained level of demand we’re seeing from our fans and supporters, we’re expanding the seating to help accommodate additional players."
The additional space will enable the Center to expand Gaybingo seating by at least 60 guests.
Gregg Kilhoffer, president of Caven Enterprises that owns S4 and three other Oak Lawn area nightclubs, said he and his employees are "excited about the success of Gay Bingo at Station 4. The monthly event has grown due to the efforts of the center’s team, who consistently create fun and entertainment for a great cause. We’re grateful for our partnership with Resource Center Dallas."
As part of the expansion plans, Ramirez is looking for additional volunteers to assist with Gaybingo.
"We have between 40 and 50 volunteers who assist us with Gaybingo, doing everything from performing in our musical numbers to verifying bingo winners. We would like to add 10 to 15 volunteers to help us with the expansion," he said.
Gaybingo is hosted by Jenna Skyy and Patti Le Plae Safe, and features the BVDs (Bingo Verifying Divas and Dudes) and entertainment from "Something Fabulous!!!"
Gaybingo is held every third Saturday of the month, except December, in The Rose Room at S4, 3911 Cedar Springs, Dallas. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6 p.m. Pre-sold tickets, available at www.rcdallas.org, get first entry when the doors open.
Guests must beat least 21to attend Gaybingo. Proceeds support Resource Center Dallas, including educational, youth and domestic violence programs, workforce development, women’s and transgender health issues.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition June 12, 2009.