Makeup and Mayhem art auction benefiting march calls for artists
Organizers of the Makeup and Mayhem Live Art Auction have issued an open call to all artists to participate by donating works to the event, which benefits the Million Gay March of Texas, set for June 28 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.
Starting bid for all pieces is $25 and participating artists will receive a tax receipt from Makeup and Mayhem for their donation.The exhibition is open to all artists of all ages. Work must be original and executed within the past three years. The show is open to all media including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and installation.
The auction event will be held May 23, with celebrity auctioneer Ivana Tramp.
For details, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women of Distinction hosts ‘Bailout’ party at Buddies II
Women of Distinction will hold a customer appreciation "Bailout" Party Saturday, April 25 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Buddies II, 4025 Maple Ave.
"Bailout" admission fees are: Bank Bailout $5 from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Automakers’ Bailout $10 from 10:01 p.m. to 11 p.m.; and AIG bailout from 11:01 p.m. to 2 a.m.
For more information, contact Angela by phone at 214-228-9240 or go online to www.dallasfamily.org.
Oak Lawn Library Friends hosting gala, auction to mark anniversary
Oak Lawn Library Friends will hold a gala 80th birthday party for the Oak Lawn Branch Library on Saturday, April 25 at 6 p.m. The library is located at 4100 Cedar Springs Road, in the Kroger parking lot.
The Oak Lawn Branch Library is the second-oldest branch in Dallas and has had a number of locations. The current facility was built through a unique private/public collaboration with the Kroger Company in 1996.
Oak Lawn Library Friends was formed then, and has raised more than $50,000 to assist the library in meeting the needs of the Oak Lawn community.
The event will include a silent auction.
Hope for Peace & Justice to dedicate Peace House Dallas
Hope for Peace & Justice will dedicate Peace House Dallas in a special ceremony Sunday, April 26 at 5 p.m.
Peace House Dallas, located on the campus of the Cathedral of Hope at 5910 Cedar Springs Road, is the new home of the Dallas Peace Center, Maryknoll Mission Education, the Peace Project and the Dallas chapter of the United Nations Association, as well as H4PJ and Art for Peace & Justice.
The dedication will feature musicians Neeki Bey and Annie Benjamin, Voices of Hope, CoH’s contemporary music ensemble and Resounding Harmony, under the direction of Dr. Tim Seelig.
The ceremony also will include the unveiling of life-sized bronze sculpture "Francis of Assisi" by artist Trevor Southey, who will be in attendance. Immediately following the ceremony, in celebration of Earth Day, Peace House Dallas will present a special performance of the play "The Land" by David Marquis. It will feature Marquis as humanity and Denise Lee as Mother Nature.
Apostle Claver T. Kamau-Imani to speak at Log Cabin meeting
Apostle Claver T. Kamau-Imani, "The Christian Politician" from Houston, of RagingElephants.org will be the special guest speaker at the Monday, April 27 meeting of the Dallas Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans.
Kamau-Imani will speak on the need to grow the GOP to include minorities with a specific emphasis for reaching out to the communities of color. While he advertises himself as the "Christian Politician," Kamau-Imani believes that government should not be used to legislate religious behavior.
The meeting will be held at Mattito’s Restaurant, 3011 Routh St., in Dallas, with happy hour starting at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m.
LULAC 4871 monthly meeting to feature WFAA reporter Cynthia Izaguirre
LULAC 4871 â€“ The Dallas Rainbow Council will meet Tuesday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m., at the Resource Center of Dallas, 2701 Reagan St., in the Blue and Yellow Room. This month’s general meeting will feature Cynthia Izaguirre, morning reporter of Dallas ABC affliate WFAA Channel 8, and Chris Heinbaugh, Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert’s chief of staff.
The meeting is open to the public.
LULAC 4871 President Jesse Garcia also has announced that the group’s recent membership drive brought in 56 new paid members, making it the largest LULAC adult council in North Texas. This weekend, the group will send seven delegates to the League of United Latin American Citizens District Convention being held in Dallas, where Garcia will run for deputy district director and LULAC 4871 will submit a resolution asking the Hispanic rights organization to support the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
For more information, visit www.lulac4871.org.
QL holds sign-making party to prepare for Prop 8 ‘Day of Decision’ rally
Queer Liberaction will holding a sign-making party at 7 p.m. at the Resource Center of Dallas, 2701 Reagan St., on Wednesday, April 29. Everyone interested in helping to make signs, placards, banners and other visuals for the group’s "Day of Decision" event following the announcement of the California Supreme Court’s ruling on Proposition 8 are welcome to attend. Materials and refreshments will be provided.
As part of a national call for a "Day of Decision" rally, LGBT Dallasites and their allies will rally at Oak Lawn and Cedar Springs the evening the California decision is announced. Demonstrators will then march to the outdoor patio of the Throckmorton Mining Company, 3903 Cedar Springs Road, to hear speakers and once again call for full equality and protections for GLBT people. National groups including Join the Impact, Centerlink (the National Association of LGBT Community Centers), Metropolitan Community Churches and others have signed on to help organize across the nation. Locally, the Cathedral of Hope and the Gay, Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Dallas have signed on as co-sponsors.
‘Ask Not’ film about DADT policy to screen at Horizon UU Church
A free screening of film "Ask Not" will be presented May 1 at 7 p.m. by Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church, in partnership with Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, Equality Texas Foundation, Collin County Gay and Lesbian Alliance, Dallas Stonewall Young Democrats, The Carrollton Project and LULAC-Dallas Rainbow Council.
It is an examination by award-winning filmmaker Johnny Symons of the military’s "Don’t ask, don’t tell" policy on LGBT troops. The screening is a part of ITVS Community Cinema and Independent Lens project.
The screening will be held at Horizosn UU, located at 1641 Hebron Parkway in Carrollton. A panel discussion featuring service members directly affected by the "Don’t ask, don’t tell" policy will follow the screening.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition April 24, 2009.