Sordid Pride

Posted on 09 Sep 2010 at 7:05pm

The gay stuff comes early next week with fundraiser emphasizing the ‘fun’

ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Life+Style Editor jones@dallasvoice.com

PRIDE GETS NAUGHTY  |  Central 214 chef Blythe Beck, above, offers her naughty bites at the Sordid Pride benefit for RCD
PRIDE GETS NAUGHTY | Central 214 chef Blythe Beck, above, offers her naughty bites at the Sordid Pride benefit for RCD

Although Dallas Prides does not officially kick off until next week, a few groups are getting an early start.

The Hotel Palomar, owned by the very gay-friendly Kimpton Hotels group, starts off the Pride events at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday with Sordid Pride:

The Party. Inspired by Del Shores’ Texas-set play and TV series, Central 214 executive chef Blythe Beck will serve up some of her naughty “bites” with a Southern flair, plus offer Dixiefied cocktails, hip music and more.

ilume Gallerie’s ArtNite! profiles the work of Clint Mordecai, below, and others as a fundraiser for AIDS Arms.
ilume Gallerie’s ArtNite! profiles the work of Clint Mordecai, below, and others as a fundraiser for AIDS Arms.

The event is a fundraiser for Resource Center of Dallas’ nutrition programs, so a $20 donation is suggested. And there’ll be complimentary parking. Write Allison.Gray@hotelpalomar.com to RSVP.

The same night, another mixed-use locale will be going artsier than Sordid Lives. Over at the ilume Gallerie, ArtNite! marks the one-year anniversary of the Cedar Springs development. The show, which begins at 7 p.m. on Sept. 16, features art, photography and sculpture from the artists who have exhibited their work there over the past year, including NOH8 creators Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley, Clint Mordecai and Jorge Rivas.

The event benefits AIDS  Arms and will include cocktails in the Bacardi Lounge and ilume courtyard.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition September 10, 2010

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