Queer Bingo at GLBT Community Center

Tanya Hyde

The fabulous Ms. Tanya Hyde

The Houston GLBT Community Center hosts its Queer Bingo on the first Saturday of each month. Hosting this month’s festivities is self proclaimed living legend, and queen of all Montrose, drag performer Tanya Hyde. Queer Bingo benefits the Center’s John Lawrence and Tyrone Garner Scholarship Fund (that’s John Lawrence, of Lawrence v. Texas fame) and other center programs.

Doors open at 4 pm, with games kicking off at 4:30.  In addition to cash prizes for Bingo, the event features fabulous door prizes,  a raffle, and bar service courtesy of Capital Beverage.

“We invite all our community friends to join us for First Saturday Queer Bingo, have fun playing games with their friends, and support scholarships for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender scholars,” Center president Tim Brookover says.  “We have a great time every month as we benefit our scholarship fund and other Center programs.”

Queer Bingo takes place at the GLBT Community Center’s headquarters at the historic Dow School (1900 Kane).

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What’s Shakin’ – Wolfman at Wortham, Vampires on Pacific St.

The Wolfman1. If you got your hard-core Halloween partying out of the way this weekend, why not curl up under the stars (and a blanket) for the 1941 horror classic “The Wolfman,” at the Miller Outdoor Theater in Herman Park. Show starts at 7:30 pm. In this version the Wolfman (Lon Chaney Jr.) has an estranged father, frequents antique stores, caries an ornate walking stick for no particular reason and (of course) engages in nocturnal behavior of a hairy and bestial sort. Sounds like some of my friends. Admission is free, but prime spots on the lawn fill up quickly so arrive early.

2. If you didn’t get your hard-core partying out of the way then you’ll be glad to know that the clubs of Pacific street are still going strong. JR’s Bar‘s “Anytheme Goes” party (808 Pacific) and Meteor‘s “True Blood” festivities (2306 Genesee) continue tonight with a costume contests at 11 pm, while South Beach‘s “Twilight” fete (810 Pacific) waits till midnight for its contest . Cash prizes are up for grabs at all three for best costume, best couple or group and most outrageous costume.

3. Broadway World reports that Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D – NY, plans to introduce the Senate companion to the “Every Child Deserves a Family Act” introduced by Rep. Pete Stark, D – CA, last May. The bill would remove barriers to otherwise qualified LGBT parents servings as foster parents or adopting. “By removing all barriers for LGBT families to serve as foster parents, New York City has increased its foster parent pool by nearly 26,000 prospective parents,” said Gillibrand. This legislation would open thousands of new foster and adoptive homes to children ensuring they are raised in loving families.” So far only three of Texas’ thirty-two congressional representatives, including Houston’s own Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, have signed on as cosponsors.

 

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Gay Pride Eve³

That’s right, the main festivities are only three days away, and we’re breaking out the exponents! Actually, here at Instant Tea we’ve been partying nonstop the whole month, which may explain some of the posts you’ve seen lately. Below is a list of Pride-sanctioned events at which we’ll likely continue our epic bender on Thursday. For a full schedule, go here.

Sordid Pride; The Party
Palomar Hotel
Celebrate Pride with complimentary Blythe Bites and soothing southern cocktails, the ultra-hip vibes of DJ Guillaume and all the sordid characters you can handle.
6:30 – 9:00 pm
Suggested Donation of $20 benefiting the Resource Center Food Pantry
Central 214 @ Hotel Palomar
5300 E. Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, Texas 75206
214-443-9339

Juanita’s Annual Pride Dance Contest!
Round-Up Saloon
Prizes for best dancers and best costuming. Cash prizes. No entry fees. Applications available at the front door.
9:00 pm
3912 Cedar Springs Road
Dallas, TX 75219
www.roundupsaloon.com

Gay Pride Karaoke with Little Chalupa
Sue Ellen’s
8:30 pm
Added bonus of KittiCo. Cat Rescue Benefit (upstairs)
7pm – 10pm
3014 Throckmorton
Dallas, Texas 75219
www.caven.com

“Ask The Sex-Pert” 9pm -11pm
The Brick/Joe’s
Text your sex and love questions for Pride Week to
our ‘Sext-Pert’ PATTI LE PLAE SAFE
Show Us Your Pride Strip Contest 11pm
Cash Prize to Winner
2525 Wycliff
Dallas, Texas 75219
www.brickdallas.com

Special Strip show celebrating Pride starting at midnight (12am)
Exklusive
Drink Specials – $2 wells / $2 domestic from 9pm – 11pm
No Cover
4207 Maple Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75219
www.exklusive.tv

Bear of the Month Contest
Dallas Eagle
10:00 pm
5740 Maple Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75235
www.dallaseagle.com

Niky Lauren celebrating the Pride of Latino Heritage
Kaliente
Folklorico Dancers at midnight (12a)
Drink Specials – $2 wells / $2 domestic from 9pm – 11pm
No Cover
4350 Maple Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75219
www.kaliente.cc

—  John Wright

Countdown to Pride continues

As of this post at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dallas’ gay Pride parade was just 100 hours away. And if we weren’t so busy trying to crank out this ginormous special issue that hits the streets Friday, we’d probably be able to feel the excitement building.

Anyhow, in case you’re wondering, the weather forecast for Sunday afternoon is holding steady: Mostly sunny, with a high of 91, a light breeze and no precipitation. A little toasty, but it could be worse. Besides, you’re not going to be wearing much anyway, right?

And speaking of letting it all hang out, here’s Wednesday’s line-up of Pride-sanctioned events from the Dallas Tavern Guild:

Pride with Miss Wanda
Dallas Woody’s
She’s a classic…Miss Wanda and her special guests.
$3.00 Amaretto Sours
11pm to 1am – No Cover
4011 Cedar Springs
Dallas, Texas 75219
www.dallaswoodys.com

Mr. Bear Round Up Contest
Round Up Saloon
Come out and see the bears in action and cheer for your favorite furry guy!
Cash prizes. No entry fees. Applications available at the front door.
9:00 pm
3912 Cedar Springs Road
Dallas, TX 75219
www.roundupsaloon.com

Little Chalupa’s Pride Karaoke
The Brick/Joe’s
$25 CASH PRIZE to best singer as voted by crowd.
9pm -1am
2525 Wycliff
Dallas, Texas 75219
www.brickdallas.com

Underwear Night – Wear Your Pride
Dallas Eagle
10:00 pm
5740 Maple Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75235
www.dallaseagle.com

Shantal and Dreamgirls Show at midnight (12am)
Kaliente
Karaoke starts at 9pm
Drink Specials – $2 wells / $2 domestic from 9pm – 11pm
No Cover
4350 Maple Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75219
www.kaliente.cc

—  John Wright

Dallas Pride events for Tuesday

Dallas’ gay Pride parade is just 125 hours away, and last-minute calls for volunteers and marchers are going out. Visitors are undoubtedly starting to trickle in from out of town, and did we mention the parties? Among tonight’s bashes are the Round-Up’s Mr./Miss/Ms. Pride competition, with winners earning a spot on the bar’s parade float, and the Bare Chests and Bare Backs Night at the Dallas Eagle, which sounds like a hot way to counter this heat. Here’s a full list of Tuesday’s  Pride-sanctioned activities from the Dallas Tavern Guild:

Legacy 21st Birthday Bash
Monica’s Aca Y Ala
Join us as we celebrate the 21st birthday of Legacy counseling. Great food, silent auction, live auction, entertainment and a evening of recognition for this great agency.
2914 Main Street
Dallas, Texas 75205
214-520-6308 ext 1

Pride Showtunes
Dallas Woody’s
Show the world how gay you are celebrating the best in showtunes from classic films, broadway hits and the best of the TV hit show Glee.
$2.00 Wells from 9pm to 11pm
9pm to 1am – No Cover
4011 Cedar Springs
Dallas, Texas 75219
www.dallaswoodys.com

Mr/Miss/Ms Pride Contest
Round Up Saloon
Come out and support your favorite candidate for the Mr/Miss/Ms Pride Contest. Winners will ride on the round Up float in the Pride Parade. Cash prizes. No entry fees. Applications available at the front door.
9:00 pm
3912 Cedar Springs Road
Dallas, TX 75219
www.roundupsaloon.com

Tyler’s Pride-Tastic Happy Hour
The Brick/Joe’s
$2.00 SKYY VODKA’S, food, fun & games
4pm – 9am
Pride Talent Search -11:30pm
IDA MAE WATERGATE’S Comedy & Variety Talent Search Competition
2525 Wycliff
Dallas, Texas 75219
www.brickdallas.com

Bare Chest and Bare Backs Night
Dallas Eagle
10:00 pm
5740 Maple Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75235
www.dallaseagle.com

Karlota & Her Divas Show at midnight (12am)
Kaliente
Karaoke starts at 9pm
Drink Specials – $2 wells / $2 domestic from 9pm – 11pm
No Cover
4350 Maple Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75219
www.kaliente.cc

—  John Wright