B-Pax brings you ‘The Drama of Dallas’


Dallas Voice contributor Brent Paxton, aka B-Pax, is putting together a local reality show called The Drama of Dallas.

B-Pax, perhaps best known for his Street Talk segments filmed on the Cedar Springs strip, tells us he’s already received more than 200 applications for The Drama of Dallas, but he’s hoping to get even more by the deadline of midnight on Friday. He says only eight contestants will be selected for the show, which involves them living together at a residence in Dallas. Beyond that, he isn’t disclosing many details, but here’s what it says on his website:

BPAX.TV is VERY excited to announce a new reality TV show filming in Dallas, Texas! The show is all about people going through their life experiences together. Think MTV’s Skins and The Real World. Are you interesting and have a unique perspective on life? Do you think people would relate to you on TV? Do you have a special skill you’d like to share with the world? Please fill out the form below and we’ll contact you for an audition if we like what we see!

To apply to be a contestant, go here. Or to apply to work on the set of the show, go here.

—  John Wright

DPD offers Volunteers in Patrol training

Dallas police Sgt. Michael Doeringsfeld sent us this message and asked we get word out.

To all that are interested in becoming a VIP (Volunteers in Patrol), the Northwest Division will be conducting training this Saturday, March 12 at 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The training will be at the Northwest Police Division 9801 Harry Hines Blvd. Dallas Texas, 75220 in the detail room.

To become a VIP the following requirements must be met: at least 21 years old, a member of a neighborhood association or crime watch, complete a successful background check, posses a valid Texas Driver’s License, have no moving traffic violations in the last two years, have no felony convictions, no misdemeanor A or B convictions in the last 5 years, no DWI conviction in the last ten years, and successfully complete all required training.

Please, contact the Neighborhood Patrol Unit at 214-670-6206 if you should have any questions regarding the training. They will e-mail you an application to fill out before arriving.

—  David Taffet

Gay teens get their own Valentine’s Day dance; now they just need a photographer and a florist

LGBTQ youth in North Texas are getting their very own Valentine’s Day dance this year.

Chapters of the Gay Straight Alliance from five high schools in Dallas and Collin counties are coming together for the first-ever “Love Conquers All Ball,” hosted by LULAC #4871 and Youth First Texas.

The event will be from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 at Youth First Texas, and a $2 requested donation at the door will benefit the Trevor Project.

Jesse Garcia, president of LULAC #4871, said all teens ages 14-18 are invited regardless of whether they’re members of GSAs — and regardless of whether they have dates.

Garcia also said organizers are looking for a photographer to take digital images of the couples, as well as a florist who can donate 50 to 60 flowers. Those interested in providing photography or flowers should e-mail jessegarciadallas@gmail.com.

A full press release is after the jump.

—  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

Get your gay Pride on early — and often

The parade and festival aren’t until Sunday, but gay Pride-related festivities in Dallas have already begun and continue every day this week. The Dallas Tavern Guild has posted a full schedule of Pride-related events on its website (the schedule can also be found in DTG’s annual Pride guide distributed inside Dallas Voice on Sept. 3 and 17). But for your convenience, here’s a look of what’s happening today, Monday, Sept. 13:

JR’s Bar & Grill
Sushi, Sake, and Sapporo
Sake & Sapporo all day all night – Sushi 6:00 to 9:00
3923 Cedar Springs Road
Dallas, Texas 75219
www.caven.com

Service Industry Night
Round Up Saloon

Join us as we salute the service industry with Happy Hour prices all Day and all Night.
3912 Cedar Springs Road
Dallas, TX 75219
www.roundupsaloon.com

Step Up To The Mic For Pride
The Brick/Joe’s
Give us your best Pride Performance at OPEN MIC NIGHT
Poets, Comedians, Spoken Word
Enter for your chance to Win up to $300
9pm
2525 Wycliff
Dallas, Texas 75219
www.brickdallas.com

Koko Chanel 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