Get your tickets to Gay Day at Six Flags online in advance, save a bundle

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If you’ve ever been to Six Flags, you know it’s not exactly cheap: Parking alone is, like, $15, and your car doesn’t even get to ride the Titan. But if you wanna save tons of money, you can attend Gay Day at Six Flags this Saturday. Purchase your tickets online in advance (by going here), and your cost including parking is just $35. That leaves you the 50 bucks you would have spent on admission to buy funnel cakes and rent the fast-pass fob and impress your boyfriend in the arcade games. And best of all, you don’t need to be gay to get the discount … we promise we won’t ask, and won’t tell.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

This week’s takeaways: Pride Edition

Usually I wait until Friday to run down all that’s going on in gaydom this week that you need to catch up on, but since it’s Pride Weekend, I figured I’d get a jump-start on all the events.

First up: Tonight is the first night of Miss Coco Peru Is Present at the Rose Room. She’s hilarious. And if you order using the discount code VOICE, you get up to 40 percent off your tickets. Amanda Lepore and Cazwell also appear at It’ll Do Dancing Club tonight starting about 11 — so you can see Coco and still catch their show.

Today is also the kickoff for two very different weekend long events. First, the Southwest RV Supershow starts Thursday and runs through Sunday at Dallas Market Hall. If you like camping — and let’s face it, gays really do — you’ll find a phenomenal selection of recreational vehicles here. On the other side of the spectrum is the opening of the City Performance Hall. If you find yourself in the Arts District anyway, you might wanna stop by and see The Second City Does Dallas at the Wyly or War Horse at the Winspear. (Psst! The horse is gay.)

Friday night might require some hopping to catch all that’s going on, from the launch of the new Dick’s Night Out gay men’s party the Red Party (a big fundraiser for Legacy Counseling Center) to Suzanne Westenhoefer cracking wise in the Vixin Lounge at Sue Ellen’s.

There are also three more days to catch both Uptown Players‘ The Producers and shows in their Second Annual Dallas Pride Performing Arts Festival. But there’s also tons of other good theater around the area, including Rent at Theatre Arlington and a few more performances of The Most Happy Fella at Lyric Stage in Irving. Also out in the Mid Cities this weekend: Gay Day at Six Flags will be in Arlington on Saturday. You can get half-off tickets courtesy of Dallas Voice here. And Patti LuPone teams with her old friend Mandy Patinkin for An Evening With at Richardson’s Eisemann Center for Performing Arts on Saturday night. (Read an interview with Mandy in Friday’s Voice.)

Of course, by now you know about the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade along Cedar Springs on Sunday, concurrent with the Festival at Lee Park, but there are lots of other Pride-related parties that day (and all weekend), including DJ Tony Moran spinning at BearDance at TMC on Sunday, Chi Chi LaRue at BJ’s NXS! on Sunday, DJ Michael Tank at the Brick (also Sunday).

And we haven’t even started on all the events from Monday on, whether it be Gary Lynn Floyd inaugurating the new Cabaret Series at the Sammons Arts Center or yours truly giving his regular Gay Broadway Series lecture at War Horse on Tuesday night. So if you can’t keep track of it all, trust us — we get it.

Still, that’s all the more reason to pick up the Voice on Friday. We have a rundown of many of the events, plus interviews with celebs, pictures of hot guys in underwear and our first “hetero life partners” edition of Dynamic Duo. Pick it up, you’ll love it.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Gay Day at Six Flags today

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Is it un-PC to say “scream like a girl?” Because you will as the Mr. Freeze ride drops you faster than your last Grindr hookup. The DV presents Gay Day at Six Flags for Pride weekend.

DEETS: Six Flags Over Texas, 2201 Road To Six Flags. Park opens at 10 a.m. $25 pre-order. $57 door. AltURL.com/ogddb

—  Rich Lopez

Tickets available for Gay Day at Six Flags

Dallas Voice is once again sponsoring “Gay Day at Six Flags” during Dallas’ annual Pride parade weekend — on Saturday, Sept. 18 — and if you want to get tickets at a discount price, there’s only one way to do it. That’s by using this link.

Tickets at the gate that day will be $51.99 each. But you can order online and get the special Gay Day discounted price of only $22.99 each, ploys a $5 processing fee.

So get your tickets and have some “family” fun at Six Flags.

—  admin

Win a trip to Dallas' 2010 gay Pride celebration! (Assuming you don't already live here)

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National Pride Month is officially under way, and already the city of Dallas is gearing up for Dallas Pride in September. As they have done in past years, the GLBT arm of the Dallas Conventions and Visitors Bureau is giving away a vacation package to some lucky out-of-towner and a companion. The winner can spend Sept. 17–20 being hosted by the W Hotel, being fed at Craft, spend Gay Day at Six Flags and fly in on American Airlines, plus some more swag.

The online contest goes through July 29. To enter — or get your cheap-ass out-of-town friends to enter — go to GLBTDallas.com. and follow the prompts. You can learn more about Pride Weekend at DallasPrideParade.com.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones