WATCH: Purple Party wants to start getting you in the mood for its big weekend of events in May

As a sort of “save the date,” the Purple Party organizers released this trailer previewing its big May weekend. It looks to be an impressive one with the lineup of parties they have scheduled. From Joe Gauthreaux, pictured, opening the weekend at Station 4 to DJs Paolo and Tank’s closing night sets at Plush, the weekend is packed with marquee DJs throughout five different venues in Dallas. Check ’em out. More than just a party, the event also benefits AIDS Services of Dallas.

Watch the trailer after the jump.

—  Rich Lopez

Dallas circuit parties take on the holiday

EDITOR’S NOTE: These event are promoted by Dallas Purple Party, but not official events of the organization.

Whether you’re staying in town over the Fourth of July holiday or headed to P’town to party, you can keep a little bit of Dallas with you.

Dallas Purple Party has two big events set this Saturday. At The Brick, Drag Racer Nina Flowers will be joined by DJ William Umana, pictured, for a show and meet-and-greet, starting at 11 p.m. (no cover charge before then). Then get your flag waving at 3025 Main St. for DJ Oren Nizri and DJ Paul Kraft.

But you can also help the Purple Party raise money for HIV/AIDS in Massachusetts, with parties all weekend at the Crown & Anchor (featuring the likes of Roland Belmares and Alyson Calagna) and DJ Joe Gauthreaux at Cameo on July 3.


—  Arnold Wayne Jones

DJ Joe Gauthreaux spins the tunes at The Brick’s one-year anniversary party

They just grow so fast

It’s hard to believe that in such a short time, the Brick closed, reopened and now is celebrating its first year in the new location. In a short time, the club has made its mark on the dance scene moving away from its initial leather/Levi environment to a club destination for national and local DJs. For the party, they bring in DJ Joe Gauthreaux from New York City. And don’t forget Joe’s Place next door. The smaller bar side of the club still maintains a cool vibe but gets in on the action as well.

DEETS: The Brick/Joe’s Place, 2525 Wycliff Ave., #120. Doors at 9 p.m. 18+.

—  Rich Lopez