PHOTOS: Patti and Erin get hitched

Longtime Dallas LGBT activists Patti Fink and Erin Moore were married on April 1 by Judge Teena Callahan in her courtroom. They held a politically-themed “wedding convention” at the Round-Up Saloon on Saturday afternoon, with the event chaired by former state Rep. Glen Maxey.

Resolutions were introduced and overwhelmingly approved to recognize the couple as married.

—  David Taffet

Congratulations to the newlyweds

Erin and PattiAll of us here at Dallas Voice extend our congratulations to two of the Dallas’ LGBT community’s most treasured activist icons, Patti Fink and Erin Moore. The women, who have been a couple for more than 15 years, were married today by Judge Teena Callahan (the Dallas family court judge who was the first to actually declare DOMA unconstitutional when she granted a divorce to two gay men).

There will be a celebration of their wedding tomorrow at 1 p.m., at The Round-Up Saloon. Everyone is invited. David Taffet says it’s ok if you’re a little late — Patti will be.

—  Tammye Nash

Scene • 02.05.16

Making the SCENE the week of Feb. 5–11:

• Alexandre’s: Girls Night Out with Peggy Honea on Friday. Mi Diva Loca on Saturday. Karaoke with Wayne Smith on Sunday.

• BJ’s NXS!: Fat Tuesday Party with DJ T. Diamonds at 9 p.m. with 30 hot dancers to entertain on Tuesday.

• Brick/Joe’s: Win Dubal D’s Gift Bag promoting her new single release on Saturday. Sally Duvall benefit show hosted by Kennedy Davenport and Ida Mae Watergate at 9 p.m. on Wednesday.

• Cedar Springs Tap House: Super Bowl watch party. Reserve your table now.

• Changes: Imperial Court candidate presentation at 9-10:30 p.m. on Saturday. Cowtown Leathermen meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday. Imperial Court candidate show at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

• Club Reflection: Imperial Court candidate presentation at 9-10:30 p.m. on Saturday. Texas Gay Rodeo Association meeting at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Cowtown Leathermen cookout at 4 p.m. on Sunday. TGRA show at 7 p.m. on Sunday. TGRA-Cowtown Leathermen game night from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday.

• Dallas Eagle: United Court of the Lone Star Empire show at 8 p.m. on Friday. Leather Knights annual Buy Daddy’s Box fundraiser at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Dallas Bears club night on Saturday. Dallas Girls of Leather monthly meeting at 5 p.m. on Sunday. Trivia Night with Mama Payne at 8 p.m. on Thursday.

• Hidden Door: Firedancers Dallas presents 2016 Soup’r Bowl Cook-off — basically anything you can serve from a crock pot and eat with a spoon — from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday.

• JR.’s Bar & Grill: Mardi Gras Carnivale on Saturday.

• Pekers: Super Bowl watch party on Sunday.

• Round-Up Saloon: Super Bowl fun with free food, the biggest screen on the block and prizes each quarter at 5 p.m. followed by Miss Gay South Central States USofA with more than $5,000 in prizes at 11 p.m. on Sunday.

• S4: Mardi Gras Carnivale with performances by Trixie Mattel and Jessica Sutta on Saturday.

• Sue Ellen’s: Cherry Bomb on Friday. Pink tribute band Dirty Little Freaks on Saturday. Carnivale celebration on Saturday. Kathy and Bella at 3 p.m. on Sunday before the Super Bowl watch party.

• TMC: The Mining Company: Mardi Gras Carnivale on Saturday. Fat Tuesday crawfish boil at 8 p.m. Terry Bucher presents Rent-a-Cowboy with all your favorite Round-Up dancers benefiting R.E.B.A. at 8 p.m. on Thursday.

• Urban Cowboy Saloon: Imperial Court candidate presentation at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

• Woody’s Sports & Video Bar: Super Bowl in HD with stadium buffet and a game-related fundraiser on Sunday. Free beads and show tunes Fat Tuesday at 9 p.m. on Tuesday.

To view more Scene photos, go to DallasVoice.com/category/photos. Scene Photographers: Winston Lackey and Chad Mantooth.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition February 5, 2016.

—  Dallasvoice

Videos from the Round-Up’s past

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Alan Pierce, left, and Gary Miller, center, have owned the Round-Up Saloon since 1998

The Round-Up Saloon is celebrating its 35th anniversary on July 11. In an article about the bar, I mentioned the Willy Nelson video filmed at the Round-Up. Here it is:

I also mentioned Lady Gaga appearing at the bar. Here’s a video of her original 2008 appearance that she credits with helping propel her career:

—  David Taffet

Key West-Stoli national mixology competition kicks off in Dallas tonight

Steve-KembleFor the second year, Stoli has teamed up with gay mecca Key West for a national search for the best cocktail. Mixologists from 14 cities will compete in the competition, which kicks off tonight at 7 p.m. the Round Up Saloon with local bon vivant Steve Kemble, pictured, and Krystal Summers among the judges. The finals will be held in Key West on June 13. Come root on your favorite bartender, and the first 100 patrons through the doors even get coupons for Stoli cocktails!

 

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

It’s New Year’s Eve: Party on and party safely

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Are you still trying to decide where to go for New Year’s Eve? Here are a few options on where to go to bring 2015 in with a bang — and a couple of reminders to play it safe and keep the weather in mind and the drinking under control. This is a “no refusal” weekend for most area law enforcement agencies, and you don’t wanna start the year off with a trip to the pokey.

Wanna know where to go and what to do for New Year’s Eve? Here are just a few ideas:

The Round-Up Saloon’s New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball. Includes a catered buffet, breakfast after midnight, a cash balloon drop, a champagne toast and party favors. Tickets are $20 at the door. 3912 Cedar Springs Road.

Alexandre’s New Year’s Eve Party with Andrea Dawson and Band. Free champagne toast at midnight. No cover. Party hats and favors provided. 9 p.m–close. 4026 Cedar Springs Road.

Full Circle Tavern’s “Mad as Hatter” New Year’s Eve Party. Dress your head in its most interesting attire to ring in 2015. All-inclusive dinner, cocktails, live DJ, party favors and complementary champagne at midnight. RSVP at 214-208-3435. 1319 S. Lamar St.

The Grapevine’s New Year’s Eve Party. Features DJ Christopher J (of super ’80s band Berlin with Terri Nunn) spinning from 7 p.m. Cover is $1 at the door. 3902 Maple Ave.

Club Dallas New Years Eve Party. Event begins at 11p.m. with a champagne toast at midnight. 2616 Swiss Ave.

Considering the weather forecasts for tonight and tomorrow, you might want to make sure that you get somewhere fun and stay there! Here’s the forecast from Jeff Ray at CBS Channel 11:

It was already snowing in Jack and Denton counties — north and west of DFW — overnight Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. Today’s (Wednesday, Dec. 31′s) high is only going to get to about 37 degrees, and winter storm warnings have been issued, mostly for the western regions of the The Metroplex. Tarrant County is expected to get “a trace of wintry mix” and areas a bit further west may see up to half an inch of ice on the ground.

And yeah, the forecasts say everything will be west. But you don’t want to take a chance that some of that mess won’t make its way into Dallas and on east.

And now, here’s a word of warning from the Dallas Police Department on drinking and driving:

“The Dallas Police Department will conduct a No-Refusal DWI Initiative during the New Year’s Day Weekend. This initiative will begin at 6:00 P.M., Wednesday, December 31, 2014 and will end at 6:00 A.M., Monday, January 5, 2015.

“During this initiative, officers will secure a search warrant for a blood sample from all persons arrested for DWI who refuse to voluntarily give a breath and/or blood sample.

“The Dallas Police Department would like to remind everyone to not drink and drive.”

—  Tammye Nash

Christmas Stocking Auction raises funds for Legacy Founders Cottage

The annual Christmas Stocking Auction at the Round-Up Saloon on Sunday, Dec. 14 raised $19,000 for Legacy Counseling Center’s Legacy Founders Cottage. Founders Cottage provides hospice and rehabilitative care for people living with HIV.

—  David Taffet

Mr./Miss Lonestar USofA at Round-Up Saloon

Photos by Katherine Haygood

—  Steve Ramos

‘Are You Smarter Than A Drag Queen?’ begins at Round Up Saloon

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Chanel Champagne, left, and “Are You Smarter Than A Drag Queen?” winner Bel Je’dai. (Patrick Hoffman/Dallas Voice)

Chanel Champagne, hostess of ”Are You Smarter Than A Drag Queen?”, wrapped up the first night of competition at the Round Up Saloon on Monday. Bel Je’dai, the winner, walked away $25 richer. The contest will last several weeks and is held each Monday at 9 p.m. Anyone who thinks he’s smarter than a drag queen is invited to participate.

—  Steve Ramos

Dallas LGBT community continues to respond to food pantry shortage

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Donations provided some variety at the Resource Center food pantry this week, but the stock on shelves remains low.

Throughout the week, LGBT organizations have jumped to the rescue of the Resource Center food pantry, providing some variety, but the stock remains low. The pantry distributes more than seven tons of food a week.

North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tony Vedda sent a letter to more than 300 member businesses. He reminded them of why the pantry came into existence.

“The gay & lesbian community (as it was called at the time) took care of its own; no one else would,” he wrote. “Making sure that people with HIV/AIDS had food to eat was essential to their survival.”

He asked each business to make a $25 donation, which would total $7,500 in donations for food from the chamber.

Anyone who brings five cans to Fashionista GayBingo at S4 this weekend will be entered into a drawing for a variety of prizes including tickets to future GayBingo and GayBingo North.

Stonewall Democrats of Dallas passed a hat at their meeting on Tuesday and sent Resource Center a check for $500. Log Cabin Republicans meets at Acme Social Club, 4900 McKinney at 6:30 tonight and will also be collecting.

Several of the bars are collection points for food including Dallas Eagle, JR.’s Bar & Grill and the Round-Up Saloon.

Dallas Voice is doing its own food drive and is a collection point for canned goods. Anyone who lives or works in the area is welcome to drop off canned food at the office during business hours. Items may be dropped at Dallas Voice, 4145 Travis St., Third Floor off Mon.–Fri. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

—  David Taffet