Get fashionably passionate for Lone Star Ride

Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS celebrates its 10th aniversary this year, and LSR organizers want a bigger, better event than ever before. That means more riders, more volunteers and more money for the three LSR beneficiaries — Resource Center Dallas, AIDS Outreach Center of Tarrant County and AIDS Services of Dallas.

But cycling can be expensive; the kind of bike you need to ride 165 miles in two days doesn’t come cheap. And that’s where the Lone Star Locker comes in. Folks who want to ride but can’t afford to go get a road bike — or who don’t want to drop that kind of cash until they are sure they’re going to stick with cycling — can get a loaner bike from Lone Star Locker. And if they raise at least $2,000 in donations for LSR, they can keep the bike.

But LSR needs bikes for Lone Star Locker. And you can help, even if you don’t have a road bike to donate. All you have to do is head to head over to the Rose Room at Station 4 this Friday night, April 16, for the Passion 4 Fashion Show benefitting Lone Star Locker’s loaner bike program.

The event is sponsored by Caven Enterprises Inc., Dallas Voice, Saks Fifth Avenue, The Linicomn Agency, Belveder Vodka, Spotlight Catering, Ambient Stage-Lighting, Inc., 77 N Motion, Kirk Watson & Neil Patel and The UPS Store at Lemmon and the Tollway in Highland Park.

Tickets range from $25 to $75. And you can go to LoneStarRide.org today to get more info and purchase your tickets.

—  admin

False alarm: Grindr isn't going anywhere

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Several blogs — including Queerty and Joe.My.God. — are reporting that Apple has pulled Grindr from the iTunes Store. According to Wikipedia, Grindr was removed from the app store last night at midnight. It’s unclear whether the removal is related to Apple’s recent purge of “adult” apps, and some are already alleging homophobia. If you already have Grindr on your phone, it’s still reportedly working — you just can’t download it. This development comes as Grindr was preparing to celebrate its first anniversary, with parties around the globe between March 23 and 29. One of those parties was set for Station 4 on Friday night.

UPDATE: Looks like this is a false alarm. Queerty is now reporting that the founder of the Grindr app, Joel Simkhai, said it will be available again soon. And sure enough, it’s back in the app store as of 12:48 p.m. Dallas time. Publicity stunt?

—  John Wright

Station 4 to feature special performance by aerialist Vincent Packard Saturday

I just read that Station 4 will be bringing in aerial artist, Vincent Packard for a special show this Saturday. He is part of the Los Angeles outfit,Vertigo Posse. They look like the entire aerial acrobat section of Cirque du Soleil and by the looks of their videos, astounding to watch. Packard goes solo in this video which should preview what he’ll be doing at S4 this weekend.

But I wonder, can people dance under him while performing? C’mon, that would be cool.

—  Rich Lopez

Deborah Cox at S4 Saturday night

R&B/dance diva Deborah Cox turned it on Saturday during Caven’s Carnivale 5 celebration. Thanks to YouTube poster ilovedancemusik for capturing some great video of the gig. He has three others from the show.

Here, Richard Curtin introduces Cox opening with the Phil Collins hit “Something Happened on the Way to Heaven.” By the looks of it, she played that show like she was at Nokia. We like that kind of fierceness.

—  Rich Lopez

No cover for Facebook fans of S4 tonight

The peeps at Station 4 sent a Facebook message this morn to members of its group announcing tonight as Facebook Free Friday . That means, members 21 and up will get in free with a password. And if there’s no cover, that means perhaps an extra drink for the night. Better yet, it relieves the wallet a bit from all that holiday spending.

So when you head in tonight, just utter the words “Dance. Floor” and you are in. No word if this is an ongoing thing but they do say “phrase for this week.” Guess you’ll have to find out by being a group member.

—  Rich Lopez

Meet the Perry Twins tonight at JR.’s

This week, we featured the L.A. based Perry Twins DJ team. They’ll be spinning tonight at Station 4 but their big event is tomorrow’s “Heat of the Night” celebrating the Legal Hospice of Texas’ 20th anniversary. That’s already a busy weekend but I just heard they have one quick gig before all that. Doug and Derek Perry will be at JR.’s Bar & Grill tonight for a meet and greet from 6–8 p.m.

This is their first time playing in Big D. Show them a warm Dallas welcome so they’ll want to come back and spin again.

—  Rich Lopez

In case you missed it, JR.'s tops the WFAA-List as best gay and lesbian bar in Dallas

How fun does Station 4 look from this photo on WFAAs Web site?
How fun does Station 4 look from this photo on WFAA’s Web site?

The new WFAA-List (as in A-list) ranked JR.’s Bar & Grill the No. 1 gay and lesbian bar in Dallas thanks to some 60,000+ voters in the poll. Although we doubt all of those actually voted for this category. Perhaps just 10 percent did. The rest of the top five included the Round-Up Saloon, Illusions, Sue Ellen’s and Station 4 in that order. But we’re a little confused by the photography they used to identify some of the bars. Is it me or does this Station 4 pic look more like it came from the ID. channel?

—  Rich Lopez