Friday 07.22


Who will be the new Miss Gay Texas?

Last week, we wrote about Asia O’Hara, pictured, and her term as the current Miss Gay Texas America coming to an end. Well, tonight, following three nights of preliminaries, we find out who will reign. And hey, it beats what’s going on in Cleveland.

The Rose Room at S4
3911 Cedar Springs Road
9 p.m.

Sunday 07.24


Bid a final farewell to The Brick

It’s been a staple of the Dallas gay scene for decades, but on Sunday, Joe’s/The Brick closes its doors with the retirement of its owners. But hey, it’s a bar, so they are going out with a party. Stop by all day Sunday to enjoy a last drink, a last dancer, even a bit of swag. Cheers; everyone!

The Brick
2525 Wycliff Ave.
2 p.m.–2 a.m.

Thursday 07.28— Sunday 07.31


Queerlesque Festival strips down for inaugural weekend

Burlesque has come a long way since the days of Gypsy Rose Lee. No longer just the purview of dirty ol’ men, it has undergone a renaissance as a retro art form … and we have the queer community to thank for a lot of it. (Well, them and Dita Von Teese.) So it’s about time for the first-ever Queerlesque Festival, which comes to Dallas this month. More than 40 queer burlesque performers from around the state (and beyond) will descend on Sue Ellen’s and Viva Lounge for a weekend of taunting dances, seductive stripping, musical performances and more.

Sue Ellen’s, 3014 Throckmorton St.
Viva Lounge, 1350 Manufacturing St.
Visit for complete schedule and guests.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition July 22, 2016.