Thursday 10.01—Monday 10.05


Dallas Black Pride shows another side of gay culture

You might think Gay Pride is over in Dallas, but you’d be wrong. Because, for the 18th year, the gay black community is uniting for a weekend of events that encourage pride among people of color. But you don’t need to be black to attend the many parties, events, speakers, shows and music that is black Pride — you just need to keep your Pride flag flying.

Event scheduled at numerous venues.
For a complete lineup, visit

Friday 09.25 —Sunday 10.18


Howdy, folks! State Fair kicks off!

Texans are proud about how big we do things, and few are bigger than the State Fair, which settles into Dallas for four weekends. There are tons of events and attractions, especially the fried foods, but we’re really interested in Baconation, a booth inside the Tower Building that celebrates hot crispy pig parts! It’s great to be a Texan!

Fair Park Grounds at First Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Open daily at 10 a.m. For complete schedule, visit

Friday 09.25


5 Factor celebrates North Texans who make life better for everyone

The Resource Center’s annual 5 Factor was designed to recognize those in the community who contribute to something in a variety of disciplines. You can be part of the celebration, and raise money for the center, at a cocktail party cheering on Terry Loftis (for his role in the arts), Courtney Kerr (for her role in fashion), Brent Willmott (for his contributions in design), The Purple Party (for its philanthropy) and Pinky’s Valet (for commerce).

7 for Parties
150 Turtle Creek Blvd., Ste. 107
(in the Design District)
7–9 p.m.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition September 25, 2015.