• Jan. 10: Transvisible: The Bamby Salcedo Story
Bamby Salcedo and Dante Alencastre show their film and lead a discussion hosted by Trans Pride Initiative at 4 p.m. at Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd. Tpride.org.

• Jan. 10: Bruce Wood: A Retrospective
A new exhibition celebrating the life and creative contributions of the renowned Fort Worth dancer, choreographer and creative genius, opens with a reception 7–9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 9 at the Arlington Museum of Art, 201 W Main St, Arlington. Exhibit runs Jan 10–Feb. 15. Tuesday–Saturday 10:00–5:00 p.m. Sunday 1–5:00 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. Children 12 and under are free. Call 817-275-4600 or email ama@arlingtonmuseum.org for more information.

• Jan. 15: Little Black Dress Party
Legal Hospice of Texas fundraiser 6:30–9 p.m. at ilume Park, 3109 Douglas Ave. $10.

• Jan. 15: Roast and Toast forLon Burnam
Join numerous special guests for a roast honoring retiring LGBT ally Rep. Lon Burnam for his 18-year record of public service from 7:30–10 p.m. at South Street Patio, 400 E. South Street, Arlington. Proceeds benefit Downwinders at Risk. Purchase tickets at Bit.ly/1Kiby93.

• Jan. 19: 10th Annual MLK Symposium
Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture presents the 10th annual MLK Symposium featuring the premiere of a play adapted from King’s “Letters from a Birmingham Jail” 7-9 p.m. at Dallas Institute, 2719 Routh Street. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $10 for teachers and free for students. Purchase tickets at Bit.ly/1wCJNBZ. Call 214-871-2440 for more information.

• Jan. 20: Coming Out Workshop
Jim McBride and the Rev. Jane Graner lead a seven-week coming out workshop on Tuesday evenings through March 3. 7–9 p.m. at Northaven United Methodist Church, 11211 Preston Road. 214-284-9194 or jmcbridedallas@sbcglobal.net. Free.

• Jan. 24: Tyler Area Gays Winter Ball
Join the Tyler Area Gays for their “Viva Las Vegas” Winter Ball from 7 p.m.–midnight at the Holiday Inn South Broadway, 5701 South Broadway Ave., Tyler. DJ, dance floor, casino games, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and a contest for best Las Vegas entertainer look-alikes with prizes. All tickets will include a stack of casino chips. Tickets are $35 adult, $30 student until Jan. 18 or $40 at door. Tickets available at Tylerareagays.com/viva-las-vegas.html.

• Jan. 30–Feb. 7: Couple Communication Workshop
Candy Marcum, LPC and Jimmy Owen, LPC conduct a two-weekend workshop for couples. 5-7 p.m. on Jan. 30 and Feb. 6 and 10 a.m.–noon on Jan 31 and Feb. 7 at 3500 Oak Lawn Ave., Suite 260. $440 per couple. 214-521-1278. Candy@CandyMarcum.com.

• Feb. 7: Turtle Creek Chorale 35th Anniversary Concert
Tim Seelig conducts this performance. City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St. Tickets at Tickets.TurtleCreekChorale.com or at 214-526-3214.

• Feb. 7: Night Circus Masquerade Ball
The Women’s Chorus of Dallas annual fundraiser. Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.

• Feb. 14: LGBTQ SAVES Youth dance
Valentine’s dance for youth 7–10 p.m. at Agape MCC, 4615 E California Way, Forest Hill.
For more information visit
LGBTQSaves.weebly.com or e-mail LGBTQSaves@gmail.com.

• Feb. 15: Mardi Gras Oak Cliff Parade
Bishop Arts District at 4 p.m.

Feb. 28: 17th Annual Toast to Life: Voodoo on the Trinity
What do you get when you mix a bunny with magic? You get “Voodoo on the Trinity,” the theme of Resource Center’s annual Toast To Life fundraiser. DJ Lady Bunny will provide entertainment. The fundraiser begins 7 p.m. at The Empire Room, 1225 N Riverfront Blvd. For more information, visit bit.ly/1BUUp2w.

• March 21: Tarrant County AIDS Walk
Registration at 9 a.m. $20.

• April 27-May 3: National Black Trans Advocacy Conference & Awards Gala
Black Transmen Inc. presents their fourth annual national conference from April 27-May 5 at the Hilton Double Tree Hotel, 8250 N. Central Expressway. This year’s theme is “Thinking & Speaking A Better World.” Limited scholarships are available. For more information and a full schedule visit Blacktrans.org/conference.html.

• Oct. 5 – 8: Out & Equal 2015 Workplace Summit


Spotlight: Bruce Wood: A Retrospective at Arlington Museum of Art


Photo courtesy of Brian Guilliaux


The Arlington Museum of Art, probably one of the most innovative small museums in the region, presents a long-overdue exhibition honoring Bruce Wood, the renowned Fort Worth choreographer who died in 2014.

Opening Jan. 10 and running through Feb. 15, Bruce Wood: A Retrospective features videos, photographs and other memorabilia from Wood’s two dance companies: the late Bruce Wood Dance Company and the current Bruce Wood Dance Project.

Chris Hightower, executive director of the AMA, exhibition curator and a friend of Wood’s, said in a statement Wood was a visionary and transformative dancer.

“Bruce created more than 80 compositions that reshaped the world of modern dance. Through his work he sought to bring innovative and unconventional productions that inspired and challenged his audiences,” Hightower said.

Wood wasn’t always appreciated by his hometown of Fort Worth. The BWDC was one of the original resident companies when Fort Worth’s Bass Performance Hall first opened. But sparse attendance, a dearth of community support and high overhead costs ultimately forced Wood to shutter his company.

Exhibit runs Jan 10–Feb. 15. Tuesday–Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1–5 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. Children 12 and under are free. Call 817-275-4600 or email ama@arlingtonmuseum.org for more information.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition January 9, 2015.