Have an event coming up? Email your information to Managing Editor Tammye Nash at [email protected] or Senior Staff Writer David Taffet at [email protected] by Wednesday at 5 p.m. for that week’s issue.

• Feb. 9: DFW Pride Happy Hour
DFW Pride Happy Hour, an LGBT-plus community sponsored by Texas Instruments, meets for a special event hosted by Strategic Alliance, the SMU Cox School of Business LGBTQ and allies organization, from 5-8 p.m. at the Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. For information call 214-768-2516. Includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, and free parking on the two lower levels of the museum’s parking garage.

• Feb. 10: Aroused
Impulse Group Dallas presented “Aroused — The Art of Safer Sex,” a party celebrating Impulse Group Dallas’ anniversary and International Condom Day, from 9 p.m.-midnight at Deep Ellum Art Co., 3200 Commerce St., Dallas. Tickets are $15 in advance, available at Aroused.evenbrite.com, and $20 at the door. Rapid HIV testing will be available, and there will be complimentary cocktails.

• Feb. 10: Love Equality
Benefit for Equality Texas at 8 p.m. at 7 for Parties, 150 Turtle Creek Blvd., Suite 107. Tickets are $50 in advance, available at tinyurl.com/yauumagh. Tickets at the door are $75, Sponsorships start a $500 and are available at tinyurl.com/ya57oesf.

• Feb. 10: 2018 Dallas Mardi Gras
The Krewe de Etoile presents the 2018 Mardi Gras Dallas Gala Masquerade Ball at Fashion Industry Gallery, 1807 Ross Ave., from 7 p.m.-midnight. Tickets start at $80, and this year’s spotlighted charity is CitySquare. For information visit KreweDeEtoile.com.

• Feb. 13: Understanding how grief affects the LGBT family
Presented by Ed-U-Care from 6-8:30 p.m. at Senior source, 3910 Harry Hines Blvd. $8. [email protected]

• Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day

• Feb. 15: Miss CEBA Sweetheart
Caven Employees Benevolence Association presents the Miss CEBA Sweetheart Pageant, hosted by Asia O’Hara at The Rose Room in S4, 3911 Cedar Springs Road. Pageant begins at 10:30 p.m. Winners and first two runners-up will receive cash prizes and more; for information or to apply as a contestant, visit CEBADallas.org.

• Feb. 15: GALA Happy Hour
GALA North Texas hosts its regular Third Thursday Happy Hour from 5:30-8 p.m. at Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen, 216 W. Virginia, Ste. 100 in McKinney. For information visit GALANorthTexas.org.

• Feb. 17: Gold Medal Gaybingo
Monthly fundraiser for Resource Center takes place from 6-9 p.m. at the Rose Room at S4, 3911 Cedar Springs Road. 214-540-4458. MyResourceCenter.org/gaybingo.

• Feb. 17: Krewe to Cure Arthritis-Mardi Gras Ball
From 6-11 p.m. at The Hall on
Dragon Street, 1500 Dragon St.

• Feb. 20: Early voting begins
Early voting for the March primary runs Feb. 20-March 2. Vote at any early voting location in your county.

• Feb. 20: Love, Simon
GALA North Texas hosts a screening of the gay teen love story Love, Simon at 7 p.m. at Cinemark West Plano, 3800 Dallas Pkwy. For information visit GALANorthTexas.org.

• Feb. 21: Conspirare — “Considering Matthew Shepherd”
Berklee College of Music presents the Dallas debut of vocal ensemble Conspirare, performing Considering Matthew Shepherd, a three-part oratorio composed by Craig Hella Johnson, at 7:30 p.m. at Moody Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St. Tickets are available online at DMA.org.

• Feb. 27: Family Night at Durkin’s
GALA North Texas hosts Family Night at Durkin’s Piuzza, 8930 Texas 121 in McKinney, from 5-8 p.m. Bring a few cans of fruit cocktail to donate to Frisco Fastpacs. For information visit GALANorthTexas.org.


• March 2: Bianca Del Rio
Performance at 8 p.m. at Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm St.

• March 3: Toast to Life–Bollywood
Steve Kemble hosts and DJ Jennifer Miller entertains. Info to follow.

• March 3: Carousel of Love
Garza Productions presents “Carousel of Love: A Magical Night of Cabaret Extravaganza,” at the Margo Jones Theatre in Fair Park, at Magnolia Lounge, 1121 First Ave. Tickets are $27 and parking is free. All proceeds will benefit a charitable organization in North Texas. This is an adult-only event. For information visit Facebook.com/GarzaProductionsDFW.

• March 4: The Women’s
Chorus of DallasTWCD performs with TWU and DISD singers at 7:30 p.m. at City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St. TWCD.org.

• March 6: Democratic and Republican primaries
Vote in your precinct polling location only.

• March 6: Miss Red Pageant
From 8-11:30 p.m. at the Round-Up Saloon, 3912 Cedar Springs Road.

• March 8: Mr. Gay Highland Park USofA
The Mr. Gay Highland Park USofA pageant begins at 10:30 p.m. at the Round-Up Saloon and Dance Hall, 3912 Cedar Springs Road. Cover charge is $10.

• March 8: PFLAG Dallas
PFLAG meets the second Thursday of every month from 7-9 p.m. at Northaven United Methodist Church,
11211 Preston Road. 972-849-0383. [email protected]

• March 11: Mr. and Miss North Texas Pride Pageant

• March 17: Leprechaun Gaybingo
Monthly fundraiser for Resource Center takes place from 6-9 p.m. at the Rose Room at S4, 3911 Cedar Springs Road. 214-540-4458. MyResourceCenter.org/gaybingo.

• March 23-25: Turtle Creek Chorale
The Turtle Creek Chorale presents Anthems, the songs that shaped the movements, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday-Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St. TurtleCreekChorale.com.

• March 24: AIDS Walk South Dallas
AIDS Walk South Dallas takes place at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 2922 MLK Blvd. Registration is at 8 a.m., followed by the opening ceremonies at 9:15 a.m. and step-off at 10 a.m. Register at AWSD2018.EventBrite.com. For information visit AIDSWalkSouthDallas.com.

• March 24: Green Tie for Green Haus
The Gay and Lesbian Fund for Dallas event, from 7-10 p.m. at 7 for Parties, 150 Turtle Creek Blvd., benefits Shared Housing Center. For information visit GLFD.org/greentie. Earlybird tickets $125 until Feb. 14.

• March 24: Different Strokes Golf Association (DSGA)
New Members Open Scramble is the inaugural event of the 2018 season, starting at 10 a.m. at Cedar Crest Golf Course, 1800 Southerland Ave. $55.00 includes golf, cart, range balls and prizes. DSGADallas.org or email [email protected] for information.


Weekly: Lambda Weekly at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM with David Taffet, Lerone Landis and the late Patti Fink. This week’s guest is trans activist Johnny Boucher; United Black Ellument hosts discussion on HIV/AIDS in the black community (UBE Connected) at 7 p.m. every fourth Tuesday of the month at 3918 Harry Hines Blvd.; Core Group Meeting every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.; Fuse game night every Monday evening except the last of the month at 8 p.m. at the Fuse space in the 3918 Harry Hines Blvd.; FuseConnect every Wednesday from 7 p.m. For more information call or e-mail Jalenzski at 214-760-9718 ext. 3 or [email protected] LGBT square dancing group Pegasus Squares meets every Sunday from 2:30–4:30 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 4105 Junius St. For more info, email [email protected]; Dallas Frontrunners meet for a walk or run on the Katy Trail at Oak Lawn Park, Turtle Creek and Hall Street, every Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. and every Saturday at 9 a.m.; Leadership Lambda Toastmasters practices and develops speaking and leadership skills from 6:30–8 p.m. on Tuesdays at First Unitarian Church, third floor of the Hallman Building, 4012 St. Andrews; Gray Pride support group from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. followed by mixer every Monday at Resource Center, 5750 Cedar Springs Road; Lambda AA meets at 7 a.m., noon, 6 p.m. 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. and has a men’s meeting at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and meets at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sunday at 1575 W. Mockingbird Lane #625. Call 214-267-0222 for details; DVtv in Spayse, news and entertainment discussion live streaming every Friday, 4–5 p.m., on the Spayse Station YouTube channel.


Asia O’Hara hosts the Miss CEBA Sweetheart Pageant on Thursday in the Rose Room at S4. See listings for details.