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• Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM with this week’s guest is counselor Candy Marcum; 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 3116 Commerce St., Suite C; 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 Treymore Building, 4038 Lemmon Ave, Suite 101; FuseConnect every Wednesday from 7 p.m. For more information call or e-mail Jalenzski at 214-760-9718 ext 3 or

• Through May 1: National Black Advocacy Conference
Fifth annual conference of Black Transmen and Black Transwomen and awards gala. The Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum, 14901 Dallas Parkway.

• Through May 30: Scarborough Renaissance Festival
Scarborough Faire features 200 quaint shoppes, food and grog from around the world, swordplay, comedy, birds of prey, magic and more. Weekends from
10 a.m.-7 p.m. at Scarborough Village, 2511 FM 66, Waxahachie.

• April 29: The Emperor & Empress Ball: A Formal Affair
Their majesties of The United Court of  The Lone Star Empire host a show benefiting The Resource Center Nutrition Program. Cocktails at 7 p.m. Showtime at 8 p.m. at Dallas Eagle, 5740 Maple Ave.

• April 29-30: Lesbian Film Festival
Qcinema presents its fifth annual Lesbian Film Festival with the films Clambake, Vickie Shaw: I’m Not Your Role Model and ToY. Andrea Meyerson and Vickie Shaw will be in attendance. 7 p.m. at Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Sanders Theater, 1300 Gendy St., Fort Worth.

• April 29-May 1: TGRA’s A Texas Tradition Rodeo 2016
Rodeo and music fest benefits Texas Gay Rodeo Association and its charities. Texas Horse Park, 811 Pemberton Hill Road.

• April 30: Turtle Creek monthly clean up
Join Turtle Creek Association’s monthly clean-up of the shores of Turtle Creek. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Beasley steps at Hall Street and the Katy Trail.

• April 30: Steve Grand in concert
Steve Grand appears in concert. Chris Chism also performs. Concert begins at 7 p.m. at Cathedral of Hope 5901 Cedar Springs Road.

• April 30: Free day at the zoo
Free day at the zoo for residents of council districts 1, 2, 7 and 14 (council members Adam Medrano, Philip Kingston, Scott Griggs and Tiffinni Young). Proof of residence required. From 9 a.m-noon at Dallas Zoo, 650 S. R. L. Thornton Freeway.

• May 1: Sandcastle Sunday with Rainbow Roundup
Rainbow Roundup celebrates International Family Equality Day with its annual Sandcastle Sunday, 1 p.m. at Little Elm Park on Lake Lewisville, 704 W. Eldorado Parkway in Little Elm. Pack a picnic lunch and bring your sand tools. Prizes awarded for the best sandcastle. For information email

• May 1: The Rev. Mona West at
Cathedral of Hope
Former senior pastor Mona West will preach on the Holy Spirit in preparation for Pentecost at the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services at Cathedral of Hope, 5910 Cedar Springs Road.

• May 1: Miss Big Thickette 2016
Turtle Creek Chorale hosts the 2016 Miss Big Thickette Pageant, a comedy pageant to raise funds for AIDS Arms’ LifeWalk, emceed by Jada Pinkett Fox and featuring live talent rather than lip sync. 6 p.m. at The Round-Up Saloon, 3912 Cedar Springs Road.

• May 1: A Privileged Encounter: My Unique Experience with President Bill Clinton, 1987-2000.
Congregation Beth El Binah welcomes Rabbi Gene Levy of Little Rock who discusses his new book at 7:30 p.m. at Northaven United Methodist Church, 11211 Preston Road.

• May 4: LifeWalk Kickoff Party
A silent auction and hors d’ouevres are featured at 2016 LifeWalk’s kickoff from 6:30-9 p.m. at 3015 at Trinity Groves, 3015 Gulden Lane.

• May 6: Who’s Your Daddy?
The United Court of The Lone Star Empire hold a show and auction benefiting The UCLSE General Fund. Cocktails at 7 p.m. Showtime at 8 p.m. at Dallas Eagle,
5740 Maple Ave.

• May 6-8: The Grace Project
The world’s largest conference for women living with HIV takes place at a hotel in the Coit/LBJ area. For more information contact Angela Huddy at Legacy Counseling Center at or 214-520-6308 ext. 384. Information at

• May 7: Red in Wonderland Party
Dallas Red Foundation, Clay Cooley Auto Group and Stoli Vodka present “Red in Wonderland,” a silent and live auction party to raise funds for Dallas Red Foundation. Features a DJ, dancing, a performance by Miss Red Raquel Blake and a live musical performance by Chris Chism. Tickets are $35 in advance at, and $50 at the door. From 8-11 p.m. at Seven for Parties, 150 Turtle Creek Blvd., Ste. 107.

• May 7-8: Dance with the Sun
An autobiographical one-act play written and performed by mother and son Stella Hlad and Scott Ramsey. 7 p.m. on Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at Interfaith Peace Chapel, 5910 Cedar Springs Road.

• May 10: Awareness about the care needs of LGBT older adults
Light dinner, the film Gen Silent and a panel discussion about challenges of LGBT aging in our culture presented by Ed-U-Care. 6 p.m. at The Senior Source, 3910 Harry Hines Blvd.

• May 12: Outrageous Oral 20
The Dallas Way’s oral history project welcomes Dickie Weaver, Mary Mallory and Michael Doughman at 7 p.m. at the Round-Up Saloon, 3912 Cedar Springs Road. (New location because of construction in the Rose Room).

• May 13-14: Contemporary Relationships Conference
Learn and discuss ways to strengthen LGBTQ dating, relationships, and parenting with over 30 international and national speakers from 8 a.m.-5:15 p.m. on May 14. Pre-conference institutes take place May 13. Both events are held at St. David’s Bethell Hall, 301 E. 8th St., Austin. For more information and to register visit e-mail

• May 14: Bloomin’ Ball
Ron Corning is the honorary chair of Sewing Seeds of Hope benefiting AIDS Interfaith Network at 5 p.m. at Hilton Anatole Hotel, 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway.

• May 14: TAG’S Annual Ball
“007: A Night With Bond,” Tyler Area Gays’ 2016 Annual Ball, features casino tables, cash bar, live music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, silent auction and more. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 at the bar; student tickets are $35. For tickets and more information visit For information email or call 903-312-2081. 6 p.m.-midnight, at Holiday Inn Tyler South Broadway, 5701 S. Broadway Ave.

• May 14: MetroBall Winstar Casino Party Bus Trip
Buses leave Sue Ellen’s parking lot at 8:30 a.m. and Collin Creek Mall at 9 a.m. Arrive Winstar Casino at 10:30 a.m. and depart Winstar at 2 p.m. Arrive Plano at 4 p.m. and Dallas at 4:30 p.m. $75 for one person, $125 for two and $150 for three. Proceeds benefit the Greg Dollgener Memorial AIDS Fund and MetroBall. Tickets at

• May 14: Yoga of 12-Step Recovery Workshop
Yoga of 12-Step Recovery Workshop featuring Y12SR-certified instructor Julie Wright, and including detailed discussions, handouts and an all-level asana practice, is from 1-3 p.m. at City Yoga, 4311 Belmont Ave. Admission is $30 in advance and $35 at the door. For information visit

• May 15: 33rd International AIDS Candlelight Memorial
AIDS Walk South Dallas presents the local observance from 3-5 p.m. at Cosmopolitan Congregation of Dallas, 1812 N. Haskell St.

• May 20: Dallas-area Intercollegiate LGBTQ Happy Hour
Texas Exes, SMU and TCU diversity groups host a happy hour to increase professional and social contacts between groups and individuals and support schools’ LGBTQ students, faculty and alumni.. 5-7 p.m. at Sushi Zushi West Village, 3636 McKinney Ave. Ste. 150. For more information e-mail Paul von Wupperfeld at

• May 21: AIDS Outreach Center Evening of Hope Benefit Gala
Benefits AOC’s services and programs. Cocktails at 6:30 p.m. Dinner at 7:30 p.m. at Worthington Hotel, 200 Main St., Fort Worth. For tickets and more
information call 817-916-5224.



LifeWalk’s kickoff party begins the fundraising season for AIDS Arms and other agencies that will partner in  the event. This year’s partner organizations will be announced at the event kicking-starting the largest AIDS walk in Texas and the largest Dallas fundraiser for local organizations. Sponsors Equality Vodka and Miller Lite provide drinks and Sushi Zushi the food. Tokyo Pop is the theme and Miss LifeWalk Charlotte Bordeaux performs. Raffle tickets for two-night trips to a Montage Hotel resort in California and a trip to Newport Beach including airfare go on sale. A drawing will be held at the party for two Southwest Airlines tickets. May 4 from 6:30-9 p.m. at 3015 at Trinity Groves, 3015 Gulden Lane.



Rabbi Eugene Levy talks about and signs copies of his new book, A Privileged Encounter: My Unique Experience with President Bill Clinton 1987-2000, sponsored by Congregation Beth El Binah at 7:30 p.m. on May 1, at Northaven United Methodist Church, 11211 Preston Road.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition April 29, 2016.