PLAY HARD | Jan. 7 is LBGT Night at the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs face off against the Pistons at 7:30 p.m. at American Airlines Arena.


• Jan. 2: Viva Dallas Burlesque D.C. versus Marvel
The largest burlesque show in Texas hosts DC versus Marvel, an epic battle of tongue-in-cheek comic book-themed burlesque performances at 9 p.m. at Lakewood Theater, 1825 Abrams Rd. Doors open at 8 p.m. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. Purchase tickets at Must be 18 years or older to attend.

• Jan. 7: LGBT Night at the Dallas Mavericks
Mavs v. Pistons at 7:30 p.m. at American Airlines Arena.

• 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.

• Jan. 15: Little Black Dress Party

Legal Hospice of Texas fundraiser 6:30–9 p.m. at ilume Park, 3109 Douglas Ave. $10.

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 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 Free.

• 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.


• Feb. 7: Turtle Creek Chorale 35th Anniversary Concert
Tim Seelig conducts this performance. City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St. Tickets at 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.

• 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


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


In the spotlight: ‘Transvisible: The Bamby Salcedo Story’













When Dante Alencastre approached Trans Pride Initiative’s Nell Gaither last year about screening his documentary Transvisible: The Bamby Salcedo Story, she worked as fast as she could to fund the event. Thanks to a grant from the Trans Justice Funding Project, the documentary, its director and subject will be in town for a screening and conversation in partnership with LULAC 4871.

Salcedo, a trans Latina activist living in Los Angeles, provides a first person narrative to the documentary about her life, from her time in Mexico to her current activism in L.A.

Gaither was attracted to Salcedo “because she understands the importance of intersectionality, an approach [TPI] very much promotes. [Salcedo] has worked with issues in HIV, prison rights, immigration rights, trans rights, and many other areas in the last 30-plus years.”

Vegetarian and non-vegetarian food will be provided.

Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance online at
4–7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10 at Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition January 2, 2015.