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Have an event coming up? Email yourinformation to staff writer James Russell at russell@dallasvoice.com by Thursday at 10 a.m. for that week’s issue.

OCTOBER
• Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM with guest Kevin Jennings, founder of GLSEN; United Black Ellument hosts discussion on HIV/AIDS in the black community at 7 p.m. every second Tuesday of the month at 3116 Commerce St., Suite C; Fuse game night every Monday evening but the last of the month at 8 p.m. at the Fuse space in the ilume, 4123 Cedar Springs Road, Apt 2367; Fuse Connect every Wednesday from 7 p.m. at the Fuse Space.
For more information call or e-mail Ruben Ramirez at 214-540-4500 or rramirez@myresourcecenter.org.

• Oct. 16-18: Beyond Vanilla XXV
Annual BDSM workshop weekend at the Dallas Marriott Las Colinas, features workshops, vendors, private play-parties, entertainment, a silent auction and a Saturday night keynote address by Dallas’ own Hardy Haberman. General registration for the weekend is $119; day passes are available.
For a full schedule of events and more information visit BeyondVanilla.org.

• Oct. 16: HRC DFW Federal Club
Monthly mixer from 6-8 p.m. at Renfield’s Corner, 2603 Routh St. Rooftop reserved and happy hour extended. Valet parking available.

• Oct. 17: Oak Lawn Band Presents
“Freak Magic: A Symphonic Band Concert”
Free concert at 8 p.m. at North Dallas High School Auditorium, 3120 N. Haskell Ave.

• Oct. 17-18: Old Oak Cliff Conservation League Home Tour
Self-guided tour of historic neighborhood homes benefitting member neighborhoods and area non-profits. $20 pre-registration and $25 day-of. Discounts available for seniors. For more information and tickets visit OOCCL.org.

• Oct. 17: GLBT Leadership and Advocacy Program Scholarship Fund “Spooktacular” Fundraiser
LGBT leadership group hosts benefit for scholarship fund from 7-10 p.m. at ilume Park, 3109 Douglas Ave. For tickets and more information visit Spooktaculardallas.org

• Oct. 17: Impulse Group Dallas Launch Party
New chapter of AIDS Healthcare Foundation promoting safe sex launches it Wrap that Big D Up campaign with “sexy circus” at 129 Leslie in the Design District from
8:30 p.m.-midnight.

• Oct. 17: Gaybingo: The Prancing Dead
Monthly fundraiser for Resource Center from 6-9 p.m. at Rose Room at S4, 3911 Cedar Springs Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. For more information call 214-540-4458 or email Bscott@myresourcecenter.org.

• Oct. 17: “Freak Flag,” A Queer Exhibition and Dance
QueerBomb event features live entertainment and dance party with five DJs with emcees Nikki Trash and Ida Mae Watergates at 8 p.m. at Red Light Lounge, 2911 Main St. Show at 9 p.m. Party at midnight. Costumes encouraged. 18 and older. $10 suggested donation. Proceeds benefit Queerbomb Dallas 2016. Purchase tickets at Freakflag.eventbrite.com. For more information e-mail QueerBombDallas@gmail.com.

• Oct. 17: Fourth Annual LGBTQ Summit
All day summit features speakers, workshops and breakout sessions by community leaders on topics including domestic violence, immigration, and the marginalized history of LGBT activism by people of color. Breakfast and lunch provided. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Cathedral of Hope, 5910 Cedar Springs Road. For more information contact Juan Contreras at JContreras@LULAC4871.org
or 469-867-0613.

• Oct. 18: Pegasus Squares LGBTQ Square Dancing Open House
First of two open houses hosted by Pegasus Squares, a LGBT Modern Western Square Dance club, hosts from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on Oct. 18 and 25 at the Dallas School of Burlesque, 2924 Main St. Ste. 103. No experience required. Singles welcome. For more information visit Pegasus-Squares.com.

• Oct. 18: Great Gatsby Benefit for AIDS Interfaith Network
Roaring Twenties-themed benefit includes complimentary valet parking, open bar, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, and live entertainment from 3-6 p.m. at the home of Faye C. Briggs, 5909 Desco Dr. For more information and tickets visit Bit.ly/1FIu06e.

• Oct. 18: NO H8 Campaign Photo Shoot
Show your support for LGBT equality with the national LGBT equality campaign from 2-6 p.m. at the W Hotel-Victory, 2440 Victory Park Lane. $40 for solo photos or $25 per person for groups. Cash and credit cards only. E-mail info@noh8campaign.com.

• Oct. 20: DFW Transcendence Trans/SOFFA Meeting
Trans and ally support group meets monthly on first and third Tuesdays from 7–9 p.m. at Agape MCC, 4615 East California Parkway, Fort Worth. For more information contact Finn Jones by phone at 214-499-0378 or by email at sfinn.jones@gmail.com.

• Oct. 20: JEWEL Lesbian Fiction Book Club
Monthly book club discussion meets every third Tuesday of the month from 7–9 p.m. at ilume, 4123 Cedar Springs Rd. Open to all women. Free. For more information e-mail jewel@myresourcecenter.org.

• Oct. 20: Dallas County Stonewall Democrats Meeting
LGBT Democratic group meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. every third Tuesday of the month at Ojeda’s Restaurant, 4617 Maple Ave. For more information call 214-506-3367 or e-mail Info@stonewalldemocratsofdallas.org.

• Oct. 22: Gray Pride: Senior Moments
Monthly Senior Moments series discusses topics and issues impacting LGBT seniors meets every third Thursday of the month from 6:30–8:30 p.m. at Resource Center,
2701 Reagan St. Free. For more information call 214-528-0144 or e-mail GrayPride@myresourcecenter.org.

• Oct. 22: The Group
Support group for black men who have sex with men living with HIV meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month from
7-9 p.m. at a private location. For more information call 214-455-7316.

• Oct. 23: Purple Foundation Presents Purple Happy Hour
Catch up with friends and kick off the Dallas Halloween Block Party at the last Purple Happy Hour of the year from 6-8 p.m. at the ilume, 4123 Cedar Springs Road.

• Oct. 24: The Queer: A Conversation
Five queer ministers and theologians speak for 15 minutes on various themes from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at the Interfaith Peace Chapel at Cathedral of Hope, 5910 Cedar Springs Road. For more information visit On.fb.me/1RbiRRt.

• Oct. 24-25: Dallas Showcase Classic Basketball Game
Basketball tournament bringing 30 national affiliates of the National Gay Basketball Association and hosted by Score Moore Lives and Dallas Alternative Basketball Association includes two days of competitive basketball and three nights of social activities at University of Texas at Arlington and
Cedar Springs Tap House. Free. For more information contact tournament director
Scott Moore at scoremoorelives@gmail.com.

• Oct. 25: AIDS Outreach Center Hope Walk
Starts 1:30 p.m. at Trinity Park Pavilion, 2300 W. 7th St., Fort Worth. For more information visit AOC.org/walk.

• Oct. 25: Pegasus Squares LGBTQ Square Dancing Open House
Second of two open houses hosted by Pegasus Squares, a LGBT Modern Western Square Dance club, hosts from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on Oct. 18 and 25 at the Dallas School of Burlesque, 2924 Main St. Ste. 103. No experience required. Singles welcome. For more information visit Pegasus-Squares.com.

• Oct. 25: St. Thomas Episcopal Church Community Picnic
Family and LGBT-friendly event with a cook out, games and music from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church,
6525 Inwood Road. For more information contact 214-352-0410.

• Oct. 29: Saddle Up for Social Studies Benefit for Samaritan House
Kick-off event for Texas Council on Social Studies benefit for Samaritan House features emcee Hondo, host of Impact Texas, and guest speaker Kinky Friedman from 7:30-9 p.m. at Fort Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston St. $50. For tickets and more information call or e-mail Elvira Muñoz at 817-332-6410
ext. 195 or emunoz@samaritanhouse.org

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The LGBT and ally modern western square dance group, offers two open houses for those interested in learning more about the dance form that originated in DFW region. No prior experience required.

Interested parties may sign up for a variety of fall classes ranging from beginner to advanced. Dress casually and bring friends to this high-energy event.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition October 16, 2015.