Razzle Dazzle Dallas releases 2012 schedule, announces beneficiaries

Razzle Dazzle Dallas — the gay Pride Month celebration and fundraiser on Cedar Springs —  today announced its 2012 beneficiaries and preliminary event schedule.

According to a press release, Razzle Dazzle Dallas runs June 6-9 and will include a Wine/Dog Walk on Wednesday, a Pub Crawl on Thursday, the 7th annual MetroBall on Friday, and a street party on Saturday night.

Singer Taylor Dayne, who appeared at Black Tie Dinner last year, will return to Dallas to headline MetroBall, which benefits the Greg Dollgener Memorial AIDS Fund.

Also this year, Saturday at Razzle Dazzle Dallas will include LifeWalk Waterpalooza, in addition to the sidewalk sale, street fair and antique car show.

On Saturday night, according to the release, Cedar Springs will become “a big crazy dance club with LIVE ‘80s music and DJs on the Main Performance Stage!”

Razzle Dazzle Dallas, which distributed more than $60,500 in 2011, this year will benefit Resource Center Dallas, AIDS Interfaith Network, Turtle Creek Chorale, Legacy Counseling Center, Legal Hospice of Texas, AIDS Arms, GLBT Leadership Education & Advocacy Program (LEAP), Uptown Players and the Cedar Springs Road Beautification Fund.

Razzle Dazzle is also planning three events in April: a bus trip to the WinStar Casino, a Rising Star Show featuring D Alexander at the Rose Room, and a Razzle Dazzle-sponsored installment of GayBingo.

For more info, visit Razzledazzledallas.org.

Fashion Cited benefit for Legal 

Hospice of Texas set for March 22

Fashion Cited, benefiting Legal Hospice of Texas, takes place at the Frontiers of Flight Museum on Lemmon Avenue at 6:30 on Thursday, March 22. The fashion show begins at 7:15 p.m.

More than a dozen designers including local couturier Emmanuel Tobias will be represented, with about 150 looks showcased.

Designer Francisco Flores will direct the show and participate.

Flores said LHT played an important role in his personal life.

“It was through Legal Hospice that my partner was able to get his life back, and in turn I was able to get my life back,” Flores said. “I truly believe that it is because of Legal Hospice he is alive today.”

LHT is a non-profit law firm that provides legal services to low income who are terminally ill or HIV positive. Purchase tickets online at LegalHospice.org.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition March 16, 2012.