It was a close call last week with a fire next door, but The Brick/Joe’s opened for New Year’s Eve and everything’s back to normal. And just in case you haven’t had enough New Year’s Eve partying, The Brick hosts New Year’s Eve Ball 2013 on Jan. 6. Cash prizes will be given in a pageant judging evening gown and lip synching performance categories. Additional cash prizes for vogue performance of the night, face of the night and more. … Sue Ellen’s opens the weekend with a Friday night Drag King Show on the main floor. On Jan. 5, Ciao Bella performs. Barefoot Hippies appear on Jan. 6 and Bella and Darla on Jan. 9. … Join the Dallas Bears and the Leather Knights members for their First Friday Club Nights at Dallas Eagle on Jan. 4. Always a fun theme and good friends and activities. Monthly meeting of Dallas Girls of Leather begins at 4 p.m. on Jan. 5. The Dallas Diablos hold a fundraiser on Jan. 6. … A weekend of music begins with Girls Night Out with Peggy Honea at Alexandre’s on Jan. 4. Anton Shaw appears Jan. 9 and Spencer West on Jan. 10. … Sunel hosts Wednesday night showtime at BJ’s NXS from 6 p.m. till midnight. … The Rose Room Rising Star amateur contest takes place every Thursday night at 10:30 p.m. … Sundays are ManCandy Retro Dancing nights at The Round-Up Saloon with DJ Mickey. … Sassy and the Assassynators appear at Woody’s Sports and Video Bar on Jan. 7.

Photography by Gregory Hayes.
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