royal-flushFriday 11.16

NCLR shows its p-p-p-poker face
The National Center for Lesbian Rights, a 35-year-old foundation dedicated to serving lesbians through litigation and public policy, likes to lay all its cards on the table — literally. On Friday, members of the organization will go all-in with a reception and poker tourney. Local hosts Kelli Herd and Kim Deneau welcome the NCLR’s executive director and deputy director for an evening of poker and blackjack, with proceeds benefitting the group.

DEETS: Tower Aqua Lounge at the Heights,
8066 Park Lane. Reception, 6–8 p.m., tournament, 8 p.m.
$100 suggested donation and $100 card buy-in.


upside-down-Amanda_RGBFriday 11.16

Stephen Petronio makes Dallas debut
The Stephen Petronio Company has been a force in dance for more than a quarter of a century, but it took until now to get them to Dallas. The gay-run troupe, which specializes in dizzyingly fast movement and overtly sexual artistry, arrives in the Downtown Dallas Arts District for a one-night-only recital, including a piece not done in the U.S. for a decade until this year, and a piece that had its world premiere
in 2011.

Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St. 8 p.m.



WE12Saturday 11.17

GayBingo holds final game of 2012
Dec. 21 is just around the corner. Why should you care? You shouldn’t … unless you’re a Mayan, and then you might believe the whole world is coming to an end that day, just like their calendar will. And so, for the final fundraising GayBingo of the year — and perhaps all time — the theme is Armageddon. Come as your favorite avatar of the end of the world — a mushroom cloud, a zombie, a HAZMAT suit, even a Karl Rove presidency … wait, this just got too real.

The Rose Room at Station 4
3911 Cedar Springs Road.
Nov. 17. 5–­8 p.m. $25.

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