A selected list of how to get your gay on outside of the Festival and Parade

ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  |  Executive Editor
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Of course this year’s Pride has been divided into two days — the parade on Sunday and the festival on Saturday — but there’s more than music, floats and kiosks to occupy your weekend. Try to squeeze as much of these official, unofficial and happenstantial events into your Pride celebration (not everything is this weekend — we’ve added more gay fun throughout the month).                  

Sept. 15

9th Annual Red Party: Studio Red. A late-’70s/early-’80s disco theme. See story Page 72.

Sept. 16

Say No To Hate. The NOH8 campaign returns to Dallas for more photoshoots in the iconic white T, temporary face tattoo and taped mouth from photographer Adam Bouska, pictured. Great Room of the W Hotel, 2440 Victory park Lane. 2–6 p.m.  NoH8Dallas.eventbrite.com.

A Night Out for Trevor: Dallas Pride. To mark 20 years of the Trevor Project, the group hosts a big bash on the 33rd floor of the W Hotel. Dress-wise, anything nautical goes! VIP 7–8 p.m., general admission 8 p.m.–midnight. $50–$150. TVRV.org/dallaspride.

Dallas Symphony Gala Concert and After-Party. Music director Jaap Van Zweden begins his final season with the DSO, with soloist Yo-Yo Ma performing at the Meyerson. The concert begins at 8:45 p.m. MyDSO.com.

BEAT. A tribal-house dance party featuring DJ Tony Moran, fundraiser sponsored by Impulse Group Dallas takes place at Stereo Live, starting at 9 p.m. Visit BeatHIV.eventbrite.com.

Sept. 17

Hedda Layne Brunch Sundays. The faboo drag queen settles into a new residency of drag every Sunday from
11 am.–2 p.m. at Tutta’s in the West End.

Sept. 20

The AAA Girls. Three notable Drag Race alums — Willam Belli, Courtney Act and Alaska Thunderfuck — join forces at the Granada Theater to launch this fall’s North American tour. For tickets, visit AAAGirls.net.

Sept. 21

Sammons Cabaret. The series begins its new season at the Sammons Art Center at 7 p.m. SammonsArtCenter.org.

Sept. 23

Night of Stars Starring JuJuBee. The Greg Dollgener Memorial AIDS FUnd hosts this drag show. The Rose Room inside S4, 3911 Cedar Springs Road.
6–9 p.m. GDMAF.org.

Sept. 29

The Naked Magicians. Two straight men bare it all (eventually) in this magic act where you know there is nothing up their sleeves. House of Blues. 7 p.m.

Oct. 5

2017 Dallas Southern Pride. North Texas’ major black gay Pride celebration runs Oct. 5–8

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition September 15, 2017.