Dana Goldberg hosts Landmark Dinner

The signature event of Lambda Legal’s Southwest office — the Landmark Dinner — returns to Dallas this summer. Lambda Legal is the premiere national organization fighting for civil rights for LGBTQ people and people living with HIV through impact litigation.

Comedian Dana Goldberg hosts the evening that begins at 6 p.m. with cocktails followed by the program at 7 p.m. that includes special guest Barbie Davenport Dupree and performances by Cavalle Quartet and the Texas Women’s Chorus of Dallas. Lambda Legal CEO Kevin Jennings is the featured speaker. DJ Jennifer Miller entertains during the after-party. Cocktail attire is recommended. Aug. 6 at 6 p.m. at The Statler, 1914 Commerce St. Info at LambdaLegal.org.


Organized by five women after the overturning of Roe v. Wade, a reproductive rights protest will be held in Arlington on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 6-9 p.m. at Arlington City Hall, 101 W. Abram St. The issues includes a woman’s right to proper reproductive health care, including abortion, focusing on BIPOC and LGBTQIA women. A sign-making party will be held the night before — Aug. 5 — from 8 p.m.-midnight at Tanstaafl Pub, 409 N. Bowen Road, Arlington.

Women Painting Women features 46 female artists who choose women as subject matter in their works. The exhibit includes about 50 portraits that span the late 1960s to the present. International in scope, the presentation recognizes female perspectives that have been underrepresented. Four themes trend in the works: The body, nature personified, color as portrait and selfhood. Through these themes, the artists conceive new ways to activate and elaborate on the portrayal of women. Women Painting Women is at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth and runs through Sept. 25.

Dreamgirls is a musical based on the show biz aspirations and successes of groups like The Supremes and The Shirelles and R&B artists such as James Brown and Jackie Wilson. The story follows a young female trio from 1960s Chicago called The Dreams who become 70s music superstars. After it opened on Broadway in 1981, starring Jennifer Holliday, it won six Tony Awards including best musical. The 2006 film version starred Beyonce. Aug. 11-14 at Bass Performance Hall. Tickets start at $33 and are available at BassHall.com or 817-212-4248