Time once again for some Pride on the court — the basketball court, that is. The Dallas Mavericks are hosting another Pride Night at the American Airlines Center on Friday, Nov. 4, when the Mavs host the Toronto Raptors. There will be a Pride Night Pre-Game Party in the AAC’s Mic Ultra Lounge starting at 6:30 p.m., and tip-off is at 7:30 p.m. Kathy Jack, the Mavs’ ambassador in the LGBTQ community, says the team will have lots of “Pride Night swag” to give away, and there will be plenty of new Pride items for sale in The Hangar. Tickets start at $35; get your tickets at https://tinyurl.com/mwessnps and you get access to the pre-game party and you get a Mavs Pride t-shirt.
Everyone knows this is Halloween weekend, and you can find a wrap-up of all the spooky and fabulous fun elsewhere in this issue of Dallas Voice. But what’s happening around The Metroplex other than Halloween stuff. Here are a few options:
A lot of folks want to just throw Dia de Los Muertos right on in the Halloween cauldron. But Dia de Los Muertos is a rich cultural tradition from Mexico in which families keep alive the memories of ancestors and family members who have passed on in a joyful celebration of story-telling and feasting. The city of Dallas hosts its annual Dallas Dia de Los Muertos festival and parade from 2-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at City Hall Plaza, 1500 Marilla St. Admission is free.
Everybody’s gotta eat, right? So why not make your meal special. The Coalition of Aging LGBT hosts its monthly Let’s Do Dinner event Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 6 p.m. at El Fenix, 6391 Camp Bowie Bldv., No. 6, in Fort Worth.
GLITZ, BERGEN, FEARING
Break out the black tie and head over to The Ritz-Carlton Dallas, Nov. 3, for Glitz at the Ritz, featuring Broadway and TV actor Erich Bergen along with Broadway-themed culinary delights for master chef Dean Fearing, all coming together to raise funds for The Arts Community Alliance. The event starts at 6 p.m., and tickets are available at taca-arts.org, starting at $750.