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Chris Chism, left, and Dana Harper perform Saturday night, June 1, at AIN’s Bloomin’ Ball. See listings for details.

• May 31: Pride Kick-off
Second annual Dallas Pride kick-off: Women with Pride is celebrating strong LGBTQ women with free food, open bar, free-t-shirts, vendor tables and entertainment from 6-10 p.m. at Resource Center, 5750 Cedar Springs Road.

• May 31: Stonewall Pride Weekend Kickoff Party
Stonewall Democrats of Dallas kick off Pride weekend with a party from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at Dallas Woody’s, 4011 Cedar Springs Road.

• June 1: Miller Lite Music Festival
The Pride Weekend Miller Lite Music Festival is from 10 a.m.-11 p.m. in the Centennial Building at Fair Park. Entertainment includes Estelle, Ada Vox, the cast of The Rose Room and more, plus nearly 200 vendors, a display of the NAMES Project AIDS Quilt, the Family Pride Zone, Teen Pride and more. Tickets are $10 for those 18 and older, $5 for those 13-17 and free for those 12 and under. Parking at Fair Park is $10. For more details, see Pages 14-15.

• June 1: Bloomin’ Ball
Annual dinner and silent auction benefiting AIN from 6 p.m.-midnight at Renaissance Hotel, 2222 N. Stemmons Freeway. Tickets at eventbrite.com. Entertainment by Chris Chism and Dana Harper.

• June 1: Family Pride Zone
Pride Train, face painters and glitter tattoos, bounce houses, gigantic slides, ventriloquist Dennis Lee with Nana Puddin’, The Micro Chicks, Wild Life on the Move from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Esplanade at Fair Park. Park admission $10. Under 13 free.

• June 1: Soccer For All
FC Dallas, the major league soccer team housed at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, hosts “Soccer For All” during their 7 p.m. game against Seattle Sounders as part of a league-wide initiative to support Pride weekend in Texas. FC Dallas players will be wearing limited edition Pride Training tops for warm ups. Soccer For All signifies that everyone is welcome to MLS regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status, and emphasizes the league’s commitment to drive positive social change and
end discrimination.

• June 2: Pride is a Protest March
Pride is about visibility. Visibility is necessary in the struggle for equality and human rights. Transgender Pride of Dallas organized this march. Queerbomb will be marching. Everyone is welcome to join the march from Dallas City Hall to Fair Park at noon.

• June 2: Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade
The Pride parade moves to June and to Fair Park. Begins at 2 p.m. Admission to the park and the parade is free. Parking at Fair Park is $10. Prepay for parking at DallasPride.org. For information on taking DART to the park, see Pages 14-15.

• June 4: Classic Chassis Car Club
LGBT car enthusiasts meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Ojeda’s, 4617 Maple Ave.

• June 4: Prime Timers
Lunch at 11:30 a.m. at Golden Corral, 3312 Forest Lane.

• June 6: Hope for Tomorrow
LGBT and allies caregiver support forum includes presentations on finding welcoming housing and care options, estate and financial planning, long term care ombudsman program, caring for the caregiver presented by Alzheimer’s Association, AARP, Coalition for Aging LGBT from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Senior Source, 3910 Harry Hines Blvd. Free but RSVP requested at tinyurl.com/LGBTQHope.

• June 7: MetroBall 14
Maxine Nightingale, Robin S and Lisa Lisa headline the 14th annual Greg Dollgener Memorial AIDS Fund fundraiser at 7 p.m. at S4, 3911 Cedar Springs Road. Tickets at GDMAF.org.

• June 7-9: You Are Light
Based on the work of Brene Brown, The Turtle Creek Chorale focuses on the role of music in shaping what we think about ourselves and how we love others with personal stories of challenge and triumph on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St.

• June 7: Calcutta at Sue Ellen’s
Calcutta, caddy and team auction benefitting HRC at 6:30 p.m. at Sue Ellen’s, 3014 Throckmorton St.

• June 8: Celebration Golf Tournament
Celebration Community Church 20th annual golf tournament at Pecan Valley Golf Course, 6400 Pecan Valley Drive, Fort Worth.

• June 8: Fairway to Equality
HRC’s Fairway to Equality Golf Tournament holds shot gun start at 10 a.m. at Indian Creek Golf Club, 1650 W. Frankfort Road, Carrollton. $125 per person. Ticket includes golf bag valet, golf, post tournament meal and gift bag.

• June 8: Corpus Christi Pride Parade
The third annual Corpus Christi Pride Parade culminates a week of Pride events. The parade runs 3-4 p.m. from Shoreline Boulevard and Mann Street and ends at Water’s Edge Park. For more information on all of Corpus Christi’s Pride events, visit PrideCorpusChristi.com.

• June 8: Uptown Picnic in Cole Park
Yemoja Foundation presents Uptown Picnic in Cole Park, a festival-style fundraiser for the group’s inaugural project, Uncle Nebuchadnezzar’s Mobile Garden. $5,000 in raffles, bounce house, all ages basketball contest, big screen karaoke competition and more. Cole Park, 4000 Cole Ave.

• June 8: Prime Timers
Brunch at 11 a.m. at Original Pancake House, 4343 W. Northwest Highway followed by Taste of Dallas at 2 p.m. at Market Hall, 2200 Stemmons Freeway. TasteOfDallas.org/tickets.

• June 9: Tony Awards watch party
Dallas Voice presents a Tony Awards watch party at 6:30 p.m. at Alamo Drafthouse–Lakewood, 6770 Abrams Road.

• June 9: Prime Timers
Games in Oak Cliff hosted by Dave at2 p.m. at 2506 Bridal Wreath Lane.

• June 10: Creating Change Host Committee Meeting
The Task Force needs 50-75 volunteers over the next eight months to plan parties, workshops, dances, community housing, recruit attendees, read proposals and more. Four sub-committees will be forming: fundraising, special events, hospitality, recruitment. Dinner at 7 p.m. and meeting from 7:30-9 p.m. at Resource Center, 5750 Cedar Springs Road.


Weekly: Lambda Weekly at 1 p.m. on Sunday on 89.3 KNON-FM with David Taffet, Lerone Landis and the late Patti Fink. This week’s guests are transgender activists Leslie McMurray and Katie Sprinkle; The Silver Pride Project Coffee and Convo for LGBTQ+ seniors meets every Tuesday from 10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. at Grauwyler Park Branch Library, 2146 Gilford St. ; Unwired Group of Crystal Meth Anonymous meets Sunday at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Resource Center, 2701 Reagan St.; Core Group Meeting every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.; Fuse game night every Monday evening except the last of the month at 8 p.m. at the Fuse space in the 3918 Harry Hines Blvd.; FuseConnect every Wednesday from 7 p.m. For more information call or e-mail Jalenzski at 214-760-9718 ext. 3 or [email protected]; LGBT square dancing group Pegasus Squares meets the second and fourth Sunday from 2–4 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 4105 Junius St. For more info, email [email protected]; Dallas Frontrunners meet for a walk or run on the Katy Trail at Turtle Creek Park, Turtle Creek and Hall Street, every Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. and every Saturday at 9 a.m.; Leadership Lambda Toastmasters practices and develops speaking and leadership skills from 6:30–8 p.m. on Tuesdays at First Unitarian Church, third floor of the Hallman Building, 4012 St. Andrews; Thrive support group from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. followed by mixer every Monday at Resource Center, 5750 Cedar Springs Road; Lambda AA meets at 7 a.m., noon, 6 p.m. 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. and has a men’s meeting at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and meets at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sunday at 1575 W. Mockingbird Lane #625. Call 214-267-0222 for details; LGBT Sex Addicts Anonymous meets at 6 p.m. every Friday at 1919 Independence St., Room 19, Plano. 972-316-9188 for details; Leadership Lambda Toastmasters gay-identified Toastmasters group meets from 6:30-8 p.m. every Monday at the First Unitarian Church, 4015 Normandy Road (does not meet on Mondays that are holidays); United Black Ellument hosts discussion on HIV/AIDS in the black community (UBE Connected) at 7 p.m. every fourth Tuesday of the month at 3918 Harry Hines Blvd.; DVtv in Spayse, news and entertainment discussion live streaming every Friday, 4–5 p.m., on the Spayse Station YouTube channel.