Note: This post will be updated every Monday and Thursday with the latest events.
Need something to do this weekend? We have you covered!
Here is a look at the top LGBT events in Dallas this weekend. 🌈
Line dancing at the Round-up
If you live in Texas, there's no excuse for not knowing your way around a country dance floor. The Round-up Saloon offers free line dancing lessons on Thursday starting at 8:30 p.m.
Dancers of all skill levels are welcome. Although dancing is more fun with friends, solo participants can join in too.
If dancing isn't your thing, there is karaoke in the Round-up's front parlor starting at 9 p.m. and a game room with pool, darts, and air hockey.
Thursday's drink specials include $3.75 well and domestic long neck beers, and $1 jello shots. Make good choices.
Rising Star: Amateur Drag Queen Contest
See Dallas' rising drag queens at the Rose Room's Rising Star competition this Thursday. Each week, new entertainers compete for the chance to win a cash prize.
Although some of the shows can be a bit rough, Rising Star is the place to see ambitious dance moves and new performances. It is very common to see cartwheels in heels, death drops, and some creative outfit reveals.
The show starts around 11 p.m. on Thursday and generally runs late into the night. There's no cover for 18+ before 10 p.m., and $2 well drinks from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Also be sure to review the rules for attending a drag show before arriving.
Turtle Creek Chorale: Topsy Turvy - Songs You Thought You Knew
This Thursday the Turtle Creek Chorale kicks off its new show: "Topsy Turvy - Songs You Thought You Knew."
Here's how they describe the show: "The Chorale proudly presents one of the most energetic and full-force arrays of musical selections our audience has ever experienced.
On one hand, it's the classic, big, moving, bombastic TCC; on the other hand, it's a night of surprises that will dazzle and invigorate. From Madonna to Mumford and Sons, folk songs to rock-and-roll, it will be a night of musical adventures you won't forget."
The show takes place March 23-25 at the Dallas City Performance Hall.
Tickets are available online starting at $25.
RuPaul's Drag Race watch parties
Fridays just got fiercer: RuPaul's Drag Race Season 9 premieres this Friday at 7 p.m. on VH1. Don't want to stay in? There are plenty of places to watch the show in D-FW.
Here's what we recommend:
Cedar Springs Tap House: Tap House is a perfect place to watch Drag Race if you want food during the show. Be sure to call 214-377-7446 to make reservations to ensure that you get a seat.
JR's Bar & Grill: Perhaps the largest watch party in town, JR's Bar & Grill is the perfect place to watch the show if you are okay with a raucous crowd. JR's is also doing giveaways during the commercial breaks this Friday.
Chili cook-off at the Hidden Door
The Dallas Bears club is hosting its annual chili cook-off this Saturday at the Hidden Door.
Awards will be given for five categories:
1) Best overall
2) Best group
3) Hottest chili
5) Crowd favorite
The event starts at 2 p.m. and serves as a fund raiser for the Dallas Bears group.
Also mark your calendars for Texas Bear Round-up 2017 this May.
Drag at the Dallas Eagle
The Dallas Eagle is hosting two suicide drag shows this weekend. (For the uninitiated: Suicide drag is when a performer does not know the songs in advance.)
On Saturday, Grand Duchess Weezie Davis hosts the 2nd annual 'Wheel of Drag Show.' Spin the wheel to see what you get to perform.
All entertainers are welcome, and the show starts at 7 p.m.
On Sunday, Prince Royale Boy Earl will host 'Drag Duet Roulette.' This show combines suicide drag with duets, and is probably going to be a hilarious hot mess.
Cher-e-oke at Alexandre's
Not ready to end the weekend yet? Head to Alexandre's Bar this Sunday for Cher-e-oke with Wayne Smith.
Legendary Cher impersonator and singer Wayne Smith hosts this karaoke event every Sunday starting at 10 p.m. Sing your favorite songs or come to listen as Smith sings the classics.
Tip: If you need some liquid courage to help your karaoke efforts, then try some of Alexandre's craft cocktails.
Moscow mules and hurricanes are always a great start, but don't hesitate to ask the bartenders for suggestions.