Mard Gras beads at ilume park.

Mard Gras beads at ilume park.

Dennis Jansen

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Need something to do this weekend? We have you covered!

Antwan Mason Lee performs under the stage name Asia O'Hara,  at the Station 4 Nightclub Rose Room, August 24, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. 

Antwan Mason Lee performs under the stage name Asia O'Hara, at the Station 4 Nightclub Rose Room, August 24, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. 

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The Rose Room's drag show

See Dallas' rising drag performers this Thursday at the Rose Room's Rising Star competition. Each week, new entertainers compete for the chance to win a cash prize. 

Rising Star is the place for ambitious dance moves and new performances. It is very common to see cartwheels in heels, creative outfit reveals, and death drops.


The show starts at the Rose Room in Station 4 nightclub around 11 p.m. on Thursday and generally runs late into the night. 

On Friday, the Rose Room's regular cast hits the stage to give you a spectacular show. This week's lineup includes Cassie Nova, Krystal Summers, and Asia O'Hara.

Tip: There's no cover for 18+ before 10 p.m., and $2 well drinks from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Be sure to review the rules for attending a drag show before arriving.

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Crawfish Bowl boil at Cedar Springs Tap House

Just because you can't make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras doesn't mean you should miss the crawfish. 

The Cedar Springs Tap House will host a crawfish boil this Saturday starting at 4 p.m. 

During the boil, you can enjoy 1 lb. crawfish plates with sides for $8.99 or 2 lbs. for $13.99, while supplies last. 

Also try some Abita Mardi Gras Bock, the official beer of Mardi Gras, on tap. 

Tip: Call 214-377-7446 to reserve a table and plan to arrive early.

Mardi Gras Carnival in Cedar Springs

Mardi Gras Carnival in the Gayborhood
This Saturday all of the Caven bars will host a Mardi Gras party

The headlining performer at Station 4 is Blu Cantrell, a singer best known for her 2001 debut single "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)

Participating bars include:

  • Station 4 (S4)
  • TMC
  • JR's Bar & Grill
  • Sue Ellen's

Tip: Be sure to bring out your favorite beads and festive outfits. Anything goes this Saturday. Also figure out your sober-driver or Uber plans before you start the festivities. 

Cedar Grove Dallas

Cedar Grove Dallas

Dennis Jansen

Drag Brunch at Cedar Grove

Want some high-kicks and wigs with your brunch? Then head to Cedar Grove restaurant for Drag Brunch this Sunday.

Cedar Grove hosts drag brunch on the last Sunday of every month. Brunch includes a 3-course meal and costs $35 per person. Remember to bring some dollar bills to tip the drag queens.

There are three seatings for drag brunch:

  • 10:30 a.m.
  • 12:30 p.m.
  • 2:30 p.m.

Tip: Spaces get snatched up quickly, so be sure to reserve your spot. Reservations are available via Open Table, but we recommend calling the restaurant directly at 214-522-3474 to make sure you get the most up-to-date information.

Want more show after brunch? Alexandre's Bar is hosting Hedda Layne's Sunday Funday Show starting at 2 p.m.

Brunch-goers at Cedar Springs Tap House in Oak Lawn

Brunch-goers at Cedar Springs Tap House in Oak Lawn

Dennis Jansen

Hangover brunch and T-Dance at Tap House

Couldn't get into drag brunch? Then head next door to the Cedar Springs Tap House.

Tap House's legendary hangover brunch is the perfect way to end a long weekend. In addition to the great food, you can enjoy specials on mimosas and bloody Mary's.

After brunch the party gets started with T-Dance -- a Sunday afternoon dance party with a live DJ. 

T-Dance kicks off at 3 p.m. and features $3 Long Islands and $5.50 Red Bull and Smirnoff Vodkas from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

Tip: Don't forget the rules of gay brunch  this weekend.

Steven's Dead Celebrity Party

Steven's Dead Celebrity Party

Looking for something to do outside of Oak Lawn? Head over to Barbara's Pavilion in Oak Cliff for "Steven's Dead Celebrity Party."

This campy costume party is to honor the birthday of resident celebrity bartender Steven Geer. Come dressed as your favorite dead celebrity and help Barbara's Pavilion celebrate Steve's birthday.

Double Dee Karaoke starts at 9 p.m. and there may even be a costume contest later in the evening.

Need some costume ideas? George Michael, Whitney Houston, Marilyn Monroe, and Elvis are all safe bets. Feeling ambitious? Try Joan Crawford. 

Cher impersonator Wayne Smith performing at Alexandre's Bar in Oak Lawn

Cher impersonator Wayne Smith performing at Alexandre's Bar in Oak Lawn

Dennis Jansen

Cher-e-oke with Wayne Smith

If you're not in the mood to hang out with dead celebrities in Oak Cliff, then 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.

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