Walter Lee (Colombia) performs a scene during a dress rehearsal of Dallas Theater Center's production of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. (Rex C. Curry/Special Contributor)

Walter Lee (Colombia) performs a scene during a dress rehearsal of Dallas Theater Center's production of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. (Rex C. Curry/Special Contributor)

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Note: This post will be updated every Monday and Thursday with the latest events.

Looking for something to do? We have you covered!

Here is a look at the top upcoming LGBT events in Dallas. 🌈

Thursday night drag shows

There are several places to see drag shows this Thursday evening. All shows start at 11 p.m.

  • Rising Star at the Rose RoomOne fierce show that never disappoints is the long-running "Rising Star" competition at the Rose Room on Cedar Springs Road. Every Thursday night, drag queens from across D-FW compete at the Rose Room for a cash prize and new fans.

  • Jada Pinkett Fox's Variety Show: Each week Jada and her special guests will entertain you at this no-cover event. Thursday night drink specials include $4 Rumple Minze shots.

  • Starr Studded Thursday at Rainbow Lounge: Tarrant County's top drag queens will perform at the Rainbow Lounge this Thursday at a Rasta-themed show.

  • Dream Girls at JR's Bar & Grill: Dream Girls' is Oak Lawn's premiere Thursday night drag show featuring drag queens from across North Texas, including Rose Room regulars.

Bear Happy Hour

Gay Bear Happy Hour

Want to get your weekend started early? Then head to the Round-up Saloon for Bear Happy Hour. This low-key monthly event has food, drink specials, and go-go dancers. 

Bear Happy Hour starts at 6 p.m. on Friday and runs until 9 p.m. 

All types of people are welcome, as long as you're 21 or over.

There's usually a heavy smoking crowd, so this is a perfect time to bust out your favorite cigars (or a time to avoid the outside patio, if you don't smoke.)

After the event, stay for karaoke at 9 p.m. in the Round-up's front parlor and country music in the main hall for the rest of the evening.

Fierce Fridays: RuPaul's Drag Race watch parties

RuPaul's Drag Race will air at 7 p.m. this Friday on VH1, and there are plenty of places to watch the show with friends.

Here are the watch parties that we recommend:

  • Alexandre's Bar: If you enjoy craft cocktails with your drag, then head to Alexandre's Bar on Cedar Springs. Arrive early because the best seats are at the bar.

  • BJ's NXS:  The drinks start flowing early at Oak Lawn go-go bar BJ's NXS. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the RuPaul's Drag Race watch party begins at 7 p.m.

  • Cedar Springs Tap House: Tap House is a the place to watch Drag Race if you want food during the show. For reservations, call 214-377-7446.

  • JR's Bar & Grill: Perhaps the largest watch party in town, JR's Bar & Grill is the best place to watch the show if you are okay with a raucous crowd.

  • Urban Cowboy: If you're on the Fort Worth side of the metro, then check out Urban Cowboy's watch party hosted by Frida Monet.

Mustache Envy Drag and Queerlesque

Mustache Envy Drag and Queerlesque

It's time to get weird. 

This monthly show features gender-bending performers of all types - including drag kings, drag queens, and everything in-between.

April's theme is "pop culture" and features performances by Roxy Rendezvous, Ben Dover, Bastian Cox, May May, Rowdy Rory, and more.

The show starts at 10 p.m. on Friday at Sue Ellen's nightclub. 

There are several drink and cover specials on Friday night -- check out Sue Ellen's website for details.  Don't miss the $2 well drinks and free cover from 9:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

18 and older admitted after 9 p.m. Guests under 21 will be charged a $15 cover. All drag show rules apply to this event.

Cruising the Crossroads

Cruising the Crossroads

"Cruising the Crossroads" is a moving $2 drink special which takes place at multiple bars in the Cedar Springs area on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Here's the schedule:

Remember, this special happens every Friday and Saturday evening, so don't feel the need to make it to every bar on a particular evening. 

Also, consider taking a cab if you get ambitious with this special.

Rocky Horror Picture Show Drag Brunch

Drag Brunch at Urban Cowboy

If you want a show with your brunch, then head over to Fort Worth's Urban Cowboy Saloon for their second monthly Drag Brunch Show

The theme for this month is "Rocky Horror Picture Show," so this is likely to be an epic event. 

Want to stay in the gayborhood? 

Here are some other brunch ideas:

  • Cedar Grove: One of the higher-end brunch options in the gayborhood, Cedar Grove is the ideal place to bring parents, dates, or guests. Check out their punches.
  • Cedar Springs Tap House: The legendary "hangover brunch" event is the perfect way to atone for overindulging the previous night.
  • 18th & Vine: The place to go if you want a big hearty brunch. Check out the BBQ breakfast.
  • Lucky's Diner: This retro-diner has all of your breakfast classics, plus a full bar.
  • Mattito's Tex Mex: Featuring a Sunday buffet that includes mimosas and coffee. Ideal for big groups.
  • Q Tacos at Machos Cantina: Also known as "Where Quesa used to be," this revamped restaurant is now open for brunch. 
  • Zephyr Bakery & Cafe: A cute cafe located in the heart of Oak Lawn's club district. Try the pastries. 

Sunday at the Dallas Eagle

Nordstrom's Men's Grooming Event

It is going to be a busy Sunday at the Dallas Eagle.

The day kicks off with free line dancing lessons with dance instructor Yoshi starting at 2 p.m. 

The Dallas Eagle will also host a free men's grooming event from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. 

Every person who comes will get a $600 facial which includes a microdermabrasion treatment, non-surgical facelift, hot towel, beard trim, facial cleansing, color correction, and more.

Featured brands include Jack Black, Nuface, PMD, Lancer, Kiehl's, and Dry Bar.

There will also be raffles and exclusive gifts with purchases.

Dallas Bears Cake Walk

Dallas Bears Cake Walk

If you work up an appetite line dancing at the Dallas Eagle, stay for The Dallas Bear's third annual Cake Walk.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the cake walk begins at 7 p.m. 

This fundraiser is sure to feature some of the best bakers in town. Don't know your way around the oven? Feel free to pick up a cake at a local store.

All of the Dallas Eagle events are 21+, so don't forget to bring your I.D.

Kimora Blac at Marty's Live

Kimora Blac at Marty's Live

Vegas showgirl and RuPaul's Drag Race contestant Kimora Blac will perform at Marty's Live this Sunday. 

The show is for ages 21 and older and tickets are available online starting at $15. 

Bringing a group? VIP tables are available starting at $100.

Kimora will be joined by Nicole O'Hara Munro, Raquel Blake, Sassy O'Hara, Leyla Edwards, and Mulan. 

Showtime is at 10 p.m. and meet and greet tickets will be available at the door.

A Very Sordid Wedding

A Very Sordid Wedding Premiere with Cast Q and A (SOLD OUT)
The cast of the iconic Texas gay film Sordid Lives is back with A Very Sordid Wedding

This cult classic sequel has many Dallas scenes, including a hilarious drag show at the Rose Room. 


The Friday premiere of A Very Sordid Wedding is already sold out, but the Texas Theatre will host encore shows this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 

New shows are constantly being added, so check out the ticket website for the latest showtimes.

A look ahead: Purple Party Weekend

The biggest circuit party of the season will take place April 27 - May 1. 

Purple Party Weekend will feature epic dance parties, brunch, and of course -- the Rise pool party. Check out the full schedule online and purchase your tickets in advance to save.

Need more ideas? Check out our complete LGBT listings here

Don't see your event? Submit it here or email djansen@dallasnews.com.

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