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Here is a look at the top upcoming LGBT events in Dallas. 🌈
Cassie's Freak Show
The most hilarious drag show in town happens every Monday night at J.R.'s Bar & Grill.
Cassie's Freak Show features a revolving cast of new and experienced drag queens from across North Texas. Expect to see everything from high-kicks and flips to comedy routines in this casual Monday evening show.
There's no cover for Cassie's Freak Show but be sure to bring $1 bills for tipping. Also don't forget to review our rules for attending a drag show -- these still apply on Mondays.
Specials include $2.00 schnapps tooters, jello shots & cherry bombs and $3.00 well drinks. Make good choices.
Boys, Boots and Boxer Briefs
Want to get a wild start to the week? The Round-up Saloon will host its "Boys, Boots and Boxer Briefs" contest this Monday starting at 10 p.m.
Your current Miss Round-Up, Sassy O'Hara, hosts this Monday night underwear show where contestants compete for a cash prize. (Prizes are awarded to the winner and first runner-up.)
Come to win or just to watch your neighbors make great life choices.
Specials include $3.75 well and domestic drinks and $1 jello shots.
There will also be free karaoke in the front parlor room starting at 9 p.m.
Tuesday Tease: Splosh! Edition
If you're looking for a risque show on Tuesday, then check out Tuesday Tease at Sue Ellen's.
Tuesday Tease is a "queer variety show" that features drag kings, drag queens, burlesque, and everything in between. There is a new lineup every week and most of the shows have special themes.
This week's theme is "Splosh: A food fetish tease," and will feature Alexis Rayn, Danny Foxtrot, and Olive Avira, among others.
The show starts at 9:30 p.m. and is free for those 21+. There is a $5 cover for ages 18-20.
Bringing a big group? Consider getting a pitcher -- draft pitchers are $9.25, import pitchers are $14.25.
Arriving early? Then check out "Tipsy Tease" from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This pre-show happy hour features drink specials, trivia, prizes, and more.
Liz Mikel live at Alexandre's Bar
Texas jazz singer Liz Mikel will perform live at Alexandre's Bar this Tuesday at 9 p.m.
Mikel is well-known to audiences in North Texas for her performances at The Dallas Theater Center, The Majestic Theater, and The Dallas Children's Theater, among other venues.
In addition to being a talented singer, Mikel is also an actress. She is best known for her role as Corinna "Mama" Williams, mother of star running back Brian "Smash" Williams, on the NBC television series Friday Night Lights.
Mikel's show at Alexandre's is free and 21+.
A Very Sordid Wedding
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.
Due to strong attendance numbers, additional shows have been added this week at The Texas Theatre:
- Tuesday, 7 p.m. and 9:20 p.m.
- Wednesday 9:15 p.m.
- Sunday 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Check out the ticket website for the latest showtimes and additional details.
Trashy Tuesdays at BJ's NXS
There's a reason why BJ's NXS is Oak Lawn's busiest bar on Tuesday evenings.
The weekly "Trashy Tuesday" party is the place to go for dancing and live DJ sets.
Another hallmark of Trashy Tuesday at BJ's is the dancers -- there are typically about a dozen go-go boys at the various stands throughout the bar.
Trashy Tuesday is a free event, 21+ only. Both men and women are welcome.
The bar typically gets busy after 11 p.m. and the party goes until 2:00 a.m. There is also a $3 drink special from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Miss Gay South Central USofA drag pageant
There will be a night of glamorous gowns and amazing performances at the Round-up Saloon this Wednesday.
The Miss Gay South Central USofA drag pageant starts at 10:30 pm. And will likely run late into the night.
This year's pageant features Miss Gay USofA Newcomer 2016 Vanity St. James and Miss Gay USofA at Large Sasha Lauren.
Registration and interviews for pageant contestants start at 2 p.m. and there is more than $1,500 in cash and prizes available.
This pageant is open to competitors nationwide (there's no residency requirement). The winners will go on to compete at the Miss Gay USofA Newcomer Nationals.
Andrew Christian Book Signing & Fashion Show
Get ready for pool season by checking out the latest Andrew Christian fashions at the Round-up Saloon this Thursday.
Gay underwear and swimwear designer Andrew Christian will hold a fashion show at 9 p.m. presented by Outlines Men's Wear and The Round-Up Saloon.
There will also be a book signing and meet-and-greet at 8 p.m.
Andrew Christian's "art and coffee table" book features his famous "Trophy Boy" models in various states of undress. Expect to see some of the Trophy Boy models at the fashion show.
Since founding his fashion line in 2001, Christian has been regularly featured in LGBT publications and on TV shows such as RuPaul's Drag Race, Millionaire Matchmaker, and The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency.
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 Room: One 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.
Roar! Bear Party
Purple Party weekend is kicking off with a Bear dance event this Thursday at the Dallas Eagle.
The Roar! Party will feature Atlanta DJ Seth Breezy and is sure to be packed. Seth Breezy made his Purple Party debut at the 2015 Score event at The Eagle. He also spins at Winter Party Miami and BEEF Mexico City.
The bear party kicks off at 10 p.m. and runs until 2 a.m.
Tickets are $5 and available online. This event is also included in the Purple Party weekend pass.
Roar is a 21+ event.
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.