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Tuesday, 16 August 2016 11:12

girlsatprideThousands of people will be coming to the great city of Dallas for the Pride festivities this year. We have 16,000 interested in the Pride Weekend event page and it’s not even September yet. Since we are a month away from the parade and the events surrounding gay pride in Dallas we should show you some of the hotels that we recommend.

We recommend home sharing services such as AirBnb and MisterBnb over hotels for staying in the Oaklawn area. You can find discounts below:

$25 in AirBnB Travel credits – you can find many villas, homes or apartments close to the beach with AirBnb. 
$25 Misterbnb Credit –
Similar to AirBnb but it’s gay hostess by the mostess. Go here for a $25 Misterbnb credit on your first stay.

These are a great way to meet new people and stay in the gayborhood and live like a local while in town for the pride weekend. If you insist on a hotel stay then we have listed some of our favorites in the area below:

Use our code here for $40 off your 1st purchase of $300 or more on

Warwick Melrose Hotel
“Elegant accomodations” and as close as you will get to the parade. If you do not book this one early you will miss out on a room. This hotel is next to Cafe Brazil and walking distance to Station 4 and the Roundup. Perfectly situated along the parade routes peak area at 3015 Oak Lawn Ave.

Read more: Dallas Gay Pride 2016 – Where to Stay?
Thursday, 7 July 2016 04:43

drag divas orlandoPulse: Drag Star Divas for Orlando – Rose Room @ S4
July 17th
Please join us for a special Drag Star Diva extravaganza featuring a lineup of Dallas’ best entertainers coming together to honor our brothers and sisters lost in this horrific tragedy, and to raise the much needed funds to help in this time of loss. All proceeds will benefit The Center Orlando who will be providing ongoing counseling to victims families and all affected by the tragedy. 18+ welcome with host Cassie Nova.

98° MY2K Tour @ South Side Ballroom
Mon, Jul 11

downtofloat impulseImpulse Group Dallas presents: Down To Float 2
Event to be held at: 7044 Royal Ln, Dallas, TX
Saturday, July 23 at 1 PM – 6 PM
Click to purchase your $10.00 pre sale admission featuring a LIVE performance by AB Soto, beats by DJ Brandon Moses and a swimwear presentation produced by design powerhouse MARCOMARCO! ENJOY…a hosted bar provided by Stoli Vodka and Miller Lite with delicious bites from Tallywackers!

Brick and Joe’s “Farewell” Party
July 24th marks the end of a legendary club and bar in the gayborhood as it closes its doors that Sunday night with dancing going on until early in the morning for the final dance.

Blink 182 A Day To Remember & All American Rejects @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
July 29th

Gwen Stefani & Eve at Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sat, Aug 13
Find Tickets!

Austin Pride (Not in Dallas but only 3 hours away)
Saturday, August 27 at 11 AM
PRIDE Week starts on Saturday, August 20th with the WERK Fashion Show featuring designers from Project Runway, all the way up to Saturday, August 27th with the ultra-fierce Festival & Parade! Proceeds from Austin Pride are donated back into the community via the Austin Pride Cares program!! Since 2011, AGLPF has donated over $100,000! If traveling to Austin make sure to check out alternative apps for rideshare as Lyft and Uber are still not available.

Coldplay @ AT&T Stadium
Sat, Aug 27

Guns N’ Roses @ AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
August 3rd

Snoop Dogg Wiz Khalifa Kevin Gates & Jhene Aiko
Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, TX
August 19th

Camp WillowSwish Presents: Vintage Hollywood
Wed Sep 7 at 2 PM to Sun Sep 11 at 2 PM

Duran Duran @ Choctaw Grand Theater
Fri, Sep 09

Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas: Future Now @ American Airlines Center
Mon, Sep 12
Find Tickets!

Six Flags in The Park
Annual Dallas Pride event on the Saturday before Pride. Details coming soon.

11065902_10153643434204670_7040649720832047376_n33rd Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade – DALLAS PRIDE 2016!
SUNDAY, SEPT. 18, 2016
“Solidarity Through Pride”
Event Details

Out in the Park at Six Flags Fiesta Texas (San Antonio)
Friday, September 23 at 6 PM – 11 PM
25 Plus Performers including an AMAZING RuPaul’s Drag Race Alumni Line Up!
Tickets on Sale Now:
$ 40.99 Before August 28
$ 45.99 Aug 28 – Sept 22
$ 50.99 September 23

Life in Color :: Dallas, TX
Saturday Sep 24, 2016 – Doors: 7:00 PM (ends at 12:00 AM)
17 and over.  Tickets are $32 – $60
Quik Trip Park at 1600 Lone Star Parkway in Grand Prairie, Texas

Adele @ American Airlines Center
Tuesday, November 1st.
Buy Adele Tickets Here!

Oaklawn Halloween Block Party 2016
Event info
Start planning now for The Annual Halloween Street Party 2016. The Oaklawn Street Party which has turned into a major Dallas event returns Saturday, October 29, 2016 (the Saturday before Halloween) from 7pm to 2am in the 3900 block of Cedar Springs.

Let us know if you have anything to add to our Summer and Fall 2016 Events Calendar in the comments below. Make sure to share with friends in the Dallas, Houston, and Austin LGBT community!

Thursday, 23 June 2016 10:26

brick dallasThe Dallas Brick and Joe’s bar and dance club are scheduled to shut down soon but they will have a final Farewell before the curtain shuts for good. Some of us have been going to the Brick and Joe’s bar for years since they were located on maple. They then moved in the shopping center just off of Wycliff and the Tollway.

They have struggled to maintain a busy crowd during the week although they do have some weekends that are busy it is most likely not enough to support the lease on such a prime location as rent and real estate has been going up each year in Oaklawn. We have enjoyed many parties at the Brick including the Dallas Purple Party events and “One Night in Bangcock”.  They have also been bringing in Ru Paul’s Drag Race girls each month which can get rather costly as they get celebrity bookings these days. We thank them for being part of the community for so long and wish their staff well. Who knows maybe the Tin Room and Marty’s Live with buy them… they seem to own all of the other smaller bars such as the trashy tuesday hot spot “Zippers”.

The Brick Dallas would like to thank the community and our patrons for 25 wonderful years in Oak Lawn. We have seen many changes in the last 25 years in the LGBT community and the bar industry, made many new friends over this time, and lost some along the way. The Brick has an amazing staff who has been loyal and now are some of our closest friends. This includes DJ’s, promoters and entertainers. We have strived to provide a fun, entertaining and safe environment for everyone.

Read more: Last Dance as the Dallas Brick and Joe’s Say Farewell

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