Put Some Gay In Your Day, Dallas!

Fun, Frights, And Pink Flamingos

It’s Thursday everyone, and you know what that means: it’s Gay Hump Day! Here’s a list with plenty of activities to keep you out of trouble, or possibly get you into more.

Weekend Calendar

Cool Thursdays at the Arboretum
October 18 (tonight), 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Attention Swingers! The Big Band stylings of Tuxedo Junction will fill the autumn air with musical joy while you and yours sit atop a blanket, chugging box wine and eating a variety of delectable fruits and cheeses packed by your loving boyfriend. Or maybe you’re more the Schlitz and Vienna sausages type. We won’t judge. Much.

Tickets: $16 for adults, $7 for children ages 3-12, and $6 for members of the Arboretum and their children.
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Road

Elliot Yamin
October 18 (tonight), 7 p.m.
We promised you something frightening and it doesn’t get more so than an American Idol also-ran singing for his supper. But on the plus side, Mr. Yamin has some fancy new teeth and his “neo soul” album isn’t half-bad. Especially when you hear it in the elevator.

Tickets: $20
House of Blues Dallas
2200 N Lamar St

Dallas City Animal Shelter Grand Opening
Saturday, October 20, 10 a.m.
It’s a fact. The gays love to adopt. And while lesbians lean toward the pussy(cats), and the men favor the K-Y, er K-9s, there’s something for everyone. The brand-new 52,000-square-foot facility will have plenty of opening-day festivities, including pet adoptions, talks with a dog trainer and information from the Red Cross on pet first-aid. Oh, and face-painting. Can’t forget that.

1818 N. Westmoreland Rd. at I-30

Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas 3-D
Starts Friday, October 19
The animated spectacular from Tim Burton gets another 3-D overhaul, thanks to the success of last year’s IMAX version. So grab your Gucci 3-D glasses and head to the theater soon, because this new version will only be around for 3 weeks. But it’ll take months to get the Danny Elfman music out of your head.

Movie Theaters Everywhere

Late Nights at the DMA
Friday, October 19, 6 p.m. to Midnight
The Museum goes all scary on us, and not in the dorm-room-Nagel poster kind of way. Think ghastly and ghoulish. Mystery tours of the Museum, pumpkin carving, hay rides and live entertainment from Ghosthustler (is that like a dead hooker?). Now that’s what we call culture!

Tickets: $10
Dallas Museum of Art
1717 North Harwood

The Great American Trailer Park Musical
Daily through Sunday, October 21
Head over to Armadillo Acres and check your class at the door. This delicious cliché-fest has a little of everything to playfully offend, from a stripper named Pippi to meteorological mayhem headed straight for the trailer park. Grab your pink flamingos and beer caps, and get your tickets now. This is the final weekend!

Tickets: $20-$30
Water Tower Theatre
15650 Addison Rd.

Witches & Wizards GayBINGO
Saturday, October 20, doors open 5 p.m. Bingo starts at 6 p.m.
It’s Harry Potter and the Closet of Secrets! Or as Senator Craig likes to call it, the Toilet Stall of Scandal. Join the Resource Center of Dallas for this month’s GayBINGO and dress up as your favorite Hogwarts character or pull out that little Endora muumuu you’ve been saving for a special occasion. There’s lots of money at stake and more fun than you can shake a broomstick at.

Tickets: $16.50
Lakewood Theater
1825 Abrams Parkway

13th Annual Artists Against AIDS
Saturday, October 20, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Fort Worth gays, we’ve got your back! This exhibit and auction features high-quality art from local and regional artists, all to benefit the Tarrant County AIDS Interfaith Network. Tickets for the party are only $50 and include food, music and those two magical little words: “open bar!” (wine and beer).

Tickets: $50
Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy Street