Put Some Gay In Your Day, Dallas!

Your Weekly To-Do List

Diversity’s the name of the game this week, filled with networking opportunities, gay Republicans, a hot-ticket fundraiser and a few hunky men thrown in for good measure.

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
Friday, January 25 through February 17
It’s the Holiday season once again, except without the credit card debt, inflatable lawn ornaments and that creepy guy getting kids to sit on his lap. Billie Holiday’s life unfolds on stage at the Contemporary Theatre of Dallas production, which re-imagines one of the singer’s final concerts.

Tickets: $22 to $32
Contemporary Theatre of Dallas
5601 Sears St. (just off lower Greenville), Dallas
www.contemporarytheatreofdallas.com

Hooch & Pooch ’08 Gala
Saturday, January 26, 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
You had us at Hooch. One of the hottest tickets in town is this annual fundraiser for the Kitchen Dog Theatre at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary. Featuring a silent auction, raffle, and did we mention hooch? Plus, the Doggy Bag you leave with is almost as coveted as a ticket to Oprah’s Favorite Things show. Almost.

Tickets $75 in advance, $85 at the door
McKinney Avenue Contemporary
3120 McKinney Avenue, Dallas
www.kitchendogtheater.org

GLBT Chamber Connections Mixer
Tonight, 6 – 8 p.m.
You want your babyback, babyback, babyback ribs? Just make sure to wipe the grease off your fingers before shaking hands with your fellow business professionals at the monthly North Texas GLBT Chamber mixer, this month out at the Chili’s in the bustling metropolis known as Grapevine. Non-members always welcome.

Free
Chili’s Bar & Grill
800 West Highway 114, Grapevine
www.glbtchamber.org

Mr. Round Up 2008
Sunday, January 27, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Just like Miss America, only with more testosterone and fewer implants. Come cheer on the hot cowboys vying for the crown—or is it a jewel-encrusted cowboy hat?

Round Up Saloon
3912 Cedar Springs Rd., Dallas
www.roundupsaloon.com

Log Cabin Republicans Meeting
Monday, January 28, 6:30 p.m.
This group has nothing to do with pancake syrup, and everything to do with making the Republican party a better organization for gay and lesbian Americans. Meet the new Dallas County Vice-Chair, Jon Neerman, and chow down on some delicious Bob Armstrong Dip while you’re at it.

Mattito’s
3011 Routh Street, Dallas
dallas.logcabin.org

Karaoke Idol
Monday, January 28
After three weeks of nail-biting suspense, we’re down to the final round in Sue Ellen’s singing competition. Come root for your favorite and watch the winners walk away with cash before heading to the bar to pay off their tabs. It’s the perfect way to get your Idol fix a day early.

Sue Ellen’s
3903 Cedar Springs Rd.
www.sueellensdallas.com