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Purple Foundation

Purple Reign

One may be the loneliest number, but seven is the sexiest. Or is it luckiest? Or both? For one spectacular long weekend, May 9 to 13, Purple Party returns with seven parties all about high-energy music and higher-energy dancing—oh, and hot, hot men. Now in its 19th year, the marathon party raises money for AIDS Services of Dallas, and other […]

Bye-Bye, Tie!

When we were part of Corporate America, we had more neckties than we knew what to do with. These days, we have to dig through our walk-in underwear closet just to find the one or two ties we still own. And hope they’re not wadded up in a ball and wrinkled. Of course, we won’t have to worry about that […]

Booties, Legs, & Balls

Oh wait. We really need to update our vision prescription. That press release we received clearly says “Bootlegger’s Ball.” But we still like our version for a future party if anyone wants to produce it. Until then, put on your favorite flapper dress, gangster outfit, or Duff Beer mascot costume for this year’s Toast to Life: Bootlegger’s Ball. The 1920s-style […]

Violet Femmes

Happy May, everyone! ‘Tis the season for drinks on the patio, flowers in full bloom and four solid days of purple. You guessed it. Purple Party Weekend is just around the corner. Running from May 11 to 14, the multi-day party features everything from poolside gatherings and tea dances to the (dare we say), epic grand finale, Glow.  It’s the biggest weekend of the […]

Put Some Spring In Your Step

It’s hard to dance like no one’s watching when the nightclub’s packed. But we’ll try. This weekend, Purple Foundation presents the spring edition of Spin, the quarterly dance party that takes over Station 4 and The Rose Room. This year’s event features Miami’s DJ Alyson Calagna with an opening set from Dallas’ DJ Benson Wilder. Discounted express admission tickets are only […]

Bolly High

If ever there were a time to not break out your little black dress (or anything black, gray or otherwise drab, really), it’s this year’s Bollywood-themed Toast to Life. On Saturday, March 3, The Empire Room will be transformed into the magical world of elaborate Bollywood movies with host Steve Kemble and DJ Jennifer Miller keeping things lively all night long. […]

Have A Ball Tonight, It’s Summer!

In other parts of the country, people track the change of seasons by things like leaves turning colors. Or snowflakes falling. Or the first bloom of a delicate flower. Not in Dallas. We can track the seasonal transitions by simply keeping track of Purple Foundation’s quarterly SPIN party. Well, tonight, you can be sure that it’s summer because the warm-weather edition […]

Are You Ready To Dance?

Warning: Swimsuit season is just around the corner. If you’re like us, there are still a lot of eggnog and cookie pounds yet to shed. And even though we go to the gym religiously, there’s nothing quite like a night of dancing to burn massive quantities of calories. Good thing Purple Foundation has not one, but two, dance events this […]

The 701 Club: What? What??? and WHAT????

Heed ye the warnings around us. Based on these news items, the end is near! What?: Hell has experienced a cold front. The Chicago Cubs are headed to the World Series. Denizens of Chicago are already taking to partying in ways unprecedented. I haven’t witnessed this kind of revelry since I performed a healing service for the Purple Foundation here […]

Dallas Pride Weekend Guide: September 16-18

Happy Pride, Dallas! As you can imagine, there’s a ton of stuff to do this weekend. There’s a comprehensive events calendar at dallaspride.org, but we’ve picked five best bets to get the party started and keep it going until the last piece of glitter hits the ground Sunday night. And don’t forget, the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade starts promptly […]