June Schedule of Events

Friday, June 21
6:00 p.m. - midnight

$10 public (some exhibitions require an additional $10 ticket)
$5 students (with valid ID)
FREE for DMA Members
FREE for children 11 and under

Celebrate National Pride Month and the arts and culture of the DFW LGBTQ+ community during our annual Summer Block Party in the Dallas Arts District.

Program Highlights:

Drag Queen Story Hour with Cassie Nova
6:30 p.m.
Drag Queen Story Hour captures the imagination of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. Join Cassie Nova for a story time featuring a selection of children’s books that celebrate difference, embrace diversity, and build empathy.

Tour: Old Kingdom, Old Way
6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Join DMA Manager of Access Programs Emily Wiskera and a performer from United Black Ellument for a drop-in tour exploring the connections between Egyptian art and voguing. 

Film: Transpose Extended
7:30 p.m.
A follow up to the 2017 film Transpose Arttitude’s new film Transpose Extended features interviews with transgender individuals and their families to bring awareness to the challenges faced by people who are transitioning. This film is not rated (2018, 25 minutes).
With a special introduction by Arttitude Board Member Krista De La Rosa. 

Late Night Main Stage featuring The Rose Room Cast
8:00–8:45 p.m.
The Rose Room cast will perform a unique and fantastic show created just for the DMA! The Rose Room Theatre and Lounge is the Southwest’s premier show bar for gender illusion, located upstairs at Station 4. Visit TheRoseRoomDallas.com for more information.

Late Night Talk: Fabulous: The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric
8:30 p.m.
Dr. madison moore, cultural critic, DJ, and Assistant professor of Queer Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, will speak about his new book Fabulous: The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric. Part autobiography, part cultural analysis, Fabulous looks to the ballroom culture, nightclubs, and street style to ask what it means to be fabulous and how eccentricity can be a political gesture for marginalized communities. 

Late Night Talk: History is Gay 
9:30 p.m.
Join Gretchen and Leigh, hosts of the podcast History is Gay for a special live show at the DMA. Each episode blends storytelling with social justice to explore the lives and contributions of overlooked LGBTQ+ figures from history.

Film: Raid of the Rainbow Lounge 
9:30 p.m.
Forty years to the day after the raid of the Stonewall Inn, Fort Worth gay bar the Rainbow Lounge was the site of a controversial raid by law enforcement. Raid of the Rainbow Lounge examines the aftermath of the raid and how the event set into motion a movement that would make Fort Worth, Texas a leader in LGBT equality. This film is not rated (2009, 103 minutes). 
With a special introduction and Q&A with the film’s director Robert Camina. 

Kiki Ball with The Resource Center United Black Ellument 
10:00–11:30 p.m.
Watch a unique and amazing display of dancing that features vogue and other elements from the mainstream ballroom scene. 

 

Check back soon for a complete schedule of events.