Few things rival the adrenaline flow of sitting at a table with a piece of paper in front of you. Especially if you're just one number away from completing the diagonal line needed to scream, "BINGO!" and do a little happy dance. That's the scenario for hundreds of people each year who attend Resource Center Dallas' monthly Gaybingo in the Rose Room at S4 and find themselves on the brink of financial windfall.
Every third Saturday from January to November, dawn your favorite themed costume, grab a few friends, and prepare for a night filled with laughter - and the potential for a share of $2500 in cash, plus incredible prizes, too. Hosted by local drag superstars, Gaybingo features special performances in addition to the gaming fun with proceeds benefiting the programs and services of Resource Center Dallas, one of the largest LGBT community centers in the nation. (Check their events calendar to join an in-depth tour of the facilities and learn about all their programs).
June's Summer Lovin' Gaybingo welcomes Real Housewives of Dallas star LeeAnne Locken as a special guest to help kick off the hot, steamy days of summer with a little extra sass. And if you're the costume-making type, you can start buying fabric now for the remainder of the year's themes: Firecracker (July 15), Hoot N' Holler (August 19), We Are Family (September 16), My Haunted Gaybingo (October 21), and Ugly Sweater (November 18).
Complete your night with dinner and dancing.
Grab an early pre-bingo dinner or make reservations to follow the show at one of several fantastic eateries along Cedar Springs: Street's Fine Chicken, Q Tacos at Machos Cantina, Hunky's Old Fashioned Hamburgers, Zephyr Bakery Cafe and Italia Express bring a diverse range of affordable cuisine types in casual environs.
Drinking & Dancing
Keep the festivities going with cocktails at any of the popular neighborhood LGBT bars, including TMC for the dancing scene, JR's for the pool table vibes, or Alexandre's for the relaxing hangout. Stick around at Station 4 after Gaybingo, or head to Sue Ellen's down the block or Round-Up Saloon across the street.
Tickets: $25 to $40 (includes all games)