Black is back. Black Tie Dinner weekend is upon us and there is plenty to do beyond just the dinner on Saturday. Since its inception in 1982, Black Tie Dinner has been the largest fundraising dinner for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community in the nation.
Before Black Tie Dinner
Stop by B4Black, the dinner pre-party for the main event on Friday, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Sheraton Downtown Dallas. This cocktail, casual party is open to the public and showcases items that have been donated for silent auction. After, the crowd migrates to the Cedar Springs strip to enjoy the amazing LGBT nightlife that Dallas has to offer.
During Black Tie Dinner
Make a day of getting your outfit in perfect form before dinner at 7 pm on Saturday. This year, acclaimed playwright Terrence McNally, local hero Eric Folkerth and LGBT rights patriarch and icon, Edie Windsor will be honored.
After Black Tie Dinner
The evening doesn't end following the Dinner. DJ Jeremy Blacklow will bring the dance beats at what has become one of the best after parties in the city. Attendees are invited to stay and enjoy the complimentary cocktails and dance 'til they drop.
And the weekend doesn't stop at the party. Make plans for a boozy brunch session at local favorites like Sprezza and 18th and Vine, or grab a table at Klyde Warren Park for a food truck lunch. If you want to sweat off the margaritas, go for a light job at the Katy Trail with a stop at the Ice House for a post-sweat mimosa.
If you're hosting friends for the weekend, give them the full tourist experience with a trip to the Sixth Floor Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art or Reunion Tower GeO-Deck. If shopping is your cardio, NorthPark Center or Galleria Dallas should be on your list.