The Dallas Arts District, in collaboration with the Dallas Museum of Art Late Nights and Nasher Sculpture Center ‘til Midnight, present the second annual Dallas Arts District Pride Block Party on Friday, June 21, 2019. In celebration of national LGBTQ Pride Month, join us in the heart of the Dallas Arts District from 6 p.m. to midnight for pride-themed tours, performances, story time, movies, local artists, food trucks, makers and artisans, drag shows, runways, outdoor activities, and more! Don’t miss this lively intersection of arts, culture, and LGBTQ community pride!

Location: Flora St. (between Olive and Harwood), and Harwood St. (between Woodall Rodgers frontage road and Ross)

For a map of the FOOTPRINT of the Block Party click here: DAD Pride Block Party 2019 – MAP

To find nearby Parking see map: DAD_Map or go to BEST PARKING

Pride Block Party Schedule:

Dallas Museum of Art
Nasher Sculpture Center
Dallas Arts District/Outside Activities


6:00 P.M
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Kick Off withOak Lawn Band

6:00 – 6:30 p.m., Start at Klyde Warren Park, travel up Harwood and end in Nasher Garden

Special Performance: Faces of Dallas

6:00 – 7:00 p.m., Atrium
Join Verdigris Ensemble in honoring and exploring the history of the Dallas LGBT community through the life and activism of Patti Fink. Featuring original music with text set by interviews of Patti Fink and the people of Dallas.

Tours (All Ages)

6:00 – 11:00 p.m., Meets every half hour in First Gallery

6:30, 7:30, 8:30, & 9:30 p.m., will be in Spanish  

Face Paintingby Arttitude

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Community Mural by Lee Madrid

6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Bubble Magic

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Nasher Bar Services

6:00 – 11:00 p.m., 1 bar on Front Terrace and Cafe  

6:00 p.m. – midnight, 2 bars in the Nasher Garden

Nasher Cafe

6:00 – 11:00 p.m., Special til’ Midnight Menu and snacks available in the cafe. Snacks will be available throughout the evening at all at bars

Steel City Pops  

6:00 – 11:00 p.m. in the Nasher Garden

Scavenger Hunt (9 yrs. – 13 yrs.)

6:00 – 10:00 p.m., Pick up guide at the Main Entrance

Guides will be in Spanish and English

Sunset Studios Art Station

Serving emerging artists in need of free space and members of the local neighborhood.

6:00 – 10:00 p.m., Garden

Kid Friendly Art Activity Stations (3 yrs. – 12 yrs.)

6:00 – 10:00 p.m., indoors and outdoors  

3D Photo booth: MOTUS RED

6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Terrace

DMA Member Bar

6:00 – 11:00 p.m., Atrium  

Use your DMA Members wristband to gain access to an exclusive area just for members. Selection of wine, domestic beer, and cocktails available for purchase at discounted prices for DMA Members only.

Ceremonial Bar

6:00 – 11:00 p.m., Flora Street Entrance

Quench your thirst during the Block Party with an ice cold beer or glass of wine available for purchase at our bar outside the Flora Street Entrance. Don’t forget, DMA Members get discounts on selected drinks!

MyEventIsTheBomb Photo Booth

6:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Makers and Artisans

6:00 p.m. – midnight  

Food Trucks and Beverages

6:00 p.m. – midnight

Dallas Arts District Bar | Bomb Factory

6:00 p.m.- midnight

Durty Laundry DJ Truck

6:00 p.m. – midnight


6:30 PM

Tour: Old Kingdom, Old Way

6:30 p.m., Level 3, Egyptian Art

Join DMA Manager of School Programs, Lindsay O’Connor, and Xa’Pariis Ebony, of United Black Ellument, for a drop-in tour exploring the connections between Egyptian art and voguing.

Late Night Creations: Share your Story

6:30–9:30 p.m., Studio, Center for Creative Connections (C3)

Since their rise in popularity in the 1980s, zines have been a tool for artists and writers to self-publish their ideas, preserve history, and contribute to important conversations that strengthen communities. What do you want to share with our community? Share your experience in a miniature zine to contribute to the story exchange: leave your zine and take another with you.

Drag Queen Story Hour with Cassie Nova

6:30 p.m., C3 Theater

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.

Ollimpaxqui Ballet Company

6:30 – 7:00 p.m. – 

The Wild Frontiers

6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Main Stage in Garden

The Wild Frontiers consist of lead singer Trent Rush, drummer Josh Reed, bassist Kasey Wilson, guitarist James Wilson and guitarist Travis Hepler. In every way possible, The Wild Frontiers are not your average rockstars. With a tight brotherhood formed over the course of multiple years, different pasts that somehow all intertwine, and shared goals to help others through the art form they’re most passionate about, the five musicians in their early 20s are truly a breath of fresh air in the music industry.

The Wild Frontiers have partnered with A Voice for the Innocent, a non-profit project aimed at helping victims of sexual assault.

“I grew up in a town east of here where I did not feel, in any way, a part of something, growing up LGBT, growing up different, growing up weird, growing up rejected, it really does a number on you as an adult. If there’s any way I can ever assist someone in their youth in feeling like they’re a part of something, that’s what I want to do. That’s what I want to do with this band. Every time I’m up on stage, that’s what I’m thinking about.”

-Lead Singer, Trent Rush


7:00 P.M.

Special Performance: Judy Garland

7:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium

Celebrate National Pride Month with a look back at the life and legacy of Judy Garland, brought to life by actor Janelle Lutz with pianist Adam Wright. Part history, part performance, this musical play examines Garland’s impact on the Gay Liberation movement and her role as one of the first music icons for the LGBTQ+ community.

Performance in the Galleries: Breaking the Binary: A Bisexual Millennial Confessional

7:00 p.m., Level 2 Landing

Part of Flexible Grey Theatre Company’s interview play anthology, Breaking the Binary is a sincere and comical glance into what it means to be bisexual and pansexual. Three actors tell stories through monologues and spill the tea on bi stereotypes, love, sex, and the importance of visibility within the queer community.

Late Night Creations: Printing Pride

7:00–9:00 p.m., Tech Lab, Center for Creative Connections (C3)

Pride Flags are iconic symbol of identity, solidarity, and empowerment. In this walk-in workshop, design your own custom stamp and create a wearable symbol that celebrates you! Supplies are limited to the first 125 participants.

Pop-Up Art Spot

7:00 – 9:30 p.m., Level 1, Jonas Wood exhibition

Looking for a hands-on experience in the DMA galleries? Visit the Pop-Up Art Spot in the Jonas Wood exhibition and experience art in a new way. Explore sensory activities related to touch and scent, as well a composition portraiture activity, all inspired by nearby works of art. All ages welcome.

 

7:15 P.M.

K.Avett 

7:15 – 8:15 p.m. – outdoor stage
Get ready to listen to the feel-good, indie soul, sounds of K.Avett and her band. Her combination of performing personal lyrics she’s written, while also covering some of the greats in soul and jazz, makes for a performance you won’t forget. With a smooth, soulful sound as transparent as the lyrics she writes, K.Avett continues to pick up momentum and branch out as the sound of thought-provoking, “feel good” music. Riding the wave of success from her sophomore album, Lioness, she and her bandmates are set to light up the stage with her live performance! Sitting on National Billboard for eight consecutive weeks, she earned an Indy Soul Grammy award, and was a Soultracks 2018 best album and best female vocalist nominee.”

 

7:30 P.M.

Portrait of a Lady, Possibly Edward Hyde

7:30 p.m., Level 4, American Galleries

Join Fred Holston for a drop-in tour about the painting Portrait of a Lady, Possibly Edward Hyde, from the DMA’s American art collection.

Film: Transpose Extended presented by Arttitude with introduction by Krista De La Rosa

7:30 p.m., C3 Theater

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, 103 minutes). With a special introduction by Arttitude Board Member Krista De La Rosa.

 

IDT Band
7:30pm

Dallas’ most progressive party band and a proud supporter of the LGBTQ+ community.
They can be found at www.onefivesixfour.com or @onefivesixfour

8:00 P.M.

DMA Member-Only Tour

8:00 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk

DMA Members can go on this exclusive tour of artworks in our permanent collection.

Late Night Main Stage: The Rose Room Cast

8:00 – 8:45 p.m., Atrium

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.

 

8:20 P.M.

Bandan Koro African Dance and Drum Ensemble

8:20 – 9:00 p.m.
Watch an exciting African drumming and dance performance with Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble. Since their formation in 2009, this ensemble has inspired the community by sharing experiences with African culture and history through dance and music.

 

8:30 P.M.

Drag Queen Showcase

8:30 – 9:15 p.m., Main Stage in the Garden

Featuring:

BLEACH
Frida Monet
Raquel Blake
They all perform at the Rose Room inside S4 in Cedar Springs!

Late Night Talk: Fabulous: The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric

8:30 p.m., Horchow Auditorium

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.

Charla enfocada: Artistas LGBTQ+ en la colección de arte americano del DMA

8:30 p.m., Reúnase en el rellano del nivel 4

Únase al especialista educativo del DMA Bernardo Velez Rico para una charla corta que destaca las obras de artistas LGBTQ+ en las salas de arte americano. Esta charla se da en español.

Performance in the Galleries: A Judy Garland Review

8:30 p.m., Level 3 landing

Join actress Janelle Lutz in the galleries a she performs a selection of Judy Garland’s most iconic songs accompanied by pianist Adam Wright.

 

9:00 P.M.

Performance in the Galleries: Breaking the Binary: A Bisexual Millennial Confessional

9:00 p.m., Level 4 Landing

Part of Flexible Grey Theatre Company’s interview play anthology, Breaking the Binary is a sincere and comical glance into what it means to be bisexual and pansexual. Three actors tell stories through monologues and spill the tea on bi stereotypes, love, sex, and the importance of visibility within the queer community.

9:15 P.M.

Chris Chism

9:15 – 9:55 p.m. – outdoor stage
Listen to a performance by Dallas singer/songwriter Chris Chism whose combination of music and message has inspired audiences around the country. Chism is the Contemporary Music Director at Cathedral of Hope and was named Dallas’ Best Musician by the Dallas Voice.

 

9:30 P.M.

Late Night Talk: Trancestor Artists: A Look at Art Beyond the Binaries

9:30 p.m., Horchow Auditorium

Join Gretchen and Leigh, hosts of the podcast History is Gay for a special live show at the DMA exploring gender-fluid art and artists from antiquity to present.

Tour: Old Kingdom, Old Way

9:30 p.m., Level 3, Egyptian Art

Join DMA Manager of School Programs, Lindsay O’Connor, and Xa’Pariis Ebony, of United Black Ellument, for a drop-in tour exploring the connections between Egyptian art and voguing.

Film: Raid of the Rainbow Lounge with Director Q&A
Contains mature content. Viewer discretion advised.

9:30 p.m., C3 Theater 

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.

Film in the Garden: Too Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar

In partnership with Downtown Dallas, Inc.
10:00  – 11:40 p.m., Terrace/Garden

10:00 P.M.

Kiki Ball with United Black Ellument

10:00 – 11:30 p.m., Atrium
Watch a unique and amazing display of dancing that features vogue and other elements from the mainstream ballroom scene.


10:15 P.M.

Dezi 5

10:15 – 10:55 p.m.

 

10:30 P.M.

Charla enfocada: Artistas LGBTQ+ en la colección de arte europeo del DMA

10:30 p.m., Reúnase en el rellano del nivel 2

Únase a la especialista educativa del DMA Melissa Brito para una charla corta que destaca las obras de artistas LGBTQ+ en las salas de arte europeo. Esta charla se da en español.

 

11:00 P.M.

Drag Show Fashion Finale

10:55 – 11:30 p.m. – outdoor stage


11:30 P.M.

Tour: Beyond Binaries

11:30 p.m., Center for Creative Connections

Join DMA Manager of Adult Programs Jessie Carrillo for a drop-in tour about art from the DMA’s global collection that disrupts gender binaries.