Thursday

December Holiday Gathering

Saturday, December 17, 7:00 PM
CHRISTMAS POTLUCK DINNER!
Hosts: Bill & Andy
2001 Royalwood Dr., Arlington, 76006
PH: (817) 718-2424

Celebrate the season with your ASC friends!
  • Ham provided; you bring a side dish, appetizer, or dessert to complement the meal.
  • Coffee provided; BYO all other libations
  • White elephant gift exchange (optional); $15 maximum
If attending, please send your FIRST NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS and POTLUCK ITEM to the comment section for this posting so the host can plan for extra tables and chairs.

December Breakfast Gathering

Sunday, December 11, 9:00 AM
1530 N. Cooper St., Arlington
PH: (817) 459-9000

From MrBreakfast.com: "We tried Tom's Burgers & Grill based on reviews on this site. Right on. Our omelets were exactly done to our individual orders, and our coffee cups never went dry. The biscuits were light, homemade, and tasty; the gravy perfect... A delightful homey kind of place, done in the 50s diner style and obviously a local favorite. Clean and well cared for, too..." - dtpegasus

Please leave your FIRST NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting so we know how many tables to pull together and we can look for you.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Book Club for November/December

NEW DATE: Thursday, December 8, 7:30 PM
Host: Bill
Location: 2001 Royalwood Dr., Arlington, 76006
Call for directions: (817) 718-2424
Probation by Tom Mendicino (Publishers Weekly) A middle-aged married man whose indiscretion in a men's bathroom forces him to re-evaluate his chosen life becomes a surprisingly sympathetic narrator in this potent debut. When Andy Nocera is arrested at a public highway rest stop, his wife leaves him, prompted by her father, for whom Andy works. Resigned to putting his life back together, he moves home with his mother, recently diagnosed with cancer, and takes a job as a traveling salesman around which he schedules his court-ordered therapy with a stubborn Jesuit priest. Andy attempts to detangle his motivations for both getting married when his emotions lay elsewhere and settling for an existence as a dutiful son. Like a contemporary Ethan Frome, Mendicino's protagonist struggles to reconcile his desires with the expectations of the people around him, and despite the occasional melodramatic moment, sure-footed plotting keeps the narrative from lapsing into a confessional slump.

Get the book. (Books available at Barnes & Noble or Amazon.com)
  1. Read it.
  2. Sign-in on the comments for this blog entry so we know how much dessert to get.
  3. Come share dessert, as well as your thoughts and insights on the book.
All are welcome. So that we know how much dessert to have ready, please add your NAME and EMAIL to the comment section for this event. See you there!

December Hump-day Happy Hour

Wednesday, December 7, 6:00-8:00 PM
200 N. Center Street, Arlington
PH: (817) 274-7173

The Mellow menu is an eclectic collection of munchies, salads, pizzas, calzones, deli hoagies and grilled hoagies… you’ll be amazed by the depth of our beer selection, with over 600 beers across all of our stores, each store with a unique set of local brew…

Come early - stay later - just plan to be there! (Look for us in the bar area; the restaurant area is overrun with kids and families.) Sign the comment section for this entry (including your email address) so we can be on the look-out for you.

See you there!

VROOM! VROOM!

Experience the World's Largest Motorcycle Show


Saturday, December 3
Dallas Convention Center
9:30 AM
Parking $12, Motorcycles FREE

Please leave your FIRST NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting so we can look for you in the ticket area.

Tuesday

November Supper Gathering

Saturday, November 19, 7:00 PM
2408 W Abram St, Arlington
PH: (817) 276-8160

The gourmet menu includes favorites such as Spinach Quesadillas, Enchiladas de Mariscos (crabmeat and popcorn shrimp stuffed into three corn tortillas and topped with two large shrimp and ranchera sauce) and Chicken Stuffed JalapeƱos. It is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat before or after shopping at The Shoppes at Brownstone Village. “The best Tex-Mex food between Dallas and Fort Worth!” - FW Weekly

Please leave your FIRST NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting so we know how many tables to pull together and we can look for you.

I look forward to seeing you there!

November Breakfast Gathering

Sunday, November 13, 9:00 AM

306 109th St., Arlington
PH: (817) 633-4433

From MrBreakfast.com: “The best "mom & pop" breakfast place in the Arlington-Grand Prairie area. Always clean, food consistently good. Prices are very reasonable. The service is great... the servers all know their craft very well… a great place to have breakfast with friends.” – bestpbx

Please leave your FIRST NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting so we know how many tables to pull together and we can look for you.

For those interested, join us after breakfast for the

(Click on the pic above for show information.)

Sunday, Nov 13, at 11:00 AM
Dallas Convention Center, Hall A (650 S. Griffin St., Dallas)
Adults: $9 Online or $15 at the Door

Again, please leave your FIRST NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting so we can look for you in the ticket area.

November Hump-day Happy Hour

Wednesday, November 2, 6:00-8:00 PM
522 Lincoln Square, Arlington
PH: (817) 275-5400

Wednesday Happy Hour Specials: $2.50 Sam Adams, $3 Tito’s Vodka, $15 Buckets of Corona and Corona Light!

Come early - stay later - just plan to be there! (If you're new to the group, ask the restaurant host at the entrance for the ASC group.) Sign the comment section for this entry (including your email address) so we can be on the look-out for you.

Saturday

Book Club for October

Thursday, October 27, 7:30 PM
Host: Bill
Location: 2001 Royalwood Dr., Arlington, 76006
Call for directions: (817) 718-2424
Letters to Montgomery Clift: A Novel (by Noel Alumit) This occasionally radiant coming-of-age tale crams human rights violations, the cultural and emotional turmoil of immigrant life, self-mutilation, family ties, abortion, coming out and the ubiquitous search for self all into a brisk, sometimes jarring read. In the midst of the atrocities of the Marcos regime in the Philippines in 1970s, eight-year-old Bong Bong Luwad is smuggled to Los Angeles, where he stays with his abusive, alcoholic Auntie Yuna, who writes "letters to God and dead relatives." Each chapter begins with missives to the eponymous dead movie star who catches Bong's imagination, filling in for his missing parents and rousing his burgeoning sexuality. Bounced around the foster care system after Auntie Yuna goes to the liquor store and never returns, Bong ends up with a well-to-do foster family, the Filipino Arangans, who are picture-perfect on the outside, but harbor their own mysteries, disillusionments and shames, one of which drives Bong away from them. He finds a confidante in their rebellious daughter, Amada, and a range of opportunities provided by their wealth, but he connects with Amnesty International and holds on to the hope that his parents are still alive. The obsessive letters are a rather clumsy expository device and the ending is less than credible, but Alumit's debut is affecting enough to suggest that when he hits his stride, he will be a writer to reckon with. Forecast: Though unlikely to find a large mainstream audience, this should strike a chord with gay and/or Filipino readers.

Get the book. (Books available at Barnes & Noble or Amazon.com)
  1. Read it.
  2. Sign-in on the comments for this blog entry so we know how much dessert to get.
  3. Come share dessert, as well as your thoughts and insights on the book.
 All are welcome. So that we know how much dessert to have ready, please add your NAME and EMAIL to the comment section for this event. [If you are having trouble leaving a comment, please email dfwteddy1955@yahoo.com and I will add your "reservation. The comment program is erratic lately, and I'm trying to get info from Blogger to fix it.]

See you there!

It's All About Cruising!

Thursday, October 20, 6:00-7:00
Hosts: Bill & Andy
2001 Royalwood Dr., Arlington, 76006
Call for directions: (817) 718-2424
CRUISE INFORMATION
WITH THE CRUISE PLANNER

Join us for a 7-night cruise aboard the Carnival Spirit sailing from Seattle, WA, on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. (Itinerary, Ship Features, Excursions) Cost, which includes r/t airfare to Seattle, is approximately $1300-$1875 pp/dbl occ depending on your cabin preference.

If you are interested in joining us on this cruise (or at least finding out more about it), please join for pizza as we meet with the cruise planner to get all of the trip details. An initial deposit of approximately $125 will reserve your cabin space and airline ticket; a payment plan for the remainder will be available.

So we can plan for the pizza and the number of information packets to prepare for this informational meeting, please email James or Bill by October 19th.

October Breakfast Gathering

Sunday, October 9, 9:00 AM
1815 W Pioneer Pkwy, Arlington
PH: (817) 277-3201

“Just plain great!!! I love me a hole in the wall in the land of the bland chain restaurant and this, to my surprise, met the criteria. Food was excellent, service was excellent and prices were incredibly reasonable. Thankfully the other reviews were spot on - hence the reason I tried the restaurant in the first place.” – Steve K.

Please leave your FIRST NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting so we know how many tables to pull together and we can look for you. [If you are having trouble leaving a comment, please email dfwteddy1955@yahoo.com and I will add your "reservation. The comment program is erratic lately, and I'm trying to get info from Blogger to fix it.]
I look forward to seeing you there!

October Hump-day Happy Hour

Wednesday, October 5, 6:00-8:00 PM

200 N Mesquite, Arlington
PH: (817) 366-4776

The Grease Monkey Burger Shop and Social Club team has a goal to change the Arlington Restaurant / Bar experience. “The Monkey” combines hearty burgers, wicked libations, serious music and a party deck destined to be the place to be seen on a beautiful Texas day. We are excited to be part of a new Downtown Arlington REVIVAL focused on bringing the people back to where Arlington Business and Arlington Cool were born. So please UTA students, faculty and staff, local businesses and families, sports junkies, barflies, music addicts, foodies and of course our out of town guests, come join us on this ride. We promise to make the experience unique and memorable. Let’s all meet at “The Monkey”!

Come early - stay later - just plan to be there! Sign the comment section for this entry (including your email address) so we can be on the look-out for you.

Thursday

September Book Club

Thursday, September 29, 7:30 P.M.
Host: Bill
Location: 2001 Royalwood Dr., Arlington, 76006
Call for directions: 817-718-2424
The Hour Between: A Novel (Sebastian Stuart) When Arthur McDougal is kicked out of Manhattan’s toniest boys’ school, his parents ship him off to the only place that will take him in—the Christian Science–inflected Spooner School. There, in the woods of Connecticut, Arthur meets Katrina Felt, the charming, troubled daughter of a Hollywood movie star. As Arthur struggles with his sexuality and Katrina’s beauty and talent land her in a Broadway musical, the two forge a tender friendship. But while Arthur’s confidence grows, Katrina is pulled down by the heartbreaking secrets and sorrows of her past. By year’s end, their lives will be changed forever, and their friendship will be over. Set in the late 1960s, The Hour Between is a compelling portrait of a time and place, replete with drugs, sex, Andy Warhol, a cast of truly memorable secondary characters, and some of the sharpest and funniest dialogue in recent memory. “This simple but wholly moving coming-of-age story features a worthy successor to Holden Caulfield coming to grips with what (and who) he cannot change. – Reed Business Information”

1. Get the book. (Books available at Barnes & Noble or Amazon.com)
2. Read it.
3. Sign-in on the comments for this blog entry so we know how much dessert to get.
4. Come share dessert, as well as your thoughts and insights on the book.

All are welcome. See you there!

GROUP RATING OF THIS FOLLOWING DISCUSSION (10=HI, 1=LO): 7.6

September Supper Gathering

Saturday, September 24, 7:00 PM

Bar-B-Q & Potluck at Doug & Terry’s Home
2408 Big Spring Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76120
For directions, use Google Maps or call (817) 460-0594
  • Brisket, chicken and brats provided
  • Sign-up in the comments section below with your potluck item
  • BYOB (bring your own beverages); ice chest/ice provided
So that we can get a guesstimate of the number of men attending for the food/paper products/tables and chairs, please leave your FIRST NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS and POTLUCK ITEM in the comment section for this posting, or email dfwteddy1955@yahoo.com. Thanks!

Gay Day at Six Flags

Saturday, September 17, 2011
Park Hours: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tickets $25; buy online. (Tickets at the gate $56.99.)

Meet Tarrant County Pride Week President, Daune Littlefield: "Welcome and greetings to the first ever Tarrant County Pride Day at Six Flags! We are glad to invite you to come out to celebrate diversity and equality with us. Tarrant County Gay Pride Week Associations’ mission is to promote events that support family friendly safe environments. With 41 incorporated municipalities within Tarrant County, we are planning to have future Pride Day events scattered throughout the region. This is an exciting time for TCGPWA. As President I would like to meet as many of you as possible. I will be handing out goodies at 10:30 a.m. to the first 50 folks I meet. I will be in the picnic area; outside the main gate and wearing this years pride t-shirt. See you there!!!"

September Movie Mania

Contagion
Tuesday, September 13, 7:10 PM
Cinemark Tinseltown - Six Flags Mall
Tickets: $5.25
Synopsis: Contagion follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart. Directed by Steven Soderbergh, the film stars Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Laurence Fishburne.

If you're planning to attend, please put your NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting so we can look for you. Please wait in the main lobby about 5-10 minutes earlier than the show time so we can get seats together.

September Hump-day Happy Hour

Wednesday, September 7, 6:00-8:00 PM
BlackFinn American Saloon
Arlington Highlands, 4001 Bagpipe Lane
PH: 817-468-3332

Happy Hour Specials: Half-price Drafts, Calls, Martinis,
House Wine and $6 Appetizers.

Come early - stay later - just plan to be there! (If you're new to the group, ask the restaurant host at the entrance for the ASC group.) Sign the comment section for this entry (including your email address) so we can be on the look-out for you.

Monday

Last Summer Fling (?) Pool Party

Saturday, August 27
4:00 PM - ???
Hosts: Bill & Andy
Location: 2001 Royalwood Dr., Arlington, 76006
Call for directions: 817-718-2424 
  • Clothing optional - swim suits only for the meek!
  • What to bring: towel, sunscreen, potluck dinner item, your own beverages
Dinner Details:
  • Bill & Andy will provide a smoked brisket
  • Grill (for other items) fired up at 5:30 PM; potluck dinner begins at 6:00 PM
  • Sign-up in the comments section below with what you plan to bring
  • BYOB (bring your own beverages); ice chest/ice provided
So that we can get a guesstimate of the number of men attending for the food/paper products/tables and chairs, please leave your FIRST NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS and POTLUCK ITEM in the comment section for this posting, or email dfwteddy1955@yahoo.com. THANKS!

P.S. Hey Gang, I've volunteered to raise funds for the YMCA this year. It's a great organization that does a lot for the community: they assist children who have difficulties because of family economics; they offer reduced rates for adults who are unable to afford regular memberships so they, too, can exercise; and they have programs for senior citizens as well. I'm sure many of you have had some experience with the Y -- and even that is a service to the community. ;-)

I will be having a raffle at the pool party. Those who bring a donation of $5.00, $10.00, or more will receive a ticket to enter the prize drawing -- one ticket for each $5.00 you donate. Please consider making a tax-free donation and help others in the process. I'd like to think we all lead a life that has many blessings -- including the ability to participate in monthly dinners, pool parties, happy hours, movie nights -- and this is a chance for us to give a little back to others less fortunate.

Thanks for your anticipated support! Bill

Book Club for August

Thursday, August 25, 7:30 P.M.
Host: Bill
Location: 2001 Royalwood Dr., Arlington, 76006
Call for directions: 817-718-2424

First You Fall: A Kevin Connor Mystery (Scott Sherman) When his friend's death is ruled a suicide, Kevin Connor -- a hustler by trade, sleuth by default -- sets out to prove a case of murder. It doesn't help matters that the victim's grown children, who disapproved of their father's gay lifestyle, are only concerned about their inheritance. But they are not Kevin's only problem. His high-strung mother has moved in with him-and she knows nothing about his questionable . . . job.


1. Get the book. (Books available at Barnes & Noble or Amazon.com)
2. Read it.
3. Sign-in on the comments for this blog entry so we know how much dessert to get.
4. Come share dessert, as well as your thoughts and insights on the book.

All are welcome. See you there!

GROUP RATING OF THIS FOLLOWING DISCUSSION (10=HI, 1=LO): 7.3

Tuesday Movie Mania for August

Cowboys and Aliens
Tuesday, August 9, 7:20 PM
Cinemark Tinseltown - Six Flags Mall
Tickets: $8.25
Synopsis: “1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don't welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde. It's a town that lives in fear. But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival.” The movie stars Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, and Olivia Wilde.

If you're planning to attend, please put your NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting so we can look for you. Please wait in the main lobby about 5-10 minutes earlier than the show time so we can get seats together.

August Pool Party I

Saturday, August 6
2:00 PM - ???
Hosts: Don & Yuri
Location: 5204 Wimbledon Ct., Arlington, TX 76017-2785
Call for directions: (903) 288-5073
  • Clothing optional
  • What to bring: (swim suit), towel, sunscreen, potluck dinner item, your own beverages
Dinner Details:
  • Potluck dinner to begin at 6:00p
  • NO GRILL, so be creative with your potluck choice!
  • Ice chest/ice provided for your beverages
If you plan to attend, please leave your FIRST NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS and POTLUCK ITEM in the comment section for this posting.

August Hump-Day Happy Hour

Wednesday, August 3, 6:00-8:00
Sherlock's Baker Street Pub & Grill
254 Lincoln Square Center
PH: 817-226-2300

Come early - stay later - just plan to be there! (If you're new to the group, ask the host at the entrance for the ASC group.) Sign the comment section for this entry (including your email address) so we can be on the look-out for you.

POST EVENT: Thanks to all who showed up! Great turn-out, with 13 men sharing some beer, laughs, and trivia. Hope to see you all again very soon!

Friday

Book Club for July

Thursday, July 28, 7:30 P.M.
Host: Bill
Location: 2001 Royalwood Dr., Arlington, 76006
Call for directions: 817-718-2424

Selfish and Perverse (Bob Smith) From Publishers Weekly: Standup comedian and television writer Smith, who published the Lambda Award–winning memoir Openly Bob in 1997, throws his hat into the gay fiction ring with this absorbing, funny and smoldering romantic comedy. Nelson Kunker, a miserably single, mid-30s unproductive novelist and Hollywood script coordinator for late night TV's Aftertaste, is burning out: endless cat-fighting at work, a boss from hell and the nagging notion that he's either really talented or just gay. Safeguarded by best friend Wendy (a gigantic lesbian), Nelson's love life finally gets a boost after a chance meeting with burly Alaskan salmon fisherman–cum–student archeologist Roy Briggs, cousin to Aftertaste's star performer Joe Benedetti. The two are immediately smitten, but Nelson gets fired for smoking marijuana with sexually ambiguous guest star Dylan Fabizak, on parole and postrehab after a drug arrest. Cut to Nelson, Roy and Dylan at Roy's home in Coffee Point, Alaska, with all the sex, danger, salmon fishing lore and sarcastic dialogue one reader could want, and an appearance from mother-hen Wendy to sort it all out. Pithy zingers (and a fair share of apparently intentional groaners), a chatty gang of likable characters, a simple yet sexy plot line and camera-ready prose combine with panache in this immensely entertaining story.

1. Get the book. (Books available at Barnes & Noble or Amazon.com)
2. Read it.
3. Sign-in on the comments for this blog entry so we know how much dessert to get.
4. Come share dessert, as well as your thoughts and insights on the book.

All are welcome. See you there!

GROUP RATING OF THIS FOLLOWING DISCUSSION (10=HI, 1=LO): 6.8

July Supper Gathering

Saturday, July 23, 7:00 P.M.


4001 Bagpiper Way, Arlington, TX 76018
(in the Arlington Highlands Shopping Center)
PH: (817) 557-2489

Website:"Scream 'til your daddy stops here… The Elvis Presley Memorial Combo… La Chihuahua Bar… Burritos as big as yo' face… Chips & Salsa... Ball wall… Tex-Mex the way you like it… Creamy JalapeƱo… Blue corn tortillas... Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom... Chuychanga... Hubcaps... Mil Pescado... Elvis shrine... Chuy the Redfish... Southwestern Enchiladas... Velvet paintings... Texas Martinis…. We don't take anything seriously – except our food."

Chuy’s does not accept advanced reservations; however, please leave your FIRST NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting and I’ll arrive early to “hold” tables for our group. When you arrive at the restaurant, ask for the ARLINGTON SUPPER CLUB group.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday Movie Mania for July

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Tuesday, July 19, 7:20 PM
Cinemark Tinseltown - Six Flags Mall
Tickets: $3.25
Summary: The end begins as Harry, Ron, and Hermione go back to Hogwarts to find and destroy Voldemort's final horcruxes, but when Voldemort finds out about their mission, the biggest battle begins and life as they know it will never be the same again.

If you're planning to attend, please put your NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting so we can look for you. Please wait in the main lobby about 5-10 minutes earlier than the show time so we can get seats together.

July Hump-day Happy Hour

Wednesday, July 6, 6:00-8:00
Fuzzy's Taco Shop
510 East Abram, Arlington, TX, 76010
817-265-8226

Come early - stay later - just plan to be there! (If you're new to the group, ask the restaurant host at the entrance for the ASC group.) Sign the comment section for this entry (including your email address) so we can be on the look-out for you.

Holiday Pool Party

Saturday, July 2
2:00 PM - ???
Hosts: Don & Yuri
Location: 5204 Wimbledon Ct., Arlington, TX 76017-2785
Call for directions: (903) 288-5073

Clothing optional
What to bring: (swim suit), towel, sunscreen, potluck dinner item, your own beverages

Dinner Details:
  • Potluck dinner to begin at 6:00p
  • NO GRILL, so be creative with your potluck choice!
  • Ice chest/ice provided for your beverages
Yes, this is a holiday weekend, but not everyone is heading out of town. So check your calendar and if you plan to attend, please leave your FIRST NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS and POTLUCK ITEM in the comment section for this posting.

3rd Annual Margarita Pour - Chris & Tony's

Tony and I are hosting a Margarita Pour Saturday night, July 2, at our house from 6-8pm. Every year we do this event as a fundraiser for Chris’ charity (a drum & bugle corps – http://www.fortecorps.org/). We would like to invite the Supper Club members to attend.



The event is advertised through facebook (feel free to RSVP there) - http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/event.php?eid=139430576133917

Saturday July 2nd – 6pm-8pm
$15 per person, or $20 per couple
(Guaranteed 4 margaritas)

We’ll have a good mix of people, games, contests (a 50/50 raffle, raffle tickets for an Ipad2 and a HD flip Video Camera, best decorated margarita glass, best use of the color purple, etc).

Address is on the facebook RSVP page, or can be gotten from an email to psiguytx@att.net

We also need an additional sponsor for the event (a sponsor gets in for free, but makes margaritas for the party and are eligible to win best margarita – host provides ice)

Chris Green
Executive Director
Forte Drum & Bugle Corps
(469) 449-5691 Corps Office/Voicemail
(469) 713-2473 Corps Fax
director@fortecorps.org
http://www.fortecorps.org/

Wednesday

It's too hot not to swim!

Saturday, June 25
4:00 PM - ???

Hosts: Bill & Andy
Call for directions: 817-718-2424

Clothing optional
What to bring: (swim suit), towel, sunscreen, potluck dinner item, your own beverages

Dinner Details:
  • Grill will be fired up at 5:30 PM; potluck dinner to begin at 6:00 PM
  • Sign-up in the comments section below with what you plan to bring for potluck
  • BYOB (bring your own beverages); ice chest/ice provided
So that we can get a guesstimate of the number of men attending for the food/paper products/tables and chairs, please leave your FIRST NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS and POTLUCK ITEM in the comment section for this posting, or email dfwteddy1955@yahoo.com. THANKS!

June Supper Gathering

Pool Party & Potluck Dinner
Saturday, June 18
4:00 PM - ???

Hosts: Darwin & Dirk
Location: 2019 Ravinia Drive, Arlington, TX 76012
Call for directions: 214-924-6787

Clothing Optional
What to bring: (bathing suit), towel, sunscreen, and something for the potluck dinner

Dinner Details:
  • Grill will be fired up at 5:30 PM; potluck dinner to begin at 6:00 PM
  • Sign-up in the comments section below with what you plan to bring for potluck
  • BYOB (bring your own beverages); ice chest/ice provided
So that we can get a guesstimate of the number of men attending for the food/paper products/tables and chairs, please leave your FIRST NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS and POTLUCK ITEM in the comment section for this posting, or email dfwteddy1955@yahoo.com. THANKS!

May-June Book Club

Thursday, June 16, 7:30 P.M.
Host: Bill
Location: 2001 Royalwood Dr., Arlington, 76006
Call for directions: 817-718-2424


Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister (Gregory Maguire) From Publishers Weekly: The inspired concept of Maguire's praised debut, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, was not a fluke. Here [in his second novel] he presents an equally beguiling reconstruction of the Cinderella story, set in the 17th century, in which the protagonist is not the beautiful princess-to-be but her plain stepsister. Iris Fisher is an intelligent young woman struggling with poverty and plain looks. She, her mother, Margarethe, and her retarded sister, Ruth, flee their English country village in the wake of her father's violent death, hoping to find welcome in Margarethe's native Holland. But the practical Dutch are fighting the plague and have no sympathy for the needy family. Finally, a portrait painter agrees to hire them as servants, specifying that Iris will be his model. Iris is heartbroken the first time she sees her likeness on canvas, but she begins to understand the function of art. She gains a wider vision of the world when a wealthy merchant named van den Meer becomes the artist's patron, and employs the Fishers to deal with his demanding wife and beautiful but difficult daughter, Clara. Margarethe eventually marries van den Meer, making Clara Iris's stepsister. As her family's hardships ease, Iris begins to long for things inappropriate for a homely girl of her station, like love and beautiful objects. She finds solace and identity as she begins to study painting. Maguire's sophisticated storytelling refreshingly reimagines age-old themes and folklore-familiar characters. Shrewd, pushy, desperate Margarethe is one of his best creations, while his prose is an inventive blend of historically accurate but zesty dialogue and lyrical passages about saving power of art. The narrative is both "magical," as in fairy tales, and anchored in the reality of the 17th century, an astute balance of the ideal and sordid sides of human nature in a vision that fantasy lovers will find hard to resist.

1. Get the book. (Books available at Barnes & Noble or Amazon.com)
2. Read it.
3. Sign-in on the comments for this blog entry so we know how much dessert to get.
4. Come share dessert, as well as your thoughts and insights on the book.

NOTE: Although Book Club normally meets the fourth Thursday of the month, due to the holiday weekends at the end of May and June, we'll split the difference for the next meeting. Book Club will resume its fourth Thursday of the month schedule in July.

All are welcome. See you there!

Come See Andy Saturday Night!

Kandace (Andy Perez), Miss Gay Pride Week 2011, will perform at the Rainbow Lounge on Saturday evening (6/11), 8:00 P.M. in order to raise money for next October's Fort Worth Pride activities. Andy/Kandace invites everyone to join him/her for this performance!

June Movie Mania


THURSDAY, JUNE 2

  • 7:30 p.m. Going Down in La-La Land
FRIDAY, JUNE 3
  • 6:30 p.m. Our Shorts Are Showing
  • 8:45 p.m. eCupid
SATURDAY, JUNE 4
  • Noon   Our Shorts Are Showing 2
  • 2 p.m. The Cost of Love
  • 4 p.m. Trigger
  • 6 p.m. 2 Frogs in the West
SUNDAY, JUNE 5
  • Noon  We Were Here
  • 3 p.m. Bloomington
  • 5 p.m. Gun Hill Road
  • 7 p.m. Judas Kiss
All films will be shown at the Rose Marine Theatre (1440 North Main Street, Fort Worth, TX). From the main page of the QCinema website, click on the SCHEDULE link to get a description of the films. (Ticket information coming soon.)

Use the comment section here to connect with others that might want to see the same film(s) that interest you. Leave your name, email, time, and film you're interested in seeing so others may contact you about seeing the film(s).

June Hump-day Happy Hour

Wednesday, June 1, 6:00-8:00
Arlington Highlands, 4001 Bagpipe Lane
Happy Hour Specials: Half-price Drafts, Calls, Martinis, House Wine and $6 Appetizers.

Come early - stay later - just plan to be there! (If you're new to the group, ask the restaurant host at the entrance for the ASC group.) Sign the comment section for this entry (including your email address) so we can be on the look-out for you.

Sunday

Tuesday Movie Mania for May

THOR
Tuesday, May 10, 7:40 PM
Cinemark Tinseltown 9 (Six Flags Mall)
2815 E Division St, Arlington (map)
Tickets: $8.25
Synopsis: At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, and Rene Russo, this 3D film is directed by Kenneth Branagh.

If you're planning to attend, please put your NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting so we can look for you. Please wait in the main lobby about 5-10 minutes earlier than the show time so we can get seats together.

May Hump-day Happy Hour

Wednesday, May 4, 6:00-7:00 PM
522 Lincoln Square, Arlington (map)

Come early - stay later - just plan to be there! (If you're new to the group, ask the restaurant host at the entrance for the ASC group.) Sign the comment section for this entry (including your email address) so we can be on the look-out for you.

Friday

April Supper Gathering

Saturday, April 30, 7:00 P.M.

TRAILDUST STEAKHOUSE
2300 E Lamar Blvd, Arlington
PH: (817) 640-6411

     "For more than 40 years and 19 million steaks, we have been dedicated to offering our customers excellence in food, entertainment, and value. We believe that our success is a result of a consistent commitment to quality.
     "Trail Dust proudly serves USDA Choice Beef that meets our rigid specifications. For maximum tenderness, all beef is naturally aged, then hand-cut on premises, giving us the highest level of quality control. Finally, we cook your steak over an open grill using genuine mesquite-wood logs. The result is a tender, juicy, and incredibly flavorful steak."

Please RSVP with your FIRST NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting so I can reserve seats in advance. When you arrive at the restaurant, ask for the ARLINGTON SUPPER CLUB group.

NOTE: Due to several requests (as the original date was a holiday weekend and many guys were traveling or had other obligations), the supper club date was been moved back one week.

April Book Club

Thursday, April 28, 7:30 P.M.
Host: Bill
Location: 2001 Royalwood Dr., Arlington, 76006 (map)
Call for directions: 817-718-2424


The Confession (James E. Mcgreevey) In August 2004, Governor James E. McGreevey of New Jersey made history when he stepped before microphones, declared "My truth is that I am a gay American," and announced his resignation. The story made international headlines---but what led to that moment was a human and political drama more complex and fascinating than anyone knew. Now, in this extraordinarily candid memoir, McGreevey shares his story of a life of ambition, moral compromise, and redemption. ... More than a coming-out memoir, The Confession is the story of one man's quest to repair the rift between his public and private selves, at a time in our culture when the personal and political have become tangled like frayed electric cables. Teeming with larger-than-life characters, written with honesty, grace, and rare insight into what it means to negotiate the minefields of American public life, it may be among the most honest political memoirs ever written.

1. Get the book. (Books available at Barnes & Noble or Amazon.com)
2. Read it.
3. Sign-in on the comments for this blog entry so we know how much dessert to get.
4. Come share dessert, as well as your thoughts and insights on the book.

All are welcome. See you there!

Main Street Arts Festival

Saturday, April 16
“The MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival showcases a juried art fair, savory food, live concerts, performance artists and street performers! In 2011, we're celebrating our landmark 26th year of presenting great art and music. In that time, we've grown from a small, local event to become the top-ranked arts festival in Texas and one of the top three in America. Come and join the anniversary party!”

  • WHERE? On Main Street in downtown Fort Worth between the historic Tarrant County Courthouse and the Fort Worth Convention Center. [NOTE: ASC will meet at 5:00 PM at the entrance to Mi Cocina on Main Street. We can decide then when/where we want to eat later - whether to make a reservation at one of the restaurants on Main Street or eat from the numerous food booths.]
  • HOW MUCH? There is no charge to attend this festival; however, food and beverage coupons must be purchased at coupon booths located conveniently throughout the festival prior to obtaining food and beverage products. [Coupon booths accept cash, Visa, MasterCard and American Express. ATM Machines are located throughout the festival.]
  • MAP/LIST OF PARKING LOTS
If you are interested in participating, please leave your FIRST NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting so we can look for you at the festival.

WINE TASTING


Thursday, April 14
5:30-7:30 P.M.
$25
i Fratelli Ristorante & Wine Bar
7701 N. MacArthur, Irving, Texas 75063
(MacArthur at Las Colinas Blvd., just one block south of I-635 at exit 31)
(972) 501-9700   (map)

"General Manager David Lamberti, along with Chef Alfredo Ronco, create off-menu specialty dishes specially crafted to pair with the featured wines of the evening... Join us to acquaint yourself with vintages from around the world at our fun and casual tastings."

RSVP by April 12th; include your NAME, EMAIL and TOTAL NUMBER OF GUESTS to this event posting. We will have a booth or table (depending on the number of reservations) in the bar area. Please arrive as close to 5:30 P.M. as possible; the food comes out in an order that pairs with the wines, so if you get there too late you can always catch-up on the wines but some early courses of food may be gone. Enjoy!

April Mid-Week Movie Mania

 SOURCE CODE
 Tuesday, April 12, 7:30 PM
Cinemark Tinseltown 9 (Six Flags Mall)
2815 E Division St, Arlington (map)
Tickets: $5.25

Synopsis: When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he's part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. In an assignment unlike any he's ever known, he learns he's part of a government experiment called the Source Code, a program that enables him to cross over into another man's identity in the last 8 minutes of his life. With a second, much larger target threatening to kill millions in downtown Chicago, Colter re-lives the incident over and over again, gathering clues each time, until he can solve the mystery of who is behind the bombs and prevent the next attack. Filled with mind-boggling twists and heart-pounding suspense, Source Code is a smart action-thriller directed by Duncan Jones (Moon) also starring Michelle Monaghan (Eagle Eye, Due Date), Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Departed), and Jeffrey Wright (Quantum of Solace, Syriana).

If you're planning to attend, please put your NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting so we can look for you. Please wait in the main lobby about 5-10 minutes earlier than the show time so we can get seats together.

Concert Special

April Hump-day Happy Hour

Wednesday, April 6
6:00-7:00 P.M.


(map)
New to ASC? Look for my "1-JOBS" ball cap and join the conversation. Come early - stay later - just plan to be there! Sign the comment section for this entry (including your email address) so we can be on the look-out for you. Can't wait to try the "Original" Irish Nachos!

Tuesday

NEW DATE: March Book Club

Thursday, March 31, 7:30 P.M.
Host: Bill
Location: 2001 Royalwood Dr., Arlington, 76006 (map)
Call for directions: 817-718-2424


The Chicken Asylum (Fred Hunter)- When Alex Reynolds, his lover Peter Livesay, and his mother Jean-occasional freelance operatives for the CIA-are asked to stash an Iraqi military defector in their home, all three are less than thrilled. It turns out the defector is an 18-year-old soldier who has ties to a terrorist organization and, to further complicate matters, is gay. But the real trouble begins when the young man mysteriously disappears, and suddenly Alex, Peter and Jean find themselves in the middle of a very dangerous game.

1. Get the book. (Books available at Barnes & Noble or Amazon.com)
2. Read it.
3. Sign-in on the comments for this blog entry so we know how much dessert to get.
4. Come share dessert, as well as your thoughts and insights on the book.

All are welcome. See you there!

One Singular Sensation

Thursday, March 31, 7:30 PM
Bass Performance Hall (525 Commerce Street, Fort Worth)

     In an empty theater, on a bare stage, casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It's what they've worked for - with every drop of sweat, every hour of training, every day of their lives. It's the one opportunity to do what they've always dreamed - to have the chance to dance. This is A CHORUS LINE, the musical for everyone who has ever had a dream and put it all on the line.
     Winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, A CHORUS LINE is the longest-running American Broadway musical ever.
     Now A CHORUS LINE returns. Come meet the new generation of Broadway's best!

Anyone interested? Please note your interest in attending this performance in the comment section for this entry. Maybe we can get together for dinner before, or at least meet in the lobby before the performance and/or during intermission.

Turtle Creek Chorale presents

Featuring the Men's Chorus from First Baptist Church of Hamilton Park
Wednesday, March 23, 8:00 p.m.
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center (2301 Flora Street, Dallas)
       2010-2011 marks the Turtle Creek Chorale’s thirty-first performance season. With nearly 200 singing members, Dallas' premiere all-gay male chorus presents a full subscription concert series at its home, the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, performing annually to live audiences in excess of 50,000.
     Tony Award winner Jennifer Holliday, the original Dreamgirl, brings her powerful pipes to Dallas in what is sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime musical experience. With hits such as "And I Am Telling You," "Heart On The Line," "I'm On Your Side" and "I Am Changing," this will be one powerful evening of music.
     The Men's Chorus from Hamilton Park Baptist Church joins the Turtle Creek Chorale for the one-night-only event. This all-African American men's choir stuns audiences with its power, energy and soulful sound.

A reminder of Jennifer Holliday's powerful Broadway performance:

Anyone interested? Please note your interest in attending this concert in the comment section for this entry. Those attending can meet in the lobby before the performance and/or during intermission.

March Supper Gathering

Saturday, March 19, 7:00 PM

1901 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington (map)
817-275-5530


"Whether you want to dine on an authentic Russian meal, browse among the shelves through authentic russian merchandise, or sample our deli and European grocerices, Taste of Europe is the place for you. Come experience the feel of another place and time. Sausage and meats, caviar, Russian cakes and candy, beef stroganoff with pasta or potatoes, the perfect sandwhich with a variety of meats, and more, all these things are at your fingertips."

YES, this is the same weekend as TBRU; however, most of their events start a little later, so join us for supper and then head over to TBRU!

So that the restaurant can pre-set tables for our group, please RSVP with your FIRST NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting. When you arrive at the restaurant, ask for the ARLINGTON SUPPER CLUB group.

See you there!

UPDATE: After supper, come celebrate Bill's 50th Birthday!! Cocktails at Bill & Andy's home (2001 Royalwood Dr., map) from 9:00p-11:00p, and then it's on to The Eagle to continue the celebration with the guys of TBRU.

Dixie's Tupperware Party

Saturday, March 12, 9:00 pm
McDavid Studio (300 seats)
301 East 5th Street, Fort Worth
Tickets: $38.50 General Admission - Buy Tickets Online
    
     Dixie Longate, the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, packed up her catalogs, left her children in an Alabama trailer park and took Off-Broadway by storm!
     Now, join Dixie as she travels the country throwing good ol' fashion Tupperware Parties filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, FREE giveaways, audience participation and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold on a theater stage. Loaded with the most up-to-date products available for purchase, see for yourself how Ms. Longate became the No. 1 Tupperware seller in the U.S. and Canada as she educates her guests on the many hilariously alternative uses she has discovered for her plastic products!
     Dixie's Tupperware Party contains adult innuendo. May not be suitable for children under 16.

If you plan to attend the show and are interested in dinner before the show, please leave your FIRST NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting so we can make plans! This is a general admission event, so let's plan to get there early so we can sit together.