As much as we complain about Texas summers, we secretly love them. The sticky, hot nights bring their share of mosquitoes and stunning utility bills but their charms come in spades — soaks in the pool, barbecues, cold drinks and sizzling social soirees filled with loquacious party people like you’ll find at the Legal Hospice of Texas’ In the Heat of the Night benefit. Chill at this casino night bursting with the hallmarks of summer fun — air conditioner, games, cocktails and a cool cause. Spend your night playing poker, blackjack, roulette and craps or upping your bids at the silent auction tables before noshing on complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Proceeds from the annual summer celebration will defray costs associated with providing legal services to low-income persons who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness or HIV. The event kicks off at the Dallas Contemporary, 161 Glass St., at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $50 and can be found at legalhospice.org/events.
Sat., July 20, 2013