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PRIDE Power Hour Fundraiser Thursday at the W!

Back in college, a "power hour" was a drinking game where two very drunk, and likely underage, idiots tried to drink one shot of beer per minute for a full hour. As an adult, we still rock that shit, but now we just call it "happy hour at Goodfriend."

These days, the phrase "power hour" has a slightly more colorful meaning, a rainbow one, to be exact, and it's a hell of a lot cooler than a dorm room and Keystone Light. The Resource Center Dallas' Pride Power Hour hits Dallas like a stack of bricks (or a brick shit-house, if your queen is stacked) on Thursday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the 16th floor Wet Deck at the W in Uptown.

Tickets are $20, and all proceeds benefit the leading service organization for the LGBT community. Per the press release:

Each guest will receive three "sips" (or drinks) per ticket, choosing from bubbly provided by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly or one of the W Hotel's signature cocktails. (A full cash bar will also be available.) In addition, each guest will automatically be entered in a prize drawing for a free night's stay at W Hotel! Hors d'oeuvres will be enjoyed in the Wet Deck's "al fresco" atmosphere - the 16th story outdoor space provides an elegant and exclusive vantage point over downtown Dallas.

Lions and tigers and bears. Sign. Me. Up.

In addition, models will be on hand providing the "talent," which means rocking their sweet stuff in fashion by Billabong from NorthPark, and DJ Avenger will spin tunes to turn the W's Wet Deck into the hottest location this side of Fire Island.

A nonprofit that "empowers the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities and all people affected by HIV through improving health and wellness, strengthening families and communities and providing transformative education and advocacy," Resource Center Dallas plans to use the funds raised to kick off their September 27 event, The 5 Factor, where "Dallas' five finest individuals to watch in the future in the areas of philanthropy, culinary, design, media and the arts" are honored.

Philanthropy. Arts. Outdoor boozing. Sexy people in bathing suits.

You need this in your life.

Be sure to RSVP by emailing [email protected], and learn more about the incredible work of Rescource Center Dallas by visiting

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