"Smoking Haute" Red Carpet Entry at DIFFA Style Council Event

DISH Restaurant Hosts DIFFA with a Red Carpet Entry
by Dallas Light and Sound
DISH Restaurant on Cedar Springs Road hosted a capacity crowd of DIFFA supporters on Thursday night for the 2012 DIFFA Style Council Announcement party. Style mavens packed the restaurant in support of the organization, that has raised millions for DFW area AIDS Service Organizations.

Dallas Light and Sound supplied the Red Carpet entry for this event and provided lighting for the DISH entry area. From the door to the curb, guests knew they had arrived as soon as they stepped toward the restaurant.

The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) is the oldest and one of the largest funders of HIV/AIDS service and education programs in the U.S. Since its founding in 1984, DIFFA has mobilized the immense resources of the design communities to provide over $38 million to hundreds of AIDS organizations nationwide Starting with volunteers from fashion, interior design, furnishings and architecture, supporters of DIFFA now come from every field associated with fine design.
Guests Arrive at DIFFA's Smoking Haute Announcement Party
for Style Council Ambassadors

DIFFA Style Council Ambassadors work tirelessly for the organization to raise funds, build attendance at events, and raise awareness of the organization with the public at large.Their efforts are recognized each year at DIFFA Collection, one of the premiere fashion events in Dallas.

For additional infomration on the DFW chapter of DIFFA, visit www.diffadallas.org.

Information about DISH Restaurant can be found at www.dish-dallas.com. DISH was named "Best New Restaurant of the Year" by Texas Monthly and is regarded as a "Best of DFW" by Dallas Morning News.


Masquerade Set for February 11th at 129 Leslie Event Space

Members of the DFW Federal Club and their Guests are invited to a masked soirée celebrating LGBT equality and the work of the Human Rights Campaign. A glamorous evening of cocktails & hors d'oeuvres, gourmet dining and after dinner dancing until midnight comprise the festivities.

Masquerade is certain to sell out with less than 200 seats available. The gala is slated for Saturday, February 11th from 6:30 to Midnight. 129 Leslie, a new event space operated by Wendy Krispin caterers, will host the event.

Founded in 1987,HRC's Dallas/Fort Worth Federal Club is one of the largest and most financially supportive Federal Club groups in the nation with over 600 men and women. HRC members at the Federal Club level provide the financial support, leadership and stewardship necessary for HRC to fight for equality at the national, state and local level.

129 Leslie will host the 2012 Masquerade
Dallas Light and Sound will be supplying audio, video and lighting services for this event. DLS designers worked with event organizers to create a unique first ever floorplan for the space. The design features an elevated DJ booth that separates the space into two areas, with a "One Bar USA" sponsored lounge and dancefloor in the back and a glamorous dinner seating area in the front. One Bar USA, a Dallas-based liquor distribution and spirits marketing company, is a corporate underwriter of the event.

Dallas' own DJ Tony Dean will provide sound programming and hi-nrg floorfillers for the event that will go right up to 12 midnight. Tablescape design services are available from Designer Receptions. The event features a contest for best designed tables withTable Captains encouraged to bring their own table decor or source unique looks from Designer Receptions for the event. Only tables created by Table Captains are eligible for judging and prizes. Seating for Masquerade is random in keeping with the tradition of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, the event it is replacing. Invitations to Masquerade are available exclusively through Federal Club Members.

NYE Dallas 2011 in West End Draws Capacity Crowd

Lines around the block signaled that NYE Dallas 2012 was the place to be for New Years Eve in Dallas. More than 1,600 revelers turned out for this pre-ticketed, sold out event produced by NYE Dallas and Jim Lee Events. Dallas Light and Sound created a stunning visual environment on two floors and in the VIP Area. With two DJs, a dancefloor, and ample VIP seating, event organizers threw the NYE party of the year at two historic West End spaces.

The event occupied the entire Starlight Room and took two floors of the historic West End Marketplace. Dallas Light and Sound provided all of the effect and event lighting for the West End Marketplace, with more than 40,000 square feet of event space on two floors. Concentrating on a blue theme on the entry floor and a red "Purgatory" lighting palette for the downstairs space, guests enjoyed an action packed evening with DJs spinning on both floors..

Jim Lee Events provided food throughout the evening for ticket holders, and designed a VIP lounge area with ample seating for select ticket holders. A kaleidoscope washed entry and wall washes helped set this space apart for these premium guests.

Sold out weeks before the door opened, all ticket sales were conducted online with promoters allocating 1,600 tickets for guests. With such exceptional response in 2011, the 2012 party promises to be even larger!

Additional images from the event are available in the DLS photo galleries on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dallaslightandsound.

For more information on Jim Lee Events and The Starlight Room, visit www.jimleeevents.com.