Comedian Anjelah Johnson hits Dallas
She may be Hispanic and American Indian, but comedian Anjelah Johnson is probably best known for pretending to be Korean. Her hilarious nail salon employee Bon Qui Qui became an online hit, but the sassy-mouthed comic has a variety of jokes and characters, which you can enjoy at her late-night performance at the Majestic.
The Majestic Theater
1925 Elm St.
10 p.m. $34.50.
Documentary on Uganda’s leader for gay rights screens at Angelika
David Kato was, remarkably, the first openly gay man in Uganda’s history — a title he won by struggling against the African nation’s homophobic laws (inspired by American evangelicals) that sought to execute HIV-positive gay men, or “kuchus.” The World Affairs Council of DFW is hosting a screening of Call Me Kuchu, a documentary about Kato’s activism, his assassination and the laborious task of obtaining rights for the LGBT community of Uganda. The event will include a panel discussion about gay rights in Africa.
Angelika Film Center Mockingbird Station,
5321 E. Mockingbird Lane.
5 p.m. $10–$24.
Cole Porter’s ‘Anything Goes’ sails into Winspear
In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking, but then Cole Porter helped reinvent the modern American musical with pithy, clever songs only a gay man could write. Anything Goes, his 1934 caper comedy set aboard an ocean liner, was revived in 2011 on Broadway to spectacular success (winning three Tonys on its voyage). The national tour of it, starring Broadway vet Rachel York, docks into the Winspear for two weeks with lots of sailor boys high-kickin’ it! It’s like Fleet Week without sneaking around!
Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition February 8, 2013.