Spring blooms with Bloomin’ Ball
AIDS Interfaith Network has been sowing the seeds of hope to the HIV/AIDS community with its spring gala, the Bloomin’ Ball, since 2007. This seventh annual affair blossoms once again this weekend. Featuring a silent auction, three-course seated dinner and plenty to drink, the ball this year features entertainment from community favorites Denise Lee and Gary Lynn Floyd in the familiar setting of the Hilton Anatole, bedecked with colorful floral decor.
Hilton Anatole Hotel
2201 N. Stemmons Freeway.
6 p.m. $150 general admission.
David Sedaris at the Winspear
Once you’ve heard gay essayist David Sedaris read from his humorous stories in the distinctly nasally, droll, laconic delivery, it becomes impossible to read his printed words and not imagine his voice in your head. Sedaris’ confessional, hilarious tales — from growing up in North Carolina with his kooky family (one sister is actress Amy Sedaris) to moving to Europe with his partner Hugh — Sedaris is a treasure trove of clever observations and wit that makes you feel smarter just listening. He returns again to Dallas, for the first time at the Winspear, presented via the Dallas Museum of Art’s Arts & Letters Live Series.
Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St. 7:30 p.m.
QCinema returns with its Spring Series with Lesbian Shorts
The Dallas International Film Festival just concluded, and two more are on the horizon. The USA Film Festival begins its five-day fest Wednesday, and Fort Worth’s QCinema brings back its Spring Series with this one-night-only event on Thursday. Lesbian Shorts: Best of the Fest reprises short films that screened at past QCinema festival for additional encores. Ten shorts over the course of two hours are comic, romantic, dramatic, quirky … and all audience faves from prior years.
Four Day Weekend Theatre
312 Houston St., Fort Worth.
8 p.m. $10.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition April 19, 2013.