Jay Maggio opens new show at Craighead Green Gallery
Gay Dallas artist Jay Maggio’s work is instantly recognizable for its vivid treescapes and almost pointilistic texture. His colorful pecan trees swimming in a sea of abstract land has earned him his fourth show at Craighead Green Gallery. You can check out his newest works, and meet the artist, at the opening reception along Dragon Street on Saturday.
Craighead Green Gallery,
1011 Dragon St.
Oct. 12–Nov. 16. Opening night reception, 5–8 p.m. Free.
Don your best Jazz Age garb for AIN’s Great Gatsby benefit, Some Like It Hot
The hit summer film The Great Gatsby captured the glamour and style of the Jazz Age. Well, Leonardo DiCaprio isn’t the only one who can rock a pair of spats — and this weekend is your chance. AIDS Interfaith Network’s Great Gatsby-themed party, Some Like It Hot, is a benefit for the HIV services organization and a chance for you to step out in style. But even if you don’t have your costume ready yet, you can still enjoy the music of the great Hunter Sullivan and tasty bites and delicious sips … and support a worthy organization.
The home of Faye C. Briggs
5909 Desco Drive. 4–7 p.m. $100.
Denise Lee debuts new cabaret act, CD with dinner-theater performance
If you missed seeing Denise Lee perform at A Gathering earlier this week, you don’t have to wait long to see her sing again — and this time, it will be all her. Lee’s new cabaret act, Divas of American Music, kicks off its tour on Tuesday with Lee and Kay Agnew teaming up for a dinner-theater performance. You can enjoy food, drink and music, all in support of Lee’s new CD (Divas of American Music, Vol. 1), which will be on sale as well. Music, drink, food and the personality of the real Big Dee all in one.
921 N. Riverfront Blvd.
Seating starts at 7 p.m.; concert at 7:45 p.m. $25–$50.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition October 11,, 2013.