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Posted on 11 Feb 2016 at 11:10pm

Saturday 02.13 — Sunday 02.14

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Dallas ComicCon Fan Days swoops into Las Colinas

Time to have a nerdgasm, as gay geeks! Dallas ComicCon is back, with its Fan Days celebration. This time, guests include out heartthrob Joh­­­­­­­­­­­n Barrowman (Torchwood, Arrow), Barrowman’s Arrow co-star Stephen Amell and his brother, The Flash’s Robbie Amell, Sean Pertwee and David Mazouz from Gotham, and the stars of The Dukes of Hazzard. It’s tons of fun.

DEETS:
Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
500 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving
10 a.m.–7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday
DallasComicCon.com

Thursday 02.18

CourtesyofOrlandoSentinel

Barry Manilow wrote the songs … and now he sings them one last time

From his early days as Bette Midler’s accompanist, playing piano in the Continental Baths, to writing some of the biggest hit songs of the 1970s to performing them as a respected crooner, he’s been a gay icon since long before he “officially” came out. Now 72, he’s touring in what will probably be his final major concert. Expect all the hits (“Mandy,” “Weekend in New England,” “Copacabana,” “I Write the Songs”) and maybe to tear up a little. Even if you’re a newcomer to his music, it’s easy to become a Fanilow.

DEETS:
American Airlines Center
2500 Victory Ave.
7:30 p.m.
Ticketmaster.com

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition February 12, 2016.

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