Best Bets • 07-24-15

Posted on 23 Jul 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 07.24


Catch Anthony Fortino … if you can

Frank Abagnale Jr. was the classic con man, who wheeled his way across 1960s America with a wink and a smile, constantly hounded by FBI Agent Hanratty. SO why wo we love the scamp? That’s what Mark Shaiman and Scott Wittman — they of Hairspray — pursue in their swingin’ Sinatra-rhythmed musical Catch Me If You Can, which Uptown Players gives its local premiere. Anthony Fortino, the sexy Lt. Cable in Lyric’s recent South Pacific, plays Frank. We already forgive him.

Kalita Humphreys Theater
3636 Turtle Creek Blvd.
July 24–Aug. 9.

Saturday 07.25


Settle by the pool Saturday for two big-and-wet events

The best way to stay cool in Texas, we all know, if by the pool, and you get two chances on Saturday. Best of all, they don’t overlap! In the afternoon, the DFW Sisters — those fundraising scamps — host their annual pool party, this year benefiting LifeWalk. For $20, you get all the sun, Stoli drinks and snackes you want. When that’s over, head on the Sisu Uptown a the late-night poolside fashion show, itself a fundraiser the Red Party Foundation. Equality Vodka is the beverage host, and fashions from ES Collection and more.

DFW Sisters
927 N. Clinton St.
1–7 p.m.
$20 suggested donation.
Red on the Runway
Sisu Uptown
2508 Maple Ave.
9:30 p.m.–midnight.
Tickets from $65

Tuesday 07.28


‘Motown The Musical’ rocks into the Dallas Arts District

Berry Gordy wasn’t just a record producer, he was the founder of a virtual genre of music: The Motown Sound. He nurtured talents from Smoky Robinson to The Supremes to Michael Jackson, all of whom figure in the hit musical that bears his label’s name. It settles in for a three-week run at the Winspear Oper House this week … it might not be opera, but it should rock the house.

Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St.
July 28–Aug. 16

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