Best Bets • 01-23-15

Posted on 22 Jan 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 01.23 ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ gets concert performance Lyric Stage’s latest production is one of the most popular musicals of the golden age of Broadway, Irving Berlin’s rarely-seen Annie Get Your Gun. The high-kicking Western-themed comedy features classic songs (“There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “Anything You Can Do”), presented as they were originally [...]

Best Bets • 01-16-15

Posted on 15 Jan 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 01.16 ‘Paris Is Burning’ screening followed by fab after-party For nearly 25 years, Paris Is Burning has been the definition of a cult documentary — a fascinating look into New York’s drag subculture of divaliciousness. Now CineWilde kicks off its 2015 series of monthly movies and mixers with a screening of the film, followed [...]

Best Bets • 01-09-15

Posted on 08 Jan 2015 at 11:10pm

Saturday 01.10 Drag Racer Bianca blasts into The Brick She was the first out-and-out comedy queen to take the top prize on RuPaul’s Drag Race, and you can see why when Bianca del Rio brings her shtick back to Dallas for the monthly Second Saturday at Joe’s/The Brick. Don’t expect lip synching or gymnastic dancing [...]

Best Bets • 01-02-15

Posted on 01 Jan 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 01.02—Sunday 01.04 Gary Lynn Floyd takes over hosting duties at Lone Star Circus For a few years, Liz Mikel has served as the ringmaster at the Lone Star Circus, which takes over the Dallas Children’s Theater around New Year’s to delight audiences young and old with gymnastics, music and feats of derring-do. Now Gary [...]

Best Bets • 12-26-14

Posted on 25 Dec 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 12.26 Skrillex headlines major EDM show, Lights All Night Electronic Dance Music — EDM — is about the hottest thing going these days, and folks like Skrillex, pictured, and Armin van Buren are burning up the dancefloors with their tracks. Both will be headliners at Lights All Night, which brings more than four dozen [...]

Best Bets • 12-19-14

Posted on 18 Dec 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 12.19 Getting ‘Red’ with Belvedere at S4 Belvedere Vodka has teamed with Station 4 to present a pre-Christmas music show that also benefits HIV/AIDS research and treatment. DJ Zeke Thomas, pictured, and rising artist Laurieann “Harlee” Gibson will provide the entertainment at the party. with 50 percent of profits from the sale of Belvedere [...]

Best Bets • 12-12-14

Posted on 11 Dec 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 12.12 Eric Himan is back in Texas! We like Eric Himan as much as any Texan can like an Oklahoman — heck, even more than that! Our musician to the north will be visiting the Metroplex Friday for his Back in Texas Show. And the diversely talented performer, who does folk, rock, pop, from [...]

Best Bets • 12-05-14

Posted on 04 Dec 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 12.05 DTC opens its annual good-will extravaganza ‘A Christmas Carol’ The Dallas Theater Center has performed a version of A Christmas Carol almost every year since the late 1970s, and it has become a celebrated December tradition, even when it gets a little untraditional. Last year, DTC’s artistic director, Kevin Moriarty, took his hand [...]

Best Bets • 11-28-14

Posted on 27 Nov 2014 at 11:10pm

Saturday 11.29 Theatre Britain goes camp with its Christmas panto of  ‘Beauty & the Beast’ Theatre Britain revives its Christmas tradition: The annual English panto — a play that’s part musical, part comedy, part children’s entertainment and very, very campy. As always, there’s a “dame” — the frivolous female played by a man in drag. [...]

Best Bets • 11-21-14

Posted on 20 Nov 2014 at 11:10pm

Tuesday 11.25 If Dallas had hills, they’d be alive with ‘The Sound of Music’ If you grew up without cable TV or Netflix, you know that broadcast event movies like The Ten Commandments and The Wizard of Oz were family-viewing staples. Add to that The Sound of Music, for a time the most successful film [...]