Best Bets • 07-03-15

Posted on 02 Jul 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 07.03 Kaboom Town explodes in (and over) Addison The town of Addison has a 30-year history of celebrating the 4th of July a day early, making its Kaboom Town expo of fireworks, food and fun the best way to be patriotic before anyone else. There will be live music (starting at 5 p.m.) , [...]

Best Bets • 06-26-15

Posted on 25 Jun 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 06.26 North Texas native and ‘American Idol’ alum Todrick Hall performs It isn’t just Adam Lambert who was an out, popular runner-up on American Idol. Indeed, North Texas native Todrick Hall has been a sensation of his own, especially as a YouTube star (yes, that’s a thing, we promise). His Toddlers Ball Tour, with [...]

Best Bets • 06-19-15

Posted on 18 Jun 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 06.19—Saturday 06.20 Bruce Wood Dance Project celebrates Five Years Although its founder passed away last summer, the Bruce Wood Dance Project lives on, with this celebratory concert marking its five-year anniversary. Among the program are two classic works by Wood and a world premiere by his talented protege Albert Drake called Whispers. DEETS: City Performance [...]

Best Bets • 06-12-15

Posted on 11 Jun 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 06.12—Sunday 06.14 Taste of Dallas expands the foodie experience with Taste the Difference VIP package For nearly 30 years, Taste of Dallas has exposed North Texans to the great variety of eateries, from taquerias to tapas joints, pizzerias to diners. But this year, the three-day festival of food is offering something special: A VIP [...]

Best Bets • 06-05-15

Posted on 04 Jun 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 06.05 2nd annual Dallas Solo Fest focuses on queer content Solo shows have become hugely hot in recent years, so Dallas is lucky to have its own festival devoted to one-actor plays. The second annual Dallas Solo Fest features familiar artists like Jeff Swearingen and Van Quattro, but also new, gay faces, among them [...]

Best Bets • 05-29-15

Posted on 28 May 2015 at 11:10pm

Sunday 05.31 Mis Big Thickette marks 25 years of fundraising drag It’s been 25 years since members of the gay community donned drag (including those who don’t otherwise drag their looks) to camp it up for charity — the TCC AIDS Fund (pictured is a slate of past winners). Sunday, four more folks will hold [...]

Best Bets • 05-22-15

Posted on 21 May 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 05.22 Kitchen Dog New Works kicks off with racial-charged drama ‘The Firestorm’ With race issues again (sadly) part of a divisive national political debate, The Firestorm — which kicks off Kitchen Dog Theater’s annual New Works Festival as the mainstage production — couldn’t be more timely, as a politician in and interracial marriage gets more [...]

Best Bets • 05-15-15

Posted on 14 May 2015 at 11:10pm

Saturday 05.16 Relive your prom at Gaybingo! Remember prom? Bad tux? Date who you thought made you look straight (it fooled no one)? Hair bands? Bad themes (Under the Sea! A Night to Remember!)? Yeah, it was awful when you look back on it. But face it: You had a good time. And even if [...]

Bets Bets • 05-08-15

Posted on 07 May 2015 at 11:10pm

Saturday 05.09 Out pro footballer Robbie Rogers takes on FC Dallas In America — you know, the only place that matters — we all know football is played with pads and helmets, but in the rest of the world, football (what we call soccer) is a sport of shorts and tanktops. If you haven’t seen FC [...]

Best Bets • 05-01-15

Posted on 30 Apr 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 05.01—Saturday 05.02 Malandain Ballet Biarritz leaps from France to Dallas Thierry Malandain is known as one of France’s most daring and visoonary choreographers, and his Ballet Biarritz has a sterling reputation for transforming classics into ethereal versions of gossamer movement. The company will prove that with the full-length production of Prokofiev’s Cinderella for a [...]