Best Bets • 03-24-17

Posted on 23 Mar 2017 at 11:10pm

Friday 03.31 Haters Roast reunites Drag Racers in shady free-for-all Some of the best moments on RuPaul’s Drag Race are when “the library is open” and the queens “read” each other with shady jabs. Well, the Haters Roast turns that into an all-night thing! Bob the Drag Queen, Acid Betty, Jinkx Monsoon and others reunite […]

Best Bets • 03-17-17

Posted on 16 Mar 2017 at 11:10pm

Thursday 03.23 — Saturday 03.25 ‘Robot Planet Rising,’ sequel to last year’s ‘Intergalactic Nemesis,’ recasts the graphic novel Comic book movies are big-budget productions … usually. But what if a (fake) graphic novel about spies and space traveling monsters were presented not as a film, but as a radio show with live sound effects, live […]

Best Bets • 03-10-17

Posted on 09 Mar 2017 at 11:10pm

Friday 03.10 — Sunday 03.26 John Copley returns to direct ‘Madame Butterfly’ at Dallas Opera For years, opera director John Copley was a staple at Dallas Opera, but after announcing his retirement (honestly, for the nth time), he seemed to actually be retired! But no! He’s back, bringing is particular skill-set to one of the giants […]

Best Bets • 03-03-17

Posted on 02 Mar 2017 at 11:10pm

Saturday  03.04 Toast to Life features a farewell appearance by Lady Bunny Toast to Life — the annual fundraiser for the Resource Center — has been a staple of the Dallas social (and socially-aware) scene for 19 years, and drag diva Lady Bunny has been there before, making music in her role as DJ. Well, […]

Best Bets • 02-24-17

Posted on 23 Feb 2017 at 11:10pm

Thursday 03.02 — Sunday 03.05 Uptown Players takes on showtunes with Broadway Our Way There are a lot of great fundraisers out there — fashion shows, cocktail parties, beer bashes, dinner-and-dessert feasts, fancy affairs and low-key ones. But few are as outright entertaining as Uptown Players’ annual fundraiser, Broadway Our Way. A full-on show featuring […]

Best Bets • 02-17-17

Posted on 16 Feb 2017 at 11:10pm

Saturday  2.18   Chorale takes on La Streisand with Boys Sing Babs cabaret concert Barbra Streisand is the gay diva of all gay divas (OK, maybe Cher has her beat by a whisker). We love her music, her style, her strength. And to prove just how much, the Turtle Creek Chorale is holding a one-night-only […]

Best Bets • 02-10-17

Posted on 09 Feb 2017 at 11:10pm

Saturday 02.11 Paul Taylor Dance Company returns to Eisemann Now in his mid-80s, Paul Taylor has been a force in modern American dance for more than 60 years… and he’s still going strong. Indeed, the storied choreographer’s main company returns to Richardson for the eighth time this weekend with a selection of works that includes […]

Best Bets • 02-03-17

Posted on 02 Feb 2017 at 11:10pm

Friday 02.03 — Sunday 02.19 DTC’s ‘The Christians’ tackles controversy at a megachurch We all know what megachurches are like — far less “Christian” than they claim to be, more amusement parks for the soul. The pastor always tells his congregation what it wants to hear. But what if the leader at one such church […]

Best Bets • 01-27-17

Posted on 26 Jan 2017 at 11:10pm

FRIDAY  01.27 – SATURDAY  01.28 Bridgman | Packer Dance makes Dallas debut Bridgman | Packer Dance Company doesn’t just create art, it likes to riff on it. Take, for instance, the show Voyeur, coming to City Performance Hall this weekend: The movement is actually inspired by the painting of seminal American realist Edward Hopper. But […]

Best Bets • 01-20-17

Posted on 19 Jan 2017 at 11:10pm

Sunday  01.22 Bill Maher may be liberalism’s last hope For more than a year, Bill Maher was one of the few liberal voices who  seemed really concerned that Trump could actually win the presidency. He warned us all…and the worst happened. His current season of Real Time returns to HBO Friday after a two-month absence, […]