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 — [...]

Best Bets • 07-17-15

Posted on 16 Jul 2015 at 11:10pm

Saturday 07.18   Queermedian Cameron Esposito brings it to the Granada She may look like Justin Bieber, but she’s a whole lot funnier. Cameron Esposito is the diminutive, puckish and hilarious comic with the side-mullet who elevates every show she appears on (check her out on @ Midnight) with her upfront take on queer issues. [...]

Best Bets • 07-10-15

Posted on 09 Jul 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 07.10 & Saturday 07.11 Campy tribute to lesbian pulp fiction gets late-night staging at the Pocket It was a love that dare not speak its name! …. until the Supreme Court gave it the OK in 2015. But long before marriage equality, pulp novels about “sinful” same-sex relationships provided the grist for many closeted [...]

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.) , an air [...]

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 [...]