Best Bets • 05-12-17

Posted on 11 May 2017 at 11:10pm

Thursday 05.18 — Sunday 05.21 Texas Bear Round Up celebrates 22nd event with Boot Camp The Texas Bear Round Up — one of the biggest bear events in the country — is an annual gathering of bears, wolves, otters and their admirers, put on by the Dallas Bears. This year’s event arrives two months later […]

Best Bets • 05-05-17

Posted on 04 May 2017 at 11:10pm

Friday 05.05 — Sunday 05.12 Kitchen Dog takes over the Wyly with a chimp named ‘Trevor’ Kitchen Dog Theater has been itinerant for a few years (it should move into permanent digs next year), but it’s moving up … in a way. The company will take over the Studio Theatre on the 9th floor of […]

Best Bets • 04-28-17

Posted on 28 Apr 2017 at 7:20am

Saturday  04.29 Dan Savage’s Hump! porn fest returns to Dallas There are international film festivals and gay film festivals and Asian film festivals… but how about a porn festival? Dan Savage’s 12th annual floating adult-movie festival Hump! returns to Dallas this weekend, with a slate of shorts and documentaries filled with nudity, kink and out-of-the-mainstream […]

Best Bets • 04-21-17

Posted on 20 Apr 2017 at 11:10pm

Friday 04.21 — Saturday 04.22 Jaston Williams returns with ‘Tuna’ … only not onstage Jaston Williams will forever be known for co-writing and co-starring in Greater Tuna and all its related plays, so word that he’s bringing a new production to North Texas is awesome… even though this time it is as a director (with […]

Best Bets • 04-14-17

Posted on 13 Apr 2017 at 11:10pm

Friday 04.14 — Saturday 04.15 Che Malambo brings Latin dance to the City Performance Hall Based on Argentina, the dance company Che Malambo has been described as a testosterone-fueled dance extravaganza… and that’s more than enough to get us interested. Combining the rhythmic pulse of stomping and drumming with precise choreography and the passion of […]

Best Bets • 04-07-17

Posted on 06 Apr 2017 at 11:10pm

Saturday 04.08 — Monday 05.29 Lads and lassies! Time to go back to the Renaissance! Spring is in the air, which also means the Scarborough Renaissance Festival is back. This is the 37th season of the cosplay-and-fantasy camp for kids, adults, kiddy-adults and anyone who likes to wander around a Medieval village with a turkey […]

Best Bets • 03-31-17

Posted on 30 Mar 2017 at 11:10pm

Friday 03.31 — Sunday 07.09 DMA’s new exhibit is an unmissable taste of Mexico: 1900–1950 Augustin Arteaga has only been executive director of the Dallas Museum of Art since September, but already he has scored a major coup in the art world: An exhibition of major pieces from Mexico in the first half of the […]

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 […]