Best Bets • 09-05-14

Posted on 04 Sep 2014 at 10:30pm

Friday 09.05 TeCo launches inaugural Play Pride LGBT Festival competition Think of it as a cage match for creatives, or an intellectual’s American Idol. Six playwrights, pictured above, each wrote a short play with gay themes, chose a local non-profit organization as its beneficiary and have at it in a weeklong battle of the boys. [...]

Best Bets • 08-29-14

Posted on 28 Aug 2014 at 11:10pm

Wednesday 09.03 Urie sells Babs in ‘Buyer & Cellar’ Dallas’ Michael Urie, whom we profiled in the recent Applause issue of Dallas Voice, makes his professional stage debut in North Texas in his off-Broadway one-man show, set in Barbra Streisand’s famed basement of collectibles. DEETS: City Performance Hall 2420 Flora St. Sept. 3–6. Friday 08.29 [...]

Best Bets • 08-22-14

Posted on 21 Aug 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 08.22 Time to Panic! … at South Side Ballroom Brendon Urie, the queer-friendly frontman for the band Panic! at the Disco, will give you a chance to panic at a disco yourself … or at least, a ballroom, as the band shows up in The Cedars Friday for The Gospel Tour, in support of [...]

Best Bets • 08-15-14

Posted on 14 Aug 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 08.15 Thriller ‘Wait Until Dark’ jumps out at you at CTD It was one of the signature thrillers of the 1960s — the film version of Wait Until Dark with Audrey Hepburn, about a blind woman terrorized by shady villains in her Greenwich Village apartment. But before it was a movie, it was a tense [...]

Best Bets • 08-08-14

Posted on 07 Aug 2014 at 11:10pm

Monday 08.11 Fashion icon Diana Vreeland comes to life at ‘Full Gallop’ She was the legendary fashion editor at Harper’s for a quarter of a century, and even led Vogue for a decade B.W. (Before Wintour), but you may not know Diana Vreeland as well as you may like. That can change with Full Gallop, [...]

Best Bets • 08-01-14

Posted on 31 Jul 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 08.01 The new Steve and Edie, in concert Ask someone in the 1970s who “Steve and Edie” were, they’d say “Lawrence and Gorme.” But today a more accurate answer would be “Martin and Brickell.” The Oscar-winning funnyman and his alt-rock wife team up — him on banjo (and telling jokes), her on vocals — [...]

Best Bets • 07-25-14

Posted on 24 Jul 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 07.25 Saturday 07.26 Cirque du Soleil goes Jacko at AAC More than five years after his death, Michael Jackson still holds a place of fascination among the public, and especially music lovers. Cirque du Soleil tries to capture that appeal with its arena show, the Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour, which turns The Gloved One’s music into [...]

Best Bets • 07-18-14

Posted on 17 Jul 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 07.18 Campy modern classic musical ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ at Jubilee Seymour is a nerd with no game until he nurtures an alien plant bent on world domination and wins the girl and the fame … at a price. The late, great Howard Ashman first teamed with composer Alan Menken for Little Shop of [...]

Best Bets • 07-11-14

Posted on 10 Jul 2014 at 11:10pm

Saturday 07.12 Drag Racer Alaska serves it up at The Brick Second Saturday at The Brick means drag fabulousness, and you can’t get more fab than Alaska Thunderfuck, the runner-up for Season 5 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. The quick-witted queen, who combines glamour with a sassy screw-you attitude, will headline the event, which will be hosted [...]

Best Bets • 06-27-14

Posted on 26 Jun 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 06.27 Del Shores gets more sordid at the Rose Room In his movies, TV shows and plays, Del Shores vigorously skewers religious fanatics, homophobes and hypocrites by having his characters attack them. In his standup, Shores does the same thing, but the only filter is how much he’s got time to say it. The Texas [...]