Best Bets • 12-05-14

Posted on 04 Dec 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 12.05 DTC opens its annual good-will extravaganza ‘A Christmas Carol’ The Dallas Theater Center has performed a version of A Christmas Carol almost every year since the late 1970s, and it has become a celebrated December tradition, even when it gets a little untraditional. Last year, DTC’s artistic director, Kevin Moriarty, took his hand [...]

Best Bets • 11-28-14

Posted on 27 Nov 2014 at 11:10pm

Saturday 11.29 Theatre Britain goes camp with its Christmas panto of  ‘Beauty & the Beast’ Theatre Britain revives its Christmas tradition: The annual English panto — a play that’s part musical, part comedy, part children’s entertainment and very, very campy. As always, there’s a “dame” — the frivolous female played by a man in drag. [...]

Best Bets • 11-21-14

Posted on 20 Nov 2014 at 11:10pm

Tuesday 11.25 If Dallas had hills, they’d be alive with ‘The Sound of Music’ If you grew up without cable TV or Netflix, you know that broadcast event movies like The Ten Commandments and The Wizard of Oz were family-viewing staples. Add to that The Sound of Music, for a time the most successful film [...]

Best Bets • 11-14-14

Posted on 13 Nov 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 11.14                               Purple Party sweeps away the chill with DJ Eddie Martinez headlining at Spin Eddie Martinez is known to his resident New York fans as a mesmerizing DJ, whose eclectic style and pulsating remixes of Gaga, Bey and Kylie [...]

Best Bets • 11-07-14

Posted on 06 Nov 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 11.07 Kitchen Dog premieres ‘The Arsonists’ Max Frisch was the 20th century’s most influential Swiss playwright, but his masterwork, The Arsonists, hasn’t been performed regionally until now. Kitchen Dog Theater mounts a new translation of this dark comedy, which holds its opening night performance (and associated after-party) Friday. DEETS: The MAC, 3120 McKinney Ave. [...]

Best Bets • 10-31-14

Posted on 30 Oct 2014 at 11:10pm

Saturday 11.01 Openly gay singer-songwriter Matt Alber performs concert Matt Alber’s musical style has been compared to Rufus Wainwright and John Grant, with elements of folk, soul and R&B thrown in for good measure. The two-time Grammy Award winner is equally at home pairing his vocals with acoustic guitar or piano, which should all be in evidence [...]

Best Bets • 10-24-14

Posted on 23 Oct 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 10.24 Thursday 10.30   Dallas Opera opens season with ‘Figaro,’ ‘Salome’ It’s always a big soiree when the Dallas Opera opens its season — almost like a wedding. So why not kick it off with Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro? This captivating comedy is a world favorite, and it will get an intriguing adaptation [...]

Best Bets • 10-17-14

Posted on 16 Oct 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 10.17 Saturday 10.18 Chorale launches 35th season with Brave concert It took some guts nearly 35 years ago to launch a gay men’s chorus in the buckle of the Bible Belt, so it’s no surprise that kind of fortitude — and many other kinds — inspired the 35th season opener of the Turtle Creek [...]

Best Bets • 10-10-14

Posted on 09 Oct 2014 at 11:10pm

Monday 10.13 With the expiration of the Wright Amendment, the Gayborhood’s Love Field will transform It will probably be the biggest change in the Oak Lawn area since Mary Thumb was torn down and the ilume stepped in, and it’s been 40 years in the making: The expiration of the Wright Amendment that limited long-haul [...]

Best Bets • 10-03-14

Posted on 03 Oct 2014 at 1:41pm

Friday 10.03 Saturday 10.04 Sunday 10.05 Dallas Southern Pride gets its mojo moving Did you think Pride was over in North Texas? Sorry, no. Not only does Tarrant County celebrate its Pride this weekend, so does South Dallas, with Pride events aimed at the LGBT black community. Events (themed around All Gold Everything) are broken into [...]