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 [...]

Best Bets 06-20-14

Posted on 19 Jun 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 06.20 Saturday 06.21 Sunday 06.22 Chorale closes season with diva-licious concert The Turtle Creek Chorale’s last concert of the season — and the lost one for departing artistic director Trey Jacobs — is a diva-licious evening honoring some of the finest female vocalists in the world — sadly, all who have left us. Divas [...]

Best Bets • 06-13-14

Posted on 12 Jun 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 06.06 Magnolia says ‘Wilkommen’ to ‘Cabaret’ It was one of the raciest movies of its day, with surprising gay content, but Cabaret still took home eight Academy Awards, including for best actress Liza Minnelli and best supporting actor Joel Grey, pictured. A classic musical and essential viewing for gay movie lovers — if only [...]

Best Bets • 06-06-14

Posted on 05 Jun 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 06.06 Out musician Jeremiah Clark arrives in Dallas just in time to dazzle us It was entirely a coincidence that Memphis-based troubadour Jeremiah Clark booked the Dallas performance of his latest tour of bluegrass and country/soul music during Razzle Dazzle weekend … but sometimes you just luck out. A veteran of dozens of Pride [...]

Best Bets • 05-30-14

Posted on 29 May 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 05.30 Uptown Players adds world premiere play ‘Art and Science’ to lineup Uptown Players’ original season announcement didn’t include Art and Science, but when they got a chance to present the world premiere of this piece by gay former Dallasite James Wesley, they jumped at it. The story is about two men who seek to [...]

Best Bets • 05-23-14

Posted on 22 May 2014 at 11:10pm

Saturday 05.24 Sunday 05.25 Thai community launches inaugural Thai Festival The Thai community has been active in North Texas life for decades, but a lot of folks probably still don’t know much about the rich culture … aside from the numerous excellent Thai restaurants across the Metroplex. They hope to change that with the first-ever [...]