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 [...]

Best bets • 05-16-14

Posted on 15 May 2014 at 11:20pm

Friday 05.16 Saturday 05.18 Sunday 05.18 ComicCon flies into Dallas It’s one of the biggest collections of hot gay nerds this side of a Big Bang Theory marathon: The Dallas ComicCon, which this year flies into the Dallas Convention Center. The expo runs three days, during which time celebs from William Shatner to Robert Englund to Christopher Lloyd [...]

Best Bets • 05-09-14

Posted on 08 May 2014 at 11:10pm

Saturday 05.10 Carmen Menza makes art for equality The ilume Gallerie is always focusing on art relevant to Dallas’ gay community, and there’s no better indication of that than the new show opening this weekend, featuring Dallas artist Carmen Menza. The exhibition, called simply Equal, explores equality in various abstract ways, including a HRC style [...]

Best Bets • 05-02-14

Posted on 01 May 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 05.02 Uptown Players opens regional debut of ‘The Lyons’ A family of self-absorbed New Yorkers — from the gay son (Austin Tindle) to the drama-filled daughter (Kristen McCollough) to a prickly mom (Georgia Clinton) and a dying dad (Terry Vandivort) all gather in this dark comedy from writer Nicky Silver. This Tony-nominated play gets [...]

Best Bets • 04-25-14

Posted on 24 Apr 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 04.25 H4P&J marks Holocaust Remembrance Day with production of ‘Bent’ As an observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Hope for Peace and Justice is presenting a three-performance production of Bent. The award-winning play, about the treatment of gays in a concentration camp under the Nazis, unites issues of the abusiveness of homosexuals — and shows [...]

Best Bets • 04-18-14

Posted on 17 Apr 2014 at 11:10pm

Saturday 04.19 Cedar Springs Art Festival returns The Cedar Springs Merchant Association skipped its arts fair last year, but it’s back in 2014 — and back on Easter Weekend. This one-day festival features vendors offering up everything from paintings to sculpture to hand crafted items and, of course, food and drink. In addition to the [...]

Best Bets • 04-11-14

Posted on 10 Apr 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 04.11 Liz Mikel headlines George C. Wolfe’s jazzy musical ‘Spunk’ Zora Neale Hurston was one of the shining lights of the Harlem Renaissance, and gay theater impresario George C. Wolfe decided to move her from the written page to the stage in his bluesy musical Spunk, which adapts three of Hurston’s short stories. Water Tower [...]

Best Bets • 04-04-14

Posted on 03 Apr 2014 at 11:00pm

Friday 04.04 Do we smell ‘Tuna’ in Dallas? Yup, at Theatre 3 It’s Texas’ most iconic comedy (if you don’t count the “dream” seasons on Dallas). Greater Tuna, a delight with two actors playing all the residents of a sleepy West Texas town, deserves its place in the pantheon on regional humor. Terry Dobson (usually [...]

Best Bets • 03-28-14

Posted on 27 Mar 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 03.28 Dallas Opera cuts up with ‘Barber of Seville’ It’s perhaps the most beloved opera buffa in the classical canon, a farce that’s so iconic even if you’ve never seen a production, you’ve certainly seen Bugs Bunny’s takeoff of it. Yes, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville is a delicious sex comedy, about a conniving [...]

Best Bets • 03-21-14

Posted on 21 Mar 2014 at 10:52am

Friday 03.21 Dallas Opera continues season with Korngold’s ‘Die Tote Stadt’ Erich Wolfgang Korngold is best known to modern music lovers as a composer for Hollywood films — he even won an Oscar for his thrilling score to The Adventures of Robin Hood. But to a different fan base, he was also acclaimed for his [...]