Best Bets • 02-14-14

Posted on 13 Feb 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 02.14 Lookin’ fer love … or just lookin’ Ah, Valentine’s Day. A time for couples and cuddling and chocolate-covered strawberries by a roaring fire. … or not. Who needs romance when you can enjoy getting a bit hot-and-bothered at Club Stallions’ Valentine’s Night party. Sexy dancers will be sharin’ the love for the members-only [...]

Best Bets • 02-07-14

Posted on 06 Feb 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 02.07 DBDT marks Black History month with 2 world premieres There’s some special significance with the Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s Cultural Awareness Series this weekend: This will be the final Black History Month for the troupe founded by Ann Williams, who steps down in the spring. It’s poignant, then, that a person who gave so many [...]

Best Bets • 01-31-14

Posted on 30 Jan 2014 at 11:10pm

Saturday 02.01 A game of domination and submission gets the stage treatment in the local premiere of ‘Venus in Fur’ Thomas (Chris Hury), a writer-director, is desperate to find the right actress for the lead in his latest literary adaptation. Vanda (Alison Pistorius) is equally desperate to get cast. Despite arriving late and being completely [...]

Best Bets • 01-24-14

Posted on 23 Jan 2014 at 11:10pm

Sunday 01.26 Dance Theatre of Harlem makes Bass debut Inspired by the empowerment message of Martin Luther King Jr., Arthur Mitchell founded the Dance Theatre of Harlem 45 years ago, and it has been a tremendous success, known for its innovative, athletic and beautiful choreography. The company makes its Bass Performance Hall debut on Sunday, with [...]

Best Bets • 01-17-14

Posted on 16 Jan 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 01.17 Uptown Players opens annual fundraiser Broadway Our Way The divas will be out in force at the Kalita Humphreys Theater this weekend, and that’s how it should be. Uptown Players kicks off its 2014 season with its annual fundraiser, in which boys sing the girls’ songs and vice versa. And the bench is [...]

Best Bets • 01-10-14

Posted on 09 Jan 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 01.10 Saturday 01.11 Sunday 01.12 Steven Jay Crabtree returns with ‘Dysfunctional Divas’ The new year may be more than a week old, but for screwed up women inside Steven Jay Crabtree’s mind, there’s never a reason to let the liquor stop flowing. With characters like Martini Glass and Trayla Park, Crabtree unleashes his brand of [...]

Best Bets • 01-03-14

Posted on 02 Jan 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 01.03 Saturday 01.04 Mr. Dallas Eagle kicks off 2014 leather season It’s one of the the important stepping stones on the way to the leather immortality: Win Mr. Dallas Eagle, then go on to Mr. Texas Leather and maybe take the title International Mr. Leather. But you gotta start with Mr. Dallas Eagle, which [...]

Best Bets • 12-27-13

Posted on 26 Dec 2013 at 11:10pm

Friday 12.27 Lone Star Circus returns to Dallas Children’s Theater We have to admit: As newish holiday traditions go, the after-Christmas spectacle of the Lone Star Circus is one we’ve grown to love. It’s something fresh and unexpected during the final weeks of the holiday rush, and it’s family friendly, but mostly it has to [...]

Best Bets • 12-20-13

Posted on 19 Dec 2013 at 11:10pm

Friday 12.20 You don’t have to dream of a ‘White Christmas’ — it’s here! For more than 70 years, the holiday season has practically been defined by the song “White Christmas.” For more than 50, the splash film musical by that name has been equally as iconic. But if your VHS tape is chewed up [...]

Best Bets 12-13-13

Posted on 12 Dec 2013 at 11:10pm

Friday 12.13   Chorale goes traditional and campy with its holiday concerts If it’s Decemeber in Dallas, the Turtle Creek Chorale is making their list and checking it twice — twice being the operative word here. The chorale doubles your pleasure, first with its concert of traditional holiday music, December Song, which starts Thursday in Dallas [...]