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 [...]

Best Bets • 12-06-13

Posted on 05 Dec 2013 at 10:30pm

Friday 12.06  DTC brings ‘Christmas Carol’ back to Arts District For years, theatergoers would trek to a gravel parking lot and step inside a makeshift theater space to see Dallas Theater Center’s annual production of A Christmas Carol in the old Arts District Theater. That structure was razed nearly 10 years ago to make way [...]

Best Bets • 11-29-13

Posted on 27 Nov 2013 at 3:00pm

Friday 11.29 You know it’s the holidays: Texas Ballet Theater mounts ‘Nutcracker’ It’s the one ballet everyone has seen — or should see. Texas Ballet Theater, which divides its time between Dallas and Fort Worth, will mount Sir Ben Stevenson’s production of Tchaikovsky’s timeless classic, with those wonderful tunes, enchanting costumes and gorgeous choreography. DEETS: Winspear [...]

Best Bets • 11-22-13

Posted on 21 Nov 2013 at 11:10pm

Friday 11.22 Scrap•Arts•Music combines music and movement at Winspear TITAS has been moving to more dance-centric programming, but somehow, Scrap•Arts•Music seems to bridge the space between music and movement with its unique blend of handmade musical instruments and focus on movement for its entertaining show of sight and sound. DEETS: Winspear Opera House 2403 Flora [...]

Best Bets • 11-15-13

Posted on 14 Nov 2013 at 11:10pm

Friday 11.15 ilume Gallerie opens new show highlighting Camelot As the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy Assassination looms, the ilume Gallerie marks the solemn occasion with an art exhibit featuring the colorful paintings of featured artist Kat. Her collection — including portraits of JFK, Jackie and other iconic images of the 1960s — will kick [...]

Best Bets • 11-08-13

Posted on 07 Nov 2013 at 11:10pm

Friday 11.08 Kinsey Sicks perform ‘dragapella’ at Majestic They are America’s favorite beauty shop quartet who perform in drag, and even though there’s not a lot of competition for that title, the Kinsey Sicks are still harmonious fun with their four-part song stylings and campy sense of humor. And the concert Friday even benefits Dallas’ [...]

Best Bets • 11-01-13

Posted on 31 Oct 2013 at 11:10pm

Friday 10.25 ‘Carmen’ swaps out Don Jose for rest of run No, you’re not seeing double. Yes, we made Carmen a Best Bet last week, too, but it’s here again because — aside from the fact the production is simply stellar — it is in some ways a whole new show. Two Don Joses were [...]

Best Bets • 10-25-13

Posted on 24 Oct 2013 at 11:10pm

Friday 10.25 Del Shores gets sordid again at the Rose Room Del Shores makes no bones about his affection for Dallas audiences — they account for his best-selling standup shows anywhere, which is no doubt why he keeps coming back. His latest one-man monologue —about his passions (good and bad) — is called, appropriately enough, My [...]

Best Bets • 10-18-13

Posted on 17 Oct 2013 at 11:10pm

Friday 10.18 IGRA’s World Gay Rodeo Finals ride into Cowtown The International Gay Rodeo Association is the preeminent organization overseeing gay cowboys, if you don’t count guys who hang out at the Round-Up Saloon. It’s October, so that means the World Gay Rodeo Finals are here, and once again will be whooping it up in Fort Worth. [...]