Best Bets • 05.13.16

Posted on 12 May 2016 at 11:10pm

Saturday 05.14 AIN marks 30 years of sowing seeds of hope with annual fundraiser Bloomin’ Ball AIDS Interfaith Network has been doing good works for people living with HIV/AIDS for 30 years, and for 10 of them, the Bloomin’ Ball has been the major fundraiser helping them get money to further their efforts. The decade-old event […]

Best Bets • 05.06.16

Posted on 05 May 2016 at 11:10pm

Friday 05.06 — Saturday 05.14 DTC, Cara Mia cross the border with ‘Deferred Action’ What happens to a DREAM Act deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? That’s the question posed by the world premiere play Deferred Action, a co-venture of the Dallas Theater Center and Cara Mia Theatre Co. Locally […]

Best Bets • 04.29.16

Posted on 28 Apr 2016 at 11:10pm

Friday 04.29— Sunday 05.01 Purple Party spins a weekend of partying for a cause Although they call it the Purple Party (singular), there are actually five events all weekend long at this circuit party and fundraiser from the all-volunteer Purple Foundation. It kicks off with the Ignite party on Friday, followed by a daytime pool […]

Best Bets • 04.22.16

Posted on 21 Apr 2016 at 11:10pm

Friday 04.22 — Sunday 05.22 It’s time you start defying gravity: ‘Wicked’ returns for a month! Chances are you heard that Stephen Schwartz, the composer of the megaton musical Wicked, pulled the national tour from performing in North Carolina as a result of that state’s anti-gay, transphobic legislation. Who says are and politics don’t go […]

Best Bets • 04-15-16

Posted on 14 Apr 2016 at 11:10pm

Saturday 04.16 Famed Dallas rockers Jane Doe reunite for concert at Sue Ellen’s They were the first band Kathy Jack ever booked for Caven. They have played with the likes of the great Deborah Vial. They have been seen at the Kessler, House of Blues and other venues … but not so much lately. Only […]

Best Bets • 04.08.16

Posted on 07 Apr 2016 at 11:10pm

Friday 04.08—Sunday 05.01 2 big stars portray 2 big stars in ‘Empress/Pearl’ Bessie Smith and Janis Joplin where giants of the blues, but Dallas’ talent pool is almost as impressive: We have M. Denise Lee and Marisa Diotalevi, who team up to portray these legends of music with The Lady, The Empress and the Pearl, […]

Bets Bets • 04.01.16

Posted on 31 Mar 2016 at 11:10pm

Friday 04.01—Sunday 04.10 Food, fashion and four-legged fundraising dominate this week and beyond We’re not sure why all of a sudden three elements of our lives — our pets, fashion and foodie events — combined for one week, but here they are: Several food festivals, both with dogs and without, plus some fashion fundraisers … […]

Best Bets • 03.25.16

Posted on 24 Mar 2016 at 11:10pm

Friday 03.25 & Saturday 03.26 All-male Herve Koubi makes Dallas debut It was just last month that the all-male British dance company BalletBoyz made its Dallas debut, and now another testosterone-filled troupe from across the pond will share its unique take on dance with local audiences for the first time. Cie Herve Koubi showcases bold, […]

Best Bets • 03.18.16

Posted on 17 Mar 2016 at 11:10pm

Sunday 03.20 Legendary beauty Sophia Loren shares her life stories She has two Academy Awards, an international film career rivaled by few others and one of the most gorgeous mugs in cinema history. But the famously smart and fiery Sophia Loren is more than you can sum up in a few words, which a lucky […]

Best Bets • 03.11.16

Posted on 10 Mar 2016 at 11:10pm

Friday 03.11—Sunday 03.27 Go under the sea without getting wet at ‘Little Mermaid’ The 1989 animated film The Little Mermaid really kicked off the Disney revolution of animation that is still going on today. And what better film to do it with — a glorious, tune-filled fantasy about a mermaid who becomes human temporarily, but […]