Best Bets • 02-28-14

Posted on 27 Feb 2014 at 11:10pm

Saturday 03.01 Kibbutz Contemporary Dance makes Dallas debut Continuing its mission of specializing in bringing the best dance offerings to Dallas, TITAS presents a debut performance this weekend with the arrival of Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company. The troupe, from Western Gallilee in Northern Israel, will perform its energetic, physical style for two performances Saturday (matinee [...]

Best Bets • 02-21-14

Posted on 20 Feb 2014 at 11:00pm

Friday 02.21 Cirque du Soleil: Varekai returns to Frisco The story of Icarus may seem an unlikely theme for a circus show, but that’s exactly the inspiration for Varekai. Cirque du Soleil’s patented magic of derring-do and whimsy is back, this time taking over the DrPepper Arena in Frisco for three more nights, where juggling, acrobatics, [...]

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 [...]