Best Bets • 01.29.16

Posted on 28 Jan 2016 at 6:10pm

Sunday 01.31 Opera luminaries Flicka and Jake, together again … in concert When last we saw Frederica von Stade, she was delighting audiences in the world premiere of composer Jake Heggie’s Great Scott at the Winspear. Well, these opera luminaries (and personal friends) have teamed up again for an afternoon of music, with “Flicka” singing a […]

Best Bets • 01.22.16

Posted on 21 Jan 2016 at 5:10pm

Friday 01.22 Tug Party and Underwear Auction launches new HIV awareness group in Dallas The Dallas chapter of Team Friendly — a group founded by a former internationally recognized leatherman to change the dialogue on HIV/AIDS awareness — only started last fall, so to get its activities underway, raise awareness of its mission (and raise money), it […]

Best Bets • 01.15.16

Posted on 14 Jan 2016 at 11:10pm

Friday 01.15 & Saturday 01.16 New Age guru and author Gregg Braden plots a spiritual path Gregg Braden is a best selling author of books about self-enlightenment and living a spiritual life in the modern world. He brings his talents to Dallas this weekend at two events — on Friday evening for a book signing, reception […]

Best Bets • 01.08.16

Posted on 07 Jan 2016 at 11:10pm

Monday 01.11 & Friday 01.15 Life is a cabaret, old chum — at least in Dallas this week The new year has barely gotten started, and already there are more cabaret series than you can shake a highball glass at. First up is season 2 of Denise Lee’s free Cabaret Festival at Fair Park Monday, […]

Best Bets • 01-01-2016

Posted on 31 Dec 2015 at 11:10am

Saturday 01.02 — Sunday 01.24   30th anniversary season of Pegasus Theatre kicks off with world premiere Living B&W show If you’ve never seen a Living Black & White show — one of the masterfully art-directed mystery comedies from Pegasus Theatre — you’re overdue. The company is marking its 30th anniversary season with a full […]

Best Bets • 12-25-15

Posted on 24 Dec 2015 at 9:10am

Saturday 12.26 — Sunday 01.03 Lone Star Circus revisits gypsy roots with Zingari It’s not secret that the original European circuses of traveling entertainers were typically populated by the Roma people — often called gypsies. Zingari — the name of this season’s incarnation of the Lone Star Circus — is Italian for “gypsies,” which returns […]

Best Bets • 12-11-15

Posted on 10 Dec 2015 at 6:10pm

Saturday 12.12 A week of choral music from the Women’s Chorus and the TCC The holidays are a precious time for song, from sacred hymns to secular carols to simple feelings of warmth, family and fun, and two of Dallas’ best — both with gay appeal — are performing this week… and not in competition! […]

Best Bets • 12-04-15

Posted on 03 Dec 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 12.04 — Sunday 12.06 Iconic TV movie ‘Rudolph’ becomes a very familiar family stage musical You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen … heck, you know the entire cast of Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the TV perennial brought to life in charming stop-motion animation more than 50 years ago. But do you […]

Best Bets • 11-27-15

Posted on 26 Nov 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 11.27—Sunday 03.20 DMA shows a different side of Jackson Pollock The Kimbell isn’t the only local museum with stunning new exhibits. Over at the Dallas Museum of Art, guests can admire later works from Jackson Pollock. Best known for his “drip” or “splatter” painting, Pollock experimented with other forms as well, including sculpture, above, […]

Best Bets • 11-20-15

Posted on 19 Nov 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 11.20 Isabella Rossellini to receive Art of Film Award from Dallas Film Society Isabella Rossellini got her start in film in big ways — first on sets as the child of actress Ingrid Bergman and director Roberto Rossellini, then starring in Blue Velvet in her first year as an actress. She’ll talk about those […]