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 […]

Best Bets • 11-13-15

Posted on 12 Nov 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 11.13 — Sunday 12.06 Book your trip to Neverland … in Downtown Dallas I have to admit it: I’m over Peter Pan. Soooo many remakes, re-imaginings, behind-the-scenes and variations. I’m through. Except: The new Cirque du Soleil-style show Peter Pan 360, with actual flying in a portable 100-foot theater adjacent to the Arts District, […]

Best Bets • 11-06-15

Posted on 05 Nov 2015 at 8:00pm

Friday 11.06 & Saturday 11.07 Akram Khan dances into Dallas debut TITAS’ season of dance this year is most notable for the plethora of Dallas debuts (only one company has appeared in the past). One of the newcomers generating the most excitement is Akram Khan, the British-born, Bengali-bred choreography known for his innovative style. You’re […]

Best Bets • 10-30-15

Posted on 29 Oct 2015 at 11:10pm

Friday 10.30 —Saturday 10.31 Charles Busch gets divine in the Arts District Few performers are as peripatetic as Charles Busch: Actor, playwright and screenwriter, drag diva and song stylist. He brings most of these skills to bear in his one-man show An Evening with Charles Busch, where he transforms the Wyly Theatre into a West Village […]

Best Bets • 10-23-15

Posted on 22 Oct 2015 at 11:10pm

Saturday 10.24 New Texas Symphony Orchestra “ALL IN! For Opera” Explore various operatic works with the all-volunteer orchestra featuring soprano Julie Ann Dieltz and various student musicians from the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. DEETS: Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St. 7:30 p.m. $25. Wednesday 10.28 Evening […]

Best Bets • 10-16-15

Posted on 15 Oct 2015 at 4:00pm

Friday 10.16 —Sunday 10.18 This is your final weekend to enjoy the State Fair of Texas The State Fair of Texas ends its 2015 run Sunday, which means this weekend is your last chance to fill up on the latest Fair fried delicacies. Gates open each day at 7 a.m., and fair buildings and exhibits […]