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. NTSO.org/product/season-concert-1-opera 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 […]

Best Bets • 10-09-15

Posted on 08 Oct 2015 at 10:00pm

Saturday 10.10 Texas Latino Gay Pride returns to Reverchon Think Pride is over? It’s not. Not only is National Coming Out Day on Sunday, but Saturday is the second annual Texas Latino Gay Pride celebration. DJ Nonsense and DJ Mateo will spin with live music, food and other vendors, and it’s all free. DEETS: Reverchon […]

Best Bets • 10-02-15

Posted on 01 Oct 2015 at 8:00pm

Friday 10.02 —Sunday 11.01 Denise Lee sings the blues … again Is it typecasting or the role of a lifetime? Frankly, we don’t care — we just know that, even though M. Denise Lee has portrayed Billie Holiday in two prior productions of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, we’re happy she’s back in a […]

Best Bets • 09-25-15

Posted on 24 Sep 2015 at 10:40am

Thursday 10.01—Monday 10.05 Dallas Black Pride shows another side of gay culture You might think Gay Pride is over in Dallas, but you’d be wrong. Because, for the 18th year, the gay black community is uniting for a weekend of events that encourage pride among people of color. But you don’t need to be black […]

Best Bets • 09-18-15

Posted on 17 Sep 2015 at 4:55pm

Saturday 09.19 Outrageous Wendy Ho wants you to save her feral pussy (er, she means cat) Wendy Ho is the kind of entertainer who refers to “her greatest shits,” so it’s no wonder the comedic performer has teamed up with a cat rescue group for a show this weekend called Save My Feral Pussy! You […]