Best Bets • 07.08.16

Posted on 07 Jul 2016 at 11:10pm

Friday 07.15 — Sunday 07.31 McNally makes second appearance with Uptown Players’ ‘Only a Play’ Uptown Players’ most recent production was the drama Mothers & Sons, written by playwright Terrence McNally. Well, McNally is back at the Kalita … in a far less serious tone. It’s Only a Play is his riotous recount of behind-the-scenes as […]

Scene • 07.08.16

Posted on 07 Jul 2016 at 11:00pm

Making the SCENE the week of July 8–14: • Alexandre’s: Kristen Majors on Friday. K-Marie on Saturday and Tuesday. Chris Chism on Wednesday. Ilumin on Thursday. • Brick/Joe’s: Benefit for Orlando with Kennedy Davenport, Jaidynn Diore Fierce, Jiggly Caliente Brooks and LaTrone McNae on Saturday. • Club Reflection: The Green Team presents Linze Serell and others with MC Nancy […]

Girl on Girls • 07.01.16

Posted on 01 Jul 2016 at 7:35am

Jenny Block on how long-distance dating can (happily) pump the brakes on a new relationship It just may be the oldest lesbian joke in the books: Q. What does a lesbian bring on a second date? A. The U-Haul. The thing is, it’s only funny because it’s all too true. We girls have a habit […]

Stage review: ‘Psycho Beach Party’

Posted on 01 Jul 2016 at 7:30am

It is a testament to the complete saturation of absurdism in a Charles Busch play that literally any female character can effortlessly be turned into a man in drag. In the original off-Broadway version of Psycho Beach Party, Busch himself played the ingenue teen; in the film, he created a new role for himself as […]

Queer clip: ‘The Legend of Tarzan’

Posted on 01 Jul 2016 at 7:25am

When you have a physique like Alexander Skarsgard, you’re destined to spend a career cast as vampires, jungle men, beach bums and sexy drifters. (Pity the gorgeous among us! How hard it is to be Matthew, Brad or Alex!) But I’m not complaining. All three have something else in common beyond abdominal muscles on which […]

Drink up!

Posted on 01 Jul 2016 at 7:20am

Some cocktail recipes to enliven your Independence Day weekend The Fourth of July isn’t until Monday, which means a lot of us will get an uninterrupted three- or four-day weekend in which to celebrate our nation’s independence by getting tipsy by the pool (though no driving, guys!). Most Fridays, I provide a new cocktail recipe […]

Best Bets • 07.01.16

Posted on 30 Jun 2016 at 11:10pm

Friday 07.01 — Sunday 07.17 Come and meet those dancing feet at ‘42nd Street’ … in Dallas or Fort Worth Ever since the early talky film version, 42nd Street has been one of the iconic behind-the-scenes Broadway musicals. It was reinvented in the 1980s in the form it is today, and jam-packed with amazing dancing […]

Black Tie Dinner Sneak Peek preview party

Posted on 30 Jun 2016 at 11:00pm

Photos by Sheryl Lanzel, courtesy of Black Tie Dinner

Scene • 07.01.16

Posted on 30 Jun 2016 at 11:00pm

Making the SCENE the week of July 1–7: • Alexandre’s: Girls Night Out with Peggy Honea on Friday. Three Drunk Monkeys on Saturday. Karaoke with Wayne Smith on Sunday. K-Marie on Tuesday. Chris Chism on Wednesday. So Strung Out with Spencer West on Thursday. • Brick/Joe’s: Goldfinger is the theme for Miss Golden Globe State […]

Married men on marriage

Posted on 24 Jun 2016 at 7:25am

Anthology offers 4 stories from 4 perspectives A More Perfect Union, anthology by B.G. Thomas, J. Scott Coatsworth, Jamie Fessenden, Michael Murphy (Dreamspinner, 2016) paperback $17.99; 350 pp; eBook $6.99; 104K As we near the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, establishing marriage equality as the law of […]