Cocktail Friday special edition

Posted on 19 Aug 2016 at 7:25am

It has become as prevalent in foodie culture as snarky Yelp reviews and truffle-oiled mac and cheese: National [Insert Food Item Here] Day. Name your favorite: National Fajita Day. National Margarita Day. National Quinoa Day. (OK, I don’t know there is one of those, but the rule holds.) It’s not a bad thing, really; it lets […]

Salum: A fresh look and an old favorite

Posted on 19 Aug 2016 at 7:20am

The transfer of ownership of Komali didn’t just give new life to one restaurant, but two. A big reason for the sale was so that chef Abraham Salum could concentrate his energies on his self-named Salum restaurant, which opened in 2005. Eleven years is a long run for any chef-driven concept, but a recent visit […]

Best Bets • 08.19.16

Posted on 18 Aug 2016 at 11:10pm

Friday 08.26 Throwing Shade podcasters Erin and Bryan return to Texas For a while now, Bryan Safi and Erin Gibson have gotten together once a week to share their insights into issues that affects women and gays and give them, as they say, “much less respect than they deserve.” The popular Throwing Shade podcast is one […]

Lambda Legal’s Landmark Dinner 2016

Posted on 18 Aug 2016 at 11:00pm

Photos courtesy Barb Nunn/2nd2Nunn Photography

Scene • 08-19-16

Posted on 18 Aug 2016 at 11:00pm

Making the SCENE the week of Aug. 19–25: • Alexandre’s: K-Marie on Friday and Tuesday. Chris Chism and the band on Saturday and Wednesday. Wayne Smith on Sunday. Ilumin on Thursday. • Club Changes: Wall of Food Closet Ball at 9 p.m. on Saturday. • Club Reflection: Alana Summers hosts 80s Night costume contest with […]

­Drawing Dallas • 08.12.16

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 7:45am

Artist Danny Rose may not be bound for Broadway, but he lives for his art MARK STOKES  | Illustrator mark@markdrawsfunny.com Name and age: Danny Rose, 27. Spotted at: Cityplace Occupation: Painter Born in Charleston, S.C., Danny spent his formative years “on the edge of the world,” as he says — in Blair and Altus, Okla. […]

Sign of the times

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 7:40am

Don Jones has been translating the arts for the hearing-impaired for more than a quarter century, but he’s not the only one … at least not anymore. Last month, Theatre 3 announced its partnership with the Deaf Action Center to begin interpreted performances of its shows this coming season, in both the mainstage and smaller […]

Booty-licious

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 7:35am

Out playwright and director Robert O’Hara tackles the twin minorities of being black and gay in Stage West’s provocative ‘Bootycandy’ Playwright and director Robert O’Hara has been a rising name in theaters around the country for nearly a decade, but he hasn’t been introduced in North Texas — until now. And we’re about to get […]

A season of the arts … at a glance

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 7:30am

Your handy guide to a year of theater, dance, music and the arts In addition to our Best Bets rundown of the arts, here’s a comprehensive guide to what’s going on in North Texas for the next 12 months (and beyond). You’ll never be able to say “I’m bored — there’s nothing to do!” again. […]

A year in the life

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 7:25am

We narrow down a year’s worth of performing and visual arts into one fantastic must-see events calendar by Arnold Wayne Jones There’s so much offered by the North Texas arts community, it’s easy to get lost in it all. So once again, we’ve curated a list of the best of the best. Culled from all […]