Opera: OK, this is how I plan my weekend, but you may be out of luck. While tickets for the Dallas Opera’s Otello start as low as $15, that’s NOT what you can expect to pay tonight… even if you could snare a ticket. (Artistic director Jonathan Pell told me he’s not sure even he can get a seat.) For the debut of the Winspear’s opera season, tickets start at $2,500. Yours truly has one, but only one. But there are far more performances now that it’s in the smaller Winspear space, so more chances to catch Verdi’s music.
Stage: Being at the opera, I’ll miss opening night of The Mythical Memphis Coy at the HCG Gallery, but this locally-written story has “gay camp” written all over it.
Comedy: On Sunday, I’ll be at the KD Studio Theater enjoying Paul J. Williams at Eddie Sarfaty, who headlines his benefit for the Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
Radio brunch: The Rick and RJ Radio Show on Rational Radio 1360AM broadcasts live during Sunday brunch at Catalina from 11–1 p.m. Brunch is $28 per person includes cold seafood and salad buffet, hot entrees and most importantly, bottomless Mimosas.