Tuesday 08.16 — Sunday 08.28
Tony musical favorite ‘Gentleman’s Guide’ opens at Winspear
In 2014, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder beat the odds, winning the Tony for best musical against heavy-hitters like Aladdin and Beautiful. Certainly it won over voters with its plot, taken from the old Ealing Studios comedy Kind Hearts & Coronets, but also a jaunty score, lush sets and a showcase for versatile actors, including one who plays eight characters — all the intended victims of a social-climbing killer. But it’s all in good fun. The national tour debuts in Dallas this week, kicking off ATTPAC’s Broadway Series season.
Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St.
Texas Theatre screens restoration of John Waters’ classic ‘Multiple Maniacs’
Many people know John Waters from his popular successes like Hairspray and Cry-Baby (and their musical adaptations), but he really put cult camp filmmaking on the map with micro-budget counterculture films including the rarely-seen Multiple Maniacs. Now, a restored version of this gloriously grotesque 1972 vehicle for Divine gets a proper theatrical showing. Prepare to be hilariously appalled.
The Texas Theatre
231 W. Jefferson Blvd.
10 p.m. $10.
The AIDS Interfaith Network has been serving the HIV community for decades — 30 years to be exact. And this weekend, they will mark that anniversary with a little party, featuring snacks from the Original Cupcakery, champagne and live music courtesy of Denise Lee, above. Stop in and say “congrats!” … and also “thank you.”
Interfaith Peace Chapel
5910 Cedar Springs Road
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition August 12, 2016.