Drag king troupe Mustache Envy raises $1,300 for charity at Sue Ellen’s show

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With their slicked-back hair, finely trimmed facial hair and no-holds-barred sex appeal, Dallas drag troupe Mustache Envy made the girls blush and scream at Sue Ellen’s on Friday for the third year in the national charity event, Kings for a Cause. This year the handsome crew raised more than $1,300, surpassing last year’s total by $200. The money will benefit Resource Center Dallas’ Nelson-Tebedo Clinic and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Last year Mustache Envy placed second for most funds raised nationally, and they are top contenders for first this year. More photos below.

—  Maddox Price

Weekly Best Bets

Friday 04.29

These kings wanna get rocked
The peeps behind this show are pretty brilliant — not to mention a kick-ass flyer. Drag kings and local bands make up Mustaches & Music hosted by Christina Love. After Julian 4Play and the rest of the kings perform, Screaming Red and Electro-Shock Machine bring the rock out to finish the night. Sweet.

DEETS: Sue Ellen’s, 3014 Throckmorton St. 9 p.m. PartyAtTheBlock.com.

 

Saturday 04.30

No, it’s OK to have that buzz
Festivals come left and right this time of year, but we’re prone to those encouraging us to eat and drink. The Dallas Wine and Food Festival has been doing just that for 27 years. We long for Saturday’s wine seminars at Mockingbird Station spots topped off by happy hour at Margarita Ranch.

DEETS: Mockingbird Station, 5321 E. Mockinbird Lane. 11 a.m. Through Sunday. $15–$25. DallasWineFest.com.

 

Sunday 05.01

Spoken word with purpose
Audaciously Speaking presents the 4th Annual Evolution of Spoken Word. Local out poet, Audacious brings together an impressive lineup of local poets and artists, all who are ready to drop some knowledge on you.

DEETS: Chocolate Secrets, 3926 Oak Lawn Ave. 3 p.m. $15. 682-472-9396

—  John Wright

Here’s your chance to be ‘Something Fabulous’ as performance troupe holds auditions

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Something Fabulous

Something Fabulous, the performance troupe that performs monthly at Resource Center Dallas’ GayBingo, will be holding auditions to add members on Sunday, Oct. 3, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in The Rose Room at Station 4. But audition forms must be completed and turned in, with a photo, at  RCD, 2701 Reagan, by Sept. 26. Audition applications will be accepted after that date, but those who get everything turned in on time get priority treatment.

Audition forms and more information are available here.

Dancers have to be at least 21 and comfortable working in an LGBT atmosphere. They must also be prepared to rehearse every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and to perform in monthly shows.

GayBingo is now in its 10th year, and Something Fabulous has been part of the fun for more than three of those years. The performance troupe — dedicated to education and activism through dance — is “not just a drag show,” but “a full-scale production that includes choreography, illusion, costumes, theatrics, and humor,” group leaders say.

The troupe started out with two drag queens, Jenna Skyy and Patti Le Plae Safe, who performed during intermission at the monthly GayBingo events. Then they added a drag king (Johnny Big) and a divette (Brandi Amara Skyy). The group now has more than 10 members including drag queens, drag kings, belly dancers and hip-hop artists.

—  admin

Buddies II working on going out with a bang

You probably already know the gay club scene is taking another hit. Buddies II will be shutting their doors Oct. 1 which really sucks. They have one of the best sound systems I’ve ever heard in a club and many a summer was spent playing sand volleyball on the weekends. We’ll feature Buddies II in the near future but I just wanted to be sure you’ve seen their Web site.

The goodbye letter on their homepage is somewhat heartbreaking to read by owners Sandy and Dawn. The Buddies crew is working to fill up their September calendar with special events all the way to the final weekend. I’d recommend checking out what might look like the only Drag Kings show in their already busy schedule. The show is an absolute kick and the ladies eat it up. According to the calendar, you have one last chance to see them perform at their original spot and that’s gonna be Friday night at 10 p.m.

I just hope the Kings can find a new home because when it comes right down to it, they are fairly awesome.

—  Rich Lopez