Get an early-bird discount to Bruce Wood Dance Project’s Six

8520This past weekend, the Bruce Wood Dance Project — I’m not gonna lie: one of my absolute favorite arts organizations in a city filled with many great ones — held its annual Cocktails and Choreography mixer, where the company previews its upcoming season, which has already been jam-packed (including a trip to the GALA Choruses conference). Attendees were treated to excerpts from a world premiere piece, Klezmer Radio, from guest choreographer Katarzyna Skarpetowska. That’s just one of three pieces — including a world premiere from artistic director Kimi Nikaidoh and a Dallas premiere from the company’s late founder — that will be on display at City Performance Hall on Nov. 11 and 12. If you book your tickets before next Tuesday (using the code SIX),  you can get $6 off tickets … and also get a seat at Mistletoe Magic (Dec. 20), the annual gala fundraiser. Click here for more info and to get your discount.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Another reason to go to Aspen: Leslie Jordan

Last week, I mentioned that time was running out to get some early-bird deals for Aspen Gay Ski Week, the Who’s-your-granddaddy of gay ski events. Scheduled entertainment included Dallas’ own Paul J. Williams, who will host the “comedy night.” Now word comes in that the headliner for the event will be Leslie Jordan.

The Emmy-winning star of Will & Grace and Sordid Lives is a fixture in Dallas where his home-spun queer humor plays well. No word yet on whether Jordan will perform his Trip Down the Pink Carpet one-man show, his standup or just improvise with Williams. (I know from experience: Jordan needs no help to be funny extemporaneously for long stretches.)

The show takes place at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen on Jan. 20. Tickets are $50. Buy ’em at 970-920-5770.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones