WaterTower Pride mixer at S4 postponed

WaterTower Theatre’s launch party for its upcoming Pride series of plays, set for Thursday at Station 4, has been postponed “due to circumstances beyond our control,” according to Greg Patterson, the director of development and marketing for the company. The event will be rescheduled for September and will include live performances of scenes from the upcoming musical Spring Awakening.

The Addison theater has a reputation for high-quality productions, often with serious themes (including gay issues) in regional premieres like Take Me Out and the upcoming August: Osage County, as well as the Out of the Loop Fringe Festival every spring.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Weekly Best Bets • 08.19.11

Saturday 08.20

Homecoming queenVial
This week’s cover story focuses on the reunion of Jane Doe, but let’s not forget that it’s a big night for Deborah Vial too. The singer returns to Dallas to host the CD release of Stages and Stones. It’s gonna be like a vintage night out at Sue Ellen’s in the ’90s but like huge. Yeah. They’re even playing the big room at HOB.

DEETS: House of Blues, 2200 N. Lamar St.
7:30 p.m. $10. HouseOfBlues.com.

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Wednesday 08.24

‘Green’ screen
In The Green, Michael and David have the ideal suburban life in Connecticut. But an accusation turns their world around and Michael has to defend himself against suspicious coworkers and even his partner’s doubts. Q Cinema’s Fall Film Series returns with this drama starting Jason Butler Harner and Glee’s Cheyenne Jackson.

DEETS: Four Day Weekend Theater,
312 Houston St., Fort Worth. 8 p.m. $10.
QCinema.org

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Thursday 08.25

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

How’s this for a cast party?
WaterTower Theatre hosts a launch party for its WTT Pride series of three shows geared to LGBT theater fans. Theater, dancing, cocktails and disco? Will wonders never cease?

DEETS: Station 4, 3911 Cedar Springs Road. 9 p.m.
Email GPatterson@WaterTowerTheatre.org or call 972-450-6227.

 

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition
August 19, 2011.

—  Kevin Thomas

All the single ladies should check out this casting call for Texas-based web TV show ‘LezBeProud’

Beginning April 15, four Texas lesbians will be front and center in the new web TV show LezBeProud. The show looks to be much like The Real L Word, but Lez focuses on two couples and all the Texas drama that goes with it. Amen, sistas! But the show is missing a single lady and has a casting call posted smack dab on their homepage. Here’s what they’re looking for:

Be a part of THE Ladies….
LezBeProud is looking for a “single” lady who doesn’t mind exposing her life to find true love. We are looking for someone who is proud and has a story to share with the world. This “single” lady must have a fun attitude, amazing personality, a few character flaws (so we know you are just like us), and most importantly you must have an open heart free from past jaded relationships.  Is that even possible in the lesbian world?

Submit an email with photo and tell The Ladies why you would like to tell your story on LezBeProud and why you are truly ready to find your soul mate.

The website is looking pretty slick and hopefully the show will too. The show invites peeps out to Sue Ellen’s, 3014 Throckmorton St., for the launch party. “Sizzle with the Ladies” on April 15 at 9 p.m. It will be filming that night as well for a future episode.

—  Rich Lopez

Local Briefs

Razzle Dazzle Dallas announces launch of new event website

Organizers of the newly revived Razzle Dazzle Dallas have announced the launch of a new RDD website, where interested individuals can keep up with the latest news on the event, set for June 1-5, and register to become RDD volunteers or corporate sponsors.

The 2011 Razzle Dazzle Dallas will benefit eight local LGBT or HIV/AIDS organizations: Youth First Texas, Resource Center Dallas, AIDS Interfaith Network, Cedar Springs Merchants Association Beautification Fund, Legacy Counseling/Founders Cottage, Lone Star Ride and Dallas Legal Hospice.

The new website is at RazzleDazzleDallas.org. For more information, e-mail info@razzledazzledallas.org or call 214-450-8238.

Oak Cliff UU Church holding special ‘It Gets Better’ service, video filming

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff will present a special service Sunday, Feb. 13, at 10 a.m. in honor of the “It Gets Better” Project, started in response to the suicides of LGBT teens who had been bullied and harassed, and all those who stand against hatred and intolerance.

After the services on both Feb. 13 and Feb. 20, the church invites the community to share “It Gets Better” stories, which will be recorded, edited and posted online.

Go online to ItGetsBetter.org for information on the It Gets Better Project, and to OakCliffUU.org for information on and directions to the church. Interested individuals can also call Jan Brubaker at 214-907-9812 for information.

Bloomin’ Ball Launch Party set for Feb. 16 in private home

The 2011 Bloomin’ Ball Launch Party will be held Wednesday, Feb. 16 at a private home. The $10 suggested donation at the door includes complimentary light hors d’oeuvres, wine and valet parking.

The annual Bloomin’ Ball benefits AIDS Interfaith Network. For more information or to RSVP, contact Gretchen G. Kelly at 214-943-4444.

Researcher at UNT looking for participants for relationship study

The Center for Psychosocial Health Research from the University of North Texas is conducting a study of health and conflict within the LGBT population and is looking for LGBT individuals over 18 and fluent in English who have experienced conflict in a same-sex relationship.

Those who complete the survey will receive $20. For information on participating, email cphprojectheart@gmail.com or call 940-891-6844.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition Feb. 4, 2011.

—  John Wright

Best bets • 07.23.10

Friday 07.23

We just wanna know if we can tip
When six British gents lose their steel mill job and figure stripteasing is the way to make some cash, we applaud their entreneneurial efforts — especially if they have triceps and pecs like these. But most don’t in WaterTower’s The Full Monty. Regular Joes take it off for pound notes in their thongs and present beef in all shapes, sizes and songs.

DEETS: WaterTower Theatre, 15650 Addison Road. Through Aug. 15. $25–$40. WaterTowerTheatre.org.


Saturday 07.24

Vegans like to grill too, you know
Mercy For Animals Dallas is blunt when it points out this sweet face could be a family pet but that Babe the pig could be dinner. Animal-rights activisits and vegans know non-meat food can be just as satisfying. They’ll prove it with the Dallas branch’s launch party and vegan barbecue. MFA also shows off its new office which luckily is close to a pool.

DEETS: CityScape Dallas, 6467 Melody Lane. Noon. RSVP at EddieG@MercyForAnimals.org.


Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith

Wednesday 07.28

We heart our gay-friendly straight bears
Filmmaker Kevin Smith hits the road with longtime producer Scott Mosier for a night of lewdness and gratutitous sex onstage — only not that way. Their Smodcast Tour is like This American Life but with gay jokes and crass tales — and we love it.

DEETS: Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Ave. 8 p.m. $40–$60. GranadaTheater.com.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition July 23, 2010.

—  Michael Stephens

Bully Suicide Project launch party announced

The Bully Suicide Project posted on its Facebook page the announcement of its launch party. The party is a fundraiser to help raise money for BSP to get into three DISD schools. BSP plans to work with school administrators, faculty, students and parents to provide education and awareness on bullying and create a safe environment.

The Pooch Patio hosts the event providing food and drink. Along with the refreshments, Pooch Patio will raffle off one three-month unlimited block of doggie day care which apparently would cost anybody over $1,600.

The Bully Suicide Project launch party happens at the Pooch Patio June 12 at 5 p.m. There is a $25 suggested donation.

—  Rich Lopez