Best bets • 07.30.10

Saturday 07.31

Hit over the head with comedy

Seriously, there is nothing better than a man who makes us laugh. Four men and two women are even better. The improv comedy troupe Blunt Force Drama will work hard for your laughs, but we have yet to see out member Dave Cudlipp in action. As the strong, silent type, he may be the most hilarious.

DEETS: Mouth, 2626 Main St. 7 p.m. $10. MouthDallas.com.

Saturday 07.31

No, really, thank you for the music
As if the combo of ABBA and a musical on stage and the big screen isn’t heaven enough, The Women’s Chorus of Dallas goes one better. The ladies present Mamma Mia! The Movie Sing-Along! giving you the chance to belt out the way you wanted at the theater. “Dancing Queen” should likely be a spectacle to hear and see, on screen and off.

DEETS: Studio Movie Grill, 11170 N. Central Expressway. 2 p.m. $15. TWCD.org.

Thursday 08.05

No dinner with this murder mystery
In Theatre Three’s Sherlock Holmes in the Crucifier of Blood, we follow the detective all the way from India to an opium den in London as he unravels his mystery of the moment. But the best part — it already sounds better than the Robert Downey Jr. movie.

DEETS: Theatre Three, 2800 Routh St. #168. 7:30 p.m. Through Sep. 5. $20–$40. Theatre3Dallas.com.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition July 30, 2010.

—  Kevin Thomas

Grammys Live Blog: Our server finally lets me back in

Ugh. Well, I’ve been attempting to post for the last 30 minutes and I’ve missed a lot. So, let me see where we are.

Stephen Colbert won for best comedy. I thought he was the host but was wrong. Rooted for Kathy Griffin but either way, it’s more celebrity material for her.

Record of the Year goes to Kings of Leon. KXT overloaded me with them so this is a bit meh for me.

Robert Downey Jr. doesn’t understand overexposure and introduces The Soloist costar Jamie Foxx. Foxx was anything but when a slew of people I couldn’t recognize (save for Slash) recreated a Parliament/Funkadelic live show.

I have a Ke$ha joke somewhere but can’t find it .

—  Rich Lopez