“Defining Marriage: A Debate!” at U of H tomorrow

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse

One day we will get to the point where an University inviting guests to debate marriage equality will be greeted with the same scorn that an on-campus debate on women’s suffrage or whether or not African-Americans are 3/5 of a person would engender, but that day is not today. Just in time for the expected U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruling on Prop. 8  tomorrow, Feb. 7, the Federalist Society and Outlaw at the University of Houston present “Defining Marriage: A Debate!” at noon in the Bates Law Building room 109.

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, founder of the Ruth Institute, a project of the National Organization for Marriage, will be on hand to defend the continued prohibition against marriage equality. Mitchell Katine, who served as local counsel in Lawrence v. Texas (the Supreme Court case declaring Texas’ law against “homosexual conduct” unconstitutional) will defend marriage as a civil right, constitutionally guaranteed by equal protection under the law.

As a bonus the first 70 attendees to arrive will receive a free Chick-Fil-A sandwich and waffle fries, because we like our civil rights debated with a side of irony.

After the jump get a sneak peak at the kind of keen logical arguments to be expected from Dr. Morse:

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‘Camp Death’ tonight at Pocket Sandwich

Keep that Halloween feeling

Pocket Sandwich Theatre keeps the frights going along with the laughs in their latest popcorn-tossing show Camp Death. No block parties to struggle through this time. Just sit back and enjoy as Pocket Sandwich spoofs on Friday the 13th and other ’80s horror flicks. And stock up on the popcorn. It’s just as fun to toss at your friends as it is the onstage villains.

DEETS: Pocket Sandwich Theatre, 5400 E. Mockingbird Lane, Ste. 119. 7:30 p.m. $10–$18. PocketSandwich.com.

—  Rich Lopez

Classical Open Mic tonight at Buzzbrews

Dust off that violin and resin those strings

Bringing classical music back to the people, founded by musicians Michael Jackson (not that one) and Kristen Center, Classical Open Mic strive to perform their works in unconventional places. Like a 24-hour diner. Taking the classic out of typical venues, they work to get it closer to everyday people and encourage interaction and participation. Plus, you can have a sandwich to go with it. Sweet!

DEETS: Buzzbrews, 4334 Lemmon Ave. 7 p.m. Free. ClassicalOpenMic.com

—  Rich Lopez

More Police Blotter: Drag queen steals $30 from tip jar at Subway on Cedar Springs strip

We’ll be posting our new weekly Police Blotter feature on Mondays — minus the flashing lights — but the following late addition to the reports from over the weekend was just too good not to share:

According to a police report, a man dressed as a woman entered the Subway at 3928 Cedar Springs at about 2:15 p.m. on Sunday, and proceeded to order a sandwich. When an employee began making the sandwich, the suspect removed a tip jar from the counter and placed it in his purse. After the employee told the suspect to put the tip jar back, the suspect took the jar out of the purse, emptied its contents into the purse, and placed the jar back on the counter — before fleeing.

The employee told police he’s seen the suspect multiple times and that the suspect has stolen bags of chips from the business in the past. The tip jar’s contents were estimated at $30.

—  John Wright

Deli Changes “Gay” Sandwich Name

Sandwichx390 (Photos.com) | Advocate.comA popular Brooklyn deli has stopped calling a sandwich the “Gay Boy” after opening a new location.
Advocate.com: Daily News

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Icelandic Subway Sandwich Artist Won’t Serve Footlongs To Pink-Wearing Homos

A Subway restaurant worker who refused over the weekend to serve a customer he believed was gay was fired. And it sure sounds like we missed a lovely showdown!

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Tom Sime’s ‘Bloodletters’ staged reading at Pocket

Staged reading delivers horrors and laughs

Blood is thicker than water in more ways than one in Bloodletters. Former DMN critic turned playwright Tom Sime combines horror and comedy when suspense author Grace brings her inspiration too close to home. With her dysfunctional family as inspiration, her story begins to parallel that of those closest to her — and that’s not good. But is it coincidence or is she making it happen?

A staged reading won’t make it any less scary. Or fun.

DEETS: Pocket Sandwich Theatre, 5400 E. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 119. 7:15 p.m. Free. RSVP to LoneStarStudios@yahoo.com.

—  Rich Lopez

Pocket Sandwich gets spooky with ‘Dracula: The Melodrama’

This play sucks — but that’s a good thing

Pocket Sandwich Theatre’s melodramas are a Dallas treasure. Because anytime you’re allowed to throw food at someone (in this case, popcorn only), then it’ll be a good time. Being October though, their latest offering also caters to the season of Halloween. Dracula: The Melodrama gives you the chance to laugh and shriek…and toss popcorn at the cast. Just don’t get it in Drac’s mouth. That might mess with the fangs.

DEETS: Pocket Sandwich Theatre, 5400 E. Mockingbird Lane. Through Nov. 13. 8 p.m. $10–$18. PocketSandwichTheatre.com.

—  Rich Lopez

Hurry! Free Night of Theater 2010 tix will be released at noon Monday

If you missed out on last year’s Free Night of Theater, try again at noon today when tickets will be released to a variety of productions and more. Participating theaters so far for this year’s event include Kitchen Dog Theater, Dallas Theater Center and Theatre Three.

But Pocket Sandwich Theatre’s your best bet for getting into the Halloween season. They will be offering tickets to Dracula — The Melodrama.

Click here to plan your attack, because if it’s like last year, these tickets will go fast. Don’t fret too much though. This is actually the second of a round of giveaways that FNOT will be giving out. Every Monday at noon in October, they will open up a new set of shows with free tickets.

—  Rich Lopez