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

If a Congressman ‘bulldozes away’ ‘screaming, profane gays’ and no one’s there to film it…

…does it still make a sound?

We ask, because there’s no record of the following recount actually happening. Not from Iowa’s mainstream press. Not from bloggers. Not from YouTubers who filmed the events. Not even, up to this point, from anyone in the conservative movement — a movement filled with folks who LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to exploit any and every chance to make gays look aggressive.

But leave it to Congressman Steve King (Very Far R-Iowa) to all of a sudden remember some sort of militant, radical, profane gay aggression that’s gone wholly unreported for a matter of months:

REP. STEVE KING: “I went on the judge bus tour with the National Organization for Marriage and the Family Research Council, and I climbed off of that bus into the heart of the screaming, profane gays that met us at nearly every stop, and I took them on directly, and in some cases actually — not direct violence, but physical. Yeah, so, and then, I went back down and sat down in the radio studio —

POLITICAL CORRECTION: “You were physically — they, like, physically tried to —”

KING: “Well here’s the extent of it. They get right in your face and they scream profanities right at you. And you have to stand there and deliver it. I finally, as my voice gave out, I turned it over to Connie Mackie who is a verbal pugilist of the first order, and they even crowded tight around her, so I turned my back to them and just, I backed up into them. I kept bulldozing them away from Connie Mackie because they were so intimidating and so threatening and so profane.

Rep. Steve King Proudly Recalls Confronting “Screaming, Profane Gays” [Political Correction]

(H/t: AKSARBENT)

So produce a tape, Congressman! And by “produce,” we don’t mean commission the firm that did NOM’s “Gathering Storm” ad to CGI some “intimidating, threatening, profane” gays into stock video of a rally. We mean “produce” as in cough up the tape. As in show us where any of this happened. Because we know people who were there on the ground in Iowa — and none of them saw anything even close to resembling an altercation.

So seriously, dude: Show us some documentation of how you boldly saved Connie Mackie from the de facto burning building that is the equality movement. Until you can, we’re gonna stick with our own memories from this tragically misguided tour:






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—  David Taffet

It Wouldn’t Be A Tom Ford Cover Without Screaming Sex Appeal

THE SHOT — I know fashion magazines Photoshop models to within centimeters of their lives, but Tom Ford on the cover of Vogue Korea, with model Karen Elson, hasn't looked this young since he … looked this young.


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Kylie Minogue + Rufus Wainwright Enjoy Quiet Discussion In Front of Screaming Fans

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