Best Bets • 12.30.11

KG-02Saturday 12.31

Black and white all over
Harry Hunsacker is back to crack the case for  New Year’s Eve in The Frequency of Death!  But it could be trouble for Hunsacker as the villainous Dr. Big has revenge in sight for the bumbling detective. Done in brilliant black and white, Pegasus Theatre rings in the new year with an old-fashioned homage to detective films.

DEETS:
Eisemann Center,
2351 Performance Drive, Richardson.
8 p.m. $50.

PegasusTheatre.org.

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Tuesday 01.03

Church on time
Funny man and Emmy-winner Leslie Jordan is back for his Church Revival show. The evening benefits Legacy Counseling Center and features guest hostess Sister Helen Holy. And audiences benefit from Jordan’s sassy and sweet Southern musings revival style. Praise Brother Leslie!

DEETS:
Sara Ellen & Samuel Weisfeld Center,
1508 Cadiz St. 6 p.m.
$25–$100.
LegacyCounseling.org.

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Friday 01.06

Anything for a laugh
We wonder if famous D-lister Kathy Griffin will comment on those boys and gal from The A-List Dallas. We know she’ll snark on lots of other things when she returns to town. And yes, she’ll give appropriate shout outs to the Big D gays.

DEETS:
Verizon Theatre,
1001 Performance Place, Grand Prairie. 8 p.m.
$35–$60.
Ticketmaster.com.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition December 30, 2011.

—  Kevin Thomas

Get an amen with Leslie Jordan’s Church Revival

Getting to the church on time

Church revivals might conjure up suppressed memories, but we think that won’t be a problem here. WIth Leslie Jordan’s Church Revival, the Emmy-winning actor makes church time funtime with his Southern boy wit and humor. Sister Helen Holy will be your guest hostess. And likely the two will keep you from speaking in tongues.
Just laughing in them.

DEETS: Sare Ellen & Samuel Weisfeld Center, 1508 Cadiz Road. 7 p.m. $100. LegacyCounseling.org

—  Rich Lopez

Best Bets • 12.24.10

Friday 12.24

‘Twas the night before Christmas
You aren’t short for candlelight and Christmas Eve services. These places of worship are LGBT-friendly and offer a spiritual way to start your celebration.

DEETS: Cathedral of Hope, 9 and 11 p.m. services. CathedralofHope.com.,
Oak Lawn UMC, 5:30 and 11 p.m. services. OLUMC.org.,
White Rock Community Church, 7 p.m. WhiteRockChurch.org.,
First Unitarian Church of Dallas, 6:30 and 8:30 services. DallasUU.org.

05.28-Leslie-Jordan-2008Thursday 12.30

Getting to the church on time
Church revivals might conjure up suppressed
memories, but we think that won’t be a problem here. WIth Leslie Jordan’s Church Revival, the Emmy-winning actor makes church time funtime with his Southern boy wit and humor. Sister Helen Holy will be your guest hostess. And likely the two will keep you from speaking in tongues.
Just laughing in them.

DEETS: Sare Ellen & Samuel Weisfeld Center,
1508 Cadiz Road. 7 p.m. $100.
LegacyCounseling.org

Thursday 12.30

Here a bear, there a bear
If you’re feeling cold in these winter nights,
head to the Dallas Eagle for the Bear of the Year contest. With all that fur, you should warm up just nicely. Even if you can’t snuggle up close, the beef alone should turn the place into the hottest spot in town. Who will be Dallas’ next top bear?
See for yourself.

DEETS: Dallas Eagle, 5740 Maple Ave. 10 p.m.
DallasEagle.com

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition December 24, 2010.

—  Kevin Thomas