Best Bets • 08.19.16

Friday 08.26


Throwing Shade podcasters Erin and Bryan return to Texas

For a while now, Bryan Safi and Erin Gibson have gotten together once a week to share their insights into issues that affects women and gays and give them, as they say, “much less respect than they deserve.” The popular Throwing Shade podcast is one of the sassiest in pod-dom, and you can see the duo for their live show, which returns to Dallas’ on the 26th. It’s dishy, hilarious, up-to-the-minute … and very gay.

Sons of Hermann Hall
3414 Elm St.
Doors at 8 p.m., curtain at 9 p.m.

Sunday 08.21

Have your Summer Chill with the Honey Pot folks in this month’s mixer Escape to Bear Island

Honey Pot has been a recurring quarterly dance party and mixer for the gay community for a few years, and the latest might be the biggest yet, as the cute and hirsute gather for an afternoon of music (first from DJ Benson Wilder, then DJ Matt Effect), drinks, dancing and fun. It’s all part of the Bear Island Weekend of events at the Round-Up taking place Friday night and Saturday afternoon. Proceeds from Sunday’s event benefit the Resource Center.

The Round-Up Saloon
3912 Cedar Springs Road
3–8 p.m.
$5 suggested donation

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition August 19, 2016.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

This week’s takeaways: Life+Style

The big news in theater this weekend is the opening of The Producers from Uptown Players. The massive musical stars B.J. Cleveland as a sleazy theater producer who tries to mount a huge flop — with disastrous consequences.

Over at Sue Ellen’s Friday night, drag kings Mustache Envy perform a benefit show. And you can move from kings on Friday to queens on Sunday: Drag Brunch at Dish in the ilume continues to grow. This weekend, there are three seatings for the Sunday Funday meal-and-a-show: 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Four queens — Jenni P, Erica Andrews, Jenna Skyy and Krystal Summers — will perform while DJ Paul Paredes fills in the music the rest of the time. A three-course meal is available for $25; add $10 for bottomless mimosas for 90 minutes. Reservations can be made at 214-522-DISH or on

Lots of groups are putting the “fun” in fundraiser this weekend, too. AIDS Interfaith Network’s Great Gatsby party takes place Sunday, with Jazz Age chic encouraged. Legal Hospice of Texas is also having its big benefit this weekend — a casino night at Edison’s Dallas on Saturday. You can even get discount tickets if you email before 5 p.m. Friday. The kickoff party for the Boyish to Bearish calendar, which includes a bachelor auction featuring most of the models, is at The Round-Up Saloon on Saturday, starting at 6 p.m. And the Texas Gay Rodeo Association is hosting a barbecue at Woody’s Sports & Video Bar on Sunday with food being served starting around 6 p.m., then live entertainment at 8.

On Thursday, you have to choose between the Newcomer of the Year contest at the Rose Room, or seeing Drag Race winner Sharon Needles perform at It’ll Do Dancing Club. Of course, you could try to do both …

—  Arnold Wayne Jones