Best Bets • 11.02.12

Posted on 01 Nov 2012 at 11:15pm

SSOL_Liz-Mikel_7.30.12Monday 11.05

Liz Mikel brings poetry and song to South Side on Lamar

What better way to get geared up for Election Day than with some fiery provocation in the form of poetry and song? Liz Mikel brings BlueMonday: Sexin in ‘D’ City to South Side on Lamar’s Blue Room on Monday with ballads and steamy stories about sex from local female poets. It’s all about love, sugar — and  leave the kids (and prudery) at home.

DEETS:
Blue Room at South Side on Lamar
1409 South Lamar St.

7:30–9:30 p.m.
Free, but donations kindly accepted.

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Wednesday 11.07

Geena Davis to speak at Women’s Foundation lunch

Ever since she helped redefine feminism with Thelma & Louise, Oscar winner Geena Davis has been an icon — and active spokesperson — for gender roles in media. She brings that perspective, as well as her movie-star charisma (she wowed at Black Tie a few years ago) to the Dallas Women’s Foundation’s luncheon on Wednesday. Hmmm … the day after the election … we wonder what Davis might want to talk about. …

DEETS:
Hilton Anatole
2201 Stemmons Freeway.
Noon–1:30 p.m. $350.

DallasWomensFoundation.org

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GMP-photos-of-Jeff-and-Elijah-002Thursday 11.08

Gay playwrights turn their sights on marriage at Cathedral of Hope

Being a gay playwright is about as rare as being a gay florist or hairdresser, so it’s no surprise that
acclaimed authors like Dallas’ own Pulitzer Prize-winner Doug Wright, Moises Kaufman and Paul
Rudnick have taken it upon themselves to write short plays about gay marriage. What is a delightful surprise is that the Cathedral of Hope’s Theater Ministry is putting them together for four performances of Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays, starting Thursday. The regional premiere is directed by recent Houston transplant and gay theater veteran Joe Watts.

DEETS:
Interfaith Peace Chapel
5910 Cedar Springs Road.
Thursday–Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday at 5 p.m. $15.
CathedralofHope.com/gay-marriage-plays.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition November 2, 2012.

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