This week’s takeaways: Life+Style

Posted on 29 Jun 2012 at 11:17am

National Pride month is almost over, but there are still a few things you can do to prove how gay you are.  For example, Dallas’ first-ever gay darts tourney starts this weekend, and it’s not too late to late-register. And The Real L Word makes a Dallas appearance for ladies’ night out at Winston’s Supperclub on Sunday … which, I guess, is technically not June anymore, but still ….

July 4 falls awkwardly mid-week this year, but you can still head up to Addison for Kaboom Town on Tuesday night, or go out to see The Amazing Spider-Man, which opens Tuesday and promises to be one of the summer’s box office hits; the movie is not bad, either — look for a review next week.

Before Spider-Man, two of the gayest mainstream movies in recent memory — Magic Mike and Ted — open today. Despite a lot of baggage, both are worth seeing, for different reasons: For Magic Mike, it’s the beefcake; for Ted, it’s the dumb laughs.

It is hot out there, but Shakespeare Dallas’ production of Coriolanus, pictured left, might actually be worth the sweat: It’s sprightly directed by Rene Moreno, giving cogence, energy and some eye candy to heat-stroked audiences. Twelfth Night, showing in repertory? Not so much. Shakespeare lends itself to exaggeration, but director Raphael Parry always pushes it too far, for a hammy comedy that lacks elegance. (It didn’t help that on the night I went, massive sound problems made the show almost unwatachable.) Check the schedule, and definitely target the Coriolanus shows.

If you prefer your theater experiences indoors, Dallas Theater Center’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat opens tonight at the Wyly, and Theatre 3′s regional premiere of Avenue Q starts Monday.

And for art of a different kind, R. Mateo Diago’s exhibit on homelessness continues at The MAC through next weekend.

Have a great holiday!

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