Monday 01.11 & Friday 01.15


Life is a cabaret, old chum — at least in Dallas this week

The new year has barely gotten started, and already there are more cabaret series than you can shake a highball glass at. First up is season 2 of Denise Lee’s free Cabaret Festival at Fair Park Monday, starting with Linda and Larry Petty. Linda is back as the emcee of the Sammons Center’s 2016 Cabaret and Cabernet series, featuring wine tastings and music. Both cabaret series continue throughout the year.

The Women’s Building at Fair Park
3800 Parry Ave.
Jan. 11.
Doors at 7 p.m. Free.

Sammons Center for the Arts
3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Jan 15. 7:30 p.m.

Friday 01.15—Sunday 01.17


Uptown Players, TCC re-team for concert version of ‘Aida’

It’s been more than a year since the last time North Texas’ two leading gay performing arts companies — Uptown Players and the Turtle Creek Chorale — united for a concert version of a musical (they previously teamed up for Ragtime), and they’ve picked a good one again: Elton John and Tim Rice’s beautiful, Tony-winning Aida. The show will be performed for one weekend only, so get your seats now!

City Performance Hall
2520 Flora St.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition January 8, 2016.