Friday 01.18

Divas are back on B’way — their way
For the 11th year, Uptown Players is back raising money for Dallas’ gay-themed theater troupe, and, as always, they snag some of the luminaries of the Dallas theater scene. B.J. Cleveland, Coy Covington, Marisa Diotalevi, Paul J. Williams and a host of others will be joined by special guests Denise Lee and Shane Peterman for a tribute to the songs the way they would sing them (including a preview of this season’s musical offerings). There will be auction items, refreshments and a whole lot of laughs.

Kalita Humphreys Theater
3636 Turtle Creek Blvd.
Jan. 18–27. 8 p.m.


Saturday 01.19


Bear Dance, Lord Byron team up
Remember those old ads about two great tastes that taste great together? Well that’s what happens this weekend when Lord Byron’s Panoptikon “Disco vs. Retro” dance party gets invaded by Big D Bear Dance for the sweatiest old-school dance of the week. Seems like bears do come out of hibernation early if there’s a party involved.

3025 Main St. (in the old Club One space).
8 p.m. $10 suggested donation.


Sunday 01.20


Denise Lee conquers the Winspear
She’s performed everywhere from Bass Hall to mainland China, so it makes sense local legend Denise Lee would take on the Winspear. She’ll perform The Divas of American Music in Hamon Hall, delighting audiences with her breathtaking interpretations of classics from the Great American Songbook.

Hamon Hall at the Winspear,
2403 Flora St.
7:30 p.m. $35.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition January 18, 2013.