Saturday 02.02


Women’s Chorus holds masquerade gala and casino night
Mardi Gras is just around the corner, so what better reason to get your beads out early than a masquerade party, courtesy of The Women’s Chorus of Dallas? The annual fundraiser for the group is a masquerade party with a Fat Tuesday theme and includes food, beverages and entertainment in the admission price. Plus you can test your luck at the casino tables, or with the silent auction items or even the best costume contest.

Sammons Center for the Arts,
3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
7 p.m. $25 admission; casino buy-ins in $25 increments. or


Thursday 02.07


Poundstone joins ‘Wait Wait’ at Winspear
Devoted NPR listeners know public radio doesn’t have to be dry — in fact, its most hilarious show is probably Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, the weekly news quiz featuring snarky commentators like Mo Rocca opining on the week’s events. The show comes to the Winspear on Thursday, with queer regular Paula Pounstone joining Tom Bodett and host Peter Sagal on the stage, riffing on the news with their
patented wit.

Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St.
7:30 p.m.


Thursday 02.07


Turtle Creek Chorale, Uptown Players team for ‘Ragtime’
Uptown Players and the Turtle Creek Chorale are both stalwarts of the Dallas arts community and will team up for the first significant time to present a concert version of the Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime. Michael Serrecchia directs the actors and Trey Jacobs the music in this show about economic inequality in turn-of-the-century New York. The cast includes Markus Lloyd and Feleceia Benton, pictured, plus a chorus of 150 voices from the chorale in the new City Performance Hall space for four performances only.

City Performance Hall
2520 Flora St.
Feb. 7–9 at 8 p.m.

Feb. 9 matinee at 2:30 p.m.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition February 1, 2013.