Friday 02.21


Cirque du Soleil: Varekai returns to Frisco

The story of Icarus may seem an unlikely theme for a circus show, but that’s exactly the inspiration for Varekai. Cirque du Soleil’s patented magic of derring-do and whimsy is back, this time taking over the DrPepper Arena in Frisco for three more nights, where juggling, acrobatics, music and more will charm and enchant you.

DrPepper Arena
2601 Avenue of the Stars,
Frisco. Feb. 21–23.


Saturday 02.22


Toast to Life Gala goes back to Circa 1983

The Toast to Life Gala is one of the signature fundraising parties in the Dallas social scene, and this year’s event — its 16th — is taking inspiration from the past. The theme, Circa 1983, celebrates everything from 30 years past, from “Billie Jean” to Terms of Endearment to Hitler’s secret diaries and when Dallas was on TV. Hey, wait … Dallas is still on TV. See, it’s not that hard to prepare for it. DJ Lucy Wrubel spins with hosts Courtney Kerr and Ron Corning.

Fashion Industry Gallery
1807 Ross Ave. 7–8 p.m. (VIP pre-party), 8–11 p.m. (gala). $100–$150.


Monday 02.24


Musician Philip Glass returns to Winspear

It’s been more than four years since Philip Glass, our most important living minmalist composer, helped launch the Winspear Opera House’s opening with his score to the film classic Dracula. He returns this week as one of the few TITAS shows to focus on music. He’ll be accompanied by violinist Tim Fain for an evening of his patented style of chamber music.

Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St. 8 p.m.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition February 21, 2014.