Friday 03.09osp

Better hunks and gardens

Whoever put together the celebrity guest panel of the Great Big Texas Home Show surely knows their gay market. This year’s expo of garden ideas and home makeover inspirations is also a major stud fest. HGTV’s Chip Wade, pictured, Bryan Baeumier and William Moss bring their expertise and beef to the worktable this weekend.

Cowboys Stadium
925 N. Collins St., Arlington.
Through Sunday. $15.


Saturday 03.10

What’s that Sound?
There is lots to see at the four-day music fest 35 Denton. From local bands to marquee names, the smaller-than-SXSW event grows into a hella impressive collective of music. Queer artist Atlas Sound brings his eclectic indie rock to the fest on Saturday adding at least a small bit of gay flair to this year’s roster, which also includes Jesus and the Mary Chain and Best Coast.

Main Stage 2
Hickory and Industrial streets, Denton.
5 p.m. $35–$75


Thursday 03.15

Bring on the bears
The Texas Bear Round Up is upon us again and this one’s looking bigger than ever with five sold out hotels at pre-registration. In its 17th year, TBRU features the vendor market, Mr. TBRU contest, pool parties and the Big D BearDance.

Crowne Plaza (host hotel)
7050 Stemmons Freeway
Through March 18

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition March 9, 2012.