Friday 04.08—Sunday 05.01


2 big stars portray 2 big stars in ‘Empress/Pearl’

Bessie Smith and Janis Joplin where giants of the blues, but Dallas’ talent pool is almost as impressive: We have M. Denise Lee and Marisa Diotalevi, who team up to portray these legends of music with The Lady, The Empress and the Pearl, Part One: The Empress and the Pearl. They’ve already taken a piece o’ my heart, baby.

Theatre 3’s Theatre Too Studio
2900 Routh St. in the Quadrangle

Saturday 04.09


Dress down for charity at No Tie fundraiser for ASD

Dallas socialites love to dress up, to see and be seen at events like Bloomin’ Ball, DIFFA and Black Tie. But how about no tie? That’s the idea behind this annual fundraiser benefitting AIDS Services of Dallas. There’s kind of no dinner, either — or rather, you attend a dinner hosted by individuals, then all gather at the Frontiers of Flight Museum for dessert and silent auction. (One of the honorary co-chairs this year is Marie Reyes, one of the upcoming Real Housewives of Dallas, so you can even get a selfie with her before the show airs!) And dress elegantly and chic … just no neckwear!

Frontiers of Flight Museum
6911 Lemmon Ave.
7–10 p.m.

Sunday 04.10


See how the other half lives during annual Turtle Creek Home Tour

You may walk the streets of Oak Lawn, but do you ever wonder what it looks like looking down on them? You can find out with the 15th annual Home Tour, sponsored by the nonprofit Turtle Creek Association. See homes filled with art and furnishings, glamor and glitz, with great views (and greater mortgages). There’s not only the tour itself, but the after-party for those who want to hob-knob with Dallas’ wealthy.

Tour from 1–5 p.m.
Tour tickets $50–$60.
For details, and to purchase tour and party tickets, visit

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