Liz Mikel headlines George C. Wolfe’s jazzy musical ‘Spunk’
Zora Neale Hurston was one of the shining lights of the Harlem Renaissance, and gay theater impresario George C. Wolfe decided to move her from the written page to the stage in his bluesy musical Spunk, which adapts three of Hurston’s short stories. Water Tower presents the show, which stars local legend Liz Mikel, as well as Calvin Roberts, Tiffany Denise Hobbs and Joshua Bridgewater. Akin Babatunde directs the show.
Addison Theatre Centre
15650 Addison Road.
April 11–May 4 (in previews through April 13).
El Centro’s gay prom goes to Studio 54
For those gay kids who never got a proper prom, El Centro College has got your back. The school’s Lambda Club is again sponsoring its gay prom (renamed the Equality Ball) with a Studio 54 theme. Students are invited to attend in their favorite retro costume from the 1970s or early ’80s — there will even be a contest. Shake you booty, kids!
Student Life Center,
801 Main St.
7–10 p.m. $5.
No Tie dinner gets its just dessert
The autumn fundraiser called the Black Tie Dinner is all about dressing to impress, but springtime is more casual, as the No Tie Dinner and Dessert Party sets out to prove. The event (which starts out at sponsored in-home dinner parties) benefits AIDS Services of Dallas, and returns to the Frontiers of Flight Museum for a dessert party featuring pastries from top local chefs and silent auction items. Leave the ascot at home … and wear stretchy pants or bring
a bigger belt than usual.
Frontiers of Flight Museum
6911 Lemmon Ave.
$50 donation requested.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition April 11, 2014.