Friday 04.25


H4P&J marks Holocaust Remembrance Day with production of ‘Bent’

As an observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Hope for Peace and Justice is presenting a three-performance production of Bent. The award-winning play, about the treatment of gays in a concentration camp under the Nazis, unites issues of the abusiveness of homosexuals — and shows the origin of the pink triangle as a symbol of gay persecution.

Interfaith Peace Chapel
5910 Cedar Springs Road.
April 25–27 at 8 p.m.
$10 suggested donation.

Friday 04.25


Out artist TJ Grffin opens new exhibit

We all put on masks we show to others, but TJ Griffin is someone who makes a living at showing his masks. At least, those are his current preoccupation. The out artist’s latest collection of works, Called Animal Instinct, focuses on abstract graphic ideas, especially fantastical imagery and, of course, masks. The exhibition will be on display at Ro2Art Downtown’s Akard Street gallery for a month, with an opening night reception Friday. Don’t forget to wear a smile!

Ro2Art Downtown,
110 Akard St.
April 25–May 25.
Artist’s reception, 7–10 p.m.

Sunday 04.27


Jason and de Marco sing their praises at Cathedral of Hope

Jason and de Marco represent everything the far right should embrace: A stable, devoted young couple, who are raising a family and are devout Christians. Except they’re gay. Oh, well. The iconic duo — who will be in town for a concert of gay-affirming churches — will perform a public concert at the Cathedral of Hope on Sunday night as part of their The Journey Spring Tour.

Cathedral of Hope
5910 Cedar Springs Road.
7 p.m. $25.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition April 25, 2014.