Friday 05.17


BAM! Comic Con has more celebs than you can shake a gloved fist at
The gays love their icons, whether it’s women who make music (Cher, Barbra, etc.) or men who wear tights (Batman, Superman, Baryshnikov). Well, there’s no ballet at Dallas Comic Con this weekend, but there are plenty of celebrities (among them Capt. Kirk himself, William Shatner, as well as Brent Spiner, Brandon Routh and bisexual Terminator Kristianna Loken), as well as comic authors and artists, and plenty of new titles to keep your summer reading list up to date … at least until Memorial Day.

Irving Convention Center
500 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving.
May 17–19.

Day passes from $25–$40.

Friday 05.17


Alex Remington photo exhibit of Dallas opens at ilume Gallerie
Out photographer Alex Remington specializes in large-scale portraits of everything from drag queens to wildlife (same thing?), but he’s found a subject that reflects the scope of his eye: The city of Dallas itself. Remington’s new exhibit, Architectura, looks at the iconic buildings and landmarks of our ’burg, which always believes bigger is better. The show opens at the ilume Gallerie, with artist’s reception, Friday.

ilume Gallerie
4123 Cedar Springs Road.
May 17­–June 22.

Reception May 17, 6­­–10 p.m.

Saturday 05.18


Turtle Ball moves to Trinity Groves
The Turtle Creek Chorale is accustomed to making music, but they know how to party, too. The Turtle Ball, the group’s annual fundraiser, returns this weekend with something new. It has always had food and drink and a silent auction, but this year it has a fun new location: The Trinity Groves development west of the new Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. That means not only can you nosh and sip, but shop while bidding on items. And you will get the inside scoop on the TCC’s upcoming season
of music.

Trinity Groves,
3015 Gulden Lane.
7 p.m. $100.