Friday 05.22

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Kitchen Dog New Works kicks off with racial-charged drama ‘The Firestorm’

With race issues again (sadly) part of a divisive national political debate, The Firestorm — which kicks off Kitchen Dog Theater’s annual New Works Festival as the mainstage production — couldn’t be more timely, as a politician in and interracial marriage gets more than he bargained for. Tina Parker directed this hot-button play

DEETS:
The MAC,
3120 McKinney Ave.
May 22–June 27.
KitchenDogTheater.org

Saturday 05.23

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TWCD, Metropolitan Winds unite for ‘Planet Earth’ symphony performance

Two of Dallas’ longstanding music ensembles, the Women’s Chorus of Dallas and the Metropolitan Winds, have never performed together … until now. The groups join forced Saturday for a matinee concert of Johan de Meij’s Symphony No. 3: Planet Earth, which makes its North American premiere this weekend.

DEETS:
City Performance Hall,
2520 Flora St.
2:30 p.m.
TWCD.org

Sunday 05.24

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Wendy Ho drags herself to Cedar Springs for midnight show

Wendy Ho lives up to her name … well, we’re assuming. Sometimes called America’s only “female drag queen,” she’s fresh off of her Dragcon appearance, and will settle in for a one-night stand at the Rose Room Sunday. Expect the rapper, singer and performance artist — she also calls herself “truth teller” — to entertain with music, stories and all around fabulousness.

DEETS:
The Rose Room inside S4,
3911 Cedar Springs Road
Free cover until 11 p.m.
$6 after ($15 for 18–20 year olds).
Show at midnight.
Station4Dallas.com

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition May 22, 2015.