Friday 05.22


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

The MAC,
3120 McKinney Ave.
May 22–June 27.

Saturday 05.23


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.

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

Sunday 05.24


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.

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.

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