Friday 06.12—Sunday 06.14


Taste of Dallas expands the foodie experience with Taste the Difference VIP package

For nearly 30 years, Taste of Dallas has exposed North Texans to the great variety of eateries, from taquerias to tapas joints, pizzerias to diners. But this year, the three-day festival of food is offering something special: A VIP experience called Taste the Difference. Organized by Scott Jones, the special ticket entitles entrants not only to all the regular T of D food booths, but also some of the highest of high-end cuisine inside the Centennial Building, with selections from Dean Fearing, Scott Gottlich, Blythe Beck, Omar Flores, Abraham Salum, Uno Immanivong and more.

Fair Park at the Centennial Building.
Friday, 5–11 p.m.,
Saturday, 11 a.m.–11 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
$9 general admission;
$125 VIP admission
(discounts available at

Friday 06.12—Sunday 06.14


Turtle Creek Chorale goes Turtle-ly ‘80s with retro shows

What would we do without the ’80s? Would you really want to live in a world where George Michael doesn’t have two earrings, Michael Jackson never moonwalked and we never, ever heard it for the boy? … I thought not. The Turtle Creek Chorale will school us on the wonderfulness of the decade with its retro Turtle-ly ’80s concerts. And if you really wanna get into it, there will be a costume contest before each performance, with entrants judged on glitter, awesomeness, attitude and amount of hairspray.

City Performance Hall,
2520 Flora St.
Friday–Saturday at 7:30 p.m.,
Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Saturday 06.13


Red Party gets all wet with a dip in the pool

The Red Party’s big event isn’t until the fall, but you can jump right into the fundraising group — which benefits Legacy Counseling Center — with Red Gets Wet, the pool party that was postponed last month due to rain. The action takes place at a private residence in Preston Hollow (released to those who purchase tickets) and includes Equality Vodka cocktails, bites from Mi Cocina and lots of fun in the sun! She your red Pride!

Residence in Preston Hollow
2–6 p.m.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition June 12, 2015.