Friday 08.02


Dallas drag king troupe Mustache Envy presents annual Kings for a Cause benefit performance

Most of the year, the members of Mustache Envy are driven by their love of chin whiskers. But every August, they are driven instead by their love of fellow Dallasites. That’s why they put on Kings for a Cause, a fundraising performance at Sue Ellen’s, themed Blast from the Past. Proceeds from their wild show in the Vixin Lounge will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the Nelson-Tebedo Clinic.

DEETS: Sue Ellen’s, 3014 Throckmorton St. 10:30 p.m. Raffle tickets available.


Friday 08.02


Uptown Players revives Tony-winning musical ‘Kiss of the Spider Woman’

The last time Uptown Players presented Kiss of the Spider Woman, George Bush was in office, DOMA was the law of the land and the troupe was still in its space off Stemmons. What a difference a decade makes! This weekend, Uptown opens its first-ever mainstage revival in the home at the Kalita Humphreys Theater in a DOMA-free, Obama America. But not everything has changed  — Linda Leonard reprises her award-winning role as Aurora, the movie goddess who enchants a gay man (Mikey Abrams) in an unnamed South American prison, as he shares his love of fantasy with his cellmate, a straight political prisoner (John Campione).

Kalita Humphreys Theater

3636 Turtle Creek Blvd.
Aug. 2–18.

Thursday 08.08


DIFFA/Dallas hosts volunteer appreciation party

Groups like DIFFA/Dallas depend on selfless volunteers for their life-blood, so the board of directors and Park Place Volvo host this cocktail party to thank all those who give of their time to make a difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The party includes American Harvest organic cocktails and hors d’oeurves, with DJs Jennifer Miller and Paul Paredes, pictured, spinning.

Park Place Volvo
3515 Inwood Road.

6-9 p.m.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition August 2, 2013.