Friday 08.09


Kathy Griffin headlines at Verizon Theatre

She’s the de facto Queen of the Gays, our favorite hag, the one who says all the things we think. Kathy Griffin returns to North Texas this weekend, and if you haven’t seen her live … well, we wonder if you’re really gay enough to keep that toaster oven.

Verizon Theatre
1001 Performance Place,

Grand Prairie. 8 p.m. $40–$60.


Friday 08.09


‘Men on the Verge’ opens at Teatro Dallas

A Cuban refugee must deal with his homophobic family … a gay immigrant watches the L.A. riots and thinks he’s in the middle of a Lethal Weapon shoot …  a Latino actor passes for Anglo — but can he pass for straight? These are just some of the comic monologues that make up Guillermo Reyes’ Men on the Verge of a His-Panic Breakdown, the salsa-flavored play from Theatre New West, opening this week at Teatro Dallas. It’s a colorful adventure through the world of being gay and Hispanic.

Teatro Dallas,1331 Record Crossing Road

Through Aug. 31. $18–$20.


Sunday 08.11


Voice of Pride Finals at Rose Room

It takes most of the summer at most of the gay clubs in Dallas and hundreds of songs, but the Voice of Pride competition is down to the final 10 contestants (one woman and nine men). And on Sunday, we not only get to hear some of the best amateur singers in town regale us with their musical styles, we get to see a la Miss America the winner lauded with sashes, money and bragging rights — but also airline tickets and a gig at Dallas Pride. Some VIP seating is still available.

The Rose Room inside Station 4,

3911 Cedar Springs Road.
Doors at 6:30 p.m.,
show at 8 p.m.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition August 9, 2013.