Friday 09.07

Theatre Arlington pays its ‘Rent’
Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prizewinning musical Rent has been a lightning rod for controversy, with its bisexual, gay, drug addicted HIV-positive heroes — all of which really
resonates with gay audiences. So we were pleased Theatre Arlington decided to mount a full-out production of it, with Andy Baldwin, one of our favorite comic actors, directing a show all about celebrating our seasons of love.

Theatre Arlington
305 W. Main St., Arlington.
Sept. 7–30.


Saturday 09.08

GDMAF benefit returns to The Brick
For nearly 20 years, David Hearn has honored his late partner, Greg Dollgener — whom he lost to AIDS in 1994 — with a benefit called the PlanoBar Party. It outgrew Hearn’s home, so it returns to The Brick, with a theme based on the new
Dallas TV show. Turn out in your best Bobby, J.R. or Sue Ellen costume and enjoy dancers, food, music and
M.C. Patti La Plae Safe, pictured.

The Brick,
2525 Wycliffe Ave.
7 p.m. $20 donation requested.


Thursday 09.13

City Performance Hall opens with gala weekend
It arrives three years after its brothers the Wyly and the Winspear, but the Dallas city-owned Performance Hall is finally, officially open, after $40 million and a lot of planning. The entire weekend is a celebratory gala, with four days of free and ticketed events, starting with the Thursday morning ribbon cutting and
architecture tours, the followed Friday through Sunday with music, a play by Cara Mia Theatre and much more.

City Performance Hall
2100 Ross Ave. Sept. 13–16.
For a complete schedule of events