Saturday 09.13
Sunday 09.14


Bruce Wood Dance Project continues with 2 shows

I recently attended a rehearsal of Lovett+More, the latest production from the Bruce Wood Dance Project. As soon as the dancers began to move to the steps of the late Texas choreographer, I teared up. I remembered the first time I saw the work, and the loss of Wood to AIDS earlier this year hit me hard … again. The company continues on, with two performances this weekend of classic works by Wood (I’ll be hosting the post-performance discussions at both), and if you didn’t get to experience the majestic artistry and heartbreaking beauty — as well as whimsy — that is a Bruce Wood dance.

City Performance Hall
2420 Flora St.
Sept. 13 at 8 p.m., Sept. 14 at 2 p.m.

Friday 09.12


A toast! DTC opens season with ‘Rocky Horror Show’

Before it was a cult film, The Rocky Horror Show was a cult stage musical, with cross-dressing, rock songs and more camp than a Boy Scouts jamboree. Dallas Theater Center aims to recreate the silly naughtiness as well as the freakazoid energy of the material in a new production, directed by Joel Ferrell. Previews start this weekend, with official opening night, conveniently enough, on Pride Weekend and runs also until Halloween. Need directions to the theater? It’s just a jump to the left. …

Wyly Theatre
2400 Flora St.
Through Oct. 19 (in previews through Sept. 18).

Monday 09.15


Lily Allen performs at House of Blues

Outspoken and fearless, Brit pop star Lily Allen takes on all comers with songs titled the likes of “Fag Hag” and “Fuck You.” But the champion of gay rights delivers in live performances, as fans can learn this week when she arrives at HOB in support of her third studio album, Sheezus.

House of Blues
2200 N. Lamar St.
7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. curtain. $38–$60.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition September 12, 2014.