Friday 10.14 — Sunday 11.06


Linda Leonard portrays legendary Texas governor Ann Richards in Stage West’s ‘Ann’

Recently out Emmy-winning and Tony-nominated actress Holland Taylor created the play Ann, about Texas firebrand Ann Richards, as a one-woman show, and she exclusively has performed it in every incarnation. Until now. Local luminary Linda Kay Leonard is tackling the coveted role in the acclaimed play — the first actress to be so entrusted… and she’s doing it here in Texas. Stage West presents the area premiere of Ann now until the Sunday before Election Day. Ohhh, what Ann would have had to say about this year ….

Stage West, 821 Vickery Blvd. Fort Worth.


Saturday 10.15


How’s Trix? Mattel  comes to Gaybingo

Ann Richards ain’t the only gal in Texas with big hair. Former Drag Racer Trixie Mattel brings her flamboyant style to the stage of the Rose Room this weekend — she’s the special guest for this month’s Gaybingo, the penultimate fundraising bingo party of 2016, with the appropriately spirited theme of “Bewitched.”

The Rose Room inside S4, 3911 Cedar Springs Road.
5 p.m. doors, 6 p.m. curtain. $25–$40.


Friday 10.14 — Saturday 10.29
Halloween night 10.31


Gay-owned Dark Hour Haunted House ratchets up the terror

You might think you’re beyond being chilled the bone. But if you haven’t already seen the video at that went inside the terrors of the Dark Hour Haunted House in Plano, you know there are depths to fear you haven’t fathomed yet. Still, nothing beats seeing the real thing in person, with this high-quality fright fest. Only three years old, Dark Hour features 30,000 square feet of spine-tingles as a coven swarms from Ancient Egypt to present-day North Texas. You have been warned.

Dark Hour Haunted House, 701 Taylor Drive, Plano.
Fridays–Saturdays, 7 p.m.–midnight; Halloween night, 7–10 p.m. $28–$75.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition October 14, 2016.