Friday 10.18


IGRA’s World Gay Rodeo Finals ride into Cowtown

The International Gay Rodeo Association is the preeminent organization overseeing gay cowboys, if you don’t count guys who hang out at the Round-Up Saloon. It’s October, so that means the World Gay Rodeo Finals are here, and once again will be whooping it up in Fort Worth. The weekend-long event continues through Sunday, with bull riders, bronc busters, ropers and assorted lariat-throwing cowboy and cowgirls showing their skills … and their butts in tight Wranglers. Either way, it’s exciting.

John Justin Arena at the Will Rogers Coliseum
3401 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth.
Oct. 18–20.


Friday 10.18


‘Avenue Q’ returns to Theatre Too, with new cast member

Theater, not just politics, makes for strange bedfellows. Consider: For more than year, Matt Purvis played Rod and Princeton in Theatre Too’s production of the hit Avenue Q. When the show closed this summer, Purvis moved on to Altar Boyz at Theatre Arlington. Now, Avenue Q is back for a five-week run, and Rod/Princeton will now be played by Angel Velasco … Purvis’ co-star in Altar Boyz. Maybe they shared some idea about how to do the musical, in which puppets interact with humans in sassy ways. Even if not, we’ll still be there to see most of the original cast reunite. Again.

Theatre 3
2900 Routh St.
Oct. 18-Nov. 24.


Saturday 10.19


‘Drag Race’ champ Jinx Monsoon to appear at Gaybingo

Jinx Monsoon was an early fan favorite on Season 5 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and although she was never part of the in-crowd, her goofy persona and clever, comic turn impressed Ru and the judges as much as her fans, winning the title Next Drag Superstar! Well, you can see her skills in person on Saturday, as she arrives as special guest performer for Gaybingo at its Scarytales pre-Halloween edition at the Rose Room, in a show benefiting, as always, Resource Center.

The Rose Room inside Station 4,
3911 Cedar Springs Road.
Doors 5 p.m., curtain 6 p.m. $25–$30.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition October 18, 2013.