Friday 10.21


B.J. Cleveland performs his cabaret Laughing Matters

If you’ve attended a theater event in North Texas in the past 30 years, chances are you’ve seen B.J. Cleveland work his magic as an actor, comedian and singer. But he shows all of those talents at once in his one-man cabaret show Laughing Matters, which launches the MainStage Irving-Las Colinas theater season.

Irving Arts Center’s Dupree Theater
3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving.
Doors at 6 p.m., curtain at 7 p.m.


Saturday 10.22


Ricky Martin performs at TWOxTWO for AIDS and Art gala

We were in love with Ricky Martin even before he came out. But we’re so glad the Grammy Award-winning pop star gives back to the LGBT community. Case in point: He’s the featured performer this weekend at TWOxTWO for AIDS and Art Gala, the annual fundraiser that has donated more than $60 million to HIV research over the years. The social event will take place at the beautiful, Richard Meier-designed home of Cindy and Howard Rachofsky.

Rachofsky House
6105 Preston Road.


Wednesday 10.26


Troye Sivan performs at South Side Ball Room

We interviewed Troye Sivan last week about his music, but also his commitment to activism. Those twin passions will be on display when the hot new music sensation brings his Suburbia Tour to Dallas this week.

South Side Ball Room
1135 S. Lamar St.. 7:30 p.m.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition October 21, 2016.