Friday 10.25


‘Carmen’ swaps out Don Jose for rest of run

No, you’re not seeing double. Yes, we made Carmen a Best Bet last week, too, but it’s here again because — aside from the fact the production is simply stellar — it is in some ways a whole new show. Two Don Joses were cast for the production, and on Saturday, sexy Portuguese tenor Bruno Ribeiro, right, takes over the part for the remainder of the run. Hubba-hubba all over again.

Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St.
Nov. 2 and 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 10 at 2 p.m.


Thursday 10.31


You can go to hell & back (in costume!) with MBS’ ‘Inferno’

You know it’s officially the holiday season not just because children were ringing your doorbell demanding candy this week, but because DIFFA Dallas brought back its Holiday Wreath Auction. The annual fundraiser features dozens of decorative wreaths — traditional, edgy and just plain weird — to raise money for HIV/AIDS research. Celebs and designers including Timothy Oulton, Lisa Garza, Moet Hennessey and others craft door hangings that will be put up for silent auction while you mingle and enjoy champagne and canapes. You can also learn more about the spring collection, House of DIFFA: Masquerade. After all, right after Halloween is a perfect time to keep a masquerade in mind.

Dallas Market Hall,
2200 Stemmons Freeway (east entrance).
6–9 p.m. $75.


Thursday 11.07


Lone Star Film Fest kicks off with gay movie by Texas filmmaker

Q Cinema is barely a memory, and already Fort Worth’s second film fest of the season, the 7th annual Lone Star Film Festival, is getting underway. More than 20 features and countless shorts will screening during its four days, and it all kicks off Thursday with a showing of Austin filmmaker PJ Raval’s documentary Before You Know It, about the struggles (and joys) of ageing within the gay community. Several other gay-interest movies will also premiere, and there will be a gala party as well.

AMC Palace Theater at Sundance Square
Fort Worth.
Nov. 7–10.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition November 1, 2013.