Saturday 05.09


Out pro footballer Robbie Rogers takes on FC Dallas

In America — you know, the only place that matters — we all know football is played with pads and helmets, but in the rest of the world, football (what we call soccer) is a sport of shorts and tanktops. If you haven’t seen FC Dallas, North Texas’ major league soccer team play, this might be the time. On Saturday, they take on the L.A. Galaxy, and among the opponents will be Robbie Rogers, the first out active football… er, soccer star … in the U.S. The question will be: Who do you root for?

Toyota Stadium
9200 World Cup Way
7:30 p.m.
(Airs on KTXA, Ch. 21.)

Saturday 05.09


AIDS Interfaith Network holds annual Bloomin’ Ball fundraiser

AIDS Interfaith Network (AIN) has spent decades serving the HIV/AIDS community, and they couldn’t do it without community support. And for years, that support has sprung during spring with the Bloomin’ Ball. Themed Sowing Seeds of Hope, it will feature a cocktail party, dinner and entertainment, with Travis Gasper as the master of ceremonies, and Gary Lynn Floyd — whom we wrote about on Page 23 — as the event’s music coordinator.

Hilton Anatole
2201 N. Stemmons Freeway
5–10 p.m.

Saturday 05.09


DTC’s Centerstage Gala welcomes Seth Rudetsky, Megan Hilty

The Dallas Theater Center is used to putting on big productions, but few are as big as their annual Centerstage Gala, a dinner and benefit featuring top-notch entertainment. This year’s event includes performances by Broadway (Wicked) and TV (Smash) star Megan Hilty, and maaaahhvelous musician and raconteur Seth Rudetsky, pictured. And DJ Lucy Wrubel will spin at the after-party. But you gotta pay to play — tickets start at a grand each.

Wyly Theater
2400 Flora St.
6 p.m.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition May 8, 2015.