20de3ad6249c11e2abce22000a1f96d4_7Saturday 11.10

Cupcakes and kiddies at 2nd annual toy drive
Local fashion photographer Steven D. Hill launched his Heads with Hearts toy drive just last year, but when you have nieces and nephews as cute as his (see above), how can you stop the gift giving? Admission to the mixer, which also benefits Vogel Alcove and Kidscape Foundation, is a new, upwrapped toy … and The Original Cupcakery will reward the first 50 attendees with a sweet treat!

Studio Ninetytwo
3720 Canton St., Suite 102.
7–9 p.m.



Denise-LeeThursday 11.15

Sammons continues new cabaret series with Denise Lee
Just two months ago, the Sammons Arts Center began its new Cabaret Series, starting with one of North Texas’ best singers, Gary Lynn Floyd. Now it’s time for another of Dallas’ stars to shine. Denise Lee performs her tribute to the music of American women from Martina McBride to Billie Holiday on Thursday.

Sammons Arts Center
3930 Harry Hines Blvd.
8 p.m. $35–$40. 





machomer-500_with_bgThursday 11.15

D’oh! ‘MacHomer’ combines Simpsons and Shakespeare
The idea alone is genius: Perform a one-man version of The Bard’s shortest, bloodiest tragedy, MacBeth … but assign all the voices to Simpsons characters: Homer as the Thane, Marge as his Lady, Mr. Burns as the king …. We just wish we’d thought of it. Then again, we’re glad we didn’t — otherwise, we wouldn’t get to see Rick Miller perform it at the Winspear on Thursday. What greater sound and fury could there be than Homer craving power? Sounds nuts! …. Arrrrghhhhh… donuts.

Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St.
8 p.m. $35.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition November 9, 2012.