There is something you can do to help Houstonions after Harvey. The Houston Food Bank (our nation's largest food bank) supports the children, families and seniors in Southeast Texas who are in need of food, water and supplies. A $10 donation will enable Houston Food Bank to provide 30 meals for hungry neighbors in emergencies and throughout the year. Every year Houston Food Bank feeds 800,000 people through its network of food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other agencies. You can pitch in with donations of $10 (feeds 30), $20 (feeds 60) or $30 (feeds 90), now through the end of September, and 100% of the money donated will go to Houston Food Bank's life-changing work. Once this year's disaster relief and recovery needs have been met, any remaining donations will be used to fund ongoing hunger-relief efforts.
In Seussical the Musical, cats wear hats and audiences wear smiles -- both two sizes too large. It's almost impossible not to grin when this all-ages musical adaptation of Dr. Seuss' stories plunges you into the whimsical world of Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who! and many more classics. The Cat in the Hat links the stories of a young girl who is a "thinker of strange and wonderful thinks," and Horton the Elephant, who's out to prove that "a person's a person, no matter how small." Seussical's cast of favorite characters, including the Whos of Whoville, Horton and the Cat himself, brings a sense of wonder and fun to this colorful family fave at The Firehouse Theatre near Dallas.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 2:30pm
C.S. Lewis is most famous for writing the bestselling The Chronicles of Narnia fantasy series, but he was also well-known for his personal and public transition from non-believer to devout Christian. The one-man play The Most Reluctant Convert, adapted from Lewis' own thoughts and writings on the experience, stars award-winning actor Max McLean, who portrays the author as he endures the death of his mother, works through his complicated relationship with his father and walks the path from staunch atheist to one of the most influential Christian intellectuals of his day. After successful runs in New York, D.C. and Chicago, see the philosophical exploration the Chicago Sun-Times called "bristling, provocative, highly entertaining," when C.S. Lewis Onstage brings one of the past century's most interesting personalities to life on stage at the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts in Richardson.
Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 7:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pmWednesday October 4, 2017 / 7:00pmThursday October 5, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday October 6, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 8:00pm
Sherie Rae Parker brings her incomparable tribute to Bette Midler to the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts in Richardson. In Bette & Her Divine Divas, you'll see Parker joined by Roz Thomas standing in as the legendary Diana Ross, plus Stacey Whitton as Shania. Together, they'll create a magical night of music, including unforgettable hits like "Baby Love,""Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and "The Rose."
The Naked Magicians provide exactly what they you'd expect: a scintillating evening of magic, jokes and plenty of skin. Following sold-out shows and rave reviews in the country and around the globe, the world's cheekiest magic show comes to the House of Blues in Dallas, where the pair of illusionists bare it all (except the tricks of the trade, that is). The Aussie fellas showcase illusions, outrageous humor and a touch of mayhem in this adults-only show, bringing a whole new meaning to the phrase "now you see it." They say good magicians don't need sleeves ... these guys prove that great magicians don't need any clothes at all.
In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a cross-country bus is forced to stop at a roadside diner for the night. By morning, the mismatched group of passengers have all learned something about life, loneliness and love from each other. Rife with sexual tension and humor, William Inge's Bus Stop was nominated for four Tony Awards during its original run and dubbed a genuine classic of American theater. Watch the dramedy unfold at Plano's Rover Dramawerks.
Thursday September 28, 2017 / 3:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday October 5, 2017 / 3:00pmThursday October 5, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday October 6, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 8:00pm
The award winning Backdoor Comedy Club is the city's longest running stand-up comedy showcase and, after 20 years, still reigns as the hot spot for Dallas comedy. Named "Best Comedy Club" by D Magazine and "hottest stand-up comedy showcase in the Southwest" by the Dallas Observer, Backdoor Comedy Club is the place to go for laughs. Shows feature eight or more comedians per night, including national touring comics from Comedy Central, Showtime and NBC's Last Comic Standing, as well as the best of the local pros. The coziness of the Backdoor takes you back to the roots of stand-up and gives you the intimate vibe of the original comedy rooms in NYC and LA.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 10:15pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 10:15pmFriday October 6, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 10:15pm
A favorite across the country, The Dinner Detective serves up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner at Eddie Deen's Ranch in Dallas. And since this popular comic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect, including you. The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, a buffet with entrée and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights.
Saturday September 30, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday October 14, 2017 / 6:00pm
From jazz to pop to bossa nova and beyond, acclaimed saxophonist Chris Mitchell knows how to play it, and he does so with plenty of style. For his show at Dallas' City Tavern, dubbed Tequila Nights, the versatile talent is set to perform Latin jazz cuts from his latest album I Found Forever, along with R&B and contemporary hits. Mitchell has impressed audiences from coast to coast through appearances in Vegas, L.A., Seattle, Atlanta and elsewhere. Now you can experience his smooth sounds yourself, and even meet him in person as he mingles before the show.
FC Dallas makes their triumphant return to the field for the 2017 season, fresh off their thrilling and decisive 4-2 win over the New England Revolution in the last year's U.S. Open Cup Final. There's nothing quite like an FC Dallas match at the soccer-specific Toyota Stadium, from the festive pre-game tailgates to the passionate singing, chanting and jumping of supporters' groups like the Dallas Beer Guardians and Lone Star Legion. And that's to say nothing of the action on the field, where an explosively powerful offense and a finely balanced defense put every challenger through their paces. In 2017, sharpshooter Maximiliano Urruti, talented playmaker Mauro Diaz and their teammates are gunning for another conference-topping season, coached by former Dallas midfielder and MLS Best XI player Óscar Pareja. Please see the full event description for individual matchup details.
Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 7:00pm (vs. Colorado Rapids)Sunday October 22, 2017 / 3:00pm (vs. LA Galaxy)
If you're in the tech industry, it can be tough to tear yourself away from your screens, but this networking event makes it more than worthwhile. A variety of startup pros are set to be on hand for this Dallas-area mixer, including notable female entrepreneurs. They'll be ready to meet, mingle and jump into lively discussions about the city's burgeoning business scene, while you enjoy discounts on drinks. These events are happening across the country, but everything's bigger in Texas, so don't miss the Dallas edition at The Woolworth.
RuPaul said it best: "You better work!" The award-winning superstar brought national attention to the exciting world of drag with her reality TV series, RuPaul's Drag Race. Now MyOhMy The Show collects the best talent in Texas to create the ultimate lineup for one crazy night of fabulous fun at Lizard Lounge in Dallas. No two performances are ever the same, but you can always expect plenty of sass and class from these divas, who bring big stars like Mariah Carey, Donna Summer, Beyonce, Tina Turner and Whitney Houston to fabulous life.