This is the final weekend before the holiday crunch hits, and you’re stuck going to the same party every night for a month. You know the one. It’s always at a different house, but the food’s catered by Sam’s Club (mini quiche, anyone?), and there isn’t nearly enough champagne to lapse into a nice, relaxing Bollinger coma. So get your culture in while you still have a soul!
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
Tonight through November 18
Nothing says Christmas like a nice spandex bulge. Get into the spirit early as the Majestic Theatre welcomes the dancing Russians and plenty of sugarplum fairies.
Tickets: $31 – $66
The Majestic Theatre
1925 Elm Street, Dallas
Beaujolais Wine Festival 2007
Friday, November 16, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Believe it or not, we at Gay List Daily care about more than just booze, but sometimes you gotta go with the stereotype and talk up the hooch! Or in this case, wine. (We can be refined, too.) Be one of the first 2,000 wine lovers to taste the Beaujolais Nouveau Vintage, Beaujolais Villages and Beaujolais Grand Cru. Then flash a purple-toothed smile of superiority at your friends who couldn’t get tickets.
Tickets: $55 ($60 at the door)
World Trade Center
2050 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas
Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art
Friday, November 16, 6:00 p.m. – Midnight
Get your art on before hitting the dance clubs at the last Late Nights event of the year at the DMA. An evening of Indian music and dance will mark the upcoming Domains of Wonder exhibition. The Crow Collection of Asian Art will stay open until midnight, too, so get ready for sensory overload of the highest caliber.
General Admission $10
Dallas Museum of Art
1717 North Harwood, Dallas
Black Tie Dinner
Saturday, November 17, 6 p.m.
The 26th Annual Black Tie Dinner, themed “All You Need Is Love,” features everyone’s favorite fictional President Martin Sheen as the keynote speaker and Sgt. Eric Alva, gay soldier and first American wounded in the Iraq war, along with plenty of entertainment, a silent auction and a roomful of cummerbunds. Tickets have long been sold out, but you officially have two days to find someone in need of a “plus one.”
Dallas Adam’s Mark Hotel
400 Olive St., Dallas
Tuesday, November 20
Head to your favorite video store or go online for two great gay titles coming to DVD. John Waters’ movie-turned-musical-turned-movie musical Hairspray was one of the high points of 2007 and proof that indeed, you can’t stop the beat.
And if you like nudity with your melodrama, then you’ll be stoked to know that the entire Queer As Folk series is out and proud in a special box set.
Hairspray List Price: $29
Queer As Folk Entire Series List Price: $240