As always, this next week has its share of divas, some more anatomically correct than others. Throw in some booze and a few psycho killers for good measure and you’ve got the makings for a very interesting few days.
Texas Fear Fest 2
Friday, March 7 through Sunday, March 9
Are you ready to meet everyone’s favorite sex symbol? Those eyes, that sweater, that killer handshake—yes, it’s Freddy Kruger, in the flesh. Sure, we all know when it comes to razor sharp digits, Edward Scissorhands and Barbra Streisand would beat him in an alley fight, but he doesn’t need to know the truth. Sadly, Johnny Depp won’t be a part of the largest A Nightmare on Elm Street reunion in history, but feel free to nerd out anyway at this freak show of a different sort.
Tickets start at $25 for a day pass and go to $130 for the Dream Master VIP Gold Pass for the whole weekend
Friday, March 7, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 9, 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 12 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 15, 7:30 p.m.
The brilliantly conceived Death by Diva season of the Dallas Opera draws to a close with its dramatic final act, Tosca. When an opera legend turns to murder in this Puccini classic, you know things are only going to get bad. The kind of bad with lots of vibrato.
Tickets: $15 to $199
Fair Park Music Hall
909 First Avenue, Dallas
The Modern Mixologist
Saturday, March 8, 3:00 p.m.
During Savor Dallas, you can learn all sorts of great stuff about wine and food in classes with experts in a variety of fields. However, it was “Tasting Seminar 6” that caught our attention. Tony Abou-Ganim, the guy behind the beverage program at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, is without a doubt one of the country’s top alcohol artistes. Learn how to stock your bar and even make a few fancy-schmancy cocktails in this hands-on class with the mixology master.
GhostBar, W Hotel Victory Park
Are You Smarter than a Drag Queen?
Tuesday, March 11, 6:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
Silly question, really. There are few people we know better at trivia than drag queens, but if you’re willing to go head-to-head and face being humiliated in public, there could be cash in it for you. Head over to Mickey’s for this penultimate installment before the finals on April Fool’s Day. Bone up on your knowledge of music, movies and Oak Lawn factoids and there’s $500 waiting for the big winner, but you gotta beat the draggies to get it.
3851 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas