If you’re the superstitious type, watch out for this week. In addition to today being lucky number 13, Saturday brings the Ides of March – and we all know how that ended up. At least Caesar got a cute haircut named after him. But we digress. Despite the jinxed dates, there are some far-from-ominous outings to attend. So throw some salt over your shoulder, spin counterclockwise three times, French kiss a one-legged, syphilitic gypsy and let the weekend begin.
“So You Think You Can Drag”
Tonight, 11:00 p.m.
If you’re just now learning about this, it doesn’t give you much time to get ready. Here’s what we suggest. For a gown, use your curtains a la Scarlet O’Hara and maybe throw on a handful of glitter for good measure. For a wig, just sedate the neighbor’s Shih Tzu and hot glue it to a shower cap. As for a name, just about any disease or prescription drug will work: Ginger Vitis, Miss Moxy Contin, etc. Dallas drag superstar Whitney Paige hosts this anything-goes amateur hour and the winner gets $100. Now stick that in your moneymaker and shake it.
3903 Lemmon Avenue, Dallas
Yo La Tengo
Saturday, March 15, 7:00 p.m.
Queer fun fact: Yo La Tengo collaborated with Yoko Ono to record “Hedwig’s Lament/Exquisite Corpse” from the cult-classic Hedwig and the Angry Inch for a charity album benefiting the Harvey Milk School. Music fun fact: Yo la Tengo sounded great, but Yoko Ono still sounded like a cat trapped in a sausage grinder.
Dallas Museum of Art (Horchow Auditorium)
1717 Harwood Street, Dallas
Symphonic Sundays at the Nasher
Sunday, March 16, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Nothing cures a Saturday-night hangover like culture-filled Sunday complete with fancy brunch and chamber music from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. And remember to wear those really dark sunglasses. The effects are two-fold. The sun won’t induce a migraine and passersby won’t be able to see those steamer trunks you call under-eye circles.
Tickets: $30 concert only; $30 brunch only; $50 all-inclusive
Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora Street, Dallas
Sushi & Sake 101
Monday, March 17, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Raw Raw Sashimi Boom Bah – this “how to” course will have you cheering for more as you make (and eat) your own sushi roll. You’ll also learn about the history and production of sake, how to buy sushi-grade fish and what you need to make sushi at home.
Cost: $75 per person
Sushi Samba (in the Galleria)
13270 Dallas Parkway, Dallas
Ralph Lauren Men’s Spring Trunk Show
Through March 30
Calling all label queens, this event has your name written all over it (so to speak). The Spring 2008 “Made to Measure” affair showcases ol’ Ralphie’s entire collection of suits, dress shirts, trousers and sport coats all hand-tailored to your measurements. So find a cute salesman and make sure to get your inseam taken just right – even if it takes all afternoon.
58 Highland Park Village, Dallas