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April Showers Bring Events To Devour

Spring is here. The birds are singing, and so are Aretha Franklin and the Pointer Sisters. The butterflies are flitting (to your garden if you plan ahead). The lesbians are migrating. And, the cheese is, well, stinking like it always does, but for purposes of our motif, we’ll just say it’s in “full bloom.” There’s no excuse not to get out and enjoy this week’s goodness.

Sue Ellen’s Last Blast
Friday, April 11
The times they are a changin’ and the lesbians they are a movin’. Sue Ellen’s is moving (just down the street) to 3014 Throckmorton. But before it does, they’re gonna party like it’s 1989 (when the bar first opened). For those of you too young to remember or so old you forgot, one of the music highlights of 1989 was the Milli Vanilli lip sync classic, “Girl I’m Gonna Miss You” – prophetic, huh. The party continues through April 13 and the new Sue Ellen’s opens to the public on April 17.

Sue Ellen’s
3903 Cedar Springs, Dallas

Hands-On Cheese Making Class
Saturday, April 12
Foodies of the world rejoice, you get to learn how to make Cheese Balls, Mozzarella Rolls and Queso Oaxaca. Plus you get a behind-the-scenes tour of The Mozzarella Company factory. But there is a catch. Doing this requires wearing waterproof, non-slip shoes, an apron and, gasp, a hairnet. As a reward for this fashion punishment the event ends with a wine and cheese tasting. We’ll stick to cutting the cheese and leave the making it to someone else.

Cost: $75
Mozzarella Company
2944 Elm Street, Dallas

Aretha Franklin
Wednesday, April 16, 8:00 p.m.
Long before there was Madonna, Mariah, Britney or Beyoncé, there was the mother of all divas – Aretha. And from her lungs did spring forth the sing-along-with-me-now anthem R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Don’t be a link in the chain of fools who don’t get tickets in advance.

Tickets: $48 – $80
Nokia Theater
1001 Performance Place, Grand Prairie

Pointer Sisters and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
April 18-20
Admit it – you’re so excited and you just can’t hide it. But remember, this time they’re playing with a symphony so that day-glow off-the-shoulder number you wore to their last concert is probably not appropriate this go-round. And that spikey Flock of Seagulls haircut, well, that never was good to begin with.

Tickets $26 – $101
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
2301 Flora Street, Dallas

Butterfly Gardening Class
Saturday, April 12, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Nothing is more butch than being out in nature, except when you are planting a frilly butterfly garden. But don’t let the heckling keep you from your true calling, Mr. Pretty Wings. Just put on a smile and your best gardening tiara – nothing can bring you down.

Tickets: $22 ($20 for members)
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Road, Dallas