Put Some Gay In Your Day, Dallas!

Eat, Drink & Be Rizzo

As they say at Shakespeare in the Park, “Damn, these mosquitoes are bad!” Verily. Well, you better stock up on Caladryl because just about everything worth doing this weekend is outside in the humid bugland we call the Metroplex. Besides, red welts are once again all the rage in Chernobyl this season.

Tastes Like Miss Ellie (With A Dash of Sue Ellen)
Taste of Dallas
Friday, July 11 through Sunday, July 13
Head to the West End (believe it or not, it’s still there) and sample some of the city’s best food (more like gorge yourself) while listening to live music (Soul Asylum, Edwin McCain, Little Texas) and avoiding street artists dressed in foil with silver-painted faces. Go for the food, stay for the port-a-potties.

Free Admission, Food Samples Average $2 – $5
West End (Market & Ross Streets), Dallas
(214) 991-0199

Brad Pits
Parker County Peach Festival
Saturday, July 12, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Peach cobbler, peach tea, peach smoothies, peach juleps, peach pie, peach candy, peach cake, peach lemonade. And corndogs.

Admission: $5 for adults, free for kids 12 and under
Downtown Weatherford
(888) 594-3801

Hop In Your Pussy Wagons!
Friday Night Films – Grease
Friday, July 11, 2008. Doors open 6:00 p.m., movie at 9:00 p.m.
As if you haven’t noticed, we’re all about the outdoor movies this summer, especially when it’s Grease and it’s showing at the Nasher. A collision of high culture and tall sculpture. Oh, and a flying car.

Free Admission & Free Popcorn
(Dining and drinking extra, of course)
Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora Street, Dallas
(214) 242-5100

Grandfather Figure
George Michael in Concert
Sunday, July 13, 7:00 p.m.
He’s still sexy, even after 25 years in the spotlight (slumped over in a car, handcuffed to a urinal…)

Tickets $45 – $145
American Airlines Center
2500 Victory Avenue, Dallas

Cocoon! And Not A Guttenberg In Sight.
Native Texas Butterflies
Monday, July 14 through Sunday, September 28
Madame, your butterfly is ready. Flutter about the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary amid a bunch of flying moths. Don’t forget to bring your camera (and a can of Raid if you really want to piss some people off).

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, McKinney
(972) 562-5566

This Movie Sucks, And It’s Better Than Ever!
Dracula (1931)
Monday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Follow the adventures and bloodlust of Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula in the classic horror flick, now with an updated score by Philip Glass – Jan Brady’s imaginary boyfriend. Catering by Sam the Butcher.

Free Admission
Inwood Theatre
5458 W. Lovers Lane, Dallas
RSVP to amici@dallasopera.org to secure a spot