It’s hot. Everyone is on vacation but you. And you’re ready to throw the world’s biggest pity party. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with some outings to chase away blues and the heat-rash reds, too. And for the most part they are all air-conditioned. Yep, social outings without the sweaty crevices. We know how you like to roll. Well, except for the Organic Farmers Market – can’t do anything about that. Make sure to wear a light-colored shirt so your moist pits don’t scare away the cute boys.
So Sexy, You’ll Get An Art On
Tonight, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
We’ve never met gay artist Jeremy Kost, but word on the street is that he has an awfully large Polaroid. And he knows how to use it. But he’s just one of many artists exploring the theme of beauty (read: boys in tighty whities making wacky faces) through paintings, photos, videos and works on paper during the Sehnsucht show curated by Georges Araomas. For those of you not up on your German, Sehnsucht loosely translates to “aspiration” or “longing.” As in, we really Sehnsucht our personal trainer will wear those clingy workout shorts again.
Light & Sie
129 Leslie Street, Dallas
We Smell A Rat (Pack)
Tonight, 7:30 – 11:00 p.m.
All jazzed up with nowhere to go? Like a siren in a tuxedo, local cutie and crooner Hunter Sullivan is transforming Victory Tavern into a dinner club of days gone by. Expect songs from Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin and maybe a sudden, inescapable swooning feeling.
Cost: Complimentary with dinner, reservations recommended
Victory Tavern (in Victory Park)
3030 Olive Street, Dallas
E-I, E-I, Grow
Organic Farmers Market
Saturday, August 2, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Pesky pesticides turning your radishes into Radon? It’s time to go to the big “O” – no, not Oprah, although she can fix anything. “O” as in organic. One Arts Plaza presents this farm-fresh foodie fest in conjunction with Urban Market.
One Arts Plaza
1722 Routh Street, Dallas
“Weird Al” Yankovic
Wednesday, August 6, 8:00 p.m.
It’s time to break out your best “Anastasia Beaverhausen” disguise and indulge in the guilty parody pleasure of “Weird Al.” Sure, he’s no Céline Dion, but he is a wiz with the accordion. And who can resist a stirring comedy polka number? It’s okay, we won’t call you out for knowing all the words to “Eat It” either.
Tickets: $39 – $49
1001 Performance Place, Grand Prairie
Through Sunday, August 10
The music of “Fats” Waller has never sounded “phatter” than when belted out during this music review of the Harlem Renaissance. Expect shimmyin’, shakin’ and the joint to be jumpin’.
Tickets: $16 to $25
506 Main Street, Forth Worth