Put Some Gay In Your Day, Dallas!


Oh no, another weekend is fast approaching and if you don’t make plans quick you’ll be on the fast train to boredom. And by fast train, we mean yet another Friday in front of the TV watching that episode of The Price Is Right your TiVo secretly recorded.

Or worse yet, you could be commiserating with those friends who never leave the house over a rousing game of Jenga. Maybe they’ll tell you that fascinating story about their visit to the antique doll museum again. No worries, we’ve got your back. Here are a few reasons to get out of the house, well except for the “house tour” but that’s totally different. Enjoy.

Bubble, Bubble, Toil & Trouble
Free Champagne Tasting
Friday, October 10, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Wine is fine and liquor is quicker, but the champagne is the name of the game this time. And Brut, the hot spot below Hotel Palomar, has fizzy glasses of goodness ready to effervesce that stressful workweek right out of your mind. Just remember that it’s impolite to double fist those tiny tasting glasses. Plus, too much champagne too quickly, and you might explode like that kid who drank soda while eating pop rocks.

5530 East Mockingbird, Dallas

Let’s Get Ready To Rumba
So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2008
Friday, October 10, 7:30 p.m.
Rhythm, music, grace and toned asses in tight dance pants? Sold! Waltz over to Nokia Theater to see all your TV faves live on stage squatting, thrusting, popping and locking. Just remember to take it easy in your audience-participation-excitement-dance. You don’t want to end up flat on your back reeking of Icy Hot like last time.

Tickets: $35 – $55
Nokia Theater
1001 Performance Place, Grand Prairie

Home Sweet Homo
Oak Cliff Home Tour
Saturday & Sunday, October 11 & 12, Noon to 6:00 p.m.
Okay, we admit that we have total obsessive-compulsive housey disorder. Like an interior junkie chasing the designer dragon, we’ve spent many a weekend just touring open houses to see what people have done with their places. And now the fine enablers over at the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League are presenting a dozen homes (built 1912 -1954) to tour and explore. We might just O.O.D. (overdose on dwelling).

Tickets: $20
See Web site for ticket locations in Oak Cliff

Plastic Payoff
Joan Rivers Live
Monday, October 13, 8:00 p.m.
Celebrities fear her, drag queens want to be her, and we just plain LOVE her. The sharp-witted comedy icon Joan Rivers in bringing schticky back to Dallas in partnership with the boys from the Turtle Creek Chorale. Expect an evening of zingers like only Joan can dish. Just hope it’s not directed toward your outfit choice!

Tickets: $30 – $80
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
2301 Flora Street, Dallas
(877) SING-TCC

Holy Hand Jobs
W Dallas – Victory 4:59 Happy Hour
Tuesday, October 14, 4:59 – 6:59 p.m.
You know what makes happy hour even happier, dare we say gayer? Hand and arm massages from the fine folks at Bliss Spa. Plus you can enjoy $8 W signature cocktails, $6 well drinks and half-off noshes. The cocktail value is relative, but the effects of a good hand massage are indisputable.

The Living Room at W Dallas – Victory
2440 Victory Pak Lane, Dallas