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School House Rocks

Finding fabulous outings in a bustling city like Dallas takes time and energy. And since we were busy devoting our time and energy into determining just how forward to spike our faux hawk, we outsourced the task to the Gay List Daily sweatshop workers interns.

Weirdly, they recommended not one but two high school musicals. (Hmm, we have to stop picking up interns at Jonas Brothers’ concerts.)

Oh well, if fresh-faced teens singing and dancing isn’t your speed, we’ve also included some big gay business networking, an evening with old blue eyes (not to be confused with ol’ brown eye), and even a book signing about rich folk.

Now go forth and be social, butterflies.

Suck It, Van Helsing
Tonight through February 2, 7:00 p.m.
It used to be that high school musicals were limited to safe productions like Fiddler on the Roof. After all, what 15-year-old boy with a strap-on wool beard can’t pull off a convincing lead as Jewish elder Tevye? But Richland High School Department of Theatre Arts opted for a more progressive route this year with the regional-premiere staging of DRACUL, a “new lyric rock opera” about the life and times of Dracula. Just imagine the passionate performances brought about by teen angst fueled with Twilight-induced vampire obsession.

Tickets: $8-$10
Richland High School Auditorium
5201 Holiday Lane, North Richland Hills
(817) 547-7092
Tickets available at the door

There’s No Business Like Homo Business
North Texas GLBT Chamber Business Connections Mixer
Tonight, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
In the immortal words of the Pet Shop Boys, “Go West in the open air. Go West, life is peaceful there.” But did they mention you could also network with other GLBT business folks in Tarrant County? Nah, that didn’t quite fit in the lyrics. Nor did the part about the free appetizers and the cash bar.

Fox & Hound
604 Main Street, Fort Worth
(817) 338-9200

Frank-ly, My Dear
Simply Sinatra
Friday, January 30, 8:00 p.m.
It’s been said that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. And we’re sure Sarah Palin reminds herself of that in between crying fits and psychiatric appointments. But on a more sincere note, Steve Lippia and his Big Band pay homage to the late, great Frank Sinatra during their set of jazzy pop tunes and soulful ballads. So get your tickets and join the other rats in the pack.

Tickets: $27-$55
Charles W. Eisemann Center
2351 Performance Drive, Richardson
(972) 744-4650

Go Bohemian
Rent: School Edition (musical revue)
Saturday, January 31, 3:00 & 7:00 p.m.
If you follow local news, you’ll know of the story of the kids from Rowlett High School with big dreams of performing Rent: School Edition (created by the same people who bleep out curse words on daytime TV and replace them with phrases like “fish stick you,” we’re guessing). Sadly, concerned (read: ignorant) parents and school bureaucracy canceled the performance. But radio station MIX 102.9 came to the rescue finding a venue for the students to break out there best “La Vi Boheme.” It’s not the full show, just a musical revue, but we plan to be there in full Angel drag for all 525,600 minutes of love.

Free ($5 donation suggested to benefit DIFFA)
Southern Methodist University, Caruth Auditorium
611 Bishop Boulevard, Dallas
For tickets, send contact information, number of tickets requested and preferred show time to jen@kdmx.com.

Oils Well That Ends Well
The Big Rich Author Appearance and Book Signing
Monday, February 2, 7:30 p.m.
We love Texas oil money. Especially when we get to spend it on sound purchases like Cadillacs with horns on the front or diamond-encrusted gun holsters. So, we’re planning to head to Plano to meet Bryan Burrough, author of The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes. Or as we like to think of it: how to find a sugar daddy without staying until last call at the Pegasus Pub.

Legacy Books
7300 Dallas Parkway, Plano
(972) 398-9888