Do you want to know what love is? Foreigner knows what's up. Led by original band member, vocalist and lead guitarist Mick Jones -- who penned the famed power ballad "I Want to Know What Love Is" -- these mainstays of radio rock continue to play to sold-out houses, having racked up record sales of more than 75 million over the years. Their hits, starting with their debut disc on 1977, are legendary. The self-titled Foreigner spawned monster smashes still heard round the world today: "Feels Like the First Time," "Cold as Ice" and "Long, Long Way From Home." They followed that up with nine more multi-platinum albums and Top 30 tunes like "Juke Box Hero," "Urgent," "Head Games," "Say You Will" and more. See them this summer at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory in Irving, where they'll be joined by fellow British-led groups Whitesnake and Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening.
Get dolled up and join these gals for a Vintage Burlesque and Variety Show that supports hospitalized Veterans. The group works to recreate the bawdy fun of vaudevillian theaters so popular across America during and after WWII. Veterans and active-duty service members always attend for free as the group's way of saying "thank you for your service." And the best part? As part of our mission to make veterans smile, these performers bring a family-friendly version of our show and gifts to hospitalized veterans across America who aren't able to make it out to our events. From the moment guests enter the event, they will be treated to something special. Pin-Ups on Tour's goal is to recreate the magic of the Hollywood Canteen that operated during the 1940s as a club offering dancing, drinks and entertainment for service members, usually on their way overseas. The evening at VFW Post 6796 in Dallas will feature dancing showgirls, comedy, variety acts, soulful lounge singers, vintage tray girls and more than a few surprises! With entertainment and atmosphere around every turn, guests will feel like they stepped into another era.
Friday, Jul 20, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
The award winning Backdoor Comedy Club is the city's longest running stand-up comedy showcase and, after 20 years, still reigns as the hot spot for Dallas comedy. Named "Best Comedy Club" by D Magazine and "hottest stand-up comedy showcase in the Southwest" by the Dallas Observer, Backdoor Comedy Club is the place to go for laughs. Shows feature eight or more comedians per night, including national touring comics from Comedy Central, Showtime and NBC's Last Comic Standing, as well as the best of the local pros. The coziness of the Backdoor takes you back to the roots of stand-up and gives you the intimate vibe of the original comedy rooms in NYC and LA.
Jealous of Snow White's beauty, the wicked queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs orders the demise of her innocent stepdaughter -- but later discovers that Snow White is still alive and hiding in a cottage with seven friendly little miners. Disguising herself as an old woman, the queen brings a poisoned apple to Snow White, who falls into a death-like sleep that can be broken only by her true love's kiss. The play, now at Geppetto's Theater at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, features an extensive and adorable cast of European-style marionettes, gorgeous scenery and musical soundtrack. Stay after the show and go backstage to see how this theater magic is made, then take a photo with the marionettes.
RuPaul said it best: "You better work!" The award-winning superstar brought national attention to the exciting world of drag with her reality TV series, RuPaul's Drag Race. Now MyOhMy The Show collects the best talent in Texas to create the ultimate lineup for one crazy night of fabulous fun at Lizard Lounge in Dallas. No two performances are ever the same, but you can always expect plenty of sass and class from these divas, who bring big stars like Mariah Carey, Donna Summer, Beyonce, Tina Turner and Whitney Houston to fabulous life.
If you bring the noise, the Granada Theater in Dallas has offered to bring the funk with live bands Henry + The Invisibles, Spoonfed Tribe, Chilldren Of Indigo and Electrik Ants. Laying down some of Texas' most groove-worthy original dance music, Henry + The Invisibles are actually Henry Roland -- a one-man band who loops and layers vocals, guitar, keys and drums to sound suspiciously like a five-piece funk band. He'll lead this jam-packed lineup as part of the Free Week series of shows, which usually hit capacity if you try to get in at the door. With this ticket, though, you're guaranteed admission.
Dallas' own roots rockers The Roomsounds count Tom Petty, The Stones, The Allman Brothers and even local blues legends like Lead Belly and Blind Lemon Jefferson as influences for their classic Southern sound. Led by singer-guitarist Ryan Michael, The Roomsounds are set to headline The Granada Theater's Southern Rock night, with Dead Flowers and Silas Nello as support. This concert is part of their Free Week series of shows, which usually hit capacity if you try to get in at the door. With this ticket, though, you're guaranteed admission.
Saturday night during Granada Theater Free Week is gonna be a night of indie awesomeness with Dallas' own Natural Anthem, Acid Carousel and an indie rock headliner that has yet to be announced (keeping you on your toes!). Like many of the other Free Week events, this one's likely to hit capacity, but this ticket guarantees your admission.
Fans around the globe just can't get enough of Strangelove, the ultimate tribute to '80s new-wavers Depeche Mode, who perform the British synthpop band's biggest hits with precision and style. Beyond your everyday cover band, this ultimate tribute act also recreates the original group's famed theatrical concert experience, including costume changes and multiple screen projections, to take you through the different eras of Depeche Mode's decades-spanning career. Considered the most commercially successful electronic band ever, Depeche Mode has sold more 100 million albums and singles worldwide. From "People Are People" to "Personal Jesus" and beyond, now you can experience all the '80s electro-pop glory up close and personal at the legendary House of Blues Dallas. The Smites, a tribute to The Smiths, open the concert.
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
Magic Male XXL is the first live stage production to bring the phenomenon of Magic Mike, Fifty Shades of Grey and others to life with a high-energy and breathtaking experience unlike any other. These attractive and physically fit gentlemen show off their sexy dance moves, wow the audience with their choreographed routines, stage presence and steamy showmanship. The show combines a wonderful blend of music, an exquisite light show and animated theatrics for a fast-paced performance that meets every lady's desire. Don't miss Magic Male XXL at the Hillbilly Holler in Tuskahoma.
John Baumann, Shotgun Rider and Chris Colston are serving up a night of Texas country awesomeness for Free Week at the Granada Theater in Dallas. This week-long series of free concerts usually fills the house -- but this ticket gets you guaranteed admission to the show.
Hilarity and hijinks ensue when Bernard invites his mistress over for a weekend romp while his wife Jacqueline is meant to be away. But when Jacqueline discovers Bernard's friend Robert is also coming over, she decides to stay. Robert is supposed to be Bernard's alibi for the weekend, but he's also Jacqueline's secret lover. By the time the mistress and the cook show up, trysts and sweet-nothings are postponed as marital treachery, mistaken identities and madcap chaos take hold in an evening of adulterous mirth. Don't miss this fun romp about which The Guardian wrote, "Hurtling along at the speed of light, this breathtaking farce is a near faultless piece of theatrical invention," when it comes to Fort Worth's Stage West Theatre.
Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Jul 20, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Jul 27, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Aug 2, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Aug 3, 2018 / 8:00pmThursday, Aug 9, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Aug 10, 2018 / 8:00pm
Magic Male XXL is the first live stage production to bring the phenomenon of Magic Mike, Fifty Shades of Grey and others to life with a high-energy and breathtaking experience unlike any other. These attractive and physically fit gentlemen show off their sexy dance moves, wow the audience with their choreographed routines, stage presence and steamy showmanship. The show combines a wonderful blend of music, an exquisite light show and animated theatrics for a fast-paced performance that meets every lady's desire. Don't miss Magic Male XXL at the Swingin Doors in Terrell.
Step into the rustic decor of the Old Mill Inn -- surrounded by dark wood, hand-carved beams and vintage stonework -- and you're in the perfect setting for an evening of mystery and intrigue. Indeed, the historic landmark building is said to be haunted by the spirit of an old German cook named Hilda who died by falling (or being pushed) into a vat of her famous bread dough. At Keith and Margo's Ultimate Murder Mystery Dinner, you'll have a murder mystery of your own to investigate. As you enjoy a three-course dinner featuring award-winning chicken-fried steak with cream gravy (vegetarian options available), the action will unfold all around you -- and you'll get drawn into it by the homicide detective (a professional stand-up comedian) who considers you a suspect. Deemed "the masterminds of the genre" (Los Angeles Times), Keith and Margo's improvisational actors mingle amongst you as you follow clues and try to solve the crime. The murderer might be sitting right next to you ... A prize goes to the person who's the best sleuth!
A favorite across the country, The Dinner Detective serves up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner at Eddie Deen's Ranch in Dallas. And since this popular comic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect, including you. The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, a buffet with entrée and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights.
Lovely Uranus, Dallas's most notorious third-rate drag queen, has 99 problems, and a man is one. Lovely has fallen in love with Keith, who ... is in a relationship. Whoops! On top of that, the club he's working at is closing and he can't find a new job. If that's not enough, the brand of mascara he's been using for years is being discontinued and now he's got to find a new one. And the cherry on top of it all? Lovely has developed health issues that might prevent him from ever doing drag again. How will Lovely surmount all these obstacles? The only way Lovely can: by being Lovely!
The Playhouse, nothing but the very best in male exotic entertainment, is an electrifying, high-energy performance showcasing some of the sexiest men alive as they dance, flip and strip (no nudity) in choreographed routines to thumping beats and dazzling light shows. No cameras and no cell phones -- because what happens at The Playhouse stays at The Playhouse. Before Magic Mike, before Chocolate City, there was The Playhouse. Come see what all the fuss is about at The Quixotic World Magical Event Space in Dallas.
As Ringo Starr once said, "You got to pay your dues if you want to sing the blues," and nobody knows that better than actor-comedian Brad Zimmerman. After moving to New York to pursue a career as an actor, Zimmerman took a job waiting tables, a temporary gig he still had 29 years later. But in his hit solo show My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy, Zimmerman shows that it was all worth it. He's opened for Joan Rivers, Brad Garrett and George Carlin, and now he brings his moving and hilarious story about the grit and passion required to make it as an artist to the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts in Richardson.