Apple in Queer Eye

Chorale hosts a fab time with Carson Kressley

5/22

Primp like you mean it this year if you're going to the Antiques to Zebras auction benefiting Turtle Creek Chorale. Carson Kressley, the flaming fashionista of Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, is hosting, and we'd hate for you to get a tongue-lashing. QE fans realize Kressley, the most vocal of the gaggle of gay men that spiffs up some poor slob every episode with new hair, new skin, new clothes, a redecorated home, and cooking and etiquette enhancement, is most likely to squawk, strut, flip his hair and offer outrageous couture criticism. It could be painful, but it's precisely why he'll up the entertainment value for TCC's evening of party food, open bar and live and silent auctions for fine art, antiques, jewelry, home furnishings, travel, dinners and professional services. Tickets are $75 in advance or $100 at the door and are available at www.turtlecreek.org or by calling 214-526-3214. Kressley and anyone who is anyone in Dallas will dress up and mingle from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the World Trade Center, 2050 Stemmons Freeway. Word to the fashion-challenged: Kressley favors Ralph Lauren for men, Chanel for women. --Annabelle Massey Helber

Can You Dig It?
5/22

Isaac Hayes got us through high school. Some kids took to Led Zeppelin, U2 or Madonna as their record-player saviors during teen angst, but we spun the hell out of Shaft. And not just for the theme song. We would lie in bed and pretend for 40 minutes that we were the baddest detective in town. The vinyl hasn't survived, but the love for Hayes has, and, on Saturday at 6 p.m., Hayes lovers can see their record-player savior perform at the African American Museum's 20th Gala & Auction in Fair Park. The benefit also includes silent auctions and a tribute to longtime museum supporters Marguerite and L.G. Foster Jr. Admission is $125 for non-members of the museum. Call 214-565-9026. --Sam Machkovech

Doggy Style
5/22

Kim Anderson. Anne Geddes. Mary Engelbreit. These names strike fear into the hearts of blasé, black-sweater-wearing cynics like us. Babies in flowerpots, little boys presenting little girls with roses--these subjects have just never been our...chair of bowlies. Then there's William Wegman. Along with fingernails on a chalkboard or people who bite on their forks, portraits of fully costumed dogs with human hands wig us out like nobody's business. But is there art or just weirdness in Wegman's intricately posed weimaraners? The fact that Dunn and Brown Contemporary, 5020 Tracy St., is hosting an exhibit of his work suggests that somebody thinks it's art. Not sure if we agree, but we'd be willing to reconsider at the opening reception for the works of Wegman and Michael Smith, a performance artist who will be presenting a slide show and video, May 22, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Both artists will be in attendance. The exhibits run through July 10. Call 214-521-4322. --Michelle Martinez

 
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