Wash Away

Mark Andresen

Have psychotherapy and bath products always gone hand in hand?
"Adam," said Eve, "I know you're having feelings of guilt about that whole apple sitch, but just take this body wash, go for a little dip down at the Euphrates and I'm sure you'll feel a lot...cleaner." It's not documented fact, but we have it on good authority that Eve did indeed invent body wash. It should come as no surprise, then, that a group of five women--four twentysomething sisters and their mom--have developed a new collection of soul-lifting bath and body products. Mixed Emotions, the line of body cleansers, scrubs and creams created by the Singer family, boasts tantalizing names and scents like "Kiss Me" (crème brûlée), "Focus Me" (sweet tea), "Motivate Me" (tutti-frutti) and "Relax Me" (vanilla cloud). The products are designed to "interact with female body chemistry in order to target and enhance particular emotions." Uh-huh. Well, at least you'll feel less guilty than if you'd eaten crème brûlée. Judge for yourself (and enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and prizes) at the Mixed Emotions Launch Party from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 19 at Byzantine, Inwood Village, 5550 W. Lovers Lane, Suite 166. Call 214-904-9086 to RSVP. --Michelle Martinez

Out Spoken
Poets are well-versed in the ways of love

While most gay pride celebrations take place in June and July around the country, Dallas lets the sweltering summer months pass and holds off until September. It's a wise decision, because a drag queen on a parade float in the July heat can be messy and dangerous. But the Dallas Poets Community has never been known to parade up and down any streets--it likes its air-conditioned environs--so it's not holding off its Gay Pride Reading. With no shortage of talent there's no reason to wait. This year's lineup includes DPC stalwarts Bob McCranie, Christopher Soden, Gayle Bell and David Bart, along with the fresh voices of Pablo Miguel Martinez, Scott Wiggerman and Fran Carris. Proceeds benefit Youth First Texas, which provides programs for gay and lesbian youths. It's Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 3120 McKinney Ave. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Call 214-953-1212. --Jay Webb

I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold
Dallas chefs have your number

Oh, yeah, that one episode where Julia's pregnant and Sarah's self-righteous and Claudia's always carrying around that violin and Charlie's ruggedly handsome but troubled...Ah, Party of Five, the last great teen drama, long before Dawson even thought about having a creek. Or if you don't remember (or care about) the pre-Scream Neve Campbell, there's this Party of Five event, featuring five chefs, five wines and five courses. Let chefs Joseph Maher, Sharon Hage, James Neel, Bartolino Cocuzza and Gilbert Garza pair the perfect dishes and wines in a delightful pentad. Quintuple your pleasure at 6 p.m. June 22 at Hage's York Street, 6047 Lewis St. Cost is $100 per person. Call 214-826-0968. --Michelle Martinez

Star Power

Jill Eikenberry may have made her name as Ann Kelsey on the series L.A. Law, but to many others she's known for sharing her story when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now Eikenberry and her husband and L.A. Law co-star, Michael Tucker (he played Stuart Markowitz), will again tell their story during the Attorneys Serving the Community luncheon benefiting Gilda's Club at noon Wednesday in the Wyndham Anatole Hotel's Grand Ballroom. Tickets are $75. Call 214-219-8877. --Leah Gerchario

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