Hoth Topic

On Saturday, erotic art photographer Larry Hoth offers the chance to view his photos in the raw, so to speak. The exhibition, called The Erotic Female, is free (unlike the pay-per-view site where the photos are usually offered), and it features naked women in concealing and open poses as well as in bondage and dominatrix gear. While Hoth also photographs flowers and shoots fashion photography, he seems to favor nudes and has recently been nominated for Best Adult Artist/Photographer in the Dallas Adult Entertainment Awards to be held this week at Blue. Boasting a style all his own, Hoth attempts to capture a moment when both he and the model are acting in unison. Saturday's event promises wine and edibles for the taste sensations and nude and erotic photography for the visual appetite. Those who RSVP for the event on Hoth's Web site,, will also be entered in a drawing for a signed erotic print or membership to, the aforementioned pay site. The exhibition and reception are 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at RCD Studios, 3122 Swiss Ave. Call 214-476-1570. --David Wilson

Pucker Up

If you hesitate to trust your face to a big-haired, blue-eyeliner-and-thick-foundation-wearing girl behind a random department-store counter, have no fear of Jeanine Lobell, founder of Stila cosmetics. This bright and beautiful entrepreneur offers tips, tricks and makeovers at Nordstrom in the Galleria, 5220 Alpha Road, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. October 23. Call 972-702-0055 for reservations. --Michelle Martinez

Blue Ball

From boss and secretary to mother and father, everyone and his/her dog (literally) has a designated day of appreciation. You know, just a little "Hey, thanks" in a universal sense. At Blue on Tuesday, it's time to give that "Hey, thanks" to all the adult entertainers who have pretended to like us over the past year. Local celebs (i.e., some radio people) will be on hand from 9 p.m. to present awards for performers, clubs, publications and theaters across the metroplex. For those still undecided on whether to show some love: Yes, there will be hors d'oeuvres. Blue is at 1933 Elm St. Call 214-880-0888. --Matt Hursh

Viva Variety

Jonesing for a live variety show with more local talent than you can shake a stick at? Then we recommend you check out the Not That Late Show at the Avenue Arts Venue, 825 Exposition Ave., on October 25. Performance types range from poetry to live music. Doors open at 10 p.m., and the show starts at 11. Tickets are $5. Call 214-827-0351. --Mary Monigold

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