Say It. Spell It. Say It Again.

As a kid, participating in spelling bees was a lose/lose situation. Spell a word wrong onstage in front of all of your friends and you look like an idiot. Win the whole thing and you immediately realize that the title of "Spelling Bee Winner" does not get you the chicks. In fact, the ladies are more annoyed than impressed that you can spell "copulation." So, I say, avoid real spelling bees, and see spelling bee musicals instead. At 8 p.m. Tuesday, watch The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm St. As a warning, part of the show does include dragging members of the audience onstage to participate in the bee. So, be prepared to hide in the bathroom during that part. Tickets are $15 to $65. Call 214-631-ARTS or visit
Nov. 28-Dec. 3
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Alice Laussade writes about food, kids, music, and anything else she finds to be completely ridiculous. She created and hosts the Dallas event, Meat Fight, which is a barbecue competition and fundraiser that benefits the National MS Society. Last year, the event raised $100,000 for people living with MS, and 750 people could be seen shoving sausage links into their faces. And one time, she won a James Beard Award for Humor in Writing. That was pretty cool.
Contact: Alice Laussade