Friday 10.12 — Sunday 10.21

Uptown Players continues Gay History Month with 2 more plays

On the heels of Uptown Players’ bonus show of Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika, come two more plays to help commemorate Gay History Month, playing in repertory for two weekends. The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey is a one-man show featuring Terry Martin about a detective transformed by the disappearance of a small both. Straight deals with a seemingly hetero banker whose one-night stand with another man leads to self-discovery. Both shows are performed at Bryant Hall on the Kalita campus.

DEETS: Bryant Hall on the Kalita Humphreys campus,
3636 Turtle Creek Blvd.



Friday 10.05 — Wednesday 10.31

Spooks aplenty at haunted adventures in North Texas

Halloween is always a gay holiday anyway, what with all of the cross-dressing and partial nudity, but for thrills and chills, you have your pick. Screams Park in Waxahachie returns with an all-new lineup of frights for 2018. Meanwhile in Plano, queer-owned Dark Hour Haunted House continues its spooktacular horrors.

Screams Park, 2511 FM 66m, Waxahachie (through Oct. 27 only).
Dark Hour Haunted House, 701 Taylor Drive, Plano.



Friday 10.12 — Sunday 10.20

Dallas Opera opens its season with Wagner’s haunting ‘Flying Dutchman’

The legend of the Flying Dutchman is one of the most haunting in maritime lore — the captain of a ghostly ship, doomed to sail the seas for eternity … unless he can find a woman to love him for a brief period ashore every seven years. Wagner’s epic fantastical romantic drama The Flying Dutchman opens the Dallas Opera’s 2018–19 season under the baton of music director Emmanuel Villaume and starring acclaimed Wagnerian bass Greer Grimsley as the Dutchman, and Jay Hunter Morris, who had his own seafaring exploits as Ahab in Moby-Dick, as Erik.

Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St.
Oct. 12, 14, 17 and 20.