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I Am Woman, I Don’t Like Penis

I’ve been told I’m like Love Boat’s Cruise Director Julie McCoy — I’m in charge of keeping my friends entertained 24/7. Now that task has pooled over into my job. Each issue I have to come up with about five things I recommend you “must do” or to “be seen” at, ergo the first installment of “B Scene.” I know I have thousands of faithful readers of the Gay Agenda, and I just hope they’ll stay aboard with me cause Julie McCoy needs a new set of teeth.


5THURSDAY — This year, in honor of “V-Day,” Westminster College performs The Vagina Monologues. Playwright Eve Ensler has taken this powerful and intriguing show to international critical acclaim. The Monologues is a compilation of over 200 interviews with women who describe their attitudes toward their own sexuality. The Clothesline Project, an emotional and impactful art exhibit that tributes survivors and victims of domestic and sexual violence, will also be displayed during Westminster’s shows.7:30pm, through Saturday, Vieve Gore Concert Hall, Westminster campus, 1840 S. 1300 East. Tickets $10 at the door, westminstercollege.edu.

 

It only makes sense that the King’s English Bookshop would host a SLCC Community Writing Center Fundraiser. From now until Feb. 15, 10 percent of all sales benefit the center. So stock up on the Twilight series or get your sweetie-pie a romantic book for Valentine’s day like Mike Donner’s How to be a Gay Porn Star. (English may not carry this one, but I’m sure there’s a selection of tawdry romance novels available.) To receive the 10 percent voucher visit www.slcc.edu.
10am–9pm, through Feb. 15, King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East. Free (except the books, duh!), 484-9100.

6FRIDAY — One-half of the Indigo Girls, Amy Ray, “cuts the pickle” so to speak and comes to Utah for a solo gig, promoting her new CD Didn’t it Feel Kinder. And, well cheez whiz and mud flaps, she’ll be attending an after-party at Paper Moon, a private club for members, following the concert.
6:30pm, Avalon Theater, 3605 S. State St. Tickets $15, 467-8499 or smithstix.com.

10TUESDAY — She’s taking America by storm with her playful sound and off-kilter lyrics. Since her smash-hit “I Kissed a Girl,” Katy Perry has become a household name. Some may say the aforementioned song and “Ur So Gay” are slaps to the gay community, but I say pshaw … she’s lightening the mood on sexuality. Anyhoo, there’s my nickel-pyschoanalysis for the day … enjoy!    
6:30pm, In the Venue, 219 S. 600 West. Tickets $18/adv–$20/day of show, 467-8499 or smithstix.com.

13FRIDAY — From medieval to renaissance, romantic to contemporary, folk to pop, the King’s Singers’ repertoire is all-encompassing. For over 30 years they’ve been delighting audiences around the world. Plus, Michael Aaron says they make his nipples hard. So join Michael and his iron nipples as the Singers showcase their diverse talents accompanied by the Utah Symphony.
8pm, Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple. Tickets $27–58, 355-ARTS or arttix.org.

East meets West and drama meets dance as Ballet West premieres Madame Butterfly. Experience this haunting account of love and betrayal, devotion and sacrifice. As a special addition, they will showcase the Utah premiere of Gong, Ballet West becomes only the third company in the world selected to perform this exciting piece.
7:30pm, through Feb. 21, Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South. Tickets $17–71, 355-ARTS or arttix.org.

Callie and Sarah are two young women in New York. They talk about their boyfriends, families and growing up; all the things girlfriends share until their first kiss leads to tragedy. Pygmalion Productions presents Stop Kiss, a new play by Diana Son. Son’s imaginative moving and surprising comedy brings audiences and principal characters to unexpected places.
7:30pm, through Feb. 28, Black Box Theatre, Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. Broadway. Tickets $20, 355-ARTS or arttix.org.

17TUESDAY — Richard Maltby Jr., Tony Award-winning author and director of the 1978 premiere Broadway production of Ain’t Misbehavin’, re-creates his original direction for the 2008-09 30th Anniversary National Tour. Featuring 2003’s American Idol winner Reuben Studdard (yay … he’s finally doing something), the musical revue serves as a tribute to the black musicians of the 1920s and ’30s.
7:30pm, through Sunday, Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Cir., UofU. Tickets $25–55 581-7100 or kingtix.com.

18WEDNESDAYQSaltLake columnist Ruby Ridge along with Chevy, Rusty and Petunia are taking a road trip to Ogden to do a charity fundraiser for the Ogden OUTreach Resource Center. They’ll be doing a unique version of Bingo called Northern Utah Bingo that “involves cows and dairy products.” Udderly fabulous! It’ll be so fun your cheese will curdle or you may sour cream your pants.
7pm, Unitarian Universalist Church, 705 23rd Street, Ogden. Bingo cards $5, 801-394-3338 or uuco.org.

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