Chris Holden, Ms. Ross 2U, was a beautiful soul and a great inspiration to many of my Gay Agenda vomitings. He was an exceptionally charming man, a so-so bowler, and boy could he pull-off gold jewelry … I’ve never known any gay man that could do that … just sayin’. Seriously though, I really got a kick out of Chris and enjoyed his company. I will miss him dearly.
15friday — Park City is going all Christina Aguilera! Oh hell, those Parkites are their own kind of bawdy with their thermal underwear and fleece jackets and gas-guzzling Hummers … and boy can they strip the lacquer off a dance floor. Taylor Productions presents Park City Burlesque, a cabaret evening of provocative song and dance to stimulate the sensual side … like that takes a lot of effort for homos, just sayin’.
7pm & 9pm, through Saturday, Black Box Theatre, Main Street Mall (yes, they do have a mall), 345 Main St., Park City. Tickets $12–35, 435-649-9371.
Ruby Ridge is going all Ernest Borgnine in a dress! Oh hell, Ernest looks better in a dress, just sayin’. You know I love you Ruby. Tonight the Mattress of Mayhem, herself, presents Third Friday Bingo … “O-69” … tehehe, I said 69 … tehehe. Anyhoo, join the luscious Ruby for a fabulous night of games and gore — proceeds benefit Ogden PFLAG.
7pm, First Baptist Church, 777 S. 1300 East. Bingo cards $5 at the door.
16saturday — The Salt Lake Community College is going all RuPaul! Ok, probably not. It’s the return of Raw Couture, the college’s Fashion Institute fashion show. Check out what’s hot in Utah’s fashion world from the top student designers of the Fashion Institute’s programs. So pull out your best Louis Vuitton, and be sure to accessorize — Ok, I hope it’s going to be a little Drag Race-y!
7:30pm, Jeanne Wagner Theatre, Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. Broadway. Tickets $19, 801-355-ARTS or arttix.org.
The Utah Pride Center is going all High School Musical! But gayer, if you can believe it. If you’re between the ages of 14-20, and own something by Louis Vittone, then go to Queer Prom. I know all you LGBT youth can strip the lacquer off a dance floor better than those pinenut-eating Parkites, just sayin’.
8pm–midnight, Salt Lake City Library, 210 E. 400 South. Tickets $5/advance–$10/at the door, 801-539-8800 or utahpridecenter.org.
Club Try-Angles is going all fruity! Wait a minute, I think that’s a given. For the Easter holiday (which isn’t for another week, but Gene has always been premature in everything he does, poor bastard … just sayin’.), this month’s Manhunt Underwear Night is all about the Easter basket. Decorate your undies in your most fabulous Easter motif … just don’t pull a bunny out … somebody’s eye might get poked.
9pm, Club Try-Angles, 251 W. 900 South. Call 801-364-3203 for more info or creative basket ideas.
20wednesday — Openly gay NPR humorist and best-selling author David Sedaris returns to Utah. I’ve read several of his books, and my favorites are Naked and Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim. With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The man is a hoot!
7:30pm, Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Cir., UofU. Tickets $32.50-47.50, 801-581-7100 or kingtix.com.
21thursday — Back by popular demand, Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad returns to Salt Lake City with their refreshing mix of comedy, music and show-stopping variety. These madelas of madness redefine years of tradition, expectations and guilt in a tuchus kicking vaudeville extravaganza! Hosted by Goddess Perlman, and featuring Sara Barron, Naomi Less and Cynthia Levin.
7:30pm, I.J. & Jeanné Wagner Jewish Community Center, 2 North Medical Drive, UofU. Tickets $15/adv–$20/at the door, 801-581-0098.
Ririe-Woodbury Dancy Company presents the Alwin Nikolais Centennial, a full evening of works by this dance/theatre wizard including the Salt Lake City premieres of Kaleidoscope and Temple. See the genius of one whose multi-media dance theatre has served as an inspiration for current artists.
7:30pm, through April 23, Jeanne Wagner Theatre, Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. Broadway. Tickets $30, 201-355-ARTS or arttix.org.
23saturday — sWere is going all butch! Wait a minute, I think that’s also a given. Anyhoo, it’s apparently going to be a root-toot-toot good time at the Take Me Out to the Ball Game, a fabulous evening of minor league Bee’s baseball. A hot dog picnic will be provided, which actually is weird since the girls of sWerve, I believe, don’t like weiners … just sayin’.
5pm, Spring Mobile Ballpark, 77 W. 1300 South. Tickets $20, swerveutah.com.
Artist, Todd Powelson, and writer, Anna West, are celebrating the anniversary of their blog ArtDuh.com, with a huge art show called Huge. Art. Duh. designed to make the city’s art scene a little less insular. Actually, I wouldn’t mind living on an island with coconuts and a volleyball … just sayin’. Local artists include Teresa Flowers, Colt Bowden, Angela Brown, Dave Borba, Justin Wheatley, Dallas Russell, Matt Monson, Giuliana Serena, Heidi Gress, Shawna Powelson, Jonathon Baker and Tonya Vistaunet.
6–10pm tonight, regular gallery hours through May 31, Hive Gallery, Trolley Square, 625 E. 500 South. Free, 801-971-9831 or thehivegalleryslc.com.
Studio 27 is going all leather and chandeliers! Well, I have heard chandeliers kind of make bondage a little more classy … just sayin’. Anyhoo, join Rox, Mr. International Olympus and Sythen, Ms. Rocky Mountain Olympus Leather as they hand over their titles at the Mr. & Mrs. Rocky Mountain Olympus Leather competition. Oooolala!
6pm, Studio 27, 615 W. 100 South. Tickets $15, rockymountainolympus.com.
26tuesday — Capitol Theatre is going all green! No, it’s not Wicked. No, it’s not that pesky environmental thingy. It’s Young Frankenstein, the stage reincarnation of the classic Mel Brooks movie. This wickedly inspired re-imagining of the monstrous legend follows bright, young Dr. Frankenstein (that’s Fronkensteen) as he attempts to create a monster — but not without scary and hilarious complications.
7:30pm, through May 1, Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South. Tickets $35–67.50, 801-355-ARTS or arttix.org.
Red Butte Garden
Red Butte Garden