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Gay Agenda

Tony’s Gay Agenda

CONCERTS

Though Frenchy is my least favorite character in the iconic movie Grease, sweet Carly did bring something … well, for lack of a better term, “special” to the role in the live television event. It’s all okay though, she is as adorable as a My Little Pony so I will continue to ask her to call me (her BFF) maybe.

4Friday — Carly Rae Jepsen

The Depot, 400 S. Temple. 8:30pm. Tickets 21+: $20/Adv-$25/Day of Show or Under 21: $22/Adv-$27/Day of Show, smithstix.com

DANCE

Odyssey Dance Theatre’s Shut Up & Dance returns to the stage showcasing its phenomenal modern versions of Romeo & Juliet and Carmen, as well as a world premiere based on the “prodigal son,” MJ. Hmm… Mick Jagger? No. Mary Jane? Definitely not! His Airness? That’s an air ball! It’s Michael Jackson, betches!

“Tablado Dance Company presents flamenco solos, duos and trios in the Cafe Cantante style, a lively, lighthearted format where flamenco first emerged as a public performing arts in the cafes of Seville and Madrid in the mid-19th century.” I’ve never understood how they can dance that good on such scrawny legs … food for thought!

9Wednesday — Shut Up & Dance

Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Cir., UofU, times vary, through Mar. 19. Tickets $20-40, kingtix.com

25Friday — Uno, Dos y Tres

Black Box Theatre, Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, 7:30pm, through Saturday. Tickets TBA, artsaltlake.org

MOVIES

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Plan 10 comes to the Tower screen. A sci-fi opic of sorts tells an X-Files-esque story of Mormon theology. Apparently, world domination is imminent by the ironic prophet, The Cigarette Smoking Man.

Set partly in a creepy hotel … hello, Kathy Bates, the unusual but acclaimed flick, The Lobster, follows a group of single, horny peeps that must find a viable lover within 45 days or else they turn into shellfish incarcerated in a Red Lobster tank. Please, most lesbians can do that in four to five hours — finding a mate, not being incarcerated.

11Friday — Plan 10 From Outer Space

Tower Theatre, 876 E. 900 South, times vary. Tickets $6.75-9.25, saltlakefilmsociety.org

25Friday — The Lobster

Tower Theatre, 876 E. 900 South, times vary. Tickets $6.75-9.25, saltlakefilmsociety.org

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENTS

Apparently even a 5th place ranking on the hot and titillating television contest garners a spot on a Utah stage … the land of Zion is so progressive. Anyhoo, Katya, the Lady Gaga-Tammy Faye Baker love child, brings her fierceness to Salt Lake. Don’t f*** it up!

Openly gay Bill T. Jones and the Arnie Zane Dance company present a poignant production of a holocaust survivor, Jones’ mother-in-law, through dance and the spoken word.

4Friday — RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7: Katya

Metro Bar, 615 W. 100 South. 8pm. Tickets $10/Adv-$15/Day of Show or $20/Meet & Greet, smithstix.com

5Saturday — Analogy/Dora: Tramontane

Eccles Center, 1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City, 7:30pm. Tickets $25-75, ecclescenter.org

THEATRE/OPERA

The Utah stages are running amuck with a wonderful array of productions. If I wasn’t such a queen I’d say A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is based on my life. I mean I would do virtually anything to jump the line of succession to a fortune … Hasta la vista Michael Aaron!

On another note, I had no idea Selma Hayek was 65 years old. Damn she looks good, even when she’s playing a man and a woman. Oh, wait that’s Salma Hayek, silly me! Well anyway, it is a Pygmalion production so it’s bound to build beautiful bridges.

An ancient love triangle, two ancient con men on the verge of a brokeback mountain, and the ancient tale of a Mormon housewife in drag round out the month. Enjoy!

1Tuesday — A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Cir., UofU, times vary, through Mar. 6. Tickets $37.50-67.50, kingtix.com

5Friday — Selma ‘65

Black Box Theatre, Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, 7:30pm, through Mar. 19. Tickets $20, artsaltlake.org

11Friday — Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St., Park City, times vary, through Mar. 20. Tickets $35-55, egyptiantheatrecompany.org

16Wednesday — AIDA

Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, 7:30pm, through Mar. 22 and 2pm, Mar. 24. Tickets $10-88, artsaltlake.org

31Thursday — Kingdom of Heaven

Studio Theatre, Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, times vary, through Apr. 10. Tickets $20, artsaltlake.org
UPCOMING EVENTS

April 1, Paula Poundstone, Jeanne Wagner Theatre, Rose Wagner Center, artsaltlake.org

April 16, Ellie Goulding, Maverik Center, maverikcenter.com

April 30, RuPaul’s Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons, The Depot, smithstix.com

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