NEW DATE: March Book Club

Thursday, March 31, 7:30 P.M.
Host: Bill
Location: 2001 Royalwood Dr., Arlington, 76006 (map)
Call for directions: 817-718-2424

The Chicken Asylum (Fred Hunter)- When Alex Reynolds, his lover Peter Livesay, and his mother Jean-occasional freelance operatives for the CIA-are asked to stash an Iraqi military defector in their home, all three are less than thrilled. It turns out the defector is an 18-year-old soldier who has ties to a terrorist organization and, to further complicate matters, is gay. But the real trouble begins when the young man mysteriously disappears, and suddenly Alex, Peter and Jean find themselves in the middle of a very dangerous game.

1. Get the book. (Books available at Barnes & Noble or Amazon.com)
2. Read it.
3. Sign-in on the comments for this blog entry so we know how much dessert to get.
4. Come share dessert, as well as your thoughts and insights on the book.

All are welcome. See you there!

One Singular Sensation

Thursday, March 31, 7:30 PM
Bass Performance Hall (525 Commerce Street, Fort Worth)

     In an empty theater, on a bare stage, casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It's what they've worked for - with every drop of sweat, every hour of training, every day of their lives. It's the one opportunity to do what they've always dreamed - to have the chance to dance. This is A CHORUS LINE, the musical for everyone who has ever had a dream and put it all on the line.
     Winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, A CHORUS LINE is the longest-running American Broadway musical ever.
     Now A CHORUS LINE returns. Come meet the new generation of Broadway's best!

Anyone interested? Please note your interest in attending this performance in the comment section for this entry. Maybe we can get together for dinner before, or at least meet in the lobby before the performance and/or during intermission.

Turtle Creek Chorale presents

Featuring the Men's Chorus from First Baptist Church of Hamilton Park
Wednesday, March 23, 8:00 p.m.
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center (2301 Flora Street, Dallas)
       2010-2011 marks the Turtle Creek Chorale’s thirty-first performance season. With nearly 200 singing members, Dallas' premiere all-gay male chorus presents a full subscription concert series at its home, the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, performing annually to live audiences in excess of 50,000.
     Tony Award winner Jennifer Holliday, the original Dreamgirl, brings her powerful pipes to Dallas in what is sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime musical experience. With hits such as "And I Am Telling You," "Heart On The Line," "I'm On Your Side" and "I Am Changing," this will be one powerful evening of music.
     The Men's Chorus from Hamilton Park Baptist Church joins the Turtle Creek Chorale for the one-night-only event. This all-African American men's choir stuns audiences with its power, energy and soulful sound.

A reminder of Jennifer Holliday's powerful Broadway performance:

Anyone interested? Please note your interest in attending this concert in the comment section for this entry. Those attending can meet in the lobby before the performance and/or during intermission.

March Supper Gathering

Saturday, March 19, 7:00 PM

1901 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington (map)

"Whether you want to dine on an authentic Russian meal, browse among the shelves through authentic russian merchandise, or sample our deli and European grocerices, Taste of Europe is the place for you. Come experience the feel of another place and time. Sausage and meats, caviar, Russian cakes and candy, beef stroganoff with pasta or potatoes, the perfect sandwhich with a variety of meats, and more, all these things are at your fingertips."

YES, this is the same weekend as TBRU; however, most of their events start a little later, so join us for supper and then head over to TBRU!

So that the restaurant can pre-set tables for our group, please RSVP with your FIRST NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting. When you arrive at the restaurant, ask for the ARLINGTON SUPPER CLUB group.

See you there!

UPDATE: After supper, come celebrate Bill's 50th Birthday!! Cocktails at Bill & Andy's home (2001 Royalwood Dr., map) from 9:00p-11:00p, and then it's on to The Eagle to continue the celebration with the guys of TBRU.

Dixie's Tupperware Party

Saturday, March 12, 9:00 pm
McDavid Studio (300 seats)
301 East 5th Street, Fort Worth
Tickets: $38.50 General Admission - Buy Tickets Online
     Dixie Longate, the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, packed up her catalogs, left her children in an Alabama trailer park and took Off-Broadway by storm!
     Now, join Dixie as she travels the country throwing good ol' fashion Tupperware Parties filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, FREE giveaways, audience participation and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold on a theater stage. Loaded with the most up-to-date products available for purchase, see for yourself how Ms. Longate became the No. 1 Tupperware seller in the U.S. and Canada as she educates her guests on the many hilariously alternative uses she has discovered for her plastic products!
     Dixie's Tupperware Party contains adult innuendo. May not be suitable for children under 16.

If you plan to attend the show and are interested in dinner before the show, please leave your FIRST NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting so we can make plans! This is a general admission event, so let's plan to get there early so we can sit together.

Tuesday Movie Mania

The Adjustment Bureau
 Tuesday, March 8, 7:15 PM
(Movie starts at 7:30 PM, but if we want to sit together we should get there a few minutes earlier.)
 Studio Movie Grill – Arlington Highlands (I-20 & Matlock)
 Tickets: Adults $8.25
 Studio Movie Grill also offers a menu of burgers, pizzas, muchies, as well as beer/wine/full bar.

Matt Damon and Emily Blunt headline this romantic sci-fi drama based on a short story by Philip K. Dick, detailing the troubled love affair between a rising congressman and a gorgeous ballerina. The closer these two lovers get, the harder shadowy forces work to drive them apart by altering the very fabric of time and space.

Trailer info: Do we control our destiny, or do unseen forces manipulate us? Matt Damon stars in the thriller The Adjustment Bureau as a man who glimpses the future Fate has planned for him and realizes he wants something else. To get it, he must pursue the only woman he's ever loved across, under and through the streets of modern-day New York. On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris (Damon) meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt)-a woman like none he's ever known. But just as he realizes he's falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart. David learns he is up against the agents of Fate itself-the men of The Adjustment Bureau-who will do everything in their considerable power to prevent David and Elise from being together. In the face of overwhelming odds, he must either let her go and accept a predetermined path.

March Hump-day Happy Hour

Hump-day Happy Hour
Wednesday, March 2
5:30-7:30 P.M.
Sherlock's Baker Street Pub & Grill
254 Lincoln Square Center (South of I-30 at Collins, behind TGIFriday)

From the main entrance, go to the left side of the restaurant. We'll pull up tables as we gather together. Please sign the comment section for this entry so we can be on the look-out for you.