Best Bets • 07.06.12

Friday 07.06

The doctor is way in
In the vein of Oscar Wilde, Joe Orton’s sex farce What the Butler Saw brings the wit and laughs to the hilarious world of mental health. A lecherous psychiatrist, a cross-dressing policeman and hapless asylum patients all get their moment in the comedy by the gay British playwright’s final play before his death. Oh, and we hear a particular body part has its own crucial scene.

DEETS:
Stage West
821 W. Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth.
Through Aug. 5. $26–$30.
StageWest.org

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Saturday 07.07

Read into it
Attorney by day and suspense novelist by night, Carsen Taite just released her sixth novel Slingshot with bounty hunter Luca Bennett on the job to find a missing man. If only she can maintain her focus when a smokin’ hot woman enters the picture. Meet the woman behind the women when Taite signs copies of her book and discusses the course of her latest novel.

DEETS:
Barnes & Noble
7700 W. Northwest Highway. 3 p.m.
BarnesAndNoble.com.

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Thursday 07.12best-bets

Women in tune
Cathey Miller isn’t just good with a paintbrush. The out artist knows how to create interesting and fresh work that makes you want to jump up to go see. In Texas Lady Singers, she paints Texas-born women with musical flair from honky tonk to rock ‘n’ roll. And we’re so there.

DEETS:
Kessler Theater
1230 West Davis St.
Reception at 7 p.m.
CatheyMiller.com.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition July 6, 2012.

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