KEEPING UP: A Select Guide to Entertainment in Dallas


Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. Gerald Murphy exhibit thru Sept. 29. Pop artist of the ’20’s, unrecognized until 1960. Includes his six surviving paintings and photos of Murphy and his American and French expatriot contempories. Rembrandt’s “Portrait of the Artist’s Son, Titus” will be exhibited from Sept. 3 – Oct. 20. State Fair exhibits include “A Salute to the Doziers of Dallas” (Otis and Velma Dozier, local artists and art educators) and the 16th Texas Crafts Exhibition, Sept. 20 – Oct. 27. Open Tues. – Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free tours Wednesdays at 11 a.m. includes a lecture. Fair Park/ 428-6263.

Fort Worth Art Center re-opens with “20th Century Art from Ft. Worth and Dallas Collections” Sept. 8 – Oct. 15. Features works from major Dallas-Ft. Worth museums and from 30 private collections never before shown in this area. 3505 W. Lancaster/ (817) 738-7191.

U. of Texas at Dallas. Oil paintings by Betty Gresham, Sept. 8-22. Exhibit by Dallas photographer Rex Naden, Sept. 22 – Oct. 4, Berkner Hall Art Gallery. Mixed-Media hangings by Dallas artist Cecilia Feld, Oct. 6 -18, Founders Bldg. Exhibit of rare Japanese art objects, Oct. 21-31, Berkner Hall Art Gallery (temporary quarters). The university’s permanent art center will open Spring ’75. Campus is on Campbell Rd., Richardson/ 690-2292.

Owen Arts Center houses the Pollock Gallery (changing exhibits) open 1-5 p.m. Sun. and 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays; the Meadows Museum (permanent collection of Spanish paintings from 15th to 20th centuries by Goya, Picasso, Velasquez, Zurba-ran and others) open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays and 1-5 p.m. Sun.; the Elizabeth Meadows Sculpture Garden (modern sculpture by Rodin, Lipchitz, Claes Oldenburg, Henry Moore and others) SMU/ 692-2516.


Afterimage, photography exhibits, prints by nationally-known photographers. Ansel Adams will hold an autograph session for his latest book either Oct. 22, 23 or 24. Call for details. 2800 Routh, Quadrangle/ 748-2521.

Atelier Chapman Kelley carries major works of Frank Stella, Henry Moore, Jules Olitski, Larry Poons. Paintings and drawings by Chapman Kelley thru Oct. 15. Mon.-Sat. 10:30-5, Sun. 1-5. 2526 Fairmount/ 747-9971.

Contemporary Gallery exhibits Elaine Breiger, New York painter. Etchings and abstracts. Sept. -Oct. 15. Richard Stoeltzel, San Francisco surrealist, mid-Oct. -Nov. Mon.-Sat. 10:30-5 p.m., except Thurs. 10:30-8:30. 2800 Routh, Quadrangle/ 747-0141.

Cushing Galleries focuses on Texas painters and American printmak-ers. Robert Burkert (U. of Wisconsin art chairman) exhibits prints, Watercolors and oils, Oct. 5-31. Tues.-Sat. 10:30-4:30. 2723 Fairmount/ 747-0497.

Lee Ethel Gallery. Local and Southwestern artists and craftsmen. Group of Oklahoma traditionalists exhibiting Sept. 22-Oct. 19. Mon. – Sat. 12 noon – 6 p.m. 3115 Routh/ 742-4091.

Quadrangle Galleries hosts intaglio prints by Nancy Nemec throughout September. Acrylic polymer paintings by John D. McClusky throughout October. Mon. – Sat. 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 2800 Routh, Quadrangle/ 748-9488.

Smither Gallery exhibits gallery favorites Robert Wade, Vernon Fisher, George Green, James Surls, Juergen Strunck. Thru Oct. 19. Jim Roche exhibit, mixed-media, Oct. 19 – Nov. 9 coincides with his one-man show at the Whitney Museum, N.Y. Tues. -Sat. 10-5 and by appointment. 2817 Allen/ 744-1346.

2719 Gallery opens a two-man show in the unique Victorian home setting: Don Nix, Washington, D.C. artist, shows his contemporary view of Chinese scroll painting; Mary Lou Lewis, president of Texas Watercolor Society, exhibits her own works, Oct. 6-31. Tues.-Sat. 11:30-5, Sun. 2-5 and by appointment. 2719 Routh/ 748-2094.


Community Course Concert Series. Oct. 15: Rajko, Hungarian Gypsy Orchestra. 8:15 p.m. McFarlin Auditorium, SMU. Season tickets only (8 events), $14. Call 692-2261.

Dallas Civic Music Association. Oct. 1: Evelyn Lear, soprano, and Thomas Stewart, baritone, in joint recital. 8:15 p.m. McFarlin Auditorium, SMU. Season membership (5 concerts): $6-$30. Single performance tickets, $3-$8. Call 369-2210.

Dallas Chamber Music Society. Oct. 21: The Prague String Quartet. 8:15 p.m. Caruth Auditorium, Owen Arts Center. Adults $2.75/ students $1.50. Season tickets: Adults $10/ students $5.

Elton John in concert Sept. 25 at Memorial Auditorium. 8 p.m. (Ticket prices pending at press time.)

Musica Hispanica Festival.Sept. 30: Robert Guthrie, classical guitarist. Oct. 7: Larry Palmer, harpsichordist, assisted by Christine Smith, soprano, and Ronald Neal, violinist. Oct. 14: The Dallas Civic Symphony with Barbara Moore, mezzo-soprano, in Manuel de Fal-la’s El Amor Brujo. Oct. 28: Catherine Akos, mezzo-soprano, in a Spanish song recital, with Harris Crohn, pianist. All concerts at 8:15 p.m. in Caruth Auditorium, Owen Arts Center, SMU. All concerts free, except Oct. 14, $3.

Pops Concert. Theater Three’s annual benefit brings back Arthur Fiedler, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m., State Fair Music Hall. Tickets $3-$50. Followed by gala Energy Ball, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. at One Energy Square. 748-5191.

SMU Recital Series. Sept. 16: Dallas Woodwind Quintet. Sept. 23: Ross Powell, clarinetist. Oct. 22: Eric Barr, oboeist. Oct. 24: Richard Giangiulio, trumpeter. All performances at 8:15 p.m., Caruth Auditorium, Owen Arts Center, SMU. Free.

State Fair Musical. Irene, starring Debbie Reynolds. Oct. 4 – 20. 8:15 p.m. State Fair Music Hall. Tickets $3-$ll. Call 748-9841.

Sunday Concert Series at the Museum of Fine Arts (sponsored by Mu Phi Epsilon alumnae) begins Oct. 27 with a concert by Sherri Jones, pianist. 3 p.m. Free. DMFA Auditorium. 428-6263.

University of Texas at Dallas. Sept. 29: Flute and harpsichord recital by T. W. Downs and Clarice Cendamio. Oct. 20: “Evening of German Music;” vocalist Anne Jenkins and pianist Liz Semrad perform a concert of Bach, Strauss, Wagner, and Wolf. Both concerts at 8 p.m., Founders North Auditorium, UT-Dallas. Free.


Dallas Theater Center opens their 16th season with Chemin de Fer, a French farce by Georges Fey-deau, directed by David Pursley. Kalita Humphreys Theater, Oct. 8 – Nov. 9. Performances Tues. -Fri. 8 p.m. and Sat. 5 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets $3.75 – $5. Preview performance prices available to high school and university students. Call for details. Pre-season return of Jack Ruby: All-Ameri can Boy running Sept. 12 – 26 is open to season ticket holders, with public seats available, if any remain, 15 minutes before curtain. (3636 Turtle Creek/ 526-8857).

El Centro Corner Theater. Oct. 9-11, Down In The Valley, anAmerican grassroots opera. Luncheon performances 11:30 a.m.,Oct. 9 & 10, $1-$1.25. Dinner performances 6:30 p.m., Oct. 11 & 12, $3-$4. El Centro College, 1stFloor, Main & Lamar.

Margaret Jonsson Theater, Univ. of Dallas Oct. 23-26: Mistress of the Inn by Carlo Goldoni. 8:15 p.m. Matinee on 26th, 2 p.m. All tickets $1/ 253-1126.

Oak Lawn Community Theater. Sept. 26 – Oct. 12: Nobody Loves An Albatross, comedy by Ronald Alexander, directed by Bob Ma-gruder. Performances Thurs., Fri. and Sat. nights only. Oct. 24, 25, 26, 31 and Nov. 1 & 2: Royal Gambit by Hermann Gressieker. All performances 8 p.m. Adults $2.50/ Students $1.50. Place of performances not available at press time. Call 350-2559.

Stage West Warehouse Theater, Dallas’ newest professional, nonequity theater opens with Mary, Mary by Jean Kerr. Fri., Sat. and Sundays 8:30 p.m. Sept. 5-28. Tickets $3.25. Season includes four more productions not available at press time. (2640 North-haven/ 243-4044).

Theatre SMU. Oct. 11-13: Joe Egg by young British playwright Peter Nichols. 8:15 p.m. Saturday matinee at 2:15 p.m. Tickets $2. Margo Jones Theater. Oct. 15-20: Playboy of the Western World by J. M. Synge. 8:15 p.m. in the Hope Theater. Tickets $3. Matinee on the 19th at 2:15 p.m. Oct. 29 – Nov. 10: Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Skin of Our Teeth. 8:15 p.m. in Margo Jones Theater. $3. Both theaters in Owen Arts Center, SMU. 692-2573.


Country Dinner Playhouse. Sept. 10 – Oct. 20: Mickey Rooney in Three Goats and A Blanket. Oct. 22 – Dec. 1: Ruta Lee in PeterPat. Performances Tues. through Sun. Dinner 7-8 p.m., show 8:30 p.m. Tickets $6.95 – $9.75. Group rates for 24 or more. Reservations. 11829 Abrams Rd. at LBJ/ 231-9457.

Crystal Palace Dinner Theater. Dallas’ newest, opens its first season – John Gary in Camelot. Sept. 19 – Oct. 27. Tues. – Sun. Dinners at 7 p.m., shows at 8 p.m. Sat. & Sun. matinee lunches 12:30 p.m., shows at 2 p.m. Tickets $6.50 – $10. Reservations. 6532 E. Northwest Highway (off Abrams Rd./ 363-6333.

Granny’s Dinner Playhouse. Oct. 22 – Dec. 1: Barefoot In The Park with Vivian Vance. Tues. – Sat. dinner 7-8 p.m., show 8:30 p.m. Sundays, matinee lunch 12:30-1:30 p.m., show 2 p.m. and evening performance dinner 6:30-7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. Tickets $6.85-$10.25 (Special matinee price, $5.80 for under age 21). Reservations. 12205 Coit Rd./ 239-0153.

Windmill Dinner Theater. (Schedule not available at press time.) Tues. – Sun., dinner served 6:30 -7:45 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m. Sun. matinee lunch served 12:30 – 1:15, show 2 p.m. Tickets $6.50 – $9.75. (Students under 21 for $3.50 at Sun. performances only.) 4811 Keller Springs Rd./ 239-9104.


Dallas Civic Ballet presents Giselle with prima ballerina Magdalena Popa and Stefan Banica of Rumania in their American debut. Oct. 11, 8:15 p.m. and Oct. 13, 2:15 p.m. Tickets $2 – $8.50. McFarlin Auditorium, SMU. Call 526-1370.


Classic Films presented by the Dallas Public Library. All showings are free.

Audelia Rd. Branch (348-6160). showings on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18: King Kong; Sept. 25: Mark of Zorro; Oct. 2: The Phantom of the Opera with Lon Chaney; Oct. 9: Stagecoach with John Wayne.

Hampton-Illinois Branch (337-4796), showings on Mondays at 7 p.m. Oct. 7: The Blue Angel with Marlene Dietrich (1929); Oct. 14: Citizen Kane with Orson Welles (1941 ); Oct. 21: The General with Buster Keaton (1927); Oct. 28: The Gold Rush with Charlie Chaplin (1925).

Walnut Hill Branch (3.57-8434), Showings on Saturdays at 2 p.m. Sept. 21: Hunchback of Notre Dame; Sept. 28: Thief of Baghdad; Oct. 5: The Gold Rush with Charlie Chaplin (1925); Oct. 12: The Phantom of the Opera with Lon Chaney; Oct. 19: The Lost World; Oct. 26: Beloved Rogue.

Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville. Presents classic movies, changing weekly. Anticipated showings (tentative) for late September and October include Lost Horizon, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, 20th Century. Adam’s Rib, and the Tex Avery cartoons of the 40’s, including “Tom and Jerry” and “Bugs Bunny”. Call 821-2563 for dates and times.

Memories of Prince Albert Hunt. An experimental film by Ken Harrison, Dallas filmmaker, in the use of Super 8 film for television production. The film is a study of a Terrell, Texas, blues singer/fiddler of the late 20’s. To be broadcast on KERA-TV/Channel 13 on Sept. 18, 8:30 p.m.; Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m. (to be repeated in October, dates pending).

New American Cinema. Saturday nights at 11:30 p.m. at the Festival Theater, 3104 Maple. $2.25. Sept. 21: Seven Amazing Tales of Sexual Attraction, films from the 1974 Ann Arbor Film Festival; Sept. 28: Firesign Funnies, films by the Firesign Theater including Martian Space Party, TV or Not TV, Love Is Hard To Get. (October schedule not available at press time. Call 223-5833)

SMU Cinematheque, Owen Arts Center, SMU. Presents a wide variety of unusual films, often premiere showings, every Fri., Sat., and Sunday beginning Sept. 20. Showings at 7 & 9 p.m. Open to the public. $l-$1.50. Films not yet selected at press time. Call 692-2979 or 692-3090 for details.

U. T. Dallas Film Series. All showings at 7:30 p.m. in Founders Auditorium. Season tickets (5 admissions), $4. Single admissions, $1 Adults/50¢ under 21. Some films free where indicated. Sept. 18: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (free): Sept. 25: Seduced and Abandoned; Oct. 2: Strindberg’s Parrungen (free); Oct. 9: Ni-notchka with Greta Garbo; Oct. 16: Aku Aku and Kon Tiki (free); Oct. 23: Kurosawa’s The Red Beard; Oct. 28: Ugetsu; Oct. 30: Disney’s Dumbo and Peter and the Wolf (free).


Kathy Burk Marionettes. Special Halloween show throughout Oct. Shows every Wed. and Sat. 11:30 a.m., 1, 3, and 4 p.m. Tickets 75¢. Olla Podrida/ 12215 Coit Rd./ 351-4962.

Magic Turtle Series, plays for children. First play to be announced, opening Oct. 19 running each Sat. for 8 weeks, 10:30 a.m. Tickets $1.75. Season tickets $5.50 for 4 plays. Dallas Theater Center/ 3636 Turtle Creek/ 526-8857.

“The Monster From Out of Town,” an original play by David Hon. Sat. afternoons throughout Sept. Call for performance times and prices. Theater Three/ Quadrangle/ 748-5191.

“Museum Eye,” a Dallas Museum of Fine Arts’ course for ages 9-12, begins in Oct. The focus is on teaching children to use, appreciate, and enjoy the art museum. Call for fees and dates. 428-6263.

Museum of Natural History and the Dallas Public Library are co-sponsoring natural history programs on dinosaurs, seashells, mammals, birds, rocks, and more. Held at most branch libraries weekday afternoons and Saturdays. Free. Adult attendance encouraged. Check with neighborhood library for schedules or call 748-9071.

Puppet shows, free at Dallas branch libraries. Sept. 21, 11 a.m. and Oct. 12, 11 a.m. at Oak Lawn Branch/ 3721 Lemmon/ 528-6269. Oct. 12, 3:30 p.m. at Park Forest Branch/ 3421 Forest Ln./ 241-1434. Oct. 26, 3 p.m. at Preston Royal Branch/ 5626 Royal Ln./ 363-5479.


Annual Greek Festival. (See pullout calendar for details.)

Ansel Adams, world renowned photographer, makes his first appearance in Texas with a lecture and slide show Oct. 22 in the International Room, Fairmont Hotel. 8 p.m. Tickets, $10. Call 651-1350.

British Culture Week, Eastfield College, Oct. 21-25. Lectures, films, and musical & dance presentations on the theme of the history and culture of Great Britain. All events are free and open to the public. For information, call 746-3185 or 746-3124.

Dallas Community College District on Display. (See pull-out calendar for details.)

The Dallas Garden Center offers fall courses in greenhouse growing, ornamental plant landscaping, and indoor plant care. Courses begin Sept. 10, 11, and 13 respectively. Tuition $10-$15. Call 428-7476.

Julius Schepps Community Center has a wide variety of classes and activities open to non-members: women’s awareness, calligraphy, wines, art forms, dance, languages, films and more. Call for details, 7900 Northaven Rd./ 363-5251.

2nd Annual Social Action Fair. Volunteer-seeking social agencies and community organizations set up booths for browsers seeking involvement. Oct. 6 at First Unitarian Church/ 4015 Normandy/ 528-3990. Call for details.

State Fair of Texas (Oct. 4-20).Special Free Entertainment: Fireworks, nightly 7:30 p.m. from the Lagoon. Parade within the Fairgrounds, nightly. Free circus, performances several times daily. Big Tex Sky Revue, high wire acts at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. The Rhodes Kids, The Messengers and The Connors Family all have daily performances on the outdoor stage. Military bands perform throughout run of the Fair.

Regular Free Exhibits and Shows: 1975 Automobile Show; fashion shows, dance cyclorama and contests from cooking to quilting to photography at the Womens’ Bldg.; International cultural and product exhibits at the World Exhibits Center. Unusual shops and open market at The Embarcadero. Native crafts and gifts at the Texas Crafts Village. Texas Food & Fiber Show, exhibits & entertainment. The latest in sight, sound & appliances at the Better Living Center. Horse Shows, daily shows and competition in Coliseum. Pan-American Livestock Exposition, Oct. 5-13. Daily General Admission tickets: $2 adult, $1 children under 12.

10th Annual Book and Author Luncheon of the Wellesley College Club of Dallas presents authors Paul E. Erdman (The Billion Dollar Sure Thing), Chris Chase (How To Be A Movie Star), Ralph G. Martin (The Woman He Loved), and Stanley Marcus (Minding The Store). Sept. 21, Sheraton-Dallas Ballroom. Tickets, Luncheon/ Speakers, $10 & $30 (charity benefit). Speakers only, $4. Call 239-0854.

University of Dallas Public Lecture Series in Philosophy. Dietrich von Hildebrand, noted German philosopher, will give a series of evening lectures, Oct. 14-19, 7:00 p.m. (tentative), Lynch Hall. Free. University of Dallas, Irving. 253-1123.

William F. Buckley, Jr. is the featured speaker at a dinner by the Dallas County Republican Men’s Club. Public invited. Sept. 19 in the International Room, Fairmont Hotel. 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $15. Call 741-1090.



Texas Rangers, Arlington Stadium, 265-3331. Game time is 8 p.m. except Sept. 15 & 22 at 1:30. Tickets: $1 (Children 13 and under) – $4.50 (reserved).

Sept. 13, 14, 15 vs. Oakland A’s:

Sept. 17 & 18 vs. California Angels:

Sept. 20, 21, 22 vs. Kansas City Royals:

Sept. 24, 25, 26 vs. Chicago White Sox.


Dallas County Cricket Club holds matches or practice sessions every Sunday afternoon at 1:30 at Glen-coe Park, Martel Ave. at N. Cen. Expwy. (Exits 7 or 8). Occasional Saturday matches. Free. Call 352-8613 for details.


Dallas Cowboys, Texas Stadium. 369-3211. Tickets $5 (general admission ) and $8 ( reserved).

Sept. 29 vs. New York Giants at 1 p.m.

Oct. 6 vs. Minnesota Vikings at 3 p.m.

Oct. 20 vs. Philadelphia Eagles at 1 p.m.

SMU Mustangs. Tickets $2-$7, 691-2901.

Sept. 14 vs. North Texas State, 7:30 p.m., Texas Stadium.

Sept. 21 vs. Virginia Tech, 1:30 p.m.. Cotton Bowl.

Oct. 5 vs. Oregon St., 1:30 p.m., Cotton Bowl.

Oct. 19 vs. Rice, 7:30 p.m., Cotton Bowl.

Oct. 26 vs. Texas Tech, 1:30 p.m., Cotton Bowl.


Dallas Black Hawks, State Fair Coliseum, Tickets $2.50 – $5.50, 823-6362. Oct. 26 vs. Oklahoma City Blazers, 8 p.m.


Willow Bend Polo and Hunt Club. Fm. Rd. 544, 1 1/2 miles west of Preston Rd., 248-6235. Polo is played every Sunday at 4 p.m., beginning Sept. 29. Spectators $1.50 if non-members.


Ross Downs, Hwy. 121, 4 miles southwest of Grapevine, 481-1071. From 9 to 19 races every Sunday, year round, beginning at 1 p.m. Adults $2/Children $1.


The State Fair of Texas Rodeo, Oct. 5-13, returns after a seven-year absence. Top national rodeo stars compete for $50,000 in prize money. 7:30 p.m. in the State Fair Coliseum. Tickets $4 – $6. 823-9931.


Dallas Harlequins, Glencoe Park, Martel Ave. at N. Cen. Expwy. (Exits 7 or 8), 239-6344/651-0129.

2 p.m. Free.

Sept. 14 vs. Arlington Heathens

Sept. 28 vs. Houston Old Boys

Oct. 19 vs. Rice University

Out and About

(Credit card notations: MC -Master Charge, BA-BankAmericard. AE-American Express, DC-Diner’s Club, CB -Carte Blanche. “All credit cards” indicates that all of the above are accepted.)

Adobe Flats. Two bands every night playing rock and country rock. Huge game room. Often crowded. 50¢ cover charge. Sandwiches, pizza, and snacks. (4422 Lemmon/ 526-2080/ 11 a.m.-2 a.m.)

Bobby McGee’s Conglomeration. Quite a scene: Four completely different and lavishly decorated dining rooms (one features upholstered toilets as chairs), a discjockey discotheque dance floor, a 70-foot-long bar, and costumed waiters and waitresses. The food (prime rib, steak, shrimp) is a secondary feature. Great capuc-cino. (512 Hillside Village/ 826-9020/ 5:30 p.m.-2 a.m. seven days a week/ MC, BA, AE, DC)

Chelsea Corner. Quiet and comfortable. A refreshingly diverse clientele sparks lots of good conversation. Atmosphere of an English pub on the wharf. Live entertainment, usually a solo singer/guitarist. Good sandwiches and a cheese and sausage snack tray. Great service. (4830 McKinney/ 526-9327/ weekdays 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m., weekends 2 p.m.-2 a.m./ MC)

Copperwinkles. Las Vegas show bands. October features: Peggy & The DeCastros and Sidros Armada. Cover charge: $2 men/ $1 women. (Royal Coach Inn, 3800 W. Northwest Hwy./ 357-9561/ All major credit cards)

Cuzzin’s. The remodeled version of the long-time Dallas fixture, the Loser’s Club. In the supper club tradition, featuring a beef kabob flambe at dinner and a late night (or early morning) breakfast from 1-4 a.m. Dancing, live entertainment, occassionally big name performers. (5436 E. Mockingbird/ 821-9560/ music 9 p.m.-2 a.m./ AE, DC, CB)

The Den. A distinctive spot in the old Stoneleigh Hotel with a New York hotel bar flavor. Attracts a semi-chic, semi-business crowd. Growing popularity, especially during the after-work hours. (2927 Maple/ 742-7111/ Weekdays 11 a.m.-2 a.m., weekends 4 p.m.-2 a.m./ MC, DC, AE, CB)

Ethyl’s. The only club in Dallas featuring bluegrass music. Blue-grass bands Wed.-Sat. nights, 50¢ cover charge. Jam session Sunday, varied entertainment Mon. & Tues. More and more older blue-grass fans are joining in with the good-time, down-home atmosphere. Live radio broadcast on Wednesday nights. (3605 McKinney/ 522-8900/ 4 p.m.-2 a.m. seven days a week)

Fannie Ann’s. Progressive country is the musical fare, live bands every night. A mixed but mainly mid-twenties crowd. Flashing dance floor and silent movies. Crowded on weekends. 50¢ cover charge weekdays, $l-$1.50 weekends. (4714 Greenville/’368-9003/ Mon.-Sat. 4 p.m.-2 a.m., Sun. 8 p.m.- 2 a.m.)

The Fair. A variety of name entertainers (from The Drifters to Elvis’ band) and a clientele that varies with it. Dancing. Snack specialty is homemade chili biscuits from a little old lady in Ft. Worth. $1 cover weekdays, $2 on weekends. (5030 Greenville Ave./ 368-4115/ Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-2 a.m./ All major credit cards accepted).

Gatsby’s Bicycle Bar. A downtown piano bar in 20’s decor. Silent movies and slides on three screens. Good spot for afternoon, after business drink. (Statler Hilton/ 747-2011/ weekdays 11 a.m.-2 a.m., weekends 12 noon-2 a.m./ All major credit cards)

Greek Key. Greek belly dancers in an atmosphere that can get downright festive at patron participation time. Join in with the staff in traditional Greek dances. Live music, Greek & American. Full menu of Greek cuisine, steak, lobster. (2920 Northwest Hwy./ 358-5177/ Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-2 a.m./ All major credit cards)

Harper’s Corner. Drinking, dining, and dancing with a panoramic view. An atmosphere of relaxed elegance. The Rio Pardo group performs a variety of musical selections nightly. (Hilton Inn, 5600 N. Cen. Expwy./ 827-4100/ Mon.-Sat. 8 p.m.-1 a.m./ All major credit cards)

Headquarters. One of the better downtown bars, popular with the business set. Good lunch spot. Live jazz on Friday evenings from 5-8. (1725 Live Oak/ 651-8031/ Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Closed weekends/ MC, BA, AE)

J. Alfred’s. A boisterous beer bar. Ever popular and always crowded. Good juke box with some eccentric nostalgic flourishes. Big sandwiches and a limited selection of mixed drinks. (4217 Oak Lawn/ 526-9222/ Sun.-Thur. 11 u.m.-1 a.m., Fri. & Sat. til 2 a.m.)

J. Mulkey’s. A delightful beer garden and restaurant serving sandwiches and home-style hot lunches that change daily. Happy hour from 5-7 every day features fruit and cheese and 25¢ beer. Live entertainment at lunch and in the evenings, usually a solo musician or small group. (3136 Routh St. at Woodrow, Chelsea Square/ 8 a.m.-midnight seven days a week, til 1 a.m. on Sat.)

king’s Club. Downtown supper club with a warm and regal atmosphere. Private club, but temporary memberships easily available (fee). Live entertainers include vocalists, comedians and musical groups. Steaks & seafood. $1.50 cover Mon.-Thur. $2 Fri. & Sat. (Adolphus Hotel 6th floor/ 742-2884/ Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-12:15 a.m.)

The Levee. Dixieland jazz and show tunes with plenty of hand-clapping fun. A recently remodeled Old South setting. $1.25 cover weekdays $2.25 on weekends. (5615 Mockingbird/ 827-7777/ 11 a.m.-2 a.m. seven days a week)

Lone Star Opry House. A chande-liered warehouse with a long, long bar. Presenting top name performers, mostly Austin country sound, like Willie Nelson and Michael Murphy. Concert style listening in a nightclub atmosphere. Two small dance floors off to the sides to preserve the stage view. Cover charge (up to $5) varies with the performer. (Industrial at Cadiz/ 741-5239/ Open weekends, some weekdays according to bookings, 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.)

Machine Gun Kelly’s. A rock ’n roll dance bar with kitchen specials on Wednesday (all you can eat pizza) and Sunday (steak sandwiches, all you can eat) for $1.75 from 7-9 p.m. Cover charge varies. (4015 Lemmon/ 528-2480/ 11 a.m.-2 a.m.)

Maxine Kent’s. Small groups, usually duos and trios, playing easy listening music from pop to country for a thirtyish clientele. Dancing. Jazz jam session every Sunday. (5405 Lemmon/ 526-2200/ Mon.-Fri. 2 p.m.-2 a.m., Sat. Noon-2 a.m., Sun. 5 p.m.-2 a.m./ AE, DC, CB)

N.F.L. Headquarters for the local darts circuit. If you want to join, this is where the big boys play. A really off beat pub. (3520 Oak Lawn at Bowser/ 526-9444/ 4 p.m.-2 a.m. seven days a week)

The Old Church. A beautiful 1909 church building turned into a great looking bar. Music by jukebox, a loud one. A limited lunch menu with great burgers and clam chowder. Half-price drinks all night Mondays. (4501 Cole/ 526-9332/ Mon.-Thur. 11 a.m.-1 a.m., Fri. & Sat. til 2, Sun. 5 p.m.-1 a.m./ MC, BA, AE)

The Old Theater. A rejuvenated movie theater, now showing nonstop flicks on the full-size screen. Old movies, sports films, and cartoons, plus popcorn. Music and dancing. Full bar. Generally younger twenties crowd. (Warning: No blue jeans “unless they’re nice and new.”) Cover varies, $l-$2. (2711 Storey Ln./ 358-1771/ Sun.-Sat. 7 p.m.-2 a.m./ MC, AE)

Rubaiyat. A long-time gathering place for folk music fans. Entertainment has diversified a bit lately. Half-price drinks on Thursday. Cover charge varies. (4207 Maple/ 526-9134/ Tue.Sun. 8 p.m.-2 a.m.

RV’s. An increasingly popular place, especially as an after work bar. Peak hours are usually between 5 and 7. A kitchen special every day at lunch with a home-cooked touch and a daily drink special each afternoon. Friday evening is country & western night with barbecue and beans and live music. (3701 McKinney/ 528-1310/ Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., til midnight Thur. & Fri., closed weekends/ MC, BA, AE)

Stoneleigh P. A pharmacy from 1926-1973, furniture and fixtures have been restored to recreate an old time pharmacy setting, complete with relaxed and congenial atmosphere. As much a restaurant as it is a bar, the unusual menu includes provelone cheeseburgers on pumpernickel buns and grilled, marinated chicken breasts, plus soup, salad, and sandwiches – all very good. An expansive magazine rack with browsing encouraged and a fabulous juke box ranging from Bach to Stones. (2926 Maple/ 741-0824/ 11 a.m.-11 a.m.-2 a.m., weekends 4 p.m.-2

T.G.I. Friday’s. Big, slick, and popular bar/restaurant. No live entertainment, but there’s always plenty of activity. Half-price drinks on Thursday. Champagne brunch ($1.50, all you can drink) on Sundays. Sunday night is rock ’n roll night with old tunes and dance contests. Average food, at best. (Old Town, 5500 Greenville/ 363-5353/ 11 a.m.-2 a.m. seven days a week/ MC, BA, AE)

Venetian Room. Diahann Carroll, Sept. 9-17. Tony Martin and Cyd Charisse, Sept. 18-28. Diana Trask, Sept. 30-Oct. 8. Pearl Bailey, Oct. 9-19. Lou Rawls, Oct. 21-29. Pointer Sisters, Oct. 30-Nov. 9. Two shows nightly: weekdays 8:30 & 11, weekends 9 & 11:30. Cover varies, $8-$15. (Fairmont Hotel, Ross & Akard/ 748-5454/ MC, BA, AE, DC)

Western Place. Country & Western music in a city slicker setting. Top name performers with frequent deviations from country. Cover varies. Fats Domino, Oct. 8-10. Electric Light Orchestra, Oct. 22 & 23. Two shows nightly at 10 & 12. $6. (6651 Skillman/ 341-7100/ 4 p.m. – 2 a.m. seven days a week/ MC, AE)

Wintergarden Ballroom. Ballroom dancing to the big band sound. $3 cover, BYOB. Special: The Glenn Miller Orchestra appears on Sept. 30. Advance tickets, $7.50. (1616 John West Rd./ 327-6265/ 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Wed., Fri., and Sat.)


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