August: A Positive View
Each year someone should write a hymn to August A month in which one never feels the raw gust Of wind that chills
and snow that makes it horrider; That’s January. One should go to Florida. Nor does one feel distracting springtime
breezes That dull the mind and bring on April sneezes. And one is not afflicted by the sober Thoughts of dying
years. No, that’s October.
(Forgive us if, in setting up our thesis, We’re overlooking those who take new leases On life in winter, relish cold
and snowmen; And those who find in Spring a joyful omen Of things renewed: old pledges and old loyalties; New
hope-if they are writers-for some royalties; And those who love the golds and browns and reds That autumn showers
brightly on their heads.)
August: its very name suggests austerity And order and a certain stern severity, All manifest in heat that’s
unendurable; A month when human life is uninsurable, Because, as tempers mount, blood pressure rises, And hives and
heatstrokes come as no surprises.
All this, if Man survives it, purges, bleaches His soul; his character attains new reaches Undreamt of in a month
when Comfort’s king. So, August, to thy nastiness we sing!
For about a decade, as the administrative assistant to the chairman of the SMU English department, Margaret Blum has
been gracing departmental memoranda with light verse comments on a variety of topics. Recently, some friends of hers
prevailed on her to seek a wider audience, so she has issued a small volume called Verses from Dallas Hall.
In addition to Mrs. Blum’s sonnets, villanelles, pantoums and heroic couplets, the book has delightful
illustrations by Sally Dillon. It’s available at the SMU Book Store, the SMU English department, and the Bookseller
at Willow Creek.
Like Mrs. Blum, we, too, take a positive view of August. Supposedly everyone is taking a breather before the
activity that usually breaks out when the kids go back to school, but in the pages that follow you’ll find that
there’s a lot to see and do in the coming month.
All listings are subject to late changes after press time. Call ahead to be sure.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Summertop at NorthPark, a series of concerts in a 32,500 sq. foot tent in the NorthPark
parking lot. July 16, a salute to Burt Bachrach and Jim Webb, Erich Kunzel conducting. $2 table seats, $1 general
admission. July 18, Dave and Darius Brubeck star in Two Generations of Brubeck. $6 and $7 table seats, $3.50
general admission. Concluding Summertop will be Roger Williams on July 19. $6 and $7 table seats, $3.50 general
admission. All shows begin at 8:45 p.m. Tickets are on sale at NorthPark or by phone 369-4144, 826-7000, or
“Spirit of ’76” Family Night at the Music Hall. The 200-voice Sanctuary Choir of the First Baptist Church
presents sacred and patriotic music of America. $3/$2 for children. Tickets from the Music Office of First Baptist
Church/ 1707 San Jacinto/742-3111.
Dallas Summer Musicals. Debbie Reynolds in The Debbie Reynolds Show through July 27. Tony Randall and
Jack Klugman will co-star in The Odd Couple July 29-August 3. The Mitzi Gaynor Show, starring Mitzi
Gaynor, runs from August 5 through August 10. Closing out the season will be Pearl Bailey in Hello Dolly!,
running August 12-24. Music Hall, Fair Park, Tues-Sun 8:15; matinees Sat & Sun 2:30. Tickets $2-$9 available at
Steve Stills will appear at the Fort Worth/ Tarrant County Convention Center July 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets are
available at Preston Ticket Agency for $5.50 and $6.50. 363-9311.
Music Mill Theater at Six Flags features a variety of performers throughout the summer. July 18, Pure Prarie
League will appear, followed on July 25 by Anne Murray and on August 8 by Jim Stafford. Times vary. Admission not
included in Six Flags admission price. Other performers and dates to be announced. For further information call
NTSU Campus Band will hold a summer concert July 31 at 8:15 p.m., at the Music Recital Hall on the NTSU
campus in Denton.
Musicians of the Year from two Dallas high schools will be presented in concert at the Dallas Museum of Fine
Arts in August. Lela Walsh, pianist, will perform August 10 at 3 p.m., and Cathy Millis, pianist, on August 17 at 3
p.m. For further information, call 421-4187.
Casa Manana Playhouse in Fort Worth presents Gary Collins and Mary Ann Mobley in On a Clear Day You Can
See Forever July 14 through July 26. Ruta Lee stars in Irene July 28 through August 9, followed by An
Evening with Vicki Carr August 11 through August 16. A bonus will be All New 75 Burlesque
featuring Pinky Lee and Ann Corio, August 18 through September 6. 8:15 performances Mon-Thurs $5.75, Fri-Sat
$6.75, and a Saturday matinee at 2:30 is $4.50. Ticket information (817) 332-7692. 3101 West Lancaster, Fort
Electric Light Orchestra at Panther Hall, Fort Worth. July 18; 8 p.m. $5 general admission. Tickets available
at Preston Ticket Agency /363-9311.
Joe Cocker is tentatively scheduled for a July 17 concert at Texas Hall, UTA campus.
Dallas Civic Ballet classes begin after August 1 registration. All classes will be at 3601 Raw-lins at the
DCB studio/526-1370. Touring Ensemble auditions until August 1, by appointment with George Skibine. Rehearsals for
the Dallas Civic Ballet Touring Ensemble begin Aug 4, 3601 Rawlins/526-1370.
Dallas Theater Center closes its summer season with Promenade All! The comedy spanning four
generations in the lives of an American family opens July 15 and will run through August 16. Kalita Humphreys
Theater. Tickets $3.75-$5. 3636 Turtle Creek/526-8857.
Theatre Three. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest will run through late July. Neil Simon’s The
Gingerbread Lady is tentatively scheduled to follow. Wed-Sat 8:30, Sun 7 p.m. and 2:30 matinee on alternate
Sundays. Tickets $3-$5.50 with student and group discounts. Quadrangle/748-5191.
Shakespeare Festival of Dallas presents free performances of Hamlet on July 16 and 18, and of The
Merry Wives of Windsor on July 15, 17, 19 and 20 at 8:15 in the Fair Park Band Shell. 526-6021.
Dallas Repertory Theater. Sandy Wilson’s The Boy Friend, a musical about the 20’s, runs through July
20. Friday and Saturday, 8:15, $3.75. Sunday, 3 p.m., $3.25. Student, senior citizen, and group rates. Community
NTSU Summer Repertory Theater, Denton. A Thurber Carnival will be staged in the Studio Theater on July
24-26. Bus Stop will be presented August 7-9. All shows are $1 and begin at 8 p.m. Call (817) 788-2428 for
Dallas Minority Repertory Theater. Irma Hall’s Gentle Fire is featured for August and will be directed
by Irma Hall herself. Bethany Springs Presbyterian Church/4523 Cedar Springs. For times and rates call 528-4084.
Country Dinner Playhouse. My Three Angels, starring Cesar Romero, will run through August 24.
Tues-Sun, dinner 6:45, show 8:00. $6.95-$9.75, and group rates for 24 or more. Reservations. 11829 Abrams at
Crystal Palace Dinner Theater. Milton Berle in Norman, Is that You? runs through August 3, followed by
Zsa Zsa Gabor in 40 Carats, August 5 through September 7. Tues-Sat, $6.95-$10.95, dinner 6:30, show 8:30.
Reservations. 6532 Northwest Hwy (off Abrams)/369-5153.
Granny’s Dinner Playhouse. Shelley Berman stars in Don’t Drink the Water through July 27. Dennis Cole
opens in All the Girls Came Out to Play on July 29 and plays through August 24. Busybody, starring
Nancy Kulp, opens August 26 and runs through September 21. Tues-Sat $6.85-$10.25. Dinner 7 p.m., show 8:15.
Reservations. 12205 Coit Rd/239-0153.
Windmill Dinner Theater features Carolyn Jones in Janus through July 27. No other shows were scheduled
at press time. Tues-Sun, dinner 6:30, show 8:30. Sunday Matinee lunch 12:30, show 2 p.m. $6.60-$9.75. Matinee $5.50
for under 21. Reservations. 4811 Keller Springs Rd/239-9104.
UTD Film Program, Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. in Founders North Auditorium, University of Texas at Dallas,
Campbell Rd in Richardson. Adults $1/children 50c. Call 690-2281 for information.
July 16: Comedy of Terrors (USA, 1963). If Young Frankenstein whetted your appetite for comic horror,
this Jacques Tourneur send-up with Vincent Price, Basil Rathbone, Peter Lorre, and Boris Karloff may satisfy you.
July 23: Miss Julie (Sweden, 1950). Max von Sydow is the star of this version of Strindberg’s play, directed
by Alf Sjoberg. July 30: Mars Attacks the World (USA, 1936). Never fear, Flash Gordon (Buster Crabbe) will
August 6: Olympiad (Germany, 1936). Leni Riefenstahl is perhaps the greatest woman director in the history of
film, but she happened to be Hitler’s favorite director so her career went nowhere. Her view of the Berlin Olympics
of 1936 is perhaps the greatest sports film ever made. Despite the Nazis’ desire to turn the Olympics – and the film
– into a propaganda triumph for the Master Race, the hero of the day was a definite non-Aryan type named Jesse
Owens. The film should be seen if only for the diving sequence, the most brilliant job of editing ever, in which
divers appear to fly. The action sequences have never been surpassed, even with all the fancy film techniques that
have been developed in the 40 years since the film was made.
August 13: Bedazzled (Britain, 1967). Peter Cook as Mephistopheles and Dudley Moore as Faust in Stanley
Donen’s sometimes-fizzy sometimes-flat concoction.
August 20: The Red and the White (Hungary, 1968). A film about the Russian Civil War of 1918, by Miklos
August 27: The Ox-Bow Incident (USA 1943). One of the first Adult Westerns, and still one of the best. Henry
Fonda tries to save Dana Andrews and Anthony Quinn from the hangman.
Summer Nostalgia Season, sponsored by the UTD student government association, screens every Friday at 7:30
p.m. in Founders North Auditorium on the University of Texas at Dallas campus. Admission $1/50￠ for children. UTD
July 18: I Married a Witch (1942). Veronica Lake comes back to haunt Fredric March, a descendant of the
Puritans who burned her in Salem. The René Clair comedy also features the great Robert Benchley and the young Susan
July 25: Murder My Sweet (1944). Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe has been played by everyone from Humphrey
Bogart to James Gamer to Elliott Gould, but Dick Powell, of all people, was one of the best. August 1: The Wild
One (1954). This one will be a real nostalgia trip if you’re worried about your spreading middle, your thinning
hair, and your dying lawn, but want to remember when you bought a black leather jacket and tried to mumble like
Marlon. August 8: Stagecoach (1939). No one ever made better westerns than John Ford, and this is Ford’s
best. With John Wayne, Claire Trevor and every character actor who ever fell off a horse.
August 15: The Caine Mutiny (1954). There’s a lot of Fifties earnestness in this film version of the Herman
Wouk novel and play, and your involvement in it will depend largely on how much the presence of Humphrey Bogart
outweighs the non-presence of Jose Ferrer, Van Johnson, and Fred MacMurray.
August 22: The Frontiersman. With William Boyd as Hopalong Cassidy. (Does that one take you back?)
August 29: The Philadelphia Story (1940). George Cukor’s wonderful, witty film with Katharine Hepburn, Cary
Grant, and James Stewart. Also M*A*S*H (1669). Robert Altman’s first hit film no longer looks as clever as it
once did, but it’s still non-stop comedy with a bite to it.
Classic Films series of the Dallas Public Library. Free.
August 9: Phantom of the Opera (1925). There have been three versions of this classic horror film, but the
Lon Chaney original is the best. The unmasking scene still makes people jump. (2 p.m., Jefferson branch.)
Stagecoach (1929). Worth seeing for dozens of reasons, John Ford’s classic western established John Wayne as
a major star and won an Academy Award for Thomas Mitchell. (3:30 p.m., Polk-Wisdom branch.)
August 30: The Thief of Bagdad (1924). Douglas Fairbanks, magic carpets, and lots of Oriental tomfoolery.
(3:30 p.m., Polk-Wisdom branch.)
Summer Flicks at the Dallas Public Library are G-rated family films. Check with your nearest branch for dates
and times. This summer’s features are two Disney films: Bedknobs and Broomsticks and Rascal.
New American Cinema screens a variety of experimental, underground, and off-beat feature films and shorts.
Every Saturday night at 11:30 p.m., Festival Theater, 3104 Maple. $2.25. 742-4201.
Saturday Afternoon at the Movies, a series at the Fort Worth Art Museum, 1309 Montgomery. All shows at 1:30
p.m. in the Scott Theater. $1.50/$l for members. Call (817) 738-9215 for information.
August 9: The Big Sleep (1946). No one has ever successfully unraveled the plot. According to director Howard
Hawks, neither he, the author (Raymond Chandler), nor the script writer (William Faulkner, no less) aver figured out
“who had killed whom.” As you’ll see, it doesn’t matter in the least. Among other things, the film has one of
Bogart’s finest performances.
August 16: Beat the Devil (1954). Some love it, some loathe it (Humphrey Bogait, who lost money on it, was
among the latter). The script was written as the film was being; made, but since it was written by Truman Capote,
that’s not as bad as it sounds. Anyway, how bad can a film that has Bogart, Robert Morley, Peter Lorre, Gina
Lollobrigida, and Jennifer Jones be? See it and choose your own side August 30: Notorious (1946). One of
Hitchcock’s, and Cary Grant’s, and Ingrid Bergman’s, and Claude Rains’ best. In short, terrific.
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. Masterworks of Primitive Art, featuring 150 pieces of African, Oceanian,
and Pre-Columbian art from the Rockefeller Collection of the Museum of Primitive Art, New York, runs through July
20. The first of the Museum’s special Bicentennial shows, The Era of Exploration: The Rise of Landscape
Photography in the American West, 1860-1885, from the archives in Washington, opens July 23 and runs through
August. Bruce Cunningham, the artist in residence at the Longview Museum, will present Projects II, his own
80 foot mural of drawings, August 27-September 28. Tues-Sat 10-5. Fair Park/ 421-4187.
Haggerty Art Museum, University of Dallas, features ceramics by Jeff Barton, July 14-25. University of Dallas
Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth. Photographs by Frank Gohlke will be featured through August 3,
followed by photographs of the Big Bend, August 8-October 5. The permanent collection of art of the American West
includes paintings, prints, and photographs. Tues-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5:30. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd/(817) 738-1933.
Fort Worth Art Museum. An exhibition of works in the performing and visual arts, Exchange/DFW/SFO, a
cooperative project with the San Francisco Museum of Art, opens July 27 and runs through September 7. Also beginning
July 27, Robert Irwin: Continuing Projects. Over the course of a year, Irwin will create and install works in
a variety of spaces throughout the Museum. Tues-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5. 1309 Montgomery (817) 738-9215.
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth. The Summer Film Series, Sundays at 2 p.m., will screen Kenneth Clark’s
series, Romantic vs. Classic Art, through September 7. The permanent collection includes works spanning 4500
years of art. The museum building is one of the finest works of the late Louis I. Kahn. Tues-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5. 1101
Will Rogers Rd/(817) 332-8451.
NTSU Art Exhibit. J. Brough Miller, acting head of the T.W.U. Art Department, and Dick Niehardt, head of the
Austin College Art Department, will present a two man show, Paintings by Niehardt and Ceramics-sculpture by
Miller, Aug 1-8. Mon-Fri 9-4. NTSU campus, Denton. Call 267-0651 for further information.
Afterimage. Photographs of Russia by Chris Regas and Paul Greenberg, July 8-August 2. Black and white
photographs by Oregon’s Shedrich Williames, August 5-30. Mon-Sat 10:-5:30, Thurs till 8:30. Quadrangle/748-2521.
Art Collection Gallery. Lithographs and intaglios by Kim Mosley will be featured throughout August. Tues-Sat,
10-5. In the Craft Compound /6617 Snider Plaza/369-7442.
Atelier Chapman Kelley. The Leon Berkowitz works are almost sold out and more have been ordered to be
displayed throughout August. The Jeanne Koch show is scheduled for later this fall. Mon-Sat 10:30-5, Sun 1-5. 2526
Contemporary Gallery. A show of works on paper – drawings, watercolors, etchings, and lithographs by 20th
century artists, including Picasso, Dali, Miro, Chagall, Vasarely, and others opens July 15 and runs through the end
of August. Mon-Sat 10:30-5, Thurs till 8:30. Quadrangle/747-0141.
Dupree Gallery. World War I posters will be featured through July 31. Gallery regulars will be featured
August and September. Mon-Sat 10-5:30. 420 Northgate Plaza Village, Irving/ 252-8481.
Fairmount Gallery. Photographs by DiAnne Malouf will be on display through the end of July. Tues-Sat 11-5.
6040 Sherry Lane/ 369-5636.
The Front Room. Pottery by Dale and Mary Peterson from Soxuel, California, is featured through August 11.
Gallery artists August 12-September 1, followed by a September show. Mon-Sat 10-5. In the Craft Compound/6617 Snider
Olla Pod Gallery. Enameling by Helen Green through July 19; plus the regular display of prints, Indian
jewelry, and pottery. 10-5:30 Mon-Sat, Thurs till 9. Olla Podrida/12215 Coit Rd/239-0551.
Poster Gallery. A new display of limited edition posters and graphics, including new works by Wunderlich and
Hundertwasser. Mon-Sat, 10-5:30. 6610 Snider Plaza/363-8223.
Woolcraft and Clay. Fibers by June McKinley and Andrew Wood are featured through the end of August. Also
featured are ceramics by Gary Hatcher. Tues-Sat 10-5, Sun & Mon by appointment. 2722 Routh/827-3345.
Texas Rangers, Arlington Stadium. Games at 8 p.m. except where noted otherwise. Box seats, $4.50 & $5.
Reserved seats, $4. Bleacher seats (General admission), $2 for adults/$1.50 for children under 13. 265-3331.
July 17,18 vs. New York Yankees
July 19, 21 vs. Boston Red Sox
July 20 vs. Boston at 6 p.m. (doubleheader)
July 22, 23, 24 vs. Cleveland Indians
Aug 1, 2, 3 vs. California Angels
Aug 4, 6, 7 vs. Oakland A’s
Aug 5 vs. Oakland at 6 p.m. (doubleheader)
Aug 21, 22, 23, 24 vs. Baltimore Orioles
Aug 25, 26, 27 vs. Detroit Tigers
Aug 29, 30, 31 vs. Milwaukee Brewers
Dallas County Cricket Club holds matches every Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at Glencoe Park, Martel Ave at
North Central Expwy (Exits 7 or 8). Spectators welcome, free. For further information, call Patrick McCarthy,
Dallas Cowboys, Texas Stadium. The Cowboys’ pre-season schedule begins Aug 9 in Los Angeles against the Rams.
The first home game is Sat, Aug 23 vs. the Minnesota Vikings at 8 p.m. Tickets $6 (general admission), $10
Willow Bend Polo and Hunt Club, FM Rd. 544, 1 1/2 miles west of Preston Rd. 248-6235. Matches every Sat &
Sun, weather permitting, beginning about 4 p.m. Spectators welcome. $1.50 for non-members.
QUARTER HORSE RACING
Ross Downs, Hwy 121, 4 miles southwest of Grapevine, 481-1071. From 9-19 races every Sunday, year ’round,
beginning at 1 p.m. Adults $2/children $1.
Mesquite Championship Rodeo. Professional rodeo stars compete every Fri & Sat night Apr thru Sept beginning
at 8 p.m. The arena is located off LBJ Frwy at Military Pkwy exit. Box seats $3.50, Grandstands $2.50/ $1 for
children under 12. For tickets and further information call 285-8777.
Dallas Tornado of the North American SoccerLeague, Texas Stadium. Tickets: Adults $5/$2.50 children under 18.
All games begin at 8p.m. Call 691-8111 or 691-8197.Aug 2 vs. Miami TorosAug 9 vs. San Antonio Thunder
TAAF Tournament, July 14-20, Samuell Grand Tennis Center. The state championships of the Texas Amateur
Athletic Federation will match regional winners from all over the state, ages 10-adult. Public invited, free.
Dallas Open, Aug 4-10, Samuell Grand Tennis Center. Over 1500 competitors, including top amateurs and many
area pros, will vie for honors and rankings in this annual tournament. Junior events (10 and under -18 and under
divisions) begin Aug 4. Adult and senior divisions begin Aug 8. Open to anyone; for entry information call 821-3811.
Clown around at the Rootabaga Bookery, Aug 29, 3-4 p.m. At a clown party, kids will learn about the history
of clowns and receive instruction in clown make-up. Trade and Swap Day is August 11, 2-3 p.m. Kids can bring books,
games, and records to barter with other kids. At the Scream for Ice Cream party, July 23, 3 p.m., kids receive
instruction in making ice cream and in crafts like whittling, spinning, and weaving. 6715 Snider Plaza/36l-8581.
Summer soccer camps, conducted by Dallas Tornado players, feature a week of instruction in all phases of the
game for boys and girls 6 to 16. Participants watch videotapes of their play, and receive critiques from Tornado
players. July 28: age 14 and under, August 4: 16 and under, Texas Stadium. All sessions 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fees
range from $40 to $45. Call the Tornado office, 691-8111 for more information.
Kathy Burks Marionettes presents Winnie the Pooh throughout July and Magic Jungle Diamond
throughout August. Shows on Wed, Thurs, and Sat at 11:30 a.m., 1, 3, and 4 p.m. and Thurs at 7:30 p.m. Tickets
75￠. Olla Podrida/12215 Coit Rd/387-0807.
Museum Eye summer children’s program at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, August 5 through 15, introduces kids
to the permanent collections of the Museum through art history, dramatics, theater, music and other projects. 10
a.m.-noon. Tuition $25. Enrollment limited to 25 students and the August class is full. For information call Lana
Davis/121-4187, ext. 42.
Rug Rat Special on KERA-FM 90, 7-10 a.m. Sundays, presents famous performers reading famous stories. Tales
for the very young are featured in the early hours, while stories for children over 10 are featured at later
Youth Gymnastic Classes, for ages 5-18, sponsored by NTSU. Mon-Wed, Aug 4-29. $15 beginning, intermediate;
$25 advanced. NTSU Lab School gymnasium in Denton/382-1135.
Pottery classes for kids. Richland College’s Community Services Program offers several interesting classes
for youngsters. Registration is August 4. Brochure at request. 746-4444.
Junior Farmers’ Bicentennial Fruit and Vegetable Show at Farmer’s Market, 1010 S Pearl, runs each Monday
through July 28. Prizes for outstanding displays are awarded every Monday at 9 a.m. to young farmers 9 through 18.
There’s a separate competition for young backyard gardeners. Sponsored by the City of Dallas/ 744-1133.
What’s Your Sagittarius?, through August 24 at the Richland College Planetarium, explores the facts and
fables of astrology through the effect of a newspaper horoscope on the lives of a Typical All-American Married
Couple. Shows at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Sundays, and 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Adults 75￠/children 6-11, 25? (children under six
not admitted). 12800 Abrams at LBJ/746-4582.
Blockbuster Week celebrates the first anniversary of KERA-FM 90 with round the clock programming of the
station’s most popular feature, the 11 hour indulgence in music and other features by a single performer or in a
July 15, 4 a.m.-4 p.m.: The Golden Throat Blockbuster. Who else but Jo Stafford, Mario Lanza, Ethel Merman,
Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Vaughan Monroe, Dean Martin, and Bing Crosby?
July 15, 4 p.m.-4 a.m. (July 16): The Mystery and Imagination Blockbuster, with the best of Inner Sanctum,
Suspense, and Orson Welles. July 16, 4 a.m.-4 p.m.: The Classic Country Blockbuster, featuring Bob Wills,
Kitty Wells, Patsy Cline, and Hank Williams. July 16, 4 p.m.-4 a.m. (July 17): The Texas Musicians Blockbuster,
evervone from Ernest Tubb to Lightnin’ Hopkins to Buddy Holly to Janis Joplin.
July 17, 4 a.m.-4 p.m.: The American Composers Blockbuster, with works by composers from William Billings in
the eighteenth century to Elliot Carter in the twentieth. July 17, 4 p.m.-4 a.m. (July 18): The Dixieland
Blockbuster featuring Louis Armstrong. July 18, 4 a.m.-4 p.m.: The Close Harmony Blockbuster, with
everything from Gregorian chant to barbershop quartets, by way of the Ink Spots and the Ames Brothers. July 18, 4
p.m.-4 a.m. (July 19): The Folk Revival Blockbuster, with Peter Leaser’s collection of what passed for folk
music in the crew-cut and coffee-house era: The Kingston Trio, Peter, Paul, and Mary, Bob Dylan, et al. July
19, 4 a.m.-6 p.m.: The Hugh Lampman Jazz Blockbuster, featuring Lampman’s collection of the jazz of the
Fifties and Sixties.
Marionettes from the collection of Kathy Burks will be on display at the Olla Podrida, August 20-Sept 3.
Creative Stitchers of Texas display their work July 20-26.12215 Coit Rd/239-8541.
Swimming and Diving classes for citizens of all ages and ability levels are offered at seven Dallas
Independent School District pools. The three-week session runs July 21-August 9. In addition to basic instruction,
there will be courses in water ballet, scuba diving, and infant swimming. For information contact one of the
following pools: Alamo pool, 1940 Oakland, 426-6971; Edison pool, 3002 Singleton, 638-2263; Loos pool, Spring Valley
Rd, 241-7683; Grove Pool, 8204 Alto Gardens, 391-4736; Sprague pool, 3720 Boulder Dr, 331-3354; and White Rock pool,
11208 Hermosa Dr, 328-2551.
Community Services Registration at Richland College begins August 4. Non-credit classes which fill fast.
Topics ranging from “Every-women’s courses” (many topics geared to women) and “Human Resources” to “Europe on a
Budget” and “How to Buy Furniture.” Many others. Brochure at request. Richland College 12800 Abrams/746-4444.
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, seven nights a week. Good game room, often
crowded. Cover charge: $1 weekdays, $2 men/ $1 women on weekends. Sandwiches, pizza, and snacks. (4422 Lemmon/
526-2080/ 11 a.m.-2 a.m.)
Aunt Emma’s. Formerly the Levee, it’s been remodeled in both decor and music, now featuring good-time
bluegrass bands. Still a hand-clappin’ place. Burgers, chili, etc. available all hours. (5676 Mockingbird/
827-7777/ 11 a.m.-2 a.m. seven days a week).
Bobby McGee’s Conglomeration. Quite a scene: Four completely different and lavishly decorated dining rooms
(one features upholstered toilets as chairs), a disc-jockey discotheque dance floor, a 70-foot-long bar, and
costumed waiters and waitresses. The food (prime rib, steak, shrimp) is a secondary feature. Great capuccino.
(512 Hillside Village/ 826-9020/ 5:30 p.m.-2 a.m.,seven days a week/ MC, BA, AE, DC)
Bowley & Wilson’s Alley. A new name for an old favorite (Up Your Alley). A popular college and twenties spot
featuring Bowley & Wilson playing progressive country laced with stand-up comedy. Most weekends are standing room
only. Cover varies, Thurs-Sat (Yale & Greenville/ 368-9598/ Tues-Sat 7 p.m.-2 a.m.)
Bully’s. A juke box pub with a good stand-up-and-mingle bar and an easygoing, blue jean style. Features
half-price drinks all day Sunday. Good imported beer selection and sandwiches. (4814 Greerwille/ 361-5979/ 11
a.m.-2 am. seven days a week/BA, AE)
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. (4630 McKinney/ 526-9327/ weekdays 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m., weekends
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 am., weekends 4 p.m.-2 am./ MC, DC, AE.CB)
Downstairs at the Registry. A prominent addition to the hotel/club scene, classy and luxurious. Live
entertainment with special emphasis on rising young talent from around the country, with an occasional big name
star. Shows at 9 & 11 p.m. By membership, $5 (includes two drinks on night of purchase). (Registry Hotel,
Mockingbird at Stemmons/ 630-7000/ Mon-Fri 5 p.m.-2 a.m., Sat 7 p.m.-2 am., closed Sun/ BA, AE, CB)
Ethyl’s. Bluegrass bands Fri & Sat nights. $1 cover charge. More and more older bluegrass fans are joining in
with the good-time, down-home atmosphere. All other nights are country and western bands. (3605 McKinney/
522-8900/ Tue-Sat, 1 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sun & Mon 4 p.m.-2 a.m.)
Faces. Spacious and comfortable, with live bands every night, mostly progressive country. July 24-26, Greezy
Wheels. July 30-Aug 2, Too Hot For Snakes (Willie Nelson’s band minus Willie). Good-sized dance floor and an
excellent sound system. Half-priced mixed drinks every Wednesday. Cover $1 all nights except with big name band.
Ladies free, Sun & Mon. (4001 Cedar Springs/ 526-9004/ 6 p.m.-2 a.m., seven days a week/ MC)
Fannie Ann’s. Progressive country is the musical fare, live bands every night. The popular house band,
Summerfield, plays 2 weeks out of each month. Pore, Cooke & Neal play every Sun & Mon night. A mixed but mainly
mid-twenties crowd. Flashing dance floor and silent movies. Crowded on weekends. July 17-19, Augie Meyers. Aug 1 &
2, Alvin Crow. 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.)
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. The Coco Loco is the house specialty. (Statler Hilton/ 747-2011/
Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Sun 12 noon-2 a.m./ All major credit cards)
General Store. Live entertainment nightly playing folk and country rock. Good bands and fantastic sandwiches.
50￠ cover weekdays, $1 on weekends. (4820 Greenville/ 368-9686/ 11 a.m.-2 a.m. seven days a week)
The Great Indoors. The Jerry Hitt Trio entertains in an atmosphere of sophistication. Dancing to a musical
range from pop to classic from Hitt’s concert grand piano. Second Sunday of every month is a concert style
presentation – shows at 8, 10 and 12. (5728 E. Lovers Ln./ 692-0557/ Mon-Sat 7 p.m.-2 a.m.)
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. Family Feast every Sun, noon – 3 p.m. Banquet facilities available. (2920 Northwest Hwy/ 358-5177/
Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Sun 4 p.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)
It’s Magic. A new club with a new twist – live entertainment nightly by magicians. Top magic acts, national
and international, rotate weekly and also include hypnotists, ESP experts, etc. The club itself is full of tricks,
such as a levitating phone booth and a small back room accessible only by “secret panel,” where a sleight-of-hand
artist performs nightly. When the magicians are not on stage, it’s a discotheque. No cover; 21 or over only.
(5417 Greenville/ 369-6202/ Daily 4:30 p.m.-2 a.m., magic acts begin at 9/MC, AE)
J. Alfred’s. A boisterous beer bar. Ever popular and always crowded. Juke box music with some nostalgic
highlights, from Sinatra to the Beach Boys. Some of the best bar sandwiches in town and a limited selection of mixed
drinks. (4417 Oak Lawn/ 526-9222/ Sun-Thur 11 a.m.-1 a.m., Fri & Sat till 2 a.m.)
J. Mulkey’s. A delightful beer garden and restaurant serving sandwiches and home-style hot plate lunches and
dinners, $1.95-$2.25. The blackboard menu changes daily. Live entertainment every evening except Monday, usually a
solo musician or small group. (3136 Routh St. at Woodrow (Chelsea Square)/ 748-3500/ Tue-Sun 8 a.m.-10 p.m.,
except Sat till 1 a.m.; Mon 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Knox St. Pub. Nostalgic without really trying. Stew, chili, salads and sandwiches are generous. Growing
popularity with the noon crowd. Good place for quiet sipping and talking. (3230 Knox/ 526-9476/ Mon-Sat 10-2
# 3 Lift. True to its name, this discotheque is thoroughly decked out in ski chalet motif, complete with a
disc jockey perched in a ski lift chair. Big circular dance floor and 70-ft. bar. Located on one corner of the
expansive new European Crossroads development, the club has quickly established a big and friendly following, mainly
singles. Never a cover. (2829 N.W. Hwy/ 350-5509/ seven days a week, noon-2 a.m./ MC, AE)
Longhorn Ballroom. One of the last of the grand old country and western dance halls has begun a progressive
country series featuring some of the best of the Texas performers. July 18, Joe Stampley. July 25 & 26, Gary
Stewart. Aug 1 & 2, Doug Kershaw. On other nights, Wed thru Sun, the Ballroom’s regular nine-piece band, Dewey Groom
and the Longhoms, plays. Cover varies with the performers. (216 Corinth at Industrial/ 428-3128/ Wed & Thur
8:30-12, Fri & Sat 9-2, Sun 4-12)
Mariano’s. A lively mariachi band, fantastic frozen margaritas, and lavish Mexican courtyard decor contribute
to the fiesta feeling that has made this a popular place. Recent expansion has taken the dancing out of the aisles
and on to a real dance floor. A full menu of Mexican food – good, but not great, and a little expensive. (Old
Town, 5500 Greenville/ 691-3888/ Sun-Thur 11-11:30, bar till 1; Fri & Sat 11-11, bar till 2/ No reservations/ MC,
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 5p.m.-2 a.m./ AE, DC, CB)
Mazo’s Pub. A comfortable neighborhood bar with light rock and folk music. A three-piece band, Empty Pockets,
plays Thur-Sun and has established a loyal following. Recently remodeled – there are more places to sit now. 50￠
cover Thur-Sat. (4912 Cole/ 526-9251/ Mon-Sat 3 p.m.-2 a.m.)
Mickey Bicker’s Suite 113. A dine, drink and dance club, popular with the thirties age group. Lunches and
dinners from sandwiches to prime rib. Live entertainment is usually a versatile two-piece pianist/guitarist band. A
sister club, Mickey Bicker’s Suite 101, is very similar. (Suite 113,5224 Greenville, 691-1311/ Suite 101,
3039 W. Northwest Hwy, 358-3461/ Both clubs; 11 a.m.-2 a.m. seven days a week/ AE, MC)
Mother Blues. A long-standing name in Dallas, Mother Blues is now in a more slick and elaborate setting with
a stronger emphasis on national name bands. July 14-16 Jonathan Edwards. July 21-23, Dusty Drapes and the Dusters.
July 28-30, Lightnin’ Hopkins. Aug 25-27, Lonnie Liston Smith. Cover varies for name performers. $2-$4. No cover on
week-nights with local bands. Sunday special: hamburger plate and all-you-can-drink beer, $2. (4015 Lemmon/
528-3842/6 p.m.-2 a.m. seven days a week)
N.F.L. Headquarters for the local darts circuit. If you want to join, this is where the big boys play. A
really offbeat pub with an Irish ethnic flair. The loyal patronage is always lively, always ready to celebrate.
(3520 Oak Lawn at Bowser/ 526-9444/ 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Seven days a week)
Ojeda’s Cantina y Botanas. A new club from the Ojeda family (of Mexican cafe renown). Entertainment features
the best of the area’s Spanish guitarists. Nachos, dips, and Carta Blanca on tap. (5804 Cedar Springs at Inwood/
351-9254/ Mon-Sat 4 p.m.-2 a.m.)
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. Service, or lack
of it, can be exasperating at times. (4501 Cole/ 526-9332/ Mon-Thur 11 a.m.-1 a.m., Fri & Sat till 2, Sun 5
p.m.-1 a.m./ MC, BA, AE)
The Old Theater. They call themselves a “disco-flick.” A rejuvenated movie theater with two dance floors, two
bars, and 14 levels. Old movies, slides, and cartoons on the full-size screen. A new feature is occasional live
entertainment by local and big name bands on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays with varying cover, $l-$4. Weekends
are always discotheque with no cover and big crowds. (2711 Storey Ln/ 358-1771/ Sun-Sat 7p.m.-2a.m./ MC,AE)
Oz. Elaborate “European-style” discotheque trimmed in ultra-modem decor with neon andmirrors. Eleven
different levels offer music, dancing, film and conversation spots. Music now is usually by disc jockey, though
occasional live acts are brought in. Memberships are $25 per year or $5 for a temporary (3 day). (5429 LBJ
Freeway/ 233-5755/ Tue-Fri 4p.m.-2 a.m., Sat & Sun 7 p.m.-2 a.m./ MC, BA, AE)
The Pawn Shop. A beautifully designed and decorated bar/restaurant with balcony drinking parlors, a network
of overhead fans, and a scattering of antiques and plants. The menu was recently expanded to include shrimp, steaks
& chicken in addition to spaghetti and lasagne. Very popular happy hour from 4-7 every day. (5601 Greenville
across from Old Town/ 691-2411/ Daily 11:30 a.m.-1:30 a.m./ AC, BA)
The Point. One of the leaders on the swingles scene. Two live bands (Top 40 stuff). Dancing on two levels. A
very personalized club with a clientele of many regulars. Cover: $1.50 weekends, $1 weekdays. (5915-A E.
Northwest Hwy/ 363-7924/ 7 p.m.-2 a.m. seven days a week/ MC.AE)
The Quiet Man. Chic it’s not, but widely diverse devotees call it comfortable for beer, darts and animated
conversation. Patrons are apt to entertain with a guitar or a bagpipe. Outdoor tables. Ownership and clientele make
this an ever-interesting spot. (3120 Knox/ 526-6180/ Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-2 a.m., Sun noon-2 a.m.)
Recovery Room. A comfortable retreat for jazz fans, the Recovery Room offers some of the most consistently
good live jazz in town on an every night basis. The other attraction here is the clientele itself, one of Dallas’
few real mixed bag crowds-friendly and unassuming. No cover, two drink minimum. (4306 Cedar Springs/ 526-1601/
Mon-Sat 6 p.m.-2 a.m.)
Rooster Tail. A promising new hangout for fans of jazz and blues-the specialty of the house here. Live
music nightly; jazz jams every Sunday afternoon. Beer only; set-ups, BYOB. Mich-elob on tap, 25￠ on Thursday.
(5122 W. Lovers Lane /358-0587/ Daily 2 p.m.-2 a.m.)
Silver Eagle Mining Co. Progressive country and light rock bands nightly. A popular games bar with a very
young (under 20) crowd. Midnight happy hour with half-price drinks and 25* beer. 50* cover, $1 on weekends. (3122
In-wood/ 257-1911/ Mon-Fri, Noon-2 a.m., Sat 7 p.m. -2 a.m.)
Sneaky Pete’s. An increasingly popular club for live rock and dancing. Bands every night beginning at 9 p.m.
July 14-17, Lynx. July 18 & 19, Texas Rose. July 21-26, Crosstown. July 28-Aug 2, Texas Rose. Aug 4-10, Lightning.
Aug 11-17, Lynx. Aug 19-23, Daniel. Lunch and dinner, featuring half-pound burgers, foot-long hot dogs, chili.
Cover: $1 weekdays, $2 weekends, unescorted ladies always free. (714 Medallion Ctr./368-9107/11 a.m.-2 a.m.,
seven days a week, Lunch 11-2, Dinner 5-11/ MC)
Stables. A relaxed atmosphere and rustic decor set the mood in this college-clientele type pub. No live music
anymore, but music by jukebox, a lot of games, and 95* pitchers Mon through Fri are solid attractions. (5645
Yale/ 368-9081/ Mon.-Sat. 7 p.m.-2 a.m.)
Stoneleigh P. A pharmacy from 1926-1973, furniture and fixtures have been restored to recreate an old time
pharmacy setting, with relaxed and congenial atmosphere. As much a restaurant as it is a bar, the unusual menu
includes provolone cheeseburgers on pumpernickel buns and grilled, marinated chicken breasts, plus soup, salad, and
sandwiches-all very good. A comprehensive magazine rack with browsing encouraged and a fabulous juke box ranging
from Bach to Stones. (2926 Maple/ 741-0824/ 11 a.m.-2 a.m. seven days a week)
Strictly Ta-Bu. This long-standing Dallas bar (formerly the Ta-Bu Room) has been graciously revived by new
ownership. The original 1948 decor has been essentially retained, complemented by a jukebox packed with Fifties
oldies and jazz. A baby grand piano hosts occasional performers. A very mixed clientele-young and old, straight and
gay. Good burgers, pizza, steaks, and seafood, served till 11, till midnight on weekends. (4111 homo Alto/526-9325/
Sun-Thur 11:30-1 a.m., Fri & Sat till 2/MC, BA)
Tavern of the Fierce Sparrow. A small and pleasant hotel piano bar with some imaginative bartending. Antique
automotive theme keyed to a car called the Pierce Arrow (get it?). (Hilton Inn, 4500 N. Cen. Expwy/ 827-4100/
Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-2 a.m., Sun noon-midnight/ All major credit cards)
Texas Magic Asylum. A welcome addition to the Dallas jazz scene. A comfortable and uncomplicated place,
featuring good live jazz Wed-Sat by Doctor Sax and the Whizz Kids. A classy jukebox featuring good old 60s rock as
well as jazz. A beer garden in the back. No cover. (5334 Lemmon/526-9214/Mon-Sat noon-2 a.m., Sun 4-2)
Travis St. Electric Co. Concert night is Thursday when name rock bands are brought in. Other nights a
discotheque with disc jockey, drummer, and lighted dance floor. (4527 Travis St/ 522-6120/ Tue-Sun 8:30 p.m.-2
Venetian Room. July 9-19, Bobby Short. July 21-Aug 5, Marilyn Maye. Aug 6-16, Buddy Greco. Two shows nightly:
weekdays 8:30 & 11, weekends 9 & 11:30. Cover varies, $8-$15. Reservations. (Fairmont Hotel, Ross & Akard/
748-5454/ MC, BA, AE, DC)
Western Place. Country & western music in a city slicker setting. Top name performers with an occasional
variation from country. July 29, 30, 31, Fats Domino. Two shows each night at 8 & 10. Cover varies. Talent Contest
every Mon night with cash prizes. (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. $3.50 cover, BYOB. Summer schedule: dancing
Wed, Fri, and Sat only. Al Pierson and his orchestra will play Aug 15 & 16. (1616 John West Rd/327-6265/8 p.m.-1
a.m., Wed, Fri, and Sat)