Arts and Entertainment KEEPING UP

God rest ye merry, gentlepersons. Let neither the Christmas rush nor seasonal chills and sneezes you dismay. Here’s our own Christmas list of things that lots of good people are giving you to make the month merrier.



Thursday, 1



Begin the first day of the month with the last day of two art exhibits. Barbara Bell’s show of watercolors and painted objects closes today at 5 in the D.W. Co-op Gallery at 3305 McKinney. Carol Wilder displays her paintings and drawings for the last day at the Eastfield College Gallery.



Mountain View College has two ways to keep you entertained today. James Mason and Sue Lyon star in Stanley Kubrick’s l962 adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita. Shows are at 12:15 and 7:30 in Room W-192. Over in the Performance Hall. Applause opens a four-night run at God rest ye merry, gentlepersons. Let neither the Christmas rush nor seasonal chills and sneezes you dismay. Here’s our own Christmas list of things that lots of good people are giving you to make the month merrier.



Thursday, 1



Begin the first day of the month with the last day of two art exhibits. Barbara Bell’s show of watercolors and painted objects closes today at 5 in the D.W. Co-op Gallery at 3305 McKinney. Carol Wilder displays her paintings and drawings for the last day at the Eastfield College Gallery.



Mountain View College has two ways to keep you entertained today. James Mason and Sue Lyon star in Stanley Kubrick’s l962 adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita. Shows are at 12:15 and 7:30 in Room W-192. Over in the Performance Hall. Applause opens a four-night run at 8:15. The Tony Award-winning musical is the story of a fading older star and an ambitious, upcoming actress. If the plot sounds familiar, it’s because the musical was adapted from the 1950 film. All About Eve. Tickets are $1. 746-4132.



In other college activity, the TCU Jazz Ensemble performs at 8:15 in the Ed Lan-dreth Auditorium. SMU Dance presents their Christmas program, also at 8:15 in the Bob Hope Theater. SMU students as well as children from the preparatory division perform excerpts from classical ballet. Call the box office at 692-2586.



Friday, 2

British talk-show host David Frost speaks about his career as an interviewer as part of the Friday Forum, 10:30 in the North-Park Cinema I. Season tickets are required, so call Mildred Sale at 369-2210.



When the sound and fury of Scotland returns to the Music Hall stage tonight, it 8:15. The Tony Award-winning musical is the story of a fading older star and an ambitious, upcoming actress. If the plot sounds familiar, it’s because the musical was adapted from the 1950 film. All About Eve. Tickets are $1. 746-4132.



In other college activity, the TCU Jazz Ensemble performs at 8:15 in the Ed Lan-dreth Auditorium. SMU Dance presents their Christmas program, also at 8:15 in the Bob Hope Theater. SMU students as well as children from the preparatory division perform excerpts from classical ballet. Call the box office at 692-2586.



Friday, 2

British talk-show host David Frost speaks about his career as an interviewer as part of the Friday Forum, 10:30 in the North-Park Cinema I. Season tickets are required, so call Mildred Sale at 369-2210.



When the sound and fury of Scotland returns to the Music Hall stage tonight, it signifies quite a bit. Dallas Civic Opera opens its production of Verdi’s Macbeth at 8 p.m. Conducted by Nicola Rescigno and directed by Luciana Novaro, the performance features Kostas Paskalis in the title role with Roberta Knie as his wife. Call 528-3200 for information about the shows tonight, Sunday and Tuesday.



Three college singing groups perform this evening. William Allen Graham conducts the UT/D Chorale in Ernest Bloch’s Sacred Service at 8 p.m. in Temple Emanu-El, 8500 Hillcrest. The group repeats the performance on Sunday at 3 in the University Theater. The Richland College Christmas Select Choir concert is free to the public at 8 in the Performance Hall. And for those further north the NTSU Chapel Choir concert begins at 8:15 in the Music Recital Hall of the new Music Building.



The Dallas Black Hawks hit the ice tonight at 7:45 against the Kansas City Red Wings. Fair Park Coliseum. 823-6362.

signifies quite a bit. Dallas Civic Opera opens its production of Verdi’s Macbeth at 8 p.m. Conducted by Nicola Rescigno and directed by Luciana Novaro, the performance features Kostas Paskalis in the title role with Roberta Knie as his wife. Call 528-3200 for information about the shows tonight, Sunday and Tuesday.



Three college singing groups perform this evening. William Allen Graham conducts the UT/D Chorale in Ernest Bloch’s Sacred Service at 8 p.m. in Temple Emanu-El, 8500 Hillcrest. The group repeats the performance on Sunday at 3 in the University Theater. The Richland College Christmas Select Choir concert is free to the public at 8 in the Performance Hall. And for those further north the NTSU Chapel Choir concert begins at 8:15 in the Music Recital Hall of the new Music Building.



The Dallas Black Hawks hit the ice tonight at 7:45 against the Kansas City Red Wings. Fair Park Coliseum. 823-6362.

Saturday, 3



Kids can have hamburgers from McDonald’s and a picture taken with McSanta at the Pi Beta Phi Junior Alums’ Lunch With Santa. Programs are from 10:30 to noon and noon to 2 and feature Kimo the Clown and the Pi Phi Players, all at Granny’s Dinner Playhouse. Tickets are $4, available from Chris Moore at 528-4016. Proceeds go to the Caruth Rehabilitation Center.



Saturday, 3



Kids can have hamburgers from McDonald’s and a picture taken with McSanta at the Pi Beta Phi Junior Alums’ Lunch With Santa. Programs are from 10:30 to noon and noon to 2 and feature Kimo the Clown and the Pi Phi Players, all at Granny’s Dinner Playhouse. Tickets are $4, available from Chris Moore at 528-4016. Proceeds go to the Caruth Rehabilitation Center.



Show and Tell: David Frost talks about his career as an interviewer in the Friday Forum, December 2 at NorthPark Cinema I.

The University of Dallas Center for Civic Leadership concludes its series of Saturday seminars on the city with today’s topic, Civic Responsibility. The all-day program takes place in Lynch Auditorium. There is no charge to the public, but reservations are requested – call 438-1123, ext. 224.

The Kimbell Museum in Fort Worth presents the last of its New Filmmakers series this afternoon at 1 in the Museum Auditorium. Peter Watkins’ Edvard Munch portrays the tortured life of the Norwegian painter.

Vocalist Jack Jones performs with the Fort Worth Symphony tonight, the third in the Orchestras Pops Series. Call (817) 912-2676 for tickets to the show in the Tarrant County Convention Center.

How about a Saturday night in Cowtown? Stop in for barbecue at Angelo’s, then head over to the colorful old confines of Will Rogers Coliseum at 8 for a look at Show and Tell: David Frost talks about his career as an interviewer in the Friday Forum, December 2 at NorthPark Cinema I.

The University of Dallas Center for Civic Leadership concludes its series of Saturday seminars on the city with today’s topic, Civic Responsibility. The all-day program takes place in Lynch Auditorium. There is no charge to the public, but reservations are requested – call 438-1123, ext. 224.

The Kimbell Museum in Fort Worth presents the last of its New Filmmakers series this afternoon at 1 in the Museum Auditorium. Peter Watkins’ Edvard Munch portrays the tortured life of the Norwegian painter.

Vocalist Jack Jones performs with the Fort Worth Symphony tonight, the third in the Orchestras Pops Series. Call (817) 912-2676 for tickets to the show in the Tarrant County Convention Center.

How about a Saturday night in Cowtown? Stop in for barbecue at Angelo’s, then head over to the colorful old confines of Will Rogers Coliseum at 8 for a look at the only tangible Dallas-Fort Worth sports rivalry: The Dallas Black Hawks versus the Fort Worth Texans. If you’re feeling charged up and spunky after the game, venture out to the White Elephant Saloon on North Main. Or you can just stay at home and watch Bob Newhart.



Sunday, 4



Today is devoted to music throughout the area, especially at the schools. The afternoon begins with the Richland College Percussion Pops Christmas Concert at 2 p.m. in the Performance Hall. An hour later, William Allen Graham again directs the UT/D Civic Chorale in the the only tangible Dallas-Fort Worth sports rivalry: The Dallas Black Hawks versus the Fort Worth Texans. If you’re feeling charged up and spunky after the game, venture out to the White Elephant Saloon on North Main. Or you can just stay at home and watch Bob Newhart.



Sunday, 4



Today is devoted to music throughout the area, especially at the schools. The afternoon begins with the Richland College Percussion Pops Christmas Concert at 2 p.m. in the Performance Hall. An hour later, William Allen Graham again directs the UT/D Civic Chorale in the University Theater. At 4, Lloyd Pfautsch conducts the SMU Christmas Choral Concert in Caruth Auditorium. Over in Fort Worth, the TCU Chorale performs in the University Christian Church at 7:30, and a Christmas carol sing departs from the Student Center at the same time.



For those with more classical tastes, the Chancel Choir of the Highland Park Presbyterian Church, along with members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, present Handel’s Messiah. Roger McMurrin directs the epic oratorio at 7:30 in the church at 3821 University.



But music is not all there is today. Anthropologist Margaret Mead speaks on the changing roles of males and females at 8 in the Richland College Performance Hall. The public is invited free of charge.



If you would rather stay at home, then break out the beer and pretzels, turn on the tube and settle back for the Boston Symphony. Seiji Ozawa directs the Orchestra through Wolfs Overture to Susanna’s Secret and Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. I. The concert is part of a series every Sunday night through the end of December at 8 on Channel 13.



It’s a two-sport day. And a double-eagle day. At 1 p.m. the Cowboys greet the Philadelphia Eagles in Texas Stadium. At 7 p.m., the Black Hawks greet the University Theater. At 4, Lloyd Pfautsch conducts the SMU Christmas Choral Concert in Caruth Auditorium. Over in Fort Worth, the TCU Chorale performs in the University Christian Church at 7:30, and a Christmas carol sing departs from the Student Center at the same time.



For those with more classical tastes, the Chancel Choir of the Highland Park Presbyterian Church, along with members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, present Handel’s Messiah. Roger McMurrin directs the epic oratorio at 7:30 in the church at 3821 University.



But music is not all there is today. Anthropologist Margaret Mead speaks on the changing roles of males and females at 8 in the Richland College Performance Hall. The public is invited free of charge.



If you would rather stay at home, then break out the beer and pretzels, turn on the tube and settle back for the Boston Symphony. Seiji Ozawa directs the Orchestra through Wolfs Overture to Susanna’s Secret and Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. I. The concert is part of a series every Sunday night through the end of December at 8 on Channel 13.



It’s a two-sport day. And a double-eagle day. At 1 p.m. the Cowboys greet the Philadelphia Eagles in Texas Stadium. At 7 p.m., the Black Hawks greet the Salt Lake City Golden Eagles at the Fair Park Coliseum. Decision? The Philadelphia Eagles are sold out: The Salt Lake City Eagles aren’t.



Monday, 5



One cure for the Monday afternoon blahs is to visit one of the numerous art exhibits across the city. UT/D graduating Visual Arts students display their works on the main level of the McDermott Library until the 13th.

Salt Lake City Golden Eagles at the Fair Park Coliseum. Decision? The Philadelphia Eagles are sold out: The Salt Lake City Eagles aren’t.



Monday, 5



One cure for the Monday afternoon blahs is to visit one of the numerous art exhibits across the city. UT/D graduating Visual Arts students display their works on the main level of the McDermott Library until the 13th.

Richland College also offers a couple of diversions. Women’s Emphasis Week begins today with daily workshops and seminars on careers, parenting, legal issues, etc. All free and the public is invited. For a complete schedule call 746-4430. The Concert Band presents their Christmas Concert, also free to the public at 8 in the Performance Hall.



Tuesday, 6



Anthropology, Advertising or Atheism: take your pick. Margaret Mead speaks on “20th-century Faith: Hope and Survival” at 11:30 in the Mountain View College Performance Hall. “Cultural Conditioning of Women Via Advertising” is Jean Kilbourn’s topic as part of the Rich-land College Women’s Emphasis Week. Richland College also offers a couple of diversions. Women’s Emphasis Week begins today with daily workshops and seminars on careers, parenting, legal issues, etc. All free and the public is invited. For a complete schedule call 746-4430. The Concert Band presents their Christmas Concert, also free to the public at 8 in the Performance Hall.



Tuesday, 6



Anthropology, Advertising or Atheism: take your pick. Margaret Mead speaks on “20th-century Faith: Hope and Survival” at 11:30 in the Mountain View College Performance Hall. “Cultural Conditioning of Women Via Advertising” is Jean Kilbourn’s topic as part of the Rich-land College Women’s Emphasis Week. The public is invited to the talk at 12:15 in room BI42. If you’re not free for these two in the afternoon, you still have an option tonight. Controversial atheist Madalyn Murray O’Hair lectures on the separation of church and state at 8 in the Student Center Ball Room of Texas Christian University.



Also at TCU is Musica Nova, a small orchestra performing outstanding works from the 20th century. The show begins at 8:15 in the Ed Landreth Auditorium. Up at the top of the “Golden Triangle,” the NTSU A Cappella Choir and University Orchestra play in concert at 8:15 in the Recital Hall.



Ludwig II: mad king of Bavaria, patron of Richard Wagner, builder of castles and incurably insane. Luchino Visconti’s lavish movie is part of the UT/D Tuesday night film series at 7:30 in the Founders North Auditorium.



Wednesday, 7

Eastfield College presents another of The public is invited to the talk at 12:15 in room BI42. If you’re not free for these two in the afternoon, you still have an option tonight. Controversial atheist Madalyn Murray O’Hair lectures on the separation of church and state at 8 in the Student Center Ball Room of Texas Christian University.



Also at TCU is Musica Nova, a small orchestra performing outstanding works from the 20th century. The show begins at 8:15 in the Ed Landreth Auditorium. Up at the top of the “Golden Triangle,” the NTSU A Cappella Choir and University Orchestra play in concert at 8:15 in the Recital Hall.



Ludwig II: mad king of Bavaria, patron of Richard Wagner, builder of castles and incurably insane. Luchino Visconti’s lavish movie is part of the UT/D Tuesday night film series at 7:30 in the Founders North Auditorium.



Wednesday, 7

Eastfield College presents another of their after-lunch concerts. Soprano Joan Wall sings at 12:30 in the Performance Hall.



Technology never looked so good. The Dallas Public Library begins a four-week series of the BBC television program. The Ascent of Man. Jacob Bronowski traces the rise of civilization each Wednesday in December at 7 in the Skyline branch. 6006 Everglade. 381-1149.



The plan is to kill Mussolini, but anarchist Tunin instead falls in love with a prostitute. Lina Wertmuller’s Love and Anarchy shows at 7:30 and 9:30 in Founders North Auditorium at the UT/D campus.



NBC has done it again. The Flintstones’ Christmas Special is at 7 on channel 5. If their after-lunch concerts. Soprano Joan Wall sings at 12:30 in the Performance Hall.



Technology never looked so good. The Dallas Public Library begins a four-week series of the BBC television program. The Ascent of Man. Jacob Bronowski traces the rise of civilization each Wednesday in December at 7 in the Skyline branch. 6006 Everglade. 381-1149.



The plan is to kill Mussolini, but anarchist Tunin instead falls in love with a prostitute. Lina Wertmuller’s Love and Anarchy shows at 7:30 and 9:30 in Founders North Auditorium at the UT/D campus.



NBC has done it again. The Flintstones’ Christmas Special is at 7 on channel 5. If you can make it through Fred and Barney, you can see Mac Davis in his own Christmas show at 8.



Thursday, 8



SMU has a full day of activities, beginning with the annual Contemporary Music Symposium. At 2 in Caruth Auditorium is an open rehearsal of the music of Gunther Schuller with comments by the composer. Schuller and Ron Blake lecture in room H-100 of the Owen Arts Center at 3:30. The Jazz Ensemble also holds an open rehearsal at 6 in room H-104, and the Symposium concert, ’”Voices of Change,” is at 8:15 in Caruth. Tickets for the concert are $2.50 for the public, $1 for students. If you don’t care for music, the drama department offers an alternative at the same time over in the Margo Jones Theater. Todd Peters directs The Runner Stumbles, a character study of a young priest accused of murdering a nun you can make it through Fred and Barney, you can see Mac Davis in his own Christmas show at 8.



Thursday, 8



SMU has a full day of activities, beginning with the annual Contemporary Music Symposium. At 2 in Caruth Auditorium is an open rehearsal of the music of Gunther Schuller with comments by the composer. Schuller and Ron Blake lecture in room H-100 of the Owen Arts Center at 3:30. The Jazz Ensemble also holds an open rehearsal at 6 in room H-104, and the Symposium concert, ’”Voices of Change,” is at 8:15 in Caruth. Tickets for the concert are $2.50 for the public, $1 for students. If you don’t care for music, the drama department offers an alternative at the same time over in the Margo Jones Theater. Todd Peters directs The Runner Stumbles, a character study of a young priest accused of murdering a nun with whom he had fallen in love. Admission $1. Call 692-2573 for info on any of these events.



Tonight is also the first night of the Old City Park Candlelight Tours. 19th-century buildings from across North Texas have been brought to the park and restored to create a pioneer community atmosphere. Carolers, plays and a bake sale are all part of the festivities. Tours are from 5 to 8 until the 11th, at 1717 Gano Street. Admission SI. 421-5141.



Dallas Theater Onstage is in the last three nights of its production of Butterflies Are Free. Rod Blaydes directs Leonard Gershe’s Broadway comedy about a blind boy’s romance with a girl next door and the inevitable showdown with his over-protective mother. $3.75 for adults, $2.25 for students at the Trinity Center, 2120 with whom he had fallen in love. Admission $1. Call 692-2573 for info on any of these events.



Tonight is also the first night of the Old City Park Candlelight Tours. 19th-century buildings from across North Texas have been brought to the park and restored to create a pioneer community atmosphere. Carolers, plays and a bake sale are all part of the festivities. Tours are from 5 to 8 until the 11th, at 1717 Gano Street. Admission SI. 421-5141.



Dallas Theater Onstage is in the last three nights of its production of Butterflies Are Free. Rod Blaydes directs Leonard Gershe’s Broadway comedy about a blind boy’s romance with a girl next door and the inevitable showdown with his over-protective mother. $3.75 for adults, $2.25 for students at the Trinity Center, 2120 McKinney at Pearl. 651-9766.



Until we get our sports arena. Moody Coliseum will have to suffice if basketball is your game. At 7:30, the SMU Mustangs take to the hoops against the Duke Blue Devils. 692-2901.



Friday, 9



Two more revival movies tonight. The SMU Cinematheque continues its series on great Hollywood cameramen with Sweet Smell of Success, photographed by James Wong Howe. Powerful columnist Burt Lancaster is pitted against third-rate press agent Tony Curtis in Alexander Mackendrick’s portrayal of the New York rat race of the Fifties. The film runs through Sunday night at 7 and 9 in the Bob Hope Theater. Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie star in Don’t Look Now as part McKinney at Pearl. 651-9766.



Until we get our sports arena. Moody Coliseum will have to suffice if basketball is your game. At 7:30, the SMU Mustangs take to the hoops against the Duke Blue Devils. 692-2901.



Friday, 9



Two more revival movies tonight. The SMU Cinematheque continues its series on great Hollywood cameramen with Sweet Smell of Success, photographed by James Wong Howe. Powerful columnist Burt Lancaster is pitted against third-rate press agent Tony Curtis in Alexander Mackendrick’s portrayal of the New York rat race of the Fifties. The film runs through Sunday night at 7 and 9 in the Bob Hope Theater. Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie star in Don’t Look Now as part of the UT/D series. Nicholas Roeg directs this modern baroque horror story about an English couple in drowning Venice. 7:30 and 9:30 in Founders North.



You also have two musical programs from which to choose. Gunther Schuller again conducts the SMU Wind Ensemble at 8:15 in Caruth Auditorium. General public $2.50, students $1. 692-2573. The Rich-land College Choir Christmas Concert is at 8 in the Performance Hall, free to the public.



The Dallas Black Hawks meet the Tulsa Oilers tonight at 7:45 at Fair Park Coliseum. 823-6362.



Saturday, 10



Drag yourself out of bed in time and you can join a Christmas excursion to historic of the UT/D series. Nicholas Roeg directs this modern baroque horror story about an English couple in drowning Venice. 7:30 and 9:30 in Founders North.



You also have two musical programs from which to choose. Gunther Schuller again conducts the SMU Wind Ensemble at 8:15 in Caruth Auditorium. General public $2.50, students $1. 692-2573. The Rich-land College Choir Christmas Concert is at 8 in the Performance Hall, free to the public.



The Dallas Black Hawks meet the Tulsa Oilers tonight at 7:45 at Fair Park Coliseum. 823-6362.



Saturday, 10



Drag yourself out of bed in time and you can join a Christmas excursion to historic Granbury, Texas leaving the Richland College parking lot at 9 a.m. The daylong trip includes a walking tour of the town and a play at the Opera House. The $13 fee includes transportation and the play. 746-4444.



The Dallas Public Library provides two ways to take care of your restless kids this afternoon. The Oak Lawn branch is having a Christmas pinata party at 2:30. That’s where the little ones get to smash furry paper donkeys and eat the candy. The library is at 3721 Lemmon, 528-6269. Or take them over to the Audelia Road branch at 3:30 for kiddie cooking class. “’Learn how to cook without using the stove” is the topic at 10045 Audelia, 348-6160.



SMU Basketball is on again tonight at Moody Coliseum. The visitor is the Green Wave of Tulane. 7:30,692-2901. The Dallas Black Hawks and the Fort Worth Granbury, Texas leaving the Richland College parking lot at 9 a.m. The daylong trip includes a walking tour of the town and a play at the Opera House. The $13 fee includes transportation and the play. 746-4444.



The Dallas Public Library provides two ways to take care of your restless kids this afternoon. The Oak Lawn branch is having a Christmas pinata party at 2:30. That’s where the little ones get to smash furry paper donkeys and eat the candy. The library is at 3721 Lemmon, 528-6269. Or take them over to the Audelia Road branch at 3:30 for kiddie cooking class. “’Learn how to cook without using the stove” is the topic at 10045 Audelia, 348-6160.



SMU Basketball is on again tonight at Moody Coliseum. The visitor is the Green Wave of Tulane. 7:30,692-2901. The Dallas Black Hawks and the Fort Worth Texans continue their turnpike grudge match tonight at Fair Park Coliseum at 7:45. 823-6362.



Sunday, 11

There’s more out there than Darth Vader. Poetry of the Skies is the current show in the Richland College Cosmic Theater and Planetarium. Travel to the stars at 2 and 3:30, admission: adults $l. children 5()¢. 746-4444.



The Dallas Museum of Fine Arts provides entertainment that’s a little more down to earth. The Sunday Concert Series features Kathryn Alexander, Sammie Whitten and Jin-Way Lee in a cello, piano and violin string trio at 2 in the museum auditorium. Violinist Franklin Wash-burn also performs at 3:15.

Texans continue their turnpike grudge match tonight at Fair Park Coliseum at 7:45. 823-6362.



Sunday, 11

There’s more out there than Darth Vader. Poetry of the Skies is the current show in the Richland College Cosmic Theater and Planetarium. Travel to the stars at 2 and 3:30, admission: adults $l. children 5()¢. 746-4444.



The Dallas Museum of Fine Arts provides entertainment that’s a little more down to earth. The Sunday Concert Series features Kathryn Alexander, Sammie Whitten and Jin-Way Lee in a cello, piano and violin string trio at 2 in the museum auditorium. Violinist Franklin Wash-burn also performs at 3:15.

’Twas two weeks before Christmas . . . The Dallas Metropolitan Ballet presents their holiday program, a ballet fantasy adaptation of Clement Clark Moore’s “The Night Before Christmas.” Matinee performance at 2:30 in McFarlin. Tickets are $2.5O-$IO.OO, available at Preston Tickets, the DSO box office in NorthPark and Sears in Valley View. 361-0278.

Handel, Stolzel and Bruckner are part of the musical offerings this evening. The UT/D Civic Chorale and Chamber Singers perform the Messiah at 5 in the University Theater. William Allen Graham conducts. Channel 13 continues its series with the Boston Symphony tonight at 7:30. Seiji Ozawa conducts the Orchestra in Stolzel’s Concerto in D for Four Orchestras and Symphony No. 5 in B flat by Bruckner.

Monday, 12

Learn how to feel a lot better next April 15th at the SMU School of Continuing Education IRS briefings for tax practitioners. The two-day session costs $45 and provides help for beginning and advanced students. Register in person at suite 5 of the Perkins Administration Building, or call 692-2339.

’Twas two weeks before Christmas . . . The Dallas Metropolitan Ballet presents their holiday program, a ballet fantasy adaptation of Clement Clark Moore’s “The Night Before Christmas.” Matinee performance at 2:30 in McFarlin. Tickets are $2.5O-$IO.OO, available at Preston Tickets, the DSO box office in NorthPark and Sears in Valley View. 361-0278.

Handel, Stolzel and Bruckner are part of the musical offerings this evening. The UT/D Civic Chorale and Chamber Singers perform the Messiah at 5 in the University Theater. William Allen Graham conducts. Channel 13 continues its series with the Boston Symphony tonight at 7:30. Seiji Ozawa conducts the Orchestra in Stolzel’s Concerto in D for Four Orchestras and Symphony No. 5 in B flat by Bruckner.

Monday, 12

Learn how to feel a lot better next April 15th at the SMU School of Continuing Education IRS briefings for tax practitioners. The two-day session costs $45 and provides help for beginning and advanced students. Register in person at suite 5 of the Perkins Administration Building, or call 692-2339.

“O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum …” The Preston Royal branch of the Dallas Public Library sponsors a tree trimming at 4. The library folk supply the materials, so bring the kids on by 5626 Royal. 363-5479. And speaking of Christmas carols, TCU invites you to join in for Carols by Candlelight at 10:30 in the Robert Carr Chapel.

“O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum …” The Preston Royal branch of the Dallas Public Library sponsors a tree trimming at 4. The library folk supply the materials, so bring the kids on by 5626 Royal. 363-5479. And speaking of Christmas carols, TCU invites you to join in for Carols by Candlelight at 10:30 in the Robert Carr Chapel.

It’s Monday so it’s Monday Night Football. The hometown boys are the stars tonight as the Cowboys take their road show to San Francisco to meet the 49ers. At 8 on channel 8.



Tuesday, 13



“See Jill play soldier. See Jack play nurse. They are having fun.” The Hampton-Illinois branch of the Dallas Public Library invites parents to a discussion with Ann Gabarino entitled Non-Sexist Child Rearing. The program begins at 10:30 a.m., with a story hour for pre-schoolers. 337-4796.



“May I suggest a nice Valpolicella . . .” The UT/D film series brochure describes Luchino Visconti’s Ossessione by saying, “.Its release was like a meaty lasagne, compared to the spumoni lightness of Italian cinema at that time.” The Film Society serves it up at 7:30 in Founders North, $1 admission, no tipping necessary.



There’s culture for everyone tonight. The Dallas Civic Music Association sponsors Italian soprano Magda Olivero and American pianist Ivan Davis together for one of their five joint recitals in the United States. 8:15 in McFarlin Auditorium. Call It’s Monday so it’s Monday Night Football. The hometown boys are the stars tonight as the Cowboys take their road show to San Francisco to meet the 49ers. At 8 on channel 8.



Tuesday, 13



“See Jill play soldier. See Jack play nurse. They are having fun.” The Hampton-Illinois branch of the Dallas Public Library invites parents to a discussion with Ann Gabarino entitled Non-Sexist Child Rearing. The program begins at 10:30 a.m., with a story hour for pre-schoolers. 337-4796.



“May I suggest a nice Valpolicella . . .” The UT/D film series brochure describes Luchino Visconti’s Ossessione by saying, “.Its release was like a meaty lasagne, compared to the spumoni lightness of Italian cinema at that time.” The Film Society serves it up at 7:30 in Founders North, $1 admission, no tipping necessary.



There’s culture for everyone tonight. The Dallas Civic Music Association sponsors Italian soprano Magda Olivero and American pianist Ivan Davis together for one of their five joint recitals in the United States. 8:15 in McFarlin Auditorium. Call 369-2210 for information. The Fort Worth Ballet and Symphony present a traditional Christmas treat at 7:30 in the Tar-rant County Convention Center. Fernando Schaffenburg’s The Nutcracker plays for the next two nights, featuring Soili Arvola and Leo Ahonen of the Houston Ballet. Order tickets by phone at (817) 731-0879.



Wednesday, 14



The Eastfield College Choir concludes the school’s Wednesday concerts this afternoon in the Performance Hall. Harrel C. Lucky directs the group at 12:30.



In case you haven’t noticed by now, the UT/D film series this month has concentrated on the works of Italian directors. Tonight is no exception. Francis Ford Coppola directed The Rain People just before the assignment for The Godfather. The movie stars Robert Duvall, James Caan and Shirley Knight. 7:30 and 9:30 in Founders North.



The Dallas Civic Opera concludes its 1977 369-2210 for information. The Fort Worth Ballet and Symphony present a traditional Christmas treat at 7:30 in the Tar-rant County Convention Center. Fernando Schaffenburg’s The Nutcracker plays for the next two nights, featuring Soili Arvola and Leo Ahonen of the Houston Ballet. Order tickets by phone at (817) 731-0879.



Wednesday, 14



The Eastfield College Choir concludes the school’s Wednesday concerts this afternoon in the Performance Hall. Harrel C. Lucky directs the group at 12:30.



In case you haven’t noticed by now, the UT/D film series this month has concentrated on the works of Italian directors. Tonight is no exception. Francis Ford Coppola directed The Rain People just before the assignment for The Godfather. The movie stars Robert Duvall, James Caan and Shirley Knight. 7:30 and 9:30 in Founders North.



The Dallas Civic Opera concludes its 1977 season with Massenet’s Manon, sung in French tonight, Friday and Sunday. Jean-ette Pilou stars as Manon Lescaut, with Alfredo Kraus as the dashing Des Grieux. Reynald Giovaninetti makes his Dallas debut as guest conductor. Call the DCO box office at 528-3200.



What would Christmas be like without a Perry Como television special? Watch the man tonight at 9 on channel 8.



The Dallas Black Hawks host the Phoenix Roadrunners tonight at 7:45 at Fair Park Coliseum. 823-6362.



Thursday, 15



Three college art shows close down tomorrow so don’t miss your chance today. Brent Metzen displays his ceramics at Eastfield College Gallery until 5. The Richland College Student Art Show and Sale includes displays of pottery, jewelry, ceramics and painting. Stop by season with Massenet’s Manon, sung in French tonight, Friday and Sunday. Jean-ette Pilou stars as Manon Lescaut, with Alfredo Kraus as the dashing Des Grieux. Reynald Giovaninetti makes his Dallas debut as guest conductor. Call the DCO box office at 528-3200.



What would Christmas be like without a Perry Como television special? Watch the man tonight at 9 on channel 8.



The Dallas Black Hawks host the Phoenix Roadrunners tonight at 7:45 at Fair Park Coliseum. 823-6362.



Thursday, 15



Three college art shows close down tomorrow so don’t miss your chance today. Brent Metzen displays his ceramics at Eastfield College Gallery until 5. The Richland College Student Art Show and Sale includes displays of pottery, jewelry, ceramics and painting. Stop by the Campus Center Mezzanine, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Just Before the War is the title of TCU’s current exhibition. Photographs from the 1930’s on loan from the Smithsonian are in the Student Center gallery, open 10-4.



The 2719 Gallery on Routh also offers a number of art exhibits. James Stover of Richland College opened a collection of cut-glass etchings last month, along with the nature explorations of Jack Lew from the Memphis Academy of Arts. Martha Gilbert’s paintings of Puerto Vallarta. the Campus Center Mezzanine, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Just Before the War is the title of TCU’s current exhibition. Photographs from the 1930’s on loan from the Smithsonian are in the Student Center gallery, open 10-4.



The 2719 Gallery on Routh also offers a number of art exhibits. James Stover of Richland College opened a collection of cut-glass etchings last month, along with the nature explorations of Jack Lew from the Memphis Academy of Arts. Martha Gilbert’s paintings of Puerto Vallarta. John McCormick’s nostalgic Michigan works and the romantic realism of Gary Barnett have all been on display since the 4th. Finally, two sets of serigraphs by Corita Kent and Mickey Myers arrived last Sunday. All shows remain through the holidays. Hours are 11-5 Tuesday through Saturday, 2-5 on Sunday. 748-2094.



Friday, 16

This one got four asterisks in our guide to TV movies. Albert Finney stars as Tom Jones in “the most rollicking, roistering and rowdy romp ever laid at Oscar’s feet.” Shows at 7:30 and 9:50 in Founders North. If Star Wars has rekindled your interest in sci-fi flicks, the Edison has a couple of recent B-raters that nevertheless have their moments. A Boy and His Dog and Soylent Green are tonight’s selections. Call for info at 823-9610.



The people who brought you Shakespeare John McCormick’s nostalgic Michigan works and the romantic realism of Gary Barnett have all been on display since the 4th. Finally, two sets of serigraphs by Corita Kent and Mickey Myers arrived last Sunday. All shows remain through the holidays. Hours are 11-5 Tuesday through Saturday, 2-5 on Sunday. 748-2094.



Friday, 16

This one got four asterisks in our guide to TV movies. Albert Finney stars as Tom Jones in “the most rollicking, roistering and rowdy romp ever laid at Oscar’s feet.” Shows at 7:30 and 9:50 in Founders North. If Star Wars has rekindled your interest in sci-fi flicks, the Edison has a couple of recent B-raters that nevertheless have their moments. A Boy and His Dog and Soylent Green are tonight’s selections. Call for info at 823-9610.



The people who brought you Shakespeare in the park now bring you Dickens on the campus: The Shakespeare Festival of Dallas presents A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Directed by Charles Gray, the show is the Festival’s special winter production, and runs through the 23rd at McFarlin Auditorium at SMU. Call 526-6021 for ticket information.



Nova’s Shady Grove at the Hip Pocket Theater in Fort Worth is scheduled to end tomorrow. Even though it may be held over, don’t take chances – get over to the Backdoor Restaurant, 9724 Highway 80 West, for dinner followed by the show (S2.50) at 9. Nova’s is an original play by Johnny Simons and Douglas Balentine, delving into the lives and relationships of the patrons at a Lake Dallas bar. Information at (817) 448-9635.



Saturday, 17

“I liked it real good.” – Dopey; “I stayed in the park now bring you Dickens on the campus: The Shakespeare Festival of Dallas presents A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Directed by Charles Gray, the show is the Festival’s special winter production, and runs through the 23rd at McFarlin Auditorium at SMU. Call 526-6021 for ticket information.



Nova’s Shady Grove at the Hip Pocket Theater in Fort Worth is scheduled to end tomorrow. Even though it may be held over, don’t take chances – get over to the Backdoor Restaurant, 9724 Highway 80 West, for dinner followed by the show (S2.50) at 9. Nova’s is an original play by Johnny Simons and Douglas Balentine, delving into the lives and relationships of the patrons at a Lake Dallas bar. Information at (817) 448-9635.



Saturday, 17

“I liked it real good.” – Dopey; “I stayed awake.” – Sleepy; “Would you like an apple?” – The Queen. These are just a few of the rave reviews for the opening of the Dallas Theater Center’s children’s play, Snow White. The production is a mime interpretation of the fairy tide, playing at 10:30 each Saturday morning through February 4th. Tickets are S2 at 526-8920.



Dallas Minority Repertory presents a special Christmas event. The Birth That Brought the “Exodus” Jesus plays for the next two days at Bethany United Presbyterian Church. 4523 Cedar Springs. Based on the works of Dr. James Clones, the production includes a full chorus, orchestra and dance corps. 8:15 tonight and 7 on Sunday. 528-4084.

awake.” – Sleepy; “Would you like an apple?” – The Queen. These are just a few of the rave reviews for the opening of the Dallas Theater Center’s children’s play, Snow White. The production is a mime interpretation of the fairy tide, playing at 10:30 each Saturday morning through February 4th. Tickets are S2 at 526-8920.



Dallas Minority Repertory presents a special Christmas event. The Birth That Brought the “Exodus” Jesus plays for the next two days at Bethany United Presbyterian Church. 4523 Cedar Springs. Based on the works of Dr. James Clones, the production includes a full chorus, orchestra and dance corps. 8:15 tonight and 7 on Sunday. 528-4084.

Sunday, 18



There’s more at the Kimbell than just paintings. John Giordano and Gary Ebens-berger conduct the Chamber Ensemble of the Fort Worth Symphony and the Schola Cantorum in the museum’s annual Christmas program. The concert begins at 2, with refreshments served and candy for the children.



The work of John McClusky is on display at the Quadrangle Galleries, 2800 Routh. The acrylic paintings of the Texas Hill Country will remain through December 22nd.



The ever-popular Nutcracker Suite Ballet is on channel 5 tonight at 6. More Christmas festivities follow with the old Father Knows Best gang and Dean Martin after that.



The Cowboys close out the regular season with a biggie against the Denver Broncos. 1 p.m. at Texas Stadium. It’s yet another sellout, so if you still need your Sunday, 18



There’s more at the Kimbell than just paintings. John Giordano and Gary Ebens-berger conduct the Chamber Ensemble of the Fort Worth Symphony and the Schola Cantorum in the museum’s annual Christmas program. The concert begins at 2, with refreshments served and candy for the children.



The work of John McClusky is on display at the Quadrangle Galleries, 2800 Routh. The acrylic paintings of the Texas Hill Country will remain through December 22nd.



The ever-popular Nutcracker Suite Ballet is on channel 5 tonight at 6. More Christmas festivities follow with the old Father Knows Best gang and Dean Martin after that.



The Cowboys close out the regular season with a biggie against the Denver Broncos. 1 p.m. at Texas Stadium. It’s yet another sellout, so if you still need your Sunday sports fix, you can catch the Dallas Black Hawks versus the Kansas City Red Wings at 7 at Fair Park Coliseum.



Monday, 19



Too’ tang-ka’men. That’s how you pronounce his full name, but his friends call him Tut. Although the King is in New Orleans, you can get a taste of Thebes right here in Dallas. The Museum of Natural History’s current exhibit is the Animal Treasures of Egypt. The display includes photographs, illustrations, artifacts and museum specimens to explain the religious significance of such sacred animals as the lion, leopard, peregrine falcon and scarab. The museum is open Monday through Saturday, 8-5, Sunday I-5. 42I-2I69.



Speaking of antiques, the Manheim Galleries of New Orleans and Dallas have sold English and Continental antiques since 1919. Reproductions are also available at 2520 Fair-mount. 742-2364.



For a little more modern art experience, Sunday sports fix, you can catch the Dallas Black Hawks versus the Kansas City Red Wings at 7 at Fair Park Coliseum.



Monday, 19



Too’ tang-ka’men. That’s how you pronounce his full name, but his friends call him Tut. Although the King is in New Orleans, you can get a taste of Thebes right here in Dallas. The Museum of Natural History’s current exhibit is the Animal Treasures of Egypt. The display includes photographs, illustrations, artifacts and museum specimens to explain the religious significance of such sacred animals as the lion, leopard, peregrine falcon and scarab. The museum is open Monday through Saturday, 8-5, Sunday I-5. 42I-2I69.



Speaking of antiques, the Manheim Galleries of New Orleans and Dallas have sold English and Continental antiques since 1919. Reproductions are also available at 2520 Fair-mount. 742-2364.



For a little more modern art experience, try the new Prestonwood National Bank. Works of famous photographers from Ansel Adams to Edward Weston are on display in the lobby at Beltline and Dallas Parkway. Twenty-two artists are represented as the bank’s initial purchase for its permanent collection.



Liberty Bowl action tonight at 8 on 8.



Tuesday, 20



The Amon Carter Museum of Western try the new Prestonwood National Bank. Works of famous photographers from Ansel Adams to Edward Weston are on display in the lobby at Beltline and Dallas Parkway. Twenty-two artists are represented as the bank’s initial purchase for its permanent collection.



Liberty Bowl action tonight at 8 on 8.



Tuesday, 20



The Amon Carter Museum of Western Art is offering a retrospective exhibition of Ben Shahn’s painting, drawings and photographs, through January 15th. Located at 3501 Camp Bowie, the museum is open 10-5 Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5:30 on Sunday.



Clifford Gallery in Snider Plaza can help you with your late shopping. Their Christmas bazaar features small sculpture, multiples, graphics and other potential gifts. Make it over before 5:30.



The Wanton Countess is the name for the English version of Luchino Visconti’s 1954 film Senso, set in Venice in 1866. One source calls it a ’”classic,” another a “lifeless melodrama.” You’ll have tode-cide for yourself, though they both agree on the superb photography. 7:30 and 9:45 at Founders North Auditorium, UT/D.



Mustang basketball tonight at Moody Coliseum at 7:30 when SMU takes on Ohio University. 692-2901.



Wednesday, 21

The Forest Green branch of the Dallas Public Library has had Christmas ornaments from around the world on display all month. Stop by 90I5 Forest Lane today and maybe steal a few last-minute ideas for your own tree.

Art is offering a retrospective exhibition of Ben Shahn’s painting, drawings and photographs, through January 15th. Located at 3501 Camp Bowie, the museum is open 10-5 Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5:30 on Sunday.



Clifford Gallery in Snider Plaza can help you with your late shopping. Their Christmas bazaar features small sculpture, multiples, graphics and other potential gifts. Make it over before 5:30.



The Wanton Countess is the name for the English version of Luchino Visconti’s 1954 film Senso, set in Venice in 1866. One source calls it a ’”classic,” another a “lifeless melodrama.” You’ll have tode-cide for yourself, though they both agree on the superb photography. 7:30 and 9:45 at Founders North Auditorium, UT/D.



Mustang basketball tonight at Moody Coliseum at 7:30 when SMU takes on Ohio University. 692-2901.



Wednesday, 21

The Forest Green branch of the Dallas Public Library has had Christmas ornaments from around the world on display all month. Stop by 90I5 Forest Lane today and maybe steal a few last-minute ideas for your own tree.

Jazz by Henri Matisse is on display at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth until January 29th. The 20 brightly colored lithographs are on display 10-5 Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 on Sunday.



Believe it or not, we’ve come to the last UT/D film of the year. Fred Zinneman’s A Man For All Seasons won four AcadJazz by Henri Matisse is on display at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth until January 29th. The 20 brightly colored lithographs are on display 10-5 Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 on Sunday.



Believe it or not, we’ve come to the last UT/D film of the year. Fred Zinneman’s A Man For All Seasons won four Academy Awards for its portrayal of the historical confrontation between Sir Thomas More and Henry VIII. An excellent way to close out the season at Founders North, 7:30 and 9:45.



Thursday, 22



If you have the day off, how about checking emy Awards for its portrayal of the historical confrontation between Sir Thomas More and Henry VIII. An excellent way to close out the season at Founders North, 7:30 and 9:45.



Thursday, 22



If you have the day off, how about checking out a couple of art shows? Adelle M. Fine Art features the work of Lee Simpson this month. A painter from Denver, Simpson combines warm and cool colors into unique abstract landscapes. The gallery is open 9-5 weekdays, 1-5 on Saturday. The Book of Hours is an exhibit of book-size illuminated transparencies on display at the University of Dallas Gallery until January 25th. The show is provided by the Kimbell Art Museum and is open 1-3 weekdays, 12-4 weekends.



Park Cities Baptist Church is the setting for the Dallas Symphony’s Holiday Special. Louis Lane conducts the orchestra, soloists and chorus in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. Performances at 8:15 tonight and tomorrow. 692-0203.



The Dallas Black Hawks and the Fort Worth Texans meet again, this time in back-to-back battles. Tonight it’s on Fort Worth ice at Will Rogers Coliseum. Tomorrow night it’s on Dallas ice at Fair Park Coliseum, 7:45. 823-6362.



Friday, 23



Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery at 2425 Cedar Springs has had a collection of Modout a couple of art shows? Adelle M. Fine Art features the work of Lee Simpson this month. A painter from Denver, Simpson combines warm and cool colors into unique abstract landscapes. The gallery is open 9-5 weekdays, 1-5 on Saturday. The Book of Hours is an exhibit of book-size illuminated transparencies on display at the University of Dallas Gallery until January 25th. The show is provided by the Kimbell Art Museum and is open 1-3 weekdays, 12-4 weekends.



Park Cities Baptist Church is the setting for the Dallas Symphony’s Holiday Special. Louis Lane conducts the orchestra, soloists and chorus in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. Performances at 8:15 tonight and tomorrow. 692-0203.



The Dallas Black Hawks and the Fort Worth Texans meet again, this time in back-to-back battles. Tonight it’s on Fort Worth ice at Will Rogers Coliseum. Tomorrow night it’s on Dallas ice at Fair Park Coliseum, 7:45. 823-6362.



Friday, 23



Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery at 2425 Cedar Springs has had a collection of Modern European Painters on since November, including works from Picasso on down to the unknowns. The exhibition is open 10:30-5, Monday through Saturday until January.



A special treat for the kids: Bob McGrath of the Sesame Street crew and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra present a Christmasern European Painters on since November, including works from Picasso on down to the unknowns. The exhibition is open 10:30-5, Monday through Saturday until January.



A special treat for the kids: Bob McGrath of the Sesame Street crew and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra present a ChristmasCandy Cane Concert. The new programof family entertainment is at the MusicHall at 2 this afternoon and 11 tomorrowmorning. Call the DSO box office at 692-0203.



Saturday, 24



Three weeks of shopping, decorating and Candy Cane Concert. The new programof family entertainment is at the MusicHall at 2 this afternoon and 11 tomorrowmorning. Call the DSO box office at 692-0203.



Saturday, 24



Three weeks of shopping, decorating and psyching yourself up and now Christmas Eve is finally here – the perfect time to escape all the jingle bells and ho-ho-hos. Tommy Smothers stars in Woody Aliens comedy Play It Again, Sam at the Windmill Dinner Theater. Be sure and catch the show before it ends on January 15th. It could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.



If you’re looking for something a bit more traditional while you re waiting for the reindeer, Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church presents a Christmas Eve Choral Enchantment. The combined choirs and orchestra perform at 3, 5, 9 and 11 at 8011 Douglas. Or just stay home, pretend it’s cold, and watch White Christmas on channel 8.



Sunday, 25



Clear all the shredded wrapping paper psyching yourself up and now Christmas Eve is finally here – the perfect time to escape all the jingle bells and ho-ho-hos. Tommy Smothers stars in Woody Aliens comedy Play It Again, Sam at the Windmill Dinner Theater. Be sure and catch the show before it ends on January 15th. It could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.



If you’re looking for something a bit more traditional while you re waiting for the reindeer, Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church presents a Christmas Eve Choral Enchantment. The combined choirs and orchestra perform at 3, 5, 9 and 11 at 8011 Douglas. Or just stay home, pretend it’s cold, and watch White Christmas on channel 8.



Sunday, 25



Clear all the shredded wrapping paper away from the TV set and recuperate with the Fiesta Bowl on channel 8 from 2 to 5.



One more time… The Boston Symphony performs Handel’s Messiah in its entirety tonight on channel 13, 6:30-9:30. Colin Davis and John Oliver conduct the Orchestra and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, concluding the 13 weeks of Evening at the Symphony.



Monday, 26



Since Christmas was on a Sunday, many offices around town are closed today. Use your free time to check out some offbeat entertainment ideas. Where else but the Bronco Bowl could you find bowling, archery, tennis, golf, baseball and billiards all under the same roof? The complex at 2600 Fort Worth Avenue also contains a pro shop, club and restaurant. Open 9-12 seven days a week. Always yearned to away from the TV set and recuperate with the Fiesta Bowl on channel 8 from 2 to 5.



One more time… The Boston Symphony performs Handel’s Messiah in its entirety tonight on channel 13, 6:30-9:30. Colin Davis and John Oliver conduct the Orchestra and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, concluding the 13 weeks of Evening at the Symphony.



Monday, 26



Since Christmas was on a Sunday, many offices around town are closed today. Use your free time to check out some offbeat entertainment ideas. Where else but the Bronco Bowl could you find bowling, archery, tennis, golf, baseball and billiards all under the same roof? The complex at 2600 Fort Worth Avenue also contains a pro shop, club and restaurant. Open 9-12 seven days a week. Always yearned to get out on the track at Indy? The next best thing is Garland Kartway Go-Karts, 2835 Forest Lane. Shell out $1 for five minutes and roar around the 660-foot track. 6-11 weekdays, 1-11 weekends. The same people have a track at Jim Miller and Loop 12 called Shake, Rattle, and Roll. If you have a group that needs amusing, there’s always a hay ride at White Rock Stables, 8949 Lanshire. For $30 you get a tractor-pulled wagon tour of the White Rock Lake area, and if you like, an outdoor cookout. Call a couple of weeks in advance.



Tuesday, 27



Since there’s only 312 shopping days left until Christmas, better stop by a few gallery art shows to pick up some early gifts. get out on the track at Indy? The next best thing is Garland Kartway Go-Karts, 2835 Forest Lane. Shell out $1 for five minutes and roar around the 660-foot track. 6-11 weekdays, 1-11 weekends. The same people have a track at Jim Miller and Loop 12 called Shake, Rattle, and Roll. If you have a group that needs amusing, there’s always a hay ride at White Rock Stables, 8949 Lanshire. For $30 you get a tractor-pulled wagon tour of the White Rock Lake area, and if you like, an outdoor cookout. Call a couple of weeks in advance.



Tuesday, 27



Since there’s only 312 shopping days left until Christmas, better stop by a few gallery art shows to pick up some early gifts. Egyptian Tapestry Weavers is the title of the exhibition at Valley House, 6616 Spring Valley Road. Also children’s tapestries. Weekdays 10-5 or weekends by appointment. Phillips features the small paintings of Cinette Rapp, Andre Ham-bourg. Manes Lichtenberg and the Primitives. Gallery hours are 10-5, Monday through Saturday at 2517 Fairmount. The Afterimage Photographic Art Gallery in the Quadrangle is displaying the contemporary photography of David Bayles. The works of the Oregon artist remain through January, 10-5:30, Monday through Saturday.



The Edison Theater at 2420 Fitzhugh offers an evening-on-film with the Royal Ballet. Call 823-9610 for details.



For a little post-Christmas spirit, there’s ice-skating tonight at Fair Park Coliseum: Dallas Black Hawks versus Tulsa Oilers. 7:45. 823-6362.



Wednesday, 28



Egyptian Tapestry Weavers is the title of the exhibition at Valley House, 6616 Spring Valley Road. Also children’s tapestries. Weekdays 10-5 or weekends by appointment. Phillips features the small paintings of Cinette Rapp, Andre Ham-bourg. Manes Lichtenberg and the Primitives. Gallery hours are 10-5, Monday through Saturday at 2517 Fairmount. The Afterimage Photographic Art Gallery in the Quadrangle is displaying the contemporary photography of David Bayles. The works of the Oregon artist remain through January, 10-5:30, Monday through Saturday.



The Edison Theater at 2420 Fitzhugh offers an evening-on-film with the Royal Ballet. Call 823-9610 for details.



For a little post-Christmas spirit, there’s ice-skating tonight at Fair Park Coliseum: Dallas Black Hawks versus Tulsa Oilers. 7:45. 823-6362.



Wednesday, 28



Sugar Plum Fairy, Cavalier, Mouse King and Snow Queen- the Dallas Ballet presents The Nutcracker. Suzanne Farrell and Peter Martins of the New York City Ballet star in the production running through Saturday at the Music Hall. 526-1370.



The Skyline branch of the Public Library is showing the concluding segment of The Ascent of Man, Jacob Bronowski’s informal history of science begins at 7 at 6006 Everglade.

Sugar Plum Fairy, Cavalier, Mouse King and Snow Queen- the Dallas Ballet presents The Nutcracker. Suzanne Farrell and Peter Martins of the New York City Ballet star in the production running through Saturday at the Music Hall. 526-1370.



The Skyline branch of the Public Library is showing the concluding segment of The Ascent of Man, Jacob Bronowski’s informal history of science begins at 7 at 6006 Everglade.

Thursday, 29



There are a number of galleries worth checking out this week if you can find the time. Macy continues their mini-priced collectors’ show featuring works under $100, 11-6, Thursday through Saturday at 2605 Routh. An exhibition of John Alexander’s paintings runs until January 23rd at Delahunty, 2611 Cedar Springs. The gallery also displays a group show of recent works by Delahunty artists. Small paintings and prints by gallery members are the main show at Cushing, 2723 Fair-mount. This Little Picture Show is open 10:30 to 4:30. Atelier Chapman Kelly, 2526 Fairmount, features the photographs of Patricia Beak. The artist utilizes lighting sculpture to display her works in an apThursday, 29



There are a number of galleries worth checking out this week if you can find the time. Macy continues their mini-priced collectors’ show featuring works under $100, 11-6, Thursday through Saturday at 2605 Routh. An exhibition of John Alexander’s paintings runs until January 23rd at Delahunty, 2611 Cedar Springs. The gallery also displays a group show of recent works by Delahunty artists. Small paintings and prints by gallery members are the main show at Cushing, 2723 Fair-mount. This Little Picture Show is open 10:30 to 4:30. Atelier Chapman Kelly, 2526 Fairmount, features the photographs of Patricia Beak. The artist utilizes lighting sculpture to display her works in an appropriate light environment. 10:30-5, Mon-day through Saturday, 1-5 on Sundays.



Friday, 30



Jack Heifner’s hit comedy Vanities is on stage at the Dallas Theater Center through January 14th. The Texas playwright follows three bright-eyed cheerleaders through their sorority days at a college not unlike a certain local institution to an eye-opening reunion in New York. 526-8920.



Sitting in a theater may not be active enough for some people, so don’t forget Llove. Located in the Love Field terminal building, the entertainment complex features ice and roller rinks, three movie theaters, two restaurants, live entertainment and lots of fun machines. Admission is $3.50. Call the info number at 357-1831 for a cheery recorded message. Penny Whistle Park is another indoor amusement area, this time for the kiddies. Seven rides for the little tykes, concessions, and an arcade are open Thursday through Sunpropriate light environment. 10:30-5, Mon-day through Saturday, 1-5 on Sundays.



Friday, 30



Jack Heifner’s hit comedy Vanities is on stage at the Dallas Theater Center through January 14th. The Texas playwright follows three bright-eyed cheerleaders through their sorority days at a college not unlike a certain local institution to an eye-opening reunion in New York. 526-8920.



Sitting in a theater may not be active enough for some people, so don’t forget Llove. Located in the Love Field terminal building, the entertainment complex features ice and roller rinks, three movie theaters, two restaurants, live entertainment and lots of fun machines. Admission is $3.50. Call the info number at 357-1831 for a cheery recorded message. Penny Whistle Park is another indoor amusement area, this time for the kiddies. Seven rides for the little tykes, concessions, and an arcade are open Thursday through Sunday, 10717 East Northwest Highway at Piano Road. 348-8297.



Saturday, 31



Well, it’s finally over-no more 1977. Ifyou squeaked out the year with no majorcatastrophes, pull out the stops tonightand celebrate. If you really botched thingsup again this year, you can still sally forthand drown your sorrows in revelry. Begin with a meal to remember at the Pyramid Room of the Fairmont Hotel. Afterdinner, join the crowd at the VenetianRoom and count down the seconds withtheir holiday superstar. A perfect end forthe evening is a quiet conversation overcognac and coffee at Arthur’s. Or youcan grab a couple of six packs, stay home,and watch the Times Square action on TV.

day, 10717 East Northwest Highway at Piano Road. 348-8297.



Saturday, 31



Well, it’s finally over-no more 1977. Ifyou squeaked out the year with no majorcatastrophes, pull out the stops tonightand celebrate. If you really botched thingsup again this year, you can still sally forthand drown your sorrows in revelry. Begin with a meal to remember at the Pyramid Room of the Fairmont Hotel. Afterdinner, join the crowd at the VenetianRoom and count down the seconds withtheir holiday superstar. A perfect end forthe evening is a quiet conversation overcognac and coffee at Arthur’s. Or youcan grab a couple of six packs, stay home,and watch the Times Square action on TV.

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