Theatre Three. Through September 2, a musical production by Jac Alder based on the music of Cole Porter. Last summer’s “rediscovery” of the songs of Harry Warren was excellent. The Quadrangle, 2800 Routh, 263-0344.
Dallas Summer Musicals. The Wiz, August 1-13; August 15-27, Paul Lynde in The Impossible Years. Performances in the Fair Park Music Hall; tickets at the State Fair box office, 6031 Berkshire Lane in Fair Park, 691-7200.
Hip Pocket Theatre. North Texas’ experimental theater presents Van Gogh/Gauguin, a new play (with music and dance) by Johnny Simons and Douglas Balentine about the artists’ 10 weeks in the big yellow house at Aries. August 10-September 9. 9524 Highway 80 West, Fort Worth. Reservations: (817) 244-9994 or 244-9869.
New Arts Theatre Company. Held over through the 12th, Dracula (for adults only). European Crossroads, 2829 W. Northwest Highway, 350-6979.
North Texas State University Summer Repertory Theatre. The Braggart Soldier by Titus Maccius Plautus, August 2-4. The 8th through the 11th, they’ll run through the whole summer repertory: Scapino, Scarecrow, You Can’t Take It With You, and The Braggart Soldier. All performances at 8 p.m. in the University Theatre. Call (817) 788-2428 for reservations.
Casa Manana. Anna Maria Al-berghetti in The Sound of Music, July 24-August 5. Pippin August 7-19. Dames at Sea, starring Bruce Lea, August 21-September 2. For reservations call (817) 332-6221. 3101 W. Lancaster, Fort Worth.
Adelle M. Fine Art. Land- and seascapes by Bennard Perlman. 9-5 Monday-Friday, 1-5 Saturday. 3317 McKinney/526-0800.
The Afterimage. Dye transfer color photos by Jim Bones, August 22-September 30. 10-5:30 Monday-Saturday. The Quadrangle, 2800 Routh/748-2521.
Atelier Chapman Kelley. Group show by gallery artists. 10:30-5 Monday-Saturday, 1-5 Sunday. 2526 Fairmount/747-9971.
Clifford Gallery. Works by young American printmakers. 10-5:30 Monday-Saturday. 6610 Snider Plaza/363-8823.
500 Exposition. Group show by gallery members. 10-4 Friday and Saturday, 1-5 Sunday. 500 Exposition/ 828-1111.
Phillips Galleries. New paintings by Anderson, Arven, Charleston, Jour-nod, Lichtenberg, Longi, Rapp, and the Primitives. 10-5 Monday-Saturday. 2517 Fairmount/748-7888.
Florence. Sculpture by Marinski, oils by Pistolesi, Dotti, Polter, and Noyer (father and son). 10-4 Monday-Friday, Saturday and Sunday by appointment. 2500 Cedar Springs/748-6463.
Quadrangle Gallery. Batiks by Malaysian artist Toya. 10-5:30 Monday-Saturday. 2800 Routh/748-9488.
2719 Gallery. New works by McCor-mick, Gilbert, and Marsden. Annual graphics show continues through Labor Day. 11-5 Tuesday-Saturday, 2-5 Sunday. 2719 Routh/748-2094.
Texas Ballet Company. Just what the state needs, another ballet company. Finnish dancers Soili Arvola and Leo Ahonen have left the Houston Ballet to form their own group, to be based in Houston. Arvola, Ahonen, and principal dancers Gabor Kevahazi, Teodora Ban, Ildiko Tongor, and Luis Fuente are touring the state to raise the money to hire themselves a corps. They’ll be performing in McFarlin Auditorium the 26th, presented by Krassovska Ballet Jeunesse, SMU, and the city of Dallas. Tickets $2.50 to $10 at Preston Tickets (363-9311) and the DSO box office at Titche’s (692-0203). The dancers will teach in a workshop at the Krassovska studios Sunday the 27th; call 821-4160 for information.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra. After performing music inspired by Shakespeare’s plays in September, the orchestra will fall silent until Christmas. August 31 and September 1: Schumann’s piano concerto in A minor and Mendelssohn’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”; Eduardo Mata conducts, with pianist Rudolf Firkusny and the Dallas Symphony Chorus. Performances in the Music Hall at Fair Park; tickets at the DSO box office at Titche’s, 692-0203.
The Brothers Johnson and the Emotions play sweet soul music in the Tarrant County Convention Center Arena, August 4. Tickets at Amusement Ticket Service in the Adolphus Hotel lobby, 741-2751.
Benson & Hedges’ 100 of the Greatest Classic Films. Benson & Hedges’ second series of new prints of good old movies runs through August 26. August 4 and 5, All About Eve, with Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, and George Sanders. August 11 and 12, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Swing Time. August 18 and 19, How Green Was My Valley, with Walter Pidgeon and Maureen O’Hara. And the 25th and 26th, All the King’s Men, starring Broderick Crawford, Joanne Dru, and John Ireland. Fridays and Saturdays at midnight at the Preston Two Theatre, 4011 Villanova, 368-8228. Admission $1.
Granada Theatre. A new double feature every other day: oldies, oddballs, and an occasional first run. 3524 Greenville Avenue. Call 823-9610 for features and showtimes.
Lakewood Theatre. Double features for a dollar. Abrams Road at Gaston Avenue, 821-5706.
UT/Dallas. Every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, a movie tor a dollar. See Anne Bancroft in The Pumpkin Eater on the 2nd, Katharine Hepburn as Alice Adams the 25th. Shows at 7:30 and 9:30 in Founders North Auditorium. Call 690-2945 for a complete schedule.
U.S.A. Film Festival. July and August, color musicals from MGM featuring Fred Astaire. July 21 and 22, The Barkleys of Broadway; July 28 and 29, Three Little Words; August 4 and 5, The Band Wagon. 7 and 9 p.m. in the Bob Hope Theatre, SMU; admission $2. Call 692-2979 for more information.
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. Through the 20th, Claes Oldenburg’s “The Mouse Museum” and “The Ray Gun Wing,” billed as a “microcosm of American culture,” and “The Museum of Drawers,” a collection of miniatures by 500 European and American artists, assembled by Herbert Distel. An exhibition on the care and conservation of art will be on display through the 28th. 10-5 Tuesday through Saturday, 1-5 Sunday. Fair Park/421-4187.
Kimbell Art Museum. Selections from the permanent collection. 10-5 Tuesday through Saturday, 1-5 Sunday. Will Rogers Road West, Fort Worth/(817)332-8451.
Amon Carter Museum. A retrospective exhibition of the works of Walt Kuhn, including all his major works. On the 6th, Philip Adams, Director Emeritus of the Cincinnati Art Museum, will lecture on Kuhn’s paintings. 4 p.m. in the museum theater; admission is free, but seats should be reserved – call (817) 738-1933. Museum hours 10-5 Tuesday through Saturday, 1-5:30 Sunday. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth/(817) 738-1933.
Fort Worth Art Museum. Selections from the permanent collection. 10-5 Tuesday through Saturday, 1-5 Sunday. 1309 Montgomery/(817) 738-9215.
Dallas Historical Society. Through August, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution showing the history of American chairs in the 19th century. 9-5 Monday through Saturday, 1-5 Sunday. Hall of State, Fair Park/421-5136.
Gallery 13. A collection of illustrations by local commercial artists. 8-5 Monday through Friday. 3000 Harry Hines Blvd/744-1300.
NorthPark National Bank. Through the 15th, an exhibition of work by contemporary American artists, including Frank Stella, Claes Olden-burg, Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, and Robert Rauschenberg. 1300 NorthPark Center/363-9191.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus, featuring animal trainer Gunther Gebel-Williams, with 40 big cats – leopards, panthers, pumas, tigers, – and a herd of elephants. July 27-30 in the Tarrant County Convention Center; August 1-6 in Dallas Memorial Auditorium. Tickets at Sears stores, Central Ticket Agency in Fort Worth, and Preston Ticket Agency in Dallas.
Haymarket Theatre. The Kathy Burks Marionettes present Jack and the Beanstalk at 10:30, 1, and 4 each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Admission $1.25; group rates are available. Olla Podrida, on Coit Road between Forest Lane and the LBJ Freeway; call 233-1958 for more information.
YWCA. Working women can learn to overcome employment frustrations in a three-session seminar titled Women’s Action Plan for Job Satisfaction, at the Central YWCA, beginning August 10. 4621 Ross Avenue, 827-5600.
Baseball /Texas Rangers. Arlington Stadium. All games begin at 7:35. Tickets: Reserved $5-$6; bleachers $2 adults, $1.50 children 13 and under. Call 273-5100.
August 4, 5, 6 vs. Cleveland Indians
August 14, 15, 16, 17 vs. Chicago White Sox
August 25, 26, 27 vs. Kansas City Royals
August 28, 29 vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Football/Dallas Cowboys. Texas Stadium, 8 p.m. Tickets $6 and $10. Call 369-3211. Preseason home schedule:
August 5 vs. San Francisco 49ers
August 19 vs. Houston Oilers
August 26 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Rodeo/Mesquite Championship Rodeo. Every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., April through September. Off LBJ Freeway, at Military Parkway exit. Box seats $4; general admission $3 adults, $1.50 children 12 and under. 285-8777.
Soccer/Dallas Tornado. Ownby Stadium, SMU, 8 p.m. Tickets $3-$8. Call 750-0900.
August 5 vs. New York Cosmos
Thoroughbred Horseracing/Louisi-ana Downs. The Louisiana Downsracing season runs from June 30through November 26. Post time 1:15p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.Grandstand. $1, Clubhouse $2.50.Highway 80 East, Bossier City, Louisiana. Calf toll free, (800) 551-8622.