Arts and Entertainment KEEPING UP

The only good thing most people find to say about February is that it’s short. We can do a little better than that. In fact, we’ve got a couple of good things to say about all 28 days of this February.

Wednesday, 1

Chill and gloomy February is a good time to stay indoors and improve your mind. At Mountain View, you can study real estate property management, meditation, divorce adjustment, basic survival, and – if you miss that one – how to write your own will. Call 746-4180. Rich-land College has community service courses in managing for retirement, solar energy basics, ESP, and cosmetics. 746-4494. The Women’s Center of Dallas (651-9725) offers help with sexual problems, assertiveness, and financial planning. The YWCA (827-5600) hosts sessions on single parenting (males invited), credit, health, and rape prevention. The Civic Garden Center has courses in taxonomy, tropical plants, pruning, plant care, and landscaping this spring. 428-7476.

February is a slow month on the Dallas sports scene. But tonight you have not one but two sporting events to choose from. At 7:30 in Moody Coliseum, the SMU Mustangs tip off for basketball against the Aggies of A&M. Or at 7:45 in Fair Park Coliseum, the Dallas Black Hawks face off for hockey against the Oilers of Tulsa.

Thursday, 2

Popkins has replaced Among Friends as the Theatre SMU world premiere production. This comic view of people seeking liberation will run through the twelfth at Margo Jones Theatre. 692-2573. Other Dallas theatre engagements: Sleuth at Theatre Three till the eleventh. 748-5193. The Theatre Onstage production of Little Mary Sunshine through the fourth. 651-9776. Las Vegas!! Las Vegas!! will run till the fifth at Granny’s Dinner Playhouse, 239-0153. The New Arts Theatre Co. will continue its production of Lulu though the nineteenth. 691-3215. Night of the Iguana will continue at the Dallas Theater Center through March 4. 526-8857.

Friday, 3

Guest artist with the Dallas Symphony tonight and tomorrow is pianist Radu Lupu, performing works by Williams, Grieg, and Britten. 8:15 p.m. Box office in NorthPark, 692-0203.

The University of Dallas Economics Club offers two lectures this month. This evening Byron F. Smith, Chancellor of the University and General Director of Texas Instruments, examines “The Role of the Board of Directors; A Perspective for the Future.” On February 23 Paul W. McCracken, of the University of Michigan, asks, “Can Economic Policy Be Managed?” 5:30 in Lynch Hall – free.

SMU takes to the water tonight against the University of Texas at 7:30 in Perkins Natatorium. If you just can’t make it to-night, you can try tomorrow afternoon at 4:00 and catch SMU vs. UTA vs. OU. (And this is one sport the Mustangs usually win.)

Saturday, 4

Manhattan Clearing House, Dallas’ experimental theater, stages a swashbuckling Kabuki interpretation of the Robin Hood legend. Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30, Saturday and Sunday at 2, 3420 Main, 651-1153. (Because of prior commitments, Toshiro Mifune will not appear as Little John.)

The Dallas Black Hawks continue their feud with the Fort Worth Texans tonight at 7:45 in Fair Park Coliseum. 823-6362.

Sunday, 5

Sweet soul music: The Second Annual Mountain View College Gospel Festival is held in the Performance Hall at 3. Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church sponsors an organ recital by William Teague, the organist of Saint Mark’s of Shreveport, at 10 a.m. Christ Episcopal Church holds the third in its Musica Dominica series of recitals, at 4 in the church. The recital features Barbara Marquart, the organist-choirmaster of Saint Andrew’s Episcopal in Fort Worth.

On the secular side, Mu Phi Epsilon and the Dallas Museum of Fine Artspresent the Allegro Chamber Music Group of Austin and the Dallas Baroque Ensemble at 2 in the museum auditorium. Free.

Violinist Ruggiero Ricci joins the Fort Worth Symphony tonight and Tuesday for a program by Smetana. Paganini, and Tchaikovsky. (817)921-2676.

Monday, 6

If you can’t stand a quiet Monday at home (or at work), a few galleries open their doors today. Rob Reese’s contemporary oils are at Adelle M. Fine Arts, 3317 McKinney. Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery, 2425 Cedar Springs, shows abstracts by Zanne Hochberg of Dallas. For a spur to your social conscience, visit The Afterimage, in the Quadrangle, and see “Lewis Hine in Texas. 1913.” a collection of photographs documenting child labor conditions.

Tuesday, 7

The Royal Shakespeare Company begins a five-day residency at the DCCCD. Workshops and solo readings are scheduled at all six campuses. At Richland they will perform scenes and songs about clowns and fools Thursday at 8:15. Call 746-4430. Another production. “The Green-eyed Monster,” wll be staged at Mountain View on Feb. 10. Call 746-4185.

Jacques Vallee of the Institute of the Future drops in at Richland to speak on Scientific Study of UFO’s. Free.

The Golden Gloves Boxing Championships begin tonight at the Dallas Convention Center and will continue through Saturday night the 11th. The talent is sometimes raw, but the action is always amazing when these kids strap on the gloves. Matches start nightly at 7 except on Saturday at 8. Tickets from $2 to $5.50 at Preston Ticket Agency and Sears. Where else can you get a ringside seat for four and a half bucks?

Wednesday, 8

According to The New York Times, the Joffrey II Company is “the best small classic ballet company in the country.” They will be making their area debut in Fort Worth at 8:15 in Landreth Auditorium on the TCU campus. (817) 731-0879.

The Dallas Black Hawks host Salt Lake City tonight in Fair Park Coliseum at 7:45, 823-6362.

Thursday, 9

Philosophic dramas by two Nobel laureates open tonight. At TCU, Right You Are (If You Think You Are), Luigi Pirandello’s treatment of noumena and phenomena, personal loss and schizophrenia, plays this weekend and next in the William Edrington Scott Theater. At 8:15 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, 2:15 Sundays. (817) 926-2461 ext. 245. Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit, about identity and perception, among other things, appears with The Respectable Prostitute at Manhattan Clearing House, 3420 Main, through the 25th. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8:30. 651-1153.

Friday, 10

SMU Cinematheque begins I978 with an American Comedy Festival. Through Sunday at 9 p.m.. Woody Allen”s Love and Death. (“It is impossible to experience one’s death objectively and still carry a tune.”) At 7: Chaplin’s Gold Rush on Friday, Carole Lombard and William Powell in My Man Godfrey on Saturday, Rosalind Russell and Cary Grant in His Girl Friday on Sunday.

Two voices from the country tonight: Nashville singer and comic Mel Tillis is the DSO’s 8 o’clock Pops star at the Fair Park Music Hall. Tickets at the Symphony box office in NorthPark. 692-0203. John Prine, folkie and composer (“Angel from Montgomery,” “Hello in There,”

“Illegal Smile”) sings at 7:30 in the Rich-land Performance Hall. Tickets: 746-4430.

Saturday, 11

Strictly for the kids: The Dallas Theater Center presents a musical for children, The Tiger in Traction, the story of a tiger that runs away from the circus. 10:30 Saturdays through March 25. 528-8857. Later, run by the Skyline Branch Library for a combined Lincoln and Washington birthday party. 2:30. Free.

You may see a few future champions inside the ropes tonight when the finalists in the Golden Gloves Boxing Championships let it fly at the Dallas Convention Center beginning at 8. Tickets from $2.25 to $5.50 at Sears and Preston Ticket Agency.

The Dallas Black Hawks continue their turnpike war with the Fort Worth Texans tonight at Fair Park Coliseum at 7:45. 823-6362.

Sunday, 12

Celebrate Lincoln’s Birthday with an outing to Granbury and lunch at Pecan Plantation. The tour leaves from Rich-land College at 9 a.m. For reservations call Pam Quinn at 746-4494. $14.

Monday, 13

The Hampton-Illinois Branch Library hosts a reception for artist Arthello Beck, whose work will be on display at the branch this month. 2210 W. Illinois at 7:30.

“Raymond Johnson’s penchant for humor is a ray of light in the dreary landscape of much concert dance,” The New York Times. Johnson’s dance company offers master classes in ballet and jazz today and tomorrow, and performs Wednesday at 7:30 in the Richland College Performance Hall. 746-4430.

Tuesday, 14

Celebrate connubial devotion and the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre at the Edison tonight. Roman Polanski’s Macbeth, the most stirring version since Throne of Blood, plays at 9:45. Richard III at 7.

Two local photographers, Charlie DeBus and Peter Feristen, display recent work at D.W. Co-op, 3305 McKinney. Opening Feb. 5. Phillips Galleries’ midwinter exhibition, opening the 13th, is their first show of French landscapes and marines by Theobald. Also featured are new works by regular contributors to the gallery collection. 2517 Fairmount.

Wednesday, 15

The Temple Shalom Arts Forum starts with a lecture by Thomas Hoving. When Hoving was the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s director, he brought the King Tut exhibit to the U.S., initiated an exchange with the Soviet Union, and persuaded Egypt to donate the Temple of Dendur to the Met. The ticket price is $15 and includes three lectures – Hoving plus over-achievers Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee (March 15) and former ambassador to Iran and C.I.A. director Richard Helms (April 19). For more information call 661-1810.

Fritz Lang’s first talking film featured the screen debut of Peter Lorre. M is Lang’s classic thriller about a child murderer pursued through Berlin by police and mobsters. 7:30 and 9:30 in Founders North Auditorium. 690-2945. Not for weak hearts.

Thursday, 16

Isaac Stern joins the Dallas Symphony under Eduardo Mata’s direction for an evening of Mozart’s music in memory of pianist Gina Bachauer. Admission is $25, to be donated to a fund in Bachauer’s name which will be used to showcase gifted young musicians in two concerts each year. 8:30 at Gooch Auditorium, UT Health Science Center. Tickets at the DSO box office, NorthPark, 692-0203.

Tonight offers what may be the biggest local basketball event of the year when the SMU Mustangs play host to the Arkansas Razorbacks at Moody Coliseum at 7:30. The nationally ranked hot-shooting Razorbacks are the best the Southwest Conference has produced in quite a while. If you only see one basketball game this year, this is the one.

If basketball’s not your game, catch the Dallas Black Hawks on ice against the Kansas City Red Wings tonight at 7:45 in Fair Park Coliseum.

Friday, 17

You won’t see them on Saturday morning TV, so catch these cartoons tonight at UT Dallas. From the 1908 Gertie the Dinosaur, through Max Fleischer’s Betty Boop series – including Minnie the Moocher, with a ghost who does a mean Cab Calloway impression – to the eloquent Barnbi Meets Godzilla. 7:30 and 9:30, Founders North Auditorium. 690-2945.

The Meadows School of the Arts presents faculty member Ronald Neal in a violin recital at 8:15 in Caruth Auditorium, SMU. $2.50 at the door – $1 for students.

Saturday, 18

Grab the popcorn and head for the movies: At 3 this afternoon the Polk-Wisdom Branch Library will show The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. 224-5506. Later today at 7 the SMU Cinematheque will run Woody Allen’s hilarious Bananas (did you know that J. Edgar Hoover was really a black woman?), and Mel Brooks’ The Twelve Chairs. Cost is $2 in McFarlin Auditorium.

It’s SMU vs. TCU tonight in basketball at Moody Coliseum, 7:30. 692-2901. The Dallas Black Hawks take on Salt Lake City tonight at 7:45 in Fair Park.

Sunday, 19

“Silver for the Gods: 800 Years of Greek and Roman Silver” gives aglimpse of life in the upper crustof ancient society. The exhibition at Fort Worth’s Kimbell Art Museum includes tableware and ornaments from 31 museums and collectors around the world. Back in Dallas, the Museum of Fine Arts continues its 75th birthday retrospective, “75 Years of Art in Dallas.” A history of the museum and the Dallas Art Association by longtime museum director Jerry Bywaters is on sale in the museum bookstore.

Just sit back and listen to the music: Bass-baritone Simon Estes appears at 7:30 tonight at Highland Park Presbyterian Church. Mu Phi Epsilon and the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts sponsor another in their concert series at 2 and 3:15 inthe Museum Audiorium. Both concertsare free.

Monday, 20

The USSR vs Dr. Mikhail Stern is a book transcribed from the first tape recording of a Soviet trial smuggled out of Russia. Dr. Stern, who served three years in a Soviet labor camp, tells his story at Shearith Israel at 8 p.m. David Schoen-brun, long-time radio and television reporter, shares the podium. Call 361-6606.

And at 8:15 at McFarlin Auditorium, the Dallas Civic Music Association presents pianist Aldo Ciccolini, winner of the Thibaud Competition and three time winner of the Grand Prix du Disque.

Tuesday, 21

You can choose from the whole spectrum of arts this evening. Andrew Oliver, Jr., lectures on “Silver for the Gods,” an international loan exhibition of Greek and Roman silver on display at the Kim-bell Art Museum in Fort Worth. Free tickets for the 7:30 lecture may be obtained in the museum bookstore. SMU offers a recital of chamber music under the direction of Larry Palmer. 8:15, Caruth Auditorium.

Dancer Annabelle Gamson comes to the NTSU Fine Arts Series. 8:15 at the University Theatre. 267-0651.

In After the Fall, opening tonight at Theatre Three, Arthur Miller probes the relationship between an intellectual and a sex goddess. 2800 Routh St, 748-5193.

Wednesday, 22

Seven Beauties was the nickname of a two-bit hoodlum known as “the monster of Naples” before World War II. It is also the title of Lina Wertmuller’s internationally acclaimed film, starring Gian-carlo Giannini as the desperate “Seven Beauties.” 7:30 and 9:30 in Founders North. 690-2945.

The Dallas Public Library and USA Film Festival jointly present In Quest of Cock-aboody: The Animated Films of Faith and John Hubley. A Smithsonian exhibit about the Hubleys and their award-winning art is at the library until March 10, when it moves to Owen Art Center at SMU. Doonesbury, Everybody Rides the Carousel, and Cockaboody (about children’s games, Virginia) are among the Hubley films being shown at the library concurrently with the exhibit today, Friday, March 1 and March 3 at 12:30 and 7:30 p.m. For more information call 748-9071 ext. 349.

Thursday, 23

B. F. Maiz reads and discusses his poems at the Richland College Performance Hall at 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. Free. Olga Tchikoboumskaya and the rest of the all-male Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo cannot buy their tutus off the rack. The technically proficient “Tracks” send up ballet classics, often by playing them straight. Presented by Theatre Three and the SMU dance department at McFarlin Auditorium. 748-5191.

Friday, 24

The Historic Preservation League is sponsoring a day-long workshop on the economics of building restoration. Speakers include builders, bankers, and tax experts with experience in building restoration. At the Adolphus Hotel, $25. Call 742-6955 for reservations and further information.

Sailing on White Rock Lake was never like this. Deliverance, James Dickey’s story of four men who have to fight more than the rapids to survive, will be shown at Founders North at 7:30 and 9:30. 690-2945.

At the Sweetgum Tree, hailed as one of the most nearly authentic native American plays to date, will be produced – tonight only – by the Dallas Minority Repertory Theatre. The cast includes many members of the American Indian Theatre Company. Call 528-4084 for ticket information.

Saturday, 25

Macheath’s back in town in The Threepenny Opera. Brecht’s “epic theater” combines vaudeville and cabaret to show the high rollers and low life of 1929 Berlin Great music by Kurt Weill: “Mack the Knife,” “Pirate Jenny.” “The Cannon Song,” and more. Opening tonight at the Bob Hope Theater, SMU at 8:15. Matinee tomorrow at 2:15. 692-2573.

“What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch?” See W. C. Fields drink The Fatal Glass of Beer, along with other Fields follies at the Audelia Road Branch Library, 10045 Audelia Road, at 3:30. Free.

Tom Landry and Darrell Royal will speak at the North Texas Metroplex Multiple Sclerosis Dinner of Champions. Donations of $50 or $100 per plate benefit MS research and therapy. Mo L’abbe, Charlie Waters, and Kyle Rote, Jr. will be there.

Sunday, 26

Nancy Chambers’ tabletop fantasy landscapes and Larry Bell’s multi-layered acrylic sheet sculptures are featured this month at Delahunty Gallery, 2611 Cedar Springs. At Clifford Gallery, 6610 Snider Plaza, a month-long show of Rick Maxwell’s works on paper (drawn with everything but pencil) begins Feb. 25.

At 4 p.m. Nicolas Kynaston, one of England’s finest organists, will perform at the First Presbyterian Church, Har-wood and Wood streets, under the auspices of the American Guild of Organists” Dallas chapter. Tickets are $4.50 at the door.

Monday, 27

The azaleas won’t bloom until next month, so come indoors to the Dallas Flower and Garden Show at Fair Park. The winter botanical extravaganza, entitled “Jardines y Flores de Mexico,” includes maria-chis, folk dancing, and a Mexican market and cantina. Bring the children. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., February 25 through March 4. $2.

Tuesday, 28

Texas is too much with us …

Swigging on longnecks, we lay waste our powers.

For a change of pace, try Noel Coward’s Design for Living, until April 3 at the New Arts Theatre Co, at European Crossroads, 350-6979. Or go to Fort Worth’s Orchestra Hall for a performance by the Texas Little Symphony. Concertmaster Sin-Tung Chiu is soloist. 926-8831.


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