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Arts and Entertainment KEEPING UP

By D Magazine |

“Daffodils, that come before the swallow dares, and take the winds of March with beauty.” That’s Shakespeare’s word about March, and we’ll let it stand even though in Dallas the daffodils generally take the winds of February.

Wednesday, 1

Luis Bunuel takes on the ecclesiastical establishment in The Milky Way (1968), showing at UT Dallas’ Founders North Auditorium, 7:30 and 9:30. Not for the pious. To get the UTD film calendar, call 690-2945.

San Francisco artist Maria Epes shows drawings, prints, and poems on hand made paper today through the 12th at the University of Dallas Gallery in Haggar Center. At Martin-Caraway-Martin, 616A Commerce Street, 50 bronze sculptures by Prince Monyo Nasturel are on display from mid-February through March 15. Also through the 15th, new paintings by Martha Gilbert and Don Scaggs at 2719 Gallery, 2719 Routh.

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

Thursday, 2

Two theater openings tonight: The Good Doctor is a collection of vignettes from Chekhov’s short stories as adapted by Neil Simon. At Theater Onstage through March 25. To reserve tickets, call 651-9766. In Calm Down, Mother, three actresses blend their own memories with Megan Terry’s script to illustrate critical times in the lives of women. At Manhattan Clearing House through the 12th. Call MCH (651-1153) about their modern dance workshop beginning this month.

Poet and short story writer Miller Williams speaks at the Richland College Performance Hall at noon and 6:30. Free.

City Lights was Chaplin’s last silent movie. The Little Tramp turns pugilist to pay for a blind flower girl’s eye surgery – a profile in courage. Free at 12:15 and 7:30. room W-197, Mountain View College.

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

Friday, 3

Don’t touch that dial if your radio is tuned to 101.1 FM. The Dallas Symphony/WRR-FM Radio Marathon runs from 6 this morning until midnight Sunday. Broadcasting from NorthPark, the DJ’s will play requests and offer generous donors premiums that range from T-shirts to an evening conducting the DSO.

If you think Rostropovich is hot stuff, wait’ll you hear Daniel Shafran. Russia’s “other cellist” joins the Dallas Symphony tonight and tomorrow for a program of Bruch. Tchaikovsky, and Dvorék. Eduardo Mata conducts. DSO box office in NorthPark: 692-0203.

The Fort Worth Opera’s biggest production of the year is Boris Godunov. The Mussorgsky spectacular shows Friday at 8 and Sunday at 2:30 in the Convention Center. (817)731-0833.

Saturday, 4

KERA-FM swings, bops, and cooks through the best of jazz every Saturday. Today, the first-Saturday-of-the-month blockbuster. On the 11th you can tune in Larry Martin’s Traditional Jazz. A Latin program scheduled for the 18th includes Brazilian jazz, jazz-rock, plenty of salsa, and a bit of reggae. On the 25th, catch scores from the movies. Every Saturday at 2 Dave Thomas hosts local talent playing live on the air. Already scheduled are Excavation (a big band). Joe Beneshan. Pyramid, and Don Jacoby.

Channel 13 opens Festival ’78, a 16-day series of special programs from the PBS national network. Between pledge breaks, watch for live broadcasts from the Grand Old Opry and the Metropolitan Opera, the public TV premiere of David Lean’s film of Great Expectations, and a 30-hour national entertainment marathon including the Big Band Bash.

The Black Hawks tangle with the Salt Lake City Golden Eagles at Fair Park Coliseum tonight at 7:45. 823-6362.

Sunday, 5

A fine Sunday for music. Mu Phi Epsilon alumnae perform in the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts Auditorium at 2. At 3:15, cellist Charles Lang and pianist Jan Worden take the stage. Both concerts are free. The Early Music Consort of SMU performs at 4 at Christ Episcopal Church, 534 W. 10th Street. At St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 8011 Douglas, hear a Lenten Concert by the Oratorio Choir and Orchestra. And today’s your last chance to hear “The Killer” – Jerry Lee Lewis, who still doesn’t sit down to play the piano, closes a six-day engagement at Granny’s Dinner Playhouse. 12205 Coit Road, 239-0153. There’s a whole lotta shakin’goin’ on at the Windmill, too. The Tina Turner Revue (sans Ike) performs every night, February 28-March 13. Windmill Dinner Theater, 363-6151.

The Dallas Tornado Soccer Club unveils their 1978 team today at 3 p.m. at Ownby Stadium. The visitor is Guadalajara of Mexico, in the only international game to be played in Ownby this season. This is also the only chance to see the Tornado at home before the regular season begins on April 1. Tickets $3-58, 750-0900.

Monday, 6

Two classic gag-and-thrill silents play the Edison Sunday and Monday. Buster Keaton co-stars with a train in The General: Harold Lloyd falls out of a window but lands on the roof in Safety Last.

Mountain View College’s Winter Theater Production is Secret Affairs of Mildred Wilde, by Paul Zindel. Tonight through the 11th. 8 p.m., Arena Theater.

The Dallas Civic Symphony plays concertos at 8:15 in Caruth Auditorium. Admission is S3.

The first ladies of professional tennis descend upon Moody Coliseum today as the Women’s Tennis Circuit arrives for the Virginia Slims of Dallas. Matches daily through Sunday, March 12th will feature such names as Evonne Goola-gong, Martina Navratilova. defending champion Sue Barker, and teenage sensation Tracy Austin. Series tickets: S30-S35: Individual day tickets: $5-$9. For match schedules and information. 750-8362.

Tuesday, 7

UT Dallas’ Tuesday series this Spring features movies from Latin America. Tonight, from Cuba, Adventures of Juan Quin Quin; March 14, The Pearl, beautifully photographed, from Mexico; March 28, Nilsson’s End of Innocence, from Argentina. At Founders North Auditorium, 7:30 and 9:30.

Free brown bag cultural events at noon. Take along your copy of Field Guide to the Wild/lowers to the Central Library. 1954 Commerce, where Tom Young presents a slide show to help you identify the blossoming beauties come Spring. At Richland College, you can hear a woodwind trio in the Performance Hall at 12:15.

Wednesday, 8

The Well-Tempered Cathode Ray Tube: Video artist Nam June Paik abandoned a career as a concert pianist to create on the TV screen images far beyond test patterns, “temporary difficulty with our video signal,” and The Gong Show. North Texas State University Fine Arts Series, 8:15 at The Lyceum.

You can watch Dustin Hoffman speak Italian (with someone else’s voice dubbed in) in Alfredo, Alfredo, a manic divorce comedy showing at 7:30 and 9:30 in Founders North Auditorium, UT Dallas.

The Edison presents two Hitchcock spy thrillers. The 39 Steps and The Lady Vanishes. Call 823-9610.

Thursday, 9

Mountain View College shows Warren Beatty in Shampoo– frothy, but it stings in spots. Free at 12:15 and 7:30 in room W-197.

Beethoven taught Czerny, who taught Liszt, who taught Martin Krause, who taught Claudio Arrau, who plays with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra this weekend. Eduardo Mata conducts a program of Haydn. Strauss, and Brahms tonight and Saturday at 8:15. and Friday morning at 10:30. Tickets: 692-0203.

The SMU Choir sings tonight: tomorrow the Community Band plays. Both concerts are free. 8:15 in Caruth Auditorium.

Friday, 10

SMU’s Eighth Annual Film Festival opens with a retrospective honoring director George Cukor. Mr. Cukor will be present to answer questions after the showings of My Fair Lady (with Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison). Born Yesterday (Judy Holliday and Broderick Crawford). Adam’s Rib (Katharine Hep-burn and Spencer Tracy). Gaslight (Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer). Holiday (Hepburn and Grant), and Dinner at Eight (with the Barrymore brothers, Harlow. and Wallace Beery). Two movies will show each night through Sunday. The festival uncorks with a champagne reception at the Village Theatre tonight: the rest of the screenings will be in the Bob Hope Theatre at SMU. The following week, through the 19th, will be devoted to new American films selected by a panel of critics. Friday the 17th is Animation Day, with four hours of the best new cartoons. Reserve your tickets early by calling 692-2979. On your way to the movies, stop by the gallery in the Owen Fine Arts Center at SMU to see the Smithsonian exhibit “In Quest of Cockaboody: The Animated Films of Faith and John Hubley.” On display will be original drawings, storyboards. and animation cels from the Hubleys’ cartoons, which include Doonesbury, Moonbird, and Tijuana Brass. The exhibit moves from the downtown library to SMU the 10th.

Saturday, 11

Down the turnpike with gun and camera: Sign up early for Richland College’s Fort Worth Garden and Museum Tour. $12 puts you on the bus to visit the Kimbell Art Museum. Botanic Gardens. Japanese Gardens, and Amon Carter Museum. Call 746-4444.

Dallas Convention Center is the place for sweet harmony tonight at 8:15. The Strictly Barber Shop Show includes four quartets and the Big D Singing Chorus. Call 388-4545 for tickets.

Dallas Ballet performs two new works at McFarlin Auditorium Friday through Sunday: artistic director George Skibine’s choreography of The Rite of Spring and Yacov Sharer’s Homage to Jerome Robbins. Call the box office, 526-1370.

The semifinal matches of the Virginia Slims of Dallas tennis tournament take the spotlight in Moody Coliseum today. 750-1370.

The Dallas Black Hawks continue their ice war with the Fort Worth Texans tonight at Fair Park Coliseum at 7:45. There’s no love lost between these two teams and this promises to be yet another grudge match. 823-6362.

Sunday, 12

Mozart’s Requiem, his last and (said Haydn) his best work, will be performed by the Chancel Choir and members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 3821 University Boulevard, at 7:30. At Caruth Auditorium, the SMU Chamber Orchestra plays at 8:15. Admission is $2.50. Tonight and Tuesday, pianist Steven de Groote, winner of the 1977 Van Cliburn Competition, joins the Fort Worth Symphony to play Ravel’s Concerto in G Major. Ticket information: (817) 921-2676.

The Virginia Slims of Dallas finals this afternoon in Moody Coliseum climax a week of women’s tennis at its best. On the line today is first prize money of $20,000. Yeah, you’ve come a long way. baby.

Monday, 13

Eugene Istomin, considered by Pablo Casals “one of the world’s greatest pianists,” comes to McFarlin Auditorium under the auspices of the Dallas Civic Music Association. Call 369-2210.

Tuesday, 14

The Richland Jazz Band gives a free lunchtime concert in the Performance Hall. If you’re downtown at noon, stop by the Library for a show of slides from the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts.

Three Men on a Horse by George Abbott, opens tonight at the Dallas Theater Center. Call 526-8857.

Wednesday, 15

A special showcase production by Theatre SMU, The Grass Harp is a pastoral drama by Truman Capote. Tonight through the 17th at 8:15, in the Margo Jones Theatre. Admission is $1.

Ben Bradlee, author of Conversations with Kennedy and editor of The Washington Post, speaks at the Temple Shalom Arts Forum this evening. The lecture is for holders of tickets to the entire series, which included Thomas Hoving in February and features Richard Helms in April.

Thursday, 16

“Poetry is the breath and finer spirit of all knowledge; it is the impassioned expression which is in the countenance of all Science.” Richard Wordsworth reads and discusses his ancestor William’s poems at 12:15 and 6:30 p.m. in the Rich-land Performance Hall.

Casablanca, in which no one says, “Play it again, Sam.” shows at 12:15 and 7:30 in W-197. Mountain View.

The Third Annual Spring National Sprint Car Race Series will be held today through Saturday on the hard, fast track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mes-quite. Defending champ Bobby Marshall of Dallas will be there.

Friday, 17

You might find a first edition of Penrod (1914, worth $100 with original dustjack-et; look for a misspelled word in the third line from the bottom of page 19) at the American Association of University Women booksale. Used books and records are on sale today through Thursday in the Gold Room at Wyatt’s Cafeteria, Mockingbird at Abrams. There will be a preview party Friday night, and breakfast Saturday with a program on writing and publishing. To donate books (tax deductible) call 824-5267.

Professor Peter Schickele is the only contemporary composer to rummage through the dusty atticful of music by P. D. Q. Bach, the last but least of Bach’s dozens of grandchildren. Recently discovered: a piece written for nine instruments which P. D. Q.’s granddad told him should never be played together – the No-No Nanette. Tonight the professor brings to the Dallas Symphony 8 o’clock Pops series the Howdy Symphony (no relation to Haydn’s Farewell Symphony) and Fantasieschtick for Piano and Orchestra, conducted from the piano or its vicinity. Box office at North-Park: 692-0203.

Ever heard of Barclay Plager? Dallas Hockey fans aren’t too fond of ol’ Barclay. You can pass your own judgement tonight when Barclay leads his Salt Lake City Eagles onto the ice against the Dallas Black Hawks. 7:45 at Fair Park Coliseum.

Saturday, 18

The Krassovska Ballet Jeunesse Annual Gala features Ivan Nagy. principal dancer with the American Ballet Theater, and Soili Arvola and Leo Ahonen, principal dancers with the Houston Ballet. The program includes “Aurora’s Wedding,” Act III of Sleeping Beauty; the Don Quixote pas de deux; and Les Svlphides. Tonight at 8 and tomorrow at 2:30 in McFarlin Auditorium. Tickets at Preston Ticket Agency and the DSO box office.

Sunday, 19

Swamp gas, aircraft clearance lights, planets in conjunction, and other phenomena are examined in the Richland Planetarium’s show on UFO’s. Every Sunday this month at 2 and 3:30 p.m., $l for adults. 50¢ for children.

Free concerts at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts: at 2 p.m., promising young singers: at 3:15. violinist Mary Northcutt. Free, in the Museum auditorium.

Tonight and tomorrow Truffaut’s The Wild Child, about the civilizing of a feral boy, plays the Edison.

The Black Hawks host the Kansas City Red Wings tonight at Fair Park Coliseum. Sunday games start earlier, at 7 p.m. 823-6362.

Monday, 20

Camp out at Granny’s Dinner Playhouse for the Frisco Follies, a troupe of female impersonators (not female, but impersonators) who stage lavish production numbers. “Back by popular demand.” What else can we say? March 7-April 2.

Violinist Ricardo Odnoposoff, visiting professor at North Texas State, gives a free public concert tonight at 8:15 in the Music Recital Hall. Call the NTSU music department about his lectures and pedagogy classes.

Tuesday, 21

The downtown library continues its Tuesday noon free cultural series with the Sweet Adelines, a female barbershop quartet. Next week, beginners’ instruction in wax sculpture, same time, same place.

Wednesday, 22

Two of Roman Polanski’s most chilling movies, The Tenant and Repulsion, each taking place almost entirely in an apartment, play tonight at the Edison. May aggravate claustrophobia.

Let’s face it. Wednesday night television is horrible. Give yourself a break and go take in some ice hockey at Fair Parx Col-iseum. Tonight it’s the Black Hawks vs. the Tulsa Oilers. 7:45. 823-6362.

Thursday, 23

Before he hit the really big time with The Exorcist, William Friedkin directed The Boys in the Band, a sensitive and sometimes hilarious film about homosexuals. Free at Mountain View College, 12:15 and 7:30 in W-197.

Lou Lyne’s weavings highlight a large group show at D.W. Co-op, 3305 McKin-ney, the 6th through the 30th. Bogomir Bogdanovic’s 12th annual solo show at Quadrangle Galleries runs March 13-April 10. “Silver for the Gods,” an international exhibition of ancient Greek and Roman silver artifacts, remains at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth though April 2.

Friday, 24

Pianist Emanuel Ax is “a young master . . . infinitely more of a colorist than most of his contemporaries,” wrote Harold Schonberg in The New York Times. Ax and soprano Irene Gubrud join the Dallas Symphony tonight and tomorrow at 8:15. Call 692-0203.

Saturday, 25

Get a sensory blast any weekend this month at the Richland Planetarium – a multi-laser light show with four-channel sound. Friday and Saturday at 7. 8:15, 9:30, and 11 p.m.; no late show Sunday. $2.50. A more practical but aesthetically less pleasing use of electromagnetic radiation will be demonstrated in a microwave cooking class at Mountain View. Today. 10 a.rn.-l p.m., $10. Call 746-4114.

Sunday, 26

The Roger Wagner Chorale gives an Easter concert at 7:30 at Highland Park Presbyterian Church. Eugene Ormandy’s and Leopold Stokowski’s favorite chorus will sing works of Renaissance, classical, and contemporary composers.

Monday, 27

The University of Dallas Gallery in Hag-gar Center exhibits 17th-century Greek and Russian icons March 13-31. At the Eastfield College Gallery, paintings and drawings by Sally Tobin. March 13-17 and 27-30.

Hear Marion Davies and the Chamber Music Trio in concert at SMU’s Caruth Auditorium at 8:15. $2.50. students $1.

Tuesday, 28

Three women fight for control of the Alamo Theater in “Texas City.” Paul Zin-del’s comedy Ladies at the Alamo opens tonight at Theatre Three. 748-5793.

Morris Moore and the Dallas Saxophone Quartet in the Richland College Performance Hall. Free at noon.

At 8:15 noted pianist Lorin Hollander performs with the Texas Little Symphony in Fort Worth’s Orchestra Hall. 921-2676.

Wednesday, 29

Now’s the time for jazz downtown. The King’s Club in the Adolphus Hotel features house band Moment’s Notice with Bill Tillman every evening, headline acts on weekends, and Tex-Mex from the kitchen. Don’t wait till the 29th to check it out – they’ve been open since January.

Thursday, 30

Eduardo Mata conducts the Dallas Symphony in an all-orchestral program tonight and Saturday at 8:15. Tickets: 692-0203. If you like yours Baroque, try the SMU Connoisseur Series tonight at 8:15 in Caruth Auditorium.

Friday, 31

Friday night at the movies. In Five Easy Pieces, gifted pianist Jack Nicholson squanders his talent and his life. Karen Black is perfect as the tacky girlfriend. 7:30 and 9:30 at UT Dallas. Day for Night. Truffaut’s gentle satire on moviemaking, kicks off the SMU Cinematheque’s “Films About Films ’ series in McCord Auditorium, upstairs in Dallas Hall. 692-3090. Three Stooges and Little Rascals shorts at the Fdison Theater, 823-96I0. Larry. Curly. Moe. Buckwheat. Spanky. Alfalfa et al. throw each other around a lot and generally act up.

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

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