Arts and Entertainment PREVIEWS

May, like October, is the time for festivals. Seems everyone hits the streets and parking lots and other available open spaces for some sort of alfresco activity. This May, we’ve got everything from theater and symphony to bake sales and water skiing competitions in the open air. Take advantage of it: It’s your last chance before you absolutely have to turn the air conditioner on.


Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. “The Royal Hunter: Art of the Sasanian Empire,” a show of silver, bronze, gold, ceramics and textiles from seventh-century Persia, runs through May 21. “The Art of Ghana,” opening May 3, features 628 tribal artifacts. The work of San Antonio architect O’Neil Ford is the subject of an exhibit featuring photos, models and sketches starting May 21. The museum in Fair Park is open 10-5 Tuesday through Saturday, 1-5 Sunday. 421-4187.

Amon Carter Museum. Prints by Currier and Lves, Audubon and others are on display in the main gallery through May 28. Works by Martin Johnson Heade. Winslow Homer, Georgia O’Keeffe, Albert Bierstadt, Alfred Jacob Miller, Thomas Kensatt, George Caleb Bing-ham and Stuart Davis are featured in a display in the mezzanine gallery through May 21. Starting May 11. photographs by Laura Gilpin in the reception gallery. Mrs. William Fuller’s collection of American Impressionist art will be on display in the mezzanine gallery beginning May 26. Museum hours 10-5 Tuesday through Saturday, 1-5:30 Sunday. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. (817) 738-9215.

Kimbell Art Museum. Two exhibits of works by Louis I. Kahn are on display through June 4. “Sketches for the Kim-bell Art Museum” shows the development of the building’s design from 1967 to 1971. “Travel Sketches” consists of work done by Kahn on trips through Europe in 1928 and 1951. 10-5 Tuesday through Saturday, 1-5 Sunday. Will Rogers Road West, Fort Worth. (817) 332-8451.

Fort Worth Art Museum. Two exhibits open May 14: “The Modern Chair: Its Origins and Evolution” and a photograph collection, “Light on Fort Worth.” Also on the 14th, an outdoor laser sculpture by Rockne Krebs. 10-5 Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 Sunday. 1309 Montgomery. (817) 738-9215.

Dallas Historical Society. “Peter Mansbendel: A Swiss Woodcarver in Texas,” a collection of the immigrant artisan’s work, will be on display May 3-June 12. Monday-Saturday 9-5. Sunday 1-5. Hall of State. Fair Park. 421-5136.

Eastfield College Gallery. Student exhibition May 1-11. Monday, Tuesday and Friday 9 to 5; Wednesday and Thursday 9 to 7. 3737 Motley, Mesquite. 746-3180.

University of Dallas. University Gallery, Haggar Center. Through the 3rd, wood relief prints by Carol Summers. Through the 15th, the Senior Art Show: paintings, sculpture, graphics and ceramics. Monday through Friday, 11 to 3, Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4. 3113 University Ave., Irving. 438-1123.


Adelle M. Fine Art. Paintings, sculpture, drawings, and mixed-media works by 18 Denton artists. May 7-31. 9-5 Monday-Saturday, 1-5 Sunday. 3317 McKinney/ 526-0800.

The Afterimage. Photographic studies of Israel by Murray Riss, through the 27th. 10-5:30 Monday-Saturday. The Quadrangle, 2800 Routh/748-2521.

Allen Street Gallery. “Photography as Art – Art as Photography” through the 15th. 10-6 Tuesday-Saturday. 2817 Allen/742-5207.

Atelier Chapman Kelley. Wildflower watercolors by Chapman Kelley, light sculpture and photographs by Patricia Beck. 10:30-5 Monday-Saturday, 1-5 Sunday. 2526 Fairmount/747-9971.

Clifford Gallery. Gallery print show. 10-5:30 Monday-Saturday. 6610 Snider Plaza/363-8823.

Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery. Paintings, drawings, and graphics by Mark Tobey. 10:30-5 Monday-Saturday. 2425 Cedar Springs/747-0141.

Cushing Galleries. 17th-and 18th-century Oriental prints through the 19th. Opening the 21st, watercolors, oils, and ceramics by Charles McGough. 10:30-4:30 Monday-Saturday. 2723 Fairmount/747-0497.

Delahunty Gallery. Through the 15th, recent photos by Jim Malone. Opening May 20, paintings by six Chicago abstractionists. 11-5 Tuesday-Saturday. 2611 Cedar Springs/744-1346.

D.W. Co-op. Photographs by Ann Lee Stautberg, paintings and drawings by Frank X. Tolbert. 11-5 Tuesday-Saturday. 3305 McKinney/526-3240.

Five Hundred Exposition Gallery. Opening May 6, drawings, paintings, and sculpture by Donald E. Bell. 10-5 Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 Sunday. 500 Exposition Avenue/828-1111.

Phillips Galleries. Gunnar Anderson’s “Wonderful World of Children.” 10-5 Monday-Saturday. 2517 Fairmount/748-7888.

Quadrangle Galleries. New wildlife paintings by John Boone. 10-5:30 Monday-Saturday. The Quadrangle, 2800 Routh/748-9488.

2719 Gallery.’ West of Toyah,”’ a show of enamel-on-copper landscape paintings by Irwin Whitaker, opens May 7. Also on the 7th, an autograph party for Whitaker’s new book, A Potter’s Mexico, from 2 to 6. 2719 Routh/748-2094.


Dallas Theater Center. John Figlmiller and Preston Jones star in the world premiere production of The Firekeeper by Mark Medoff, author of When You Cornin’ Back, Red Ryder? Paul Baker directs this drama about a priest in New Mexico in the 1930’s. May 2-June 10. 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. 526-8920.

Theatre Three. Robber Bridegroom, an early American folk tale set to bluegrass music, plays May 2 to June 3. Call 263-0644 for tickets and show times. The Quadrangle, 2800 Routh.

Dallas Repertory Theatre. The Little Foxes, Lillian Hellman’s story of a woman who destroys her husband and drives her daughter away as she wins a financial victory over her brothers, runs through May 7. Show times: Thursday-Saturday at 8:15, Sunday at 3. $4.50 adults, $3.75 students and senior citizens, $3 children under 12. NorthPark Hall. 369-8966.

Dallas Minority Repertory Theatre. The New Brown Man: Imagenes, Thursday-Sunday at 8:15 through May 14. Adults $3.50, college students $2.50, high school and younger $1.50. Bethany Presbyterian Church, 4523 Cedar Springs. 522-3290.

Granny’s Dinner Playhouse. Marsha Wallace, the receptionist on “The Bob Newhart Show,” stars in The Owl and the Pussycat. May 2 through June 4, dinner shows Tuesday-Sunday, matinee on Sunday. 12205 Coit Rd. 239-0153.

Hip Pocket Theatre. Outdoor production of Peter Pan opens May 11 for a five-week run. Thursday through Saturday at 9. Dinner provided by the Backdoor Restaurant before the show. 9524 Highway 80 West, Fort Worth. (817) 244-5979.

New Arts Theatre Company. Happy End by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill opens May 23 and runs through June 25. 2829 W. Northwest Hwy. 350-5979.

Northaven United Methodist Church. Singles, an original play about the life of singles in Dallas. May 11-13 at the church, 11211 Preston Road. $3.50, proceeds to finance showing of the play at Dallas singles apartments. 363-2479.

Windmill Dinner Theatre. Bob Crane starring in Beginner’s Luck, May 2 through 29. Off-beat comedy group Ace Trucking Company opening May 30. Dinner shows Tuesday-Sunday, matinee on Sunday. 6532 E. Northwest Hwy. 363-4455.


UT/Dallas. Four movies a week in Founders North Auditorium. Shows at 7:30 and 9:30. May attractions include Distant Thunder, Young Frankenstein, and Rembrandt. On Tuesdays, films from South America. Call 690-2945 for a schedule.

UT Health Science Center. May 6, Dog Day Afternoon; May 13, Where’s Poppa?; May 20, Mean Streets; May 27, THX 1138. $1, 8 p.m. in Gooch Auditorium. 688-2168.

Granada Theatre, 3524 Greenville. New double features every two days. Classics, recent foreign and American movies, and an occasional first run.

Lakewood Theater, Abrams Road at Gaston Avenue. Double features for a dollar. Call 821-5706 for titles.


Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Fair Park, Music Hall. May 5 and 6, the 1977 Cliburn Competition winner, pianist Steven DeGroote, performs the Ravel Piano Concerto in G Major, with the Symphony conducted by Gunther Herbig. The orchestra will also be heard in the overture to Wagner’s Die Meistersinger and Beethoven’s “Pastorale” Symphony No. 6 in F Major. Superstar violin virtuoso Eugene Fodor appears with the Symphony May 18 and 20, performing the Khatchaturian violin concerto. Conductor Louis Lane leads the Symphony through some comparatively unfamiliar twentieth-century works by Mennin, Thompson, and Balakirev/Casella. On May 26 and 27, Eduardo Mata returns to conduct the final concert of the season, Mahler’s whopping Symphony No. 3, with contralto Lili Chookasian, the DSO Women’s Chorus, and the Texas Boys’ Choir. The last 8 O’Clock Pops concert, with conductor Erich Kunzel, is May 19. Call 692-0203 for tickets. Free park concerts: Akard Mall, May 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 at noon. Kidd Springs Park, May 7 at 6 p.m. Bishop College, May 11 at 7 p.m. Kiest Park, May 12 at 8 p.m. Samuell-Grand Park, May 13 at 8 p.m. Farmers Market, May 14 at 3 p.m. Reverchon Park. May 28 at 6 p.m. Flagpole Hill, May 29 at 7 p.m.

Metropolitan Opera. The Met spring tour, with its second-string casts and cut-down sets, makes a four-day stop at the Music Hall, May 11-13. Moussorgsky’s Boris GoJunov, with Jerome Hines in the title role; the new Met production of La Favorita by Donizetti; Puccini’s Madama Butterfly; and Mozart’s Don Giovanni, with Sherrill Milnes in the title role and the now-classic sets by Eugene Berman, will be the featured operas. Tickets are on sale at the State Fair Box Office, 6031 Berkshire Lane.

Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra. DSO concertmaster Eliot Chapo will conduct the orchestra, composed of outstanding high school musicians from the Dallas area, at 4 p.m. May 7, in Caruth Auditorium, SMU. Free.

Paul Vellucci Prize Fund Benefit. 8:15 May 18 at Meadows Art Museum, SMU. Baritone Thomas Goudie and pianist Mary Dibbern perform works by Beethoven, Schumann, Faure, and De Falla. Advance tickets 692-2587.

Mu Phi Epsilon and Dallas Museum of Fine Arts Concert Series. May 7: Enric Madriguera, classical guitar at 2; pianist Sid Norris at 3. May 21:2 o’clock, pianist Thomas Mayhew; 3:15, flautist Ann O’Neal. Free, in the museum auditorium.

SMU Meadows School of the Arts. SMU Wind Ensemble May 1 Community Concert Band May 5; both concerts free. On the 8th, the Dallas Civic Symphony presents an all-Wagner concert; $3, $1 for students. All concerts at 8:15 in Caruth Auditorium. 692-2573.

St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. May 21 at 4 p.m., an organ recital by Dale Peters. 8011 Douglas/363-5471.

Highland Park Presbyterian Church. Tedd Smith, pianist for the Billy Graham crusade, performs at 7:30 May 21. 3821 University Boulevard/526-7457.

Richland College. Free concerts in the Performance Hall: May 2 at 12:30, Rich-land Choir. May 5 at 8 p.m., Spring Choral Concert. The Richland Percussion Ensemble is featured in a jazz concert at 2 on the 7th. 12800 Abrams/746-4495.

Cedar Valley College. Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson plays at 8 in the Performance Hall. The free concert will be broadcast live by KERA-FM. 3030 N. Dallas Ave., Lancaster/746-4858.

Barber Shop Quartets. The Town North Chapter of S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A. presents the Townsmen Chorus Friday May 5 at 8 in McFarlin Auditorium. Tickets at Preston Ticket Agency, 239-2413.

NTSU. 1 O’Clock Lab Band plays for the Women’s Center of Dallas’ sixth anniversary celebration. Thursday the 11 th at 8 in the Little Theater at Dallas Convention Center. Tickets are $10; call 651-9795.


Dallas Metropolitan Ballet. Australian dancer Danilo Radojevic performs the Superboy solo (for which he won a gold medal in the Moscow Ballet Competition last summer) and a pas de deux with Ann Marie De Angelo of the Joffrey Ballet. Tickets for the performance are $3 to $5 with $10 patron tickets. May 6, 8 p.m. McFarlin Auditorium. 363-9311.


Baseball/Texas Rangers. Arlington Stadium. All games begin at 7:35 p.m. except twi-night doubleheaders (TN) which begin at 5:35. Tickets: Reserved $5-$6; Bleachers $2 adults, $1.50 children 13 & under. 265-3331.

May 12, 13, 14 vs. Baltimore Orioles

May 15, 16 vs. Milwaukee Brewers

May 17. 18 vs. Oakland A’s

May 26 (TN), 27, 28 vs. Seattle Seahawks

May 29, 30, 31 vs. Minnesota Twins

Golf/Byron Nelson Golf Classic. May 1-7, Preston Trail Golf Club. May 1 & 2: practice rounds. May 3: Celebrity Pro-Am ($8). May 4 & 5: First and second rounds ($10). May 6 & 7: Third and fourth rounds ($12.50). Prices listed are gate prices; advance tickets are cheaper. Season badge (all days) costs $35. 742-3896.

Golf/Colonial National Invitational, May 8-14, Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth. Daily tickets from $10 to $15. Season badge (all days) costs $34. For tickets and information, call (817) 926-4671.

Rodeo/Mesquite Championship Rodeo. Every Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m., April through September. Off LBJ at Military Parkway exit. Box seats $4; general admission $3 adults, $1.50 children 12 & under. 285-8777.

Ski Jumping/1978 International Ski Jump Classic. Water ski jump competition at Bachman Lake, May 20 and 21, featuring world record holder Wayne Grim-ditch (180 feet) and U.S. Women’s Champion Camille Duvall of Irving.

Soccer/Dallas Tornado. Ownby Stadium, SMU. 8 p.m. Tickets$3-$8. 750-0900.

May 3 vs. Tulsa Roughnecks

May 17 vs. Detroit Express

May 27 vs. Toronto Metros-Croatia

Tennis/World Championship of Tennis (WCT) Finals. May 9-14, Moody Coliseum, SMU. Tickets $4-$14; 750-0158. Also, in conjunction with the WCT finals, the Junior Tennis Championship, featuring four of the world’s top junior players.

Participation/running. “Spring Fever Run” for joggers, 9 a.m. May 13 at Bach-man Lake. Three- and six-mile races for men and women. Preregistration $2 at Park North YWCA or Doak Walker stores. Registration at the park is $3.50.


Fort Worth Mayfest. May 4-7 in Trinity Park. Arts and crafts, music, sports, and food. Admission $1, kids under six free.

Flower Mound “Great Town Foolery and Conglomeration.” Saturday the 20th, 10-6. Arts and crafts, swimming, sports, home-baked goods, etc. Community Center Park.

Sun Day and Solar Energy Fair, May 3, 5, 6, and 7 at Fair Park. Solar energy and energy conservation exhibits and programs. Call the Sun Day Center, 241-9133.

Dedication of the Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion, 3 p.m. Monday May 1.

Richland College. May 13, “Oklahoma Indian Tour.” 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Tour through Oklahoma featuring highlights of Indian history. $25. 2800 Abrams/746-4495.

Whiz Quiz. High school academic tournament. May 2, last quarter-final match; May 9 and 16, semi-finals; May 23, finals. 8 p.m. in the Dallas Christian College Auditorium.

Dallas Public Library. Tuesday noon brown bag cultural activities at the Central Library. May 2, Mexican dancers from St. Mary of Carmel School. May 9, “Gods and Gold of the Ancient World.” May 16, two films: “Rufino Tamayo: The Source of His Art” and “The Dot and the Line.” May 23, Thomas Goudie, Canadian baritone. May 30, contemporary dance by the Repertory Dance Company of the Southwest. 1954 Commerce. At the Pleasant Grove Branch Library, 1125 S. Buckner, “Tracking Bigfoot,” a family show presented by the Bigfoot Research Society of Dallas. May 20 at 3.

National Public Radio Arts Month. KERA, 90.1 FM, will broadcast special programs including a new production of the Gershwins” “Lady Be Good,” as well as plays and live jazz, folk and classical concerts.

SMU School of Continuing Education. Management seminars for women executives, May 25 and 26. Call 692-2339.


Dallas Theater Center. Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. through May 20. $2. 3636 Turtle Creek/526-8857.

Dallas Public Library. “Big Bird Loves Ballet,” ballet appreciation class for grades 1-8. Presented by Becky Ack-ridge of the City Arts Performing Division. May 4: Pleasant Grove Branch Library. 1125 S. Buckner, 11 a.m. May 6: Lakewood Branch, 6121 Worth, 3 p.m. May 13: Fretz Park Branch, 6990 Belt Line, 3 p.m.

Good deeds

Lions Club Hunter/Jumper Horse Show. Friday the 12th and Saturday the 13th at 8 in Fair Park Coliseum. $3, children under 12 free. Tickets at Sears and Preston Ticket Agency. Benefits Lions Club charities.

Delta Gamma Appraisal Clinic. Antiques and junk appraised for $5 per item. Sunday the 7th, 1 to 5. At the DeGolyer estate, 8525 Garland Road (by White Rock Lake). To benefit programs for the blind.

Big D Charity Horse Show. May 18-21 at Fair Park Coliseum. Benefits the June Shelton School.

Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion. May 20, benefit for the Dallas Museum ofFine Arts construction fund. Dinner,dance, all-night disco party and champagne breakfast. Donation $200 ($75 forjust the disco and breakfast). Call Mrs.Richard Finlay, 528-4 111.


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