A Warm Glow from the Canadian Border
Between Friends/Entre Amis is exactly what it claims to be – an official Bicentennial gift from Canada to the
United States. Like most gifts, it is pleasant and inoffensive, a collection of 220 very tasteful, very traditional,
decidedly upbeat photographs of mountains, wheat fields, parades, town meetings, and other elements of daily life
along the US-Canadian border. The exhibit tends to celebrate the rugged pioneer spirit while filtering out any
suggestion of the loneliness and hardship that go with living in minus-30-degree conditions six months of the year.
The men seem sturdy and self-assured, the women proud and resourceful. One gets the impression that the border is an
invigorating place to live, a frontier Eden where people still have control over their lives. Even the blizzards
look enticing, though one wonders if the editors ever spent awinter in Buffalo. Photography aficionados may take
issue with the largely conventional subject matter and findsome of the juxtapositions, likePlayboy bunnies and
Chippewa chiefs,a bit too cute, but there can be littledebate about the quality of the individual prints or the fact
that collectively they give off a nice warm glow.Between Friends/Entre Amis is thevisual counterpart of the
“good read.”The exhibit can be seen from January15 to February 16 at the Fikes Hall ofSpecial Collections, Fondren
Library,SMU. Hours are 8:30 to 5:00 Mondaythrough Friday. – David Dillon
Sculpture from India’s Golden Age
The Gupta Period (300-600 A.D.) was India’s Golden Age, comparable in cultural sophistication and artistic
achievement to the age of Pericles and the High Renaissance. From the northern provinces, art and ideas flowed out
not only to the rest of the country but to surrounding nations as well, until it could be said that all of Southeast
Asia had been “lndianized.” It was a period of great prosperity and luxury, aristocratic and emphatically urban. The
visual arts, theater, music, astronomy, mathematics, and literature nourished as never before or since. Nearly 100
bronze and stone sculptures from the Gupta Period (“Gupta” is a suffix attached to the names of all the rulers of
this period) will be on exhibit at the Kimbell Art Museum Jan 13-Feb 25. Religion was the chief motive and theme of
Gupta art, with gods and goddesses being the principal subjects. A sculptor never attempted to express new ideas in
his work, or make a personal statement or comment on the condition of contemporary society. His task was to present
a vision of the ideal.
The best Gupta sculptures combine ethereal graces and sensuous detail. The surfaces are usually simple, the bodies
supple, the expressions serene. These are images meant to inspire a viewer with thoughts of a transcendent,
immutable reality. So effectively did the sculptors conceal their own identities that we know the name of only one.
But we don’t really need to, any more than we need to know the names of the architects of the great Gothic
cathedrals or the composers of medieval songs and lyrics. Their creations speak for themselves.
– David Dillon
An American Premiere at the Theater Center
Back in the Sixties, the Dallas Theater Center staged a number of rather heavyweight plays, including Bertolt
Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Peter Weiss’s Marat/Sade, Jean Genet’s The Maids, and
Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape. If you feel an occasional pang of nostalgia for all that iconoclasm and
soul-searching, take note of the Theater Center’s upcoming production of The Devil’s General, which will be
directed by Harry Buckwitz (who also came here to stage the first two of the plays listed above).
Buckwitz, a prominent West German director, had a hand in setting off the Brecht explosion that spread outward from
German theaters in the Fifties, and he has kept active since then; in fact, at an international Brecht sym-; posium
held in Bonn recently, he pointed out that the cagey dramatist’s works are finally becoming old hat. Greater rewards
are now to be had, he said, from works that explore more personal aspects of human consciousness, and that’s just
what he has in The Devil’s General. Carl Zuckmayer, its author, set a trend for post-war German drama with
this play of guilt and responsibility, which premiered in Germany in 1948. The story is simple in outline: A
high-ranking Luftwaffe general, who has rebelliously refused to join the Nazi party and risen to high command
primarily through his love of flying, gradually realizes his moral culpability as he investigates a case of
sabotage. Zuckmayer has woven a number of elements into the play, so that it becomes, in addition, a rather
elaborate representation of German society in 1941: the brash Hitler Youth flexing its muscles, the scattered
fragments of the Weimar culture meekly carrying on, and the old soldiers still recalling the first big war.
Zuckmayer wrote The Devil’s General in something of a conventional well-made-play style (reading the script,
one is almost dizzied by the entrances and exits, and turns of plot fall predictably into line), but you can never
tell what a good director will do with material of this sort. Gogol’s Government Inspector, which has its
share of familiar elements, was completely revitalized by SMU’s Mesrop Kesdekian earlier this year. This production
will be the American premiere of The Devil’s General; though it was written in Zuckmayer’s self-imposed
American exile, it has evidently never been performed here. It opens Jan 23; for ticket information, call
– John Branch
Gilbert and Sullivan in Cowtown
Gilbert & Sullivan fans are like pizza addicts: Although capable of the finest discriminations, they find it hard to
resist any version of their great love. But though any version will provide sustenance, doing G&S really well is
hard. It requires voices of operatic caliber, a sense of delicacy in staging and comedy, and, for the real
cognoscenti, a strict adherence to the traditions laid down by the D’Oyly Carte Company, which has preserved
the canon for the past hundred years. Fortunately, the operettas themselves are sufficiently malleable to withstand
the most blatant violations of propriety and taste (Theatre Three did an excruciating Ruddigore in 1974), and
even the worst sung high school Pirates of Penzance can generate enthusiasm and gaiety. It is the spirit, not
the letter, that must be adhered to. A haughty Savoyard might adapt Lan-dowska’s famous pronouncement about Bach and
say to the amateur: “You may continue to do G&S your way; I shall do them their way.” But all ways can
lead to the palace of fun. One can only guess what liberties the Fort Worth Opera Association will take with
H.M.S. Pinafore on January 19 and 21 at the Tarrant County Convention Center. It is likely that the
production, owned by the New York City Opera, which has for years included G&S-in its repertory, will respect the
operatic nature of the work. City Opera’s Jack Eddleman, who did The Mikado for Fort Worth two seasons ago,
has staged and choreographed the production. Rudolf Kruger, general manager and musical director of the Fort Worth
Opera, will conduct. The set and costume designs are by Patton Campbell.
The cast is also largely borrowed from New York. All the leads are from the City Opera; James Billings as Sir Joseph
Porter, Charles Roe as Captain Corcoran, Henry Price (a Dallasite whom viewers will remember as the Des Grieux to
Beverly Sills’s Manon in last year’s live broadcast from Lincoln Center) as Ralph Rackstraw. Richard McKee will sing
Dick Deadeye. The women include Elizabeth Hynes as Josephine and Carolyn James as Little Buttercup.
Pinafore, or “The Lass That Loved a Sailor,” has remained one of the three most popular G&S staples. Tune
your ears to the clever patter of “When I was a lad,” which made Martyn Green a household word; thrill to the lyric
passion of the young lovers; delight in the ever-enchanting Gilbert and Sullivan dancing maidens; be prepared for
the intricacies of the Bell trio (“Never mind the why and wherefore”), the traditional show-stopper and
encore-rouser, which tries the vocal and physical stamina of all three singers.
Call (817) 731-0833 for ticket information. -Willard Spiegelman
Some of these films haven V opened in Dallas yet, but they should sometime in January. Commentary and ratings are
by Charles Schreger.
★ ★ ★ Must see.
★ ★ Good entertainment.
★ Not a total waste of time.
No stars – don’t bother.
The Big Fix. Mysteries and thrillers are returning to Hollywood. Some are conventional; others, like this
one, have a contemporary twist. Richard Dreyfuss, in his first film since The Goodbye Girl, is Moses Wine, a gumshoe
with a rathole for an apartment, a cynical disposition, a broken marriage, an oversupply of wisecracks, and a case
so complicated Philip Marlowe couldn’t navigate all the detours. The twist here is that Dreyfuss’ cynicism began
when he was a Berkeley radical. Roger Simon, who wrote the screenplay from his own novel, and director Jeremy Paul
Kagan extend this comedy-thriller beyond escapism. ★ ★
California Suite. Neil Simon, Alan Alda, Jane Fonda, Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith,
Waller Mat-thau, Elaine May and director Herb Ross (Turning Point, The Goodbye Girl). Can that mixture
possibly miss? Credit this movie for consistency if nothing else because Simon’s story of five couples who come to
the Beverly Hills Hotel-one for a nephew’s bar mitzvah, another to decide who gets custody of the daughter, a pair
of doctors on vacation with their wives, and the last couple to attend the Academy Awards-strikes out in every
episode. The slapstick isn’t funny, the drama isn’t wise, and the humor isn’t witty.
Days of Heaven. Three nomads, Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, and Linda Manz, drift into the life of a wealthy
wheat farmer at the turn of the century in Terrence Malick’s brilliant new work, his first since Badlands.
The photography by Nestor Almendros and Haskell Wexler is breathtaking. And the acting – listen to the rhythm of
Manz’s narration -appears effortless. This is an American art filmof the highest order, poignant, funny, andwise.
Don’t miss it. ★ ★ ★
Death on the Nile. Old fashioned, well plotted, stylized movies are still alive: Here’s proof. Peter Ustinov
is Agatha Christie’s witty and logical Belgian sleuth, Hercule Poirot, in Egypt on the trail of murder, intrigue, a
wealthy heiress, and a stolen lover. Everyone on board a Nile steamer – including Bette Davis, Mia Farrow, Angela
Lansbury, Jack Warden, George Kennedy, and Maggie Smith – is a suspect. Don’t tire yourself trying tooutsmart
Poirot. Sit back and enjoy the lovelysettings, the wonderful characterizations, andthe witty dialogue. This is the
follow-up toMurder on the Orient Express, and at lastHollywood has made a sequel superior to theoriginal. ★ ★
Force Ten from Navarone. A sequel to The Guns of Navarone, but it really isn’t a sequel, just an
old-fashioned war movie about a team of soldiers on an impossible mission. Robert Shaw, Edward Fox, Harrison Ford,
and Carl Weathers have to blow up a bridge to save the Allies from certain defeat. Except for Fox, the cast members
appear to be walking through their parts. The film’s excitement comes from Guy Hamilton’s taut direction and Robin
Chapman’s clever screenplay.★ ★
King of the Gypsies. Further evidence that Hollywood likes nothing better than to remake itself. As if there
haven’t already been enough Rocky and Godfather clones, here’s a cross between the two. This Dino De
Laurentiis production, written and directed by Frank Pierson (A Star Is Born) follows a New York gypsy clan
through three generations. Eric Roberts makes a promising debut as the reluctant heir to the throne. Shelley Winters
sets a new standard for ugliness as queen of the tribe. Also features Sterling Hayden, Susan Sarandon, Judd Hirsch,
and Brooke Shields.★
Lord of the Rings. Ralph Bakshi (Fritz the Cat, Wizards) gets very high marks for boldness. Attempting
to turn J.R.R. Tolkien’s trilogy into a feature film was an ambitious project. To accomplish the task he developed a
new approach to animation, filming the action with live actors, then drawing the cartoons over the film. On screen,
however, the fantasy isn’t enchanting, which is what even an adult fable must be. For Tolkien freaks and students of
The Love Bug. Everyone’s favorite Volkswagen, Herbie, is back for one last shot on the big screen before his
television debut next yeat. The Disney Studios have been turning out so many lame live action films of late that
it’s good to see this one again as a reminder that G-rated family movies can be mindless and fun. Dean Jones
stars as a down on his luck race car driver who finds fortune and a friend in a beat up VW.★ ★
Magic. Anthony Hopkins is a magician-ventriloquist who splits from the pressures of New York City to visit
his high school girlfriend (Ann-Margret) and proceeds to crack up, talk to his dummy, and kill a few people. Joseph
Levine produced this adaptation of William Goldman’s thriller, which means it’s supposed to be a big deal. But it’s
nothing more than an extended “Twilight Zone” episode, although not nearly as spooky, witty, or well-acted. Also
stars Ed Lauter and Burgess Meredith. ★
Midnight Express. If ever a true story qualified as a nightmare, it is the story of Billy Hayes, a
20-year-old American busted in Turkey for smuggling hash and sentenced to life imprisonment. As directed by Alan
Parker from Oliver Stone’s powerful screenplay, the picture is tough, gruesome, and unrelenting. Impressive
performances by Brad Davis, John Hurt and Randy Quaid. ★ ★
Movie Movie .A double dose of nostalgia that both salutes and satirizes the films of the forties. A pair of
features crowded into two hours directed with good-natured self-consciousness by Stanley Donen: The first half
follows a delivery boy who turns boxer to earn enough money for his sister’s operation; part two sends up the
Hollywood musicals, as a dying producer picks a chorus girl out of the lineup and makes her a star. Not particularly
weighty, but witty and unusual. Stars the always excellent George C. Scott. ★ ★
National Lampoon’s Animal House. John Belushi is a slob – a gross, belching, beer drinking animal named
Bluto. He’s a fairly typical member of the Delta House fraternity. Co-produced by the chairman of the National
Lampoon magazine, Matty Simmons, this comedy set at a college in 1962 will not win any awards for subtlety. But
if you like your humor in broad strokes and aren’t easily offended, you’ll enjoy this one. ★ ★
Paradise Alley. This is Sylvester Stallone’s third Rocky. He began with the original Philadelphia
schlub turned heavyweight contender, then Rocky as union organizer in F.I.S.T., and now the wrestling
Rocky as if rewritten by Damon Runyon. It’s an old-fashioned rags to riches story with a plot begging to be
forgiven. In a nice twist, Stallone, who also wrote and directed, gives the Rocky role to the hulking Lee Canalito;
Sly plays the scheming brother. Stallone’s still a one-note actor, but in this movie he displays a charming comic
presence. ★ ★
Same Time, Next Year. One of the best acted and directed films of the year. Also one of the most successful
and refreshing screen adaptations of a stage play ever. Ellen Burstyn and Alan Alda are enchanting as a couple
happily married to other people who meet once a year for an adulterous weekend at a northern California resort. The
story’s premise is artificial, but Bernard Slade’s characters are so richly drawn and the performances are so strong
you’ll want to believe it. ★ ★ ★
Slow Dancing In The Big City. The role of a Jimmy Breslin-ish columnist was the chance of a lifetime, and
Paul Sorvino proves how deeply he can penetrate a character. This is the movie that will make him a star. Director
John Avildson (Joe, Rocky) and Anne Ditchburn, a dancer making her screen debut, make sizeable contributions,
but it’s Sorvino’s picture. The plot is hokey and implausible. Bring at least two hankies for the final 15 minutes
when Ditchburn dances her heart out for the columnist she loves. ★ ★
Wateship Down. Certainly the only way to turn Richard Adams’s fable of a group of rabbits who abandon their
doomed city for a new home and freedom was to animate it. Then again, there was no burning need to make a movie of
Adams’s novel. Martin Rosen, who had never made an animated film, produced, wrote, and directed. Nice try, but no
The Wild Geese. Is this tale of mercenaries in Africa an adventure story? A comedy? A Harold Robbins novel? A
melodrama? A spy caper? A political tract about apartheid? Whatever it is, it’s awful (also excessively gory) and it
stars Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Hardy Kruger, and the usually slick Roger Moore.
The Wiz. Unleash the superlatives. Here is one big, lush, expensive, talent-packed Wow. This screen version
of the long-running Broadway musical is perfect from start to finish. Just when you think the picture can’t possibly
hit another peak, Lena Horne as the good witch comes on to sing “Believe” and blows the whole film apart. Tony
Walton’s costumes, Oswald Morris’s photography, Charlie Smalls’s music, Albert Whitlock’s special ef fects, Sidney
Lumet’s direction, and the performances by Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, and Nipsey Russell can’t be praised enough.
★ ★ ★
Granada. Dec 31-Jan 1: Pumping Iron and Marjoe. Jan 2: The Conversation. Jan 3, 4:
The Thin Man and After the Thin Man. Jan 5, 6: Looking for Mr. Goodbar and The Tenant.
Jan 7, 8: Chinatown and Rosemary’s Baby. Jan 9: And Now My Love and Bobby Deer-field.
Jan 10, 11: Wages of Fear and Dia-bolique. Jan 12, 13: All This and World War 11 and
Magical Mystery Tour. Jan 14, 15: Woman in the Dunes and Sandakan 8. Jan 16: Three Women
and The Virgin Spring. Jan 17, 18: That Obscure Object of Desire and Belle du Jour. Jan
21-22: Camelot. Jan 23: / Am a Camera. $2.50, $2.25 students and over 65, $1.50 children. 3524
Greenville. Call 823-9610 for showtimes.
Great Leaders of World War II. Jan 6: Douglas MacArthur: Supreme Commander, Pacific Theater. Jan 13:
Erwin Rommel: Field Marshal of the German Army. Jan 20: Georgi Zhukov: Marshal of the Soviet Union.
Jan 27: Sir Arthur “Bomber” Harris: Marshal of the Royal Air Force. Free. 2 pm, Casa View Branch Library,
10355 Ferguson. 328-4113.
Katharine Hepburn Retrospective. Jan 26-28 at 7:30. Showings of Little Women, A Woman’s
Face, and Philadelphia Story. George Cukor, who directed all three films, will be onstage for discussions
with the audience. $2.50 single ticket, $7.50 for the series. Bob Hope Theatre, Owen Fine Arts Center, SMU.
Kimbell Art Museum. Films to accompany the exhibition of Gupta sculpture from India. Jan 13-Feb 3: Phantom
India, documentary by Louis Malle. Saturdays at 2 pm. Jan 21-Feb 25: Hinduism: The Many Paths to God.
Sundays at 2 pm. Feb 10-24: The Apu trilogy, story of a family in a Bengali village. Saturdays at 2 pm.
Will Rogers Road West. Fort Worth. (817) 332-8451.
Lakewood Theater. Double features for a dollar. 1825 Abrams. 821-5706.
University of Texas at Dallas. Jan 10: Philadelphia Story. Jan 12: California Split. Jan 17:
Zazie dans le Metro. Jan 19: Beat the Devil. Jan 24: The Seventh Seal. Jan 26: Silent
Running. Jan 31: Triumph of the Will. $1, 50C under 17 and over 65. Founders North Auditorium, Floyd and
Campbell Roads, Richardson. 690-2945.
The Cave Dwellers. Jan 4-21. This is a good example of what makes William Saroyan so annoying: He
writes moving dramatic poetry, but makes it convey half-baked ideas and sloppy sentiment. He once claimed to have
been a predecessor of Samuel Beckett, and this 1957 play, about an assortment of actors living in an abandoned
theater, occasionally reminds one of Beckett’s Endgame. What it turns out like on stage depends greatly on
the cast and director; it will by no means play itself. This company’s last major production – the Stephen Sondheim
musical Company – went extremely well. Thurs-Sat at 8; Sun at 2. $4, $3.50 students & over 65; $5 opening night.
Theatre Onstage, 2120 McKinney. 651-9766.
The Devil’s General. Jan 23-Mar 3. Carl Zuckmayer’s play, set in Germany in 1941, has a little of
everything: suspense, soul-searching, romance, even a nasty Gestapo agent. It’s basically well-constructed, though,
and it’s being staged by Harry Buckwitz, a West German director of considerable talent. For more information, see
page 27. Tues-Fri at 8, Sat at 8:30; matinees Wed at 1:30, Sat at 5. $5-7.50. Dallas Theater Center. Kalita
Humphreys Theater. 3636 Turtle Creek. 526-8857.
Diaghilev. Jan 17-Feb 17. A new play by Marty Martin in which actor Julian Gamble (last seen as Ernst
Ludwig in New Arts’ Cabaret) portrays the founder and director of the Ballets Russes. Considering the people
with whom Di-aghilev worked – Bakst and Picasso designed for him, Stravinsky and Satie composed for him, Nijinsky
and Pavlova danced for him – it’s almost a shame that this is a one-man show. Wed-Sat at 8, matinees Jan 28 & Feb 11
at 2:30. $5 & $6.50. New Arts Theatre Company, 2829 W Northwest Hwy. 350-6979.
A Disposable Woman. Through Jan 6. A new play by the DTC’s Frederic Hunter about a middle-aged widow coping
with grief and a suitor. Tues-Fri at 8, Sat at 8:30. $4.50. Dallas Theater Center, Down Center Stage, 3636 Turtle
Last of the Class. Jan 9-Feb 11. Starring Tom Ewell. Tues-Sun at 6, Sun matinee at noon. $7.95-11.95.
Country Dinner Play-house, 11829 Abrams. 231-9457.
The Late Christopher Bean. Jan 11-14. 17-20. A wry comedy about a sturdy New England family and their
connection with a great artist. Written in 1932 by Sidney Howard, author of They Knew What They Wanted and The
Silver Cord. Evenings at 8:15, Sun matinees at 2:15. $4 weekdays and Sun, $4.50 Fri & Sat. Fort Worth Community
Theatre, 3505 W Lancaster, Fort Worth. (817) 738-6509.
The Runner Stumbles. Jan 2-27. Milan Stitt’s melodramatic but gripping play based on a true story
about a priest who murdered a nun. Directed by Jac Alder. Tues-Thurs at 8, Fri & Sat at 8:30, Sun at 2:30 & 7.
$5.50-6.50. Theatre Three, 2800 Routh in The Quadrangle. 748-5191.
A Texas Trilogy. Through Jan 13. In staging this revival of Preston Jones’s three Bradley-ville plays,
Paul Baker (who also directed the original productions here) has underscored both the comedy and the pathos a bit
too heavily here and there, but he and his cast have done full justice to the warmth and geniality of the plays.
Tues-Fri at 8, Sat at 5 & 8:30, Wed at 1:30. $5.50-7.50. Dallas Theater Center, Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636
Turtle Creek. 526-8857.
A University Players Revue. Jan 25-27 at 8:15. Original skits by members of the University Players.
$2.50, $1.50 students & children. Studio Theater, North Texas State University, Denton. 267-0651 (metro).
Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Jan 4 & 5 at
8:15, Jan 7 at 2:30: The second half of the DSO’s season begins with Eduardo Mata conducting two big pieces that
should test the orchestra’s (and especially the string section’s) versatility: Schubert’s wonderful Symphony No. 5
in B flat, and (with the Dallas Symphony Chorus) the complete “Daphnis et Chloé” by Ravel. Jan 12 & 13 at 8:15:
The Symphony next plays an international program, with Mata conducting Schuman’s vigorous and rhythmic “American
Festival Overture,” Or-bon’s Tres Versiones Sinfonicas and Kodaly’s “Hary Janos” Suite. The dazzling
23-year-old old cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who has already appeared with Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic, with
Rostropovich and the National Symphony, and with “The Friends of Isaac Stern,” will join the DSO to play Bloch’s
“Schelomo,” a cello concerto that takes its themes from Jewish folkmusic. Jan 18 & 20 at 8:15, Jan 21 at 2:30:
The DSO turns again to Schubert, this time his “Rosamunde” Overture, a wistful, enchanting work full of
Schubertian melody. Mata began the DSO’s “Second Season” two years ago with an erratic performance of Stravinsky’s
Rite of Spring; this year he’ll do the composer’s Suite No. 1 and Suite No. 2 for Small Orchestra, pieces
that exult in folk influences. Also on the program will be Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements. Pianist Joseph
Kalichstein, the last winnner of the formidable Leventritt Piano Competition – in 1969 – will perform Bartok’s Piano
Concerto No. 2, a percussive and brassy piece with a demanding and dramatic piano part. Jan 26 & 27 at 8:15:
Spanish pianist Joaquin Achucarro performs Ravel’s rugged Concerto in D for the Left Hand and Manuel de Falla’s
showpiece for piano and orchestra, “Nights in the Gardens of Spain.” Last year’s DSO performance (under Leonard
Slatkin’s baton) of Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony demonstrated the grandeur this composer could call up in the
orchestra; this week Mata and the DSO show what they can do with Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2, a sunny work brimming
with melodic inventiveness. $3.50-12. Music Hall, Fair park. Tickets at Symphony Box Office, Titche’s NorthPark.
Amadé Trio. Jan 16 at 8:15. Trio-in-residence at Cornell, the Amadé plays 17th- and 18th-century muic on
original instruments: Sonya Monosoff, baroque violin; John Hsu, baroque cello; and Malcolm Bilson, an exact replica
of a 1780’s Viennese “fortepiano.” To modern ears, these instruments sometimes sound wheezy and tinkly, but their
light, articulate style recreates the music of the classical period as its original audiences heard it. The Amadé
tours widely and has several compelling LP’s out, and in Dallas they will play trios by Haydn (E flat Major), Mozart
(C Major, K. 548), and Beethoven (C Minor, Op. 1, No. 3). They’ll also hold a master class (open to the public), Jan
17 at 3 pm. The concert is $4. Caruth Auditorium, SMU. 692-3342.
Donna O’Steen Edwards. Jan 14 at 4. Winner of the Dealey Award, Fulbright student, and currently a member of
the performance faculty at TCU plays an all-sonata program: Mozart’s D Major (K. 331), Beethoven’s Op. 53
(“Waldstein”), and Brahms’ C Major (Op. 1). Sigma Alpha Iota Twilight Musical Series. Free. Jonsson Center
Performance Hall, University of Texas at Dallas. Floyd and Lookout. Richardson. 690-2982.
Nathan Ensign. Jan 22 at 8:15. Guest organist of the American Guild of Organists. Ensign, a TCU
graduate, was a Fulbright student in France, where he won the Debussy Award and several other prizes. Music by
Tournemire, Franck, Bach, Duruflé, Langlais, and Cou-perin, on the big four-manual organ in Ed Landreth Auditorium,
TCU. Fort Worth. (817)921-7810.
Jane Olivor. Jan 19 at 8. Symphony Eight O’Clock Pops Series. A Brooklyn-born former secretary, Olivor
sings popular ballads in a way that touches audiences from Carnegie Hall to the “Tonight Show.” $3.50-9.50. Music
Hall, Fair Park. Tickets at Symphony Box Office, Titche’s NorthPark. 692-0203.
Collegium Musicum. Jan 23 & 30 at 8:15: The company performs early music on rare instruments. Directed
by Dr. Cecil Adkins. Free. Music Recital Hall, NTSU School of Music, Demon. (817)267-0651.
H.M.S. Pinafore. Jan 19 & 21. Fort Worth Opera Association. Tarrant County Convention Center. For more
information see page 27. (817) 731-0833.
ROSS Powell. Jan 29 at 8:15. Clarinet recital. SMU. Caruth Auditorium, $2.50, $1 students. 692-3342.
Ralph Votapek. Jan 16 at 8. The Grand Prize winner of the 1962 Van Cliburn Competition opens the 1979
Cliburn Lecture-Performance Series, a treat of a show that has brought Aaron Copland, Ruth Laredo, and Ivan Davis to
Fort Worth. Votapek, the only American winner of the Cliburn contest, studies with Rosina Lhevinne, concertizes
widely in the U.S., South America, and the U.S.S.R., and is currently artist-in-residence at Michigan State. William
Edrington Scott Theater, 3505 W Lancaster. Fort Worth. (817) 738-6509.
The Young Americans Salute Richard Rodgers. Jan 13 at 8. Company of 40 performs works by Rodgers and
Hammerstein, Hart, and Sondheim. Sponsored by Community Concerts of Garland. Season tickets only (memberships still
available). $12 adult, $6 student, $30 family. South Garland High School, Colonel & Broadway, Garland. 278-0434.
Andrew’s. One of Dallas’s better bars, impeccably crafted with paneled walls, hardwood floors, and antique
furniture. Best features are the outdoor courtyard and the bargain drinks, its worst the occasional folk music.
Happy Hour, daily until 7. Mon-Fri, 11-2; Sat and Sun, noon-2. AE, MC, V. 3301 McKinney. 526-9501.
Bagatelle. One of the best places for jazz listening, it’s also a comfortable, dimly-lighted bar with low
couches and music that doesn’t prevent conversation. Thurs-Sat, Paul Guerrero’s jazz combo; Sun and Mon, vocalist
Nancy Paris and guitarist Chris DeRose; Tues and Wed, vocalist Jeanne Maxwell and pianist Charles Prawdzick.
Entertainment Thurs, 9-1; Fri and Sat, 9-1:30; Sun and Mon, 8:30-11:30; Tues and Wed, 8:30-12:30. Bar hours: Thurs,
noon-1; Fri and Sat, noon-2; Sun-Wed, noon-mid. All credit cards. Reservations Fri and Sat. 4925 Greenville.
Cardinal Puff’s. A favorite of the quieter SMU set, it’s a bright, friendly place with no pretensions. In
warm weather, enjoy the decked beer garden; in colder months, the greenhouse with fireplace. Excellent sandwiches
and munchies; beer and wine only. 4615 Greenville. 369-1969.
Chelsea Corner. A little over-ferned and antiqued, but well-designed enough to permit you to find a quiet
corner and escape from both the collegiate clientele and the folk singers, if you wish. Excellent drinks – they
serve Johnny Walker Red off the bar, and Happy Hour lasts from 11:30-8 every day. Mon-Fri, 11:30-2; Sat, 12-2; Sun,
1-2. AE, MC, V. 4830 McKinney. 526-9327.
The Embers Lounge. Forget that the bar is stocked like your Uncle Ed’s, that it’s only a waiting place for
tables for the Southern Kitchen restaurant which houses it: On Saturday nights, the Embers becomes one of the best
jazz bars in Dallas; pianist /vocalist Al Dupree could give lessons to Bobby Short. Saturday, 7:30-10:30. All credit
cards. Southern Kitchen East, 6615 E. Northwest Hwy. 368-1063.
The Enclave. Attracting mainly an over-30, well-heeled crowd, the Enclave tries to be a class joint, and it
succeeds in terms of drinks, attentive service, and low lighting. It and pianist-vocalist Gene Albert suffer,
however, from the over-size sound system that makes the live music sound just like Muzak. Albert performs solo
during Happy Hour, 6-8:30 Mon-Sat; two sidemen join him from 8:30 till 12:30 on weeknights and until 1:30 on
weekends. Mon-Thurs, 11:30a.m.-2:30p.m., and 5-12:30 on weeknights; weekends until 1:30. All credit cards. 8325
Walnut Hill. 363-7487.
Faces. Dallas’s showcase club for “progressive country,” the “Austin sound,” or whatever you want to call it.
Lots of Austin-based regulars mixed with an occasional national name that’s not in the country mold (like Elvis
Costello), some rock, and a few blues and jazz performers. A beer-drinking, good-time crowd in a mock-rustic,
nouveau honky-tonk setting. $10 cover New Year’s Eve. Dancing. Daily, 8-2. No credit cards. 4001 Cedar Springs.
Greenville Bar & Grill. Billed as Dallas’s oldest bar, brought back to life as a neighborhood gathering spot
for Lakewood / East Dallas. A comfortable place to drink, talk, and munch burgers. Lunch Mon-Fri: Francis Reele,
pianist and singer. Tues & Sat: pianist Alex Moore, blues and jazz. Thurs & Sun: Hal Baker and the Gloom Chasers
play Dixieland. Food served 11 a.m.-midnight. $1 cover Thurs &Sun. 2821 Greenville. 823-0834.
The Hop. This small but friendly pub has the best munchies in Fort Worth – fried okra and eggplant, for
example, pitchers are $1 every Wednesday after 2. The crowd is a happy amalgamation of college students and
families. Mon-Sat, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sun, 4 p.m.-l a.m. MC, V. 2905 W. Berry, Fort Worth. (817) 923-7281.
Ichabod’s. The best of the Greenville Avenue bar/disco/restaurants, a long, elliptical place with tiered
seating all around. Good drinks and service; always crowded. Daily, 5-2. All credit cards. Old Town in the Village.
J. Alfred’s. A good spot for an afternoon beer, but the mixed drinks are mediocre. Usually no place to sit
during Happy Hour, when it’s packed with surly-looking regulars. No credit cards. Mon-Sat, 11-2; Sun, 12-2. 4217 Oak
Jason’s. The decor is obnoxiously funky-chic and the service cavalier, but the diverse and excellent
entertainment – usually jazz – more than compensates. Mon 11-1, Tues-Sat 11-2, Sun 5-1. AE, MC, V. 2916 N Hall.
Joe Miller’s. The media people bar, and probably not much fun for non-regulars. The smallness and
plainness of the bar are offset by Miller’s personality as well as by his two-ounce, well-iced drinks. Mon-Fri,
noon-2 am. AE, MC, V. 3531 McKinney. 521-2261.
Knox Street Pub. An apparent favorite of young professionals, the nostalgic pub – tin ceiling, ceiling fans,
etc. – features excellent food and a jukebox that rivals the Stoneleigh P’s. Daily, 11-2. No credit cards. 3230
Lakewood Yacht Club. In East Dallas’ latest, scores of press photos decorate the walls from eye level all the
way up to the incredibly high ceiling; there’s also (inexplicably but interestingly) a UPI teletype machine.
Home-cooked potato chips, really comfortable chairs, a well-stocked jukebox, and an interesting neighborhood
clientele serve to offset the skimpy mixed drinks. Daily, 11-2. AE, MC, V. 2009 Abrams. 824-1390.
The Library. This new bar/restaurant in the spruced-up old Melrose Hotel achieves the understated
tastefulness for which most motif bars strive. The small bar area is richly appointed in brass, leather, and, of
course, books; it’s comfortable, blessedly quiet; the drinks are excellent, and the service is unobtrusive. Daily,
noon-1 am. All credit cards. 3015 Oak Lawn. 521-5151.
Old Plantation. A predominantly gay disco, but also a place where straights can mingle unhassled. The sound
system is incredible; the music, non-stop mainline disco. No credit cards. $2 cover Fri and Sat, $1 Sun-Thurs.
Sun-Thurs, 8-2; Fri and Sal, 8-4. 1807 N Har-wood. 651-1988.
Overtake Bellringer. The best straight disco in town, usually jammed with serious dancers and hustlers in
their late 20s and early 30s. The help is a little surly, liable to make up dress restrictions on the spot when the
place is too crowded; there’s usually not much seating, so go only if you just want to boogie. The Beg-ger,
across the street, attracts Saturday Night Fever types, but it’s often less crowded. Daily, 11-2. AE, MC,
V. 9525 Overlake. 350-5541.
Papillon. An over-rated restaurant with an under-rated bar, an attractive place raised slightly above the
dance floor. Big enough to let you ignore the Beautiful People if you wish; usually quiet; with touch-dancing music
late in the evening. Mon-Fri, 11:30-2; Sat and Sun, 6-2. All credit cards. 7940 N Central. 691-7455.
The Quiet Man. One of the few surviving Sixties quiet places, the small beer garden is a great place to talk
over a beer – except during rush hour on Knox Street when the nearby Highland Park Cafeteria opens its serving line.
Lacking some but not much of the place’s charm is the other Quiet Man at 5629 Yale. Sun-Thurs, noon-midnight; Fri
and Sat until 2. 3120 Knox. 526-6180.
Recovery Room. Tucked away in a seedy shopping center, this club makes up for its lack of atmosphere with the
jazz of Marchel Ivery and Robert Sanders. A place for serious listening and technique-observing by both would-be and
accomplished musicians. The likes of Buddy Rich and Woody Herman’s band have been known to drop in when in town.
4036 Cedar Springs. 526-1601.
San Francisco Rose. A bright, laid-back place, adorned with a lot of greenery, a few couches, and wingback
chairs. Salads, sandwiches, and soups are all pretty ordinary, but as a bar, it’s an appealing place, particularly
on a dreary day. Mon-Sat, 11:30-2; Sun, noon-2. AE, MC, V. 3024 Greenville. 826-2020.
Stoneleigh P. A made-over drugstore with terrific burgers, featuring dark rye buns and provolone. There’s a
jukebox with everything from classical to country, and a browsing-encouraged magazine rack. Mon-Thurs 11:15
am-midnight, Fri and Sat till 1 am, Sun 12-12. 2926 Maple. 741-0824.
Strictly Ta-Bu. The Forties are alive and well in this neighborhood bar and restaurant, from the pink
flamingo mural to Benny Goodman on the tape system. A comfortable, dimly-lighted club with separate dining and
listening areas, it attracts an eclectic clientele of all garbs and predilections to hear mainstream jazz standards.
Fri, Sat at 9:30 pm: Rich Mat-teson & Jack Peterson band. Tues-Thurs at 9:30: Ed Hagan & Friends. No cover. MC, V.
Mon-Thurs, 5-1; Fri, 5-2; Sat, Sun. 6-2. 4111 Lomo Alto. 526-9325.
Texas Tea House. A get-down country place, with dancing in the beer garden outside. Cover varies. They serve
only Longnecks, Spanada, and Old Milwaukee on tap. No credit cards. Tues-Sat. 8-2. 3042 Kings Rd. 526-9171.
Top of the Dome. The only bar in town with several views of the Dallas skyline. Daily, 11-2. All credit
cards. $1.50 for the trip up. Reunion Tower, 301 Reunion. 651-1234.
Vagabond Club. Surely the only bar in Dallas with a swimming pool. Service is friendly, and general
amicability extends to closing hours as well. A must for all with a sense of humor or an interest in sociology.
Daily, 10 am-2 am (usually). All credit cards. 3619 Greenville. 824-4390.
Venetian Room. A fancy and expensive mock-up of the Doge’s Palace, this supper club attracts those couples
who appreciate the semi-formal dress requirements and who like to foxtrot to an orchestra before the show. The cover
is usually $10 and up a head, and worth it only when you know the performer gives a dynamite show. The service
reminds one of Bren-nan’s – friendly and attentive at its best, lackadaisical and downright surly at its worst. 2
shows nightly except Sunday; $6-18. AE, DC, MC, V. Fairmont Hotel, Ross & Akard. 748-5454.
The White Elephant. Located in the recently revived Stockyards District in Fort Worth, this place looks like
what all non-Texans think real Texas bars should be – lots of rough wood, a long bar, and a clientele occasionally
decked out in western attire. Entertainment provided by singer-guitarist Don Edwards. Mon-Sat, 11-2. Closed Sun. MC.
106 E. Exchange, Fort Worth. (817)624-0271.
Whiskey River. Decorated in rustic western style and resembling a corral, it usually features – what else? –
progressive country acts. Cover varies. Daily, 8 p.m.-2. AE, MC, V. 5421 Greenville. 369-9221.
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. Jan 2-Mar 18: Pompeii AD 79. Be prepared to stand in line. Tues-Sun, 11-6.
Fair Park. 426-2553.
Amon Carter Museum. Through Jan 21: The Utah photographs of George E. Anderson. Mezzanine Gallery.
Through Jan: Selections from the permanent collection, with gallery tours available daily. Tues-Sat 10-5, Sun
1-5:30. 3501 Camp Bowie, Fort Worth. (817) 738-1933.
Fort Worth Art Museum. Through Jan 14: Contemporary paintings and sculptures on loan from the Dallas
Museum of Fine Arts, tracing recent developments in modern art. Jan 10-Feb 18: Wallace Berman Retrospective.
Tues-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5. 1309 Montgomery, Fort Worth. (817) 738-9215.
Kimbell Art Museum. Jan 13-Feb 25. Sculpture from India, “The Ideal Image: The Gupta Sculptural
Tradition and Its Influence.” Almost 100 sculptures of bronze and stone from 29 collections in Asia, Europe and the
United States, dating from about AD 300 to 600. For more information, see page 25. Tues-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5. Will
Rogers Road West, Fort Worth. (817) 332-8451.
Christmas Books. Through Jan 6. Thirty books about Christmas and books printed as Christmas gifts.
Mon-Fri 9-5. Fourth level Terrace Room. Central Library, 1954 Commerce. 748-9071.
Dallas Visual Arts Studio. Jan 8-Feb 3. Paintings by Richard Childers. Mon-Fri 8-5. University of
Texas at Dallas, Floyd and Campbell, Richardson. 690-2762.
The Gallery. Jan 16-Feb 2. Exhibition by Ivan Karp, art dealer. Mon-Fri, noon-5. NTSU Art Building,
Irving Center for the Arts. Jan 14-25. Works by Sylvia Greenspan. Mon-Fri 10-4, Sat & Sun 2-4.
Bradford at Airport Freeway, Irving. 253-2488.
Nikon Image Show. Jan 22-Feb 28. Collection of 43 photographs by 17 photographers who used Nikon
cameras. Mon-Fri 9-5. Terrace Room, Dallas Public Library, 1954 Commerce. 748-9071.
Student Center Gallery. Jan 15-27. Works from the 5th University of Dallas National Print
Invitational. Mon-Fri 10-4, Sat & Sun noon-4. Texas Christian University, Fort Worth. (817)921-7810.
University Gallery. Jan 14-Feb 11. “Egypt, Day and Night.” Aquatints and watercolors by Keith
Achepohl. Mon-Fri 8:30-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5. Owen Fine Arts Center, SMU. 692-2516.
Adelle M. Through Jan. Lithographs of geometric designs by Garo Antreasian. Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 1-5. 3317
Afterimage. Jan 3-Feb 10. Plant photographs by Don Worth. Mon-Sat 10-5:30. The Quadrangle, No. 151.
2800 Routh. 748-2521.
Allen Street. Jan 21-Feb 3. “Third Sunday Photography.” Tues-Sat 10-6, Sun i-5. 2817 Allen Street.
Altermann. Through Jan. Group showing of Western, wildlife, and Americana art. Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat by
appointment. 2504 Cedar Springs. 745-1266.
Arthello’s. Through Jan. Latest works by Ar-thello Beck Jr. Sat & Sun 1-6. 1922 S. Beckley.
Atelier Chapman Kelley. Through Jan. Gallery group show and wildflowers exhibit. Mon-Sat 10:30-5. 2526
Clifford. Through Jan 13. Color intaglio prints by Diane Marks, and soft sculpture portraits by Pamela
Nelson. Mon-Sat 10-5:30. 6610 Snider Plaza. 363-8223.
Collectors Covey. Through Jan. Wildlife art. Drawings by Herb Strasser, watercolors by McGaughy,
Penner, and Hagerbaumer. Mon-Sat 10-6. 15 Highland Park Village. 521-7880.
Contemporary. Jan 1-Feb 1. Prints by European masters. Mon-Sat 10:30-5. 10808 Snow White Dr.
Cushing. Jan 6-18: “Atelier IX.” Paintings, prints, and drawings by Blaylock, Brown, Hickman, Park,
Roberts and Wiggins. Jan 20-Feb 1: “Atelier X.” Daniell, Davitt, Dit-trich, Guevara, Lynn, Markeson,
Morrice, and Stokes. Mon-Sat 10:30-4:30. 2723 Fairmount. 747-0497.
DW Co-op. Jan 7-Feb 1. Paintings and drawings by Otis Jones. Tues-Sat 11-5. 3305 McKin-ney.
Florence. Through Jan. Works by Philippe Noyer, Denis Paul Noyer, Rodelle Karpman, Dottie Pistolesi,
and Bobbi Wenborn. Mon-Fri 10-4, Sat & Sun by appointment. 2500 Cedar Springs. 748-6463.
Frontroom. Through Jan. Contemporary American craftsmen. Mon-Sat 10-5. Craft Compound, 6617 Snider
KERA’s Gallery 13. Jan 8-Feb 16. Photographs by Susan Walton. Mon-Fri 8-5. 3000 Harry Hines (Channel
13 Administration Building.) 744-1300.
Oura. Through Jan. Recent paintings by David McCullough, Jennie Haddad, Michael Tichanshy, and Wayne
Amerine. By appointment only. 839 Exposition. 823-6287 or 363-2631.
Phillips. Through Jan. Marine paintings by Bruce Elliot Roberts. Mon-Sat 10-5. 2517 Fair-mount.
Shango. Jan 5-Mar 5. African, Oceanic, and American Indian objects from private European and American
collections. Mon-Sat 10-5. 2606 Fairmount. 744-4891.
Stewart. Through Jan. Group showing. Tues-Sat 10-5. 12610 Coit. 661-0213.
2719. Jan 7-31. New paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints by Gary Leddy, Gunther Aron, Roger
Ambrosier, Jason Williamson. Tues-Sat 11-5, Sun 2-5. 2719 Routh. 748-2094.
Williamson. Through Jan. Portraits of ballet dancers in oil and pastels by Dorothy Barta; prints by
Calder, Dali, and Boulanger. Mon-Sat 11:30-5:30. 3408 Milton. 369-1270.
Alive in the First Century. Lecture series on Pompeii: art, city planning, and religion. Evening series
Tuesdays 7:30-9 pm Jan 30-Feb 20. Noon series Wednesdays 11 am-12:30 pm Jan 31-Feb 21. $10 for each series. At the
University of Dallas; to register, call 438-1123, ext 223.
1979 Autorama/Truckin’ America Show.
Jan 5-7. Vehicle displays, Fifties band, laser light show, motorcycle safety display, exhibits by local car
clubs, and a special appearance by Linda Vaughn. $4.50, $1.50 children. Advance tickets $3.50 at Sears. Market Hall,
2200 N Stemmons. 747-6290.
Available Light Photography. Jan 15-Mar 5. Mon 6:30-9. $25. Richland College, 12800 Abrams.
Chisanbop For Adults. Jan 29-Mar 29. Mon & Thurs 6-8. Finger calculation method from Korea. $28.
Richland College, 12800 Abrams. 746-4494.
Dr. Fitzhugh Dodson. Jan 25 at 12:15. Dr. Dodson, psychologist and author of several books on child
rearing, speaks on “How to Raise Children Without Violating the Law of the Soggy Potato Chip.” Free. Performance
Hall, Richland College, 12800 Abrams. 746-4494.
Economic Outlook Conference.Jan 18, 8 am-2 pm.Sponsored by Dallas Chamber of Commerce. $35, includes
lunch. Hyatt Regency Hotel. 651-1029, ext 236.
Horticulture Courses. Jan 3, 10, & 17, 10-noon: Tropical plants. Jan 24, 10-noon: Pruning
Basics. Jan 31 & Feb 7, 10-noon: Plant Care Basics. $2 members, $5 nonmem-bers. Dallas Civic Garden Center
auditorium, First & Forest, Fair Park. 428-7476.
Indian Gupta Sculpture. Jan 14 at 2. Dr.Pratapaditya Pal, curator of Indian and Islamic Art at the Los
Angeles County Museum of Art, author of the catalogue for the Kimbell Gupta exhibition. Free. Kimbell Art Museum,
Will Rogers Road West, Fort Worth. (817) 332-8451.
Joy of Money. Jan 30-Mar 6. Tues nights, 7-9. For women who want to play the money game. $20. Richland
College, 12300 Abrams. 746-4494.
Kiln Building. Jan 20-May 12. Sat 10-1. Learn to build an electric kiln. Richland College, 12800
Madeleine L’Engle. Jan 10 at 4. Author of the Newbery Award winner A Wrinkle in Time. Dallas
Public Library, 10045 Audelia. 348-6160.
On Becoming Your Child’s Primary Sex Educator. Jan 27, 9-11:30. $3 members, $5 nonmembers. Park North
YWCA, 4434 W Northwest Hwy. 357-6575.
Russian for Business and Travel.Jan 22-May 14. Mon nights, 7-9. $30. Richland College course offered
at Richardson High Schoool, 1201 Belt Line, Richardson. 746-4494.
Age of Steam. Several retired trains and a Dallas streetcar are parked on a siding at Fair Park for a
walk-through trip into a sadly departed era of transportation. $1. Tours offered Sun only, 11-5. Fair Park.
Dallas Zoo. Literally for the birds. Although the mammals are the usual restless zoo creatures in cages that
seem too small for them, the bird collection is one of the country’s best and certainly the most colorful attraction
at this pleasantly laid-out zoo. The reptile house is not for people who get squeamish at the sight of a garter
snake, but it’s one of the most interesting sections of the zoo. 75￠; children under 12 free if accompanied by
adult. 9-6 daily. 621 E Clarendon. 946-5154.
Fair Park Aquarium. This Fair Park institution is showing its age badly, but the kids will probably be
captivated by the variety of underwater creatures on show. Free. Mon-Sat 8-5; Sun, holidays 1-5. Fair Park.
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Planetarium: Sat at 11, 2:30, 3:30; Sun at 2:30, 3:30. Museum:
Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 2-5. 150 Montgomery, Fort Worth. (817) 732-1631.
Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge. 3,300 acres, great place for families. Free tours. Mon-Fri 8-5; Sat, Sun
9-5. Lake Worth. (817)237-1111.
Fort Worth Zoological Park. Mammal collection, aquarium, herpetarium, and tropical bird house. Through
Jan: “A Place for Life,” Six-screen multi-media production, 1 & 3:30 pm weekdays, every half hour 1-4:30
week-ends. Zoo hours: 9-5:30 daily. 2727 Zoological Park, Fort Worth. (817) 870-7050.
Garden Center. The attractive solarium is one of Dallas’s most interesting places for a retreat on either a
very hot or very cold day, when you can think green thoughts in the green shade of tropical flora. The outdoor
garden paths change with the seasons, of course. Free. Mon-Fri 10-5; Sat, Sun 2-5. Fair Park. 428-7476.
Health and Science Museum. Jan 2-Apr 15. “Pompeii Revisited.” A family oriented exhibit in conjunction
with the DMFA exhibit. Multi-media show’ on the science and technology of Pompeii, planetarium show, simulated
volcanic eruptions, clothing and jewelry of the period, architectural exhibit with watercolors of floor plans, rooms
and furnishings, and a National Geographic photo show. On weekends, a workshop for children. Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun
1-5. Workshops Sat 9-11:30, 1-3:30, Sun 1-3:30. Fair Park. 428-8351.
Museum of Natural History. Although the displays are unimaginative for the most part, and the dioramas of
animals of this region are in need of refurbishing, the fossilized remains of prehistoric creatures continue to awe
the crowds. Jan 2-Mar 18: “Volcano!” Special winter exhibit with slides, film, volcanic specimens and
descriptive panels to explain how volcanoes are formed and why they erupt. Coincides with the Pompeii AD 79 exhibit
at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. Free. Mon-Sat 8-5; Sun 1-5. Fair Park. 421-2169.
Basketball – SMU Mustangs. Moody Coliseum. 7:30 pm. Tickets $4. 692-2901.
Jan 6 vs. TCU
Jan 13 vs. Texas A&M
Jan 16 vs. Texas Tech
Jan 24 vs. Arkansas
Jan 29 vs. Rice
Basketball – TCU Horned Frogs. Daniel Meyer Coliseum. 7:30 pm. Tickets $4. (817) 921-7967.
Jan 2 vs. Roosevelt University
Jan 8 vs. Texas Tech
Jan 20 vs. Arkansas
Jan 22 vs. Rice
Jan 27 vs. Baylor
Jan 31 vs. Houston
Basketball – NTSU Eagles. The Coliseum, Denton. 7:30 pm. Tickets $3. (817) 788-2662.
Jan 15 vs. Centenary
Jan 20 vs. Oral Roberts
Basketball – UTA Mavericks. Texas Hall, Arlington. 7:30 pm. $1, $2. (817) 273-2261.
Jan 9 vs. Texas Wesleyan
Jan 11 vs. Houston Baptist
Jan 17 vs. Arkansas State
Jan 25 vs. NTSU
Hockey – Dallas Black Hawks. Fair Park Coliseum. 7:30 pm. Tickets $3-6. 823-6362.
Jan 5 vs. Salt Lake City
Jan 10 vs. Tulsa
Jan 14 vs. Kansas City
Jan 19 vs. Salt Lake City
Jan 20 vs. Fort Worth
Jan 26 vs. Fort Worth
Jan 31 vs. Oklahoma City
Hockey – Fort Worth Texans. Will Rogers Coliseum. 7:30 pm. Tickets $3.50-5.50. (817) 332-1585.
Jan 4 vs. Tulsa
Jan 6 vs. Dallas
Jan 10 vs. Oklahoma City
Jan 13 vs. Kansas City
Jan 17 vs. Salt Lake City
Jan 18 vs. Tulsa
Rodeo – Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo. Will Rogers Coliseum. Jan 24-Feb 4. Jan 24-26, one performance daily at
8 pm. Jan 27, three performances at 10 am, 2 pm, and 8 pm. Jan 28, Feb 4, two performances daily at 2 pm and 8 pm.
All tickets $5. (817) 335-9345.
Skiing – Mountain People Ski Club. Jan 10-14: Steamboat Springs for Texas Ski Week. $239. Jan
24-28: Jackson Hole, Wyo. $290. Jan 26-Feb 4: Europe, Italian Alps, Cour-mayeur/Chamonix. $750-800.
(Limited space available.) Feb 2-Feb 4: Taos. $99. Feb 16-21: Telluride. $274. Feb 21-25:
Steamboat. $239. P.O. Box 51, Dallas, TX 75221. 692-7693.
Skiing – United Skiers Association. Jan 3-8: Winter Park, Colo. $129. Jan 10-14: Steamboat
Springs. $229. Jan 10-20: Steamboat & Crested Butte. Price to be announced. Jan 12-15: Red River. $79.
Jan 13-20: Crested Butte. Price to be announced. Jan 17-22: Crested Butte. $139. Jan 25-29:
Taos. $99. Feb 2-5: Wolf Creek. $89. Feb 3-7: Vail. $219. Feb 8-12: Red River, Angel
Fire. $89. Feb 16-19: Purgatory. $209. Feb 16-20: Summit County. $119. Feb 23-26: Taos. $89.
Box 61166 DFW, TX 75261. 221-1000 or (817)461-4000.
Skiing – Ski Information Workshop. Jan 13, 10-noon. Special exercises and fitness suggestions for the
ski season (and a talk on skiing safety) by the YWCA staff. $4 members, $4.50 non-members. Richardson YWCA, 515
Cus-ter, Richardson. 231-7201.
Heidi. Through Jan, Sals at 10:30. $2.50.Magic Turtle Plays for children. Dallas Theater Center, 3636
Turtle Creek. 526-8857.
The House at Pooh Corner. Dec 28-Jan 27.Kathy Burks Marionettes. Thurs-Sat at 10:30,1 and 4. $1.25.
Haymarket Theatre in the OllaPodrida, 12215 Coit. 387-0807.
Pupils of Pompeii. Beginning Jan 13. DallasHealth and Science Museum workshop forchildren. The “hands
on” classes include craftwork, a scientific demonstration of a volcaniceruption, a slide presentation, and a
specialplanetarium show designed as a preliminary tothe “adult oriented” DMFA exhibit. Workshops will continue every
weekend throughApril as long as there is demand. Reservationsadvised. $3 museum members, $4 non-members. 428-8351.