Jackie Winsor’s Homespun Minimalism
Jackie Winsor’s sculptures are strong and self-posses’sed, like the residents of her native Newfoundland. We approach them tentatively, looking for some human spark beneath their rough and at times forbidding exteriors. It’s there, of course, in the sensuously coiled rope, the textured woods, the intricately lathed boxes with their mysterious interior spaces. She successfully combines simple geometric shapes – squares, circles, spheres, cubes – with mundane materials to create a kind of homespun minimalism that is simultaneously refined and raw.
Winsor is such a meticulous worker that in the last ten years she has completed fewer than forty pieces, the best of which will be on display at the Fort Worth Art Museum from September 19 to October 21. In an era of superstars and flagrant self-promotion, she has said almost nothing about her personal life and only slightly more about her sculpture. “It’s about putting things together and putting things together a lot,” she once told an interviewer. She learned carpentry and bricklaying from her father, a frustrated architect, and as a result her work has a sturdy homemade quality despite its extraordinary craftsmanship. She’s fond of logs, rope, wire, Sheet-rock, and other builders’ materials. They resist, and it is this look of resistance that gives her work such presence. Her materials haven’t just fallen into place; they’ve been pulled, stretched, muscled, and shouldered to the point that the finished sculptures seem as much acts of will as of imagination. It’s unusual that an artist would spend so much time, up to six months in some cases, on a single piece.
Overlapping with the Win-sor show is an exhibition of twenty photo etchings by Laurence Scholder entitled “Of Monuments and Dreams.” If Winsor’s hand is visible everywhere in her work, Scholder has tried to conceal his. Photo-etching is an anonymous technical process used millions of times a day in reproducing ordinary newspaper photographs. Scholder brings his collages, composed of borrowed images, to a photo-engraver who turns them into full negatives. These are then placed on metal plates and etched with acid. Scholder doesn’t rub each print or get involved in every stage of the printing, as purists demand. Process is clearly subordinate to images, which range from flowers and tree branches to log cabins and puppets. The images are bound by the outline of a house, which becomes a kind of stage that unifies the series.
And “Of Monuments and Dreams” is emphatically a series, one that moves frompast to present, figurative toabstract, organic shapes tominimalism. Its appeal isnot only the quality of theindividual prints, but the intriguing combinations thatcan be made with them.Clearly it is Scholder’s mostambitious work to date, anda promising start for thisseason’s Focus Series. Theshow runs from September5 to October 13. 1309 Montgomery, Fort Worth. (817)738-9215. Tue-Sat 10-5, Sun1-5. -David Dillon
Winter Images At SMU
Roger Winter paints his life, together with those of his family, friends, and neighborhood. His earlier works are mainly collages of photographic images placed in illogical, dreamlike relationships to one another. A picture of the artist and his dog may appear in the foreground next to an inset of a house or a staircase, while overhead the image of a child (Winter? His son?) floats past on its side. The space between the individual figures is treated as a neutral field within which fragments of the past and the present are allowed to intermingle. Winter’s themes, insofar as they can be specified, are time, memory, and change.
The autobiographical element remains in his newest paintings, on exhibit at SMU’s University Gallery from August 30 to September 18, but we notice a clear shift away from the intensely personal imagery of the collages to more direct representations of familiar subjects – a neighborhood street, a high school band on parade, a tottering barn in East Texas. Once again the images have been borrowed from slides and photographs, yet they are presented softly, even a bit romantically, with none of the boldness and eerie dislocation of the earlier works. The surfaces are what matter, and Winter has painted in a more relaxed, spontaneous style that we haven’t seen before. A major show by one of Texas’ best representational artists. Mon-Fri 8:30-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5. SMU campus. 692-2516.
Women’s Golf Hitting New Heights
In the season when sports seem to be all muscle and pads, even avid “contact” fans may welcome a three-day September respite of precision drives, chip shots, and the likes of Laura Baugh and Jan Stephenson. Although women’s golf has achieved recognition more slowly than has women’s tennis, the increase in purse sizes has rousted an exciting group of young golfers out of the clubhouse and onto the course. Money just naturally attracts talent. And what better name for the new look in women’s golf than the Mary Kay Classic? However, the changes in this year’s event Oast year’s Dallas Civitan) seem more than cosmetic. Although the list of participants is not yet final, purse monies of $130,000 (up from last year’s $75,000) may snag the as yet uncommitted Nancy Lopez. The fact that the Salesmanship Club has assumed the. sponsorship of the Mary Kay Classic also suggests a changing attitude toward the women’s golf tour. Known for its direction of the Byron Nelson Classic and the Dallas Cowboy preseason benefit game, the Salesmanship Club sponsors events that will contribute substantial amounts to its youth camps. The club likes winners.
Because of its big purse (among 1979’s top ten) and new name and location, the Mary Kay Classic should attract a field of superior competitors who will, in turn, charm and capture a new generation of gallery watchers.
The Mary Kay Classic begins with rounds of pro-am team competition September 27 with final rounds reserved for the pros through September 30 at Bent Tree Country Club.
For further information call 742-3896.
The Bee’s Knees On Record
Six months after The Bee’s Knees began as a trio in cramped, low-budget clubs around town, the group headed to Los Angeles to audition for ABC Records, at the company’s expense. For Michael Paulson, 25, who had begun his professional singing career with the Knees, it was a pretty heady experience. However, no contract was signed, and Paulson and company returned to scrape out a living in local clubs, something they’ve been doing ever since – almost four years. Paulson, who’s currently managing the enterprise, says the Knees are trying again for a major label, and believes the band’s present jazz-rock sound is the most satisfying and commercially viable combination yet. Their second album Pure Honey (Derrick Records) seems to live up to at least the first part of that assessment.
Pure Honey is a collection of well-crafted and thoughtful songs, as good technically as anything produced in the genre today. There isn’t a bad cut on it (the weakest one is an uninspired version of “Rainy Night In Georgia”). At the same time, the only track that really stays with you is “Starry Eyes,” a haunting tune written and sung by Roger Burton, and, unfortunately, that’s not enough to make the album a major commercial success.
The Knees are smooth to a fault, and the music on this album seems so carefully controlled, the instruments so painstakingly blended and restrained, that the resulting sound is too streamlined and glossy, like artificial fruit. A few jagged edges are needed – something to give the material punch, to elevate it from classy background music. With the likes of Pat Darling and Anson Funder-burgh on guitar, and Randy Lee on sax, the means are there; not using them more fully is like a chef leaving his best spices on the shelf.
Consider what the harpsichord has going against it. There is the matter of precisely how the instrument is supposed to sound: Genuine 200-year-old relics sound one way, the reconstructed imitations another, and harpsichords of contemporary design different again. Also, there’s the conflict about where to play. Modern concert halls typically drown out the plangent plunking created in damasked drawing rooms (amplification just makes matters worse). The real master performers so love their own instruments that a strange harpsichord in an unfamiliar recital hall can alter a life-long interpretation.
So why does anybody bother? Because for almost two centuries the harpsichord was the only keyboard anybody played, and composers like Handel, Scarlatti, and, of course, Bach wrote some of the greatest music in the world for it. So what if you have to squeeze in with 600 other people in a tiny hall to hear it: You know you’re hearing what Bach intended.
The hassles in creating pure harpsichord sounds are worth it when you hear the instrument played by a master, and several universities are bringing some real masters to play during September. SMU is presenting Isolde Ahlgrimm, one of the century’s harpsichord virtuosi, for a two-month residence as the first Meadows Professor of the Arts. Mme. Ahlgrimm, a legendary teacher of harpsichord at the Music Acade-mie in Vienna, studied with the pianist Emil Sauer, a pupil of Brahms. She has interpreted and recorded Bach’s entire literature for harpsichord. Teaching at the Salzburg Mozarteum put her in touch with many American students, who began inviting her to the U.S. in 1964. This is her third visit to Dallas. According to Larry Palmer, a former student of Mme. Ahlgrimm and now a professor of harpsichord at SMU, Ahlgrimm’s virtue as a performer is that “she is true to the limits of the style of 18th-century music, achieving subtle effects of color without registration changes.”
Ahlgrimm will perform two recitals and teach a master class. Her program on September 10 in Caruth Auditorium features major works for harpsichord by Bach and his sons, no doubt including a work that’s her trademark, the “Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue.” On September 28, with an ensemble conducted by James Rives Jones, she’ll perform a Mozart concerto, and Virginia Pleasants of London and Larry Palmer will join her for Bach’s Triple Concerto in D Minor. On September 29 Ahlgrimm will give a lecture on harpsichord technique and teach a master class open to the public.
Linton Powell, professor of music at the University of Texas at Arlington, delivers a recital September 6 at Irons Hall to include Rameau’s Les tendres plaintes, Bach’s French Suite No. 5, and three sonatas of Scarlatti. Dipping into his specialty, Spanish keyboard music, Powell will include two sonatas by Soler and one each by Viola and Albero.
Finally, in the first of its Bach Series, TCU will present a concert of harpsichord and chamber music in the Robert Carr Chapel September 21 at 8 p.m. The program includes Bach’s Second Suite in B minor, with harpsichordist William Tinker, flutist Ralph Gun-ther, and the TCU chamber orchestra. Call SMU at 692-3342, UTA at 273-3471, and TCU at (817)921-7810.
– Willem Brans
Brookhaven College. Sept 7: Masquerade Ball at 10 pm and Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight. $1. Performance Hall. 3939 Valley View, Farmers Branch. 746-5166.
Dallas Public Library. Free. Wed at 12:10 at Central Library, 1954 Commerce; Wed at 10 am at Forest Green Branch, 9015 Forest Lane. 748-9071, ex 287.
Sept 5: Amsterdam, tour of the city’s major sights. (4:30 at Casa View Branch, 10355 Ferguson)
12: Belfast Reel, leisure-time activities in war-torn Belfast. (4:30 at Casa View Branch, 10355 Ferguson)
19: American Parade: We the Women, history of the women’s movement. (4 at Walnut Hill Branch, 9495 Marsh Lane)
26: Fable of He and She, modern fable on sex role stereotypes. Different Folks, father and mother exchange conventional roles. A Token Gesture, satire on stereotyped sex roles. (4 at Walnut Hill Branch, 9495 Marsh Lane)
Richland College. $1.00. Room B142, 12800 Abrams. 746-4430.
Sept 7: Annie Hall, Performance Hall. 7:30 & 9:30 pm.
14: The King of Marvin Gardens, 7:30 pm. One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, 9:45 pm.
21: Seven Beauties, 7:30 pm. Fellini’s Roma, 9:30 pm.
University of Texas at Arlington. $1. A-1 Classy Theater, Student Activities Bldg, second floor. Monroe and First St, Arlington.Sept 11: Trans-Europ Express, 8 pm.
12: The Last Picture Show, 7 & 9:30 pm.
18: Diary of a Shinjuku Thief, 8 pm.
19: The Magic Christian, 7 & 9 pm.
25: Vadim’s And God Created Woman, 8 pm.
26: Easy Rider, 7 & 9 pm.
Granada Theater. $2.75, $2.25 students and over 65, $1.75 under 12. 3524 Greenville Ave. 823-9619.
Sept 1: Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar
2 & 3: Giant
4: In the Realm of the Senses
5 & 6: The American Friend and Taxi Driver
7 & 8: The Groove Tube, What’s Up Tiger Lily? and Kentucky Fried Movie
9 & 10: The Red Shoes and Tales of Hoffman
11: Foul Play and The Sugarland Express
12 &13: Straight Time and Blood Brothers
14 & 15: Hard Core and Emmanuelle
16 &17: New York, New York and Cabaret
18: Shoeshine and The Bicycle Thief
19 & 20: The Wife Mistress and The Servant
21-27: The Grateful Dead Film
28 & 29: Days of Heaven and The Last Picture Show
30: You Can’t Take It With You and It’s a Wonderful Life
SMU Meadows School of the Arts. $2.50; $2.00 students. 7 & 9 pm. Bob Hope Theatre, Bishop Blvd. 692-3510.
Sept 7-9: Last Year at Marienbad and Hiroshima, Mon Amour
14-16: Shoot the Piano Player and The Wages of Fear
21-23: Knife in the Water and Ballad of a Soldier
28-30: A new Japanese film by Masahiro Shinoda
Because of our early deadlines, our recommendations are based on what we know of the plays and the track records of the companies presenting them. Commentary is by John Branch.
Bus Stop. Sept 21, 22, 25-29: William Inge’s 1955 play. This group has shown quite an affinity for vintage American works in previous productions. $4 adults; $3 students and over 65; $2 under 12. 8:15 p.m. Arlington Community Theater, Arlington Community Center, 2800 S. Center, Arlington. 261-8295.
Casa Mariana. Sept 3-8: Same Time, Next Year, the comedy by Bernard Slade about a man and a woman who get together once a year (over a span of decades) for a bit of adultery. Performances Mon-Sat. (817) 332-9319.
The Changing Room. From Sept 13: A documentary-style drama by British playwright David Storey. The technique, which recreates the locker room activity of a group of athletes, is akin to photorealism in painting; the action and language are scrupulously detailed, and the effect of the play, when the staging is successful, can be uncanny. Directed by Bobby Swain. $5 Wed, Thur, & Sun; $7.50 Fri & Sat. Wed-Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30. New Arts Theatre Company, European Crossroads, 2829 W Northwest Hwy. 350-6979.
The Frogs. Through Sept 16: The Greek comedy by Aristophanes, performed in an adaptation (which is probably the best way to approach this zany burlesque) by Larry Oliver. The Hip Pocket group excels at imaginative revisions of classic plays. Note the new location. $3.50 (optional dinner extra). Dinner at 7:30, curtain at 9 Fri-Sun. Hip Pocket Theatre, Oak Acres, 1620 Las Vegas Trail North, Fort Worth. (817) 246-5736.
Granbury Opera House. Through Sept 3: Hello, Dolly! Based on The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder, adapted by Michael Stewart, with music by Jerry Herman. Jo Ann Miller plays Dolly. $3-$5. Thur at 8, Fri & Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2 & 5:30. On the square in Granbury, TX. (metro) 572-0881.
Granny’s Dinner Playhouse. Through Sept 23: Sid Caesar in the comedy Lovers and Other Strangers. $9.50-$15.50. Dinner shows Tue-Sun, matinees Sun. 12205 Coit Rd. 239-0153.
The Mousetrap. Sept 27-30: Agatha Christie’s famous mystery, performed especially, but not only, for deaf audiences. As anyone who saw the sign-language performance at the Shakespeare Festival in July can tell you, theater for the deaf can be highly expressive. $3 adults, $1.50 students & children. 8 p.m. Thur-Sat, 2:30 Sun. Aram Glorig Theatre, University of Texas at Dallas, Callier Center for Communication Disorders, 1966 In-wood Rd. 783-3040.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. From Sept 27: The stage adaptation by Dale Wasser-man of Ken Kesey’s novel. This production has a good deal to measure up to: a Theatre Three production of a few years ago for one thing, and the Milos Forman film for another. The director is Darrell Dunham. $4.50 adults; $3.50 students. Thur & Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8. Theatre Onstage, 2120 McKinney. 651-9766.
Remember. Through Sept 8: Preston Jones’ latest (and best) play, which premiered in the Down Center Stage season earlier this year, and is given a larger production in the upstairs theater. About an actor on the dinner theater circuit who returns to his home town and finds that it’s not his home town any more. As in Jones’ earlier plays, the characters are the main attraction. $6.50; $8.50 Fri & Sat. Tue-Fri at 8, Sat at 8:30. Kalita Humphreys Theater, Dallas Theater Center. 3636 Turtle Creek. 526-8857.
Side by Side by Sondheim. The closing date for this show is uncertain. It’s Theatre Three’s annual tribute to an American theatrical composer, and it’s performed with elegance, wit, and passion by a cast of six, under Jac Alder’s direction. $5.50-$6.50. Tue-Thur at 8, Fri & Sat at 8:30, Sun at 2:30 & 7. Theatre Three, The Quadrangle, 2800 Routh. 748-5191.
Buddy Holly Birthday Celebration. Sept 8 at 2:30: Slide presentation and film, Braver-man ’s Condensed Cream of Beatles. Park Forest Branch Library, 3421 Forest Lane. 748-9071, ex 287.
Carol Lawrence. Sept 30 at 7:30 pm: Singer and dancer. Free. Highlander Concerts, Sunday evening series. Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 3821 University. 526-7457.
Dallas Society for the Classical Guitar. Sept 12 at 8:15: The Society presents the much-praised Canadian guitarist Liona Boyd, who studied with Julian Bream and toured with Gordon Lightfoot. In her Dallas recital she’ll play works of Sor, Debussy, Satie, Barrios, Villa-Lobos, and Tárrega. Caruth Auditorium, Owen Arts Building, SMU. $5. 823-3123.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The DSO devotes the first month of its new season to the complete symphonies and piano and violin concerti of Ludwig van Beethoven. Aug 30: Leonore Overture; Symphony No. 4; violin Concerto in D Major. Eduardo Mata, conductor, with Elmar Oliveira, violin. Sepi I: Mata conducts Symphony No. 6 and Symphony No. 5. Sept 8: Prometheus Ballet Music (Excerpts); Piano Concerti Nos. 1 and 4, conducted by Rainer Miedel with Rudolph Firkusny, piano. Sept 20 & 22: Mata conducts Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3. Sept 28-30: Symphony No. 1 and Symphony No. 9 (Choral), Eduardo Mata conducting, with Maria Coronada, Soprano, Miriam Abramowitsch, Contralto, Gene Bullard, Tenor, and Malcolm King, Bass-Baritone. Music Hall, Fair Park. 8:15. 692-0203.
Don McLean. Sept 14 at 7 pm: Singer and songwriter. Performance Hall, Richland College, 12800 Abrams. 746-4430.
Lou Rawls. Sept 28: Shows at 8 & 11 at the Hyatt Regency. Cocktails and cabaret seating. Cover charge $15.50. Preston Records, Preston Ticket, Rainbow Ticket, Central Ticket (Fort Worth).
Noon Music Showcase. Tuesdays in Sept at 12:10: Bring your lunch. Central Public Library, 1954 Commerce. 748-9071, ex 287. Sept 4: Guitar performance by Tim Orsburn, Michael Clay, William Richardson, James Pleasant. Sept 11: Maureen Smith, Diane Gregg, and Michael Smiley dance to jazz and modern music. Sept 18: Performance by actress JoAnn Williams and mime artist Jane Farris. Sept 25: Guitarists Mike Clay and Tim Orsburn.
SMU, Meadows School of the Arts. Sept 2 at 4 and 8:15: Organ Showcase Recitals. Free. Sept 10 at 8:15: Isolde Ahlgrimm, Viennese harpsichord virtuoso, performs the music of Bach and his sons. $3, $1.50 for students. Sept 28 at 8:15: William Albright, organ recital. “The King of Instruments,” a friendly and funny look at the world of the organ and the organist, by William Albright. Includes portions of Albright’s Organ, Book III, and a recent piece by Donald Joyce, “Autumn Cadences.” $3, $1.50 students. Sept 28 at 8:15: Isolde Ahlgrimm performs a Mozart concerto and Bach’s Triple Concerto with Virginia Pleasants, Larry Palmer, and the SMU Chamber Ensemble conducted by James Rives Jones. $2.50, $1 students. Sept 29 at 10: Isolde Ahlgrimm will give a lecture on harpsichord technique and teach a master class. $20. Sept 30 at 8:15: Faculty members Ronald Neal, violin, and David Karp, piano, join in a duo-recital of Franck’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, and the third movement of Brahms’ Sonata for Violin and Piano. All events in Caruth Auditorium, SMU. 692-3342.
Texas Playboys. Sept 29 at 8 pm: Concert by the Original Texas Playboys with guests Mar-cia Ball and her band. Texas Hall, University of Texas at Arlington. Tickets available at Fantasia, University Center Information Desk in Arlington, and Amusement Ticket Service. 273-2766.
TCU. Sepl 21 at 8 pm: Bach Series 1: Harpsichord and chamber music, with William Tinker on harpsichord, Ralph Gunther on flute, and members of the TCU music department playing Bach’s Second Suite. September 28 at 8 pm: Bach Series II: chamber music. Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth. (817) 921-7810
University of Texas at Arlington: Sept 6: Linton Powell, faculty recital of 18th-century harpsichord music, including works by Ra-meau, Bach, Scarlatti, Soler, Viola, and Albero. Sept 10: Deborah Petty, cello recital. Sept 13: James E. Richards, faculty recital of oboe music, including the Telemann Trio Sonata in C minor, Handel’s G minor Concerto, the unusual Trio Sonata for Two Oboes and English Horn by Beethoven, a passacaglia for flute and oboe by James Richards, and Ibert’s Escala, a sort of snake charmer’s song. Sept 24: John M. Burkett, a guest recitalist from East Texas State University, playing the marvelous organ on the UTA campus. Burkett will be playing Handel’s Concerto in B flat, Op. 4, No. 2; Bach’s Fantasy and Fugue in C minor, and works by Freelinck, Ginastera, Saint-Saens, Dupont, Langlais, and Jongen. Sept 28: a duo-recital by pianist David Stokan and violinist Kenneth Schanewerk playing Faure’s Sonata for Piano and Violin in A major, Opus 13, Poulenc’s Sonata (1949), and Stravinsky’s Duo Concertant for Violin and Piano. All performances in Irons Recital Hall, UTA. 8 p.m. 273-3471.
University of Texas at Dallas. Sept 9 at 4 pm: UTD and Sigma Alpha lota sponsor a’ concert featuring Carole Irwin, a teacher of trumpet and a prolific local performer, and Florence Vachon, a noted Dallas voice teacher and singer. Ms. Irwin will play two pre-classical works, music by Bach, a work for piccolo trumpet, and a virtuoso piece by Herbert Clark. Ms. Vachon will sing works from the romantic and modern periods. Together they will perform several duo voice and trumpet works, a rarely heard combination of sounds. Sept 16 at 8:15: Dallas Chamber Players Concert. Sept 20 at 12:30: Informal Noontime Concert in which UTD music students, under the direction of Robert X. Rodriguez, present a potpourri of vocal and instrumental music. All performances in the Erik Jonsson Performance Hall, UTD, Richardson. Free. 690-2983.
Vocal Majority Chorus. Sept 14 at 8 pm: Barbershop music by the chorus, several quartets, and a Dixieland band. $7 includes refreshments. Golden Palace, Inn of the Six Flags, Arlington. Write for tickets, Dallas Metro Chapter, P.O. Box 29904, Dallas, TX 75229.
Voices of Change. Sept 17: This group is devoted solely to performing contemporary music and will be presenting its most ambitious season to date: eight concerts, four of which are world premieres. The season opener American Voices includes an unusual work by the American composer, Charles Ives, Sonata for Violin, Piano, and, Pageturner. (Ives felt the pageturner deserved a larger role in the performance than he or she is typically allowed.) Also scheduled are : the Copland Sextet, an arrangement for clarinet, string quartet, and piano that is the first version of the short symphony; a beautiful rendition by Samuel Barber of Matthew Arnold’s poem “Dover Beach” for voice and string quartet (Op. 3); Howard Hanson’s romantic Serenade Op. 35 for flute, harp, and strings; and the “Masque” from Leonard Bernstein’s Age of Anxiety, the work that led the composer to create West Side Story. Caruth Auditorium, SMU. 8:15, $4, $2 students. 692-3189.
Ballet Under the Stars. Sept 13-16: at Lee Park; Sept 20-23: at White Rock Lake. Performances by Dallas Ballet include Firebird, Valse Fantaisie, and Romantic Encounters. Free. Performances at dusk. 744-4398.
Oriental Dancers. Sept 29 at 3: Hampton-Illinois Branch Library, 2210 West Illinois. 748-9071, ex 287.
Twyla Tharp Dance Foundation. Sept 20 & 21: Tarrant County Convention Center Theatre. Call for times and prices. (817) 731-0879.
Andrew’s. One of Dallas’ better bars, impeccably crafted with paneled walls, hardwood floors, and antique furniture. Its best features are the outdoor courtyard and the bargain drinks. Always busy, extremely crowded at happy hour. Mon-Fri 11-2, Sat & Sun noon-2. Happy hour daily until 7. AE, MC, V. 3301 McKinney. 526-9501.
Arthur’s. Arthur’s late-at-night is a lively place with popular piano-bar music for touch dancing. Try an after-dinner coffee: the Kioki is a favorite – a blend of creme de cacao, coffee liqueur, fresh coffee, whipped cream, topped with a splash of brandy. Open nightly till 2 am. Happy Hour Mon-Fri 11:30-6:30, Sat 5-8. Al1 credit cards. 8350 N Central Expwy in Campbell Centre. 361-8833.
Balboa Cafe. This cafe calls itself Dallas’ second fern bar, meaning it’s like the San Francisco Rose – lots of glass, greenery, and couches. The sandwiches are good, and there’s a reasonably good selection of imported beer. But the place is noisy and service is sometimes blow. Mon-Sat 11-2, Sun 12-2. All credit cards. 3604 Oak Lawn. 521-1068.
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. Entertainment nightly. Thur noon-1; Fri & Sat noon-2; Sun-Wed noon-midnight. All credit cards. Reservations Fri and Sat. 4925 Greenville. 692-8224.
Biff’s. A cut above other north Greenville Ave mixing spots. Always crowded with upwardly-mobile singles and spillovers from the nearby disco scene. Offers good drinks and comfy setting. A great place for a late-night snack. Daily 11:30-2. AE, MC, V. 7402 Greenville Ave. 696-1952.
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. Daily 4-2 am. V, MC. 4615 Greenville. 369-1969.
Carlotta’s Cadillac. A dimly lighted, moderately priced Mexican restaurant where you can hear tactful jazz and interpretive standards by the sax/piano duo The King & I. This talented pair was the house band at Jason’s and we’re glad they’re still on the scene. Entertainment Thur-Sat. Mon-Sat 11:30-2, Sun 6-midnight. MC, V. McKinney at Hall. 521-4360.
Chelsea Corner. A little over-ferned and antiqued, but if you wish, you can find a quiet corner and escape from both the callegiate clientele and the folk singers. Excellent drinks – they serve Johnny Walker Red off the bar. Mon-Fri 11:30-2; Sat 12-2; Sun 1-2 am. Happy Hour daily 11:30-8. AE, MC, V. 4830 McKin-ney. 526-9327.
The Embers Lounge. Forget 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. Sat 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-sized 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 8:30-12:30 on weeknights and until 1:30 on weekends. Mon-Thur 11:30-2:30 & 5-12:30 ; Fri & Sat til 1:30. All credit cards. 8325 Walnut Hill. 363-7487.
Greenville Avenue Country Club. The old
Vagabond Club resurrected, with the backyard swimming pool still the main attraction. Part of the new wave of Dallas restaurant/bars (Lakewood Yacht Club, Balboa Cafe), the GACC has the usual chicken-fried menu and good drinks for East Dallas loyalists who can’t afford a membership at Brookhollow. Swimming encouraged. Daily 11-2. AH, MC, V. 3619 Greenville Ave. 826-5650.
Greenville Bar & Grill. Billed as Dallas’ oldest bar, it’s been brought back to life as a neighborhood gathering spot for Lake-wood/East Dallas. A comfortable place to drink, talk, and munch burgers. Daily 11-2. Thur & Sun: Hal Baker and the Gloom Chasers play Dixieland. Food served 11 am-1 am. $2 cover Thur, $1 Sun. 2821 Greenville. 823-6691.
Hatz’s. This clean, well-lighted pub must stop serving gin and tonic weak, over-iced, and (worst of all) in a beer mug! The featured band is Bella, a tight unit that features singer/guitarist Karen Bella in an electric setting. Sandwiches and salads available. Daily 11-2. Entertainment Thur-Sun 9-2. No cover. 2818 Greenville. 827-4201.
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 11-2; Sun 4-1. 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. 691-2646.
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 features excellent food and a jukebox that rivals the Stoneleigh P’s. Daily 11-2. No credit cards. 3230 Knox. 526-9476.
Lakewood Yacht Club. In this East Dallas neighborhood bar, 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 clientele. Daily 11-2. AE, MC. V. 2009 Abrams. 824-1390.
Les Saisons. One of the classiest and cheeriest bars in town; windows line the bar inviting a view of the Dallas skyline. You should expect steep prices, but don’t let that stop you. An unusual assortment of appetizers is available; order the cheese platter and you’ll want to dine the early evening away. Duet provides bar music 5:30-8; a band takes over at 8:30. 11:30-1:30 am daily. Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4-7. All credit cards. 165 Turtle Creek Village. 528-6653.
The Library. This 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.
Lillie Langtry’s. Antlers on the wall, portraits of actress Langtry, and an informal clientele are aspects of this small, rustic-looking club. More important are the entertainers, who have recently included talented locals like Karen Bella and blues guitarist Charley Lee. Nachos and sandwiches served. No cover. Noon-2 am daily. Happy Hour Mon-Sat 4-7, Sun 2-7. AE, MC, V. 6932 Greenville. 368-6367.
Old Plantation. A predominantly gay disco. (Lately, they’ve been turning away women in open-toed shoes.)The sound system is incredible; the music, non-stop mainline disco. Sun-Thur 8-2; Fri & Sat 8-4. $1 cover Sun-Thur, $2 Fri & Sat. No credit cards. 1807 N Harwood. 651-1988.
Overtake Bellringer. The best straight disco in town, usually jammed with serious dancers and hustlers in their late 20’s and early 30’s. The help is sometimes 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 Beggar, across the street, attracts Saturday Might Fever types, but it’s often less crowded. Daily 11-2. AE, MC, V. 9525 Overtake. 350-5541.
Palladium. Here, you can see some of the hottest recording acts in jazz, rock, blues, and C&W in a small (800-seat) and comfortable concert hall. Uncommonly good seating and acoustics, and mixed drinks that aren’t so good. 6532 E Northwest Hwy. 692-8878 or 363-4455.
Papillon. An over-rated restaurant with an under-rated bar, an attractive place with seating 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 & Sun 6-2. All credit cards. 7940 N Central. 691-7455.
Poor David’s Pub. Small, dark, and informal, PD’s has a variety of entertainers like ex-Bee’s Knees guitarist Anson Funderburgh and his Rocketts, a talented and no-nonsense blues band. Good sandwiches available, kitchen stays open till 1 am. Mon-Fri 11:30-2, Sat 7-2, closed Sun. Happy Hour Mon-Sat 2-7. Cover varies. No credit cards. 2900 McKinney. 821-9891.
Sept 6-8: Tommy Kirkpatrick Band
28&29: Karen Bella Band
Popsicle Toes. Taking its name from a Michael Franks tune, this club’s not long on atmosphere or comfort, but has presented a diversity of local jazz. The house band is the funk/jazz unit Buster Brown (Tue through Sat), and on Sunday there’s big band jazz with the Dallas Jazz Orchestra. Tue-Sun 9-2, closed Mon. Cover varies, no cover Tue. No credit cards. 5627 Dyer. 368-9706.
The Quiet Man. One of the few surviving Sixties quiet places, the small beer garden is a great place to talk – except during rush hour on Knox Street. Lacking some but not much of the place’s charm is the other Quiet Man at 5629 Yale. Sun-Thur noon-midnight; Fri & Sat until 2. No credit cards. 3120 Knox. 526-6180.
Railhead. It’s a shame this bar is so shoddy, because the entertainment is often good: primarily comics and popular music copy-artists. (One recent duet played Billy Joel with real pizzazz.) No cover means huge crowds, so arrive early. Stick to basic drinks or brews; the house wine is truly bad, and the bar can’t seem to handle anything cosmic. Open daily 4:30-1 am. Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4:30-7. Two shows nightly. AE, MC, V. 6919 Twin Hills Ave. 369-8700.
Recovery Room. It’s time we face facts. This is the only club in town that’s consistently provided us with true jazz. Robert Sanders Mon-Wed, Marchel Ivery Quartet Thur-Sat, Mar-chel Ivery and guests Sun. Mon-Sat 9-2, Sun 8-midnight. 4036 Cedar Springs. 526-1601.
San Francisco Rose. A bright, laid-back place, adorned with 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-Thur 11:15 am-midnight; Fri & Sat until 1 am; Sun noon-midnight. No credit cards. 2926 Maple. 741-0824.
Strictly Ta-Bu. The Forties are aJive and well in this neighborhood bar and restaurant, from the pink flamingo mural to Benny Goodman on the tape system. A comfortable club with separate dining and listening areas, it attracts an eclectic clientele of all garbs and predilections to hear mainstream jazz standards. Mon-Thur 5-1; Fri 5-2; Sat & Sun 6-2. No cover. MC, V. 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. Tue-Sat 8-2. 3042 Kings Rd. 526-9171.
Top of the Dome. The only bar in town with several views of the Dallas skyline. Piano bar nightly. Daily 11-2. All credit cards. $1.50 for the trip up. Reunion Tower, 301 Reunion. 651-1234.
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. Through Sept 1: Marilyn King. Sept 4-15: Gloria Loring. Mon-Sat 7 pm-2 am. Shows Mon-Thur 8:30 & 11, Fri & Sat 9 & 11:30. 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. Daily 8-2. Cover varies. AE, MC, V. 5421 Greenville. 369-9221.
Amon Carter Museum. From Sept 6: “The Democratic Art: Chromolithography.” Exhibition explores the first method of producing color prints from a single process. Tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5. 3501 Camp Bowie, Fort Worth. (817) 738-1933.
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. Through Sept 3: “Carl Andre Sculpture” exhibition. Also, “Photography: The Selected Image,” works by Harry Callahan, Laura Gilpin, Arnold Newman, and others. From Sept 26: Exhibition of works by 12 North Texas artists. Also, sculpture by Giacometti from the Maeght Foundation in France. Tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5. Fair Park. 421-4188.
Eastfield College. Through Sept 13: Two-and three-dimensional works by John Abrams, Madelin Tolins, and Oscar McNary. From Sept 17: Exhibition of paintings by Peter Cheney. Art Gallery hours Mon-Fri 9-5 and by appt. From Sept 29: Smithsonian exhibit “America’s First Ladies.” Mon-Fri 8-10 pm, Sat 8-4. Campus Center gallery. 3737 Motley. 746-3229.
Kimbell Art Museum. Through Sept: Selections from the permanent collection. Tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5. Will Rogers West, Fort Worth. (817) 332-8451.
University Gallery, NTSU. From Sept II: American abstract expressionist collection of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation. Mon-Fri 12-5. Mulberry and Ave A, Denton. (817) 788-2071.
University Gallery, SMU. From Sept 18: Recent paintings by Texas artist Roger Winter. From Sept 30: “Canaletto’s Venice,” exhibition of Canaletto’s 18th-century work. Sept 30 at 3: Lecture on the exhibition. Mon-Fri 8:30-5, Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5. Owen Art Center, Meadows School of the Arts. 692-2516.
University of Dallas Art Gallery. From Sept I: Exhibit from University collection. Mon-Fri 9-4, Sat & Sun noon-4. Haggar University Center, Irving. 438-1123, ex 264.
UTD Gallery. From Sept 7: Display of wood sculptures and paintings by Gary Miller and LeRoy Lawson. Mon-Fri 8-5. Visual Arts Bldg. Also through Sept 15: Exhibition of pencil paintings by artist Nathan Jones. Mon-Fri 9:30-noon, 1-5. Special Collections Area, McDermott Library, UT Dallas. Floyd and Campbell Rds, Richardson. 690-2570.
Adelle M. Fine Art. Through Sept: Oils and watercolors by Texas landscape artist Nancy Conrad. Mon-Fri 9-5, Sun 1-5. 3317 McKin-ney. 526-0800.
Afterimage. From Sept 11: Works by California landscape photographer Bruce Barnbaum. Mon-Sat 10-5:30. The Quadrangle, 2800 Routh, No 151. 748-2521.
Allen Street. Through Sept 15: “Third Sunday Photography.” Sept 16-30: Exhibit by 11 area photographers in memory of Jack Caspary. Tue-Sat 11-6, Sun 1-5. 2817 Allen St. 742-5207.
Altermann. Bronze sculpture, wood carvings, watercolor, and oil paintings of western, wildlife and Americana art. Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat by appt. 2504 Cedar Springs. 745-1266.
Arthello’s. Through Sept: Showing by Southwest Black Artist Guild. Sat & Sun 1-6. 1922 S Beckley. 941-2276.
Clifford. From Sept 16: Recent pastel paintings and drawings by David Riker. Mon-Sat 10-5:30. 6610 Snider Plaza. 363-8223.
Compound Artists Co-op. Sept 8-28: Acrylic paintings by Maryanne Meltzer. Works of other Co-op artists include sculpture, water-colors, pastel drawings, oils, and batiks. Mon-Sat 10-5. 6617 Snider Plaza, No 209. 363-0275.
Contemporary. From Sept 8: Acrylic paintings by Dallas artist Jean Koch. Mon-Sat 10:30-5. The Quadrangle, 2800 Routh, No 120. 747-0141.
David L. Gibson. Through Sept: History of printmaking and examples from 16th-20th centuries. Mon-Sat 10-5. 2723 Routh. 744-3474.
Delahunty. From Sept 15: Recent paintings and drawings by Vernon Fisher. Tue-Sat 11-5. 2611 Cedar Springs. 744-1346.
Five Hundred Exposition. From Sept 8: Two-and three-dimensional works by Dallas artist Tom Orr. Tue by appt. Wed & Thur 11-2, Fri & Sat 10-4, Sun 1-4. 500 Exposition Ave. 828-1111.
Florence. Through Sept: Victorian art with representative artists Orazi, Martini, Donati, and N.A. Smyth. Mon-Fri 10-4, weekends by appt. 2500 Cedar Springs. 748-6463.
The Fringe Element. Ongoing display of holographic art (three-dimensional laser imagery) by several artists. From Sept 9: “Expressions in Dimension: Holography,” displayed at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Tue-Sun 10-5. 2727-D Routh. 741-5219.
Frontroom. From Sept 15: Weaving and pottery by Dianne Kirk and Elmer Taylor. Mon-Sat 10-5. 6617 Snider Plaza. 369-8338.
Gallery E. Through Sept: “The Body Painters,” contemporary ceramics by the Shipibo Indians of the Peruvian Amazon. Tue-Sat 11-4. 2607 Routh. 651-1343.
Gallery II. Sept 15-22: One-woman show of abstracts by Joanne London. Mon-Sat 10-6, Thur 10-9. 1109 Old Town in the Village. 363-9346.
Lucy Berman Modern Graphics. Limited edition prints by European, American, and South African artists. By appt, days or evenings. 3873 Royal Ln. 357-1687.
Main Arterie. Pottery, jewelry, batiks, paintings by gallery artisans. Tue-Sat 10-6. 135 S Main, Irving. 259-9642.
Miller-Simonson. Through Sept: Oriental watercolors by Japanese artist Buffy, water-color landscapes by Frederic James and Jack O’Hara. Mon-Sat 10-5. 217 Preston Royal Shopping Center (NE quadrant). 692-1891.
Nimbus. From Sept 4: Recent paintings and drawings by Cyd Romeo. Mon-Sat 10-5. 3023 Routh. 742-1348.
Peterson. Limited edition prints by Chagall, Calder, Miro. Sept 8-15: One-woman show by Debra Zelazny. Mon-Fri 10-10, Sat 9-6, Sun noon-6. 8315 Preston Rd. 361-9403.
Phillips. Through Sept: Marine paintings by Bruce Elliott Roberts and Eldred Clark Johnson. Mon-Sat 10-5. 748-7888.
Southwest II. From Sept IS: “Erte: Works on Paper,” drawings, lithographs, and silk-screens. Also, graphic works by R.C. Gorman, Tamayo, Mir6, Calder, and others. Tue & Sat 10-6, Wed-Fri 10-9, closed Sun & Mon. 2710 Boll St. (1/2 blk east of the Quadrangle). 827-7730.
Stewart. Through Sept 21: Works by gallery artists. From Sept 22: Recent watercolors and oils by Jo Taylor. Tue-Sat 10-5. 12610 Coit. 661-0213.
Texas. Through Sept: Watercolors by James Boren. Mon-Fri 9-5. 1400 Main. 747-8158.
2719. Through Sept: Group exhibition of recent paintings, prints, and drawings. Tue-Sat 11:30-5, Sun 2-5. 2719 Routh. 748-2094.
Valley House. Through Sept: Exhibition of 19th- and 20th-century art and sculpture. Mon-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-3, Sun by appt. 6616 Spring Valley. 239-2441.
Your Graphics Are Showing. Through Sept: One-man Show by Bart Forbes. Mon-Wed 10-6, Thur & Fri 10-8, Sat 10-6. 5950 Alpha.233-7321.
Abstract Expressionism Lecture. Sept 19 at 8: New York art critic Clement Greenberg. Free. Lynch Hall, University of Dallas, Irving. 438-1123, ex 264.
Aubusson Tapestries Exhibit. Through Sept 15: Gloria F. Ross collection representing 12 artists. Mon-Thur 8:30-3; Fri 8:30-6; Sat 8:30-1. NorthPark National Bank lobby, Park Lane and Boedeker. 742-9204.
Building Tomorrow Today. Film about types of schools and learning opportunities in Dallas Independent School District. September I at 3: Lakewood Branch Library, 6121 Worth. September 18 at 7: Dallas West Branch Library, 2332 Singleton. 748-9071, ex 287.
CETA Arts Festival. Sept 15: Music, dance, theater, craft demonstrations, and art exhibits. Free. 1-6. Old City Park, 1300 S Ervay. 670-4092.
Community Awareness Seminar. Sept 13 at 7: Panel discussion, “Energy in the US in 2000.” Free. Auditorium 1.112, Center for Continuing Education, UT Dallas, Richardson. 596-6257.
Cotton Pickin’ Arts and Crafts Jubilee. Sept 29 & 30: Sat 10-6, Sun 11-6. Hunt County Fairgrounds, Greenville, Tx. 455-1542.
Craft Guild. From Sept 10: Classes in bookbinding, ceramics, jewelry-making, weaving, and calligraphy. Call for fees and times. 6923 Snider Plaza. 352-2875.
Designers Showhouse. Sept 9: Viewing of historic Stonegate Hall, ante-bellum style house built in 1939, recently decorated by 15 Dallas interior designers. Free. 1-5. 5300 Belt Line Rd, Addison. 368-2095.
Edward Albee. Sept 20 at 7:30: Reception, readings, and lecture by this American playwright. Free. Performance Hall, Brookhaven College, 3939 Valley View. 746-5166.
Energy Resources. Sept 12-29: Displays and demonstrations by US Dept of Energy on harnessing electrical energy. Mon-Thur 7:30 am-11 pm, Fri 7:30 am-6, Sat 9-5, Sun 2-10. McDermott Library lobby, UT Dallas, Richardson. 690-2951.
Fall Harvest Festival. Sept 15 & 16: Barnyard animals, old tools, antique automobiles, a syrup mill, artists, craftsmen, musicians, and fall produce. 10-6. Farmer’s Market, 1010 S Pearl Expwy. 670-4433.
Flower Show School. Sept 25 & 26: Sponsored by Dallas Council of Garden Clubs. Sept 25: Hanging basket horticulture. Sept 26: Abstract design. 9-2:30. Dallas Civic Garden Center, Fair Park. 428-7476.
Gallery Night. Sept 15: Exhibition openings at six Fort Worth galleries: Carr Gallery, 907 University; Carlin Galleries, 710 Montgomery; Gallery One, 4715 Camp Bowie; Hall Gallery, 4719 Camp Bowie; Marie Berger Art Gallery, 4912 Camp Bowie; and the New Gallery, 902 Boland. 6-10 pm. 737-9566.
Greek Food Festival. Sept 27-29: Annual event featuring homemade Greek food, delicious pastries, music, and dancing. Lunch: Thur & Fri 11:30-2; Sat, browsing and sandwiches 11-4. $3.50, $2 children. Dinner: Thur-Sat 5:30-9; $7.50, $2 children. Reservations. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 4005 Swiss Ave. 823-3509.
Gymnastics Demonstration. Sept 15 at 2: Casa View Branch Library, 10355 Ferguson. 748-9071, ex 287.
Hot Air Ballooning and Ground School. From Sept II: History, operating procedures, weather, FAA regulations, and preparation for FAA balloon exam. 7-9 pm. Call for fees. Richland College, 12800 Abrams. 746-4430.
Insurance Program. Sept 24 at 7: Robert A. Shuey, Equitable Life Assurance Society, discusses insurance programs. Lakewood Branch Library, 6121 Worth. 748-9071, ex 287.
James Dickey. Sept 25 at 12:15: American poet and author. Free. Student Lounge, Rich-land College, 12800 Abrams. 746-4430.
Pioneer Days. Sept 28-30: Fort Worth’s annual western celebration including parades, arts, crafts, a historical pageant of Fort Worth, street dancing, and continuous country and western music. Most activities take place on East Exchange Ave in the Stockyards area. Fri 6 pm, all day Sat & Sun.
Rabbi Levi Olan. Sept 18 at 12:15: Guest lecturer during Religious Awareness week. Room B142, Richland College, 12800 Abrams. 746-4430.
Sorority Sampler. Sept 27: Arts, crafts, and plants for sale to benefit various charities. Lunch available. 10-4. Church of the Incarnation, 3966 McKinney. 238-7740.
Steve Moore, Comedian. Sept 27 at 12:15: Student Lounge, Richland College. 12800 Abrams. 746-4430.
Thunderbird Aerial Show. Sept 22 at 10: Carswell AFB Open House featuring famous demonstration team, static displays and refreshments. Carswell AFB, Fort Worth. (817) 735-7151.
Urban Pioneer Tour. Sept 29 & 30: Annual tour of homes sponsored by Historic Preservation League. Advance tickets $4 at Sears stores, HPL office; $5 at gate. 12-6 pm. 742-6955.
Women’s Marathon. Sept 29 at 8:30 am: Six-mile run at White Rock Lake track, sponsored by L’eggs & YWCA. All ages. Prizes awarded. Register at all YWCA’s.
Baseball-Texas Rangers. Arlington Stadium. All games begin at 7:35 except Sunday September 30 at 1:35. Reserved seats $5-$6; bleachers $2 adults, $1.50 children 13 and under. 273-5100.
Sept 10-12 vs. Seattle Mariners
Sept 13-15 vs. Minnesota Twins
Sept 25-27 vs. Oakland A’s
Sept 28-30 vs. California Angels
Football -Dallas Cowboys. Texas Stadium. 3 pm. Tickets $6, $10. 369-3211.
Sept 16 vs. Chicago Bears
Sept 30 vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Football-SMU Mustangs. Texas Stadium. 7:30 pm. Tickets $9. 692-2901.
Sept 8 vs. Rice
Sept 22 vs. NTSU
Football-NTSU Eagles. Fouts Field in Denton, tickets $l-$6. Texas Stadium in Irving, tickets $1-$7. 7:30 pm. (817) 788-2662.
Sept 1 vs. UT-E1 Paso, Fouts Field
Sept 15 vs. UTA, Texas Stadium
Sept 22 vs. SMU, Texas Stadium
Football-TCU Horned Frogs. Amon Carter Field. All games at 7:30 pm. $8-$9 reserved, $4 general admission, $2 high school students and younger. (817) 921-7967.
Sept 15 vs. SMU
Sept 22 vs. Tulane
Sept 29 vs. UTA
Football-UTA Mavericks. 7:30 pm. $5 reserved, $4 general admission, $2 high school students and younger. (817) 273-2261.
Sept 15 vs. NTSU at Texas Stadium
Sept 22 vs. Northwest Louisiana at Cravens Field, Arlington.
Golf-Mary Kay Golf Classic. September 27-30, Bent Tree Country Club. Ladies Professional Golf Association event (formerly the Dallas Civitan) with $150,000 in prize money benefiting Salesmanship Club Youth Camps. Single day tickets $5-$7; 4-day badge $15-$20; sponsor packages $100-$1500. 742-3896.
Rodeo-Mesquite Championship Rodeo. Fri & Sat at 8:30 pm through September. LBJ Fwy at Military Pkwy. Box seats $4.50; general admission $3.50 adults, $1.50 children 12 & under. 285-8777.
Thoroughbred Horse Racing-Louisiana Downs. Through Nov. 25, Bossier City, Louisiana. Wed-Sun. Post time 1:15. Grandstand $1, clubhouse $2.50; $1 parking. On Hwy, 80 E. Toll-free (800) 551-8622.
World Gymnastics Championships.
Dec 2-9, but reserve seals now. First time this event has been held in the U.S. Scheduled to appear are Nadia Comaneci, Kurt Thomas and top contenders from around the world. Tarrant County Convention Center. For ticket information call (817) 335-5777.
Mexican Independence Day Celebration. Sept 15 at 3: El Grito calling contest judged by former City Councilwoman Anita Martinez. Walnut Hill Branch Library, 9495 Marsh Lane. 748-9071, ex 287.
Kathy Burks Marionettes. From Sept 6: Winnie the Pooh. Thur-Sat 10:30, 1 & 4. Group rates and times by reservation. Haymarket Theatre, Olla Podrida. 233-1958.
Secret Codes. Sept 22 at 3:30: Mystery films, and children make a decoder during a craft session. Audelia Road Branch Library, 10045 Audelia. 748-9071, ex 287.
Star Wars. Sept 15 at 10:30 am: Stars Warsclips and the Star Wars spoof Hardware Wars.Preston Royal Branch Library, 5626 RoyalLane. 748-9071, ex 287.