An American in Paris, Berlin, Rome
Marsden Hartley traveled farthest when he stayed at home. A Mainer by birth, he spent most of his creative life on the road, stopping first in New York, where he met Stieglitz and the first generation of American modernists, then moving on to Germany, where he came under the influence of Marc, Kandinsky, and the Blue Rider group, and to Paris, where he seemed to come under everybody’s influence, eventually renouncing them all in favor of what he called “the logicians of color like Cézanne,” and finally back to Maine, where from 1937 until his death in 1943 he completed some of the strongest and most original paintings in American art. Yet it wasn’t until the Whitney Museum put together this retrospective, after years of squabbling with the executors of Hartley’s estate, that we’ve had a chance to measure his achievement.
Hartley gained notoriety between 1913-1915 for a series of semi-abstract paintings of German military insignia, the most familiar of which is “Portrait of a German Officer,” marking the death of his lover, Captain Karl von Freyburg. But whatever their impact on the art world, these paintings did nothing for Hartley’s reputation at home. Strong anti-German feeling had turned the public against him, so he decided to return to Europe. He settled eventually in Aix-en-Provence, Cezanne’s home for many years. He became obsessed with Cézanne, even going so far as to do a series of paintings of Mont Sainte-Victoire, one of Cezanne’s favorite subjects. He imitated his broad parallel brushstrokes and worked at eliminating all traces of personality and literary and symbolic allusions in order to concentrate exclusively on color and form. In the triumphant paintings of his last years we see the influence of Cézanne and the Cubists and Expressionists combined with the rugged romanticism of Homer and Ryder: a half century of European painting brought home to the coast of Maine. Marsden Hartley will be at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth from September 5 to October 26.
On Their Toes
The curious will have a chance to see, for free, whether literary critic V.S. Pritchett’s description of ballet -“the most foolish and cruel of the arts”-is true when Dallas Ballet performs in “Ballet Under the Stars.” More than likely, dance-goers will discover Pritchett’s bad-mouthing is hyperbole borne of misunderstanding of a non-verbal medium.
The program of open-air performances features works such as Arthur Mitchell’s Rhythmetron, with its brilliant flame-colored costumes and pounding music. Depending on the location, audiences may see Dedication to José Clémente Orozco, a few pas de deuxs, a classical work, or Rite of Spring. Rite has been reinterpreted by Brian Mcdonald. Lee Park will be the site of performances scheduled for August 29, 30, 31. and September 1 .”Ballet Under the Stars” comes to North Dallas’ Fretz Park September 5, 6, and 7. All performances begin at 8.
The company’s paid season at McFarlin opens with Swan Lake, which is, depending on your taste, a war horse or the quintessential ballet.Only the famous Act II will be staged this year; sharing the program is Balanchine’s Night Shadow. Also billed for the opening is a piece by John Clifford to Poulenc’s Concerto/or Two Pianos. The orchestra will be directed by Charles Rosekrans; performances September 26 and 27 are at 8 pm, September 28 at 2 pm. For ticket information, call 744-4430
City Segments: Making Parts Into Wholes
Architecture is at once the most public and the most under-discussed of the major arts, usually making its way into standard art history courses as an afterthought and into the exhibition schedules of museums by accident. For these and other reasons the upcoming exhibition at the Fort Worth Art Museum, City Segments, is an important event for this area. It is a serious attempt to raise the level of discourse about design, still at the whispering stage in Dallas/ Fort Worth, while at the same time giving the public a glimpse of some of the theoretical and philosophical ideas that underlie modern urban planning. The city has always been a repository of ideologies, real and symbolic, and in the 30 drawings in this show, representing architects from all over the world, we have a collage of urban images. Included are Cesar Pelli’s controversial plans for the renovation of the Museum of Modern Art, Romaldo Giurgola’s design for Westlake Park in Seattle, and Stanley Tigerman’s visionary linear city. Although we usually think of architectural drawings as only means to an end, the link between a concept and a physical structure, the ones exhibited here go beyond mere utility to present meta-phoric and symbolic renderings of city spaces. May some of the insights penetrate the thinking of local developers of tract houses and strip shopping centers. The exhibition will open on September 9 with a symposium featuring architect and planner Barton Myers, critic John Pastier of New West magazine, and Fort Worth architect Thomas Woodward, whose recent projects include the restoration of Dallas’ KATY Building and the Stockyards Exchange Building in Fort Worth. The moderator will be Mildred Friedman, editor of Design Quarterly. The show will run through October 12. – David Dillon
That Orange Shawl
Dallas-born Gordon Conway was described in 1924 by a New York Herald reporter as “a staunch advocate of freedom for women, which includes, naturally, bobbed hair. Her hair, of a burnished copper tint, is said to have been the inspiration for the popular song, ’That Red Head Gal.’ She draws instinctively, has never had a lesson in her life, and works entirely without models.” Those rebellious, insouciant red curls crop up again and again in Conway’s work – which is characterized by highly stylized figures, bold use of color, and strong narrative content with allusions to power and eroticism -on display in the Dallas Historical Society show, “That Red Head Gal.” The Woman with a Leopard has red hair, as does Zina in Zina Tries Opium, Zina in Love, and Zina with Knife (ready to dance the “Apache”). In her masterpiece, Self-Portrait with Orange Shawl, the fringes of red-orange hair are repeated in the fringes of the sumptuous floral shawl, the opulent color and pattern offset only by the decorum of the face and figure. With style and wit, Conway in these Art Moderne fashions and designs from 1916 to 1936 depicted her own fantasies and adventures; she also reveals the Jazz Age to us: Her Jazz Lint drawings-full of high-kicking girls, black dancers and musicians, and erotic costumes-balance sensual content with graphic finesse. A Dallas society belle born in 1894, Gordon Conway began her career doing illustrations and fashion sketches for Vanity Fair and Vogue. During the Twenties she established herself in Paris, designing sets and costumes for clubs and casinos. At a time when Josephine Baker danced naked at the Folies Bergère, Conway’s costumes were provocative but cool. Like exotic birds of prey, Conway women are commanding, vital, a little sinister. Several of her original costumes have been re-created for the present exhibition, which in its 200 works also includes furniture she designed, set designs, drawings, magazine illustrations, and that gorgeous orange shawl. Through September 28. Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 1.5, Hall of State, Fair Park. 421-5136. -Jo Brans
Brookhaven College. Alfred Hitchcock film retrospective. Free. Performance Hall, 3939 Valley View Ln. 746-5200.
Sept 8: Notorious. 7 pm
9: Psycho, 7 pm
11 : Marnie, 1 pm
Cinematheque. $2.50, $2 students. Bob Hope Theatre, Meadows School of the Arts, SMU campus. 692-3090.
Sept 5: The Man Who Knew Too Much, 7 pm
6: The Lady Vanishes. 7 pm
7: The 39 Steps, 7 pm
12-14: Bonaparte et la Revolution, 7 pm
19: A Star Is Born, 8 pm
20: Penny Serenade, 8 pm
21 : It’s a Wonderful Life, 8 pm
26: The 400 Blows. 8 pm
27: L’Avventura, 8 pm
28: 8’/2, 8pm
Dallas Public Library. Free Weds at 12:10 at the Central Library, 1954 Commerce. 748-9071, ex 349.
Sept 3: Israel: A Search for Faith, part I
10: Israel: A Search for Faith, part II
17: The Year of the Wildebeest, part I
24: The Year of the Wildebeest, pan II
Fine Film Series. $1.75. 50t under 12. 8 pm. Sponsored by the Fort Worth Art Museum, 1309 Montgomery, Fort Worth. (817) 738-9215.
Sept 29: The Informer, directed by John Ford.
Granada Theater. $3, $1.75 under 12. 3524 Greenville Ave. Call for Sept schedules. 823-9610.
Showcase Cinema. Theater that offers first-run and independently produced American films. $3.50, $3 students with Showcase discount card, $2 children. 2825 Valley View Ln. Call for Sept schedules. 241-2410 or 241-1450.
University of Texas at Dallas. $2 general public, $1 under 18 and over 65. Founders North Auditorium, Floyd and Campbell Rds, Richardson. 690-2945.
Sept 3: Ingmar Bergman’s Autumn Sonata, 7:30 & 9:30 pm
5: The French Connection I, 7:30 & 9:30 pm
10: Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane. 7:30 & 9:40
pm 12: Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. 6:30 & 8
pm 17: Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest. 7& 9:30 pm
19: An Unmarried Woman, 7:30 & 9:45 pm
24: Teinosuke Kinugasa’s Gate of Hell. 7:30& 9:30 pm
26: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. 7:30 & 9:30 pm
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.
American Buffalo. From Sept 24: David Mamet’s gritty, rough-edged slice of Chicago low life is a sort of inversion of the caper comedy. Using a minimum of means (the dialogue among his three ne’er-do-wells out to steal a valuable coin consists primarily of profanity). Mamet attains a powerful range of effects. This company, now in its second year, is a window to the rest of the country; its productions are the only ones in town that even approximately represent the diversity of contemporary American drama. $5.75. Wed-Sat at 8:15. Stage /1, Greenville Avenue Theatre, 2914 Greenville. 369-5345.
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. From Sept 2: A nouvelle cuisine musical, its relatively low in sentiment but fairly rich in humor and very slick. The book about the shutting down of the harmless though hugely illegal Chicken Ranch in south Texas by a crusading TV reporter is by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson, with music and lyrics by Carol Hall. The performance is by the second national touring company. $12-$18. Tue-Fri at 8 pm, Sat at 5 & 10 pm, Sun at 3 & 8 pm Call for ticket information. 263-5408. Dallas Convention Center Theatre.
Casa Manana. Through Aug 30: The Wiz. a surprisingly good combination of two generally suspicious ideas, an “all-black version of ” and “inspired by the movie ” From $7 Mon-Sat at 8:15. Sat at 2:15.3101 W Lancaster. Fort Worth. (817) 332-6221.
A Comedy of Errors, from Sept 19: Shakespeare’s early play is most notable for his clever handling of the plot, inspired by Roman comedy, about double identical twins. $5. $4 students & over 65. Fri-Sun at 8 15. Actors’ Theatre, 3434 W Seventh, Fort Worth (817)332-7566.
Country Dinner Playhouse. Through Sept 14: Tab Hunter in Chapter Two. Despite the hints at an autobiographical source and the latent seriousness of the subject, Neil Simon’s treatment of the “starting over” theme is characteristically comic. From Sept 17: A touring company of The King and I, with William and Irene Chapman as the King of Siam and Anna. From $11.50. Dinner shows Tue-Sun, matinees Sun and occasionally on Sat. 11829 Abrams. 231-9457.
Dallas Summer Musicals. Through Aug 31: The Mitzi Gaynor Show. Tue-Sat at 8:15, Sat & Sun at 2:30. State Fair Music Hall. For ticket information, call State Fair Box Office, 691-7200.
The Fantasticks. From Sept 4: The record-setting musical by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt is based on an obscure play by Edmond Rostand. This company has some strong musical talent at its command, judging from its spring Jacques Brel revue.$4 Thur, $5 Fri & Sat. Thur-Sat at 8:15. Stage West, 600 Houston Street Mall, Fort Worth. (817) 921-0620.
Granny’s Dinner Playhouse. From Sept 5. Country Fare. This country/western revue features fiddling, square dancing, singing, and lots of country goings-on. Dinner shows Tue-Sun. Call for prices. 12205 Coif Rd. 239-0153.
Lone Star. Through Sept 27: A two-act play written by James McClure. The setting is a small Texas town. The first act is a study of a Vietnam veteran, his best friend, a woman, and a car The second act focuses on the same woman and two of her friends. Christopher Nichols directs, $5.50 Wed, Thur & Sun, $7.50 Fri & Sat. Wed-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. New Arts Theatre Company, European Crossroads, 2829 W Northwest Hwy. 350-6979.
Random Scam Square Garden. At press time, the six members of the Random Scam comedy group were planning to devote part of their upcoming schedule to presenting New Wave rock groups. Call for information. $3. Fri & Sat at 8 & 11. 2109 Commerce (above Sam’s Barbeque). 742-3577.
Tartuffe. Through Sept 14: Director Larry Oliver returns to the ante-bellum South in this production, the second time he has transplanted Molière’s great satire to this setting. The first, a staging for Fort Worth’s Hip Pocket Theatre, was one of Oliver’s more notable experiments. $5, $4 students & over 65. Fri-Sun at 8:15. Actors’ Theatre. 3434 W Seventh, Fort Worth. (817) 332-7566.
Yip, Yip, Hooray! Through Aug 30: A revue of tunes by E.Y. (Yip) Harburg, one of those prolific and somewhat under-recognized composers of American film and theater songs. Among his credits are “Brother. Can You Spare A Dime?,” “April in Paris.” and the songs for Finian’s Rainbow and the film of The Wizard of Oz The show is created and directed by Jac Alder, and the cast includes Shirley McFatter and Connie Nelson, two of this theater’s strongest voices. $4.75 Tue & Sun evening, $5.75 Wed, Thur, Sun matinee, $7.25 Fri & Sat. Tue-Thur at 8. Fri & Sat at 8:30, Sun at 2:30 & 7. Theatre Three. The Quadrangle. 2800 Routh 748-5191.
Community Showcase. Tue at 12:10: Central Dallas Public Library Free Guests can take a brown-bag luncn and enjoy musical programs.
Sept 9: Pianist Timothy Wallace performs classical selections.
16: Mariachi duo Margarita Pasedes and Alfredo Casares present program to celebrate Diez Y Seis de Septiembre.
23: Becky Scherschell presents a program of harp music.
30: Cellist Pam Washburn performs concert of cello music.
Dallas Classic Guitar Society. Sept 23 at 8:15: Concert by Manuel Barrueco, Cuban-born winner of the Concert Artists Guild Award. This performance marks his third appearance in Dallas, and he is hailed by critics as one of the major guitarists of the century. $6.50. Loews Anatole Hotel Auditorium, 2201 Stemmons Frwy. 745-1711.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The DSO opens its 1980-81 season with a six-week tribute to the great French composers, with Eduardo Mata conducting. Sept 5 & 6 at 8:15: Violinist Ruggiero Ricci performs Milhaud’s Suite Provencale, Chausson’s Poeme, Ravel’s Tzigane, and Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique Sept 11 & f3af8./5.Lorin Hollander, featured pianist, performs Symphony in C by Bizet, Piano Concerto No- 5 by Saint-Sàens, and La Valse by Ravel. Sept 18. 20 & 21: Violin virtuoso Shlomo Mintz presents Ibert’s Escales, Lalo’s Sympohonie Espagnole, and Franck’s Symphony in D Minor. Sept 18& 20at 8:15. Sept 21 at 2:30. Sept 26 & 27at8:15: Completing the September program is organist Virgil Fox performing Debussy’s Iberia, Concerto for Organ, Timpani, and String by Poulenc, and Symphony No. 3 by Saint-Saens. Music Hall, Fair Park. Call for ticket information. 692-0203.
Jackson Browne. Sept 21 at 8 pm: Benefit concert by the singer/songwriter. Proceeds go to the Children’s Arts and Ideas Foundation, a non-profit organization for the support and development of children from low-income families. There are a select number of VIP tickets for $50 that are tax deductible. Call 528-5860 to reserve tickets. General admission tickets available at all Rainbow Ticket outlets beginning Sept 1. Reunion Arena.
Jazz Hotline. The Dallas Jazz Society. Inc. has installed a 24-hour telephone number that is a three-minute recorded message about current jazz concerts and jazz clubs Call 744-2267.
John Coltrane Tribute. Sept 28: The Dallas Jazz Society presents this second annual tribute with featured trumpet player Ted Curson. He and several other well-known jazz musicians will perform. The concert is supported by the City Arts Program, the Parks and Recreation Department, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and other organizations. Free. 6-9 pm. Union Station, downtown. Call for further information. 265-8389.
Meadows School of the Arts. Sept 9 at 3: Visiting professor Philip Gossett lectures on the composer Rossini. Free. Choral Hall, SMU campus. Sept 75 at 8:15 pm: Faculty clarinet recital by Ross Powell. $2.50, $1 students. Caruth Auditorium. Sept 22 at 8:15 pm: Faculty harpsichord recital presented by Professor Larry Palmer with narration assistance by Jack Clay, artistic director of Theatre Division. $2.50, $1 students. Caruth Auditorium. Sept 29 at 8:15 pm: Connoisseur Series presents chamber ensemble. An die Musik, in concert. $3, $1.75 students. Caruth Auditorium. Sept 30 at 8:15 pm: Organ recital performed by faculty member Barbara Marquart. $2.50, $1 students. Caruth Auditorium, SMU campus 692-3510.
Music Recital Series. Each Tue in Sept. Free. Noon-1:30. Performance Hall, Richland College, 12800 Abrams Rd. Call for performance schedules. 746-4550.
Texas Christian University. Sept 9 at 7:30: Metropolitan Opera mezzo soprano Jean Kraft conducts master class in music. Ed Landreth Auditorium. Sept 14 at 7:30: Bach Series II features several works by Bach. Robert Carr Chapel. Sept 21 at 8:15: Organ recital features Professor Emmet G. Smith. Robert Carr Chapel. Sept 22 at 8:15: Faculty chamber music society recital. Ed Landreth Auditorium. All performances free. TCU campus, Fort Worth. (817)921-7810.
University of Texas at Arlington. Sept 7at 3: Trom-bone recital by faculty member Andrew Russell. Sept 8 at 8: Benefit concert by Jean Kraft, mezzo soprano with the Metropolitan Opera. Sept 11 at 8: Linton Powell presents organ/harpsichord recital of Bach’s works. Sept 14 at 3: Piano duet recital per-fprmed by Zoé Moorer and Polchau Sept 18 at 8: Oboe recital by faculty member James E. Richards. Sept 22 at 8: Contemporary Chamber Ensemble in concert. Sept 25 at 8: Lyman Brodie, faculty member, presents trumpet recital. All above performances free. Irons Hall, TCU campus, Fort Worth. Sept 19 at 8: UTA Curtain Call presents the Houston Symphony in concert. $3.50-$7.50. Texas Hall. TCU campus, Fort Worth. Call for ticket information. (817) 921-7819.
University of Texas at Dallas. Season of the Arts, ’80″ presents two musical events. Sept 18 at 12:30: UTD music faculty noontime recital. Sept 26 at 8:75: Vocal recital by Nancy Elledge and Janet Williams. Both performances free. Jonsson Center Performance Hall, UTD campus. 2601 Floyd Rd, Richardson. 690-2983.
Variety Showcase. Sept 13: Guest artists include Voices of Change, Bill and Bonnie Hearne, Allen Damron, Mike Seeger, and more. Free. Performances from mid-afternoon to mid-evening. Eastfield College, 3737 Motley Dr. Mesquite. Call for times and schedules. 746-3185.
Belle Starr. Using the 19th-century lady outlaw as its motif, this recently opened c/w dance hall (formerly the Bovarian Steakhouse) has become a new-found, popular hangout for cowboys and cowgirls with its spacious dance floor and comfortable furnishings. Rick and Dee Hooper and the R & D Express perform Tue-Sat; Roy Clayton Band entertains Sun & Mon. Dance lessons Sun 4-8. Cover on weekends. Mon-Sat 7-2. Sun 4-2. AE, MC, V. 7724 N Central near Southwestern. 750-4787.
Longhom Ballroom. Built by Bob Wills in 1950 and later leased by Jack Ruby, the historic Longhorn is Dallas’ definitive country western dance hall. Here, real and affected cowboys two-step on a roller rink-sized dance floor framed by cactus pillars. Meanwhile, behind a curtain, fortuneteller Miss Violet reads cards “for a donation.” Owner Dewey Groom fronts the Longhorn Band nightly and on weekends warms up for big-name c/w acts. Free c/w dance lessons Wed and Thur nights. Cover varies. Setups available. Wed & Thur 7-midnight, Fri & Sat 7:30-2. Sun 3-midnight. AE. CB. MC, V. 216 Corinth at Industrial. 428-3128.
Texas Tea House. A get-down country place, with dancing to Billy Joe Howard and the Gangbusters in the beer garden outside. Cover varies. Beer and wine only. No credit cards. Tue-Sat 8-2. 3042 Kings Rd. 526-9171.
Whiskey River. A Willie Nelson owned honky-tonk that brings in top-name c/w acts like Rusty Wier and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Cowboy-hatted and booted crowds really get into the rustic decor, the first-rate entertainment, and sporadic dancing when the mood strikes. Cover varies. Daily 8-2. AE, MC. V. 5421 Greenville Ave. 369-9221.
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 varies. Mon-Sat 11-2, closed Sun. MC. 106 E Exchange. Fort Worth (817)624-0271.
Cowboy. Curious hybrid of western and disco cultures, and judging from the long lines, a popular idea. Closet rednecks can shed the three-piece and get rowdy. Daily 7-2. 5208 Greenville 369-6969. Down the street is Diamond Jim’s, another raucous cowboy/disco, less fancy, but equally fun. Mon-Fri 5-2, Sat & Sun 7-2. 5601 Greenville. 691-2411.
da Vinci. Plush, hi-tech disco catering to models, well-heeled jetsetters, and those who’d like to identify as such Also a mecca for fashionable foreigners, often more sheik than chic Membership requirement has been dropped. Tue-Thur 7-2. Fri 4-2. Sat & Sun 7-2. closed Mon AE, DC, MC. V. 7402 Greenville. 369-5445.
elan. Still the classiest of the Dallas discos- where chic sophisticates boogie and play backgammon with members of their own set Two dance floors are set in a posh, modern decor and are backed up with a top-notch sound system Surprisingly good food and a Sunday brunch. Happy hour buffet Mon-Fri 4-7 features a lavish spread. Daily lunch buffet open to public, but membership required at night. Mon-Fri 11:30-2. Sat 7-2. AE, DC. MC, V 5111 Greenville Ave. 692-9855.
Overlake Bellringer. The best straight disco in town, usually jammed with serious dancers and hustlers in their late 20s and early 30s. The help is sometimes surly, likely to make up dress restrictions on the spot when the place is too crowded, and there’s usually not much seating, so go only if you just want to boogie. The Beggar, across the street, attracts Saturday Night Fever types, but it’s often less crowded Daily 11-2. AE, MC, V. 9525 Overlake. 350-5541.
Papagayo. No wet T-shirt contests here, just pure, stylish big-city disco. Cavernous showplace with awesome sound and light show. Packed dance floor doesn’t allow Travolta imitators their usual gymnastics, which is probably just as well. $2 cover charge on weekends Daily 8-2. 8796 N Central. 692-5412.
Bagatelle. One of the best places for jazz listening, it’s also a comfortable, dimly lighted club with comfortable seating and music that doesn’t interfere with conversation. Tue & Wed nights Debra Smith and Jeff Walters perform 8:30-12:30 Thur-Sat features the Paul Guerrero Jazz Quartet and Debra Smith 9-1:30. Happy hour Mon-Fri 4:30-7. Sun & Mon 11:30 am-midnight. Tue & Wed till 1 am, Thur & Fri till 2 am, Sat 6 pm-2 am. All credit cards. 4925 Greenville Ave. 692-8224.
The Embers Lounge. Forget that it’s only a waiting place for tables for the Southern Kitchen restaurant. On Friday and Saturday nights, the Embers becomes one of the best jazz bars in Dallas: pianist/ vocalist AI Dupree could give lessons to Bobby Short. Fri-Sat 6:30-10:30. All credit cards. Southern Kitchen East. 6615 E Northwest Hwy. 368-1063.
Greenville Bar & Grill. More than the management has changed at “Dallas’ oldest bar,” with a “browsing rack” (heir apparent to the Stoneleigh P’s) adjacent to the bar, live music on special party nights, and silver dollar-sized formica tables in place of the cozy Naugahyde booths that once lined the walls. Hal Baker and the Gloomchasers still deliver the hottest Dixieland jazz in town every Sun and Thur night ($2 cover). Mon-Wed. Fri & Sat saxophone player Sam Jordan and pianist Lionel Davis play great duets and solos from 9-1. Burgers and red beans and rice available for munching. Mon-Sat 11 30-2, Sun 11:30-1. Kitchen open till 1 am daily, closes at midnight on Sun. MC, V. 2821 Greenville 823-6691
Les Saisons. A captivating cityscape of downtown Dallas and the even more captivating jazz vocals of Jeannie Maxwell make this bar special. You can gather around the cozy fireplace, listen to Maxwell’s raspy voice, and have enough quiet to carry on a conversation. Cheery, classy decor -like a French garden room. Maxwell starts singing at 8:30 on weekdays, 9 on Sat. Happy hour Mon-Fri 4-7. Open 11 -2 daily. All credit cards. 165 Turtle Creek Village. 528-6653.
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-Sat), and on Sunday there’s big band jazz with the Dallas Jazz Orchestra. TGI F Fri 4:30-7:30. Tue-Sun 9-2, closed Mon. Cover varies, no cover Tue. MC. V 5627 Dyer. 368-9706.
Strictly Ta-Bu. Eclectic describes this comfortable bar/restaurant. The consistently decent jazz ranges from fusion to 40s swing, the crowd is a mix of mature professionals and high school seniors, and the decor-vintage art moderno A separate eating area offers outstanding but small pizzas along with other Italian dishes. Cover charge on weekends. Mon-Thur 5-1, Fri 5-2. Sat & Sun 6-2. AE. MC. V. 4111 Lomo Alto. 526-9325.
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. Mon-Sat 11:15-2, Sun noon-2. Happy hour daily until 7. AE, MC, V. 3301 McKinney. 521-6510.
Arthur’s. Arthur’s late at night is a lively place with popular piano bar music for touch dancing and excédent after-dinner coffees. Open nightly till 2 am. Happy hour Mon-Fri 11:30-6:30, Sat 5-8. All credit cards. 8350 N Central in Campbell Centre. 361-8833,
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. Tue-Sun 11-2, closed Mon. MC, V. 4615 Greenville. 369-1969.
Chelsea Corner. A little over-antiqued, but if you wish, you can find a quiet corner and escape from both the collegiate clientele and the folk singers. Excellent drinks and an ambitious kitchen. Daily 11:30-2. Happy hour daily 11:30-7. AE, MC, V. 4830 McKinney. 526-9327.
Lyman’s. New Orleans style minus the Bourbon St. rowdiness. With its excellent service, candlelight, and linen tablecloths, this quiet bar (formerly Jason’s) offers a welcome retreat from the crowds besieging Andrew’s down the street. Folk musician Gordon Carol Thur-Sat. Mon-Thur 11-12, Fri 11-2, Sat 5-2, closed Sun. Happy hour daily till 7. AE, MC, V. 2916 Hall. 522-6120.
Madison’s. Slick, popular North Dallas bar with trendy clientele and tasteful setting. Excellent copy bands do precision versions of Steely Dan, et al. Daily 11:30-2. Happy hour 4-7. AE DC. MC, V 8141 Walnut Hill Ln. 361-0644.
The Mirage. For non-hotel guests, the setting of this comfortable lobby piano bar is what makes it worth a trip: The awesome Atrium II of Loews Anatole, with its 100-foot-long banners draping from 14 stories is spectacular Jan Hollier plays pop tunes on the baby grand nightly except Sun. Mon-Sat 11-2, Sun noon-2. All credit cards. Loews Anatole, 2201 Stemmons Frwy 748-1200.
Papillon. Interesting seating slightly above the dance floor lets 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. 692-7455.
Railhead. It’s a shame this bar is so shoddy, because the entertainment is often good: primarily comics and popular music copy artists. No cover means huge crowds Stick to basic drinks or brews: The house wine is truly bad. and the bar can’t seem to handle anything tricky. 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.
Top of the Dome. The only bar in town with several views of the Dallas skyline. Nightly entertainment. Daily 11-2. All credit cards Annoying $1.50 charge (or elevator ride has been dropped (or club-goers Reunion Tower. 301 Reunion 651-1234.
The Hop. This small, friendly pub has the best munchies in Fort Worth-tried okra and eggplant, (or example. Happy hour all day Wed. 2-7 daily. The crowd is a happy amalgamation of college students and families. Live music most nights starting around 9. Willis Alan Ramsey and Steve Fromholtz are among those who play here with some regularity. Cover after 9 when there is live music. Mon-Sat 11-2, Sun 4-1. MC. V 2905 W Berry, Fort Worth. (817) 923-7281
Lillie Langtry’s. Antlers on the wall, portraits of actress Langtry, and an informal clientele are aspects of this small, rustic 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-Fri 4-7, Sat noon-7, Sun 2-7. Open daily noon-2 am. AE, MC, V. 6932 Greenville. 368-6367.
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 Rockets, a talented and no-nonsense blues band. Draught String Band performs Sun at 9. Good sandwiches available: kitchen stays open till 1 am. Mon-Fri 11:30-2, Sat 7-2, Sun 7:30-2 Happy hour Mon-Fri 2-7. Cover varies. No credit cards. 2900 McKinney. 821-9891.
DANCE HALLS/SUPPER CLUBS
Grand Hall at Union Station. Located above Dallas’ turn-of-the-century railroad station, Grand Hall is one of the best reasons to stick around downtown after dark. The service may be slow, but the drinks are stiff, the entertainment lively, and as for the atmosphere-Gatsby’s Daisy couldn’t ask for more. On Thursdays, swing era veterans and Arthur Murray students practice their fox trot to the sound of local big bands. Cover charge varies. Happy hour daily 5-8. Mon-Fri 11 am-mid-evening. Sat 5-mid-evening, closed Sunday. All credit cards. 400 Houston St. 741-1561.
Playboy Club. Take your pick of three rooms attended by-what else-cottontailed bunnies: a spacious disco, a subdued lounge offering quiet music Thur-Sat, and a dinner/show room with top-name comedy and music acts. Crowds include out-of-town business execs as well as SMU frats with their sorority dates Private membership required. Buffet daily 11:30-2 and after 6 pm Mon-Fri 11:30 am-2 am, Sat & Sun 5-2. All credit cards. 6116 N Central. 363-3800.
Venetian Room. A fancy and expensive mock-up of the Doge’s Palace, this supper club attracts couples who appreciate the semi-formal dress requirements and who like to fox-trot 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 shew. The service reminds one of Bren-nan’s-friendly and attentive at its best, lackadaisical and downright surly at its worst. Still a good spot to catch big-name acts Mon-Sat 7 pm-1 am. Shows MonThur 8 30 & 11, Fri & Sat 9 & 11:30. AE, DC, MC. V Fairmont Hotel, Ross & Akard. 748-5454.
PUBS, CLUBS, CAFES
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 fair, and there’s a reasonably good selection of imported beer. But the place is noisy and service is sometimes slow. Mon-Sat 11-2, Sun noon-2. All credit cards. 3604 Oak Lawn. 521-1068 Balboa Cate Greenville is even cozier and has a little more stylish clientele. Mon-Sat 11-2, Sun noon-2 All credit cards. 7015 Greenville Ave. 369-7027.
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.
The Den. A warm, cozy, and quiet atmosphere pervades this bar located in the Stoneleigh Hotel. The drinks are excellent and the service is friendly and attentive. A good place to unwind after a hectic day at the office. Mon-Fri 11 am-midnight. All credit cards. 2927 Maple Ave. 742-7111.
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. Swimming encouraged. Daily 11-2. AE, MC, V. 3619 Greenville Ave. 826-5650.
Joe Miller’s. The media people bar, and a great gathering spot for 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, this nostalgic pub features excellent food and a terrific jukebox. Daily 11-2. Closed Sun. No credit cards. 3230 Knox. 526-9476.
Lakewood Yacht Club. In this 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. Mon-Fri 11 -2, Sat & Sun noon-2. AE, MC. V. 2009 Abrams. 824-1390.
The Library. This bar/restaurant in the spruced-up old Melrose Hotel achieves the understated tasteful-ness 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. Mon-Fri noon-1 am. Sat 4:30-1 am, closed Sun. All credit cards. 3015 Oak Lawn. 521-5151.
NFL. One of the friendliest bars in town, the NFL (Nick Farley’s Lounge) is a hangout for Irish people. Come here in a rowdy mood-especially on Friday nights when Irish Texans tune up with old Irish folk songs. On Saturdays the Jazz Couriers take the stage. Dancing, darts, and shuffleboard are available for the restless. No cover. Mon-Fri 4-2, Sat 6-2. closed Sun. No credit cards. 3520 Oak Lawn. 559-4890.
Peabody’s. Relaxed and spacious, this new Oak Lawn bar feels as comfortable as a good friend’s living room. Split levels, a fireplace, and couches grouped around coffee tables make for cozy conversations. Young professional crowd and don’t-rush service. Daily 11-2. Happy hour Mon-Fri 4-7. AE, DC, MC, V 4216 Oak Lawn. 559-3160.
Plat’s. This recent addition to Knox Street boasts an atrium bar, high ceilings, and huge plants. The menu offers basic salads, quiche, hamburgers, but be sure to try the homemade French fries. Happy hour Mon-Fri 4-7. Mon-Sat 11:30-2, Sun noon-midnight. Kitchen open till 1:30 am. All credit cards. 4527 Travis at Knox. 526-3730.
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. Tue-Thur noon-midnight, Fri & Sat noon-2, Sun & Mon 4-midnight. No credit cards. 3120 Knox. 526-6180.
San Francisco Rosa. 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 11.9 Sun noon-2. AE, MO V. 3024 Greenville. 826-2020’
St. Martin’s. This place is cozy (only 12 tables) and unpretentious (waiters flaunt their wine expertise only when asked), with a refreshingly unstrained decor-basic white linen topped with candlelight. A good selection of wines and cheeses is available to eat in or take out at a very reasonable markup Mon-Fri 11-midnight, Sat 11-1 am, Sun 6-midnight 3020 Greenville. AE, MC, V. 826-0940.
Dallas Public Library. Through Sept: “Landmarks in Spanish Printing.” Exhibition focuses on 18th-and 19th-century Spanish printing techniques, including Jules Goury’s Plans, Elevations, Sections and Details of the Alhambra, the Spanish Academy edition of Don Quixote, and several other books that are examples of the art of Spanish printing. Terrace Room, 1954 Commerce. 748-9071, ex 280.
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. Through Sept 16: “Vantongerloo,” a retrospective exhibition dating from 1915to 1961 of paintings and sculpture. Organized by the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Also exhibited are Guatemalan textiles from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond D. Nasher. Included are hand-woven textiles created between 1900 and 1950. Tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5. Fair Park. 421-4188.
Fort Worth Art Museum. From Sept 10: “City Segments.” Exhibition of original drawings by 25 architects from the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Japan. From Sept 20: Focus series presents works by Jim Woodson. Tue 10-9, Wed-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5. 1309 Montgomery, Fort Worth. (817) 738-9215.
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.
Meadows Museum. Located in the Owen Arts Center, this museum offers some of the finest Spanish art in the world. The collection encompasses the 14th to 20th centuries, and works include paintings by Velazquez, Ribera, Murillo, Goya, Picasso, and Miro. The separate Sculpture Garden features works by Henry Moore, David Smith, Claes Oldenberg, Isamu Noguchi, and Rodin. Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5. Meadows School of the Arts, SMU campus. 692-2516.
NorthPark National Bank. Through Sept: Exhibition of oil paintings from the André Emmerich Gallery in New York City includes works by Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, Hans Hofmann, Kenneth Noland, and others. Collection on display in the lobby of the bank. Mon-Thur 8:30-3, Fri 8:30-6. Sun 8:30-1. Park Ln and Boedecker. 742-9204.
SMU Gallery. From Sept 7: Exhibition of recent faculty works. Opening reception Sept 7 from 3 to 5, Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 1 -5. Meadows School of the Arts, SMU campus 692-2516.
TCU Gallery. Sept 2-20: “Images Aluminum.” Exhibition from the Tamarind Institute in New Mexico features prints created through aluminum plates and lithography by artists and painters from the U.S. and Canada Mon-Fri 10-4, Sat & Sun noon-4. Brown-Lupton Student Center, TCU campus. Fort Worth. (817)921-7810.
University of Dallas Gallery. Sept 9-24: ’ Ten Years of Dallas Theater Productions in Photos.” Exhibition of photographs by freelance photographer Raff Frano. Mon-Fri 11-3, Sat & Sun noon-3. Haggar University Center Gallery, 3113 University Blvd. Irving 438-1123, ex 154.
UTA Gallery. Sept 10-28: Exhibition of recent faculty projects from the School of Architecture and Environmental Design Mon-Fri 9-4. Sun 1-4. Fine Arts Bldg. 601 Monroe St. Arlington. (817) 273-2891.
UTD Gallery and Special Collections. Gallery displays monthly exhibits of works by student and non-student artists. Mon-Fri 8-5. Visual Arts Bldg Floyd and Campbell Rds. Call for current exhibits’ 690-2762. Special Collections area presents two permanent exhibits: “History of Aviation” and “Philatelic Exhibit.” Mon-Fri 9-noon and 1-5. Third level McDermott Library. Richardson. 690-2996.
Adelle M. Fine Art. Sept 2-23: Works in fiber by two Midwestern artists, Joy Rushfelt and Jane Knight Mon-Fri 9-5. 3317 McKinney. 526-0800.
Afterimage. From Sept 16: Exhibit of color photographs by Austrian photographer Alfred Seiland Mon-Sat 10-5:30 The Quadrangle, 2800 Routh, No. 151. 748-2521.
Altermann. Through Sept: One-man exhibition of sculpture by Harry Jackson. Mon-Fri 10-5, Sat & Sun by appt. 2504 Cedar Springs. 745-1266.
Andrade. Continuing exhibit of Chinese and Japanese paintings and porcelain. Tue-Sat 10:30-5. The Quadrangle. 2800 Routh. No 180. 741-2125.
Arthello’s. Through Sept: Exhibit of recent oil paintings and watercolors by Arthello Beck, Jr. Sat & Sun 1-6 1922 S Beckley. 941-2276.
Athol. Gallery features 18th- and 19th-century American and European paintings and sculpture. Mon-Fri 10-4 2512 Cedar Springs. 742-7261.
Booth. Through Sept: Exhibition of gallery artists including Cuca Romley and Harold Altman. Eskimo art is also featured. Call for information and reservations for the gallery’s weekly lecture series. Mon-Fri 9-5. 2516 Maple Ave. 742-6131.
Carlin. Through Sept: Exhibit of paintings, prints, sculpture, and crafts. Carlin also participates in Gallery Night Sept 20. Mon-Wed & Fri 10-5,Thur 5-8. 710 Montgomery, Fort Worth. (817) 738-9621.
Collectors Choice. Through Sept: Aquatints by Miro and a large selection of lithographs and cast paper by R.C. Gorman. Also exhibited are works by Appel. Dali, Delacroix, Calder, Matta, and Warhol. Mon-Wed & Fri & Sat 10-5, Thur 10-9. 5950 Royal Ln. 361-8336.
Compound Artists Co-op. Gallery features traditional and contemporary paintings in oil, acrylic, and watercolors, pencil and pastel drawings, and sculpture in clay, metal, stone, and wood. Mon-Sat 10-5. 6617 Snider Plaza. 363-0275.
Contemporary. From Sept 5: One-man exhibit of wood sculpture by Tom Picollo. Mon-Sat 10:30-5. The Quadrangle. 2800 Routh, No 120. 747-0141.
DW Gallery. From Sept 5. Exhibit by Pat Tillman and gallery group show. Tue-Sat 11-5. 3305 McKinney. 526-3240.
David L. Gibson. Continuing exhibit of 16th-20th century maps and prints. Mon-Sat 10-5. 2723 Routh. 744-3474.
Delahunty. From Sept 6: Exhibition of paintings by Johnnie Ross and photographs by Debora Hunter. Tue-Sat 11-5. 2611 Cedar Springs. 744-1346.
500 Exposition. Through Sept: The gallery has expanded its facilities to include two project rooms in which will be shown various works on a weekly changing basis. Call for information on new exhibit presented. Tue-Sat 11-5. 500 Exposition Ave. 828-1111.
The Fringe Element. Through Sept: Exhibit of works in holography by California artist John Kaufman. Also exhibited is ongoing show of three-dimensional imagery by 15 artists. Wed-Sat noon-5. 2727 Routh. 741-5219.
The Frontroom. Through Sept: Group show of contemporary American craftsmen, Mon-Sat 10-5.6617 Snider Plaza 359-8338.
Gallery E. Through Sept: Exhibit of the Donaldson collection of Persian amulets. Tue-Sat 11-4. 2607 Routh. 651-1343.
Gallery II. Through Sept: Lithographs by Theo Tobiasse Mon-Sat 10-6.Thur 10-9.1109OldTownin the Village. 363-9346
KERA Gallery 13: Through Sept 12: Folded works on paper including painting, calligraphy, and origami by Wayne Amerine Opening reception for the artist, July 31 from 5-7 Mon-Fri 8-5. 3000 Harry Hines. 744-1300
Lucy Berman Modem Graphic?. Through Sept: New works from France with some presented by the French publisher By appt only, days or evenings 3873 Royal Ln. 357-1687.
Mattingly Baker. Through Sept 2: Contemporary realism works including prints, watercolors, and drawings by Alex Katz. Sondra Freckelton. Bill Komodore. Jeanette Sloan, and others From Sept 5: Exhibit of Rauschenberg’s new-edition prints, along with his portfolio of 12 black and white photographs produced from 1940-1960. Tue-Fri 10-6, Sat 11-5. 10711 Preston Rd. 696-3666.
Nimbus. From Sept 12: Exhibit of three print artists including New York graphics artist Tom O’Donahue, Japanese mezzotint specialist Tomoe Yokoi, and sculptor and printmaker Reuben Nakian. Opening reception for the artists, Sept 12 from 6-9. Mon-Sat 10-5 3023 Routh. 742 1348.
Rainone Galleries. Through Sept: Exhibition of original American art including works by Norman Rockwell, Schreyvogel, F. Remington. H. Dunn, J.H. Sharp, and many others. By appt only, days or evenings 1020 Pioneer Pkwy E, Arlington, 461-5666.
Shango. Through Sept: Exhibit of the Jay C. Left collection including African, Pre-Columbian, South Pacific, and American Indian art. Mon-Sat noon-6. 2606 Fairmount. 744-4891.
Southwest II. Through Sept: Exhibit of graphics, paintings, and watercolors by Tony Bass. Tue-Sat 10-6, Wed-Fri 10-9, closed Sun & Mon. 2710 Boll St (1/2 block east of The Quadrangle). 827-7730.
Stewart. Sept 5-25: Recent oil paintings by Lau Chun. Tue-Sat 10-5, Bun & Mon by appt only. 12610 Coit Rd. 661-0213.
Valley House. Exhibit of by 19th-century paintings, drawings, and sculpture by European and American masters. Mon-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-3. 6616 Spring Valley Rd 239-2441
SEMINARS, EVENTS, ETC.
The Amazing Kreskin. Sept 4 at 8 pm: $2, no
children under age 5 admitted. Performance by this world-renowned mind reader is sponsored by the TCU Forum. Ed Landreth Auditorium, TCU campus, Fort Worth. (817)921-7810.
Allen Ginsberg. Sept 23 at 8 pm: Free. Lecture by the renowned poet and publisher. Room B142, Richland College, 12800 Abrams Rd. 746-4430.
Autumn Odyssey. Sept 26 & 27: Fifth annual growth fair features a series of 30 workshops and seminars from which participants may choose three They range from psychic/healer instruction to dance lessons. Sponsored by the Human Potential Institute and North Lake College. Sept 26 6:30 am-10 pm, Sept 27 8:30 am-10:30 pm. $15 pre-registration. $20 at the door. North Lake College, Irving Call for ticket and information brochure. (817)277-2424.
CETA Arts Festival. Sept 6. Third annual festival offers a variety of free entertainment including music, dance, theater performances, arts and crafts activities, games, a children’s parade, and installations of art work provided by CETA artists-in-residence as well as 40 cultural agencies funded by CETA. Noon-6:30 Old City Park, 1300 S Ervay. 670-4092.
Christ the King Art Sale and Carnival. Sept 27 & 28: Carnival and sale with proceeds benefiting Christ the King School. The art gallery displays works by more than 35 of the area’s finest artists and includes paintings, textiles, sculpture, and pottery. The carnival features a disco roller rink, games face painting, and more. Free. Sept 27 11-4, Sept 28 10-1 pm. Christ the King School. Colgate at Preston Rd. 369-2310.
Creatively Using the Humanities In Family Services. Sept 19: Sponsored by the Learning Library Program, the symposium includes a lecture by Ann McGee Cooper on creativity for the professional family counselor as well as workshops on using humanities materials in counseling. Free. YWCA 4621 Ross Ave. Call for times and pre-registration, 742-9650.
Election ’80 Debates. Sept 15. 22 & 29: Eastfield College, the Mesquite Jaycees. and the League of Women Voters present a series of debates and an AII-Candidates Forum. Free. 12:15 & 7:45 pm daily. Campus Center, Eastfield College, 3737 Motley Mesquite. 746-3185.
Gallery Night. Sept 20: Third annual event featuring a unique night of gallery-hopping along Camp Bowie Blvd in Fort Worth. Galleries included are Bowden, Hall. Carlin. Gallery One. New Gallery, Reminisce! and Carr. Free and open to the novice as well as the knowledgeable. 6-10 pm. Call for further information. (817) 237-9474 or (817) 738-6921.
Gardening Workshops. Series of monthly supervised instruction sponsored by the Dallas Civic Garden Center. Sept 2: Fall grounds maintenance workshop with lecture by Roger Sanderson on the preparation for fall gardening. 10-noon $2 members, $5 non-members. Sept 17: Instructor Betty Lou Woods teaches class on the use of dried grasses, woods, and flowers. 10-noon. $5 members. $8 non-members. Sept 27: Wildflower symposium. 9-3. $5, $4 lunch. Corner of First and Forest Ave, Fair Park. Call for required pre-registration. 428-7476.
Greek Food Festival. Sept 25-27: Annual event includes homemade, authentic Greek food, delicious pastries, music, dancing, and a tour of the church. Lunch: Sept 25 & 26 11:30-2; Sept 27 browsing and sandwiches provided. $4.50. Dinner: Sept 25-27 5:30-9. $7.50. Reservations. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 4005 Swiss Ave. 823-3509.
The Impact of Einstein’s Thought on Modem Society. Sept 18-20: Free symposium features lectures and films (including the PBS production on Einstein’s life). Running concurrently with the symposium is a Cubist art exhibit. Sponsored by the University of Dallas. Lynch Auditorium, 3113 University Blvd, Irving. Call for times and registration. 438-1123, ex 253 or ex 211.
Laser Light Show. Each Fri & Sat in Sept: $3. Fri at 8:15. 9:30 & 11 pm: Sat 7, 8:15, 9:30 & 11 pm. Cosmic Theatre and Planetarium, Richland College, 12800 Abrams Rd. 746-4444.
L’eggs YWCA Marathon. Sept 27 at 8:30 am: Annual event features a 6.2-mile race for women. $3. White Rock Lake 827-5600.
1980 Showhouse. From Sept 25: Chosen by the Dallas chapter of American Society of Interior Designers, the Roy C. Coffee mansion in University Park is a landmark home formerly occupied by the late mayor/attorney/philanthropist. Sponsored by the Dallas ASID, proceeds benefit the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. $5. Mon-Sat 10-5. Sun noon-5. 6325 Preston Road. Call for ticket information. 339-3111 or 330-7078.
Pioneer Days. Sept 26-28: This annual event commemorates the western heritage of the Fort Worth Stockyards, and this year’s events include street dancing, live country/western music, the Stockyards Stampede, a jog-a-thon benefiting the American Cancer Society, a western parade, and two rodeos to begin Cowtown Coliseum’s fall rodeo season. Sept 26 at 6 pm, all day Sat & Sun Most activities are free and take place on East Exchange Ave in the Stockyards District, Fort Worth 429-4682.
Planetarium Show. Each Sun in Sept: $1. 50￠ children ages 6-11. Cosmic Theatre and Planetarium, Richland College, 12800 Abrams Rd. 746-4444.
Solution Training. Sept 8 at 12:10: Author James Baugh lectures about overcoming particular blocks in problem solving. Central Library, 1954 Commerce 748-9071, ex 249.
The Wadley Whoopee. Sept 27. Tenth anniversary fund raiser sponsored by the Wadley Guild includes an evening of dining, dancing, and games. Proceeds benefit Wadley Institute for leukemia research $40. Dallas Convention Center. Call for ticket information. 363-5885.
Welcome to the Dallas Family. Sept 23 at 7 pm: First in a six-week series of programs to introduce the newcomer to Dallas. Lectures are conducted each consecutive Tuesday and will focus on such issues as why neighborhoods have changed, the economic history of Dallas, and familiarization with prominent Dallas authors. Free. Classes are sponsored by the Dallas Public Library’s NEH-funded Learning Library Program. Fretz Park Branch Library. 6990 Belt Line Rd, 742-9659.
Wei les ley Book and Author Luncheon. Sept 27 at noon: Seventeenth annual event presented by the Wellesley College Club of Dallas. $15, $60 patron ticket includes reception for the authors Sept 26. Grand Ballroom, Sheraton Dallas Hotel Call for ticket information and authors to be honored. 361-7487.
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 more romantic era of transportation. $1, children under 12, 50?. Tours offered Sun only, 11-5. Fair Park 823-9931.
Dallas Health & Science Museum. Through Sept: Display of over 300 seashells donated to the museum by A.L. Goodwin. Enhancing the seashell environment are several 19th-century paintings of seascapes and a 74-gallon aquarium. Through Sept: Two new exhibits open from the Department of Energy. Planetarium show: “Whirlpools of Darkness.” Tue-Sun at 3. Museum hours: Tue-Sat 9-5, Sun 1-5. Fair Park. 428-8351.
Dallas Garden Center. The attractive solarium is one of Dallas’ most interesting retreats on a very hot or very cold day, when you can comfortably think green thoughts in the shade of tropical flora. Mon-Fri 10-5, Sat & Sun 2-5. Fair Park. 428-7476.
Dallas Museum of Natural History. From Sept 5: Exhibit entitled “Big Bend: The Last Frontier.” Guided tours available Wednesdays at 10 am. Call for information about upcoming programs. Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun noon-5. Fair Park. 421-2169.
Dallas Zoo. Literally for the birds. Although the mammals are the usual restless 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 also interesting. 75?, children under 12 free if accompanied by adult. 9-6 daily. 621 E Clarendon. 946-5154.
DeGolyer Estate. Spanish Colonial mansion with 43-acre garden built in 1939. Tours available Tue 1-4, Wed. Thur, Fri 10-4, Gardens open daily dawn to dusk 8525 Garland Rd, 324-1401.
Fair Park Aquarium. This institution is showing its age badly, but the kids will probably be captivated by the variety of underwater creatures on show. Les Hommes de Mer (skin diving club) meets the second Wednesday of each month Free Mon-Sat 8-5, Sun & holidays 1-5, Fair Park. 428-3587.
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Permanent exhibit, “Laser Technology: Origins. Applications, and Design.” Planetarium show, each Sat & Sun in Sept ’Cosmos: The Spirit of Exploration.” $1.75 $1 children under 12. Each Sat in Sept: “The Texas Sky.” Mon-Fri 11.1. 2:30 & 3:30: Sat 11, 2:30 & 3:30; Sun 2:30 & 3:30. Museum admission 50￠ for out-of-county residents, Tarrant County residents free. Museum hours: Mon-Sat 9-5. Sun 2-5. 1501 Montgomery. Fort Worth (817) 732-1631.
Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge. 3300 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. $1, under 12’free. Mon-Fri 9-5:30. Sat 9-6. Sun 9-6:30. 2727 Zoological Park. Fort Worth. (817) 870-7050.
John F. Kennedy Museum. A 22-minute film reenactment of the assassination, plus exhibits of items related to the incident. An interesting after noon for history and assassination buffs. $1.75. children $1.25. Summer hours: 9-7. seven days a week. 9-5 after Labor Day. 501 Elm St. 742-8582.
Pate Museum of Transportation. Features dis plays on all modes of transportation including auto mobiles, aircraft, a minesweeper, an antique private railcar. space exhibits, and library. Free. Tue-Sun 9-5 Hwy 377 between Fort Worth and Cresson. (817)332-1161.
Baseball – Texas Rangers. Arlington Stadium. All games at 7:35 except Sept 21 at 2:05: General admission $3. $1.50 children 13 and under. Reserved seats $5.50-$7. 273-5100.
Sept 1-3 vs Toronto Blue Jays
15-18VS Oakland A’s
19-21 vs. California Angels
30 vs. Minnesota Twins
Football – Dallas Cowboys. Texas Stadium Reserved seats $8 & $12. Call for general information, 359-3211.
Sept 21 vs. Tampa Bay. 3 pm
Football – NTSU Eagles. Fouts Field in Denton, tickets $7: Texas Stadium in Irving, tickets $10. All games at 7:30 pm. (817) 788-2662.
Sept 13 vs. SMU, Texas Stadium
Football – UTA Mavericks. All home games played in the new Maverick Stadium. 7:30 pm. Reserved tickets $6. general admission $4, high school students and under $2. (817) 273-2261.
Sept 6 vs. NTSU
27 vs. SMU. Texas Stadium
Football – SMU Mustangs. Texas Stadium. 7:30 pm. Tickets $10. 692-2901.
Sept 13vs NTSU
20 vs. TCU
27 vs UTA
Football – TCU Horned Frogs. Amon Carter Field Tickets $10, general admission (end zone only) $5, 17 & under $2. (817) 921-7967.
Sept 13 vs. Auburn, 7 pm
20 vs. SMU, 7:30. Texas Stadium
Golf – Mary Kay Golf Classic. Sept 24-28: Ladies Professional Golf Association event (formerly the Dallas Civitan) with $150,000 in prize money benefiting the Salesmanship Club Youth Camps. Single day tickets $6-$7; tournament badge H8-$24 Bent Tree Country Club. 5201 Westgrove 742-3896
Rodeo – Mesquite Championship Rodeo. Every Fri and Sat night through Sept. Box seats $4.50, general admission $3.50, $1.50 12 & under. Off LBJ Frwy at Military Pkwy 285-8777.
Thoroughbred Horse Racing – Louisiana Downs. Bossier City, Louisiana. Racing season begins June 13 and continues through November 9 Wed-Sun. Post time: 1:15. Admission. Grandstand $1, Clubhouse $2.50. Parking $1. On Hwy 80 East. For information. call toll free (800) 551-8622.
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