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COW HOKE



The glittering metropolitan cowboy is riding still, and sundown is apparently nowhere in sight. We mistakenly imagined that the heydays of ostrich-skinned boots, silk Western shirts and 14k pendants were history; but Dallas City Limits, a 2 1/2-month-old country & western hotspot, proves otherwise. Owners Malcolm Bell and Rick McDowell have included all the trappings for successful cowboy urbania: a punching bag; tack shop; video games; a small, crowded dance floor; and a mechanical, multispeed bull – complete with cuddly fake hide and beady eyes. (We only wished it could wink when it successfully bucked particularly brazen, hairy-chested men. ) As we perched on the bleachers near the bull, we watched one well-built cowperson with starched, creased jeans and a carefully unsnapped Western shirt flex each of his muscles before signaling for the cow operator to switch on the animal; we fell into a weighty conversation. “Is this Texana real fake or fake fake, with fake fake being a shoddy imitation?” We aren’t sure. But we did enjoy ourselves at City Limits; if only because the people-watching was entertaining, and the pinches and propositions ego-enriching. 5500 Greenville. 361-9517



PARADISE FOUND



On September 20, 1641, the galleon Nuestra Senora de la Pura y Limpia Concepcion, overburdened with a conquistador’s ransom in silver, limped out of the port of Havana bound for Seville. Exactly 41 days out, driven back by a hurricane, she struck a reef off the Dominican Republic and went down, taking half her crew and all her precious cargo with her. Fifty years later, an enterprising New England sea captain recovered 68, 000 pounds of silver and gold from the reef. The rest remained undiscovered until 1978 when a diver with a treasure expedition found a Spanish piece of eight stuck to a ballast stone. His discovery led to the most significant underwater find of the century – more than $40 million in gold chains, silver bars, masses of fused coins and silver tableware. Far more important to an understanding of 17th-century Spain and its colonial trade, however, were the everyday objects brought up by the expedition’s divers. All this now belongs to the Dominican Republic, but through March 14 “Treasure of the Concepcion, ” some $1. 5 million worth of artifacts recovered from the shipwreck, will be on display at The Science Place (formerly the Dallas Health and Science Museum) in Fair Park. Tue-Sat 9-5, Sun 1-5. 428-8351.

Ken Barrow



CLASSICAL DUO



A century and a half after his death, the music of Beethoven continues to hold a unique and powerful fascination for both audiences and musicians. This month, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra has devoted three weeks to a special part of Beethoven’s output: works for voice and orchestra. Conductor Robert Shaw opens the series with the Missa Solemnis. The Austin Choral Union will join the DSO in performing the work Beethoven regarded as his greatest composition. One week later, a cast of distinguished opera singers will join the DSO and the Grand Chorus of NTSU under principal conductor Eduardo Mata to perform Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio. The Beethoven festival closes with an experimental work from the Middle Period, the Choral Fantasia; plus the supreme masterpiece that emerged from the experiment, the 9th Symphony. The Dallas Symphony Chorus will perform with the DSO under Mata’s direction.

The Missa Solemnis will be performed Feb 12 & 13 at 8: 15 pm&Feb 14 at 2: 30 pm; Fidelio on Feb 18 & 20 at 8: 15 pm; and the Choral Fantasia and 9th Symphony on Feb 26 & 27 at 8: 15 pm. Fair Park Music Hall. Tickets $14-$5. 692-0203.

Wayne Lee Gay

NIQHTLIFE



Adair’s. This place has got class: torn U. S.. British and Texas flags pinned to a wall; two-tone harvest gold-and-beige vinyl booths; thousands of spitwads clinging for dear life to the ceiling; miscellaneous graffiti covering several walls; gobs of gimme hats tacked to the wall behind the bar; Roy Rogers’ “Happy Trails” on the jukebox. Just about everybody is welcome here; Adair’s is for good, clean hell-raising with friends you haven’t necessarily met yet. (3903 Cedar Springs. 526-9379. Tue-Sat 10 pm-2 am, Sun 6 pm-midnight. No credit cards. )

Andrew’s. The best way to describe Andrew’s is that it’s sort of like cod liver oil: best when taken in small doses. It’s just that everything here is so cute: the cute little drinks (some are unbelievably potent) that have cute little names, the cute little waitresses in green-and-red plaid wraparound jumpers, the cute little tables in the cute little courtyard. And in the midst of all this cuteness is an average performer (usually accompanied by a guitar) trying to sing mellow oldies-but-goodies to a cute crowd, most of whom couldn’t care less. (3301 McKinney. 521-6535. Daily 11: 15am-2am. Happy hour Mon-Fri until 7. AE, DC, MC, V. )

Bagatelle. If you’re tired of your rowdy friends and would like to slip into a plush, dark booth for a smooth drink and a little intimate conversation, this is the perfect place. What you’ll find at Bagatelle is good food and great jazz. Karen Edwards sings and plays the piano Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights; the Paul Guerrero Jazz Quartet performs Thursday. Friday and Saturday nights. (4925 Greenville. 692-8224. Mon-Sat 11: 30 am-2 am, Sun brunch 10: 30-2. Happy hour Mon-Fri 4: 30-7. All credit cards. )

Balboa Cafe. Not intending to be uncomplimentary, we find this place a bit like an old shoe: nothing we haven’t stepped into a hundred times before, but often a comfortable and form-fitting relief. It’s more cafe than bar, with good sandwiches, plentiful servings and beer-batter onion rings. The Greenville Avenue location includes a patio for balmy nights, but has only a small bar. (7015 Greenville. 369 7027. Mon-Sat 11 am-2 am, Sun noon-2 am. Happy hour Mon-Fri 4-7, and Mon-Thur midnight-2 am. MC, V, AE. )

Bar Tejas. At first we thought Bar Tejas was perfect: the casual neighborhood feel, the enormous windows, the neon and marquee lights beaming in from the Mexican-American movie theater across the street. Then we realized that there’s something about the harshness of the acoustics and the height of the ceiling that makes this an uncomfortable place in which to be drunk: The table setup is just too Spartan. It is, however, a nice place to frequent during the day; and on Sunday evenings, there’s chamber music. (2100 Greenville. 828-2131. Daily 11: 30 am-2 am. Happy hour Mon-Fri 4-7. AE. )

Belle Starr. Not quite in the same league as Cowboy or Diamond Jim’s, Belle Starr has become a real haven for semi-urban blue-collar cowboys and cowgirls who just love to two-step and polka (this place is equipped with a huge dance floor). (7724 N Central near Southwestern. 750-4787. Tue-Sat 7 pm-2 am, Sun 4 pm-2 am. Closed Mon. All credit cards. )

Billy Bob’s Texas. It was only a matter of time before someone built a c/w nightclub bigger than Gilley’s; it’s perfectly logical that it was built in Fort Worth. Billy Bob’s has 42 bar stations, six shops, two restaurants, a seating capacity of 6, 000, real cowboys riding real bulls in a stockyard arena and some of the biggest names in country music. (2520 N Commerce, Fort Worth. (817)625-6491. Mon-Sat 10 am-2 am; Sun 4 pm-2 am. Happy hour daily 4-7: 30 pm. V, MC, AE. )

Caf坢 Dallas. If you’re out to pick up someone and you can’t do it here, there must be something wrong. This place is literally overflowing with eager young (well, maybe not quite so young) swingles in all shapes and sizes. Anything is “in” here; as long as you act like you belong, you will. And Cafe Dallas does have one of the best sound systems in Dallas. So, if you like to dance (anything from disco to New Wave to rock) and don’t mind a few indecent proposals, you’ll enjoy Cafe Dallas. (5500 Greenville. 9870066. Mon-Fri 3 pm-2 am, Sat & Sun 7pm-2am. AE, MC, V.)

Cardinal Puff’s. We could really learn to love Puff’s; it’s comfortable (especially the beer garden outside), soothing (perfect if you need to unwind after a tough day) and extremely cozy (decidedly dark and intimate after the sun goes down). (46/5 Greenville. 369-1969. Daily 4 pm-2 am. Happy hour Mon-Fri 4-7. MC, AE. V.)

Cowboy. One thing Cowboy is not is a place for cowboys. It’s much more aptly suited for guys who think they’d really like to be cowboys and girls who think that men who walk like cowboys are neat. It is, however, somewhat reminiscent of a cattle drive: Every inch of floor space-whether for dancing, sitting or standing-is occupied at all times by large, obnoxious beasts who breathe heavily down each other’s necks and occasionally emit strange noises. (5208 Greenville. 369-6969. Mon-Fri 5 pm-2 am, Supper bullet 5-9 pm, Sat & Sun 8 pm-2 am. MC, V. AE, DC.)

Diamond Jinn’s. What a great place to get picked up! It’s not as pretentious as Cowboy, it’s not as overdone as Cowboy, and it has basically the same things to offer its patrons: pseudo-Western surroundings, lots of floor space to two-step or swing dance on and oodles of available singles. We especially like the windowsills that line one wall; they’re perfect sites for people-watching, which can be quite entertaining in itself. (5601 Greenville. 691-2411. Mon-Fri 5 pm-2 am, Sat&Sun 7pm-2am. Happy hour Mon-Fri 5-8 pm. MC, V, AE.)

Eight-O. It’s amazing what a little honest promotion can do for a place. When the Eight-O first opened, it was plugged as the “in” place for struggling artists, bohemians, punk rockers and any other social misfits who happened to stumble in. It was a great place for people-watching, listening to one of the best jukeboxes in Dallas and discussing the meaning of life and other such esoteric trivialities. Then an entire army of preppies decided that Eight-0 was The Ultimate, and things went downhill from there. (The Quadrangle, 2800 Routh, suite 145. 741-0817. Mon-Sat 11: 30 am-2 am, Sun noon-2 am. Happy hour daily 4-8. MC, AE, V. )

坢lan. In case you didn’t know (and are therefore extremely bourgeois) that is a little e, l-a-n. Ay-Ion, for all you native Texans. This is the spot in Dallas to drink, dance, mingle, play backgammon or just generally stand around looking beautiful, exotic, vogue and yes. rich. This is probably as close to Hollywood as Dallas will ever get-at least, we certainly hope it is. (5111 Greenville. 692-9855. Mon-Fri 11: 30 am-2 am. Sat 7 pm-2 am. Happy hour Mon-Fri 4-7. Sun brunch 11-2. All credit cards. )

Greenville Avenue Country Club. Oh, what warm and wonderful memories we associate with the GACC. When it first opened several summers ago, we loved lounging beside the backyard swimming pool on sunny Sunday afternoons, sipping beer and scanning the most recent copy of The New York Times. But GACC’s well-publicized success has caused us to love the country club life a little less; the clientele seems to have turned from low-key to luridly uptown. (3619 Greenville. 826-5650. Mon-Sat 11 am-2 am. Sun noon-2 am. Happy hour Mon-Fri 4-7. AE, MC, V. )

Greenville Bar & Grill. Closet claustrophobics take heed: This place is always packed. It’s billed as Dallas’ oldest bar, and from the size of the crowds, everybody’s been here since the place opened. Although you may feel sort of like an outsider your first time here, it’s only a matter of time before you’re old hat. But if you have a particular aversion to standing elbow to elbow in a crowded room for hours, this probably isn’t the place for you. (2821 Greenville. 823-6691. Mon-Sat 11: 30 am-2 am, Sun noon-2am. Happy hour Mon-Fri 4-7. AE. )

The Hop. The Hop, a longtime Fort Worth institution, has pizza, spaghetti and all kinds of music, ranging from a new rock group that sounds promising (the Blue Cats) to country-folk songwriters such as B. W. Stevenson and Steve Fromholz. The atmosphere is low-key and comfortable. (2905 W Berry, Fort Worth. (817) 923-7281. Mon-Sat 11 am-2 am, Sun 4 pm-1 am. Happy hour daily 2-7, all day Wed. MC, V, AE, DC, CB. )

Hot Klub. Dallas’ premier punk showplace is frequented by a mean bunch whose idea of a good time is “slam dancing, ” a rough-and-tumble exercise based on two moves: push and shove. A trip to the bathroom is an adventure in itself. And whatever you do here, don’t touch the floors. (4350 Maple. 526-9432. )

Joe Miller’s. If your criterion for judging the worth of a bar is determined by the strength of its drinks, Joe Miller’s will be your choice for the best bar in Dallas. Drinking one of Joe’s vodka tonics is like getting shot with one of those sedative guns they use to drop elephants in the wilds of Africa: Three drinks and you qualify as legally dead, Joe’s is an insider’s bar; for years it has been the favorite media hangout. (3531 McKinney. 521-2261. Mon-Fri noon-2 am. AE, MC, V. )

Longhorn Ballroom. So what if it’s crowded, smoky, the cover’s too high, the tourists are too many: This is Bob Wills’ Longhorn Ballroom, the place for kicker dancin’, beer drinkin’ and hell raisin’. You’ll fit in whether you can dance or not, and you might as well plan on coming home with bruised toenails (those rhinestone cowboys can be real oafs) No one should live in Dallas and not go to the Longhorn at least once: It’s a Texas tradition. (216 Corinth at Industrial. 428-3128. Wed & Thur 7 pm-12: 30 am, Fri & Sat 7 pm-2 am, Sun 5 pm-mid-night. All credit cards. )

NFL. This is a true Irish pub, but you’ll like the NFL (Nick Farrelley’s Lounge) whether you’re a preppy, a goat roper, a longhair or just sort of an average Joe. It’s a friendly neighborhood spot that’s known to get a little rowdy at times-perfect for drinking a few beers, dancing to some old Irish folk songs or playing a game or two of darts or pool. (3520 Oak Lawn. 559-4890. Mon-Fri 4 pm-2 am, Sat 6 pm-2 am. Closed Sun. No credit cards. )

Nick’s Uptown. Nick’s is the ideal place to cut loose and have a wild time. The club is reminiscent of a huge rec room (it used to be a grocery store) with a stage tucked away in one corner and a bar running along the opposite wall. And if you feel the need to get up and move, there’s plenty of room to dance. (3606 Greenville. 827-4802. Mon-Sun 8 pm-2 am. AE, MC. V. )

Poor David’s Pub. It’s easy to bypass this grimy little bar on your way to somewhere else; but if you’re looking for decent live music, that may be a big mistake. Sure, Poor David’s is tiny, grungy and has absolutely no stage. All the better to concentrate on the music, which more often than not, is definitely worth hearing. (2900 McKinney. 821-9891. Mon, Wed-Fri 4 pm-2 am, Sat 7 pm-2 am. Happy hour 4-8 pm weekdays. Closed Sun and Tue. Kitchen open till 1 am. No credit cards. )

Stoneleigh P. What can be said about the Stone-leigh P. that hasn ’t been uttered already? Suffice it to say that more advertising campaigns, radio jingles, magazine articles, films, poems and paintings have been planned in this L-shaped room than in any other public or private Dallas chamber. The P. breaks all the rules-the beer is sometimes less than teeth-cracking cold, the drinks are too small- and yet people continue to be seduced by the lowkey intelligence of the place. (2926 Maple. 741-0824 Mon-Sat 11 am-2 am. Sun noon-midnight. Happy hour Mon-Fri 4-7. No credit cards. )

The Wine Press. Obviously, The Wine Press is a great place to sample wine (the wine list consists of page after page of Californian, French, Italian and German wines). But unlike many other wine bars, The Wine Press also serves a full range of cocktails. There’s also a great secluded second-story loft. (4217 Oak Lawn. 522-8720. Mon-Sat 11 am-2 am. Sun noon-2 am. No reservations. MC, V, AE. )



FILM SERIES



University of Dallas. Feb 9: “Carrie’’-Sissy Spacek in Brian de Palma’s most delightful horror epic. Feb 16: “Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde”-Fredric March stars in what is undoubtedly the best film version of the classic story. Feb 23: “Ship of Fools”- all-star cast afloat on a rather ponderous telling of the Katherine Ann Porter novel. Screenings at 7: 30 pm in Lynch Auditorium. Tickets $1. 579-5225.

University of Texas at Dallas. Fed 3:” The Leopard”-Luchino Visconti directs Burt Lancaster as the head of a beleagured Italian family in the time of Garibaldi. Feb 5: “Shampoo”-Warren Beatty’s brilliant satire of illicit sex and conservative politics in Southern California, Feb 10: “Clowns”-Fellini’s love letter to the circus. Feb 12: “The Stunt Man”- a recent contender for the “Cult Film Favorite” award. Feb 17: “Monika”-vintage (1952) Bergman. Feb 19: “Lenny”-glitzy sleaze, Bob Fossestyle. Feb 24: “Yojimbo” -considered by many to be the ultimate Samurai epic: Akiro Kurosawa directs. Feb 26: “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh”-the little fellow comes to life in this Disney cartoon. Screenings are in the Founders North Auditorium, UTD campus. Tickets $2, under 18 and over 65 $1, students with UTD ID 50. 690-2945.

THEATER



Ashes. A recent play by David Rudkin about a young couple struggling into parenthood amid the disappointment of many of their hopes. It’s reportedly a touching and amusing drama. The director is SMU faculty member John Stefano. Feb 2-14 at the Margo Jones Theatre, Owen Arts Center, SMU campus Tue-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2: 15 pm. Tickets $5. 692-2573.

Getting Out. Marsha Norman’s play is about a woman’s first day out of prison. Resolved to start a new life, the woman has to cope with all the remnants of her old one-her bitter mother, the prison guard who drives her home, the pimp she used to work for-and her old self, who still lives in her memory and roams the stage in flashbacks. Jenna Worthen, who staged “Custer” here last year, directs. Through Mar 6 at Stage No 1, Greenville Avenue Theatre, 2914 Greenville. Wed-Sat at 8: 15 pm. Tickets $7. 50, $6 students & over 65. 369-5345.

Marat/Sade. A complex, phantasmagorical play by Peter Weiss, Marat /Sade was first produced in 1964 and made nearly legendary by a later Peter Brook production. It’s based on fact: the Marquis de Sade, confined in his later years to an asylum, sometimes wrote plays that were performed by his fellow inmates. Weiss has imagined him producing such a play about the assassination of the revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat. With madmen playing supposedly sane figures and de Sade in conflict with the character of Marat in his own script, this is a very unusual play-within-a-play. The director of the show is one of Dallas’ best: Mesrop Kesdekian. Feb 25-Mar 7 at the Bob Hope Theatre, Owen Arts Center, SMU campus. Thur-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2: 15 pm. Tickets $5. 692-2573.

Of Mice and Men. When performed well, John Steinbeck’s dramatization of his novel about two farmhands is a powerful play. The Theater Center hasn’t always been at its best when performing naturalistic dramas such as this, but its new relations with Actors Equity may make a difference. Feb 9-Mar 13 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, Dallas Theater Center, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. Mon Feb 8 (preview) at 8 pm. Tue-Thur at 8 pm, Wed Feb 24 at 1: 30 pm, Fri & Sat at 8: 30 pm, Sat at 5 pm. Tickets $18 & $16 Tue opening; $12 & $10. 50 Fri & Sat; $11 & $9. 50 Sat matinee; $10 & $8. 50 Tue-Thur; $8 & $7 Wed matinee; $7 Mon preview. 526-8857.

Second Stage Festival. This has become one of the biggest attractions of Theatre Three’s season. You never know what the plays will be like, since they’re not chosen from the usual sources-Broadway, English comic writers, etc. -but from lesser-known American authors. The choices in the festival’s first two years were, without exception, fascinating-one was by Beth Henley, who won a Pulitzer Prize just after the Dallas run of her Miss Firecracker Contest-and only one of them proved to be, in the end, disappointing. This year’s plays hadn’t been chosen at press time. Feb 23-Apr 3 at Theatre Three, The Quadrangle, 2800 Routh. Tue-Thur at 8 pm, Fri & Sat at 8: 30 pm, Sun at 2: 30 & 7 pm. Tickets $9. 95 Fri & Sat; $7. 75 Wed, Thur & Sun matinee; $6. 75 Tue & Sun. 748-5191.

Ten Little Indians. In Agatha Christie’s dramatization of one of her novels, a handful of guests at an isolated mansion are killed off one by one. It should be a good show, if for no other reason than this theater has been assembling some very capable casts this season. Feb 5-Mar 20 at the New Arts Theatre Company, 702 Ross Ave at Market. Tue-Thur at 8 pm, Fri & Sat at 8: 30 pm, Sun at 2: 30 pm. Tickets $9. 50 Fri & Sat, $7. 50 Tue-Thur & Sun. 761-9064.

Two by Two. This is a musical version of the Noah legend, with book by Peter Stone (who wrote the same part of “1776”), lyrics by Martin Charnin and music by Richard Rodgers. It’s largely based on a Clifford Odets play, “The Flowering Peach, ” and had a respectable run on Broadway about 10 years ago. Feb 11 -Mar 14 at the Dallas Repertory Theatre, NorthPark Auditorium, NorthPark. Thur-Sat at 8: 15 pm, Sun at 3 pm. Tickets $7. 50, $6. 50 students & over 65 Fri & Sat: $7. $5. 50 students & over 65 Thur & Sun. 369-8966.



MUSIC



Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Guest conductor Robert Shaw leads Beethoven’s “Missa Solemnis” with soprano Esther Hinds, contralto Elizabeth Man-nion, tenor Gene Tucker, bass David Evitts and the Austin Choral Union Feb 12 & 13 at 8: 15 pm & Feb 14 at 2: 30 pm. The Grand Chorus of North Texas State University joins a cast of distinguished opera singers with the DSO under music director Eduardo Mata for a concert version of Beethoven’s only opera, “Fidelio. ” Feb 18 & 20 at 8: 15 pm. One week later. Mata will conduct the DSO in Beethoven’s Fantasy for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra and the 9th Symphony with pianist Jeffrey Siegel, soprano Phyllis Bryn-Julson. contralto Lili Chookasian, tenor Jerold Norman, bass Jerome Hines and the Dallas Symphony Chorus Feb 26 & 27 at 8: 15 pm. All performances at Fair Park Music Hall. Tickets $14-$5. 692-0203.

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Guest conductor Marvin Hamlisch leads the orchestra in a Pops Concert Feb 13 at 8 pm. Cliburn gold medalist Andre-Michel Schub joins the orchestra for Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano Concerto the following weekend on a concert also featuring Delius’ “On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring, ” Debussy’s Three Nocturnes, and Ravel’s “La Valse, ” conducted by music director John Giordano. Feb 20 at 8 pm, Feb 21 at 3 pm at the Tarrant County Convention Centre Theatre, 1111 Houston St, Fort Worth. Tickets $15-$8 for pops concert, $14-3 for regular series. (817)921-2676.

Meadows School of the Arts. Organist Larry Palmer will present a recital Feb 1 at 8: 15 pm. Tickets $2. 50. Catherine Akos will present a voice recital Feb 8 at 8: 15 pm. Tickets $2. 50. Howard Dunn will conduct the SMU Wind-Ensemble Feb 9 at 8: 15 pm. Free. Students in the piano preparatory department will appear in recital Feb 21 at 2: 15pm. Free Vocalist Thomas Hayward will join James London, horn, with John Burrows in a faculty concert Feb 22 at 8: 15 pm. Tickets $2. 50. Guest artist Horst Gunther will present a voice recital Feb 26 at 8: 15 pm. Tickets $2. 50. All events at Caruth Auditorium, SMU campus. 692-2628.

North Texas State University. Vocalist John Large presents a faculty recital in the Recital Hall Feb 1 at 6: 15 pm. The Symphonic Wind Ensemble performs with conductor Robert Winslow in the Concert Hall Feb 4 at 8: 15 pm. Pianist Dan Haerle and guitarist Jack Peterson present music by Chick Corea in the Recital Hall Feb 7 at 8 pm. Steve Paul leads the Chamber Wind Ensemble in concert in the Recital Hall Feb 9 at 8 pm. Henry Gibbons conducts the A Capella Choir Feb 10 at 8: 15 pm in the Concert Hall. The Chamber Orchestra appears under conductor Anshel Brusilow Feb 18 at 8: 15 pm in the Concert Hall. Faculty vocalist Grant Williams performs in the Recital Hall Feb 21 at 8 pm. Stephen Farish, vocalist, performs in the Recital Hall Feb 22 at 8 pm. Anshel Brusilow conducts a concert of the NTSU Symphony and Chamber Orchestra on Feb 25 at 8: 15 pm in the Concert Hall. Free. (817) 788-2791.

Richardson Symphony Orchestra. Winners of the McCarty Young Artist Competition appear with the orchestra under the baton of Chris Xeros Feb 27 at 8 pm at Richardson High School Auditorium. Tickets $8. 235-2726.

Texas Christian University. Faculty pianists Andreas Klein and Tamas Unger appear in a recital of music for two pianos Feb 1 at 8 pm. Free. Organist John Weaver of the Curtis Institute presents a recital Feb 2 at 8 pm. Free. Members of the music faculty present a chamber recital Feb 15 at 8 pm. Free. The Glinka Quartet performs music by Mozart, Beethoven and Shostakovich Feb 19 at 8 pm. Tickets $5. The Concert Band presents a program Feb 24 at 8 pm. Free. Musica Nova, an ensemble dedicated to contemporary music, performs Feb 26 at 8 pm. Free. All events in Landreth Auditorium, University at West Cantey, Fort Worth. (817) 921-7602.

Texas Little Symphony. James Simpson Miller conducts a program including the world premiere of the West Texas Suite by the orchestra’s principal conductor John Giordano, Schubert’s Symphony No. 2 in B-flat and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17 in G, with guest artist Santiago Rodriguez, silver medalist in the 1981 Cliburn Competiton. Feb 8 at 8 pm at Irons Recital Hall. UTA campus. Arlington. Tickets $7. 50. Feb 9 at 8 pm at the Kimbell Arts Museum. 1101 Will Rogers Road, Fort Worth. Tickets $10. (817)921-2676.

Texas Wesleyan College. The Dallas Brass Quintet performs Feb 23 at 8 pm in the Fine Arts Auditorium, Rosedale and Wesleyan, Fort Worth. Free. (817) 534-0251.

University of Texas at Dallas. Faculty members present noontime recitals Feb 4 and 18 at 12: 30 pm in Jonsson Performance Hall, 2601 N Floyd Road, Richardson. Free. 690-2989.



ART



Small Walls: About Line. Printmaker Larry Scholder, a member of the Meadows School of the Arts faculty, raided the permanent collection of New York’s Museum of Modem Art to assemble this exhibit of prints in which the emphasis is upon the artist’s hand, making its mark upon the stone or plate. Among the artists included are Matisse and Picasso, of course, as well as such contemporary mark-makers as Jim Dine and Jim Nutt. Meadows School of the Arts, University Gallery, SMU campus. Feb 28-Apr 4. Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5. 692-2489.

Vincent Falsetta. Subtle to the point of reticence, Falsetta’s paintings are built up of patterns of infinitesimal dots and lines, repeated with slight variations to produce a kind of optical buzz. The best create a sense of flickering movement, like the static on a TV set. Mattingly-Baker Gallery, 3000 McKinney. Feb 6-Mar 4. Tue-Fri 10-6, Sat 11-5. 526-0031.

Linnea Glatt. Known for her foursquare, solidly carpentered constructions of wood, cement and piles of sand. Glatt has created a monumental work of wood and concrete to occupy the entire second floor of the 500 Exposition Gallery. 500 Exposition. Feb 13-Mar 13. Tue-Sat 11-5. 828-1111.

Veloy Vigil, R. C. Gorman, Francisco Zuniga. The elegantly contoured and colorful works of these three artists (two from Taos and one from Mexico) deal with the land and native peoples of the Southwest. Zuniga portrays Mexican women in bronze and marble; Gorman draws figures set in desert landscapes; and Vigil creates abstract paintings and monotypes based on Indian motifs. Adams-Middleton Gallery, 3000 Maple. Through Feb 28. Mon-Sat 10-6. 742-3682.

Old and Modern Masters. This selection of 41 paintings from two private collections in the Southwest includes works by Lucas Cranach the Elder, Cuyp, Ruisdael, Boucher, Canaletto, Tiepolo and the like; and Gauguin, Picasso, Mir坲, Leger, Rouault, Klee and Modigliani. Both suggest that art collectors in the Southwest are as knowledgeable and discriminating as their counterparts elsewhere. Kimbell Art Museum, 1101 Will Rogers Road West, Fort Worth. Through March 14. Tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5. (817)332-8451.

Sue Llewellyn Paintings. One of the finest artist-illustrators in the area serves up a bizarre world of free-floating fantasies, a place like a cage of exotic tropical serpents, filled with color and a fine sense of menace. Mountain View College Gallery, 4849 Illinois. Feb 9-25. Mon-Thur 8 am-9 pm. 746-4180.

Visionary Drawings: Architecture and Planning. Buckminster Fuller. Louis Kahn. Frank Lloyd Wright and a number of other 20th-century dreamers and doers explore the future of architecture and find it- naturally-full of bright promise, in this exhibit of original sketches and plans circulated by the Smithsonian Institution. The visions range from individual buildings to vast settlements in interplanetary space. Hall of State, Fair Park. Feb 1-Mar 28. 50 for adults, 25 for children. Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 1-5. 421-5136.



DABCE



Dallas Ballet. For its fourth repertory of the season,the company presents a world premiere, an oldblockbuster and a Balanchine masterpiece. Thenew work is “Caprice Viennois, ” choreographed byJohn Clifford, a Dallas Ballet regular who earlier thisseason was responsible for the peppy “Charleston. ” The music for “Caprice Viennois” is turn-of-the-century Viennese piano-violin duets by FritzKreisler; it’s danced by three couples. Dallas Balletis also bringing back James Clouser’s “CarminaBurana, ” a big success of the past two years. Returning as well is “Concerto Barocco. ” GeorgeBalanchine’s classic work performed to Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor. McFarlin Auditorium, SMU campus. Feb 11-13 at 8 pm; Feb 14 at 2pm. Tickets $19. 50-$4. 744-4430.

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The One Thing Bryan Yates Would Save in a Fire

We asked Bryan Yates of Yates Desygn: Aside from people and pictures, what’s the one thing you’d save in a fire?
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