October Events OPENERS

MAJESTIC BALLET



If the Dallas Ballet has ever had a shot at capturing the imagination of this city, its 1982-83 season, which opens at McFarlin Auditorium October 21, is a golden opportunity. This is the season that the Ballet moves into the Majestic Theater. That’s not until January, but the excitement attending the reopening of “The Crown Jewel of Elm Street” has been building since the 1979 bond election made the renovation possible. Indications are that the new Majestic will be a perfect hall for the Dallas Ballet.

There has been almost a 50 percent turnover in the company, with at least 10 new dancers. But the attention this season should focus on Flemming Flindt, who has been artistic director for more than a year, but until now has not had a chance, because of prior commitments, to shape a full season at the Dallas Ballet. His effect on the company should be revolutionary. His predecessor, George Skibine, was oriented toward the Ballet Russe. Flindt, who is from Copenhagen, received his training at the Royal Danish Ballet, danced in the company and served as artistic director from 1966 to 1978, invigorating much of its choreography.

To demonstrate the “Danish School” of ballet, Flindt has scheduled Konservatoriat, a work for 14 women and four men, by the 19th-century ballet master, August Bournonville. The piece should display not only Bournonviile’s very fast and difficult choreography, but also the extent to which Flindt has managed to inculcate the Danish master’s devilish technique in his dancers.

The second work on the October program is The Miraculous Mandarin, which helped establish Flindt’s reputation as a choreographer. Set to Bartok’s glorious score, the emphasis here is on dramatic content.

The final work is Texas on Point, a world premiere that might serve as Flindt’s calling card in his new home state. The Ballet commissioned local composer Chuck Mandernach to pen a new score, and together, music and choreography promise to be a romantic combination that reflects, as Flindt says, the “tremendous vitality in Texas and in this country.”

October 21-24 at McFarlin Auditorium, SMU campus. Tickets $23-$5. 744-4430.



THE CREATIVE PROCESS



Museum exhibits are filled with the products of creativity – paintings, sculpture, photographs – but the process of creation remains invisible. How do you display invention, inspiration and perspiration?



The current exhibit at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History does just that, examining creativity through the display of notebooks, sketches, diagrams, models, photographs, tape and film presentations and computers. Creativity – The Human Resource focuses on the work of 15 individuals: artists Romare Bearden, Judy Chicago and Jasper Johns; composer John Cage; dancer-choreographer Merce Cunningham; designers R. Buckminster Fuller, Lawrence Halprin and George Nelson; anthropolo-gist Margaret Mead; chemists Melvin Calvin and Linus Pauling; systems planner Simon Ramo; scientist Jonas Salk; physicist Charles Townes; and micro-photographer Roman Vishniac. The show also features the scientific team responsible for the discovery of plate tectonics.

This is very much a hands-on show. Visitors are encouraged to test their own creative powers by performing various exercises and games on computer terminals in the exhibit area. The computers also provide access to a data bank containing an inventory of major developments in the arts and sciences in America during the past century.

The Chevron-sponsored exhibition has already been seen by more than four million visitors in a dozen major cities. Through November 28 at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1501 Montgomery St. Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 2-5. (817)732-1631.

– Ken Barrow

NIGHTLIFE



Abernathy’s. This is the most successful of four successful restaurants (the others are Shaw’s. Bluebonnet’s and Bogart’s) owned by Fort Worth native David Shaw. When it opened four years ago, Abernathy’s was the first of the good basic fern bars in Fort Worth. Consistently good burgers, nachos and salads, as well as just-right drinks, keep the TCU and young business crowds satisfied. (2859 W Berry, Fort Worth. (817) 9230941. Mon-Thur 11 am-midnight, Fri & Sat 11 am-2 am. MC, V.)

Andrew’s. If you’re looking for imaginative drinks and a charming atmosphere, Andrews is the place for you. The decor is Scottish pub with lots of brick, and the service is efficient. The drink menu is larger than the food menu (great for liquid diets), with specialties ranging from hot coffee drinks to tutti-frutti tropical knockouts. (3301 McKinney. 521-6535. Daily 11:15 am-2 am. Happy hour Mon-Fri 2-7 pm, daily 11 pm-2 am. AE, DC, MC, V.)

Arthur’s. Quiet jazz, intimate lighting and overstuffed sofas make Arthur’s the perfect bar for a tete-a-tete or an after-work get-together with friends. The drinks are good and strong, and the service is unobtrusive. (8350 N Central Expwy. 361-8833. Mon-Fri 11:30 am-2 am, Sat 6 pm-2 am, Sun 6 pm-mid-night. All credit cards.)

Bagatelle. It 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. 692-8225. Mon-Wed 11:30 am-midnight, Thur till 1 am, Fri & Sat till 2 am; Sun brunch 10:30-2. Happy hour Mon-Fri 4:30-7. All credit cards)

Balboa Café. 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. 3604 Oak Lawn. 521-1068. Daily 11 am-2 am. Happy hour Mon-Fri 4-7. MC, V, AE.)

Bar Tejas. For so long, this has been a favorite standby nightspot The drinks are great and the food has always been just what we wanted. (Try the nachos with black beans and chicken.) But on our last visit we were disappointed to the point of hurrying down our order and pushing for our check: The music was loud and obnoxious. We haven’t given up on Bar Tejas, but we recommend you take note of the acoustical level before paying cover. (2100 Greenville. 828-2131. Daily 3 pm-2 am. Happy hour Mon-Fri 3-7. AE.)

Belle Starr. Not quite in the same league as 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. Mon-Sat 7 pm-2 am. Sun 4 pm-2 am. All credit cards.)

Biff’s. Biff’s belongs in the middle of an 8-foot snowbank with a fire blazing in its fireplace, icicles clinging to the windowsills and red-faced people bustling about in fur-lined parkas and après-ski boots. The atmosphere is definitely wintertime in Aspen. If it’s burgers or nachos you’re after, Biff’s is the place. (Their combination nachos are among the best in town.) But if it’s good drinks you want, better head somewhere else: Biff’s bar brands are cheap, with the attendant “green ” taste. (7402 Greenville. 696-1952. Daily 11 am-2 am. Happy hour Mon-Fri 4-7. AE, MC, V.)

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 4-8 pm. V, MC, AE.)

Café 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 has 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, Cafe Dallas is for you. (5500 Greenville. 987-0066. Mon-Thur 3 pm-2 am, Fri till 3 am, Sat 8 pm-3 am, Sun 8 pm-2 am. AE, MC, V.)

Cardinal Puff’s. Mostly we love the atmosphere here-open rooms filled with gentle breezes, plants, garden furniture and an occasional wandering cat. It’s a good place for conversation and relaxing, but the drinks (our margaritas tasted like 7-Eleven Slurpees) could stand some revamping. (4675 Greenville. 369-1969. Mon-Sat 11:30 arn-2 am, Sun noon-2 am. Happy hour Mon-Fri 11:30-7. MC, AE, DC, V.)

Comedy Corner. This isn’t such a bad place to catch semi-big-name comedy acts-if you don’t mind a lot of smoke, a $5 cover, a two-drink minimum and a waitress who automatically assumes that your change is her tip. Rows of comedians in their own rights fill the audience while comedy acts of varying quality lake the stage for short sets of stand-up humor. (8202 Park Lane. 361-7461. Sets begin Wed, Thur & Sun a! 8:30 pm; Fri & Sat 8:30 & 10:30. Tue audition night 8:30. AE, MC, V.)

Confetti. One man’s clutter is another man’s eclectic, and this is possibly the most eclectic bar in Dallas, Dangling bicycles, zigzag neon and poster-plastered walls expose a theme bar that couldn’t decide upon a theme. But if you can dig your way through the crowd, you’ll discover two flashy dance floors, several well-manned bars-maybe even Mr. or Ms. Right. Music varies here from Fifties doo-wa to Eighties do-whatever. Be prepared for a waiting line out the door on Friday and Saturday nights. (5201 Matilda off Lovers Lane. 369-6969. Mon-Thur 4:30 pm-2 am, Fri 4:30 pm-4 am, Sat 8 pm-4 am, Sun 8 pm-2 am. Weekend cover $2. All credit cards.)

The Den. Located in the Stoneleigh Hotel, this is the essence of what a bar is expected to be: very small, very dark and very red, with very strong drinks. (2927 Maple Ave. 742-7111. Mon-Fri 11 am-midnight. Happy hour all day Mon-Fri. All credit cards.)

Diamond Jim’s. What a great place to get picked up! It’s not too pretentious, it’s not overdone, and it has the essential c/w elements 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 perches for people-watching, which can be quite entertaining. (5601 Greenville. 691-2411. Mon-Fri 5 pm-2 am, Sat & Sun 7 pm-2 am. Happy hour Mon-Fri 5-8 pm. MC, V, AE.)

East Side. This place has all the New Wave elements: black and white tile, gladiolas, avant-garde art on the walls. But somehow, East Side seems passé. Even after savoring several of East Side’s strong drinks, it’s difficult to loosen up and feel at ease here. Part of the problem seems to be that there is just too much space. Perhaps if the tables were closer together, patrons wouldn’t feel so isolated. The drinks are good, the fried zucchini is top-notch and the jukebox is truly eclectic: Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots Are Made for Walking,” Sam the Sham’s “Little Red Riding Hood” and selections from Devo and Gary Numan. (7035 Greenville. 987-0559. Mon-Fri 5 pm-2 am, Sat & Sun 6 pm-2 am. MC, V, CB, 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. Now the preppies have migrated elsewhere, and the Eight-0 is back to abnormal. (The Quadrangle, 2800 Routh, suite 125. 7410817. Daily 11:30 am-2 am. Happy hour Mon-Fri 4-7. MC, AE, V.)

Encore. Return to a simpler time, when neon and black and white tile and glass bricks represented “wild times” and Frank Sinatra music was considered too dangerous for impressionable young girls. Encore is a Forties and Fifties echo, with a friendly, eclectic crowd, excellent Greek food and burgers, and healthy drinks. (3520 Oak Lawn. 526-9055. Mon-Thur 11:30 am-midnight, Fri 11:30 am-2 am, Sat 6:30 pm-2 am. AE, V, MC.)

élan. 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. Alt credit cards..)

Fender’s Bar and Grill. Jazz is the main entree at Fender’s, and apparently the owners are talking about real jazz, not the cocktail-pianist variety. The menu here is basic burgers/nachos/potato skins, but it does offer some steaks and more ambitious entrées, such as moussaka. And the drinks are substantial. Fender’s is a spacious place with excellent acoustics, but there are a few smaller enclaves for those more interested in talking than listening. (2828 W Northwest Hwy. 350-4240. Mon-Thur 11-11, Fri & Sat 11 till midnight. Sun 5:30-11. AE, MC, V.)

Four Seasons Ballroom. Big-band music for ballroom dancing. A strict dress code is enforced- dresses for the ladies, and coats and ties for the gentlemen. Only setups, beer and soft drinks are served, except on Fridays, when food is available. Cover varies. Free dance lessons are offered. (4930 Military Pkwy. 3490390 or 381-9072. Wed 8:45 pm-12:15 am. Fri 9 pm-12:30 am & first Sat of each month 9 pm-1 am. No credit cards.)

Greenville Avenue Country Club. One step inside the door of this low-key, easy-going place, and the name country club takes on a new meaning. Drinks are served inside the “clubhouse” where the surroundings are warm and comfortable, or outside, around a cool blue pool. At this “country club” though, the only big shots are the ones they’ll pour into your glass. (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. Dallas’ oldest bar-that’s what the owners claim-has alleviated the crowding somewhat with the opening of an adjoining, quieter room. You may be more comfortable in the addition, especially if you want to be heard, but the real GB&G is still out in the boisterous main room. The drinks are straight-up and strong, the entertainment eccentric and erratic. (2821 Greenville. 823-6691. Mon-Sat 11:30 am-2 am, Sun noon-2 am. Happy hour Mon-Fri 4-7. AE.)

Hippopotamus. Far from the bright lights of Greenville Avenue, tucked quietly in the beautifully renovated Bradford Hotel, Hippopotamus offers dark, soothing atmosphere and a New York-style piano bar. The large picture window looks out on the shimmering Hyatt Regency and the occasional passing strollers who-by Hippopotamus standards-are moving too fast. (302 S Houston. 761-9090. Mon-Sat 11:30 am-2 am, Sun 4 pm-midnight. Pianist Mon-Fri 5-8. Happy hour Mon-Fri 4-7. AE, MC, V, CB.)

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, Sun 4-7. All credit cards.)

Hot Klub. Dallas’ premiere punk showplace is. in a word, authentic. The Hot Klub features the best New Wave bands in Texas as well as groups from all across the country. The atmosphere well, there is no atmosphere, except for the music and the crowd, which can be an unruly-dare we say rough? -bunch of serious punkers. (4350 Maple. 526-9432.)

Joe Miller’s. If your criterion for judging the worth of a bar is 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 a sedative gun used 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.)

Knox Street Pub. A Dallas bar tradition, this is where we were taken by our hosts when we first arrived in Dallas several years ago. We liked it then and we still like it. It’s a no-pretense establishment with an old-wood and fern atmosphere and help who immediately make you feel at home. (3230 Knox. 526-9476. Mon-Sat 11 am-2 am. Happy hour Mon-Fri 4-7. Closed Sun. No credit cards.)

La Cave. Ah, a place for lovers. For discussion and good wine. This small, chic wine shop/bar has a deceptive front. The next-door greenhouse makes the place look as though you’re entering a rain forest. We felt initial disappointment upon discovering that all the greenery was one door down, but our spirits quickly rose upon seeing La Cave’s walk-in wine cellar with an incredible collection of foreign and domestic wines. A few entrees are offered, but we suggest sticking to the cheese, and nut and fruit trays. (2926 N Henderson. 826-2190. Wine shop: Mon-Sat 10 am-11:30 pm. Bistro: Mon-Fri, lunch 11:30-2; dinner, 5:30-11.30 pm. All credit cards. $$)

Lakewood Grill. The Lakewood area isn’t the peaceful homestead neighborhood that it used to be, particularly with the arrival of the Lakewood Grill. The decor is a combination of 21st-century slick (a mirrored bar with black and white additions) and Fifties funk (dinette set tables and chairs and red leatherette booths). The drinks here are more than substantial, they’re huge-and strong-and the food is tasty and satisfying The Lakewood Grill is lacking an essential element for its success, though: The sound system is not so hot. The jukebox selections could use some revamping, too. “Theme from Jaws” and Steve Martin singing “King Tut” are the highlights. (6332 La Vista. 823-5340. Sun-Thur 11 am-midnight, Fri & Sat till 2 am. MC, V, AE.)

Lakewood Yacht Club. Every neighborhood has one. A hang-out, if you will, that has become a local institution. It’s the place to grab a cold beer and a good sandwich with friends. It’s the place to celebrate after a Softball victory, or drown your sorrows after a defeat. Lakewood Yacht Club is such an institution-a laid-back, comfortable place where probably half the people there at a given time know each other, and the other half feel as if they did. The beer is always icy cold, the atmosphere is homey. If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by. If you’re not. make a special trip; it’s worth it. (2009 Abrams. 824-1390. Mon-Fri 11 am-2 am, Sat & Sun noon-2 am. AE, MC, V.)

Les Saisons. A captivating cityscape of downtown Dallas makes this bar special. You can gather around the cozy fireplace, sip an icy drink and still have enough quiet to carry on a conversation. Cheery, classy decor-like a French garden room. (165 Turtle Creek Village. 528-1102. Daily 11:30 am. 11:30 pm. Happy hour Mon-Fri 4-7. All credit cards.)

Longhom Ballroom. So what if it’s crowded and 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-1 am, Fri & Sat 7 pm-2 am, Sun 5 pm-midnight. All credit cards.)

Nick’s Uptown. Behind the Venetian blinds at Nick’s Uptown, you’ll find an unlikely (but likeable) melange of attempted high tech and Fifties drugstore decor. The mostly 30ish crowd is drawn by solid acts like Al “TNT” Braggs and Vince Vance and the Valiants. Some stiff prices for not-so-stiff drinks, but the service is cordial and the overall effect makes for a pleasant evening. (3606 Greenville. 827-4802. Daily 8 pm-2 am. AE, MC, V.)

Nostromo. As close as you’ll come to capital-D decadence in Dallas. The atmosphere is a combination of Art Deco and Mondo Mean. The drinks are substantial, the crowds are eclectic and large, the menu offerings are adventuresome and the entry policy is arbitrary and seemingly capricious. (45/9 Travis. 528-8880. Mon-Sat 11:30 am 2 am. Sun 6 pm-2 am. AE, MC, V.)

The Palm Bar. A beautiful place to have an extended series of drinks after work if your job is downtown. As hotel bars go, it is the most upscale around Dallas. The walk through the redecorated Adolphus is worth the excursion, and if you prefer open spaces, you can have a drink served right in the lobby. (Adolphus Hotel, 1321 Commerce. 742-8200. Mon-Fri 11-8. All credit cards.)

Peabody’s. An oasis in the jungle that the Oak Lawn area has become. Peabody’s is a cozy bar. especially popular with the on-the-way-up Volvo-driving crowd. Lots of plants, overstuffed furniture and spirited drinks make for an easy, neighborhood atmosphere. And the nachos aren’t bad, either. (42/6 Oak Lawn. 559-3160. Mon-Thur 11 am-1 am, Fri 11 am-2 am, Sat 11:30 am-2 am, Sun noon-midnight. Happy hour daily 5-8. AE, V, MC.)

Piaf’s. This place is simply dripping in mood, from the gentle music playing over the sound system to the dimmed lights overhead to the fluffy chairs scattered around the courtyard. But the effect can be spoiled if the kitchen gets too busy; hectic waiters and noisy bartenders just don’t figure into the picture. (4527 Travis at Knox. 526-3730. Mon-Sat 11:30 am-2 am, Sun 11:30 am-midnight. Happy hour daily 4-7 pm & 11 pm-closing. Kitchen open till 1:30 am Thur-Sat, Sun-Wed till midnight. All credit cards.)

Poor David’s Pub. It’s easy to bypass this Sixties’ holdover on your way to somewhere else, but if you’re looking for decent live music, that may be a mistake. Sure, Poor David’s is tiny and dark and has absolutely no stage. All the better to concentrate on the music, which, more often than not. is 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. Wo credit cards.)

Popsicle Toes. The name may be a bit odd (derived from a Michael Franks tune), but this place has great jazz-funk and an enjoyable, casual cosmopolitan clientele. We’ve never been to a Dallas bar that is so comfortably integrated or felt so at home on a first visit just sitting and listening to the music. Regulars such as Phyrework, Buster Brown and, on Mondays. Pore, Cooke and Neal, seem able to do it all-from jazz to rock to country. (5627 Dyer. 368-9706 Tue-Sun 8 pm-2 am. Closed Mon. TGIF Fri 4-7 pm. MC, V, AE.)

The Quiet Man. A great little unobtrusive neighborhood bar. the Quiet Man is especially popular with the blue jeans and work shirt set. It’s about the size of the men’s rooms at D/FW airport and is dimly lit. but the crowd is friendly The Quiet Man is an ideal place to talk (except outdoors during rush hour) and nurse a cheap drink (3120 Knox. 5266180. Tue-Sat noon-2 am. Sun & Mon 4 pm-midnight. No credit cards. )

The Railhead. From the size of the crowds, you would think this was the only bar in Dallas to offer live entertainment without a cover charge. The place begins to fill up by 8 p.m., sometimes earlier (depending on who’s playing), and is almost always standing room only The Railhead usually features good local talent, primarily comedians and popular music copy artists But no cover also means expensive drinks and mediocre service (6919 Twin Hills. 369-8700. Sun & Mon 5:30 pm-1 am, Tue-Sat 5:30 pm 2 am. Happy hour Mon-Fn 5-7. All credit cards. )

San Francisco Rose. When relaxing at SFR, it’s easy to feel as if you’re in someone’s living room, rather than in a bar on lower Greenville The seating consists of cozy groupings of easy chairs and overstuffed Victorian solas. If you’re with a group, or alone and in the mood to meet someone, this arrangement lends itself to the cause If. however, you’re looking for a place tor an intimate conversation for two. you may be hard pressed to find privacy here (3024 Greenville. 826 2020. Mon-Sat 11 am 2 am. Sun noon-2 am. Happy hour Mon-Fri 5-7 AE, MC, V, CB.)

6051 Club. This is still the place in Dallas for |azz. from the real thing to the fusion efforts of some of the younger groups The drinks are substantial, the atmosphere is cozy (if a bit too Formica-Fifties), and the music is generally exciting (6051 Forest Lane. 661-3393. Thur-Sat 9 pm-2 am. MC, V.)

The Sock Hop. This place obviously originated as a Fifties nostalgia bar in which the girls wore poodle skirts and white bobby socks and the guys had greasy hair and wore black leather |ackets What it has turned out to be is a pleasant, blue-collar singles bar with music provided by the likes of the Neon Glowboys, a rhythm and blues band with a Boz Scaggs-style sound (2946 W Northwest Hwy. 352-6856 Tue-Sun 4 pm-2 am. Closed Mon.)

St. Martin’s. St. Martin’s has been among our tavorite romantic nightspots for some time. Now we’ve begun to enjoy it’s lunch specials as well. We don’t know of another place in town with such unassuming class, good service, pleasant classical music and an intelligent selection of wines. The recent crowds at St. Martins are making it a little more difficult to find a table on Friday and Saturday evenings, but we’ve found a weeknight bottle of wine does wonders lor a tired spirit (3020 Greenville. 826-0940. Lunch: Mon-Fri 11 am-3 pm. Dinner: Mon-Thur 5 pm-11 pm; Fri 5 pm-1 am, Sat 11 am-1 am; Sun brunch 11:30 am-3 pm. All credit cards)

Stoneleigh P. This is an artist’s bar. And a businessman’s bar And a construction workers bar And a housewives nighi-out-on-the-town bar. And lust about anyone’s bar. There are no pretenses at this place, just a lot of open space and room to “do your own thing ” There’s a great jukebox, a varied selection of publications and always an interesting assortment of people (2926 Maple. 741-0824. Mon-Sat 11:30 am-2 am. Sun noon-midnight. Happy hour Mon-Fri 4-7. AE.)

Strictly TaBu. A recent return to the TaBu confirms our faith in Dallas’ best jazz bar if not |ust for the jazz -which is varied and lively-but lor the easy, unpretentious atmosphere II you’re trying to escape the world, this is the perfect hideout. We like the dining area in the back where pizza and pasta are the highlights This is the perfect place for a late night rendevous with an intimate stranger-or an old friend. (4111 Lomo Alto. 522-8101. Food served Mon-Thur 11 am-2:30 pm & 5 pm-midnight, Fri 11 am-2:30 pm & 5 pm-midnight, Sat & Sun 6 pm-mid-night Bar open until 2 am Mon-Sat. MC, V, AE.)

Texas Tea House. The Tea House is a friendly, rendless c/w spot to drink beer and enjoy the harmony-lacking but good-natured Will Barnes Band. The beer is cold, the crowd is a/ways rowdy and the bleachers (this is strictly a beer garden) aren’t too bad, unless the night is chilly (3400 Kings Road. 526-9171. Tue-Sat 8 pm-2 am. No credit cards.)

The White Elephant Saloon. In 1887, Luke Short, then the owner of the White Elephant, shot it out with a former U.S. marshal. Now the Elephant has c/w music six nights a week and a lot of tourists trying desperately to learn to two-step on a small dance floor. (106 E Exchange. Fort Worth. (817) 624-1887. Mon-Sat 11 am-2 am. Dosed Sun. MC, AE, V.)

The Wine Press. From the floor to the very high ceiling of The Wine Press are racks upon racks of bottles of wine; therein lies the atmosphere of this artsy Oak Lawn brasserie. We enjoy sampling several different wines by the glass, and are particularly delighted with the flavor of the chocolate cheesecake The omelets are good. too. but skip the pasta (4217 Oak Lawn. 522-8720. Mon-Sat 11 am-2 am. Sun noon-2 am. No reservations. MC, V, AE.)



FILM SERIES



Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. Oct 3: “Drums Along the Mohawk”-Henry Fonda and Claudette Colbert fight Indians and the American Revolution in the John Ford classic. Oct 30: “Moby Dick”-John Huston attempts the impossible and fails grandly in this adaptation of Herman Melville’s masterpiece. Showings are at 2 pm in the DMFA auditorium, Fair Park. Free. 421-4187.

Dallas Public Library. To coincide with Neiman-Marcus’ Fortnight, the library will screen “Search for Ulysses,” Ernie Bradford’s exploration of the Greek Islands he believes correspond to the locales of Homer’s “Odyssey.” James Mason narrates. The film will be shown in two parts on Oct 20 & 27 at 12:10 pm in the Central Library Auditorium, 1515 Young. Free. 749-4478.

Granada Theatre. The films of South America, like its literature, are distinguished by extremes: violence and poetic beauty, burlesque comedy and exacerbating social commentary. The Cinema Brazil Festival continues on Wednesday evenings in October. Oct 6: The area premiere of the surreal comedy “Conjugal Warfare” and “Pixote,” a brutal study of street life. Oct 13: “Gaijin,” a story of early 20th-century Japanese immigrants to Brazil, and the area premiere of “Col. Delmir Gouveia.” a historical film set during World War I. Oct 20: The perennially popular “Black Orpheus” and the premiere of “Tent of Miracles.’’ Dos Santos’ witty adaptation of a novel by Nobel Prize-winner Jorge Amado. 3524 Greenville. 823-9610.

Inwood Theatre. “End of August,” produced by Martin Jurow and starring Dallasite Sally Sharp. Warren Jacobson designed the film’s impressionistic mood. The screenplay is adapted from The Awakening, a feminist novel by Kate Chopin. 5458 Lovers Lane. Tickets $4. 352-6040.

University of Dallas. Oct 12: “The Twelve Chairs” -Ron Moody saves Mel Brooks’ effort at folk comedy from total mediocrity. Oct 19: “The Trojan Women”-An all-star cast, including Irene Papas and Katharine Hepburn, fails to generate a full catharsis, but provides the tragedy with innumerable little purges Oct 26: “Amarcord”-Federico Fellini remembers his childhood, midget nuns, the day his grandfather climbed a tree and much more. Showings are at 7:30 pm in Lynch Auditorium. UD campus. Irving. Tickets $1. 721-5225.

University of Texas at Dallas. Oct 1: “ApocalypseNow”-whether you love it or hate it, Francis Ford Coppola’s tale is one of the most visually stunning films ever. Oct 6: “West Side Story”-Here come the Jets! Oct 8: “Jupiter’s Thigh”-another light comedy from Philippe (“King of Hearts”) de Broca. Oct 13: “An American in Paris’-Gene Kelly choreography. Gershwin music. Alan Jay Lerner screenplay, with droll comments by Oscar Levant. Oct 15: “Kwaidan”-An anthology film of medieval Japanese ghost stories, austere and beautiful. Oct 20: “Love Affair” or “The Case ” Oct 22: “Le Samourai”-French samurais? Oct 27: “Amar-cord”-Federico Fellini’s muddled love letter to the town of his youth. Oct 29: “Young Frankenstein”- Mel Brooks’ most successful Hollywood parody, nonstop silliness. Oct 30: “Dr. Doolittle”-Rex Harrison dreams of talking with a two-headed llama. Showings are in the Founders North Auditorium. UTD campus, Richardson. Tickets $2, $1 over 65 and under 18, 50¢ UTD students with ID. 690-2293.



THEATER



Anything Goes. P.G. Wodehouse (with collaborators) concocted the endearingly loony book- featuring a shipboard romance and Public Enemy No. 13-and Cole Porter supplied the sophisticated yet good-natured songs. It turns the clock back to 1934. Through Oct 16 at Theatre Arlington, 1130 W Division, Arlington. Thur-Sat at 8:15 pm. Tickets $7.50. $6 students & over 65. (817) 275-7661.

Bus Stop. William Inge’s 1955 comedy chronicles a fateful night spent by a busload of blizzard-stranded travelers in a Kansas highway café. The going gets pretty cozy in this fine piece of middle-American theatrical nostalgia. Through Oct 17 at the Dallas Repertory Theatre, NorthPark Auditorium, North-Park. Wed-Sat at 8:15 pm, Sun at 3 pm. Tickets $9 & $7.50 students & over 65 Fri & Sat, $8 & $6.50 students & over 65 Sun; $7 & $5.50 students & over 65 Wed & Thur. 369-8966.

Frankenstein. Mary Shelley’s classic horror tale in an original adaptation by James Maynard, the puppet master whose giant creations have added wit to the Hip Pocket’s versions of “King Kong” and “War of the Worlds ” The novel’s gothic excesses should be prime meat for this original and rambunctious theater company. Through Oct 31 at the Hip Pocket Theatre, 1620 Las Vegas Trail at Loop 820, Fort Worth. Fri-Sun at 9 pm. Tickets $5; students and over 65, $4; under 12, $3; half price Sun. (817) 246-9928.

Godspell. This religious rock treatment of the New Testament was a 1971 off-Broadway hit with music by Stephen Schwartz. Through Oct 24 at the Callier Theater of the Deaf. Aram Glorig auditorium. Callier Center lor Communication Disorders. 1966 Inwood. Fri & Sat at 8:15 pm, Sun at 2:30 pm. Tickets $4; $2 students, under 12 and over 65. 783-3041. Hearing-impaired call teletype number 783-3042.

Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living In Paris. A return engagement tor this popular Gallic song cycle. Love, life, laughter and bittersweet lament in a minor key. Oct 13-Nov 20 at Stage West. 821 W Vickery, Fort Worth. Wed-Sat at 8:30. Tickets $8.50 Sat; $8 Fri; $7 Wed. Thur & Sun. Dinner available Wed-Sat trom 7 pm. (817) 332-6248.

The King and I. Yul Brynner repeats his great title performance in this 1951 musical about a starchy English governess improbably won over by the despotic ruler of Siam. This is Rodgers and Hammer-stein at the top of their collective form. Oct 5-24 at Fair Park Music Hall. Tue-Sun at 8 15, Sat & Sun at 2:30. Tickets $25-$10. 691-7200.

Nuts. In this year of the Hinckley verdict, Tom Toper’s comedy-thriller on the legal status of insanity acquires a certain piquancy. Stage No. 1 begins its season true to its aim of bringing new and often controversial works to town. Through Oct 23 at Stage No. 1, Greenville Avenue Theatre, 2914 Greenville. Wed-Fri at 8:15 pm, Sat at 5:30 pm & 9 pm, Sun at 7 pm. Tickets $10, Fri &Sat; $8.50, Wed, Thur & Sun. 760-9542.

The Sea Horse. Scene: A rundown waterfront bar. Time: after closing. Characters: Gertrude, the tough-talking yet vulnerable, overweight owner, and Harry, a free spirit in sailor’s guise. Object: romance. This piece of soft-edged naturalism won its author, Edward J. Moore, the Vernon Rice Drama Desk Award for Best New Playwright of 1974. Through Oct 23 at the New Arts Theatre, 702 Ross Ave at Market. Tue-Thur at 8, Fri & Sat at 8:30, Sun at 2:30. Tickets $10.50 Fri & Sat; $7.50 Tue-Thur & Sun. 761-9064.

Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Gorgeous, crushingly powerful music by Stephen Sondheim makes this 1979 Broadway version of a notorious 18th-century melodrama the Mount Everest of musical comedy. The trick here is to strike a balance between the merry bloodletting and the deeply felt social criticism that runs through it all. Jack Eddleman. who gave Theatre Three’s “The Gondoliers” its steely control and playful fussiness last season, seems a good choice as director. Through Nov 6 at Theatre Three, the Quadrangle, 2800 Routh. Tue-Thur at 8 pm, Fri & Sat at 8:30 pm, Sun at 2:30 pm and 7 pm. Tickets $12 Fri & Sat; $9.50 Wed, Thur & Sun matinee: $8 50 Tue & Sun. 748-5191.

The Three Musketeers. Dumas’ 19th-century novel about 17th-century France abounds in intrigue, swordplay, self-sacrifice and romance. Peter Raby’s faithful and spacious stage adaptation compares well with the sprawling original. Previews Oct 9 & 11 at 8 pm, tickets $8. Oct 12-Nov 20 at the Dallas Theater Center, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. Tue-Thur at 8 pm, Fri & Sat at 8:30 pm, Sat at 5 pm. Tickets $13.50 & $12 Fri & Sat: $12 & $10.50 Sat matinee: $11 & $9.50 Tue-Thur. 526-8857.

University Theaters. Dallas sometimes depends upon local university drama departments to present intriguing plays that are too old, too new. too big or otherwise too risky lor its fledgling professional theaters to produce. This month, three productions are of special interest:

The Country Wife. William Wycherly’s 17th-century Restoration comedy has been called “a masterpiece of smut” by both fans and critics. A formidable challenge for all concerned. Through Oct 17 at the University of Texas at Dallas, 2601 North Floyd Road, Richardson. Fri & Sat at 8:15 pm, Sun at 3. Tickets $5; $3 under 12 & over 65. 690-2983.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Jack Clay’s production of this very familiar Shakespearean comedy will undoubtedly yield its share of surprises. Oct 21-31 at the Bob Hope Theatre, Owen Arts Center, Southern Methodist University. Thur-Sat at 8 pm, Sun matinee at 2:15.692-2573.

The Infernal Machine. Jean Cocteau’s black comedy view of Oedipus the King. This “permanent classic of the avant-garde” is another in UD’s series of rediscovered theatrical gems. Patrick Kelly directs; sets are by John Arnone. Oct 19-30 at the University of Dallas. Margaret Jonsson Theater. Tue-Sat at 8 pm. Tickets $3. 721-5314.



MUSIC



American Guild of Organists. The Dallas Chapter presents organist John Obetz in recital Oct 22 at 8:15 pm at St. Thomas Aquinas Church. 6306 Kenwood Ave at Abrams Road. Tickets $6. 821-3450.

Bach’s Lunch Concerts. This month, Dr. Paul Lind-sley Thomas will play a 30-minute organ concert beginning at 12:20 pm every Wednesday at Saint Michael and All Angels Church. 8011 Douglas at Colgate. The concerts, known as Bach’s Lunches, will not only feature the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, but also some French composers such as Cesar Franck, Louis Vierne and Jean Langlais. Free. 363-5471.

Dallas Chamber Music Society. The Berlin Philharmonic Octet appears in a special benefit recital for the Meadows School Oct 11 at 8:15 pm at Caruth Auditorium, SMU campus. Tickets $10. The society’s subscription series opens with the Orlando Quartet Oct 25 at 8 15 pm at Caruth Auditorium. SMU campus. Tickets $6. 526-7301 or 521-3831.

Dallas Chamber Orchestra. Ensemble members perform the Passacaglia for Violin and Cello by Han-del-Halvorsen, Ravel’s Trio in A Minor and Schubert’s Quintet in A Major (“Trout”). Oct 17 at 7 pm at Caruth Auditorium, SMU campus. Tickets $7.50. 826-6974 or 526-7380.

Dallas Civic Music Association. Italy’s renowned chamber ensemble “I Musici” (“The Musicians”) performs Oct 20 at 8 pm at McFarlin Auditorium, SMU campus. Tickets $20-$2 50 526-6870.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Maxim Shostakovich conducts Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 and Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104, with soloist Zara Nelsova Oct 1 & 2 at 8:15 pm at Fair Park Music Hall. Tickets $14.50-$5.50. The DSO sponsors a guest appearance by the Cleveland Orchestra with Andrew Davis conducting Rossini’s Overture to “L’ltaliana in Algeri.” Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 (with soloist Joela Jones), Milhaud’s “Suite Provencale ” and Debussy’s “La Mer.” Oct 25 at 8:15 pm at McFarlin Auditorium, SMU campus. Tickets $18-$8.50. 692-0203.

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Music director John Giordano conducts the season opener featuring Mahler’s First Symphony and Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D major with FWSO concertmaster Robert Davidovici as soloist Oct 9 at 8 pm & Oct 10 at 3 pm at Tarrant County Convention Center Theatre, 1111 Houston St, Fort Worth. Tickets $14-$4 Oct 9, $11-$3 Oct 10. The Fifth Dimension appears in a pops concert with the orchestra conducted by James Simpson Miller Oct 16 at 8 pm, Tarrant County Convention Center Theatre. Tickets $17.50-$9.50. The Texas Little Symphony presents an all-Mozart concert featuring the overture to “Cosi fan tutti,” the Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major and the Piano Concerto in C Minor. K. 491, with pianist Lili Kraus and conductor John Giordano, Oct 19 at 8 pm at Landreth Auditorium, TCU campus. Fort Worth. Tickets $12-$6. (817) 921-2676.

Meadows School of the Arts. Barbara Moore appears in a faculty voice recital Oct 3 at 8:15 pm. Tickets $3. Resident chamber ensemble Voices of Change presents Joseph Schwantner’s “Sparrows” and the world premiere of Donald Erb’s “Devil’s Quickstep” Oct 4 at 8:15 pm. Tickets $6. Saxophonist Robert Seligson appears in recital Oct 5 at 8:15 pm. Tickets $3. Anshel Brusilow bows in as conductor of the SMU Symphony Orchestra Oct 6 at 8:15 pm. Guest artists Charles Webb, piano, and Jerzy Kosmala, viola, perform a recital Oct 7 at 8:15 pm. Tickets $6. Guest chamber ensemble “An die Musik” plays music by Satieyezski, Mozart and Schumann Oct 9 at 8:15 pm. Tickets $6. Faculty member Steve Girko performs in recital Oct 10 at 8:15 pm. Tickets $3. “An die Musik” returns to perform music by Haydn, Beethoven and Mendelssohn Oct 12 at 8:15 pm. Tickets $6. The SMU Symphonic Band appears in concert Oct 14 at 8:15 pm. Free. Oboist Otto Klapproth joins organist Robert Anderson in recital Oct 14 at 8:15 pm. Tickets $6. Lloyd Pfautsch conducts the SMU Choir and Mustang Chorale Oct 21 at 8:15 pm. John Edward Price presents a faculty piano recital Oct 22 at 8:15 pm. Tickets $3. Faculty vocalists Catherine Akos, Linda Baer. Thomas Hayward and Barbara Moore perform Oct 24 at 8:15 pm. Tickets $3. SMU Perspectives, a new music ensemble, performs Oct 26 at 8:15 pm. Free. All events are at Caruth Auditorium, SMU campus. 692-2643.

DANCE



Dancers Unlimited. This lively Dallas company will perform pieces from its existing repertory plus the premiere of a work by Christy Miller, formerly with James Clouser’s Space/Dance/Theater in Houston at 8:15 pm at the new Garland Center for the Performing Arts, Fifth and Austin streets, Garland. $6. 742-7821

Fort Worth Ballet. Fort Worth Ballet has landed another blockbuster (after last season’s performance of the Joffrey Ballet). This time the impressive San Francisco company will perform a virtually new production of Lew Christensen’s full-length “Beauty and the Beast ” After keeping the work out of repertory for the last seven years, Christensen revised the choreography. New costumes and scenery were designed by Jose Varona. Tarrant County Convention Center Theatre. Fort Worth. Oct 7 & 8 at 8:15 pm. $20-$3.50. (817) 731-0879.

Meadows School of the Arts. SMU’s Division of Dance presents a student dance show with graduate students and seniors displaying choreographic skills in |azz. contemporary dance and musical comedy. A new faculty member, Chuck Flanders, formerly of the Toronto Dance Theater, will contribute some of his work. Meadows School of the Arts, SMU campus. Oct 8 & 9 at 8:15 pm, Oct 10 at 2:15 pm. Free. 692-2573.



ART



Beyond the Box: Architecture by Philip Johnson and John Burgee. The famous “Chippendale skyscraper” designed for AT&T has made Philip Johnson one of the most controversial architects of the day. These color photographs of his projects reveal a precise, brilliant and often witty mind at work. University of Texas at Arlington Art Gallery, Fine Arts Building. Cooper and Second streets, Oct 6-31. Mon-Fri 9-4, Sun 1-4. (817) 273-2761.

Body Language: Figurative Aspects of Recent Art. Representational painting and sculpture are “in” again; here is a survey of work by 20 of the energetic and occasionally angry young mavericks who have led the uprising against abstraction. Fort Worth Art Museum, 1309 Montgomery. Through Oct 24.Tue 10-9, Wed-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5.(817) 738-9215.

Dallas Collects American Paintings: Colonial to Early Modern. From Thomas Moran to John Marin, these are a few of our favorite things. Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Fair Park. Through Nov 14. Tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5. 421-4188.

e.e. cummings. The poet who banished upper-case letters from his poetry was also an oil painter and watercolorist of great skill, as this exhibit of 35 of his paintings attests. University of Texas at Dallas, McDermott Library. 2601 N Floyd Road. Through Oct 12. Mon-Fri 9-noon & 1-5. 690-2293.

Jiri Kolar: Collages. Words are transformed into obiects, and objects disappear into blizzards of words in these works by one of the most important contemporary Eastern European artists. Meadows Gallery, Owen Arts Center, SMU campus. Through Oct 31. Mon-Sat 10-5. Sun 1-5. 692-2489.

New Works in Clay III. Everson Museum in Syracuse, New York, practically the headquarters for the American clay renaissance, has organized this important traveling show of new sculpture and craft objects in one of the oldest of materials. Adelle M Fine Art, 3317 McKinney. Oct 1-29. Mon-Fri 9-5. 526-0800.

Santos: The Religious Folk Art of New Mexico. Naive or sophisticated and often inspired, these objects were created during the 18th and 19th centuries to fill the need for devotional images in isolated village churches and haciendas. Amon Carter Museum. 3501 Camp Bowie. Fort Worth. Oct 8-Dec 12 Tue-Sat 10-5. Sun 1-5:30 (817)738-1933. The Votive Tradition: Treasures of Buddhist Sculpture from Japan. Carved and cast during the seventh to the 13th centuries and remaining behind the walls of shrines and temples until now. some 50 exquisite votive statues pay a rare visit to the West Kimbell Art Museum. 1101 Will Rogers Road West. Fort Worth Through Oct 31. Tue-Sat 10-5. Sun 1-5. (817) 332-8451.



ENLIGHTENMENT



SEMINARS, EVENTS, ETC.

Book/Author Luncheon. Judith Guest. John Saul and other best-selling authors will present their recent works Oct 20 at 11:30 am at the Americana Hotel, 200 Main St. Fort Worth. Tickets $12.50. Reservations required by Oct 15. (817) 926-9424.

Neiman-Marcus Fortnight. This year’s two week festivities will highlight Yugoslavia. Greece and Italy Oct 18-Nov 6 at Neiman-Marcus downtown. 1618 Main St. Mon-Fri 9:30 am-8 pm; Sat 9:30 am-6 pm. 573-5780.

Reunion Run. Climb all 837 steps of Reunion Tower to benefit the Northeast Texas Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Participants must secure at least live sponsors who will pledge 5¢ or more per landing climbed. (There are 57 landings ) Oct 31 from 1-4 pm at Reunion Tower 826-7800.

Shakefest. Journey back to the 17th-century village of Stratford. England, where the townsfolk are holding a fair in honor of William Shakespeare Sponsored by the Shakespeare Festival of Dallas. Oct 30 & 31 at the Fair Park lagoon Tickets $2 at the gate, $1.50 in advance; children under 12 free. 748-6021.

SMU Distinguished Lecture Series. Sander Vanocur. ABC News’ chief diplomatic correspondent assigned to the Department of State, will speak on domestic and foreign events and the impact upon U.S. national security. Oct 12 at 8 pm at McFarlin Auditorium. SMU campus Tickets $35 by subscription 692 21339.

Urban Pioneer Tour. Sponsored by the Historic Preservation League Inc., the tour includes the Munger Place Historic District, Mill Creek, Kidd Springs. Winnetka Heights in Oak Cliff and the Vineyard. Oct 9 & 10 from noon-6 pm. Tickets $4 in advance. $5 at the door 821-3290



SPORTS



Dallas Rugby Football Club. Games begin at noon at Mernman Park on Abrams Road. 1/2 mile north of Skillman. Free. 826-6875.

Oct 2 vs. Arlington, Euless I & Euless II

9 vs. Austin Gold & Austin Black

30 vs. Waco. Our Gang I & Our Gang II

Louisiana Downs Thoroughbred Horseracing. Racing season continues through October 17, Wednesdays through Saturdays, post time 1:15 pm. Clubhouse tickets $2.50. grandstand $1.50. Bossier City. La., Highway 80 East (800) 551-8622.

Dallas Cowboys Football. Texas Stadium. Irving Tickets $15. cash or money order only. 369-3211.

Oct 3 at 3 pm vs. New York Giants 10 at noon vs. Washington Redskins

Willow Bend Polo Club. Polo matches are open to the public throughout the month. 1 1/2 miles west of Preston Road on FM Road 544 Tickets $4. $1 children under 12 248-6298.

Oct 2 at 3 pm Texas vs England

3 at 5 pm Polo and Pops with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

8 at 11 am International Women’s Polo Day

10 at 3 pm Dallas vs. Malibu Polo Classic

17 at 3 pm Will Rogers Memorial Match

24 & 31 at 3 pm Dallas vs. Malibu Polo Classic

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