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Takin’ It To The Streets

Five hundred three-on-three basketball teams played in last year’s Hoop-D-Do in the streets of the West End. Presented by Miller Lite Beer and D Magazine, and sponsored by Pepsi and The Dallas Morning News, an estimated 1,000 teams are expected to participate in the Second Annual Hoop-D-Do. Rolando Blackman is honorary chairman of the event, with all proceeds benefiting the Texas Special Olympics.

Designed for hoops enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels, entrants are flighted in divisions that roughly ensure parity. (We said roughly.) Players expected this year are from thirty-two states, vary in age from thirteen to sixty-six, and include Roger Staubach, Scott Lloyd, Ira Terrell. Tom LaGarde, Bobby Weiss, Everson Walls, Tatu, Carl and Wrenn Wright, Tom Heinsohn, Norm Hitzges, and Dave Cowens. Special events planned for Hoop-D-Do include a wheelchair division, a slam dunk contest,celebrity and media divisions, and a three-point Shootout. Learning-disabled high school-aged children who attend the Multiple Careers Magnet High School built most of the backboards for the eighty-five courts to be set up throughout the West End streets

Hoop-D-Do games begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 20, and end with the finals on Sunday, June 21, at 4:30 p.m. 559-0801.


Summer Fair For McKinney Avenue Trolleys

The day is fast approaching when Dallasites can hop a trolley from the Dallas Museum to the Hard Rock Cafe and points beyond, via the rail lines on McKinney Avenue (see Inside Dallas, page 51). To help speed things along, the Second Annual Trolley Mile and McKinney Avenue Summer Fair, to be held on June 7, will be a fundraising event for the McKinney Avenue Transit Authority.

The Trolley Mile run begins at 9 a.m. and is open to all age groups. Runners will be placed in appropriate heats, based on age and ability. The end of the fast heat-around noon-will signal the opening of the Summer Fair, an outdoor festival with live music, a celebrity dunking booth, arts and crafts exhibits, a bachelor/bachelorette auction, and the State Thomas Historic District House Tour. A new attraction this year will be the Corporate Briefcase Brigade competition, featuring local businesspeople in precision drills with briefcases. The Summer Fair will be on McKinney Avenue between Allen and Fairmount. To enter the Trolley Mile, call 741-3613.


Mormon Tabernacle Choir Salutes the U.S. Conslitution

Two hundred years ago this summer, the most gifted collection of statesmen ever assembled met in Philadelphia to write the Constitution of the United States. This month, the best all-male barbershop chorus in America and the most famous mixed choir in the world get together in Dallas to celebrate the event. In its first Dallas appearance in more than twenty years, the 350-voice Mormon Tabernacle Choir joins the 150-voice Dallas-based Vocal Majority for We The People, a three-hour salute featuring great American patriotic and religious music accompanied by a full symphony orchestra. Local political consultant John Weekley will produce and direct the event, which will include an all-service color guard, a full symphony orchestra conducted by Anshel Brusilow, and narrative by guest stars on the story of the Constitution.

Designated as an official calendar event bythe Commission on the Bicentennial of theUnited States Constitution, We The Peoplewill be presented June 19 and 20 at 7:30 pmat Reunion Arena. Tickets $19.50-$12.50.787-2000. -Vayne Lee Gay


Gay And Grave Sculpture

As a little girl growing up in the town of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Nancy Graves spent hours among the fine art and fossils, the natural history specimens, and the statuary on display in the Berkshire Museum, where her father was director. Many years later this experience found its way into Graves’s own art, and especially into her daring and delightful sculpture, which is on exhibit at the Fort Worth Art Museum.

The forty-nine works in the show trace theartist’s growth, from the eerie, life-sizecamel and fossil sculptures of 1969-70 to thebrightly colored bronzes she has been making for the last ten years. Working from astockpile of forms-seed pods, leaves, fruit,crawfish claws, bits of seaweed, and otheritems cast directly from actual objects-Graves assembles spindly yet graceful sculptures that almost seem to dance and thatreally are more than the sum of their parts.Colorfully painted, polychromed, and, mostrecently, enameled, these gay and graveworks are among the most innovative andevocative of contemporary sculpture.”Nancy Graves: A Sculpture Retrospective,”through July 12 at the Fort Worth ArtMuseum, 1309 Montgomery. Tue 10 am-9pm, Wed-Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 1 pm-5 pm.(817) 738-9215. – Ken Barrow


Nineteenth-Century French Drawings. This choice exhibit of about one hundred master drawings from Rotterdam’s Boymans-Van Beuningen Museum is particularly rich in works by Ingres. Delacroix, Daumier, Cezanne, and Degas. Through June 14 at the Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie. Fort Worth. Tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5. (817)332-8451.

Oscar Lakeman. Cups, brushes, crumpled canvases, paint-spattered shoes, and other objects from the artist’s studio are both painted and pamted on in these realistic still-Iife paintings June 4-July 11 at Adams-Middleton Gallery. 3000 Maple. Tue-Fri 10-6. Sat 11-5 871-7080.

Dr. Seuss. Here’s a show of the art of the good Dr. Seuss. who invented the Grinch and then set him loose, the 300 drawings and cartoons galore are all on a two-year national lour, and the Children’s Medical Center is what it’s all for. Through June 21 at the LTV Pavillion, 2001 Ross Ave. Tickets only through Rainbow-Ticket-master 979-6464

Gwen Norsworthy. Colors range from flat to brilliant and the optical effects are dazzling in the paintings by this Dallas artist. Through June 18 at Modern Dallas Art. 2015 S Edgefield. Wed-Sat noon-5. 941 -9811.

Coastal Color. An exhibit of works from the collection of Patsy and Raymond Nasher. this the first ever display of the bold and colorful woven textiles of Guatemala Through June 14 at the Dallas Museum of Art. 1717 N Harwood. Tue, Wed. Fri. Sat 10-5. Thur 10-9. Sun noon-5 922-0220.

Anne Raymond. Vividly colored bands of acrylic paint and pastel crayon suggest the fiery landscapes of the Southwest. June 11 -16 at D-Art. 2917 Swiss Ave. Mon noon-5 pm. Tue-Thur 9-9, Fri & Sat 9 am-5 pm. Sun 1 pm 5 pm 826-8509.,

Karl Umlauf. Paper, traditionally the watercolorist’s material, is cast into sculpture, some of it suggesting natural landscapes, by this veteran Texas artist. June 1-26 at Adelle M Gallery, 3317 McKinney Mon-Fri 9-5:30 526-0800.

Michele Taylor. Landscapes and gardens are explored in the impressionist-inspired oil paintings of this Oregon artist. Through June 18 at the Sheraton Gallery. 400 N Olive Daily 10 am-10:30 pm. 922-8000.

John Storrs. Once a favored student of Rodin. Storrs went on in his elegant sculptures-and to a lesser extent in his drawings and prints-to invent and refine the style known as Art Deco. Through July 5 at the Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie. Fort Worth. Tue-Sat 10-5. Sun 1-5.30. (817) 738-1933.

Bybee Collection. The museum shows off its latest, and niftiest, coup: the priceless collection of early American furniture assembled by Houston’s Faith P and Charles L Bybee. Permanent display m the Dallas Museum of Art. 1717 N Harwood Tue. Wed, Fri.Sat 10-5, Thur 10-9; Sun noon-5. 922-0220.

Spanish Masterpieces. From Houston’s extraordinary museum without walls, the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation, come these two works on long-term loan “St.Michael the Archangel” by the 17th-century master Claudio Coello and “Portrait of Four Children” by the early 19th-century artist Augustin Esteve. Through summer 1987. at the Meadows Museum. Owen Arts Center. SMU Mon-Sat 10-5. Sun 1-5 692-2740.

Video Releases

Blockbuster, Sound Warehouse, Video Works. Movies scheduled for release this month in these video stores: Children of a Lesser God, Color of Money, Heartbreak Ridge, Jumpiri Jack Flash. Little Shop of Horrors, The Morning Alter, Mosquito Coast, Nothing in Common. Peggy Sue Got Married.


Dallas Symphony Orchestra Discovery Series. The summer classical series opens with Piero Gamba conducting a concert including Nielsen’s Little Suite, Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony. Alfven’s Swedish Rhapsody No 1. and Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor (with soloist Natalie Hinderas) June 25 at 8:’ 5 pm at the Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm. Tickets $18-$9.

Dallas Symphony Starfest At Park Central. June 26: John Denver Tickets $16 for lawn admission. June27: Moody Blues Tickets $14 for lawn admission Gate opens a! 7 pm tor the outdoor concerts, performances start at 8:15 pm at Park Central, LBJ at Coit Box seats available by subscription Children under 12 admitted free if accompanied by adult. 692-0203.

Lyric Opera of Dallas. Jack Eddleman directs and John Burrows conducts Franz Lehar’s The Merry Comedy of Errors satirizes mankind’s power of obser-vation and recognition. Two sets of twins embark on a life-long search for lost family members, which in turn sets the stage for a comedy of blunders, misunderstandings, and mistaken identities. Presented free of charge by the Shakespeare Festival of Dallas June 16-28 at the Fair Park Band Shell. Gates open at 7:15 pm, curtain at 8:15 pm, no performances Mondays. 954-0199.

The One And Only Tommy Tune

The Dallas Summer Musicals present the Broadway sensation Tommy Tune as a 1927 aviator who wants to solo across the Atlantic in My One and Only. Tap dance godfather Charles “Honi” Coles costars as the dancing wizard Mr. Magix. Both Tune and Coles won Tony Awards for their roles in the original Broadway version of the show. June 9-21 in the Music Hall at Fair Park. Tickets are $35-$5 and are available at all Rainbow-Ticketmaster outlets and at the State Fair Box Office, 6031 Berkshire Lane. 691-7200.

Planet Fires. Stage Number One will conclude its eighth season (and its first season in its new Cedar Springs location) with this story that lakes place in 1865. A sinister circus owner sends a young Union Army deserter south to rescue a nineteen-year-old runaway slave and bring him to join his traveling show The play poses the riddle: what does it mean to be free? Through June 7 at Stage Number One, 2215 Cedar Springs (across from the Crescent). 871 -2277.

The Octette Bridge Club. This sentimental comedy about American life during a simpler era focuses on eight sisters who meet on alternate Fridays to play bridge, gossip, and generally entertain themselves. Act I takes place in 1934; Act II. ten years later during a fateful Halloween costume/bridge party Through June 14 at the Dallas Repertory Theatre, 150 NorthPark Center. 369-8966.

The Unainkable Molly Brown. Garland Summer Musicals will open its season with this endearing story of the trials. tribulations, and heroic battles of Molly Brown. June 19, 20, 21, 26. 27. & 28 at the Garland Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets may be purchased by calling the box office at 494-7140 or through Ticketron outlets

The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild. Originally a Broadway smash with Maureen Stapleton, the play revolves around our unlikely heroine. Mildred Wild, and her active fantasy life created from the 3.000 movies she has seen With her world and marriage crumbling around her. she escapes into scenes from Gone with the Wind and King Kong, among others. A crazy, captivating, and enchanting comedy directed by Rodney Dobbs Through June 27 at the Greenville Avenue Pocket Sandwich Theatre. 1611 Greenville. Shows Thur-Sun. Tickets S7.50 & $6.50. 821-1860.

Say Goodnight Gracie. This comedy by Ralph Rape is about the reunion of a group of people who grew up during the idealistic “golden age of television.” A late-night production by the Greenville Avenue Pocket Sandwich Theatre. 1611 Greenville June 10 at 9 pm. June 11, 12,13.19. 20. 26,&27at 11 pm. Tickets $5. 821-1860.

You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown. The Dallas Theater Center Teen/Children’s Theater presents this musical favorite based on Charles M. Schulz’s “Pea-nuis” comic strip Through June 7 at the Dallas Theater Centers Kalita Humphrey’s Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek. 526-8857.

Dallas Landmarks

Dallas Arboretum. Located on the grounds of the DeGolyer and Camp estates on the southeast shore of While Rock Lake, the sixty-six-acre Dallas Botanical Garden is an excellent spot to view gardens of perennials and annuals indigenous to Texas. Tours are available of the DeGolyer House, designated as a Texas Historical Landmark it’s a great place to picnic. Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm. $3 adults, $1 children. 8525 Garland Road Call 327-3990 for directions.

Dallas Zoo. More than 1,600 mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians, including many rare and endangered species, reside at the Dallas Zoo. Daily programs include scheduled animal feedings and “The Other Side,” a new hands-on exhibit in the reptile building where visitors can watch snakes being fed, handle shed skins, hatched eggs, and other artifacts, and talk with keepers. Train rides along the outskirts of the zoo cost 85 cents. A new gift shop offers fun, animal-oriented merchandise. Food concessions and a picnic area are available. Open daily 9 am-6 pm Take 1-35 south past downtown (follow signs to Waco), take the Ewing exit and follow the signs. Adults $2, children $1 25. parking $2. 946-5154

The Dallas Cowboys Headquarters and Practice Facility. The new Cowboys headquarters in Valley Ranch is available for public tours. Cowboys Center is located in Valley Ranch. 1.7 miles off of LBJ Freeway at MacArthur Boulevard. Tours are available by appointment only Monday through Saturday. Contact the tour director at 556-9900.

Heritage Farmstead. Since 1891. this Piano farmstead has withstood the tes1 of time and today offers a rare visit into the past Closed for the last six years for restoration. Heritage Farmstead is now open for daily tours This four-acre museum tells a story of a way of life during the height of farm prosperity in our country Only a lew years ago, the museums Victorian home and twelve outbuildings were the hub of a 360-acre farm Take Central Expressway north to exit 29. just pas! Col-Im Creek Mall. Head west 1/2 mile on 15th Street. 1900 W 15th Street, Piano Tue-Fri 1 pm-5pm. Sat 10am-2 pm. Sun 1 pm-4 pm. 424-7874.

Magnolia Lounge. The Magnolia Lounge was constructed in 1936 as the Pavilion of Magnolia Petroleum Co. for the Texas Centennial at Fair Park. In the Fifties, the building became the Margo Jones Theater, the first regional theater in Texas. Recently restored by the Friends of Fair Park, the Magnolia Lounge now serves as the parks year-round information center. 426-3400.

Shotgun House at Old City Park. As part of its con tinuing effort to represent the cultural diversity of the history of North Central Texas, Old City Park has recently restored, and opened tor tour, a shotgun house, originally built in 1906 on Guillot Street in the State-Thomas neighborhood of Dallas The shotgun house is generally considered to be an African-American architectural form that was introduced into New Orleans in the early 19th century by treed Haitian blacks. Old City Park, 1717 Gano. 421-5141.

International Wildlife Park

Nearly 2,000 exotic animals from all over the world roam free in this 360-acre, drive-through safari in Grand Prairie. The entertainment village offers camel rides, bumper boats, paddle boats, the Wildlife Express train, baby animal nursery, wild animal shows, and the Turtle Taxi-very slow rides on giant Alabra tortoises. Located just off Interstate 30 at the Belt Line exit in Grand Prairie. The park opens daily at 9:30 am and the last car is admitted at 5 pm on weekdays, 6 pm on weekends. Admission is $9.95 per person on weekends and $6.95 per person on weekdays. 263-2201.

Six Flags Over Texas. Six Flags features more than one hundred rides, shows, and attractions in a lavishly landscaped setting New attractions include the exciting waterfall ride. Splashwater Falls, and an all-new musical revue, Stars & Stripes Salute Six Flags’ one-price ticket permits visitors to enjoy all rides and shows as many times as they like Open daily. Tickets are $15.95 for adults, $9.95 for children under forty-eight inches and senior citizens fifty-five and over Children under two are admitted free Metro 640-8900.

Southfork. You’ve lived in Dallas all your life but you’ve never been there, it’s easy to find. Take Central Expressway north to the Parker Road exit in Piano Head six miles east to FM 2551 and veer right, and you’re there. Self-guided tours daily 9 am-5:30 pm. Adults $6, children $4.

Thanks-Giving Square. Located at Pacific and Ervay in the middle of downtown, Thanks-Giving Square is the perfect place for a quiet moment in the middle of the hustle and bustle of downtown. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the watergardens or a quiet moment in the chapel Mon-Fri 10 am-5 pm, Sat & Sun 1 pm-5 pm 969-1977.

Wast End Marketplace. You waited long enough and Texas’s first festival marketplace is finally open. Five floors of shops with every type of food, drink, and fun gift imaginable There are also six nightclubs in the Dallas Alley entertainment complex. In downtown’s West End. Munger at Lamar.


The Original Downtown Beach Party. Sand castle building, volleyball, live bands, and swimming in the City Hall fountain will be the main activities when 420 tons of sand are dumped on City Hall Plaza. The annual beach party benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association and is sponsored by Coors and KZEW. Sat. June 13. noon-6 pm. Admission is $1 or a bucket of sand.


Leonardo Da Vinci Exhibit. Though Da Vinci is best known for his famous paintings, he also studied virtually every field of science and recorded his observations in a multitude of notes and drawings. This special ex- hibtt at the Science Place features twenty-four working | models recreated from Da Vinci’s sketches of aeronautic, mechanical, and hydraulic devices-from flying machines to tanks and machine guns. Through June ! 29 at the Science Place I Tue-Sun 9:30 am-5 pm. $3 ’ adults, $2 for children. Children under seven, free. 428-5555.

Of Birds And Texas

Twin brothers Scott and Stuart Gentling have created some of the most beautiful bird paintings since John J. Audubon, and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History puts their works on display with the exhibit “Of Birds and Texas.” The Gentlings’ paintings have recently been published in a highly acclaimed, limited edition, folio-style book. Although they were influenced by Audubon, the Gentlings knew that the stark, white backgrounds typical of classic bird paintings wouldn’t convey the flavor of the Texas terrain. The beautifully painted landscapes-which they freely admit were influenced by Andrew Wyeth-are as important to the paintings as the birds themselves. It’s fitting that the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History should have these paintings. Says Scott Gentling, “We were students there when it was the Fort Worth Children’s Museum, I began my painting career when I checked out one of the museum’s books of reproductions of Audubon prints and started making copies.” Through September 7 in the museum’s East Gallery. (817) 732-1631 or Metro 654-1356.

Looking at the Light. Developed by the world-famous Exploratorium in San Francisco, “Looking at the Light” is an interactive exhibit about light and shadows, mirrors and images, and how light waves give shape and color to the visible world. Everything you see is actually light reflected off of something else before it enters your eyes. At this exhibit, you can create your own optical patterns at an optics table, or touch a spring that appears to float in space, or duck into a kaleidoscope and see a crowd of yourself. On permanent display at The Science Place in Fair Park. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5pm. $3 adults, $2 for children. Children under seven, free. 428-5555.

Snakes of the Metroplex. This month the Dallas Zoo inaugurates its new “First Weekend* series. The zoo will host special events the first weekend of every month from June through October. The zoo has designated June 6 & 7 as Snakes of the Metroplex Weekend. The zoo will display live specimens of over thirty indigenous snakes in the zoo auditorium 10 am-5 pm. Local snake experts will be on hand from the Dallas Zoo, the Fort Worth Nature Center, and the North Texas Herpe-tological Society to answer questions and give advice to the public on snake identification and snake brte treatment. The exhibit is free with zoo admission. The snakes are collected from the wild in May by staff of the Fort Worth Nature Center. The Nature Center has a wide variety of snake habitats in its 3,000 acres. After the exhibit, the reptiles will be released back into the wild. The zoo is open daily 9 am-6 pm. A new gift shop offers fun, animal-oriented merchandise. Take 1-35 south past downtown (follow the signs to Waco), take the Ewing exit and follow the signs Adufts $2, children $1.25, parking $2. 946-5154.

Dallas Public Library. June 2: Jim Johnson, financial adviser at Waddell & Reed Financial Services, will discuss “Money Management” at 7:30 pm at the Lancaster-Kiest Library, 3039 South Lancaster Road. 372-3446. June 3: A resume writing workshop presented by Sue Ann Hosier, career consultant with Career Dimensions, will be held at noon at the Walnut Hill Library, 9495 Marsh Lane. 357-8434. June9: “Interior Decorating For You” will be presented by Anita Hart from Adele Hunt’s Furniture Co. at 2 pm at the Park Forest Library, 3421 Forest Lane. 241 -1434. June 11: A computer catalog instruction class will be offered to the public at 4 pm at the Park Forest Library, 3421 Forest Lane. The class is free. 241-1434. June 13: David Wate and Martin Gagne from the Lincoln Hotel present “Wine Tasting and Cooking Demonstration” at 2 pm at the Park Forest Library, 3421 Forest Lane. 241-1434. June 16: “Gospel Music: A Segment of Black History,” is a program featuring Janice Ross, Linda Williams, and friends, performed in special recognition of Juneteenth from noon till 1 pm in the auditorium of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street. June 23. A program entitled “Delicious Desserts and Ice Sculptures” will be presented by Michael Ohonba, head chef of Wall’s Catering, at 2 pm at the Park Forest Library, 3421 Forest Lane. 241-1434.


Texas Rangers. Arlington Stadium, Arlington Tickets: $9 field and mezzanine, $8 reserved, $7 plaza, $5 reserved grandstand, $3.75 general admission, $2.25 children under thirteen general admission, available at all Rainbow-Ticketmaster outlets, Sears stores, Joske’s stores, and Arlington Stadium ticket office. Home games start at 7:35 pm unless otherwise noted. Metro 273-5100.

June 1 -3 Chicago White Sox

12 & 13 Oakland A’s

14 Oakland A’s 6:05 pm

22-24 California Angels

26 & 28 Minnesota Twins

27 Minnesota Twins 5:35 pm Double Header

Willow Bend Polo Matches. There is an informal gathering held at 5 pm before each match at the field to introduce newcomers to the sport of polo. At this time, a player and pony are on hand to demonstrate the basics of the game. Tickets are $6 for adults and free for children under twelve and are available at all Rainbow-Ticketmaster outlets and preceding all matches at the gate. Willow Bend Polo and Hunt Club, FM 544 between Preston Road and Dallas Parkway. Piano. 248-6298.

June 7 Willow Bend vs. Corrigan’s 6 pm

14 Corrigans Cup League Finals 6 pm

21 -28 U.S.P.A. Silver Cup Tournament 6 pm