Happy Tenth, Poor David’s Pub
March marks the tenth anniversary of Poor David’s Pub, one of Dallas’s-and the slate’s-oldest live music clubs. To celebrate the birthday, Poor David (a.k.a. David Card) plans a packed calendar of some of the best folk, country, and rock acts that have played the club in the last decade.
Unlike other bastions of live music in the area, such as the Longhorn Ballroom or the Texas Tea House, or even the venerable Blue Bird in Fort Worth, Poor David’s has never shut its doors (although it did move to the economically balmier climes of Lower Greenville a few years ago), despite a few lean years. With a slumping economy and through a bidding war over good acts, Poor David’s has managed to outlast bigger and slicker competition like Nick’s Uptown and Tango.
Card’s so sure of his entertainment that he offers a money-back guarantee. In the last ten years, he’s had four takers. “That’s a dissatisfied customer every two and a half years,” he laughs.
The March lineup looks like this: March 11, Tony Tryska and Skyline; March 12, John Hammond; March 13, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown (recently nominated for his third Grammy); March 16, Anson and the Rockets; March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, Tinker’s Dam; March 18, Brave Combo; March 19, Shake Russell and Dana Cooper; March 24, Doc Watson (two shows); March 26, Riders in the Sky; March 28, Guy Clark (two shows). At press time, engagements for the following were pending: Albert Collins, Steve Fromholz, John Sebastian, Taj Mahal, Uncle Walt’s Band, and Jerry Jeff Walker.
1924 Greenville Ave. Showtimes are at 8:30 and 11 p.m. Cover varies, from $3 to $10. Call 821-9891 for ticket information.
-Teena Gritch McMills
Virginia Slims Holds Court
Chris Evert Lloyd and Pam Shriver are two of the world-class tennis players who will take to the court when the Virginia Slims Series returns to Dallas this month. The $14 million Virginia Slims Series spans five continents and eleven countries, offering a year-round format in which top women tennis players compete for the title of World Champion.
Coached by SMU tennis coach Dennis Ralston and ranked No.2 in the world, Evert Lloyd has returned regularly to play in the $250,000 Virginia Slims of Dallas.
Ranked No. 5 in the world, Shriver won last year’s Virginia Slims of Newport and captured eleven of thirteen doubles titles, including Wimbledon and the Virginia Slims Championships.
Sell-out crowds last year put Dallas in second place (behind the Virginia Slims Championships at Madison Square Garden in New York) for gate receipts in the series. Proceeds benefit the Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation, which sponsors and promotes tennis events in Dallas and worldwide.
March 16-22 at Moody Coliseum on the SMU campus. Call 352-7978 or 750-8362 for ticket information.
Hunting With The Dallas Safari Club
“Spiral Horned Game of the World1’ is the theme of this year’s convention and hunting exposition of the Dallas Safari Club. Conceived to provide financial support to wildlife conservation programs here and in other countries, the show will occupy 45,000 square feet of the Hyatt Regency D/FW, creating an international showcase of the world’s top big game hunters, professional outfitters, trophy animals, and exhibits.
Professionals will speak about the techniques and strategies of hunting various game. Big game outfitters and hunters from North America and twenty-seven foreign nations will provide information on hunts and exotic animals. Evening auctions will be held for rare trophy animal permits, unique hunting trips, jewelry, art, and paintings. Proceeds raised from the convention will benefit the Dallas Museum of Natural History, the Dallas Zoo, and the Dallas Ecological Foundation to help protect, conserve, and manage wildlife resources in the United States and abroad.
March 13-15 at the Hyatt Regency at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Ticket donations are $5 per person at the door. Hunting enthusiasts can purchase three-day tickets for the exposition by calling the Dallas Safari Club at 630-1453.
Elizabeth Murray’s Deceptive Shapes
Since her work first surfaced at a 1972 exhibit at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art, Elizabeth Murray has been a talent to watch, one of the brightest of the bright new painters. Her works have been seen in small numbers, but never in the sort of sizable exhibit that could firmly establish her reputation. Now, the Dallas Museum of Art, along with the Committee on the Visual Arts of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has put together a major traveling exhibition of the artist’s work that shows what all the excitement is about.
Murray’s sprawling, brilliantly colored canvases seem abstract at first, the dense clusters of forms practically exploding off the wall. It is only after a moment’s examination that the images the artist has slyly worked into her compositions snap into view. Cups, palettes, figures, whole rooms emerge and float free, like patterns in a giant kaleidoscope. The exhibit includes drawings as well as some of the artist’s earliest paintings, more-or-less conventional canvases influenced by the geometric style of constructivism. But the stars of the show are the flamboyant, recent canvases, in which shapes scatter across the wall in an elaborate dance in which anything is possible.
March 1-April 19 at the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N Harwood. Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 10-5, Thur 10-9, Sun noon-5. 922-0220.
Dallas Ballet Resurrects The Three Musketeers
One of the most popular adventure stories of all time returns to the stage of the Dallas Ballet this month in a revival of Flemming Flindt’s choreographed version of The Three Musketeers.
Inspired by Alexandra Dumas’s enduring tale of adventure and intrigue in 17th-century France, Flindt joined composer Georges Delerue and designer Bernard Dayde to create The Three Musketeers for the Dallas Ballet in 1984, drawing on a similar project he had done for the Royal Danish Ballet in 1966. Drawing praise for the grandeur and scope of its choreography, the performance won the hearts of local audiences as few dance productions have. And, as a unique contribution to the 20th-century dance repertoire, it remains one of the landmarks in the history of the Dallas Ballet.
The Three Musketeers opens March 18and continues March 19, 20, 21, 27, & 28at 8 pm and March 22 at 2 pm at the Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm. Tickets $60-$5.744-4430. -Wayne Lee Gay
Morris Louis. Pouring streams of acrylic paint down the surface of raw canvas. Louis produced some of the most beautiful, and radical, works of the Sixties paintings that seem more like meteorological phenomena-storms and lightning bolts of pure color – than ad Through April 12 at the Fort Worth Art Museum. 1309 Montgomery. Tue 10-9, Wed-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5 (817) 738-9215
The American Watercolor. From early travel sketches to modern abstractions, American artists have had a special way with this most informal and delightful of media; this selection of works is from the collection of Houston’s Transco Energy Corporation. Through April 12 at the Amon Carter Museum. 3501 Camp Bowie. Fort Worth Tue-Sat 10-5. Sun 1-5:30 (817)738-1933.
The American Print. Drawn from the museum’s own extraordinary collection of etchings, lithographs, silk screens, and woodcuts, this exhibrt demonstrates the breathtaking vitality of American print-making over the past century March 7-April 19 at the Amon Carter Museum. 3501 Camp Bowie, Fort Worth. Tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5.30.(817)738-1933
Anton Cetin. A Yugoslavian-born Canadian artist. Cetin’s floating, atmospheric images-mostly of women, flowers, and birds-seem to draw equally on folk art as on the paintings of Marc Chagall. Through March 14 at Beverly Gordon Gallery. 2702 McKinney. Suite 101 Mon-Fri 9-6. Sat 11-3 741-9600.
A University Collects. Less well known than the museum’s excellent Meadows Collection of Spanish art but worth seeing all the same, here is a diverse and fascinating show of works of art donated to SMU over the years, by alumm. friends, and former students. March 8-April 5 in the Meadows Gallery, Meadows School of the Arts. SMU. Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5. 692-3510.
Flower and Garden Show. A little early, perhaps, but eighteen extremely talented area artists push the season a little, in charcoal, oils, watercolors, pastel, wood construction, and even steel sculpture. March 14-April 23 at DW Gallery, 2909-C Canton. Tue-Sat 11-5 939-0045.
A.M.Hudson. Painting and found objects are wittily combined into narratives and even portraits focusing on life’s situations Through March 14 at William Campbell Contemporary Art. 4935 Byers. Fort Worth. Tue-Fri 10-5. Sat 10-2 (817) 737-9566.
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 in the Dallas Museum of Art. 1717 N Harwood. Tue. Wed, Fri. Sat 10-5; Thur 10-9, Sun noon-5 922-0220.
Janis Provisor. A visionary artist, much influenced by Chinese classical painting, makes landscapes that are felt as much as seen. Through March 21 at the Eugene Binder Gallery. 2701 Canton St. Tue-Fri 10-6, Sat 10-5. 939-1820.
Juergen Strunck. This veteran Dallas artist and teacher of artists combines delicately thin paper and saturated inks to produce prints that are as iridescent as rainbows, and as evanescent as Oil upon water. March 6-April 11 at Moss/Chumley Gallery, Suite 390, The Crescent. 2200 Cedar Springs Road. Mon-Sat 10-6, Thur 10-7 871-3777
Edo Period Painting. These scrolls and screens, unmatched for variety and vitality, are the pride of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where they were deposited by their collector, Bartlesville oilman Joe D. Price. Through April 5 at the Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie, Fort Worth Tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5. (817} 332-8451.
Spanish Masterpieces. From Houston’s extraordinary museum without walls, the Sarah Campbell Blatter 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.
Dallas Ballet. The company revives Us popular production of artistic director Fleming Findt’s Three Musketeers with music by Georges Delerue and designs by Bernard Dayde, March 18,19, 20, 21,27. & 28 at 8 pm and March 22 at 2 pm at the Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm. Tickets $60-$5. 744-4430.
Nikolais Dance Theatre
Alwin Nikolais has been called the Leonardo da Vinci of dance. In his four decades of active choreography, he has revolutionized the integration of visual and performing arts and has pioneered new forms of dance, reshaping the way the human body looks and moves on stage. This month, he comes to Dallas with his Nikolais Dance Theatre, presenting a program including such works as Crucible, Countdown, Graph, Video Game, and the company’s signature piece. Tensile Involvement. The performances, sponsored by the International Theatrical Arts Society, are scheduled for March 6 & 7 at 8 pm at McFarlin Auditorium, SMU. Tickets $25-$5.528-5576.
Meadows School of the Arts. The dance department presents its “Dance 87” production. March 3-7 at 8 pm and March 8 at 2:15 pm at the Bob Hope Theatre, Owen Arts Center, SMU. Tickets $6. 692-2573.
Sound Warehouse. Movies scheduled for release this month in all Sound Warehouse video stores: The Boy Who Could Fly. The Fly, Name of the Rose, Shanghai Surprise. Stand By Me, Top Gun
League of Women Voters. A videotape providing general voter information and featuring the candidates for two at-large Dallas City Council races on April 4 is being made available free of charge through a joint ef-fort of Goals for Dallas and the League of Women Voters. The seventeen-minute video is a readily available source of nonpartisan voter information for Dallas corporations, civic clubs, chambers of commerce, and schools and colleges Pick one up at the League of Women Voters office at 2727 Inwood, at the Goals for Dallas office at 500 S Ervay, Suite 410-C, or at any Dallas Public Library. 351-4125.
Cliburn Concerts. Pianist William Wolfram performs Haydn’s Sonata in A flat, Hob. XVI:46, Liszt’s Harmonies du Soir and Reminiscences de Norma. and Schumann’s Davidsbundlertanze Opus 6. March 10 at 8 pm at the Kimbell Art Museum. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. Fort Worth. Tickets $15. (817) 738-6533.
Dallas Bach Society. A brass extravaganza features baroque music for brass ensemble and organ, with trumpeters Guy Touvron and Richard Giangiulio and organist Paul Riedo as featured artists, March 3 at 730 pm at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 6306 Kenwood Ave a! Abrams Rd. Tickets $7 50 adults, $5 students and senior citizens 827-8886. 640-7500.
Dallas Chamber Music Society. The Cantilena Chamber Players perform the Piano Quartet of Mahler. Faure’s Piano Quartet, Opus 15, and Dvorak’s Piano Quartet in E flat, Opus 87, March 16 at 8 15 pm at Caruth Auditorium. Owen Arts Center, SMU. Tickets $10, $5 students. 526-7301. 985-0700.
Dallas Chamber Orchestra. The March subscription concert features J.S Bach’s Sonata for violins and harpsichord in A from BWV 1015, Bach’s Caniaia No. 51 (“Jauchzet Gott in Allen Lauden”), and Mendelssohn’s Octet for strings, March 15 at 7 pm at Caruth Auditorium. Owen Arts Center, SMU. Tickets $10 826-6974.
Chuck Mangione. Grammy award-winning composer and musician Chuck Mangione brings his horn to the Fairmont Hotel’s Venetian Room this month. Mangione received his first gold album in 1977 tor the pop breakthrough Feels So Good, which was followed by his second gold album, the Grammy award-winning Children of Sanchez. Mangione’s smooth sounds can be heard March 3-15 in the Venetian Room, Fairmont Hotel, 1717NAkard. Dinner show at 9 pm, cocktail show at 11 pm. 720-2020
Jack Jones. Two-time Grammy award-winning singer and actor Jack Jones comes to the Fairmont Hotels Venetian Room this month. Entertainment critic Rex Reed said of Jones, “Jack Jones has honed the art of popular singing to an unparalleled sheen.’ With hits like Wives and Lovers and The Impossible Dream (which won him his Grammy for Record of the Year). Jones has established himself as an international star with record-setting audiences from England to the Philippines March 17-29 in the Venetian Boom, Fairmont Hotel. 1717 N Akard. Dinner show at 9 pm. cocktail show at 11 pm 720-2020
Dallas Classic Guitar Society. March 10: Guitarist Angel Romero appears in concert at 8:15 pm at the Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm Tickets $12.50-$5 March 28: Polly Maynard performs on the society’s museum series at 3 pm at the Main Auditorium of the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N Harwood- Tickets $3. 521-0844.
Dallas Opera. Soprano Montserrat Caballé and mezzo-soprano Marilyn Home join conductor Nicola Rescigno and the Dallas Opera Orchestra for a concert including arias, duets, and instrumental works of Handel, Vivaldi, Donizetti, Rossini, Geminiani, and Cimarosa. March 4 at 8 pm at Fair Park Music Hall. Tickets $75-$10. 871-0090.
Dallas Public Library. March 1: Piano trio concert. March 8: Concert of music for piano, violin, and oboe March 15: American Harp Society Concert. March 22: Bruce Patti, violin. March 29: Earthly Pleasures (Renaissance music). All concerts begin at 3 pm at the Dallas Public Library Auditorium, 1515 Young. Free. 749-4100.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra. March 6, 7, & 8: Serge Baudo conducts a concert including a symphony of Michael Haydn (formerly attributed to Mozart as Symphony No. 37), Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 (with soloist Andras Schiff), Honegger’s Third Symphony, and excerpts from Debussy’s Images. March 12& 14: Violinist Elmar Oliveira performs Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 and Tchaikovsky’s Meditation No. 1 in a concert also featuring Bax’s Symphonic Poem Tintagei and Janacek’s Taras Buiba. March 19 & 21 Music director Eduardo Mata returns to the podium to conduct Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 and Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D with soloist Salvatore Accardo. March 27, 28. & 29: Pianist Alicia de Larrocha performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 1 in a concert also including Villa-Lobos’s Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2, Revueltass Cuauhnahuac, and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, with Mata conducting. Thur-Sat at 8:15 pm and Sun at 2:30 pm All performances at Fair Park Music Hall. Tickets S20-$7.50 Thur-Sat, $14-$6.50 Sun 692-0203.
Dallas Symphony Superpops. March 13: The West Point Glee Club performs patriotic music, March 20: The Canadian Brass. All performances at 8 pm at Fair Park Music Hall. Tickets $23-$10. 692-0203. Fort Worth Chamber Orchestra. Pianist William Wolfram performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor in a concert also featuring Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 1 in C minor and the world premiere of Packales’s Variations on a Romantic Theme, with George del Gobbo conducting, March 17 at 8 pm at Ed Landreth Auditorium, TCU, University at Cantey, Fort Worth. Tickets $14-$9 (817) 926-8831.
Fort Worth Opera. Mark Flint conducts and Bernard Uzan directs Puccini’s La Boheme (in Italian with English captions) with tenor Stephen w. Plummer as Rodolfo. soprano Elizabeth Hynes as Mimi, soprano Maryanne Telese as Musetta. bass Kenneth Cox as Colline, and baritone Timothey Noble as Marcello, March 13 at 8 pm and March 15 at 2 pm at Tarrant County Convention Center Theatre, 1101 Houston, Fort Worth. Tickets $35-$5 (817) 737-0755.
Fort Worth Symphony. John Giordano conducts a concert including Schubert’s Overture to Rosamunde, Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphoses, and Cor-igliano’s Pied Piper Fantasy featuring flute soloist Ransom Wilson. March 28 at 8 pm and March 29 at 3 pm at Tarrant County Convention Center Theatre, 1101 Houston, Fort Worth. Tickets $16-$5 (817) 926-8831.
Fort Worth Symphony Pops. Cleo Laine and John Dankworth appear with the orchestra, March 20 & 21 at 8 pm at Tarrant County Convention Center Theatre, 1101 Houston. Fort Worth. Tickets $20-$12. (817) 926-8831
Garland Symphony Orchestra, Robert Carter Austin conducts a concert including Offenbach’s Overture to La Belle Helene, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E (with soloist Mark Davenport), and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F (“Pastorale”), March 28 at 8 pm at Garland Performing Arts Center, 300 N Fifth, Garland. Tickets $10-$6.50. 494-0377.
Meadows School of the Arts. March 3: David Karp. faculty piano recital. March 7: SMU Conservatory Chamber Orchestra at 4 pm. March 8: Pianist Andras Schiff appears in a benefit recital for the SMU Conservatory. Tickets $25.692-3680. March 9. Perspectives chamber music, March 11 Anshel Brusilow conducts the SMU Symphony in a concert including Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 in A, Opus 90 (“Italian”). Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (with baritone Richard Poppino}. and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, March 22: Ellen Rose, viola, in recital with pianist Jo Boatright..March 23 Double bassist Dwight Shambley performs chamber music. March 28: Houston Youth Symphony. Unless otherwise noted, all performances are at 8.15 pm at Caruth Auditorium, Owen Arts Center, SMU, and are free. 692-3510
North Texas State University. Pianist Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich appears in recital March 31 at 8:15 pm at the Concert Hall of the School of Music on the Denton campus. Tickets $5. (817)565-3815.
Richardson Symphony Orchestra. Winners of the McCarty Young Artist Com petition appear with the or-cheslra under conductor Chris Xeros. March 21 at 8 pm at Richardson High School Auditorium Tickets $15-$8 234-4195.
Schola Cantorum. March 10: The King’s Singers, oneof the world’s most popular vocal ensembles, performsin a special benefit concert sponsored by the FortWorth chorus. Tickets $25 March 24: Schola Can-torum joins the A Capella Choir of the University ofTexas at Arlington and the Fort Worth Chamber Orchestra under conductor Gary Ebensberger to performOrff’s Carmina Burana Tickets $10. Both concerts at7:30 pm at Ed Landreth Auditorium. (817) 737-5788.
Texas Baroque Ensemble. Instrumental music of Telemann. Handel, Defesch, and others, March 8 at7:30 pm at Christ United Methodist Church, 2640Glencliff. Piano Free 596-4303.
Texas Christian University. March 2: Lecture bymusicologist-composer Willred Mellers of York University. Match 16. Voice recital by Vincent Russo. March20: TCU Wind Ensemble in concert. March 23: University Symphony concert March 28 Jazz festival concert. Tickets $5 March 30: Faculty organ recital byEmmet G Smith at Robert Carr Chapel on campus.Unless otherwise noted. all events are at 8 pm at EdLandreth Auditorium, University at Cantey. TCU, FortWorth, and are free (817)921-7810. ,
Voices of Change. Composers William Bolcom and Karl Korte will be on hand for a concert featuring Bolcom’s Duo Fantasy for violin and piano and Afternoon Cakewalk for clarinet, violin, and piano, Schwant-ner’s Elixir Consortium VIII, and the world premiere of Korte’s Te Maori for solo clarinet, March 2 at 8:15 pm at Caruth Auditorium. Owen Arts Center. SMU. Tickets $6. $4 students and senior citizens. 692-3189.
An Enemy of the People. The struggle between good and evil flames when a young doctor discovers that deadly pollutants contaminate the waters of his town Henrik Ibsen’s brilliant contemporary classic portrays the fierce battle between a man of conscience and the brutal retaliation of a self-serving establishment. Through March 8 at the Dallas Theater Center’s Arts District Theater, 2401 Flora 526-8857.
A Lie of the Mind. Hailed as the best play yet from Sam Shepard. A Lie of the Mind examines the irresistible force that attracts man and woman and the powerful imperative of family bonds that repels their passion. March 24-April 12 at the Dallas Theater Centers Kalita Humphrey’s Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. 526-8857
Annie Get Your Gun. Sharpshooter Annie Oakley, handsome Frank Butler, and the stoical Chief Silting Bull are just some of the colorful characters who populate Colonel Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show in this legendary musical love story. Irving Berlin’s score contains some of musical theater’s standards like There’s No Business Like Show Business and Anything You Can Do (I Can do Better) Through March 1 at the Dallas Repertory Theatre at NorthPark. 369-8966.
Werewolf of London – The Melodrama. A combination of suspense, terror, and campy humor are the ingredients for this take-off of the age-old werewolf legend. The audience is invited to give responses such as cheering for heroic acts, sighing for purity, and boo-ing and hissing for villainy Through March 21 at the Greenville Avenue Pocket Sandwich Theatre, 1611 Greenville. 821-1860.
Bullshot Crummond. The handsome hero of this spoof. Bullshot Crummond, foils the nefarious schemes of the arch villain, the hideous hurt, Otto Von Bruno. Through March 21 at the Drama Circle Theatre, 3018 Commerce. Tickets $7, available at all Rainbow-Tick-etmaster outlets, Sears, and Joske’s. 235-7788.
Dallas Mavericks. Reunion Arena, Dallas. Home game tickets available at Rainbow-Ticketmaster or at Reunion Arena box office 658-7068.
March 2 Phoenix Suns
4 Denver Nuggets
11 Seattle SuperSonics
13 Atlanta Hawks
14 Houston Rockets
17 Chicago Bulls
21 Detroit Pistons
31 L.A. Clippers
Dallas Symphony 10K Run
More than 6,000 runners and 150 corporate teams are expected for the Ninth Annual Symphony 10K Run through Park Central on Saturday, March 7 at 9 am. The top three men and top two women finishers will represent the Dallas Symphony in the Jimmy Stewart Relay Marathon on March 29 in Los Angeles. A $200 tax-deductible contribution registers a corporate team of three to five runners. For more information contact Run Headquarters at 696-0294.
SMU Basketball. All home games played in Moody Coliseum on the SMU campus For ticket information, contact the SMU Athletic Ticket Office. 692-2902 March 1 Arkansas
Dallas Sidekicks. Indoor soccer at Reunion Arena. Tickets available through Rainbow-Ticketmaster 787-2000; group tickets 361 -KICK.
March 10 Wichita 7:05 pm
15 Chicago 6 35 pm
20 New York 7:35 pm
22 San Diego 6:35 pm
African-American Contributions to Texas Architecture. This exhibit provides a comprehensive treatment of black architecture in Texas from the 1800s to the early 20th century. The exhibit reviews African craft traditions, early black housing in Texas, slave-built plantations, and slave quarters. Additional focus will be on William Sidney Pittman, Dallas’s first black professional architect of the early 20th century. Through May 10 in the Renner School Exhibit Hall in Old City Park, 1717 Gano. Tue-Sat 10 am-4 pm, Sun 1:30 pm-4:30 pm. 421-5141
Constitutional Bicentennial Lectures at UTD. UTD continues its lecture series celebrating the U.S Con-stitution’s 200th anniversary. March 5: Archibald Cox, first Watergate special prosecutor and former U.S. solicitor general during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, speaks on “the role of the Supreme Court in American Constitutionalism* at 7 pm in the UTD Conference Center March 19. Robert C. Maynard. editor and president of The Tribune in Oakland, California, nationally syndicated columnist, and commentator on “This Week with David Brinkley,” lectures on “Speech and Reputation: A Delicate Balance” at 7 pm in the UTO Conference Center, University of Texas at Dallas. Floyd and Campbell in Richardson. Free. 690-2203.
The Finer Things in Life. The Exposition Group of the Dallas Market Center will present “The Finer Things in Life.” a new concept in consumer shows Targeted for people between twenty-five and forty-nine who are col-lege educated and have a substantial annual income. “The Finer Things in Life” will have 250 exhibitors geared toward upscale consumers. Fri, March 6, noon-9 pm; Sat, March 7, 10 am-9 pm; Sun, March 8, 10 am-6 pm at the Infomart Tickets $10, available at the door.
Fifth Annual North Texas Irish Festival. The largest celebration of Irish culture in the Southwest will be held at Fair Park this month. The two-day festival should be fun for people of all ancestries and ages with cultural displays, live theater, traditional foods, and hundreds of quality arts and crafts booths Sat. March 7, noon-midnight. Sun, March a. noon-8 pm. Tickets $10 for the weekend. $6 for one day. Children under twelve free. 520-7334.
Dallas Blooms Blossoms
View more than 220,000 tulips and flowering bulbs at the Dallas Arboretum’s third annual spring festival, Dallas Blooms. Last year’s festival was highly successful and arboretum officials are expecting better this year. A variety of entertainers and vendors will be on the arboretum grounds on weekends. The arboretum is located on the southeast shore of White Rock Lake on the grounds of the DeGolyer and Camp Estates at 8525 Garland Road. March 7-April 5, Tue-Sun 10 am-6 pm. Closed Mon. $5 for adults, $2 for children. 327-8263.
Dallas Arboretum. Located on the grounds of the DeGolyer and Camp estates on the southeast shore of White Rock Lake, the sixty-six-acre Dallas Botanical Garden is an excellent spot to view perennials and annuals in gardens 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. $2 adults, $1 children. 8525 Garland Road. Call 327-8263 for directions.
Dallas Zoo. Don’t forget to take the kids to the zoo to see all kinds of exotic animals as well as an excellent reptile collection. There are train rides and a picnic area Open daily 9 am-5 pm. Take 1-35 south past downtown (follow signs to Waco), take the Ewing exit 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.
Magnolia Lounge. The Magnolia Lounge was constructed in 1936 as the Pavilion of Magnolia PetroleumCo for the Texas Centennial at Fair Park. In the Fifties,the building became the Margo Jones Theater. the firstregional theater in Texas Recently restored by theFriends of Fair Park, the Magnolia Lounge now servesas the park’s year-round information center. 426-3400.
Shotgun House at Old City Park. As part of its continuing effort to represent the cultural diversity of thehistory of North Central Texas. Old City Park hasrecently restored, and opened for tour, a shotgunhouse, originally built in 1906 on Guillot Street in theState-Thomas neighborhood of Dallas The shotgunhouse is generally considered to be an African-American architectural form, which was introduced into NewOrleans in the early 19th century by freed Haitianblacks. Old City Park, 1717 Gano. 421-5141.