John Sloan’s Gritty Realism
Realism isn’t much in fashion among painters these days. But there was a time, early in this century, when a certain gritty kind of realism was looked upon as the only red-blooded American way to paint, and John Sloan was regarded as one of the leading realists.
His paintings of New York life, its teeming streets, its shop girls, and burlesque, caught the brusque and energetic spirit of that city.
With his first summer trips to Gloucester in 1914, however, Sloan’s work took a turn to softer subjects, to landscapes and figure studies influenced by the French impressionists. Summer visits to Santa Fe, where he was captivated by the Hispanic and native American cultures, further widened Sloan’s range of subjects.
The current Amon Carter exhibit samples all phases of Sloan’s career, examining his prints and illustrations-the work in which many believe he was at his best-as well as the paintings. It is a view through the eyes of an artist who, right up to the triumph of abstraction, insisted upon, painting what he saw.
John Sloan: Spectator of Life. November 19-December 31 at the Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie, Fort Worth. Tue-Sat 10-5 pm, Sun 1-5:30 pm. (817) 738-1933. – Ken Barrow
The Mavericks: This Year’s Champions
The Dallas Mavericks’ climb into the upper strata of the NBA has been both meteoric and methodical. The elite club of the NBA is hard to crack, yet the Mavericks were conference contenders at age five; they faltered only twice-in 1985 and 1987-and in every other year finished the season with more victories than the year before. But consistency has its burdens- among them, rising fan expectations. Having reached the seventh game of the Western Conference finals last year, the Mavs have nowhere to go but the NBA finals next May, and that road, as always, leads through Los Angeles.
The long season tips off this month with a November 4 opener against the reigning NBA kings, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Mavericks need to make an early statement to the team they forced to seven games in the conference finals. The whole month is important for the Mavs: with ten of their thirteen games at home, they must take care of business and prove to title contenders like Detroit, Houston, Atlanta, and Utah, all of whom visit Reunion Arena this month, that they are a team capable of beating anyone.
Much of the Mavericks’ success over the years with the fans has been due to crack work by the front office- including savvy PR strokes like the “Don’t You Miss It?” billboards during the off season. But this season, barring key injuries (already there is concern over the slow healing of Detlef Schrempf’s ankle), there will be no getting away with anything less than the best season ever. Mark Aguirre and Rolando Blackman are entering their prime, and Roy Tarpley (the NBA’s best sixth man last season) has emerged as the rebounding force the Mavs have long lacked. Their precocious childhood is over; this should be the year the Mavericks mature-and take it all. (For this month’s games and ticket information see page 24.) -Dan Baldwin
Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Adrian Hall, the Dallas Theater Center’s artistic director, is one of America’s most thoughtful and adventuresome stage directors. But his divided responsibilities and his interest in breaking into the movies have kept him from being as active in Dallas as admirers would like. Recently he has been directing only one play here a season-not enough, but we’ll take whatever we can get. This season Hall’s one promised production is of Christopher Hampton’s prize-winning adaptation of the classic scandalous French novel, Les Liaisons Dangereuses. In the play, the Mar quise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont plot the seductions of two virtuous women, a young girl and a faithful wife. Hampton’s play of passion and intrigue opens at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Dr. It’s the first time Hall has used DTC’s older venue in a long while.
Through November 13. Tue-Sat 8:15 pm. Sun 7:30 pm. matinees Sat & Sun 2:30pm. Ticket prices Tue-Thur $15 & $18, Fri & Sat $22 & $24, Sun and matinees S12 & $15. 526-8857. -Bill Jungman
Classic Guitars And New Age Music
November is a particularly active month for the Dallas Classic Guitar Society. On November 1 it opens its new season with the Amsterdam Guitar Trio-three guitarists (two men and a woman) who play transcriptions of popular classics by Bach and Vivaldi. Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm. at 8 pm. Tickets $5-$15. On November 7 DCGS offers a member showcase at 8 pm at the D’Jazz Club in Caruth Plaza, Park Lane at Central. No admission charge. On November 12 the society continues its series of area guitarists with the Christopher McGuire Jazz Ensemble at 3 pm at the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N Harwood, Tickets $2-$3.
But the most innovative of the season’s offerings comes on November 27, when the group branches out for the first time into New Age music. In fact, DCGS is presenting the man who single-handedly invented the category, William Ackerman (the founder of the Windham Hill record company). He still plays a steel-stringed acoustic guitar, and for his Dallas performance, he will be joined by two other Windham Hill artists, pianist Philip Aaberg and oboist Jill Haley. Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm, at 8 pm. Tickets $7-$20. 739-5975. -B.J
Amon Carter Museum. Along with the works of John Sloan, the museum also features the first public showing of lithographs, from boxers to nudes, from the outstanding collection of 220 prints by George Bellows, the most American of American artists, acquired just two years ago. Through Nov 13 at 3501 Camp Bowie, Fort Worth. Tue-Sat 10-5 pm. Sun 1-5:30 pm. (817) 738-1933.
Dallas Museum of Art. The Art/Artifact exhibition looks at the different ways Westerners have exhibited and interpreted African objects through 160 objects of art and ethnography from three anthropology collections. Nov 23-Jan 15 at 1717 N Harwood. Tue. Wed. Fri. Sal 10-5 pm. Thur 10-9 pm. Sun noon-5 pm. 922-0220.
Dallas Museum of Natural History. Major exhibits of fifty habitat groups representing the plant and animal life of Texas are a part of the permanent collection. The museum also boasts one of the world’s largest reconstructed prehistoric sea serpents, a thirty-two-foot, seventy-five-million-year-old Mosasaur. Fair Park. 1-30 and Second Aye. Mon-Sat 9-5 pm. Sun and holidays noon-5 pm 670-8457.
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. This exhibit includes about a hundred “space spinoff” artifacts, the largest collection of its kind ever assembled in one place. “Space spinoffs” are new or improved consumer goods and industrial processes that have come about as the result of thirty years of space-related research, such as the “Dustbuster” miniature vacuum cleaner, graphite tennis racquets, heated ski boots, and an “astronaut” in a man-maneuvering unit who seems to float in space while constructing a space station grid tower. Also, on Nov 20 at 2 pm. former astronaut Alan Bean will talk about his experiences as the fourth man to set loot on the moon on the Apollo XII mission and as commander on the fifty-nine-day space station mission. Skylab ll. Through Jan 1. Mon-Thur9-5pm. Fri & Sat 9-8:30 pro. Sun noon-5 pm East Gallery. 1501 Montgomery St. Fort Worth. Free. 654-1356.
Kimbell Art Museum. Golden gods and goddesses and robed Old Testament prophets were the stuff from which Nicolas Poussin, the greatest French painter of the 17th century. wove these matchless tales in paint and canvas. Through Nov 27 at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. Fort Worth. Tue-Sat 10-5 pm. Sun 11-5 pm. (817) 322-8451.
Meadows Museum. A selection of drawings and watercolors from the sketchbooks and daily journals of Spanish artist Pedro Cano serve as visual diaries of his travels through Spain. Greece, and ltaly. and his life in New York City. Through Nov 27 on the SMU campus. Own Arts Center. 6101 Bishop. Mori-Sat 10-5 pm. Sun 1-5 pm- 692-2516.
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Don’t let the folksy style of David Bates tool you; lurking beneath the white-bread exterior of this home-grown painter of coon dogs and country markets is a sophisticated artist whose works hang, among other places, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Through Dec 31 at 1309 Montgomery, Fort Worth. Tue-Sat 10-5 pm. Sun 1-5 pm. (817) 738-9215.
Science Place. Roaring and moving through historic times, nine new “robotic” dinosaurs are featured at Science Place I through April 9. Also at Science Place I are interactive exhibits such as the Electric Theater. Hands-On Physics, and Looking at the Light Tue-Sun 9:30-5:30pm. Tickets$5 for adults, $2 for children and senior citizens, under seven free. 421-DINO. At Science Place II discover the lives and times of dinosaurs with a Forties private eye at the planetarium’s show “Death of the Dinosaurs.” Through April 9. Showtimes Tue-Fri 2 & 3 pm. Sat & Sun 1. 2. 3. & 4 pm. Tickets $2 for adults. $1 50 for children and senior citizens, under seven free, Science Place II features energy and astronomy exhibits, and a transparent man and woman. 428-8352. Both located in Fair Park. I-30 and Second Ave.
Adelle M Gallery. After a trip abroad several years ago and an encounter with English gardens and flower boxes, Texas artist Jerry Newman came home determined to paint an ideal garden that he saw in his mind. This series of works is the result. Nov 5-30 at 3317 McKinney, Mon-Fri 9-5:30 pm. Sat 10-2 pm. 220-0300.
Barry Whistler Gallery. Rare charm and grace mark the intricate paintings of Danny Williams Through Nov 26 at 2909-A Canton Fri & Sat 11-5 pm 939-0242.
Biblical Arts Center. Noah’s Ark and Other Old Testament Illustrations will feature works by Joseph Boggs Beale’s Noah’s Ark series. Nov 1-20. “O Holy Night!” features a collection of Nativity scenes from fine porcelain to pewter to papier-mache” and Nativity Christmas tree ornaments as well. Nov 23-Jan 8. Both exhibits at the East Gallery. 7500 Park Lane. Tue-Sat 10-5 pm. Sun 1-5 pm. 691-4661.
Brookhaven College. KERA’s art critic Jane Davidow curated this exhibit of outdoor sculpture. drawings, and models, all of them collaborative works by Dallas artists Frances Bagley. David Didear. Susan Kae Grant, Pam Nelson. Tom Orr. Sherry Owens, Mark Rawls. and Herb Rogalla. Through Nov 11 at the Forum Gallery. 3939 Valley View Lane. Mon-Thur 7 am-10pm. Fri 7-5 pm. Sal 74 pm 421-5046.
Contract Design Center. “Radiant Energy” is the title of this exhibit of photographs by twenty-one photographers, some internationally known, others yet-to-be-discovered, all brought together by the Afterimage Gallery. Through Nov 30 at 1400 Turtle Creek Mon-Fri 9-5 pm. 744-4258.
Crescent Gallery. Images of a Summer Vacation is a kind of “what I did last summer” show by dozens of area artists, curated by an consultant Suzanna L. Brown. Echoes pf the Southwest features the stark and stunning Cibachrome prints of the late Jean Meziere. the French photographer whose death by cancer two years ago cut short a brilliant and promising career. Through Nov 5 at 2200 Cedar Springs Suite 349 Mon-Sat 10-6pm. 871-3550.
Moss/Chumley Gallery. Chairs, tables, boxes, and fragments of commonplace architecture assume significant but elusive meanings in the oil paintings of Pedro Cano. Through Nov 26 at 2200 Cedar Springs, Suite 390. Mon-Wed. Fri. Sat. 10-6 pm. Thur 10-7 pm. 871-3777.
Peregrine Gallery. Fort Worth artist Linda Blackburn presents her view of ordinary and exotic birds and animals, as well as characters from magazines and cartoons through paintings, works on paper, and ceramics. Through Nov 30 at 2200 Cedar Springs. Suite 344. Mon-Sat 10-6 pm 871-3770.
Texas Woman’s University. Photographer Gary Goldberg focuses on India, and nationally known artist Michel Demanche will exhibit multimedia pieces that make use of photography, wood construction, painting, and drawing. Nov 2-29 in the Fine Arts Building. Oakland and Texas Streets. TWU. Demon. Mon-Fri 9-4 pm. (817) 898-3000.
Trammell Crow Center. The Flores a Desabrochar (Blooming Flowers) exhibition will feature a stunning collection of floral paintings by Chilean artist Anita Briones de Justiniano and Dallas artists Ann Gantz. Chapman Kelley. Charles McGough, and Carol Vystreil Scot). Through Nov 13. View the cultures, customs, and traditions of the fifteen republics of the Soviet Union through Glasnost Scene: New Art from the Soviet Union and Bulgaria, an exclusive representation of Russian contemporary trusts from 1978-1987. Through Nov 23. Both exhibits at 2001 Ross. Tue. Wed, Fri, Sat 10-5 pm. Thur 10-9 pm. Sun noon-5 pm. 979-6197.
MUSIC AND DANCE
Dallas Opera. The fall season opens with one of Verdi’s most grandiose scores. Don Carlo, with an all-star cast led by new soprano sensation Susan Dunn, mezzo Tatiana Troyanos. tenor debutant Kristian Johannsson. and bass Paul Plishka. Nov 3, 8, & 12 at 8 pm. Nov 6 at 2 pm. Then The Dallas Opera presents its first world premiere ever. Dominick Argento’s- The Aspern Papers, based on a Henry James novella. Nov 19.22, & 25 at 8 pm. Nov 27 at 2 pm. SMU will host an international symposium Nov 18-20 to discuss the new work. Both performances at the Music Hall at Fair Park. 1-30 and Second Ave. Tickets S5-S67.50. 871-0090.
Dallas Chamber Orchestra. A Telemann concerto played by trumpeter Richard Giangiulio and Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro for Strings are the constant factors in shifting programs at the DCO’s various venues. Nov 4 at 8 pm at the Church of the Transfiguration. Hillcrest at Spring Valley. Nov 5 at 8 pm at Cliff Temple Church Chapel, Zang at Sunset. Nov 6 at 7 pm. Caruth Auditorium. SMU. Tickets $10. 826-6974.
Fort Worth Chamber Orchestra. Conductor John Giordano leads music by Menotti. Rorem. Respighi. and Mozart. Nov 29 at 8 pm Tickets $10-$15. Ed Landreth Auditorium. TCU. 2800S University Dr. Fort Worth. (817) 926-8831.
Dallas Civic Music Association. Flutist Carol Wincenc and harpist Nancy Allen play a duo recital. Nov 21 at 8:15 pm. Tickets $4-$27. Majestic Theatre. 1925 Elm. 520-6215.
Dallas Bach Society. Chamber music by Rameau. Lully. and PurcellI performed on historic baroque instrument.. Nov 17 at 7.30 pm. Tickets $10 Dallas Museum of Art. 1717 N Harwood. 827-8886.
Texas Baroqua Ensemble. An evening of fun tilled “Going Baroque” with entertainer Pat Crenshaw. Nov 19 at 8:15 pm. Tickets $5-$8 Sudie George Chapel. First Presbyterian Church. Harwood at Wood 278-2458.
Garland Symphony Orchestra. The full-length, fully staged “Nutcracker.” performed by the nationally acclaimed Indianapolis Ballet, to the accompaniment of the Garland Symphony. Nov 22 & 23. Tue 3 & 8 pm. Wed 8 pm Tickets $8-$48. Tue matinee $6-$36 through Ticketron Charge-By Phone, metro (817)640-7500. Majestic Theatre. 1925 Elm.
Trio Fontenay. The SMU Conservatory presents this award-winning piano group. They wilt perform Trio in G. Hob XV:25 by Haydn. Brahms’, Trio in C minor. Opus 101. and Trio in D minor. Opus 3. “Flegiaque.” by Rachmaninoff Nov 5 at 8:15 pm. Caruth Auditorium. Owen Arts Center. 6101 Bishop. SMU. Free. 692-3680.
Voices of Change. One of America’s leading young composers, Anthony Davis. will play two of his Third Stream works (strongly influenced by jazz). Also music by Louis Greunberg. George Russell, and Bohuslav Martinu. Nov 7 at 8:15pm Tickets $12. Dallas Convention Center Theatre. 650 S Griffin St. 692-3189.
Dance ’88. An exciting dance show performed by SMU dancers. The program ranges from a jazz piece choreographed to sounds from the Eurythmics to the classical elegance of a Tchaikovsky ballet. Nov 17-20 Thur-Sat 8 pm. Sun 2 pm. Tickets $6 adults. $4 students and senior , citizens Bob Hope Theater. Owen Arts Center. Bishop and Binkley. SMU. 692-2573.
Pilobolus. TITAS brings back one of its most popular attractions. the modern dance company that specializes in witty and bizarre combinations of movement drawn from sports, acrobatics, scientific imagery, and the natural world. Nov 18 & 9 at 8 pm. Tickets $5-$25. McFarlin Auditorium. SMU 528-6112.
A Christmas Carol. The Dallas Theater Center’s annual Mainstage production of Charles Dickens’s holiday favorite, adapted by Dallas’: favorite artistic designer. Adrian Hall. Nov 26-Dec 23. Tue-Sat 8 pm. Sun 7:30 pm. Tickets Tue-Thur $18. Fri & Sat $24. Sun $15. Call for matinee performances. Arts District Theater. 2401 Flora. 526-8857.
Ebenezer Scrooge. A Dallas tradition. this original musical version of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, returns for its sixth year. Nov 25-Dec 23. Frankenstein-The Musical. Rodney Dobb’s and Mary Duncan’s musical spoof of that man-made montster. Through Nov 19. Both performances Thur-Sat 8 pm. Sun 7 pm. Tickets $6.50-$8.50. $2 discount for students and senior citizens. Greenville Ave Pocket Sand-with Theatre, 1611 Greenville. 821-1860.
The Woods at Baar~Bottom. The world premiere production of a play by William Kirk about a Texas myth. directed by farmer Dallas Theater Center artistic director Paul Baker. Through Nov 20. Fri 7:30 pm. Sat 10:30 am & 1:30 pm. Sun 1:30 & 4 pm. Tickets $8 adults, $6 children under eighteen. Dallas Children’s Theatre at The Crescent Theater. 2215 Cedar Springs 978-0110.
A Quarrel of Sparrows. Playwright James Duff got his start acting on this stage a decade ago. His first drama was a heavy number about coming home from Vietnam; this newest play, though, is & comedy Through Nov 27. Mem-Sal 8:15 pm Sun 2:30 & 7:30 pm. Sat 3:30 pm. Tickets $5-$19.75. Theatre Three. 2800 Routh St. 871-3300.
The Robber Bridegroom. A hilarious comedy about an old-time Mississippi elopement based on Eudora Welty’s novella Through Nov 13 The Changeling, a classic revenge tragedy of twisted love and murder. Nov 25-Dec 18. Both shows Thur-Sun at 8:15 pm. Tickets $7. Deep Ellum Theatre Garage. 3411 Main St. 744-3832.
The Mystery of Irma Vep. Opening the theater’s fourth season, this comedy-thriller was named by Time magazine as one of the Ten Best Plays in 1984 Through Dec 10. Wed-Sat 8:15 pm. Wed & Thur $8. Fri $10. Sat $12. Pegasus Theatre, 3916 Main. 821-6005.
A Soldier’s Play. This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by Charles Fuller deals with an investigation into the death of a black sergeant in an army camp during World War II Nov 11-Dec 17. Fri & Sat 8:15 pm. Sun 3:15 pm. Tickets $8-$10 adults, $6-S8 students and senior citizens, $4 & $5 children. Jubilee Theatre. 3114 E Rosedale. Fort Worm. (817)535-0168.
True Beauties. A lyrical play by Julie Herbert tells the story of a Louisiana woman’s life through a series of flashbacks from her deathbed. Through Nov 26. Thur-Sat at 8:15 pm. Tickets $9.50. Addison Centre Theatre, Mildred & Julian. Addison. 934-3913.
High Spirits. A musical comedy based on Noel Coward’s ghostly comedy Blithe Spirit. Not Il-Dec4. Fri & Sat 8 pm.Sat & Sun2 pm. Tickets $11 & $10 evening performances. $10 & $9 matinees. Granbury Opera House. 116 Pearl. Granbury. Metro (817) 572-0881.
Trolley Fest. The first annual “street feast” offers live music and a taste treat from thirteen McKinney Avenue restaurants including San Simeon. Beau Nash. Baby Routh, and Tejas Cafe. Nov 6. 5-10 pm. Tickets can be purchased from participating restaurants; $15 per person. $25 per couple before Nov 6. $20 per person at the door. In the narking lot at the corner of McKinney Ave and Routh St. 871-7535.
Turkey Trot. A little exercise before that holiday feast never hurt anyone, and the YMCA’s Turkey Trot, one of the oldest and largest races in the country, is the place to get it. Runners can participate in an eight-mile trek or a three-mile ?fun run” through and around downtown. Nov 24 at 9:10 am. Races begin and end at City Hall Plaza, 1500 Marilla. Entry fees $10 before Nov 10, $12 after. 954-0500.
Dallas Alley Concerts. Monday night is designated free concert night a! Dallas Alley. This month’s lineup includes The Radiators on Nov 14. the “original” players of Bachman Turner Overdrive on Nov 21. and on Nov 28 that R&B. rock ’n’ roll, harmonica-playin favorite. Delbert McClinton. All concerts begin at 7:30 pm. 2019 N Lamar. West End Marketplace. Free. 988-WEST.
Family Gala. Clowns, trick-or-treating, dragon building, tricycle art. water pistol painting, a toy auction, and a child’s food fantasy street are just some of the activities that will keep any child happy at this festival. Oct 30. 2-6 pm. $70 per family, benefits the Children’s Arts and Ideas Foundation The Centrum building. 3102 Oak. Lawn. 823-1903
World Hamburger Cookoff. The first Frank X, Tolbert Memorial World Hamburger Cookoff will host individual Back Yard Chefs and teams of Corporate Coots competing for the title of the World’s Greatest Hamburger Cooker. Jalapeno Sam and his racing armadillos will be on hand to provide the entertainment, and live music, crafts, games, and a display of “hamburger art” will also be featured. Nov 12 10-4 pm. Entry fees $15 for individuals and $250 for corporate teams. Admission free. Tolbert’s Chili Parlor in The Corner Shopping Center at Central Expwy and Walnut Hill. B71-0714.
Routh Street Cafe’s Anniversary Celebration. November is designated as the month of “Five Years. Five Stars. Five Dinners.” in celebration of Routh Street Cafe’s fifth anniversary. Beginning Nov I and continuing each Monday, visiting chefs will plan and prepare four-and five-course dinners in the style for which they are famous- Dinners begin at 7 pm with cocktails. Tickets $100. Routh Street Cafe. 3005 Routh Street at Cedar Springs. 871-7161.
Haggerty Observatory. The University of Dallas will open its Haggerty Observatory to the public the first Thursday of every month. November’s topic will be star clusters and galaxies. which can be viewed through the observatory’s sixteen-inch computerized telescope. Nov 3 at 8 pm. Haggerty Science Center. Room 2. UD. 1845 E North-gate. Irving. Free. 721-5072.
Senior Citizens’ Craft Fair. Sponsored by The Junior League of Dallas in cooperation with city and community service agencies, the fair will feature more than 50,000 items handmade by more than 600 senior citizens. Free craft demonstrations, a mini fair of senior services, and entertainment by senior citizens will also be provided. Nov 4-6. Fri & Sat 10-5 pm. Sun noon-5 pm. The Grand Place in Fair Park. 1-30 and Second Ave. Free. 357-8822.
First Weekends at the Zoo. Art Participation is the theme this month. Children (and adults) can try their hand at a variety of creative arts. including calligraphy with feather-quill pens, the making of dancing spiders. and print designs. Nov 5 & 6. Noon-4 pm. Free with paid admission to the zoo. $3 adults. $1.50 senior citizens and children six to eleven. free under six. Dallas Zoo, 621 E Clarendon. 670-6825.
Holiday in the Park. Six Flags’ holiday event will offer an ice show, a full-scale musical production, open carriages pulled by horses, a parade of cartoon characters, and a Christmas show for children. Except for Spelunkers Cave, the Avalanche Bobsled, and a restored antique carousel, none of the rides will be in operation. There will also be a hill covered with man-made snow for sledding. Nov 24-Dec 15. Fri-Sun 5-11 pm. Dec 16-31. nightly 5-11 pm. Admission $6. 95. plus tax. children under two free. 640-8900.
Political Coverage. Political satirist Murk Russell takes a lighter look at the result of the 1988 presidential election. Now 19 at 8 pm. Tickets $9 & $10.. Performance Hall. Brookhaven College. 3439 Valley View Lane. 620-4118
Theodore Roosevelt Exhibition. Through books, and letters authored by Teddy Roosevelt. photographs. cartoons. campaiga but-toni,. andl other memorabilia. this exhibit traces the life and contributions of our twenty-sixth president. Through Dec 16. Mon-Fri 8:30-5 pm. DeGolyer Library, SMU Free 692.3231.
Winston Churchill Memorabilia Auction. Personal mementos from Winston Churchill’s years at La Pausa while recuperating from pneumonia and unpublished photos of his visit to the U.S in 1946 are just some of the treasures to he found at this auction, officiated by Sotheby’s. Not 20. 3-6 pm. Tickets $35. The Adolphus. 1321 Commerce. 931-.3201.
Designer Christmas Trees. Get an early start on ideas for this years Christmas tree The 1988 Festival of Trees will feature fifteen to twenty trees decorated by local designers. Food. music, special . and a Christmas Trolley ride will complete the evening. Nov 17. 7:30-10 pm. Tickets $40 Summons Center for the Arts. Meadows Hall. SMU. 526-3513.
Farmer’s Market. An open-air market featuring more than a hundred Texas farmers and their wares Fresh, homegrown fruits and vegetables abound year-round. 5 am-7 pm daily from late May to late Sept. 6 am-7 pm from Oct to April. 1010 S Pearl. six blocks south of Commerce St in downtown Dallas. 748-2082.
Reunion Tower. The tower’s observation deck and revolving restaurant. fifty stories above the city, are the best places to get a breathtaking view of Dallas and a memorable photo. Mon-Fri 10 am-midnight. Sat & Sun 9 am-midnight. 300 Reunion Blvd. Tickets. $1.88 for adults. SO cents for children under twelve. 741-3663.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Set on the eastern shore of White Rock Lake, the Arboretum offers a picnicker’s paradise with more than twenty-five beautifully landscaped acres filled with flowers, herbs, trees, gardens, and two historic homes. Tue-Sun 10-6 pm. Admission $3 for adults. $2 for senior citizens. $1 for children, Free on Fridays from 3-6 pm. 327-.3990.
Dallas Zoo. Tigers, zebras. Okapi. and 1,600 other mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians, including many rare and endangered species, can be Found at the Dallas Zoo 9-5 pm daily. Mon-Fri free. Sat Sun. and holidays $3 adults. $1.50 seniors and children six to eleven. Tree under six 621 E Clarendon Dr. three miles south of downtown. 670-6825.
West End MarketPlace. Once a turn-of-the-century candy and cracker factory, this three-building. multilevel complex is host to more than seventy-five shops, fast-food -stops. CityGolf-an indoor. twenty-*evcn-hule miniature golf course. StarBase-a live-action laser lag game. and Dallas Alley-a nightclub extravaganza. Mon-Thur 11-10 pm. Fri & Sat ll-midnight. Sun noon-8 pm. 603 Munger Ave at Market St. 954-4350.
Fair Park. The result of the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition. this 277-acre park is a year-round salute to Texas’s past, present, and future through a number of museums, exhibitions. buildings, and much more. All located in Fair Park. 1-30 and Second Ave. 426-3400.
Dallas Cowboys. Since the days of Fran Tarkenton. the Vikings have always been led by strong quarterbacks. When he’s right. Minnesota’s Dr Dryout. Tommy Kramer, can pierce a defense with the best of them. Then comes the Cowboys’ annual four-day turnaround, as they host the Oilers just four days after the Bengals. Thanks-giving for nothing: the Oilers drubbed our heroes 54-10 in the preseason game. Texas Stadium. 2401 E Airport Frwy, Irving Tickets $24.85 through Rainbow-TicketMaster, 787-2000 or through Texas Stadium Ticket Office. 556-2500.
Nov 13 Minnesota 7:00
20 Cincinnati 12:00
24 Houston 3:00
Dallas Mavericks. All games played at Reunion Arena. 777 Sport St. Tickets $5-$I0 through Rainbow-TicketMaster or the Mavericks’ Bon Office. 658-7068
Nov 4 Lakers 7:00 Nov 17 Charlotte 7:30
8 Miami 7:30 23 Denver 7:00
San Antonio 7:30 25 Atlanta 7:00
Sacramento 7:30 26 Utah 7:30
15 Detroit 7:30 30 Houston 7.30
Dallas Sidekicks. An alternative to football and basketball, indoor soccer takes on a new meaning when the Sidekicks come to play Reunion Arena. 777 Sport St. Tickets $6-$13 through Rainbow-TicketMaster. 787-2000 or the Sidekicks’ Ticket Office.361-KICK. Nov 6 Baltimore Blast 6:05
13 Tacoma Stars 6:05
18 Wichita Wings 7:35
27 Los, Angeles Lazers 4:05