It has been several years now since Fort Worth’s Kimbell Art Museum acquired Nicolas Poussin’s Venus and Adonis in one of those purchases, inspired and expensive, that have made the museum the envy of other museums around the country,
“Early Poussin in Rome,” an important exhibit of works by (he artist many regard as the founder of European classicism, brings to the Kimbell some thirty-five other paintings and sixty drawings, all made by the young artist during the years he was establishing his reputation. Gathered from museums and collections all over the world, the works provide an opportunity for Poussin scholars to thrash out technical matters of dating and attribution, and also give art lovers a rare, in-depth look at an artist whose genius for story-telling and whose brilliant, gem-like colors remain one of the high-water marks of the 17th century.
“Early Poussin in Rome” will be seen only in Fort Worth, September 24-Nov 27 at the Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie, Fort Worth. Tue-Sat 10-5 pm. Sun 11-5 pm. (817) 332-8451.
Family Fun on the Canal
Take a ride on a Venetian-styled water taxi, listen to the sounds of bluegrass, Dixieland jazz, classical, and more, or just stroll through the many art and pottery exhibits at the Fall Canalfest on the Mandalay Canal in Las Colinas.
Canalfest is a family-oriented festival with something for everyone. Strolling musicians, clowns, jugglers, and magicians will provide captivating entertainment for the kids, while contemporary jazz and ballet performances as well as folk dancers will provide fun and relaxation for mom and dad. Special attractions include a display of antique boats in the canal and an exhibit by “The Wild Bunch,” a group of Old West artists and sculptors from all over Texas.
September 10 & 11, 17 & 18, 24&25. Sat 10-6 pm. Sun 12-6 pm. The Mandalay Canal is located just north of Hwy 114 at O’Connor and Las Colinas Blvd in Irving. 869-1232.
“Death and the King’s Horseman”
Although Nigerian-bom playwright Wole Soyinka won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986, opportunities to see his plays have been limited in this country. Addison Centre Theatre, in a groundbreaking joint effort with the Afro-Arnerican Artists Alliance, is remedying that with a production of “Death and the King’s Horseman,” one of Soyinka’s most acclaimeddramas. The play concerns aconflict between a Britishcolonial officer and a Yorubatribal leader, but the concernsof the play are universal.
The two theaters havebrought in New York directorClinton Davis-who co-directed the Lincoln Centerproduction with theplaywright-to lead the effort.Addison Centre Theatre.Mildred at Julian, Addison.Through September 10, Tue-Sun at 8:15 pm. Tickets $9.50.934-3913. The production willmove to the South DallasCultural Center for a runSeptember 15-October 1.426-1806. -Bill Jungman
Move over, men of The Vocal Majority. The Rich-Tones are here. Dallas’s all-female, 125-member barbershop chorus, a chapter of the better-known Sweet Adelines singing group, will be performing “Rich-Tones Dancin’,” September 17 at 7:30 pm.
Barbershop harmony is a turn-of-the-century American art form, but these four-time regional gold medal champions perform a varied repertoire ranging from oldies to pop to medleys. The show will include “Headed for the Future,” by Neil Diamond and “Broadway Star Medley.”’ written by a former Rich-Tones member.
The Rich-Tones are composed of women lawyers, accountants, nurses, business owners, housewives, and students, and range in age from eighteen to sixty-six. Tickets $8.50-18.50 at all Ticketron outlets. 640-7500. McFarlin Auditorium, 6405 Boaz, SMU. 424-7081.
Georgia O’Keeffe. Her images, by now. are practically as familiar as the view out a favorite window, but still they look fresh and vibrant in the first survey of the artist’s work since her death. Through Oct 16 at the Dallas Museum of Art. 1717 N Harwood. Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 10-5 pm, Thur 10-9 pm. Sun noon-5 pm. 922-0220.
Gaorga Bellows. From boxing to nudes, here is the first public showing of lithographs from the outstanding collection of 220 prinls by this most American of American artists, acquired just two years ago. Sept 10-Nov 13 at the Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie, Fori Worth. Tue-Sat 10-5 pm, Sun 1-5:30 pm. (817) 738-1953.
Eugene Binder Gallery. The art event of the coming season undoubtedly will be the reopening of this welI-known Dallas gallery in an enlarged and renovated space; the inaugural exhibit, a virtual who’s-who of Texas artists, includes worts by David Bates, Julie Bozzie, Dan Rizzie, Jimmy Jalapeeno, and others. Opens Sept 11. Tue-Fri 10-6 pm, Sat 10-5 pm. 840 Exposition. 821-5864.
Sarah Ann Lillie Hardinge. She arrived in Texas in 1852 and for the next four years Faithfully recorded what she saw-towns and plantations, stagecoaches and ferry boats-in charming watercolors and drawings. Sept 16-Nov 13 at the Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie, Fort Worth. Tue-Sat 10-5 pm, Sun 1-5:30 pm. (817) 738-1933.
John Alexander. A product of SMU’s excellent art program who has gone on to success in New York, Alexander never really left Texas; in his dense, thickly painted canvases, the tangled swamps of East Texas are peopled by snakes, birds, popes, Klan members, apes, and assorted goblins and spirits. Through Sept 25 at the Meadows Museum. Owen Arts Center. Southern Methodist University. Mon-Sat 10-5 pm, Sun 1-5 pm. 692-2516.
Bryan Hunt. Bronze somehow takes on the liquid grace of water and the human form in these abstract sculptures, and in thirty drawings as well, by one of the country’s brightest young sculptors. Sept 11-Nov 6 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 1309 Montgomery, Fort Worth. Tue-Sat 10-5 pm, Sun 1-5 pm. (817) 738-9215.
Michael Kama. In an age in which everything runs to the gigantic and the colorful, Kenna works small and in black and while to give his surrealistic photographs a big impact. Sept 10-Oct 22 at the Afterimage Gallery, No. 250 in the Quadrangle, 2800 Routh St. Mon-Sai 10-5:30 pm. 871-9140.
The Creacent Collection. It is not every day that a major corporaie art collection goes on public display; here are the paintings, photographs, prints, and sculptures, all by Texas artists, gathered over a period of several years by one of the best eyes around, Murray Smither. Through Sept 10 at the Crescent Gallery, 2200 Cedar Springs, Suite 349. Mon-Fri 10-6 pm. 871-3550.
Jorge Castillo. A monumental, forged iron-plate sculpture, “MujerToro” (Woman-Bull), by this major contemporary Spanish artist, is on long-term exhibit courtesy Adams-Middleton Gallery. Through Dec 31 on the main quad at SMU 692-3510.
Stained Glass. The area’s professional stained-glass artists, working in traditional, modem, and sculptural styles, show their stuff Sept 16-25 at the Trammell Crow Center. 2001 Ross. Sept 16, 7-10 pm; Sept 17-23. 10-5 pm; Sept 24. 10-6 pm; Sept 25, noon-6 pm. 630-9817.
Zoomorphism: Anlmals in Art.In celebration of the Dallas Zoo’s centennial anniversary, approximately 130 native and transplanted Texas artists-such as David Bales, Bill Komodore, Dan Rizzie, Pam Nelson, and Nancy Chambers-will exhibit their paintings. sculptures, photographs, prints, and drawings of both domestic and fantasy animals. All art is for sale. Sept 10-21 at the Trammell Crow Center. 2001 Ross Ave. Tue-Sat 10-5 pm, Sun noon-5 pm. Free. 352-5940.
Dallas Symphony Orcheatra. In its last season before moving to the new symphony hall, the symphony’s ’short season” this month has a quite special list of soloists. Leading off is the dean of world pianists, Claudio Arrau. Arrau will play the Beethoven Concerto No. 3 at 8:15 pm. Sept 9 and 10. Cellist Janos Starker will be heard in two works, Bloch’s Schetomo and Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, at 8:15 pm, Sept 15 and 17, and at 2:30 pm, Sept 18. Boris Belkin will play the rarely heard Glazunov Violin Concerto (to be followed by the even rarer Estevez Cantata Criolla) at 8:15 pm, Sept 23 and 24. The last of the performances will feature Vladimir Viardo, who will play the Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 3 at 8:15 pm, Sept 30 and Oct 1. Tickets $11-25. All performances in the State Fair Music Hall. Parry and Second Ave. Fair Park. 692-0203.
Fort Worth Symphony. Beginning its 1988-89 season, the symphony has brought in Vladimir Viardo, considered one of the most exciting Cliburn winners ever. He will tackle the Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 3 on Sept 24 at 8 pm and Sept 25 at 2 pm Convention Center Theatre. 1111 Houston St. Fort Worth. The Fort Worth Chamber Orchestra will feature Russian-born pianist Alexander Toradze playing the grandest of Beethoven’s piano concertos. No. 5. the “Emperor.” on Sept 13 at B pm in Ed Landreth Auditorium at TCU. Tickets $6-$20 (817) 926-8831. Fort Worth’s “Pops in the Park” series runs Sept 16-H The orchestra will perform a “Red. White, and Blue Spectacular” under Major Frank Dubuy of the U.S. Army Field Bard. Sept 16 Sept 17, Grammy-award winner Lee Greenwood will sing his own specif brand of pop-oriented country songs, and on Sept 18 the series will feature Red and the Redhots, a swing-sounds hand. All shows are at 7 pm in the Arboretum of the Fort Worth Botanical Garden, on the northwest corner of 1-30 and University Drive. Tickets are S6 Fri and Sun. SI2 Sat. Children under eighteen free with a paid adult admission. (817) 921-2676,
CHburn Concerts. Pianist Earl Wild, known tor his virtuoso Hash, will play a recital Sept 6 at 8 pm. Tickets $15-20. $10 for teachers and senior citizens. Ed Landreth Auditorium. TCU campus Fort Worth. (817) 738-6533.
Dallas Bach Society. Mozart’s Requiem Mass-his best-known work since Amadeus made it popular-will be paired with Bach’s Cantata No, 140 Sept 27 at 7:30 pm. Tickets $12.50. Si Thomas Aquinas Church. 6306 Kenwood. 827-S886.
Dates Chamber Orchestra. The Chamber Orchestra begins us eleventh season with “Influences of Italy,’” which includes Vivaldi’s Concerto for Three Violins. Strings and Continuo, “Per Eco”: Kreisler’s Violin Concerto in the style of Vivaldi. Motoi Takeda. Violin; Adagio for Organ and Strings by Albinoni; and Rossini’s String Sonata. No. 6. Sept 16 at 8 pm. Church of the Transfiguration. Hillcrest at Spring Valley. Sept 18 at 7 pm. Caruth Auditorium. Owen Arts Center, Bishop and Binkley, SMU. Tickets $12 for adults, S8 for senier citizens. $5 for students. 826-6974.
Taxas Baroque Ensembls. Music for organ and instruments by Vivaldi, Handel. Moan, and others. Sept 24 at 8:15 pm. St Stephen United Methodist Church. Mesquite. Free. 278-2458.
The Vocal Majority. This men’s chorus has taken the harmony of barbershop quartets to new heights. Made up of 100 members. The Vocal Majority has won the International Barbershop Quartet Competition five limes. Sept 24 at 8 pm Tickets S9-I0. Brookhaven College.3939 Valley View Lane. 620-4115.
Kirk Whatum Group. Relax to the jazzy sounds of saxophonist Kirk Whalum. Sept 1-4. Thur 9 & 11 pm. F-ri and Sat 9:30 & 11:45 pm, Sun 8 & 10 pm. Tickets $12, half-price for senior citizens. students, military, and Fort Worth/Dallas jazz orchestra members on Thur. Caravan of Dreams. 312 Houston St. Fort Worth 429-4000.
Dallas Dance Festival. September’s end brings with it an opportunity to become familiar with Dallas’s talented dance groups at the tourth annual Dance Festival. Local dancers from Dancer. Unlimited. Dallas Black Theater, Dallas, Ballet, and J. David Kitty Dance Energy Company will perform outdoors on the Ross Avenue Plaza of the Dullas Museum of Art. Guest dancers from Mexico’s Compania National Danza will also be performing. Sept 28-Oct 1 at 8:30 pm Free. Dallas Museum of Art. 1717 N Harwood. 979-6197.
Bus Stop, William Inge’s romantic: comedy about a young cowboy who wants to take a beautiful young girl-played in the movie by Marilyn Monroe-back to Montana. Sept 22-Oct 15 Thur-Sat at 8 pm. Tickeis $5-10. Stageworks, Bath House Cultural Center on White Rock Lake. 2 38-0110 or through Ruinbow-TicketMaster, 787-2000.
Taking Steps. A contemporary English force by Alan Ayckhtium that interweaves a seductive ghost, a real estate agent, and a couple whose marriage is faltering. Through Oct &. Mon-Sat at 8:15 pm. Sun at 2:30 & 7:30 pm, Sat at 3:30 pm. Tickets $5-$19.75. Theatre Three, in the Quadrangle. 2800 Routh Si. 871-3300.
A Lir Green Fall. The lates in the decade-long series of plays by Johnny Simons with songs by Doug Balentine Through Sept 18 Fri-Sun at 9 pm Tickets $8 Fri. $10 Sal. $6 Sun Discounts for senior citinns, xtudenK. and children under twdw. Kip Rxkrt Theatre. Oik Acie. Amphitheatre, 1620 Us \fegas Trail N. one block north of Hwy 820, Fort Worth. (817) 927-2833.
In the Basement. A showcase for experimental, avant-garde plays. this series will kick off the Dallas Theater Center’s thirtieth season Sept 20 at 8 pm Basement of the Kalita Humphreys Theater. 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. 526-8857.
The Good Doctor. Neil Simon’s comedy based on short stories by Chekhov. Sept 15-24. Tickets $10-12. Fort Worth Theatre, 3505 W Lancaster. Fort Worth (817) 738-6509.
Tarzan and the Great White Ape. Lisa Brandenburg’s melodra-matic spoof of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s classic Through Oct 1 at 8 pm. Ticket $6.50-8.50. For late-night entertainment there is “Laundry and Bourbon.” ex-SMU author James McClure’s one-act comedy. Sept 9-Oct I. Fri and Sat at 11 pm. Tickets $5. Greenville Avenue Pocket Sandwich Theatre, 1611 Greenville at Ross. 821-1860.
A Chorus Line. A popular and always fun-for-everyone performance. Through Sept 3. Mon-Sat at 8:15 pm, Sat at 2 pm. Tickets $13-$17. Casa Manana, 3101 West Lancaster, Fort Worth. (817) 332-6221.
Show Boat. This great show by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammer-stein founded the serious, story-telling American musical. Through Sept 5. Fri and Sat at 8 pm. Sat. Sun. and Labor Day at 2 pm. Tickets $9-$11. 116 E Granbury on the square, Granbury. (817) 573-9191. or metro 572-0881.
Superconductivity and Cryogenics. Come explore what has become a hot science topic: the effectiofextrcmc cold on electricity. Through Nov 30, at Science Place II in Fair Park. Robert B Cullum Blvd and Pennsylvania. Tue-Sat 9:30-5:30 pm. Sun noon-5:30pm. Tickets II for adults. 50 cents for children seven to sixteen, free under seven. 428-8352.
Life in India. Visit the India, Festival of Science exhibit and explore the Indian culture through Sept 18. The exhibit focuses on India’s role in medicine, transportation, agriculture, and crafts in a celebration of the Festival of India. 1318 Second Avenue, Fair Park. Tue-Sun 9:30-5:30 pm. Admission $3 for adults. $2 for children seven to sixteen and senior citizens, under seven free. 428-7200.
Star Gating. The Texas Astronomical Society will provide the chance to see Mars at its brightest in seventeen years, as well as the moon, Saturn, and deep sky objects visible only through a telescope. There will also be planetarium and slide shows inside. Sept 17 from 7:30-10:30 pm. Russell Planetarium, next to the Mesquite High School Stadium. 2501 Memorial. Mesquite. Free. 288-7429.
Hispanic Exhibit. “Hispanic Beginnings of Dallas Into the 20th Century” contains a collection of family heirlooms, diaries, photos, menus, and store fixtures donated by Dallas families and businesses. Sept 16-Nov 14. Tue-Sal 10-4pm, Sun 1:30-4:30pm. Renner School at Old City Park, 1717 Gano. 421-5141.
Starplex. Dallas’s new amphtheatre at Fair Park continues to provide some of the best in musical entertainment. All shows at 8 pm. Starplex Amphitheatre. Pennsylvania at Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Fair Part Tickets available through Rainbow-TicketMaster. TS7-2000.
Sept 1 Eric Clapton
9 Moody Blues
13 Jimmy Page
Texas Taste Festival. A downtown extravaganza featuring food, music, a carnival midway, arts and crafts, and more. Taste-size portions will be available for $1-$3 from nearly fifty restaurants. Con tinuous live music will be provided by Three Dog Night. Janie Fricke, and a variety oflocal and ethnic musicians. Sept 2-5 at Dallas City Hall Plaza and adjoining park areas. 11-11. Admission free.
Texas Music and Art Festival. This first annual festival will feature twelve hours of continuous music from the likes of Ray Wylie Hubbard, Jerry Jeff Walter, Reverend Horton Heat, Omar and the Howlers, and other Texas favorites. The festival will also feature an from some of the Southwest’s leading artists. Sept 3 at the Texas Stadium Grounds. 2401 E Airport Frwy. Irving. 11-11. Tickets available through Rainbow-TicketMaster. 787-2000. or Sears. Tickets $16 in advance. $19 at the gate. 438-7676.
Oak Cliff’s Tour of Homes and Arts Festival. Marking the 101st anniversary of Oak Cliff, the tour will feature eight of the neighborhood’s most distinctive homes More than BO artisans will also be on hand to exhibit their arc and crafts. Sept 17-18. noon-6 pm; arts festival 11-6 pm. Tickets So in advance. $7.50 at the gate. 943-7525.
Kidsport Triathion and Funfair. A great chance for kids ages, seven to fifteen to test their endurance and physical ability. Participants will swim, bike, and run various distances set according to age. A three-member relay format will be available, as well as an obstacle course, ball throw, and a run/wheelchair push race for physically challenged participants. Sept 18. Check-in at 7:30 am, races begin at 9 am. 55 for single participants. SI5 for relay teams. Eastfield Community College. 3737 Motley. Mesquite. 871-2175. ext 22.
Celebrity Golf Classic Easter Seal’s annual golf classic will be Sept 12 at Us CoIinas Sports Club, hosted by Mavericks coach John MacLeod. Each team will play eighteen holes and will consist of six players, including a celebrity golfer. Entry tee $135 per player. Shotgun start 11:30 am Driving range opens at 9:30 am. 4200 N MacAr-thur Blvd. Irving 358-5261.
Texas. Rangers. How does the old song go? “The days grow short/When you reach September.. One hasn’t got time lor the wailing game.” But that’s all we have out at Arlington Stadium, as the Rangers stay mired in mediocrity. Fourth place? Fifth? “The days dwindle down to a precious few.” Can’t say we’re sorry to see this one end. Arlington Stadium. 1-30 and Stadium Dr, Arlington. General admission tickets $4. S2 for kids thirteen and under, reserved tickets $5-10. 273-5000. Sept 5-7 Oakland 7:35
8-11 California 7:35 (2:05 the 11th)
19-21 Chicago 7:35
23-25 Seanle 7:35 (2:05 the 25th)
Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys’ home opener is a clash between Two Teams With a Lot to Prove. The Giants, Super Bowl champs two years ago, would like to make the world forget their collapse in last year’s strike-torn season. The Cowboys hope to prove they’re at least a .500 team. Texas Stadium, 2401 E Airport Frwy. Irving, Tickets $24.85 through Rainbow-Ticket Master. 787-2000 or through Texas Stadium Ticket Office. 556-2500. Sept 18 Giants 3:00 25 Atlanta 12:00
Willow Band Polo. Beginning Sept 4. the polo ponies and their riders will be in action every Sunday at 5. Sept ll’s game will begin with a rainshower of toys for all the kids and Sept 25 will feature skydivers “dropping in” to throw in ihe game ball. Willow Bend Polo and Hunt Cub, 8545 W Park Blvd I Farm Road 544). Piano. General admission ticked $6, free for kids twelve and under. 248-6298.