1. Alex Haley, author of Roots, will give a lecture at the Dallas Convention Center in conjunction with the Dallas Museum of Art’s Black Art exhibit on display through Feb. 25. Tickets $4. 922-1200.

The Dallas Sidekicks are at home this month on the 1st, 9th, 16th, 18th, and 28th. Cali 361-KICK for information.

2. Check out the latest shapes, styles, and technologies at the Dallas Boat Show. Feb. 2-11 at Market Hall. (713) 439-5890.

3. Pegasus Theatre has created an all-new Harry Hunsacker, “Living Black and White” play titled Death: Take/1. The play is done in gray, silver, black, and white in the style of films from the Thirties and Forties. In this adventure the cast is trapped on a film studio set for a case of homicide. Through Feb. 10. 821-6005.

A new theater company, called The Gryphon Players, brings classical theater to Dallas beginning with George Bernard Shaw’s Candida. Set in London in 1894, Candida is a warm comedy about domestic dominance. Feb. 1-24 (Thur.-Sun.) at the Bath House Cultural Center. 828-1958.

8. The Omni Theatre in Fort Worth has a new surround-sound film called Seavers. You’ll feel like you’re in the water with them as you learn all about these furry mammals. Metro (817) 664-1356.

9. This is opening day for a new exhibit at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and Industry called Special Effects; The Science of Movie and Television Magic. Props, videos, “Alien Queen.” the “California Raisins,” hands-on exhibits, and special effect demonstrations from movies like Star Wans, Ghostbusters, and Masters of the Universe are only a part of whet can be found here. Feb. 9-April 29. Metro (817) 664-1356.

13. Shirley MacLaine will sing and dance her way through Shirley MacLaine: From Broadway to Hollywood and Back, at the Music Hall at Fair Park. Feb. 13-18. Call 368-8484 for ticket information.

15. Twenty-seven works, from 1976 to present, by Fort Worth’s Vernon Fisher will be on display at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Feb. 11-April 8. (817) 738-9216.

20. The Dallas Bach Society performs Handel’s popular oratorio “Solomon” on Feb. 20. 827-BACH.

22. Arts Jazz ’90, a “scholarship festival,” will feature performances by The Falconairs Big Band, the Boker T. Washington High School Jazz Combo (the top high school jazz combo in the country), other top jazz students, and Spyro Gyra. All events are free except for the Spyro Gyra concert on the 24th. Feb. 22-24. 720-7314.

24. All types of runners are invited to participate in the 1!2th annual Fort Worth Cowtown Marathon and 10K in the Stockyards on Feb. 24. Registration (before Feb. 19) is $18 for the marathon, $12 for the 10K. (817) 735-2033.

25. Go and cheer on your favorite truck or trailer at the U.S. Hot Rod Truck and Trailer Pull Championships at Reunion Arena. Feb. 23-25. 658-7068.

27. The SMU dancers will give a series of free lunch time performances Feb. 26-March 2. Pack a sack lunch and head over to the Owen Arts Center for an entertaining break. 692-ARTS.


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