FEBRUARY attractions

Amado Pena at Jesuits

A MADO PENA, INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED SOUTHWEST ARTIST RE-turns to Texas from his 14-acre ranch near Santa Fe to display and sell his works in a two-day exhibit at the Jesuit Dallas Museum. Along with Pena’s works, the exhibit features more than 400 pieces of art by Native American and Latin American artists. Pena’s works present archetypal Southwestern imagery: pueblos, canyons, and the people of the region. Pena will autograph his works during the exhibit, Saturday, February 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, February 5,11 a.m.-5 p.m. The exhibit is free. Jesuit Dallas Museum, located within Jesuit College Preparatory School, 12345 Inwood Road. For information, call 214-387-8700.

Beauty and the Beast

THE DALLAS CHILDREN’S THEATER STAGES A NEW PRODUCTION of “Beauty and the Beast,” the children’s classic featuring the mys-terious beast who falls in love with a beautiful young girl. Both adults and children can relate to this story about discovering inner beauty. The Dallas Children’s Theater performs this fairy tale February 10-26, Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., at the Crescent Theater, 2215 CedarSprings. Fortickets, call 214-978-0110.

Kathy Bates is “fas Bound”

ARTS & LETTERS LIVE OPENS its fourth literary season with “Texas Bound,” readings by Texas actors of short works of fiction by Texas authors. Academy Award-winner Kathy Bates reads one short story J Monday, February 20. Central to the J Arts & Letters Live series is this year’s Distinguished Writers series, featuring on Friday, February 24, readings of his works by playwright and three time Pulit:er Prize/winner Edward Albee. Arts & Letters Live is presented by the Dallas Museum of Art and the Friends of the Dallas Public Library at the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 North Harwood. For more information, call 214-922-1219 or 214-922-1220. To order a Texas Bound: 19 Texas Stories book or a cassette set of readings from the event, call 800-826-8911.

Nijinsky of Juggling

THE INTERNATIONAL THEATRI-cal Arts Society (TITAS) presents its first performance of the year with the debut of renowned juggler- illusionist Michael Moschen, who combines juggling, physics, movement, and dance to create a world of balls, rings, hoops, and spheres. Moschen performs at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, February 3 and 4, at McFarlin Auditorium on the campus of Southern Methodist University. Tickets are $7 to $40, and may be purchased at the TITAS Box Office, 3624 Oak Lawn, Suite 110,or by calling 214-528-5576.

The Best of D1FFA

DIFFA, DESIGN INDUSTRIES FOUNDATION FIGHTING AIDS, sponsors the largest fashion show in Dallas, The ’95 Dallas Collection, to benefit agencies providing direct care, advocacy, and education to men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS. Runway models sport the best of the 250 costumes and jackets from previous Dallas collections and the national tour, Friday, February 10. The silent auction and buffet start at 6:30 p.m.; the show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $75, $200, or $500, depending on proximity to the runway. The Chantilly Ballroom, The Loews Anatole Hotel-Tickets and information: 214-748-8580.


AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM EXHIBITS AND EVENTS. Louis. Armstrong: A Cultural Legacy Paintings, drawings and sculptures by prominent artists chronicle the jazz legend’s career from hi; New Orleans childhood to his rise as American Ambassador of Good Will. Through March 26. Tuesday through Friday, noon’5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. African American Museum, 3536 Grand Avenue, Fait Park, Dallas. Information: 214-565-9026.

AMON CARTER MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS. Face Value: Portrait Photographers From the Collection. Selections from the Amon Carter Museums photography collection explore the phenomenon of portraiture: the rapport between subject and artists, technique, and situation-Through February 26; Charles M. Russell. This comprehensive exhibit features the bronze works of sculptor Charles M. Russell, and presents the 46 subjects in the order in which they were produced by the artist. Through March 5. Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth. Information: 817-738-1933.

BATH HOUSE CULTURAL CENTER EXHIBIT. Third Annual Corazon Exhibit. Curated by photographer/artist Jose Vargas, this exhibit encompasses the work of various artists in different mediums and their interpretations of the heart. A public reception honoring the artists begins at 6 p.m. on February 11 with musical entertainment. Exhibit runs from February 4 through 25. Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Bath House Cultural Center, 521 East Lawther Drive, Dallas. Information: 214-670-8749.

BIBLICAL ARTS CENTER EXHIBITS. Introspections: Works by Mariana Sain-Morar, features works in the tradition of Romanian icons. Through March 5; The East Gallery; The Art Of Remembering: Photographs by Sarah Carson, features photographs of shrines, monuments, and memorials of Europe. Through March 12. The Atrium Colonnade Gallery. Both exhibits are free-Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. The Biblical Am Center, 7500 Park Lane, Dallas. Information: 214-691-4661.

CONTEMPORARY CULTURE EXHIBIT. Photo-graphic Book Arts in the United States. The exhi-bition is a comprehensive survey of books that deviate from the traditional book format and utilize the photographic image in a multitude of ways. Among the 86 featured, some are small handmade limited editions, and others are one-of-a-kind. February 11 through April 22. Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Contemporary Culture, Inc., 5501 Columbia, Dallas. Information: 214-823-8955.

CUBAN ART-THE LAST SIXTY YEARS. The Pan American Art Gallery features a panorama of important Cuban masters from the modem to the contemporary. Through March 31. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday by appointment. Pan American Art Gallery, 3303 Lee Parkway, Dallas. Information: 214-522-3303.

DALLAS HISTORICAL SOCIETY EXHIBIT. United We Win: Dallas During World War II reflects themes of patriotism, sacrifice, defense production, and the struggle for civil rights. Photographs, documents, and museum items from the Dallas Historical Society are included. Through April 1. Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Hall of State, Fair Park, Dallas. Information: 214-421-4500.

DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART EXHIBITIONS. Encounters 6: Peter Halley and Rachel Hecker. As part of the “Encounters” series, this exhibit juxtaposes the works of two painters who focus on social issues. Through April 2. Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday, and holidays, 11 a.m–5 p.m. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 North Harwood, Dallas. Information: 214-922-1200 or 214-922-1355.

DALLAS PUBLIC LIBRARY EXHIBIT. Dallas Neighborhoods. The library shares its collection of pre-World War II photographs of various Dallas neighborhoods including Oak Lawn, Lakewood and the Swiss Avenue area. February 1 through March 31. Sunday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.; Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m-5 p.m. Dallas Public Library, 7th Floor of Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, 1515 Young Street, Dallas. Information: 214-670-1400.

DAVID DIKE FINE ART. Works by painter George Herbert Macrum (1870-1948) are on display at the David Dike Fine Art gallery. Macrum’s paintings depict European and American scenes in an impressionistic manner. Through February 15. Monday-Friday, 10a.m-5p.m.;Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. David Dike Fine Art, 2613 Fairmount, Dallas. Information: 214-720-4044.

EDITH BAKER GALLERY EXHIBITS. Norman Kary and Judy Youngblood share the stage in a two-person exhibition, of new works. Addressing the dysfunctional relationship between civilization and nature, Kary utilizes every-day found objects, whereas Younghlood concentrates on the human figure by showcasing the ideas, joys, and frustrations of daily life. February 10 through March 18. An opening reception with the artists will he on February 10, 6 p.m.- 8 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Edith Baker Gallery, 2404 Cedar Springs, Dallas. Information: 214-855-51C1.

ENTANGLED VISIONS. Milam Gallery’ presents more than 30 local sculpture and photographic artists in this first annual juried show featuring two distinctly different mediums: sculpture and photography. Through February 1, weekdays, noon-5:30 p.m.; Saturday, noon-4 p.m., or by appointment. Justine’s Milam Gallery. 5224 Milam Street, Dallas. Information: 214-821-9045.

HIGHLAND PARK ART GALLERY. This new Dallas gallery features canvas and watercolor pieces by well-known artists, in styles ranging from representational to contemporary. Also, new original watercolor paintings by Texas artist Jane E. Jones will be displayed. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. #4 Highland Park Shopping Village, corner of Mockingbird and Preston Road, Dallas. Information: 214-528-0011.

IRVING ARTS CENTER EXHIBITIONS. Life Through The Eyes of African-American Artists, an exhibition in honor of African-American history month presented by the West Irving Black Arts Council, through February 20; Kente-The Sight And Sound, This collection of Kente weaving, a textile woven by people of Ghana, centers on Dallas artist Kofi Bempah’s master work for Crown Family Unity, CROFA, designed to commemorate The Year of the Family and to promote family unity and values. New Talent Gallery. Through February 12; Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Irving Arts Center, 3333 North MacArthur Boulevard, Irving. Information: 214-252-7558 or metro 214-256-4270.

MCKINNEY AVENUE CONTEMPORARY {MAC) MUSEUM EXHIBIT. Critical Mass is a sculpture exhibit consisting of 14 sculptures by 14 artists addressing the question of what is the critical mass for art where matter is not a formless lump but an object that stimulates a response. Through February 11. Wednesday through Saturday, 1 p.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. McKinney Avenue Contemporary, The Gallery, 3120 McKinney Avenue at Bowen, Dallas. Information: 214-953-1MAC (1622).

MODERN ART MUSEUM OF FORT WORTH EXHIBITION. History and Memory: Paintings By Christopher Brown. Prominent Bay Area painter, Christopher Brown, relies on historical and contemporary photos in producing original canvases in a modem technique combining history and nostalgia. Through April 16. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Modem Art Museum of Fort Worth, 1309 Montgomery Street, Fort Worth. Information: 817-738-9215.

RAVEL FINE ART EXHIBITION. Mexican-American artist Sergio Rodriguez brings to light a synthesis of formal training and a search for identity in this highly expressive exhibition of paintings and lithographs. Through March 14. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Ravel Fine Art, 2700 Fairmount Street, Dallas. Information: 214-754-9077.

SMU MEADOWS MUSEUM EXHIBITION. Biennial SMU Division of Art Faculty Exhibition features the works of SMU art faculty in a variety of media. Through February 12. Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. -5 p.m. Meadows Museum, SMUcampus, Dallas. Information: 214-768-2516 weekdays; 214-768-2740 weekends.

SUNDAY FAMILY HOUR AT THE KIMBELL. This program focuses on the Kimbell Art Museum’s exhibit: of nineteenth-century Italian paintings. February 19 and 26, 1 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard. Fort Worth. Information and reservations: 817-332-8451, extension 249.

TOMB TREASURES FROM CHINA: THE BURIED ART OF ANCIENT XI’AN. Affording a glimpse of one thousand years of art from the ancient Chinese city of Xi’an, this exhibit features objects in jade, gold, and silver from grave sites in the region of this eastern termination of the Silk Road. Through February 12. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday, noon-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m.; Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard, FortWorth. Information: 817-3.32-8451 or metro 817-654-1034.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS EXHIBIT. The faculty of the University of North Texas School of Visual Arts exhibits works by Harlan W. Butt, UNT professor of art, comprised of 20 years of metalwork. The pieces range in size from enameled jewelry to wall panels 5 feet high and incorporate influences from fruit to Chinese landscape painting. Through February 3. Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. University of North Texas Art Building, Mulberry at Welch, Denton. Information: 817-565-4316.


CEREBRAL PALSY BALL. Across the Golden Gate is the theme for an evening featuring cocktails, a seated dinner, live/silent auction, casino and entertainment by W.T Greer benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of Metropolitan Dallas. February 25, 7 p.m. Grand Kempinski Hotel, 15201 Dallas Parkway, Dallas. Information: 214-637-2222.

WEDNESDAY’S CHILD HALL OF FAME CASINO NIGHT. Vegas-style casino games, a raffle, a silent/live auction and cocktails and hors d’ oeu-vres round out an evening co-hosted by Randy White and Tony Dorsett benefiting the Wednesday’s Child Benefit Corporation serving abused and neglected children throughout North Central Texas. February 4, 7 p.m. The Energy Club, 8080 North Central Expressway, 17th Floor, Dallas. Information or reservations: 214-368-6100.

THE ANNUAL DSVC ART AUCTION. The Dallas Society of Visual Communications auctions art in various media such as sculptures, jewelry, prints and photography. The live and silent auctions benefit the scholarship fund of the DSVC. February 18, 7 p.m. Dallas Design Center, 1400 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Dallas. Information: 214-241-2017.

ST. MARK’S SCHOOL OF TEXAS FUNDRAISING GALA. St. Mark’s Goes Hollywood is the theme of this year’s fundraising event benefiting the students and staff of the boys college preparatory school. The evening consists of a buffet dinner, entertainment, a live, and silent auction, casino party and raffle. February 25, 7 p.m. St. Mark’s School of Texas, A. Earl Cullum, Jr., Alumni Commons building, 10600 Preston Road, Dallas. Information: 214-361-0794.

THE BLUE BALL. The first annual fundraiser for the McKinney Avenue Contemporary (MAC) Museum includes a seated dinner and entertainment by the surreal clown act of Mump and Smoot. February 18, 9 p.m. McKinney Avenue Contemporary Museum, 3120 McKinney Avenue at Bowen, Dallas. Information: 214-953-1622.

MARDI GRAS BALL. The Ursuline Academy scholarship fund is the recipient of the proceeds from an evening which includes dinner, dancing to a live band, a live/silent auction and a drawing for a Lexus ES300. February 18, 6:30 p.m. The Grand Ballroom. Sheraton Park Central Hotel, LBJ and Coit Road, Dallas. Information and tickets: 214-361-8582.

HOUSE AND GARDEN ART AUCTION. The Arlington Museum of Art hosts its fourth annual fundraising exhibition and auction to benefit the museum. Forty Texas artists create works keeping with the theme of the event from a small 3-Dhouse to a piece entitled Trimmaster Jr., Lady Gardener circa 1959. Also, a silent auction of luxury goods and services including a Todd Oldham designer Outfit and two round trip tickets to Europe completes the evening, February 11,7 p.m. dinner; 8:30 p.m. live auction. Arlington Museum of Art, 201 West Main Street, Arlington. Information: 817-275-4600.

ST. VALENTINE’S DAY LUNCHEON & STYLE SHOW. Benefiting the Leukemia Society of America, The Gazebo sponsors this annual fashion event showcasing the best the Gazebo has to offer with a special guest designer in attendance. The luncheon and style show is held under a tent on the store’s grounds. February 8, 11 a.m. The Gazebo, 8300 Preston Road, Dallas. Tickets: 214-373-6661.

THE $10,000,000 PARTY. The 500 Inc. fundrais-ing event benefiting 37 various Dallas-based art organizations features a live/silent auction, a casino and entertainment by the Larry T. Bird Gordon Band. February 25, 7 p.m. The Southland Center Hotel, 400 North Olive, Dallas. Tickets: 214-361-2011.

10TH ANNUAL DALLAS CHEF APPRENTICE DINNER. A classical nine-course dinner prepared by students of El Centro College’s Chef Apprentice program is served to patrons along with six specially selected wines. The apprentices gather in one kitchen for this event and demonstrate their collective best from ice carvings and canapes to petit fours and coffee. The dinner benefits the Wemer Vogeli Endowment Fund that annually presents scholarships to the outstanding chef apprentices in the program. February 20, 6 p.m. Royal Oaks Country Club, 7915 Greenville Avenue, Dallas. Information: 214-746-2217.

AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER. A.W.A.R.E., Alzheimer’s Women’s Association for Resource and Education, presents a fashion show by Saks Fifth Avenue and a silent auction-contribution brunch to benefit programs of the Alzheimer’s association-respite, advocacy, and education. February 28, 10 a.m. Great Hall of the Apparel Mart, 2300 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas. Information; 214-827-0062.


A WOMAN CALLED TRUTH. Dallas Children’s Theater chronicles the life of Sojoumer Truth, from the rime she is sold into slavery as a young girl to her prominence in the fight for women’s rights and abolition, by combining her actual words with authentic period spirituals and folk songs. For ages 7 and older. Through February 5. Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. El Centro College Theater, corner of Main and Market Street, Dallas. Information and tickets: 214-978-0110.

FRIDAY FAMILY FUN NIGHTS. Groundhog Day features an arts-and-crafts project in which children construct a pop-up ground hog. February 3; Happy Valentine’s Day is the central theme in making special valentine cards for loved ones. February 10; President’s Day celebrates our country’s history in the form of a staged play. February 17; A Visit From Mother Goose features Mother Goose in full costume as she leads children in rhyme and song. All events 5 p.m.-5 p.m. Kid’s Town! 751 South Central Expressway, Richardson. Information: 214-231-2345.

JASON VI: ISLAND EARTH. Argonauts of all ages can accompany Dr. Bob Ballard and his team of scientists to Hawaii and participate in the exploration and study of the changes in the earth, volcanic activity, and ongoing ecological research via a live satellite hook-up with Dr. Ballard’s team from the auditorium of The Hall of State. February 27 through March 11, weekdays, 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.; Saturdays, 3 p.m. The Hall of State, Fair Park, Dallas- Information or reservations: 214-428-5555.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. The Dallas Children’s Theatre stages a new production of the favorite children’s classic featuring the mysterious beast who tails in love with a beautiful young girl. For ages 3-11. February 10-26. Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Crescent Theater, 2215 Cedar Springs, Dallas. Information and reservations: 214-978-0110.

PLANTS AND LITTLE PEOPLE. Teacher/naturalist Peg White teaches children how plants grow and how men and animals use them through the use of crafts, stories, songs and trail walks. February 8 through March 8, 10:30 a.m.-l1:30 a.m. Heard Museum, I Nature Place, McKinney. Registration: 214-562-5566.

INFLATABLE COMEDY THEATER SHOW. As part of the FamiliArts: Jewish Community Center Children’s Performing Arts Series, Fred Garbo and Daielma Santos integrate physical comedy, dance, juggling and unique inflatable costumes and props in a program with family appeal. February 5, 2 p.m. Jewish Community Center of Dallas, 7900 Nortbaven, Dallas. Information and tickets: 739-2737.

THE WORLD OF PETER RABBIT. The Science Place sponsors this exhibit tor Beatrix Potter fans, young scientists, and fans of whimsy of all ages. Author Beatrix Potter’s first and best-known story, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, concerns the misadventures of a young rabbit who steals into a neighbor’s garden, against his mother’s express warning. Peter gorges himself on vegetables, narrowly avoids capture by Farmer McGregor by hiding in a watering can, and ultimately escapes the garden by the skin of his hide. This exhibit’s set prompts observation, nature study, and comparing, all the skills necessary for the youngest scientists. The exhibit is free with regular admission to The Science Place. Through May 7. Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5:30 p.m. The Science Place, Fair Park, Dallas. Information: 214-428-5555, extension 343 or 344.

SNOW WHITE OR A FUNNY THING HAPPENED IN THE FOREST. The Richardson Children’s Theatre presents a comedic musical replete with Snow White, the Kingdom of Vanity, a census and fifteen dwarves. February 3-5. Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. UTD Theatre, Floyd and Campbell Road, Rich-urdson. Information and tickets: 214-690-5029.

GATEWAY GALLERY FAMILY ACTIVITIES. The Dallas Museum of Art’s Gateway Gallery sponsors Drop-In Art activities where children and their parents can make and take the day’s project. February 4, 11, 18 and 25, 1-3:30 p.m. Art Of The Loom. To complement the museum’s textile exhibit and inaugurate a Sunday series of weaving demonstrations, a special interactive presentation featuring Japanese, African and Guatemalan weaving techniques will be showcased. Audience participation is encouraged. Refreshments are served. February 12,1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Weaving demonstrations continue each Sunday through March 26, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Dallas Museum of Art, Gateway Gallery, 1717 North Harwood, Dallas. Information; 214-922-1251.

KWEKU, AFRICAN STORYTELLER. Mountain Creek Branch Library hosts an African storyteller and drummer who demonstrates how drums are used in African tales and songs. A tew drums are provided for audience participation and everyone is invited to bring their drums from home. Free. February 4, 2 p.m. Mountain Creek Branch Library, 6102 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas. Information: 214-670-6704.

THUMBELINA. Classic’s Children’s Theatre in Piano hosts the Emmy Gifford Children’s Theatre actors from Omaha, Nebraska in the production about a girl no bigger than a thumb who encounters giant problems. February 26, 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Piano East Senior High School, 3000 Los Rios Boulevard, Piano. Information and reservations: 214-596-8948.


FANTASY CONCERT. The Chamber Symphony of the Metrocrest (CSM) weaves a magical spell with the help of guest performers from Ballet Met in the recreation of Peter and the Wolf, Bernard Roger’s Once Upon a Time: Five Fairy Tales for Small Orchestras and Mo:art’s Toy Symphony. February 4, pre-concert dinner 7 p.m.; conceit 8:15 p.m. Redeemer Covenant Church, 1518 East Frankford Road at McCoy, Carrollton. Reservations: 214-417-0745.

FORT WORTH DALLAS BALLET. The ballet troupe pirouettes under the artistic direction of Paul Mejia in the featured selections of “Triple Concerto,” “Apollo” and “Western Symphony.” February 3-5. Friday, 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. JFK Theatre, Tarrant County Convention Theatre, 1111 Houston Street, Fort Worth. Information: 800-654-9545.

BLACK HISTORY DANCE CELEBRATION, The Polk-Wisdom Branch Public Library hosts the Mary Lois School of Dance as perfumers present dances in honor of Black History Month. Free. February 15 and 18. Wednesday, 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10:30a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Polk-Wisdom Branch Library, 7151 Library Lane, Dallas, Information: 214-670-1947.

MICHAEL MOSCHEN. TITAS presents juggler/illusionist, Michael Moschen, who combines dance, physics, movement, and juggling to create a world of balls, rings, hoops, and spheres that appear to float and spin effortlessly becoming solid orbs of light. February 3 and 4, 8 p.m. McFarlin Auditorium, SMU Campus, Dallas. Tickets: 214-528-5576.

BLACK CULTURAL AWARENESS SERIES. The Dallas Black Dance Theatre salutes the ancestral African, Caribbean, and American cultures in a showcase of the varying dance styles displayed in the new works of jazz choreographers. Elisa Monte and resident choreographer Darryl Sneed. February 22-25. Wednesday, 10:15 a.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10:15 a.m. and 8:15 p.m. The Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm Street, Dallas. Information and tickets: 214-871-2390.


MESSINA’S RESTAURANT AND CULINARY CENTRE. The resident chef prepares a variety of culinary delights while students look on, participate and enjoy the fuits of their labor at the end of class. February 1: “Single Malt Scotch, Cognac and Port Tasting” includes sampling more than 30 varieties while eating a buffet dinner; February 8: “Love Bites” features steamed vegetable oyster salad, beef tenderloin with saffron glaze potatoes and choc o block torte; February 15: “Back to Basics” allows students to personally handle the preparation of such foods as roast leg of lamb stuffed with mint, garlic, and sun-dried tomatoes, poached salmon , apricot ginger cake with bourbon and more; February 22: “France” features roast trout, medallions of beef tenderloin, poached breast of chicken and wild strawberry mille-fleurs with a red fruit sauce. 7 p.m. check-in. Messina’s Restaurant and Culinary Centre, 3521 Oak Grove, Dallas. Reservations: 214-559-0642.

EUREKA! NEW SOUTHWESTERN CUISINE WELLNESS WIZARD CLASSES. Students learn how to prepare a complete meal including green chile pesto, turkey tomatillo chili, chopped salad with black bean dressing and fruit quesadillas. February 14. 7 p.m.-9 p.m.; Pasta Plus! Robust Puttanesca Sauce, horseradish-mustard dressing, oven-roasted veggie chunks with basil and garlic, spinach in garlic-sesame sauce for pasta and grains. February 21, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.; Stir-Fry Favorites, Chinese in ginger-sesame sauce, Thai chicken, Mexican with poblano peppers, com and cilantro. February 28, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Eureka! Restaurant, 4011 Villanova, Dallas. Information: 214-750-7322 or 214-369-7767.

STAR CANYON COOKING CLASSES. Join chef Stephen Pyles on his return from Asia, in the Star Canyon kitchen aimed with some spicy recipes in addition to his trademark of pushing Texas and Southwestern Cuisine to their limits. February 11: Valentines Day is celebrated with a “Romantic Valentines Dinner” comprised of foods considered aphrodisiacs, from oysters to passion fruit.; February 18: “A Hearty Winter’s Dinner;” February 25: “Tantalizing Tastes from Thailand.” Class topics are subject to change. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Star Canyon, 3102 Oak Lawn, Dallas. Reservations: 214-520-8111.

TINA WASSERMAN COOKING AND MORE. For those who can’t boil water, Tina takes a step-by-step approach to gaining confidence in the kitchen in her “Back to Basics” class where students learn through hands-on experience how to make a basic meatloaf, mashed potatoes, sautéed boneless chicken breast and more. February 7-Incorporating technique and fun in her “Biscotti Workshop”, Tina lets students make six varieties of these dunking treats. February 13. Classes are offered either at 9:15 a.m.-noon or 7 p.m–10 p.m. Tina Wasserman, North Dallas. Information: 214-369-6269.

PASTA PIZZAZ. The Baylor Fitness Center chef, Janet Bourbon, shares recipes on how to make three different healthy pasta dishes with unique spices and lighter sauces. February 2, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Baylor Fitness Center, Courtside Cafe, second floor, 411 North Washington, Dallas. Reservations: 214-820-1376.

THE KITCHEN SHOP AT SIMON DAVID. Discover how to cook with wine, know which kind goes with what meal and how to plan an elegant meal around wine in the Cooking with Wine class taught by Carol Ritchie at the Kitchen Shop. February 21, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Simon David, 6770 Abrams Road, Dallas. Information: 214-340-1119.

FUN/ED COOKING CLASSES. New Recipes For Stir Fry Lovers, February 1, 7 p.m.-10 p.m.; Low-Fat And No-Fat New Recipes For ’94, February 2, 7 p.m.-10 p.m.; Baking Bread Simplified, February 4, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.; Oo-La-La Low-Fat French Cooking, February 6, 7 p.m.-l0 p.m.; Low-Fat Gourmet Cooking, February 7, 7 p.m,-10 p.m.; Basic Cooking 11, February 9, 7 p.m.-l0 p.m.; Cookie Bouquets, February 11, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.; Basic Cooking, February 17,7 p.m.-10 p.m.; Healthy Vegetarian Cooking, February 20, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.; Adventures In Low-Fat Tex-Mex Cook’en, February 21, 7 p.m.-l0 p.m.; Mama-Mia Low-Fat Italian Cooking, February 23, 7 p.m.-10 p.m.; Sensational Sauces, Spices & Salsas, February 24, 7 p.m.-l0 p.m.; Low-Fat Cooking The Good Meals Way, February 27, 7 p.m-10 p.m.; Yee-Ha!!! Texas BBQ Cook’en. February 28, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. All cooking classes are held at the cooking school in the Fun/Ed Learning Center, 13608 Midway Road, Dallas. For more information including registration details and cost for individual programs, call 214-960-2666 or 800-343-2666.


THE GAZEBO. February 9 and 10: A trunk show featuring American designer Randy Kemper’s Spring 1995 collection of modern sportswear with informal modeling, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. February 16 and 17: See the Spring collection of America’s premiere designer, Donna Karan in an informal modeling session, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 8300 Preston Road, Dallas. Information: 214-373-6661.

NEIMAN MARCUS DOWNTOWN February 1 and 2: Jean Louis Scherrer Trunk. Show, informal modeling, noon- 3 p.m., Couture Salon; February 2 through 4: Arnold Scaasi and Edna Forsythe Trunk Show, informal modeling, noon-3 p.m., The Bridal Salon; February 6 and 7: Emanuel Ungaro Trunk Show, informal modeling, noon- 3 p.m.. Couture Salon; February 13 and 14: Yves Saint Laurent Trunk Show, informal modeling, noon-3 p.m., Couture Salon; February 15 and 16: Giorgio Armani Black Label Trunk Show, informal modeling, noon-3 p.m., Couture Salon; February 16 through 18: Jim Hjelm Personal Appearance, informal modeling, noon-3 p.m., The Bridal Salon; February 21 and 22: Pamela Dennis Trunk Show, informal modeling, noon-3 p.m.. Couture Salon; February 28 and March 1: Christian Lacroix Trunk Show, informal modeling, noon-3 p.m., Couture Salon. The Couture Salon is located on the second floor; the Bridal Salon is on the fifth. 1618 Main Street, Dallas. 214-741-6911.


MODERN HUNGARIAN CINEMA. The Dallas Museum of Art in conjunction with the Hungarian Multicultural Center, Contemporary Culture and Documentary Arts, presents three films depicting aspects of Hungarian culture. February 16, 7 p.m. Dallas Museum of Arc, Horchow Auditorium, 1717 North Harwood, Dallas. Information: 214-922-1200.

OMNI THEATER: DESTINY IN SPACE. Experience the solitude, the weightlessness, and the magnificent views of earth from orbiting shuttle missions where space travel becomes larger-than-life on an 80-foot screen. Ongoing. Filmshown on the every hour: Monday, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday, 1:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; Friday, 1:30 p.m,-9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 12:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1501 Montgomery Street. Fort Worth. Information: 817-732-1631 or metro 817-654-1356.

WESTERN FILM SERIES. Fort Worth’s Amon Carter Museum is the place to see classic, but rarely seen, works of early Hollywood cowboy actors in both silent and sound films. February 5: The Ruse, a 1915 silent film about Bat Peters, a reformed gunfighter who rescues the girl, saves his mine shares and outwits the gangsters; Hell’s Hinges, a 1916 silent film about a bad man’s change-of-heart towards a young eastern minister and his sister and his efforts to save them both. February 12: Sky High, a 1921 silent film with Tom about an immigration officer who breaks up a gang involved in smuggling Chinese laborers over the Mexican border. February 19: Mark of Zorro, a 1920 silent film starring Douglas Fairbanks Sr. in his first costume picture about a California dandy who liberates his people from the clutches of tyranny by disguising himself as an athletic swashbuckler. February 26: The Last Outlaw, a 1936 film based on the story by John Ford about an aged cowboy who, along with his fellow old-timers, grows impatient with the younger set and wants prove their self-worth when a gang of bank robbers invades the town. 2 p.m. Free seating tickets. Amon Carter Museum Theater, 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth. Information: 817-738-1933.

KISS GRANDMAMA GOODBY. Junior Black Academy of Arts and Letters hosts the screening of the story about a young girl in the 1960s who tries to resolve the death of her good friend and mentor, February 17, 8 p.m. Junior Black Academy of Arts and Letters, 650 South Griffin, Dallas. Information: 214-658-7147.

GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL. A screening of a variety of films representing the diversity of the lesbian and gay communities. February 16, Inwood Theatre. 5458 West Lovers Lane, Dallas; February 17-18, The Dallas Theater Center, 3636 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Dallas, information: 214-257-4443.


IKEBANA BASICS: JAPANESE FLOWER ARRANG1NG. Master flower arranger Kathy Moseson guides students through the philosophy and design principles of the refined art of arranging living flowers. Students create their own Ikebana design during the session. February 4, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas. Information: 214-327-8263.

PROTECTING YOUR TREE INVESTMENTS. Tree specialist Harold Spiegel leaches how to protect the trees on your property from disease, harsh weather conditions, and insects. February 11, 9 a.m.-noon. The Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas. Information: 214-327-8263.

NEIL SPERRY’S 1995 ALL GARDEN SHOW. From the expert to the novice, gardeners of all levels of expertise are treated to more than 250 exhibits, seminars, experts and products to make their gardening tasks easier in the largest totally garden-related show in Texas. February 24-26, Friday, 3 p.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Stadium Drive East, Arlington. Information: 214-562-5050.

CREATE A WILDLIFE GARDEN. Horticulturist Chip Clint helps participants, in this two-session workshop, convert their current gardens into preserves which will attract creatures other than the backyard squirrel. February 11 and 18, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. The Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas. Information: 214-327-8263.

15TH ANNUAL FORT WORTH HOME & GARDEN SHOW. Six hundred exhibits showcase everything from products to services for the home and garden. Area experts as well as nationally recognized businesses are featured daily during the four-day show. February 16-19. Thursday, 6 p.m.-l0 p.m.; Friday, 2 p.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tarrant County Convention Center, 1111 Houston Street, Fort Worth, Information: 214-680-9995.

HERBS IN THE LANDSCAPE. Dallas County mas-ter gardener Marian Buchanan presents ways to incorporate herbs into existing landscapes and vegetable gardens. February 18, 10 a.m.-noon. The Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas. Information: 214-327-8263.

NARI HOME IMPROVEMENT AND GARDEN SHOW. Experts from gardening and landscape to home remodeling and interior designing convene with more than 450 exhibits during the three-day event. February 24-26. Friday, 3 p.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m-8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dallas Convention Center, 650 South Griffin, Dallas. Information: 214-964-1853


HORCHOW AUDITORIUM. The Distinguished Writers series kicks off with playwright and Pulitzer prize-winner Edward Albee. February 24, 8 p.m. Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 North Harwood, Dallas. Information and tickets: 922-1220 or 922-1278.

DINOSAUR CONNOISSEUR: DR. LOUIS L. JACOBS. The fourth installment of the SMU-Dallas Breakfast Forum features Dr. Jacobs, a spe-cialist on dinosaurs and professor of geological sciences at SMU, in a discussion of how newly-discovered fossils fit in the world of 100 million years ago and their importance in determing the ages of these extinct creatures. February 2. Breakfast buf-fet 7:30 a.m.; Speaker 8 a.m. The Great Hall of the Highland Park United Methodist Church, 3300 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas. Information and reservations: 214-7684744.

DANCING WITH BOB FOSSE. Ann Re inking, star of Boh Fosse’s “All That Jazz,” discusses her experiences dancing for stage, film and the renowned jazz choreographer, as part of the Charles S. Sharp Lecture Series. February 23, 7 p.m. Charles S. Sharp Performing Arts Studio, Meadows School of the Arts, SMU Campus, Dallas. Information or reservations: 214-768-ARTS(2787).

SMU ART HISTORY LECTURES. Dr. Alessandra Comni discusses The Visual Wagner: Environments, Icons, and Images. February 2, 5 p.m. Free. Room B600, Meadows School of the Arts; John Tagg from the Department of Art and Art History at Suny Binghamton lectures on Those Who Cross Over: Culture and Mobility in the USA, 1943. February 23, 5 p.m. Free. O’Donnell Lecture/Recital Hall, SMU Campus, Dallas. Information: 214-768-2698.

AN EVENING WITH IFE MAHDI. The Junior Black Academy of Arts and Letters hosts local poet Ife Mahdi as she reads various selections from her published works. February 2, 8 p.m. The Clarence Muse Cafe Theatre, 650 South Griffin, Dallas. Information: 214-658-7147.

DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN. The Richardson Author Lecture Series hosts the author of “Franklin and Eleanor At War: The American Homefront During W.W.II.” February 8, 8 p.m. Richardson Civic Center, The Grand Hall, 411 West Arapaho, Richardson. Information: 214-238-4000.

STEVE BLOW. Dallas County Adult Literacy Council hosts The Dallas Morning News columnist Steve Blow at a luncheon honoring the accomplishments of new readers, literacy tutors . and companies that support literacy efforts. February 14, noon. Loews Anatole Hotel, 2201 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas. Information: 214-826-3011.


RIGOLETTO. This classic tragic opera from one of Italy’s greatest operatic composers, Giuseppe Verdi, is based on Victor Hugo’s “Le roi s’amuse.” February 1 and 4, 7:30 p.m. Fair Park Music Hall, Fair Park, Dallas. Information: 214-443-1000.

THE FAMILY CONCERT. As part of the Casual Classics series, the Piano Chamber Orchestra pre-sents a salute to cinema in “An Afternoon at the Movies” featuring the music from hits such as Jurassic Park, Batman, Lion King, and Dances with Wolves. February 18, 4:30 p.m. Fellowship Bible Church, 850 Lexington Avenue, Piano. Tickets: 214-985-1983.

THE PLANO CHAMBER ENSEMBLE CONCERT. International performing guest pianist Dr. Mary Mosher Humm accompanies the Schumann Piano Quartet in addition to an evening including the performance of the Plann Chamber Winds playing selections from Ibert and Danzi and Dvorak. February 4, 8:15 p.m. John Anthony Theatre of Collin County Community College, 2800 East Spring Creek Parkway, Piano. Tickets: 214-985-1983.

TRIBUTE TO SHORTY ROGERS. The kick-off performance of the 1995 season of Sammons Jazz features the Fran Gaddison Trio and Laurie Latham with the Sammons Jazz Septet. February 1, 7:30 p.m. Meadows Hall at the Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines, Dallas. Tickets: 214-520-ARTS(2787).

ITZHAK PERLMAN. Violinist Itzhak Perlman performs a solo recital as parr of the Dallas Symphony Bonus Specials. February 27, 8:15 p.m. Morton H. Myerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora Street, Dallas. Tickets: 214-528-5576.

A NIGHT AT THE BALLET. Maestro Frederick Fennell gathers his 80 years of experience as a conductor to lead the Dallas Wind Symphony through a repertoire of the world’s best-loved ballets. February 12, 8 p.m. Morton H. Myerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora Street, Dallas. Tickets: 214-528-5576.

WYNTON MARSALIS SEPTET. T1TAS Zone music series presents Grammyaward-winning jazz musician Wynton Marsalis in concert. February 10, 8 p.m. McFarlin Auditorium, SMU Campus, Dallas. Tickets: 214-528-5576.

BILLY TAYLOR TRIO. Leading jazz educator and pianist Dr. Billy Taylor hones his harmonic inventiveness in a presentation of what he does best. February 3, 8 p.m. Brookhaven College Performance Hall, Building C, 3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch. Reservations: 214-620-4118.

CELEBRATE JAZZ. Jazz great Gerry Mulligan joins forces with the University of North Texas’ One O’clock Lab Band in a tribute to the legends of jazz. February 7, 8 p.m. Morton H. Myerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora Street, Dallas. Tickets: 817-565-3805 or 800-654-9545.

NEW PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA OF IRVING. Irving’s community orchestra with soloist Marianne Cope perform musical selections from such notable composers as Bach, Rossini, and Gershwin-February 11, 8:15 p.m. Irving Arts Center, Carpenter Hall, 3333 North MacArthur Boulevard, Irving. Tickets: 214-252-ARTS (2787).

MUSIC FOR ROMANCE. A Valentine Pops with Boris Brott featuring romantic melodies. February 9 and 12, 8:15 p.m. Morton H. Myerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora Street, Dallas. Tickets: 214-692-0203,

TEXAS BAROQUE ENSEMBLE. Ensemble performs the works of Thomas Arne and music from England’s Royal Theatre. February 19, 7:30 p.m. Free. St. Stephen Presbyterian Church, 2600 Merida, Fort Worth. Information: 214-278-2458.

VOICES OF CHANGE. The professional chamber music ensemble specializing in contemporary chamber music performs Concert III of the Jerry-Hunt Gallery Series with various selections complementing accompanying slides of paintings by Van Gogh, Picasso, Dali, and Joan Miro. February 11, 3 p.m. Free. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 North Harwood, Dallas. Information: 214-987-0889.

AFTERNOON CLASSICAL CONCERTS. Mu Phi Epsilon, in conjunction with the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, hosts various classical artists. Pianist Salah Boukadoum, February 5; Texas Composers Forum, February 12; Garland Symphony Orchestra tuba player Raul Rodriguez, February 19; Pianist Ariane Alexander, February 26, 3 p.m. Free. J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas. Information: 214-670-1400.

DAVID BRUBECK. Jazz artist Dave Brubeck per-forms as part of the JC Penney Super Pops series-February 24 and 25, 8:15 p.m. Morton H. Myerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora Street, Dallas-Tickets: 214-692-0205.

AN EVENING OF FAIRY TALCS AND HEROES. The Irving Symphony Orchestra performs Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals, Poulenec’s Two Piano Concerto and Rimsky-Korsakov’s musical tale of “Thousand and One Nights.” February 25, 8 p.m. Irving Arts Center, Carpenter Performance Hall, 3333 North MacArthur Boulevard, Irving. Tickets; 214-252-ARTS(2787).

DALLAS SYMPHONY CLASSICAL SERIES. Richard Hickox, conductor, Wayne Marshall, organist and the Dallas Symphony Chorus perform Britten: Suite on English Folk Tunes, Opus 90; Poulenc: Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani; Walton: Belshazzar’s Feast (Alastair Miles, baritone), February 16-19. Thursday through Saturday, 8:15 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Morton H.Myer-son Symphony Center, 2301 Flora Street, Dallas. Tickets: 214-692-0203.

PORGY AND BESS. The Dallas Opera stages Gershwin’s two act folk opera based on the play Porgy by Dorothy and DuBose Heyward. February 15-19 and February 22-26, 7:30 p.m.; matinees, February 18, 19, 25 and 26, 2 p.m. Fair Park Music Hall, Fair Park, Dallas. Information: 214-443-1000.

DALLAS POPS ORCHESTRA. Earths Kitt accompanies the Dallas Pops Orchestra with tunes such as “I Wanna Be Evil” and “Old Fashioned Girl.” February 3 and 4, 8:15 p.m.; February 5, 2:30 p.m. Morton H. Myerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora Street, Dallas. Tickets: 214-692-0203.

JAZZ SERIES AT SAMMONS CENTER FOR THE ARTS. The opening concert of the 1995 Sammons Center for the Arts spring jazz series, Tribute to Shorty Rogers, features the Fran Gaddison trio with Sammons Jazz Septet with Laurie Latham. Under the guidance of Vicho Vicencio, artistic director, jazz is played in all its forms, from big band and swing to be-bop and Latin. February 1, 7:30 p.m. Meadows Hall at the Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines, Dallas. Information and tickets: 214- 520-ARTS (2787).


FORT WORTH STOCK SHOW. The 99th annual Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show anticipates that more than 18,000 head of livestock will be exhibited, ranging in type from Nigerian Dwarf Goats to Longhom Cattle. It also includes numerous activities for children of all ages, as well as 28 performances of the World’s Original Indoor Rodeo complete with the Roman Ben-Hut chariot horses. Through February 5. Will Rogers Memorial Center, Amon Carter Square, Fort Worth. Information: 817-877-2400.

THE LAST GREAT GUNFIGHT. Gunfighters re-enact the deadly confrontation between Fort Worth’s popular Marshal, “Long Hair Jim” Couttright and the only man to ever outdraw him-gambler Luke Short. February 8, 7:30 p.m. White Elephant Saloon Historic Fort Worth Stockyards, 106 East Exchange Avenue, Fott Worth. Information: 817-624-9712.

HEALTH CHECK 1995. The Dallas County Medical Society Alliance and the Dallas County Medical Society sponsor this service project offering free screenings to check cholesterol levels, visual acuity, and blood pressure. Also offered are EKGs, HIV testing, breast screenings, and more than 140 booths providing information on a wide range of health-related topics. February 18-19. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m. NorthPark Center, Northwest Highway at Central Expressway, Dallas. Information: 214-948-3622.

AN EVENING OF ROMANCE. A Valentine’s event featuring the Turtle Creek Chorale (TCC) with guest performances by The Women’s Chorus of Dallas, Diva Janey Hall and Tim Seelig, director of the TCC. February 14, 6:30p.m.; cocktails; 7:30 p.m.; dinner; 8:30 p.m.; show followed by dancing. Grand Kempinski Hotel, Malachite Showroom, 15201 Dallas Parkway, Dallas. Tickets and information: 214-526-3214.

AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE AND HISTORY TOUR. The Dallas County Heritage Society salutes the struggles, victories, and contributions of Dallas African-Americans with the third annual guided bus tour tracing the settlement patterns of the black community following the Civil War as well as touring Freedman Town. Buses depart and return to Old City Park. February 4, 11, 18 and 25, 9 a.m. Old City Park, 1717 Gano Street, Dallas. Information: 214-421-5141.


COWTOWN MARATHON AND 1OK RUN. With celebrity guest Richard Simmons in the forefront, the 26.2 mile marathon kicks off from the historic Fort Worth Stockyards District. February 25. Marathon begins at 8:30 a.m.; 10K, 9 a.m. Fort Worth Stockyards, Main Street and Exchange, Fort Worth. Information: 817-735-2033 or 817-3354211.


TEXAS GOLDEN GLOVES REGIONAL TOURNAMENT. Boxers from 8-years-old to 32-years-old box in divisions ranging from pee wee to novice. The better boxers in the Open Division compete for a berth in the state tournament. February 22-25, 7:30 p.m.-l0 p.m. John Justin Arena, Will Rogers Complex, 1 Amon Carter Square, Fort Worth. Tickets: 817-336-1313.

DALLAS MAVERICKS. The Dallas Mavericks continue their 15th basketball season at Reunion Arena. Home games:

February 3 San Antonio

February 4 Utah

February 7 Phoenix

February 8 Oklahoma City

February 14 Portland

February 17 Atlanta

February 28 Houston

All games at 7:30 p.m. Season tickets: 214-748-1808. Individual tickets: 214-939-2800.

DALLAS STARS. The Dallas Stars play hockey at Reunion Arena. Home games:

February 1 Anaheim

February 2 San Jose

February 11 Calgary (7:00p.m.)

February 13 Winnipeg

February 15 Los Angelos

February 24 Vancouver

February 26 Chicago (7:00 p.m.)

Games at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise specified. Tickets and information: 214-467-8277.

DALLAS FREEZE. The Dallas Freeze ice hockey team plays ice hockey at Fair Park Coliseum. Home games:

February 4 Wichita

February 10 Fort Worth

February 14 San Antonio

February 17 Memphis

February 18 Oklahoma City

All games at 7:35 p.m. Tickets and information: 214-750-7400.


HAIR. This R-rated love-rock musical caught the spirit of a generation with songs like “Age of Aquarius” and “Good Morning Star Shine.” Relive it now with Theatre Arlington’s New Year’s production. Through February 18, 8:15 p.m. matinee at 2:15 p.m. Theatre Arlington, 305 West Main Street, Arlington. Information: 817-275-7661 or metro 817-261-9628.

ZORRO-THE LEGEND LIVES. This Spoof on the depiction of Zorro in popular films and on television, written by local playwright John Dawson, is one of the theater’s audience participation comedies. Through February 18, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday 7 p.m. The Pocket Sandwich Theatre, 5400 East Mockingbird, Dallas. Information: 214-821-1860.

A TALE OF TWO CITIES. An off-beat adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ classic finds an aspiring transvestite club performer entertaining a baby left on his doorsteps with this story about the French revolution. Through February 4, Tuesday through Saturday, 8:15 p.m., Sunday 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday matinees, 2:30 p.m. Theatre Three, 2800 Routh Street, Dallas. Information: 214-871-3300.

ON THE WAY HOME. The Addison Centre Theatre presents Stephen Wade’s On the Way Home. Through February 19, Thursday through Saturday, 8:15 p.m., Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Addison Centre Theatre, 15650 Addison Road, Addison. Information: 214-953-0228, extension 3.

WOMEN’S VOICES. This production by Kitchen Dog Theater (named as “People To Watch In ’95” in D magazine’s January issue) is the second to be held at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC). Through February 11, Wednesday through Saturday, 8 p.m. The MAC, 3120 McKinney Avenue, Dallas. Information; 214-953-1055 or 214-520-ARTS (2787).

DEATH OF A SALESMAN. The classic tale by Arthur Miller. Willy Loman is the salesman whose life search for the American Dream near-!y destroys his elder son, corrupts his younger son and drains his supportive wife. This production is presented by the SMU Meadows School of the Arts. February 24 through March 5. Tuesday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday 2:15 p.m. Margo Jones Theatre, Meadows School of the Arts, SMU Campus, Dallas. Information: 214-768-ARTS(2787).

SINCERITY FOREVER. Naked Mirror Productions stages a controversial comedy on the state of the American psyche. Six main characters ranging from two “Furballs” of the tribe “Belial and Abaddon” to a young African-American woman whose name is Jesus H. Christ discuss life, the universe and everything as they sit in their cars-dressed in Ku Klux Klan garb. Through February 6. Friday, 8:15 p.m.; Saturday, 4:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m.; Sunday 7:15 p.m. Swiss Avenue Theater, 2700 Swiss Avenue, Dallas. Information and tickets: 214-680-4466.

DEATH/TAKE 1! Sporting the look and feel of a 1930s era black-and-white motion picture, this Pegasus Theatre murder-mystery comedy adventure follows Harry Hunsacker, a would-be actor turned would-be detective, into an.Egyptian tomb where he becomes trapped with a mummy, a murdeter, a madman and more. Through March 11. Wednesday through Saturday, 8:15 p.m.; 5 p.m. matinee, February 5 and 26. Pegasus Theatre, 3916 Main Street, Dallas. Information and tickets: 214-821-6005 or Ticketmaster at 214-373-8000.

THE BUTLER DID IT SINGING. The Richardson Theatre Centre stages a murder mystery musical spoof. Through February 25. Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Richardson Theatre Centre, 718 Canyon Creek Square, Richardson. Information and reservations: 214-699-1130.

LUCKY STIFF. A Theatre Three musical comedy adaptation of a comic crime novel about a mild-mannered shoe clerk who encounters a lunatic assortment of characters including a murdered gambler, a near-sighted mistress and her henpecked optometrist brother, February 11 through March 12. Tuesday through Saturday, 8:15 p.m.; Sunday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees, 2:30 p.m. Theatre Three. 2800 Routh Street, In the Quadrangle, Dallas. Information and tickets: 214-871-3300.

DANCING AT LUGHNASA. Dallas Theater Center presents a lyrical play about a man’s reflections on his unusual childhood growing up with his single mother and her four sisters in the Irish countryside. February 14 through March 5. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees, 2:30 p.m. Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Dallas. Information or reservations: 214-522-TIXX (8499).

RUTHLESS. Casa’s Theatre On the Square is the site of a musical satire about an ambitious little girl who wants to be the star at any price. Through March 5. Thursday and Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Casa’s Theatre On the Square, 110 E. Third, Fort Worth. Information or tickets: 817-332-2272,

GARLAND CIVIC THEATRE PRODUCTIONS. Ten Little Indians. Garland Civic Theatre performers stage the Agatha Christie thriller about guests who are invited to dinner by a mysterious host and end up becoming murder victims. February 9-25. February 9-11, 17-18, 23-25, 8 p.m.; February 18 and 25, 2 p.m. Act Quad II Play Fest. The American Association of Community Theatres hosts a non-profit community theatre competition, consisting of one-act plays staged by eight theatre companies from throughout North Texas, vying for a chance to advance to state competition. February 17 and 18. Garland Performing Arts Center, 300 North Fifth, Garland. Information and tickets: 214-205-2790.

A FUNNV THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM. Plano Repertory Theatre presents the mad-cap musical about Pseudolus, a Roman slave who plots his freedom by helping his young master win the heart of the girl of his dreams. February 10 through March 5. Fridays and Saturdays, 8:15 p.m.; Sundays, 2:15 p.m. Piano Repertory Theatre housed at the ArtCentre Theatre, 1028 15th Place, Plano. Tickets: 214-422-7460.

BIG MOMMA ’N’ EM. The junior Black Academy of Arts and Letters hosts actress Phyllis Yvonne Stickney in a one-woman show. February 9-11, 8 p.m. Junior Black Academy of Arts and Letters, 650 South Griffin, Dallas. Information and tickets: 214-658-7147.

TINY DIMES. A comical satire staged by the Undermain Theatre about the corporate world where five executives vie for control of the never-ending board meeting. Through February 25. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 8:15 p.m. The Basement Space, 3200 Main Street, in Deep Ellum, Dallas. Tickets: 214-747-5515.


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