JUNE attractions

Le Pop Art Prince

CRAK! THE PRINCE OF POP ART INVADES THE DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART with an exhibit sure to please even the most jaded and sophisticated 20th-century eye. The Prints of Roy Lichtenstein includes 90 of the ironic prints adapted from comic books for which Lichtenstein is most famous, as well as lithographs, etchings, screen prints, and woodcuts. So mes petits, skip the sitcom reruns and SHOOP! down to the museum for a true taste of postmodern culture. Through August 20. Museum hours are 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, 214-922-1200 or 214-922-1355.

Lions and Tigers and Bears

DOROTHY SHOULD HAVE TAKEN HER CAM-era when she left Kansas. Perhaps she might have been one of the winners of the British Gas Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition whose photographs form part of an international traveling exhibit visiting Dallas this month. The BBC Wildlife Magazine and The Natural History Museum of London organized this breathtaking array of 80 to 90 wildlife photographs. June 25 through August 5. The Dallas Museum of Natural History is open Monday-Saturday, 9 a. m. -5 p. m.; Sunday, 11 a. m. -5: 30 p. m. For information, call 214-421 -DINO.

A Little Bit Country

HEY THERE, CITY FOLKS! THROW THE kids in the back of the (station) wagon and head out to Dairy Day at Old City Park. Kids of all ages can experience the joys of milking real cows, wet their weary whistles in the milk mustache contest, and join in various games, music, and storytelling events featuring our bovine friends. Dairy Day will have the whole family partying until the cows come home. June 3 from 10 a. m. to 3 p. m. at Old City Park, 1717 Gano Street, Dallas. For information, call 214-421-5141.

West End Hoopla

ARE YOU READY FOR SKINNED KNEES, BEER GUTS AND GLORY ON THE baking asphalt of the West End? Yes, it’s time again for players of all ages, both genders, varying heights, and all ranges of talent to test their prowess in the Dallas-born (and now world-renowned) streetball tournament, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The two-day event features, besides some excellent b-ball, music, food, and some of the craziest team names you could want. If you can top the Shaboykin Tripods or Boys Who Make You Go Hmm, step right up and crash the boards. Entry forms available at area Foot Locker locations. Entry deadline is June 16. June 24 and 25. Saturday, 9 a. m. -noon, 1 p. m. -4 p. m.; Sunday, 9 a. m. -3 p. m. Dallas West End: 214-991-1110.

Ice Dreams

REMEMBER WHEN YOU SAW DOR-othy Hamill perfect the “Hamill Camel” and you decided right then you just had to he an ice skater? Well, moms, get ready to sign your kids up tor some ice skating lessons: The Tour of World Figure Skating Champions brings a fiery performance to the cool darkness of Reunion Arena this June. The passion of Surya Bonaly, the swanlike grace of Oksana Baiul, the energy of Victor Petrenko, and the beauty of Nancy Kerrigan are sure to inspire kids of all ages. June 9. 8 p. m. Reunion Arena, Dallas. Tickets: 214-373-8000.


AFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSEUM EXHIBITS AND EVENTS. 17th Southwest Black Art Exhibition. An exhibition featuring the artwork of emerging African-American artists. Through July 9, Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop: Artists of Color. Seventy aiaists associated with New York City’s Harlem Printmaking Workshop exhibit techniques and formats from lithographs and mezzotints to photo etchings and silk-screens and engravings. Through August 13. African Vision In African-American Art. Religious, social, and secular themes are presented in an exhibit exploring the influence of the African belief system on African-American art. July 28-October 22. Tuesday-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, Fair Park, Dallas. Information: 214-565-9026.

AMON CARTER MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS. New York to Hollywood: Photographs by Karl Struss. The features 110 vintage photographs from 1905 to the 1930s and showcases Struss’ two careers as an advertising photographer and a cinematogra-pher, Through June 25. Tuesday-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.

ARLINGTON MUSEUM OF ART. Simple Things. Texas artists present a large-scale sculptural exhibition of simple forms and shapes. Through June 10. Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a. m. -5 p. m. Arlington Museum of Art, 210 West Main Street, Arlington. Information: 817-275-4600.

DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART. The Prints of Roy Lichtensiein. This exhibition includes 90 landmark prints ranging from the artist’s first pop image through works of the 1990s. The show includes lithographs, etchings, screen prints, woodcuts in diverse media-everything from the fine arts to comic strip images. Through August 20. Textiles from Indonesia. A selection of 15 highly decorated Indonesian textiles that serve as essential components of festivals, weddings, and other ceremonial occasions. Through July 30. Gold of Mycenae. A rare collection of ancient Mycenaean gold featuring gold rosettes, ornaments, bead necklaces, and rings. Through August 1. Tuesday, 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 MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY. An international traveling exhibit of 80 to 90 wildlife photographs featuring the winners of the British Gas Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, organized by the BBC Wildlife Magazine and The Natural History Museum of London. June 25 through August 5. The museum 15 open Monday-Saturday, 9 a. m. -5 p. m.; Sunday, 11 a. m. -5: 30 p. m, Dallas Museum of Natural History, Fair Park, Dallas. Information: 214-421-DINO(3466).

DALLAS PUBLIC LIBRARY. From Clay Tablets to Compact Discs. This exhibit traces the history of the book from its origins to the present. Included in the exhibit are rare artifacts and manuscripts such as Babylonian clay tablets from 2095 B. C., fragments of the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Shakespeare’s First Folio (1623), and a copy of the United States Declaration of Independence printed July 4, 1776. Through October 1. Monday-Thursday, 9 a. m. -9 p. m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a. m. -5 p. m.; Sunday, 1 p. m. -5 p. m. J. Erik Jonsson Library, 1515 Young at Ervay, Dallas. Information: 214-670-1400.

FORT WORTH MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND HISTORY. Behind the Seams. This behind-the-scenes exhibit of the technological history of the textile industry features clothing from various historical periods, including a Victorian-era wedding dress, a 1950s net petticoat, paper dresses from the 1960s, and bell-bottom slacks with an accompanying black vinyl Nehru jacker from the 1970s. June 2-September 4. Museum hours: 9 a. m. -5 p. m. Monday; 9 a. m. -8 p. m., Tuesday-Thursday: 9 a. m. -9 p. m., Friday and Saturday; noon-8 p. m., Sunday-Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1501 Montgomery Street, Fort Worth. Information: metro 817-654-1356.

IRVINQ ARTS CENTER. Original Cartoon Art from the Loveland Museum features the works of cartoonists Al Cap (Li’l Abner), Hank Ketcbam (Dennis the Menace). Gary Trudeau (Doones-bury), and Adrian Gonzales (Superman and Batman). The 100 works on display represent the stages of the production process from thumbnail sketches to preliminary pencil drawings to the newspaper comics themselves. June 5-July 31. Gallery hours: 9 a, m, -5 p. m., weekdays; 10 a. m. -5 p. m., Saturday; 1 p. m, -5 p. m., Sunday. Irving Arts Center, 3333 North MacArthur Boulevard, Irving. Information: 214-252-7558.

KIMBELL ART MUSEUM. The Art of Collecting: Thirty Years in Retrospect. Commemorating the founding of the museum 30 years ago, the exhibit focuses on acquisitions in both European and Asian art, as well as works from African, Meso-american, and ancient Mediterranean cultures. Specific paintings include works by Fra Angelico, El Greco, Rubens, Cezanne, Matisse, and, on long-term loan, Miro, Leger, and Picasso. June 10-September 3. Tuesday-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, Fort Worth. Information: 517-332-3451.

SMU MEADOWS MUSEUM. Wendy Ewald: Retratos y Suenos/Portraits and Dreams, Photographs of Mexican Children. Eighty black-and-white and color photographs, from snapshot to mural size, show children from Mayan villages in Chiapas and the colonial town of San Cristobal de las Casas. The photos, featuring family portraits, self-portraits, landscapes, dreams, and fantasies, record the children’s personal and collective histories. June 9-August 6. 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, SMU campus, Dallas. Information: 214-768-2516 weekdays; 214-768-2740 weekends.


DAMCE INSTITUTE OF DALLAS. Dancing to Oz. This interpretation of The Wizard of Oz combines the diverse dance forms of ballet, ja2z, and tap. The show features the younger members of the dance company, aged 3 and up. June 7 through 11. 7 p. m.. Limpid Brook, Paquira, and Giselle Act II. The senior ballet company performs works from the classical to the operatic in three different story lines. June 10 and 11. Saturday, 7: 30 p. m.; Sunday, 2: 30 p. m, Dupree Theater, Irving Arts Center, Irving. Information and tickets: 214-931-5701.


AMERIFEST. AmeriFest on Main Street ’95 brings crowds downtown for a wide array of entertainment, including the best of Dallas’ restaurants, multicultural music groups, and a kids area. June 9-11, Friday, 4: 30 p. m-10: 30 p. m.; Saturday, 10: 30 a. m. -10: 30 p. m.; Sunday, noon-7: 30 p. m. Main Street, between Pegasus Plaza and Griffin, Dallas. Information: 214-742-4021.

CANALFEST ’95. Boasting a Mardi Gras style “Carnivale” theme, the Mandalay Canal of Las Colinas hosts the 13th annual celebration featuring high-quality arts and crafts from more than 80 artists and craftspeople, strolling street performers, and a variety of foods. June 3-4. Saturday, 11 a. m. -7 p. m.; Sunday, 11 a. m. -6 p. m. Canal Walk, Las Colina Urban Center, Irving. Information: 214-869-1232.

SCARBOROUGH FAIRE. Waxahachie hosts the annual weekend English Renaissance festival set in a medieval village with jousters, knights, damsels, living chess matches, falconry, sheep-herding, a Royal Hall of Armour, food, beer, wine, and continuous entertainment and craft demonstrations. Weekends through June 18. 10 a. m. -7 p. m., rain or shine. I-35E, Exit 399A, Waxahachie. Information: 214-938-FAIR(3247).

IRVING HERITAGE FESTIVAL. Fifth annual old-fashioned family festival with entertainment by Vince Vance and the Valiants, arts and crafts exhibits, heritage crafters, food, and historic home tours, June 17-18. Saturday, 10 a. m, -6 p. m.; Sunday, 2 p. m. -5 p. m. Historic Downtown Irving, Main at Second, Irving. Information: 214-721-2426.

MCKINNEY JUBILEE. Benefiting various nonprofit organizations, the day-long event includes arts and crafts, entertainment, a barbecue lunch, and children’s activities. June 3. 10 a. m. -6 p. m. Wesley United Methodist Church, 2705 Virginia Parkway. McKinney. Information: 214-242-8599.

FARMERS BRANCH FOLKLORE FESTIVAL. From humorist Bill Oliver and a Celtic band to the Dallas Symphony and the Old Crusty Minstrels, this 10th annual festival includes an array of continuous musical entertainment in addition to arts and crafts, hay rides, dancing, reenactments of early Texas history, a petting zoo, pony rides, and tours of historical buildings. June 3 and 4. Saturday, 10 a. m. -6 p. m. (Dallas Symphony Orchestra performs free concert from 7: 30 p. m. -9: 30 p. m. ); Sunday, noon-5 p. m. Farmers Brunch Historical Park, Farmers Branch Lane and Demon Drive (northeast quadrant of LBJ Freeway and 1-35), Fanners Branch. Information: 214-788-2000.

CHISHOLM TRAIL ROUND-UP & CHIEF QUANAH PARKER COMANCHE POWWOW. Fort Worth celebrates its heritage as the last major stop on the legendary Chisholm Trail with a three-day festival, rodeo, and powwow in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards. June 16-18. Friday, 5 p. m. -1 a. m.; Saturday, 11 a. m. -1 a. m.; Sunday, 11 a. m. -8 p. m.. Historic Fort Worth Stockyards. Information: 817-625-7005.

FOSSIL RIM WOLF HOWL. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center sponsors a family event that a behind-the-scenes tour to see wolves on the preserve. A dinner, complete with stories of wolf lore, leads up to the main event-a wolf howl. Experienced wolf callers will howl in an attempt to start the rarely heard calls of the Mexican and red wolves. Guests can then test their howling skills in a wolf howl contest for prizes. June 16 and 17. Check in time 4 p. m. 3 miles southwest of Glen Rose on State Hwy. 67 off County Road 2008, Glen Rose. Information. and reservations. 817-897-2960.

PIONEER HERITAGE FESTIVAL. Samuell Farm offers two days of old-fashioned musical entertainment, puppet shows, fishing, tractor pulls, hayrides, and demonstrations of crafts-from-the-past such as spinning, weaving, and soap-making. Visitors are asked to bring their own fishing bait and tackle and may bring picnic lunches. June 10 and 11. 8: 30 a. m. -5 p. m. 100 East Highway 80, Mesquite. Information: 214-670-8263 or 800-670-FARM(3276).

TEXAS SCOTTISH FESTIVAL & HIGHLAND GAMES. From baypipe and drum contests to ath-letic competitions between the U. S and Canada, the ninth annual festival unites more than 60 Scottish clans. The celebration features Scottish foods, ale, Celtic art seminars, falconry demonstrations, a medieval Scotland area, British sports cars, a sheepdog demonstration, and continuous musical entertainment. June 2-4. Advance activities are on Friday; Saturday, 9 a. m, -9 p. m.; Ceilidh (Scottish party) at 9 p. m. Saturday; Sunday, 9 a. m. 6 p. m. Maverick Stadium, University of Texas, Arlington. Information: metro 817-654-2293.


WAXAHACHIE GINGERBREAD TRAIL. Waxahachie hosts its annual historic home tour, kicking off a month-long 100th birthday party for the county courthouse. Tour five vintage private homes and the courthouse, then attend an antique show and sale on the town square, an arts and crafts fair, an old-time Matn Streetparade, and Civil War and roaring 70s reenactments. Complimentary bus transportation is provided between all events. June 3 and 4. 10 a. m. -6 p. m. Court House Square. Information: 214-937-0681.

NATIONAL POND TOUR. The North Texas Water Garden Society hosts a tour of private water gardens, water lily ponds, and Koi ponds in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. June 24 and 25. 10 a. m. -6 p. m. Maps and tickets available at Doubletree Guest Quarter Suites Hotel, Valley View and Highway 183. Information: 800-742-4701.

GREATER NORTH TEXAS ORCHID SOCETY EXHIBIT. This table-top exhibit features many easy-to-grow Southwest varieties of orchids. June 17 and 18. 10 a. m-6 p. m. daily. The Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas. Information: 214-327-8263.

MCKINNEY 1995 PARADE OF HOMES. Showcasing six custom, professionally decorated homes, this year’s tour takes place within the residential village of Wellington Point in Stonebridge Ranch in McKinney. Geared for families, the event includes children’s activities, entertainment, and food and beverages. The home tour benefits the Autistic Treatment Center. June 17- July 4. Monday-Friday, noon-9 p. m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a. m. -9 p. m. Stonebridge Ranch, exit 40 (Virginia Parkway), McKinney. Information and directions: 214-529-5988.


FORT WORTH MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND HISTORY. The museum sponsors Busytown, an interactive science exhibit featuring the well-known work of author/illustrator Richard Scarry. Children can play the part of a factory worker, crane operator, or carpenter as they count., son, and build, Through May 7. Monday, 9 a. m. -5 p. m.; Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a. m. -8 p. m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a. m. -9 p. m.; Sunday, noon-8 p. m. 150) Montgomery Street, Fort Worth. Information: 817-654-1356.

THE DALLAS ARBORETUM. The Arboretum sponsors Kids’ Nature- Club, an activity-packed two hours for children ages 6 to 12. Sessions include hands-on activities such as digging in the din to plant a marigold, getting personal with crawly creatures, or being a living part of a nature web. Reservations must be made in advance and be accompanied with a $25 deposit, which will be refunded upon the child’s arrival. Ages 6-8, 10 a. m. noon; ages 8-12, 1 p. m. -3 p. m.. All sessions are held during the weeks of June 5 through 30. 8525 Garland Road, Dallas. Information and reservations: 214-327-8263.

CABA MANAMA. Casa Mariana Theatre presents Annie Warbucks, the sequel to the Broadway hit Annie. Annie must return to the orphanage if Daddy Warbucks cannot find a suitable mother for her. June 20- July 2. Tuesday-Friday, 8 p. m.; Saturday, 2 p. m. and 8 p. m.; Sunday, 2 p. m. 3101 West Lancaster, Fort Worth. Information and tickets: 817-332-2272.

DALLAS MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY. The Magic School Bus: Insider the Earth. Children join Ms. Frazzle and her class as they explore the inner crust of the earth. Monday-Saturday, 9 a. m. 5 p. m.; Sunday, 11 a. m. – 5: 30 p. m. Fair Park, Dallas. Information: 214-421-DINO(3466).

DAIRY DAY AT OLD CITY PARK. Old City Park hosts an old-fashioned Texas dairy fair with cow milking, a milk mustache contest, games, music, entertainment, storytelling, a puppet show, and plenty of free dairy samples. June 3. 10 a. m. – 5 p. m. 1717 Gano Street, Dallas. Informntion: 214-421-5141.

DALLAS ZOO. Rainforest Puppet Theatre hosts the staging of “The Misadventure of Snakeman, ” the story of a young boy who is temporarily turned into a snake by Mother Nature and learns some impor-tant lessons about the value of reptiles. Written and produced by the Dallas Puppet Theater, the show is presented on a regular weekend basis. Bird & Reptile Building, 621 East Clarendon Drive. Dallas. Information: 214-670-6842.

RICHARDSON CHILDREN’S THEATRE. Trial of the Big Bad Wolf is a musical comedy about what would happen if the wolf was asked to justify his behavior before the proper authorities- Geared for ages 3-abult. June 14, 7: 30 p. m.; June 15, 10 a. m., 7: 30 p. m. Little Red is a comedic retelling of the classic tale of the perils of Little Red Riding Hood, her grandmother, and the tormented wolf. Adapted by local playwright Kitty. Beleric. June 27 and 28. 10 a. m. and 7: 30 p. m. University of Texas at Dallas Theatre, Floyd and Campbell Roads, Richardson. Information and tickets: 214-690-5029.

THE SCIENCE PLACE. The Science Place hosts a behind-the-scenes tour of how the special effects in movies are accomplished. SFX2: The Art and Science of Movie Magie includes robots, models, and animation from such movie hits as Batman, The Wizard of Oz, Return of the Jedi and Mrs. Doubtfire. Through September 4-Monday Sunday 9: 30 a. m. -5: 30 p. m, Pair Park, Dallas. Information: 214-428-5555, extension 343 or 344.

DALLAS CHILDREN’S THEATER. Sherlock Holmes and Hit Baker Street Irregulars follows the well-known detective and his sidekick Dr. Watson as they tackle a case with the help of a gang of crafty young street urchins. Geared fat children ages 3-11. June 2-18. Friday, 7: 30 p. m.; Saturday, 10: 30 a. m., 1: 30 p. m.; Sunday, 1: 30 p. m. and 4 p. m. El Centro Theater, corner of Main and Market Streets, Dallas. Information and tickets: 214-978-0110.


EVOLUTION OF JAZZ. KERA 90. 1 FM’s Kim Corbet hosts a tour-pan talk series tracing the development of this music form. Four consecutive Wednesdays beginning June 7. 7 p. m. McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 3120 McKinney Avenue at Bowen, Dallas. Information: 214-953-1212.

REEL/REAL WRITERS. Poet Martha Heimbers hosts a discussion following a videotaped reading by Sharon Olds. June 15. 7 p. m. McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 3120 McKinney Avenue at Bowen, Dallas. Information: 214-953-1212.


TURTLE CREEK CHORALE & THE FORT WORTH SYMPHONY. With full symphony orchestra accompaniment, the chorale performs selections from Brahms, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Mozart and Strauss in its season finale. June 11 and 14. 8 p. m. The Morton H, Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora Street, Dallas. Tickets: 214-520-ARTS(2787).

WOMEN’S CHORUS OF DALLAS. “What’s In a Name?” is the title tor the season finale featuring guest artists Flutes Unlimited. The repertoire includes a salute to women of the ’50s and ’60s who had rock and roll hits. The chorus also performs selections from such works as “Ave Maria, ” “Joanna, ” and the folk classic “Barbara Allen. ” June 25. 8 p. m. The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora Street, Dallas. Tickets: 214-520-ARTS(2787).

HISPANIC FESTIVAL. With guest conductor Hector Guzman, the Dallas Symphony performs “Carmen, ” Gershwin’s Cuban Overture, Huizar’s Pueblerinas, and Saim-Saens’ Organ Symphony. Doors open at 7 p. m. with pre-concert lobby festivities. Free. First come-first served. June 2. Concert, 8 p. m. Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora Street, Dallas. Information: 214-692-0203.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN FESTIVAL. The Dallas Symphony Association presents more than 20 visual and performing artists performing pieces ranging from African drumming to Beethoven. Free. June 9. 8 p. m. Doors open at 7 p. m. for preconcert lobby festivities with concert beginning at 8 p. m. First come-first served. Morton H, Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora Street, Dallas. Information: 214-692-0203.

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF SUMMER. The Dallas Symphony orchestra performs a concert under the stars. Free. June I. 8 p. m. Esplanade in front of the Hall of State, Fair Park, Dallas, Information: 692-0203.

GOSPELFEST. Choirs, bands, and soloists perform an inspirational program of gospel selections. Produced by the Arts District Friends and free to the public. June 4. 4 p. m. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora Street, Dallas. Information: 214-953-1985.

PLANO SUMMER JAM. Unplugged musicians and visitors gather in the open-air gazebo to enjoy the strummings and pickings of bluegrass, folk, Celtic, country, classical, and mountain music. Patrons may bring lawn chairs, and the children can entertain themselves on the playground and with the resident farm animals. June 17. 6 p. m. -11 p. m. Fairview Farms, Central Expressway at Parker, exit 30, Piano. Information: 214-424-2254.

RICHARDSON CONCERTS ON THE LAWN. The Richardson Community Band presents outdoor concerts featuring a variety of musical styles. Patrons are encouraged to bring blankets, picnics, and lawn chairs. Free. June 4 and 18. 7 p. m. Richardson Civic Center, 411 West Arapaho, Richardson. Information: 214-348-6381.


DOC SEVERINSEN Doc Severinsen performs An Evening of Neopolitan Delights with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra featuring selections from Puccini, Paganini, and Verdi. June 27. 8: 15 p. m. Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora Street, Dallas. Information and tickets: 214-692-0203.


MESQUITE CHAMPIONSHIP RODEO. Bucking bulls, dartdevil clowns, high-flying broncos, steer wrestlers, barrel racers, and professional cowboys perform in the rodeo’s 37th championship season. The Mesquite Arena sports a children’s petting zoo, pony rides, and an all-you-can-eat barbecue buffet as well. Through September 30. Friday and Saturday evenings. Gates open at 6: 30 p. m.; rodeo begins at 8 p. m. Mesquite Arena, 1818 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite. Information: 214-285-8777.

TEXAS RANGERS. The Texas Rangers play ball in their second season at their new Ballpark. Home games:

June 1 Minnesota 7: 35 p. m.

June 2 Minnesota 7: 35 p. m.

June 3 Minnesota 7: 35 p. m.

June 4 Minnesota 2: 05 p. m.

June 5 Kansas City 7: 35 p. m.

June 6 Kansas City 7: 35 p. m.

June 7 Kansas City 7: 35 p. m.

June 9 Chicago 7: 35 p. m.

June 10 Chicago 7: 35 p. m.

June 11 Chicago 7: 05 p. m.

June 23 Oakland 7: 35 p. m.

June 24 Oakland 7: 35 p. m.

June 25 Oakland 7: 05 p. m.

June 26 Oakland 7: 35 p. m.

June 27 California 7: 35 p. m.

June 28 California 7: 35 p. m.

June 29 California 7: 35 p. m.

The Ballpark in Arlington, 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington. Information: 817-273-5100.


THE DALLAS 500. A mini-car race-featuring NASCAR-style race vehicles with fiberglass bodies that can achieve a top speed of 30 miles per hour-winds through the West End Historical District. The race benefits the Dallas Chapter of the American Diabetes Association. June 6. 11 a. m. -5 p. m. West End, Dallas. Information: 214-392-1181.

HOOP IT UP. Yes, it’s time again for players of all ages, both genders, varying heights and all ranges of talent to test their prowess in the Dallas-born (and now world-renowned) streetball tournament, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. See our Main Attractions for more information. Official entry forms are available at all area Foot Locker locations. Entry deadline is June 16. June 24 and 25. Saturday, 9 a. m. noon, 1 p. m. 4 p. m.; Sunday, 9 a. m. -3 p. m. Dallas West End, center court at Spaghetti Warehouse lot, Dallas. Information: 214-991-1110.

DALLAS REUNION PRO-AM. Seventy-eight senior PGA Tour players including Lee Trevino and defending champion Larry Gilbert compete for a purse of $82, 500 at the Oak Cliff Country Club benefiting charities such as the American Diabetes Association, The Family Place, and the Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center. June 13-18. Start times, Wednesday through Saturday, 7: 30 a. m.; Sunday, 8a. m. Oak Cliff Country Club, 2200 West Red Bird Lane. Pallas. Information: 214-827-4653.

PLANO RACE FOR THE CURE. Men and women tie on their running shoes to help find a cure for breast cancer. Sponsored by the Piano Chapter of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the fifth annual race’s proceeds go toward breast cancer research. Packet pick-up is at the lower level of Gillin Creek Mall’s JCPenney. June 3. 7: 40 a. m., aerobic warm-up; 8 a. m., race. JCPenney Home Office, 6501 Legacy Drive, Piano. Information: 214-867-5667.


MOTORCYCLE RACES. The third annual AMA Grand National Championship Half Mile Flat Track Motorcycle Races hit the dirt with wheels spinning. June 17. Trials, 6 p. m.; races, 8 p. m. Devils Bowl Speedway, 1711 Lawson Road, Mesquite. Reservations and information: 214-222-2421.


GREATER TUNA. Brent Briscoe and Greg Currie serve as the new stars of the third smallest town in Texas, where the residents view life from a slightly “right-sided” perspective. Tuesday-Friday, 8 p. m.; Saturday, 5 p. m. and 9 p. m.; Sunday, 3 p. m. and 7 p. m. The Anatole Hotel, 2201 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas. Information and tickers: 214-651-8400. Tickets only: 800-654-9545.

CINDERELLA. A Dallas Summer Musical presentation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein take on the classic. Phyllis Oilier stars as the wicked stepmother, Georgia Engel is the fairy godmother, and Cinderella and the Prince are performed by members ot the Joffrey II ballet troupe. Forty young local dancers ranging in age from 5 to 12 are cast in the production. June 6 through 18. First week: Tuesday-Sunday, 8 p. m,; Saturday-Sunday, 2 p. m. Second week: Tuesday-Saturday, 8 p. m.; Thursday and Saturday, 2 p. m. Music Hall, Fair Park, Dallas. Information and tickets: 214-373-8000.

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN. What a glorious feeling… The Mage version of the 1952 film classic, performed in assodation with the St. Louis Municipal Opera, is presented as part of the Dallas Summer Musicals. June 20 through July 2. First week: Tuesday-Sunday, 8 p. m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2 p. m. Second week: Tuesday-Saturday, 8 p. m.: Thursday and Saturday, 2 p. m. Music Hall, Fair Park, Dallas. Information and tickets: 214-373-8000.

CAMELOT. The Garland Summer Musicals stages Lerner and Loewe’s medieval tale of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table. June 16, 17, 23-25. Friday and Saturday, 8 p. m.; Sunday, 2 p. m. Garland Center for the Performing Arts, 5th and Austin Street, downtown Garland. Information and tickets: 214-205-2790.

THE BIG D FESTIVAL OF THE UNEXPECTED. Cutting-edge theater with plays penned by either established or up-and-coming playwrights. Headlining this year’s festival are Mump and Smoot, the Clowns of Horror. Through June 18. Kalita Humphries Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas. Tickets and information: 214-522-8499.

PITCHFORK DISNEY. The Kitchen Dor Theatre stages the American premiere of Philip Ridley’s award-winning dark comedy set in a futuristic wasteland. May 11 through June 3. Thursday-Saturday. 8 p. m. (MAC) McKinney Avenue Contemporary Theatre, 3120 McKinney Avenue, Dallas. Tickets: 214-520-ARTS.

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE. Field Trip Productions brings to life the political satire depicting events in the year 2004. This unique interpretation is staged in The Arcadia and involves a computer-driven, effects-laden light grid, lasers, and a towering video projection screen, Through June 3. The Arcadia, 2005 Greenville Avenue, Dallas. Tickers: 373-8000 or at the door. Information: 214-891-1856.

THE COW PATTYS. A Casa Msnana production of a one-of-a-kind musical comedy- act. June 1-August 27. Thursday and Friday, 8 p. m.; Saturday, 5 p. m., 9 p. m.; Sunday, 2 p. m. Casa’s Theatre On the Square, 109 East Third, Fort Worth. Tickets and information: 817-332-2272.

THE ROOSEVELTS. Enjoy an English tea buffet while watching a play about this prominent political family. Presented by Tea Set Productions. June 25. 3: 30 p. m. -5 p. m. The Westin Hotel, 13340 Dallas Parkway, Dallas. Tickets and information: 214-341-7747.

A FEW GOOD MEN. Theatre Arlington presents [he story of two young Marines who are cried for roles in the death of a fellow officer while serving at a U. S. military base in Guantanamo Bay. June 9-July 1. Thursday through Saturday, 8: 15 p. m.; June 25 matinee, 2 p. m. 305 West Main Street,. Arlington. Information: 817-275-7661.

CRIMES OF THE HEART. The Richardson Theatre Centre brings to life this southern-style contemporary comedy. June 22-July 22. Thursday-Saturday, 8 p. m. 718 Canyon Creek Square, Richardson. Information and tickets: 214-699-1130.

SABRIINA FAlR. The Piano Repertory Theatre stages a reworked version of the Cinderella fable, setting it on a lavish country estate on the north shore of Long Island. June 2-June 25. Friday and Saturday, 8: 15 p. m.; Sunday, 2: 15 p. m. ArtCentre Theatre, 1028 15th Place, Historic Downtown Piano. Tickets and information: 214-422-7460.

THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY. New Theatre Company presents a new adaptation of the Oscar Wilde tale about the consequences and corrup-tive powers of obsessive vanity. June I-June 24. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, 8 p. m. Swiss Avenue Theater Center, 2700 Swiss Avenue, Dallas. Reservations: 214-520-ARTS.

AS YOU LIKE IT. The Shakespeare Festival of Dallas presents an outdoor production in the amphitheater of Samuell-Grand Park. Bring your own blanket, lawn chair, and picnic. Free. Seating is on a first come-first served basis with gates open to the general public at 7: 30 p. m. June 13-July 2. Tuesday through Sunday, 8 p. m. Corner of Samuell Boulevard and East Grand Avenue, Dallas. Information: 214-497-1526.

XSR: DIE! Pegasus Theatre stages the second of a series of six plays chronicling the adventures of would-be actor turned would-be detective Harry Hunsacker. Through June 10. Thursday-Saturday, 8: 15 p. m.; Sunday, 7 p. m. 3916 Main Street, Dallas. Information and reservations: 214-821-6005 or 214-787-1500.

AVANT-BARD. Extra Virgin Performance Cooperative presents a collection of four playful, cabaret-style revues, each of which addresses a set of contemporary social issues, hut whose texts are all drawn from Shakespeare. Through June 17. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p. m.; Sundays, 7 p. m. The Hickory Street Annex, 501 Second Avenue in Deep Ellum. Dallas. Reservations: 214-941-3664.

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. Theatre on the Hill stages an outdoor Shakespearean comedy. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, June 15-july 1. 8 P. m. Theatre on the Hill, FM 1382 and Old Strauss Road (Mapsco #71B-X), Dallas. Information: 214-291-6383.

THE GOLDEN PYRAMID. Moosyn Productions brings to life the comedy about five women dealing with one woman’s fears and insecurities. Through June 4. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 8 p. m.; Sunday, 3 p. m. No performance Sunday, May 28. Theatre Three II, in the Quadrangle, Dallas. Reservations or information: 214-497-1773.


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