Murder on the Nile. The Richardson Theatre Centre presents the Agatha Christie classic of murder, intrigue, and the savvy know-how of Hercule Poiret. Through October 7. Thursday-Saturday, S p.m. Richardson Theatre Centre, 718 Canyon Creek Square, Richardson. Information: 214-699-1130.
The Glass Menagerie. The Piano Repertory Theatre stages the Tennessee Williams classic. Through October 1, Friday & Saturday, 8:15 p.m.; Sunday, 2:15 p.m. ArtCentre Theatre, 1028 15th PI., Historic Downtown Piano, Tickets: 214-422-7460.
The Price. Theatre Three stages Arthur Miller’s tale examining the father and son relationship as two brothers come back to settle their father’s estate. They end up clashing over the meaning of their father’s life. Through October 22. Show times are Tuesday-Saturday, 8:15 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 2:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Theatre Three, 2800 Routh St., Dallas. Tickets; 214-871-3300.
The Phantom of the Opera. The Dallas Summer Musicals presents Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical version of the hideously deformed Phantom who lurks beneath the stage of the Paris Opera, terrorizing its occupants until he falls in love with a young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to nurturing her talents. Through October 14. Tuesday-Sunday, 8 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 2 p.m. Special matinee on October 11, 2 p.m.; special evening performance on October 9, 8 p.m. Music Hall, Fair Park, Dallas. Tickets: 214-373-8000 or 214-647-5700.
The Conquest of the South Pole. The New Theatre Company stages the black comedy about a group of vaudevillians contemplating suicide while searching for the perfect punch line. The characters get lost in the day’s laundry and emerge as heroes in this fanciful look at human imagination and determination. Through October 7. Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m. Swiss Avenue Theater Center, 2700 Swiss Ave., Dallas. Tickets: 214-520-ARTS.
Guys and [tolls. The Garland Civic Theatre kicks up its heels in the musical fable based on Damon Runyon’swritings of life along Broadway.October 1,2 p.m. Garland Performing Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St., Garland. Tickets: 214-205-2790.
The Invisible Circus. The Dallas Theater Center opens its new season with the elegant Parisian duo of Victoria Chaplin and Jean-Baptiste Thierree in a theatrical event that has elements of Harpo Marx, Monty Python, and the Flying Wallendas. An elastic contortionist who transforms herself into flora and fauna, Victoria is accompanied by her zany sidekick, who has mastered chameleon-like characterizations. Their one-ring stage show features whimsical comedy, gravity-defying antics, and live animals. Through October 15. Tuesday-Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Arts District Theater, 2401 Flora St., Dallas. Tickets: 214-522 -TIXX.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. This show is a soft-rock fantasy from the creators of mega-musicals “Evita” and “Cats.” Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice mix country and western, calypso, ’50s rock “n’ roll and acid rock into a rollicking musical for all ages based on the biblical story of Joseph and his brothers. Through October 28. Thursday-Saturday, 8:15 p.m. Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main St., Arlington. Tickets: 817-275-7661.
Little Shop of Horrors. This comedic musical tale of horticultural horror about a nerdy, skid row botanist befriended by a giant man-eating plant from outer space is staged by the Piano Repertory Theatre. The show is complete with outlandish characters and campy ’60s music. Octobet 27-November 19. Friday & Saturday, 8:15 p.m.; Sunday,2:15 p.m. ArtCentre Theatre, 1028 15th PI., Historic Downtown Piano. Tickets: 214422-7460.
Ohio Tip-Off. The Dallas Theater Center plays court to a slice-of-life look at what lies beneath the surface of professional basketball. Directed by Kenny Leon of Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre, the story is about a struggling minor-league team set to play a game knowing that a scout from a top professional NBA team is looking for a player. But the competition cancels, forcing the members of the struggling team to pit themselves against one another in a game of one-on-one where winner takes all and the losers go on dreaming of life in the “Big Time.” October 26-November 19. Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sunday,2 p.m. &7:30 p.m. Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas. Tickets: 214-522 TIXX.
Stand-Up Tragedy. Quad C Theatre presents a contemporary adult, gang-focused drama set in an inner-city high school addressing the role of society’s social standards in today’s educational crisis. October 12-14 & October 19-21, 8 p.m.; October 15,21 & 22, 2:15 p.m. Quad C Theatre, Collin County Community College, John Anthony Theater, 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwv,, Piano. Tickets: 214-881-5809.
Vacation at Sunflower Ranch. A dinner theater production of an original musical featuring favorite country and western tunes in a story about a visit to a fictional dude ranch hosted by a charming foreman. The evening also includes an auction benefiting the Richardson Children’s Theatre. October 28, 7 p.m. Omni Hotel, Campbell and Central, Richardson. Tickets: 214-690-5029 or 214-437-0360.
Enrico IV. The University of Dallas drama department stages the play by Italian author and Nobel Prize winner, Luigi Pirandello, about a modern Italian nobleman who ends his 20-year charade of pretending to be an 11th-century emperor. October 24-28 & October 31-November 4, 8 p.m. University of Dallas, Margaret Jonsson Theater, 1845 E. Northgate Dr., Irving. Tickets: 214-721-5314.
Diamond Gab Evening. The Department of Ballet and Modern Dance together with the TCU Fine Arts Guild present a scholarship benefit featuring the choreography and staging of international ballet artist Fernando Bujones and the TCU dance faculty. October 26-28, 8 p.m.; October 29, 2 p.m. Texas Christian University, Ed n-dreth Auditorium, Fort Worth. Tickets; 817-921-7626 or 817-921-7615.
Vampire Follies: La Cage des Vampyres. In celebration of Halloween, creatures that fly through the night, and Anne Rice novels. Ballet Dallas soars into its seventh season with a performance choreographed by internationally renowned choreographer, James Clouser. October 27-29. Friday & Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. The Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm Street, Dallas. Information and rickets: 214-373-8000 or214-748-3930.
MOMIX. TITAS (The International Theatrical Arts Society) presents as part of their “TITAS Touch” season this innovative troupe that mixes multi-media aspects with dance in their salute to the national pastime in a 17-segment work enti-ded “Baseball.” Among the featured pieces, utilizing zany and exuberant touches, are a giant mitt whose digits are dancers in sacks, a beer barrel ballet, and a segment that likens the movement of a pitch to a finely-honed dance step. October 13 & 14, 8 p.m. McFarlin Auditorium, SMU Campus, Dallas. Information and tickets: 214-528-5576.
Dallas Museum of Art’s Classical Music Concerts. The Dallas Classic Guitar Society presents local classical guitarist, Randall Nye, as he showcases his expertise and talents in an afternoon concert. October 21, 3 p.m. The Fine Arts Chamber Players’ Ellen Rose, principal violist of the Dallas Symphony, performs a program of classical string music. October 28, 3 p.m. The Dallas Museum of Art, Horchow Auditorium, 1717N. Harwood, Dallas. Information: 214-922-1229.
Dallas Classic Guitar Society. Conservatory trained guitarist Badi Assad combines acrobatic vocals and complex percussion for an electrifying debut performance. October 7, 8 p.m. The Majestic Theater, 1925 Elm St,, Dallas. Information: 214-528-3733.
Piano Chamber Orchestra. A small ensemble of the Piano Chamber Orchestra performs Sounds of Halloween, a repertoire that conjures up images of ghosts, goblins, and ghouls with selected pieces from Beethoven and Stravinsky. October 21.8:15 p.m. St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 1401 Mira Vista Blvd., Piano. Information and tickets: 214-985-1983.
The Dallas Symphony Classical Series. Conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson, along with pianist Fabio Bidini, perform a program fealuring Mussorgsky, Khachaturian, and Shostakovich. October 5 through October 8. Violinist Emanuel Borok under the direction of guest conductor Alexander Lazarev bring to life the works of Mozart, Prokofiev, and Miaskovsky. October 19-22. Times for both concerts are Thursday-Saturday, 8:15 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas. Tickets: 214-692-0203.
JCPenney SuperPops Concerts. Comic Bob Newhart makes his Meyerson debut in an evening of fun, lively entertainment for which he has become world-famous. October 27 & 28, 8:15 p.m.; October 29, 2:30 p.m. Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas. Tickets: 214-692-0203.
James Taylor. The Dallas Pops Orchestra welcomes the singer/songwriter in a performance that will include Taylor’s popular hits “Carolina On My Mind” and “Steamroller.” October 26, 8:15 p.m. Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas. Tickets: 214-692-0203.
Cliburn Concert. Pianist Christopher Taylor performs with a style and intensity that won him die Bronze Medal at the Ninth Annual Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. October 12, 8 p.m. Texas Christian University, Ed Landreth Auditorium, Fort Worth. Information and tickets: 817-335-9000.
Levy Concert Series. The Swedish Trio Drottningholm with award-winning recorder artist Dan Laurin perform a rare U.S. concert as the kickoff for the fifth season of the Meryl P. Levy Gallery Concert Series. October 7, 3 p.m. Free. The Dallas Museum of Art, Horchow Auditorium, 1717 N. Harwood, Dallas. Information: 214-922-1229.
The Turtle Creek Chorale. The Millennium: 1000-1995 is the theme for the new season of three evening extravaganzas featuring a repertoire of masterpieces from the last nine centuries. The U.S. premier of MISSA II by Hungarian Gyorgy Orban will feature musical accompaniments by The Southern Methodist University Symphony Orchestra, organist Susan Ferreof the Texas Baroque Ensemble, and The Women’s Chorus of Dallas. October 15, 17 & 18, 8 p.m. Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas. Tickets: 2I4-520-ARTS.
Grand Cliburn Concert. World-famous instrumentalist Martha Argerich teams with violinist Gidon Kremer in a combined display of artistry, showmanship, and energy. October 25, 8 p.m. Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas. Information and tickets: 817-335-9000.
The Colberts/Jewish Community Center Concert Series. A cabaret concert featuring three-time Tony Award winning composer Charles Strouse. He will showcase his original music scores, including those from “Annie,” “Applause.” and “Bye Bye Birdie.” The special evening performance is planned in conjunction with the Southern Methodist University Meadows Museum exhibit of “From the Ends of the Earth: Judaic Treasures of the Library of Congress.” October7,8 p.m. Caruth Auditorium, Meadows School of the Arts, SMU Campus, Dallas. Tickets: 214-739-2737.
Irving Symphony Orchestra. Under the direction of Hector Guzman, the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Porter, Berlin, and others is celebrated in “A Salute to Broadway.” October 28,8 p.m. Irving Arts Center, Carpenter Performance Hall, Irving. Information and tickets: 214-831-8818.
Richardson Symphony Orchestra. Christened the “Season to Remember,” the 34th musical season under the baton of maestro Anshel Brusilow features pianist Alexander Toradze performing selected works from Smetana, Rachmaninov, and Brahms. October 14, 8 p.m. Richardson High School. 1250 W. Belt Line Rd., Dallas. Information: 214-234-4195.
Diana Ross. One of Motown’s most famous alumna appears in a benefit performance for the Dallas Black Dance Theatre. October 22, 8 p.m. Fair Park Music Hall, Dallas. Information and tickets: 214-520-ARTS.
Jewish Folk Music. The Heritage Farmstead Museum hosts Austin Klezmorin, an East European Jewish folk music band, performing as part of Celebrate Piano ’95, October 1,8 p.m.-l 1 p.m. Heritage Farmstead Museum, 1900 W, 15th St., Piano. Tickets: 214-881-0140.
Art & Artifacts
African-American Museum. Invoking the Spirit. A photographic essay exhibit, compiled from the 25-year research of photojournalist Chester Higgins, Jr., documents the diversity of the global African religious experience. Through October 30. Connections: African Vision In African American Art. Within the context of an American system of values and customs, this exhibit explores the influence of the African belief system on African American art depicting religion, social fife, and other secular themes. Through July 28, 1996. 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 Ave., Fair Park, Dallas. Information: 214-565-9026.
Amon Carter Museum. Canyonland Visions. This exhibit will include two collections-one in watercolor and one in photographs. “Wild River, Timeless Canyons: Balduin Mollhausen, Early Artist of the Colorado” is a long-lost set of 47 watercolors by the Prussian artist who served as the illustrator for the 1857 Ives expedition that discovered the Grand Canyon and first documented the exploration of the Colorado River. This work is on display for the first time. The exhibit chronicles the history of the expedition and is accompanied by maps and other supplemental materials. The exhibit also features a photographic display complementing the Mollhausen pieces. Taken from the mid-19th century to the present, the photos are of picturesque arches, isolated buttes, and weathered canyons of the Colorado River region. Through November 12. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. Information: 817-738-1933.
Arlington Museum of Art. Digital Dramas. Texas artists create virtual masterpieces with computer-generated photographic art and interactive videos. From commentaries on American political systems to recreations of fantasy worlds, high and low tech collide as 15 artists explore art imagery- Through October 21, Wednesday–Sarurday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Arlington Museum of Art, 201 W. Main St., Arlington. Information; 817-275-4600.
Biblical Arts Center. Millennium. Images of the Rapture, Revelations, and Other Last-Day Prophecies of the Bible. Through November 26. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. The Biblical Arts Center, 7500 Park Ln., Dallas. Information: 214-691-4661.
Dallas Museum of Art. Across Continents and Cultures: The Art and Life of Henry Ossawa Tanner. A survey of the career of the internationally renowned African-American and how he portrayed his heritage through art. Through December 51. Selections from The Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Collection. From the abstract visual form of an Aramaic chant to randomly shaped sculptures fabricated from painted aluminum, the exhibit features mixed media relief sculpture, geometric solid forms, prints by Jasper Johns, and work by Israeli artist Micha Ullman. Ongoing. American Hooked Rugs. Tracing the evolution of rug hooking techniques and designs from the 19th and 20th centuries, this comprehensive collection features examples of architectural, geometric, animal, and floral patterns. Through December 31, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday & holidays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood, Dallas. Information: 214-922-1200.
Dallas Museum of Natural History. Two Eagles/Dos Aguilas: A Natural History of the Mexican-U.S. Borderlands. A color photo exhibit celebrating the diversity and beauty of the borderlands revealing a natural world obscured by political boundaries. Through January 21, 1996. The museum is open Monday-Saturday, 9a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Dallas Museum of Natural History. 3535 Grand Ave., Fair Park. Dallas. Information: 214–121-DINO.
Dallas Public Library. From Clay Tablets To Compact Disks. This exhibit traces the history of the book from its earliest origins to the present. Included in the exhibit are rare artifacts and man-uscripcs 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 & 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.
Dallas Visual Art Center. Mosaics Series. An exhibit highlighting the printmaking talents of Hispanic artist Eduardo Garcia. Through November 10. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m,-5 p.m.; Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Dallas Visual Art Center. 2917 Swiss Ave., Dallas. Information: 214-821-2522.
Joel Cooner Gallery. Specializing in fine tribal, pre-Columbian and Asian art, the gallery’s current exhibit is the African headdress and pre-Colonial African currency. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday by appointment. Joel Cooner Gallery, 1605 Dragon St., Dallas. Information: 214-747-3603,
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass Inc. From stacked glass sculptures to fused glass and silver jewelry, the unique exhibit features the works of various artists from around the country including Mary Kay Simoni, Claire Maunsell.JamesNowack, and Orly Lindsey. Through October 8. Third Annual Jewelry Invitational. One-of-a-kind glass and glass/mixed jewelry constructed by artists nationwide are featured in an exhibit collection of limited edition media. The opening reception is October 13 from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., with the exhibit continuing through November 12. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass Inc., Village on the Parkway. 5100 Belt Line Rd? Ste. 820, Dallas. Information: 214-239-7957.
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The Studio Museum in Harlem: 25 Years of African-American Art. An exhibit, organized in 1993 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Studio Museum in Harlem, features nearly four dozen paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures highlighting the important contributions made by African-American artists in the past 25 years. Through October 1. Robert Rauschenberg: Sculpture. In celebration of the artist’s 70th birthday, more than 50 pieces of Rauschenberg’s works from private and public collections are assembled into an exhibit spanning his career from the 1950s to the present. October 22-December 31. Museum hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 1309 Montgomery St., Fort Worth. Information: 817-738-9215.
The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (MAC). Gang Warfare. Visual artists present their works via video monitors accompanying artwork in a jointly sponsored exhibit with the Independent Art Space in London. Through October 29. Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. The McKinney Avenue Contemporary. 3120 McKinney Ave., Dallas. Information”: 214-953-1212 or 214-953-lMAC.
Southern Methodist University Meadows Museum. From the Ends of the Earth: Judaic Treasures of the Library of Congress. In partnership with the Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, the museum presents a collection representing aspects of Jewish history and experience. It features tributes to Yiddish theater and Jewish composers as well as Jewish contributions in philosophy, law, science, and the founding and early history of the United States of America. Through November 12. Monday, Tuesday, Friday & Saturday. !0 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).
Southern Methodist University DeGolyer Library.Visionaries and Rebels: American Literature After the Atom Bomb. The Friends of the SMU Libraries celebrates its 25th anniversary with an exhibit featuring more than 60 works from the Colophon Moderns Collection. The books published since 1950 include first editions by Edward Albee, Saul Bellow, Allen Ginsberg, Norman Mailer, Larry McMurtry, Joyce Carol Oates, Kurt Vonnegut, Anne Waldman. and Thomas Wolfe. Through November 17. Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. DeGolyer Library, SMU Campus, 6404 Hilltop Ln., Dallas. Information: 214-768-3225.
University of Dallas. Birds of North Central Texas. University biology professor and bird expert Warren Pulich lends his extensive collection of more than 100 area birds for display. Through October 11. History and Memory. The Haggar Gallery hosts an exhibit of sculpture, paintings, and two-dimensional artwork by three contemporary artists, including internationally known artist Paul Ramirez-Jonas of New York. Through October 14. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Free. University of Dallas, Haggar Gallery, 1845 E. Northgate Dr., Irving. Information: 214-721-5319.
Omni Theater: Yellowstone. From geysers to bison, this film explores the flora, fauna, and geologic wonders of a national treasure with zoom shots, fly-over panoramic views, and a never-betore-seen inside look down the mouth of Old Faithful. October 6-February29,1996. Film shown every 60 minutes on the half-hour. Monday, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tuesday -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 St., Fort Worth. Information; 817-732-1631 or metro 817-654-1356.
The USA Film Festival’s First Monday Classics. “Giant.” October2,7:30 p.m. AMC Glen Lakes Theatres, 9450 N. Central Expv. at Walnut Hill, Dallas. Information: 214-821-NEWS.
Robert Frank. The Friends of the SMU Libraries presents a series of films by Robert Frank in the CineMac. “Pull My Daisy” and “Energy and How to Get It,” October 6 & 7,8 p.m.; October 8,1:30 p.m. “This Song for Jack” and “Hunter,” October 13 & 14, 8 p.m.; October 15,1:30 p.m. “Conversations in Vermont” and “Life Dances On,” October 20 & 21, 8 p.m.; October 22,1:30 p.m. “C’est Vrai,” October 27 & 28, 8 p.m.; October 29, 1:30 p.m. The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 3120 McKinney Ave., Dallas. Information and tickets: 214-953-1212.
La Belle et la Bete. TITAS presents a multi-media opera by Philip Glass. Replacing jean Cocteau’s original soundtrack to the classic 1946 film, the ensuing score is performed by four opera singers backed by a seven- piece ensemble creating a new form of musical theater. October 19, 8 p.m. McFarlin Auditorium, SMU Campus, Dallas. Information and tickets: 214-528-5576.
Photography’s Influential History. Mitchell Byers presents a series of informal slide/lectures each Thursday in the CineMac. “The Photograph as a Document,” October 5; “The Snapshot Aesthetic,” October 12; and “Our Generation,” October 19. Lectures run from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 3120 McKinney Ave., Dallas. Information and registration: 214-953-1212 or 214-953-1MAC.
Artists Talk. Working artists skilled in various mediums share and discuss the creative process from inception to execution. October 4, Dottie Allen, mixed media; October 11, Michael Whitehead, painter; October 18, James Sullivan, sculptor; October 25, Joe Havel, sculptor. All seminars are free and begin at 7 p.m. The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 3120 McKinney Ave., Dallas. Information: 214-953-1212 or 214-953-1MAC.
Word of Mouth. The Writer’s Garret presents an afternoon reading of “A Night on the Rivet” by Dallas writers who have works published in The Sulphur River Review. In the CineMac, October 22,3 p.m. The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 3120 McKinney Ave., Dallas. Information and tickets: 214-953-1212 or 214-953-1MAC.
Moments with the Moderns. A reading series, “Reading Between the Lines,” stages two imaginary interviews presented in conjunction with the Writer’s Garret at the DeGolyer Library. Joe Stanco interviews Jack Kerouac played by Mark Hankla, October 5, 7:30 p.m; Glodean Baker-Gardner interviews James Baldwin as portrayed by actor Fred Gardner, October 12, 7:30 p.m; Poet Allen Ginsberg appears on video while Joe Stanco follows hosting a live discussion. October 26, 7:30 p.m. Atrium Room of the Hughes-Trigg Srudent Center, SMU Campus, Dallas. Information: 214-768-3225.
Julie and David Eisenhower. The In Person Author Lecture Series, sponsored by Richardson Friends of the Library, hosts the famous son and daughter in an evening lecture followed by a question-and-answer session and an autograph signing. October 12,8 p.m. The Richardson Civic Center, 411 W. Arapaho Rd., Richardson, Tickets and information: 214-238-4000.
Reel/Real Writers. Videotape of Pattiann Rogers followed by a live discussion hosted by Barbara Orlovsky. Free. October 29, 3 p.m. The McKin-ney Avenue Contemporary, 3120 McKinney Ave., Dallas. Information: 214-953-1212.
A Literary Overview of the Post-War Period. The Southwest Review celebrates its 80th anniversary with the Friends of the SMU Libraries, which is marking it 25th anniversary, by offering a panel discussion moderated by Southern Methodist University Professor of Literature Willard Spiegelman. October 19,7:30 p.m. Hughes-Trigg Student Center Theater, SMU Campus, Dallas. Information: 214-768-1036 or214-768-3225.
Wilma Mankiller. First woman to be elected principal chief of the Cherokee Nation shares her experiences of rebuilding the second largest Native American tribe in the country in a lecture sponsored by the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce’s “Distinguished Women Leaders Lecture Series.” October 5. Registration, 11:30 a.m.; lecture, noon-1:30 p.m. Sheraton Park Central Hotel, 12720 Merit Dr. at LBJ and Coit Road, Dallas. Reservations: 214-746-6769.
Kimbell Art Museum. Murder in Mesopotamia: Warfare and Violence in Assyrian An and History. Dr. Melissa Dowling, assistant professor of ancient history at Southern Methodist University, leads the evening’s discussion. October 13,6 p.m. Identifying Ethnicity in the An of the Ancient Ivory Carvers. Professor of classics at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Dr. Albert Leonard)Jr, shares his insights on ivory art work, October 27, 6 p.m. Kimbell An Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. Information: 817-332-8451 or metro 817-654-1034.
Home & Garden
Autumn at the Arboretum. “The Colors of Texas” is the theme Found throughout the 66-acre garden accented with more than 15,000 chrysanthemums and the Lone Star State’s natural flora displayed in a larger-than-life size Cowboy boot topiary along with ornamental grasses, fall-blooming azaleas, and acres of marigolds. Also, each weekend noted Texas gardening authors along with barbecue fare and live entertainment are part of the ongoing festivities for adults and children. October 7-November 5. Open daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Rd., Dallas. Information: 214-327-8263.
American Crafts Jubilee. The Heritage Farmstead Museum showcases American arts and crafts as pan of Celebrate Plano ’95 with slide shows, videos, and special tours of the 189! Farrell-Wilson House showcasing American art. Rounding out the Jubilee are live demonstrations of blacksmithing, pottery making, quilting, early American needleworking, doll making, and beekeeping. October 5, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Heritage Farmstead Museum, 1900 W. 15th St., Piano. Information: 214-881-0140.
Huffines Art Trails. With a playground nearby for the kids and concessions available, this come-rain-or-shine outdoor event features one-of-a-kind crafts by nationwide artists. Showcased during the two-day affair are pottery, jewelry, clothes, pens, and fountains. October 28 & 29, 9 a.m,-6 p.m. Huffines Park, Apollo and Piano roads, Richardson. Information: 214-783-8881.
Gateway Gallery. Artist Demonstration. Families meet with artist Lilia Estrada and take part in an interactive session. October 8, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Drop-In Art. Free children’s art activities focusing on Dia de los Muertos. Every Saturday, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Gateway Gallery. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood, Dallas. Information; 214-922-1200.
The Science Place. Star Trek: Federation Science. Roam the bridge of the Enterprise, visit the Transporter Room, watch yourself “beam down” to an alien planet, and see genuine artifacts such as phasers, costumes, tricorders, life-size alien models, and scenes from favorite episodes through an exhibit that shows how science relates to different areas of the Starship Enterprise. ThroughJanuary 1,1996. Monday-Sunday,9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The Science Place, Fair Park, Dallas. Information: 214-428-5555, extension 343 or 344.
Winnie the Pooh. The Dallas Children’s Theater presents Pooh, Eeyore, and the rest of the gang as they frolic in the 100 Aker Wood on a journey in search of honey for Pooh. The play is recommended for children ages 3 and older. Through October 8. Friday, 7:30p.m.; Saturday, 1:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. El Centro College Theater, Corner of Main and Market streets. Downtown Dallas. Information and tickets: 214-978-0110.
Mandalay Circus. The grassy banks of Lake Carolyn in the Las Colinas Urban Center serve as the backdrop to an authentic re-enactment of a turn-of-the-century circus. Antique horse-drawn circus wagons, an authentic circus parade with animals, and performers come to life in a one-ring circus and display produced by the Circus World Museum of Baraboo, Wisconsin. With intimate seating for 2,000, the audience is no more than 50 feet from the ring and is shaded under an embroidered big top. October 13-October 22. Circus parade, October 14, 10 a.m. Circus times: October 13 & 19, 7 p.m.; October 14 & 21,2 p.m., 5 p.m. & 8 p.m.; October 15 & 22,2 p.m. & 5 p.m.; October 17,18 & 20,1 p.m. & 7 p.m. Las Colinas Urban Center, Irving. Tickets: 214-831-1881.
Dia de la Raza. The Fort Worth Zoo celebrates Hispanic culture with a variety of live entertainment and free admission tor children with each paid adult. October 7, noon -4 p.m. The Fort Worth Zoo, 1989 Colonial Pkwy., Fort Worth. Information: 817-871-7050.
Boo at the Zoo. The Fort Worth Zoo comes alive with treats and not-so-scary costumed characters in a “zpooktacular” Halloween event complete with live entertainment. October26-October 31. Monday. Tuesday & Thursday, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.; Friday -Sunday, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. The Fort Worth Zoo, 1989 Colonial Pkwy., Fort Worth. Information: 817-871-7050.
Autumn at the Arboretum. Each weekend during the annual fall flora festival, children get to try additional arts and crafts activities, such as reseeding Texas wildflowers and growing native Texas oak trees from acorns. Also, children and parents can go on the Texas Native Plant Hunt while enjoying live entertainment and barbecue. Weekends only. October 7-November 5. The Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Rd., Dallas. Information: 214-327-8263.
You Ain’t Heard Nothin Yet. The Richardson Children’s Theater stages a preschool performance on the subject of listening. The 45-minute session includes a performance and a follow-up activity designed for children ages three to six. October 24-October 26, 9 a.m. & 10 a.m. Richardson Children’s Theatre, Arapaho and Custer roads, Richardson. Information: 214-690-5029.
Norman Foote. The Jewish Community Center of Dallas ’ FamiliArts series hosts the award-winning Canadian entertainer who delights children ages three to 10 in a special show containing music, puppetry, humor, and lots of audience involvement. October 22, 2 p.m. Jewish Community Center of Dallas, 7900 Northaven Rd? Dallas. Information and tickets: 214-739-2737.
Dallas Boo at the Zoo. A sate alternative for Halloween featuring live entertainment, a trick -or-treating trail, costume contest, magicians, and clowns. October 28 & 29, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Dallas Zoo, 621 E. Clarendon Dr., Dallas. Information: 214-670-6842.
Little Women. The Dallas Children’s Theater brings Louisa May Alcott’s characters Jo, Beth, Amy, and Meg March to life as they share their joys, sorrows, and loves while coming of age during the American Civil War. October 13-Novem-ber 5. Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 1:30 p.m. & 4: 30 p.m. The Crescent Theater, 2215 Cedar Springs, Dallas. Information and tickets: 214-978-0110.
Heritage Harvest Fall Family Day. A day-long celebration of the American farmer’s harvest season featuring educational programs about farming practices, fall and harvest crafts such as pumpkin and gourd decorating, canning, and other family activities. October 28, noon-4 p.m. Heritage Farmstead Museum, 1900 W. 15th St.. Piano. Information: 214-881-0140.
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Hands On History. A discovery and demonstration area where kids can climb aboard an authentic 1880 chuck wagon and a Western saddle; try on boots, chaps, and other cowboy clothing; examine photos of cowboys in modern and traditional gear; and “brand” their own paper long-hom steer with a small branding iron and ink, Ongoing. Bears: Imagination and Reality. From soft and cuddly creatures to real stuffed specimens to folk art renditions, this exhibit explores society’s fascination with the four-footed, furry animal. The various displays include an eight-toot-tall teddy bear couch and a bear station of make-and-take crafts for bear-lovers of all ages. October 6-January 2,1996, Museum hours are Monday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday & Saturday. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, noon-8 p.m. Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1501 Montgomery St., Fort Worth. Information; 817-654-1356.
Fairs & Fiest
1995 State Fair of Texas. “Riding High” is the ’ theme for this year’s annual 24-day extravaganza featuring such old faithfuls as Big Tex, corny dogs, turkey legs, The Texas Scar, the new car show, the Midway, and nightly fireworks choreographed to patriotic music. This year’s new attractions include a salute to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who will present the traditional “Musical Ride” each evening, a model horse show, a veggie art contest, miniature donkeys, and Frisbee-catchingdogs. Through October22. Daily, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fair Park, Dallas. Information: 214-565-9931.
Best of Texas. An outdoor festival showcasing the best of the lone Star state. Sample food (everything from asparagus to venison), wine (from 26 Texas vineyards!, and beer, while listening to homegrown bands and browsing among the wares of artists and artisans. Proceeds from sales of commemorative merchandise and refreshments benefit Dallas CAN ! Academy. Tickets for the October 20 opening party are $25 per person or $40 a couple. On the weekend, admission is free. October21& 22. Saturday, 10 a.m.- l 0 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. The Quadrangle, 2828 Routh St., Dallas. Information: 214-824-4226, extension 328.
Celebrate Piano ’95: An International Arts Festival. A 10-day celebration of music, dance, theatre, film, poetry, visual arts, exhibits, concerts, street dances, and arts and crafts with workshops in jazz, rhythm and blues, lyric writing, composing, dancing, theatre, poetry, and creating works of art. Through October 8. The events take place in various areas of Piano during the run of the festival. For more information, contact the City of Piano Department of Cultural Affairs: 214-578-7183.
Red Steagall’s Cowboy Gathering. The official cowboy poet of Texas hosts the fifth annual three-day event of western culture showcasing top cowboy singers, chuck wagon grub, ranch rodeo skills, cowboy poetry, and horsemanship. Each day will end with a Western Swing Festival. The third annual Children’s Cowboy Poetry Contest will be a part of the weekend. Child ren ages eight to 17, who have written poetry, will compete by reading their own works to a panel of professional cowboy poets. October 20-October22. Friday, 5 p.m,-l a.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-l a.m.; Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Historic Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth. Information: 800-433-5747 or 817-884-1945. Tickets: 817-625-1025.
Oktoberfest. The Symphony League of Fort Worth hosts the 26th annual German/Texas family-oriented festival. With five stages of continuous music ranging from Polka to Tejano and a Saturday night performance from the 70s group Three Dog Night, the fun-fest will also include more than 60 artists and craftsmen selling their original paintings, woodcarvings, jewelry, and pottery. For the tastebuds, Hoff-brauhaus will offer traditional sausage, sauerkraut, funnel cakes, and beverages. Kinderplatz lets children of all ages enjoy face painting, games, craft projects, and a musical instrument “petting zoo.” October 7 & 8. Saturday, noon-midnight; Sunday, noon-7 p.m. Tarrant County Convention Center, 1111 S. Houston St., Fort Worth. Information and tickets: 817-457-8542.
International Air Show. Fort Worth’s Alliance Airport hosts teats of aerial dexterity and racing engines as well as displays of aircraft and memorabilia at the annual celebration of flight. Highlighted acts include daredevil wing walkers, a jet truck that can accelerate to three Gs, a low-level aerobatic performing stunt woman who makes an inverted ribbon-cut 22 feet off the ground, and the world-famous Eagles Aerobatic Team. October 7 & 8, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Alliance Airport, 15 miles north of Fort Worth off 1-35 W, Fort Worth. Information: 817-870-1515.
Harvest Moon Festival. Old–fashioned fall festival replete with scarecrow contest, pumpkin decorating contest, arts and crafts, and pecan pie bake-offs fill two days of good family fun. October 21 & 22. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Historic Square, Granbury. Information: 817-573-5299.
18th Annual Main Event. Irving is the site of an outdoor arts and crafts extravaganza complete with games, magic shows, food, a Halloween costume contest, a charity auction, and a Magical Monster Bash. October 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Heritage Park, Main and Second streets, Irving. Information: 214-254-0166.
American Indian ArtFestival & Market. More than 170 American Indian artists and performers converge on Dallas for three days of cultural demonstrations through the display and sale of homemade, traditional, and contemporary works of art; authentic tribal foods; stage performances; children’s cultural activities; and a recreation of a Southern Plains Tipi Village. October 28 & 29, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Artist Square, Downtown Dallas. Information: 214-488-ARTS.
OstrichFest. The first annual event showcasing “the new lean red meat” in cooking demonstrations and informative exhibits. Live ostriches will be on hand and other activities will include arts and crafts displays, children’s activities, and live entertainment from singing to a Cowboy Country Production. October 21, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Parker County Sheriff Posse Rodeo Grounds, west of Weatherford on Highway 80, Weatherford, Information: 817-599-5593″.
Traders Village Oktoberfest. A European fall festival in the heart of Grand Prairie fetes festival-goers with an authentically decorated “beer garden” setting featuring live oompah band music, dancers, and German food from knackwurst to sauerkraut. October 21 & 22, noon to 6:30 p.m. Traders Village, 2602 Mayfield Rd., Grand Prairie. Information: 214-647-2331.
Fall Harvest Festival. The Dallas Farmers Market celebrates the harvest with live musical entertainment, a pumpkin decorating contest, arts and crafts, and a petting zoo as well as stalls overflowing with vegetables and fruits of the season. October 21 & 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dallas Farmers Market, 1010S. Pearl Expy., Dallas. Information: 214-670-5880 or214-939-2808.
Chili-Barbecue Cook-Off. The Chili Society sponsors their 16th annual cook-off benefiting the North Texas chapter of the Leukemia Society. In addition to sampling the prized entries, a variety of foods will be available along with music and entertainment. October 7, noon-6 p.m. Across from William Square by the canal, Las Colinas, Irving. Information: 214-239-0959.
Texas Rangers. With wild-card hopes at press time, the Rangers wrap up the regular season against Seattle on Oct. 1 at 2:05 p.m. The Ballpark in Arlington, 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington. Information: metro 817-273-5100.
The 10th Annual Fall Roundup, Rally & Motorcycle Races. Celebrating 75 years of the American Motorcycle Association, the annual event features a bike show, swap meet, field competitions in the form of bobbing for apples and tossing water balloons from a moving motorcycle, a parade, races, and a gypsy tour where all bikers participate in a snake-long procession around the Speedway. October 15. Gates open 9 a.m.; races start at 2 p.m. Devils Bowl Speedway, between I-20 and Highway 80 on Lawson Road, Mesquite. Information: 214-216-5520.
Dallas Cowboys. Hoping to reclaim the Super Bowl throne, the Boys kick off their home schedule with a game against the Green Bay Packers on October 8 at noon. Texas Stadium, 2401 E. Airport Frwv., Irving. Information: 214-579-5000.
Automotive Emporium. Art and the Automobile, Dallas, Fall of 1995. Annual art show presented by the North Dallas gallery that caters to car buffs. The turn -of-the-century decor serves as the backdrop to an exhibit comprised of 25 classic cars from 1925 to 1948. In addition to the autos, items such as original paintings, bronze sculptures, original literature, and antique car memorabilia are also on display. October 14-December 31. Tuesday -Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Automotive Emporium, 280 Preston Forest Village, Dallas. Information: 214-361-1969.
Trick or Treat Trot. Historic Downtown Garland dresses up for a night of treat-giving, contests, and foot races. Children can make the rounds in costumes and collect sacks of goodies while the grown-ups warm-up for the costume contest and the 5K and 1 mile fun run/walk beginning in Downtown Garland on the square. October 26. Safe candy give-away, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.; costume contest,7 p.m.;5 K and 1 mile fun run/walk, 7:30 p.m. Historic Downtown Garland. Information: 214-890-2650.
Dallas Mavericks. Jason, Jamail, Jimmy, and the gang take center court with several games slated to be televised on NBC, TNT, and TBS.
Preseason home games:
October 27 Atlanta 7:30 p.m.
October 28 Los Angeles 7:30 p.m.
Reunion Arena, 777 Sports St., Dallas. Ticket Information: 214-988-0117.
Walktoberfest. The American Diabetes Association sponsors a 10K walk to benefit diabetes research and public awareness programs in both Dallas and Fort Worth. October 1. Dallas: check-in time, 7:30 a.m.; starting time. 9 a.m.; Williams Square, Las Colinas, Irving. Fort Worth: check-in time, 7:30 a.m.; starting time, 8:30 a.m.; Scott Theater, Fort Worth. Information: 800-254-WALK.
BEST BET FOR THE WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 6-8
Art and Empire: Treasures from Assyria
IN YET ANOTHER ART-WORLD COUP, the Kimbell Art Museum presents Art and Empire: Treasures from Assyria, the most substantial loan in the history of the British Museum. The exhibition of 250 artifacts, the majority of which were excavated by British arche-ologists in the 1840s and in 1949, stops only twice in the U.S. in its first-ever trip across the Atlantic, at the Metropolitan Museum in New York and the Kimbell. Immense stone reliefs carved with scenes depicting the lives of kings, royal statuary, metalwork, ivories, jewelry, and cuneiform tablets taken from royal palaces, temples, and storerooms give us a glimpse of what it meant to live the good life in the first millennium B.C. in the desert lands and steppe plains of Mesopotamia. Within the three magnificent walled cities of Nineveh, Nimrud, and Khorsabad, Assyrian kings ruled from grandiose palaces, surrounding themselves with great works of art, filling their rooms with well-appointed furniture, worshipping in elaborately decorated temples, and filling their days with a range of activities from reading texts on history, astronomy, and religion to hunting, conquering, and pillaging. In short, it seems, behaving very much like today’s renaissance CEO. Theexhibition kicks off Saturday, September 30, with a series of public lectures by British and American scholars. A series of free lectures will also be held on selected Friday evenings during the months of October and November. The admission charge, which includes taped audio guides, is $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and students, and $4 for children 6-11. Groups of 15 or more may make reservations by calling 817-332-8451, extension 229. Same-day tickets are available at the museum box office; for advance tickets (available beginning September 2), call Dillard’s Box Office at 1-800-654-9545. The Kimbell Art Museum is located at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. Hours are Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, noon-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
BEST BET FOR THE WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 13-15
Oedipus by Sophocles at the Kitchen Dog Theater
WE’VE ALL HEARD OF THE OEDIPUS COMPLEX THAT FREUD explored in many of his patients, but you will be surprised to discover the physically and mentally intense story of Oedipus as presented in the Kitchen Dog Theater’s season opener, Oedipus by Sophocles. The theater’s artistic director, Dan Day, and company member Bill Lengfelder have adapted the original Greek story of Oedipus Rex into a bold stage show that focuses on power and authority in late 20th-century America and involves the audience as its fifth character. The story of human pride and ignorance is derived from classic mythology and tells of a tragic king who unknowingly killed his father and married his mother. While trying to rid his kingdom, Thebes, of a terrible plague, Oedipus discovers that on his journey to the city years before, he had killed his father, who was King Laius of Thebes. Horror mounts on horror as Oedipus discovers that in saving Thebes from the Sphinx and being pronounced king, he was unknowingly wed to his mother. In his anguish over these deeds, Oedipus blinds himself. In most modern-day performances of Oedipus, seven to eight actors are accompanied by a chorus of eight to 12 singers, but in the Kitchen Dog production, the audience becomes the chorus. This production, unlikeothers that examine the emotional side of the myth, will delve into the violent and metaphysical aspects of the parable. Each Wednesday performance will be followed by a new feature called “Talk Backs,” informal discussions between the audience, the cast, and the director. Oedipus by Sophocles runs October 12-29 with pay-what-you-can shows on Oct. 15, 22 & 29. Wednesday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 3120 McKinney Ave., Dallas. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for students and senior citizens, and $8 for STAGE members. Tickets: 214-520-ARTS.
BEST BET FOR THEWEEKEND OF OCTOBER 21
The Dallas Stars
THE DALLAS STARS (NEE THE MINNESOTA STARS) BEGIN THEIR THIRD SEASON THIS month in our fair city. For those who have yet to make the trek to Reunion to taste the once strictly northern tradition that is hockey, we present, in reverse order, the top 10 reasons to put the Stars in your plans.
10. The pre-game laser show is guaranteed to bring back good memories of bad concerts of the late 70s.
9. Great people-watching-from toothless titans of ice to the buxom blondes who inevitably dominate the in-house crowd-watching cameras.
8. You can pull on those fall fashions regardless of the Indian summer weather that may be blazing outside.
7. They play at Reunion (Go, downtown ! )
6. Mike Modano (if you’re a woman).
5. Shane Churla (if you’re a man).
4. The pleasant sound of skates schusshing on ice.
3. The pleasant sound of bodies slamming against walls.
2. Militia-angry fans give you a chance to vent any frustrations you may be feeling (Central commuters, take note).
1. It’s fun to watch people get paid to break the rules.
The Stars play Tampa Bay at 7 p.m. at Reunion Arena, 777 Sports Street, Dallas. Ticket Information: 214-GO-STARS. Other home games this month include: October 2, Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m. (pre-season); October 10, Calgary, 7:30 p.m.; October 12, St. Louis, 7:30 p.m.;October 14, Boston,7 p.m.; October 17, Washington, 7:30 p.m.; October 24, Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.; October 26, Anaheim, 7:30 p.m.; October 30, Colorado, 7:30 p.m.
BEST BET FOR THE WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 27-28
The Haunted Gardens at the Arboretum
LEAVE YOUR PICTURE HAT AND PICNIC BLANKET AT HOME THIS TIME. IN THE COOL darkness of late October evenings the winding paths and exotic foliage of the Dallas Arboretum transmogrify into a twisting maze of eerie surprises in “Colors of Texas Ghost Town. ” Ghosts, Count Dracula, and a host of Halloween ghouls lurk around the Haunted Gardens, set to scare or simply to amuse Halloween enthusiasts of all ages. Take your little ones to Goblin Land to play games galore, rub-on tattoos, and hear the predictions of a caravan of gypsy fortune tellers, Older kids may dare to pass through the scarier Haunted Forest where they’ll find Ghost Town’s ” blood bank, ” spooky graveyard, phantom farmers, and a new “Cannibal Cafe” that promises a tempting menu of body parts-eye soup, anyone? October 21 & 28, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Admission: $5 per person; $4 for Arboretum members. Parking is $2. 8525 Garland Rd. on White Rock Lake. For more information, call 214-327-8263.