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November Calendar

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Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Visitors can enjoy cultivated gardens, more than 200,000 flowers, and spectacular views of White Rock Lake and downtown. Check out the new Texas wildlife bronzes. Family Harvest Festival Nov I -2; “A Faberge Christmas” starts Nov 29. Open daily; 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Mon-Fri; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat-Sun; 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd. at Grand Avenue. 214-327-8263. (L-8)

Dallas Aquarium. Experience the peaceful tranquility of watching the underwater world. with 375 marine and freshwater species. And for excitement, there are shark and piranha feedings every day except Monday at 2:30 p.m. Open daily; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Fair Park. 214-670-8443. (L-8)

Dallas World Aquarium. This West End. privately owned aquarium of exotic marine life has 12 saltwater tanks and Texas’ largest South African black-footed penguin exhibit. It also happens to be a great place for lunch. Open daily; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: 1801 N. Griffin St. 214-720-1801. (L-7)

Dallas Zoo. Exhibits feature forest, mountain, and river habitats; walk-through aviaries and the Reptile Discovery Center. Monkey around in the chimpanzee exhibit. Open daily; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; 621 E. Clarendon Dr. (Ewing exit off 1-35 E). 214-670-5656. (K-9)

Fort Worth Botanic Garden. The 110-acre, tree-shaded complex includes a rose garden, conservatory. Japanese gardens, and the Garden Restaurant. Open daily; 8 a.m.-dusk (9 a.m.-6 p.m., Japanese gardens); 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth. 817-871-7686. (A-9)

Fort Worth Zoo. In one of the nation’s most acclaimed zoos, over 4.000 exotic and native animals can be seen in exhibits like Flamingo Bay. Raptor Canyon, and Asian Falls, where Sumatran tigers and Malayan bears play around a 40-foot waterfall. Don’t miss the zoo’s latest addition: the meerkat exhibit. Open daily; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon-Fri; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.. Sat & Sun; 1989 Colonial Pkwy., Fort Worth. 817-871-7050. (A-9)

Movie Studios at Las Colinas. These studios. where scenes from RoboCop, Leap of Faith, and JFK were filmed, are open for tours and interactive fun, from the nostalgia of the National Museum of Communications to the technology of the Blue Screen F/X Show. Open daily; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 6301 N. O’Connor Blvd.. Las Colinas. 972-869-FILM. (H-5)

Old City Park. The Historical Village of Dallas. This outdoor museum, a complete turn-of-the-century village, rests in the shadow of the Dallas skyline. Houses, a church, a school. and a variety of stores were moved from their original locations and restored, so a mosey through the streets offers a glimpse into the life of early North Texans. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tue-Sat; noon-4 p.m., Sun; 1717 Gano St. 214-421-5141. (L-8)

Southfork Ranch. Yes, it’s true: Everybody in Dallas knows J.R.. and here’s where they go to meet him. Visit the Ewing Mansion, explore the ranch by tram, and walk through the “Dallas” Museum with memorabilia from the hit TV series and its stars. There’s also a Western-wear store and the Front Porch Cafe. Open daily; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; 3700 Hogge Rd., half-mile south of Parker Rd.. in Parker. 972-442-7800. (N-1)


Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth Co. Fall Concert. An eclectic concert featuring premieres by guest choreographers and CD/FW Co-Artistic Directors Susan Douglas Roberts and Kerry Kreiman. 8 p.m., Nov 14; 2 p.m. & 8 p.m., Nov 15; Ed Landreth Auditorium on the TCU Campus. S. University Drive at Cantey. 214-87I-ARTS.(A-I0)

Maria Benitez Teatro Flamenco. Ole! Spanish flamenco dancing fused with singing and guitar music. 8 p.m.. Nov 19; Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. 214-528-3733. (L-7)

Masters of Choreography. “A Tribute to the Jazz Age” will feature works by Danny Buraczeki. Nov 19-23; 8 p.m.. Wed-Sat; 2 p.m.. Sun; Bob Hope Theater, SMU. 214-768-2787. (L-6)

Tap Dogs. Tap dancing is revamped for modem appeal by six Australian men tapping on a simulated construction site. The irreverent theater experience has become an international, award-winning sensation. Nov 11-17; call for times. Majestic Theater. 1925 Elm St. 214-383-7000. (L-7)


Chi Omega Christmas Market. Find a unique gift for that special someone. Over 130 merchants take part in this annual holiday bazaar, from which a large amount of the proceeds goes to charity. Nov 20-22; Dallas Convention Center, Ballroom A and A Lobby. 650 S. Griffin Si. 214-890-8131. (K-8)

Fright Fest Arania. the Black Widow Bride, will preside over the biggest Halloween event around, including tributes to her 13 departed husbands. Thrills and terror at haunted houses will fill your wildest nightmares. Through Nov 2; 6-11 p.m.,Fri; 10a.m.-ll p.m.. Sat: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.. Sun; Six Flags Over Texas, 1-30 at State Hwy. 360. Arlington. 817-640-8900. (B-5)

Holiday in the Park. Family fun doesn’t have to be limited to a roller coaster. The park is transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with Santa Claus and seasonal entertainment. Nov 28-30; Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington, 1-30 at State Hwy. 360. 817-640-8900.(B-5)


“Mission to Mir.” Watching “Mission to Mir” in a high-tech, domed theater may be as close as you ever come to traveling in space. Through November; showtimes daily. Omni Theater; Fort Worth Museum of Science and Natural History. 1501 Montgomery St. 817-732-1631 (A-9). Also playing at The Science Place, Fair Park, 1318 Second Ave. 214-428-5555. (L-8)


Happy Days in Oz. A 1950s diner is blended with the magical land of Oz. Nov 7-16; The Comer Theatre in DeSoto Town Center, DeSoto. 972-680-4466. (K-10)

The Hound of the Baskervilles. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are sleuthing around to find the truth about a demonic dog. Based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel, this play makes mystery solving elementary, my dear. Through Nov 9. 7:30 p.m., Fri; 1:30 & 4:30 p.m.. Sat & Sun; The Crescent Theater, 2215 Cedar Springs Rd. 214-978-0110. (K-7)

Laser Vaudeville. This imaginative and mystical theater experience uses lasers, fog, and strobe and black lights to capture the vaudeville era. 7 p.m., Nov 10; Jewish Community Center of Dallas, 7900 Northaven Rd. 214-739-2737. (K-5)


African American Museum. With “Animals on the Run,” Isaac Smith brings animals to life in fantastical ways with his unique way of carving them as if they were actually moving. Nov 8-Mar 22; noon-5 p.m.. Tue-Fri: 10a.m.-5 p.m.. Sat & Sun; Fair Park. Grand Avenue entrance. 214-565-9026. (L-8)

Amon Carter Museum. “Charles Sheeler in Doylestown” [through Nov 2) is a study of vernacular Pennnsylvania architecture and artifacts in photographs, paintings, and drawings “John Singer Sargent and Claude Monet: Instruction Beyond the Academy” is part of the Anne Burnett Tandy Lectures in American Civilization.” p.m., Nov 13; call for reservations. Museurn open 10 a,rn.-5 p.m., Tue-Sat; noon-5 p.m., Sun; 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. 8 7-738-1933. (A-9)

The Conspiracy Museum. This museum exposes alleged coverups of the assassinations of presidents Kennedy, Lincoln, and Garfield, Martin Luther King Jr., and Robert Kennedy, as well as the crash of Korean Flight 007. Open daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m; 110 South Market St. 214-741-3040. (K-8)

Dallas Museum of Art. “Fables for These Times’ (through Nov 16) features a mixed media exhibit of works in clay, copper, and other materials by five unique women. “Searching for Ancient Egypt” (through Feb 1 ) focuses on a civilization that has attracted many for hundreds of years, so explore it for yourself in this fascinating exhibit. Memorable highlights include a 4,30f)-year-old funerary chapel and a mummy mask. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.. Tue. Wed & Fri; 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Thu; 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat &Sun; I717N. Harwood St. 214-922-1200 or214-922-1355.(K-7)

Dallas Museum of Natural History. Learn everything you ever wanted to know (or didn’t want to know) about snakes in the new exhibit “Fangs,” which features over 100 live snakes. Open daily; l( a.m.-5 p.m.; 3535 Grand Ave., Fair Park. 214 421-DINO. (L-8)

Florence Art Gallery. New Realist works by Italian artist C audio Janni and original mixed-media works by New York artist Marsha Marx. Also, original oils by Simbari, Milan, and Simonetti; sculptures by Marinsky and serigraphs by Nechita. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon-Fri; 11 a. n.-4 p.m., Sat; and by appointment; 2500 Cedar Springs Rd. at Fairmont. 214-754-7070. (K-7)

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. “A Slave Ship Speaaks: The Wreck of the Henrietta Mari;” is an interactive exhibition of artifacts, replicas, and reproductions chronicling life on a i 18th-century transport ship. Through Jan 4 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon; 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Tue-Thu 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri & Sat; noon-8 p.m.. Sin; 1501 Montgomery St., Fort Worth. 817-732-1631. (A-9)

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary. This 289-acre nature reserve features a Raptor Rehabilitation Center, an Aquatics Lab on the Bullfrog Pond, wetlands, a Science Resource Center, and the EDS Technology Room. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon-Sat; 1-5 p.m., Sun; self-guided trails open 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Mon-Sat; 1-4 p.m.. Sun; 1 mi. east of SH 5, on FM 1378, McKinney. 972-562-5566. (N-l)

Ivanffy & Uhler Gallery. Contemporary and 20th-century European paintings, drawings, and sculpture. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tue-Sat; 1-6 p.m.. Sun; 4623 Lov.;rs Ln. 214-350-3500. (K-6)

Kimbell Art Museum. “Treasures of the Tervuren Museum” (opening Nov 9) features 125 masterpieces from the Royal Museum of Central Africa in Belgium, shown outside of Brussels for the first time. Also, “Impressionist and Modem Masterpieces: The Rudolf Staechelin Family Foundation Collection of Basel, Switzerland” (through Jan 11). 10a.m.-5p.m. Tue-Thu & Sat, noon-8 p.m., Fri; noon-5 p.m., Sun; 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. 817-332-8451. (B-9)

Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass. Ornament Extravaganza. Collection of one-of-a-kind, unique ornaments. Nov 20-Dec 31 ; opening reception Nov 20-22; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Mon-Wed,Fri&Sat; 10a.m.-9 p.m., Thu; 5100 Belt Line Rd., Ste. 820. 972-239-7957. (K-4)

The Science Place. A hands-on children’s discovery center that’s fun for parents, too, especially because the museum helps answer all of those “Why?” questions kids seem to interminably come up with. Also home to the IMAX theater and its 79-foot dome screen. Open daily, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; 1318 Second Ave., Fair Park. 214-428-5555. (L-8)

Sixth Floor Museum. This thorough, intelligent. and moving exhibit in the former Texas School Book Depository explores the life and death of President John F. Kennedy. Particularly haunting is the recreated comer sniper’s nest. Audio tours available, Open daily; 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Dallas County Administration Building, 411 Elm St. 214-653-6666. (K-7)


AI Jarreau. The Superpops Series presents its fall performer. 8 p.m., Nov 14-16; Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. 214-670-3600. (L-7)

Billy Budd. Naive Billy joins the Royal Navy amidst mutiny and other uprisings. He gains many friends and a mortal enemy as he sings his way across the seven seas. Nov 21, 25 & 29, 7:30 p.m.; Nov 29,2 p.m.; Music Hall at Fair Park. 214-443-1000. (L-8)

Dallas Symphony Association. Hans Vonk conducts, and Dmitri Sitkovetsky plays violin. Nov 6-8; call for times. Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. 214-670-3600. (L-7)

Meryl P. Levy Gallery Concert Series. Pianist Stephen Drury, the acclaimed champion of 20th-century music, performs free. 3 p.m., Nov I; Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. 214-922-1229. (K-8)

50 Years and Jazzin’. University of North Texas celebrates its golden anniversary with a weekend full of the blues and jazz. Nov 14 & 15. UNT campus, Denton. 940-565-3743. (G-1)

Fleetwood Mac. The classic rock group is here, and it’s not just a rumor! 8 p.m., Nov 4; Coca-Cola Starplex, Fair Park. 214-421-1111. (L-8)

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. The concert features acclaimed classical guest artists performing with the orchestra. In November, the acclaimed violinist Anne Akiko Meyers will perform. Nov 22-23; 8 p.m., Sat; 2 p.m., Sun; JFK Theater, Tarrant County Convention Center, 1111 Houston St. 817-921-2676. (B-9)

Grammy! Grammy award-winning music from “A Soulful Messiah.” The Turtle Creek Chorale and visiting Hamilton Park Male Chorus create an uplifting holiday concert. Nov 30, Dec 3, 7 & 10; call for times. Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. 214-670-3600. (L-7)

Home for the Holidays. John Giordano leads the Fort Worth Symphony Pops in a delightful concert filled with Yuletide favorites. Nov 28-30; 8 p.m., Fri & Sat; 2 p.m., Sun; JFK Theater, Tarrant County Convention Center, 1111 Houston St. 817-921 -2676. (B-9)

Verdi: Aida. A new production of one of the world’s most beloved operas. 7:30 p.m., Oct 31, Nov 5 & 8; 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., Nov 2. Music Hall at Fair Park. 214-443-1000. (L-8)

Vocal Majority. Leaders in the world of barber-shopping perform for the Dallas Epilepsy Foundation. Nov 2; call for times. Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. 214-670-3600. (L-7)


Heritage Walk. A 10K walk from Old City Park through downtown, passing through the JFK Memorial Plaza and Dealey Plaza on the anniversary of the Kennedy assassination. 8 a.m., Nov 22, Starts at Old City Park entrance. 214-987-4916. (L-7)

Hike the Rim. Take a guided tour to see the changing colors of the season on a nine-mile trek through Fossil Rim. 9 a.m., Nov I; Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Rte. 1, off Hwy. 67 W, Glen Rose. 817-897-2960.

Legends of the Game Baseball Museum. Special displays focus on the game in America; many items are on loan from the National Baseball Hall of Fame (including a Babe Ruth bat and gear belonging to Lou Gehrig). Last tickets sold one hour before closing. 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Tue-Sat; noon-4 p.m., Sun; The Ballpark in Arlington, 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington. 817-273-5098. (B-5)

Lone Star Park. Post Time Pavilion airs simulcast races and features a sports bar and casual dining area. Grandstand features dining area, clubhouse. Jockey Club, bar, private suites, and outdoor apron seats. Paddock open to all-Family Fun Park for the kids (track still visible). Live racing is in the summer and fall; simulcast races are year-round. Post Time Pavilion: 10:30a.m.-ll p.m., Wed-Mon; Grandstand; 4:35-10 p.m., Wed-Fri; 11:35 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat & Sun; 1000 Lone Star Pkwy., Grand Prairie, between S.H. 183 and I-30. 972-263-RACE. (D-5)

Texas Motor Speedway. The area’s first NASCAR and Indy-car race facility. Road course in the infield and 23-acre lake promise future stock-car and boating exhibitions. Grandstand seats 120,000. Times vary with races. 3601 Intersection of Hwy. 114 and I-35W. 817-215-8500. (B-2)

30th Annual Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot Run. Rated by USA. Track and Field magazine as one of the top five multidistance races in the country. Benefits go to Community Service YMCA’s Casa Shelter; the event consists of an 8-mile race, a 3-mile fun run. and an 8-mile wheelchair race. 9 a.m., Nov 27; City Hall Plaza. Young at Akard streets. 214-954-0500. (K-7)


Bill Cosby: A Legend for the Holidays. World-renowned comedian, actor, and author Bill Cosby will be the featured entertainer for the third consecutive “A Legend for the Holidays” program benefiting St. Paul Medical Center Foundation’s “Project: Good Start.” 8 p.m.. Nov 25: Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. 2301 Flora St. 800-654-9545. (L-7)

The Collected Works of Billy the KM. From the author of the Academy Award-winning film The English Patient comes this modern take on the classic Western legend of Billy the Kid. This tale tells of the last night of the Kid”s life and what he confronts: his enemies, his past. his gang, and the women he loved. Through Nov 16; 7:30 p.m.. Tue-Thu: 8 p.m., Fri; 2& 8:30 p.m.. Sat; 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun: Kalita Humphreys Theater. 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. 972-293-1709. (K-7)

Greetings! Family connection bridges the gap in a Catholic family’s relationship with a son’s Jewish fiancée. A holiday production for every religion. Nov 28-Dec 27; Stage West Theatre. 3053-55 S. University Dr., Fort Worth. 817-784-9378. (A-9)

Holiday. Set in the 1920s, this love story looks at all the choices we have to make in our lives. This production also looks humorously at our assumptions in life. Nov 12-16; 8 p.m.. Wed-Sat; 2 p.m.. Sat & Sun; Greer Garson Theater, SMU. 214-768-2787. (L-6)

The Last Flapper. Based on “The Writings of Mrs. F. Scott Fitzgerald” by William Luce, this one-woman piece is about the life of schizophrenic Zelda Fitzgerald, who tried to balance a tragic life with wit and talent. Through Nov 1. 8 p.m., Thu-Sat; Bath House Cultural Arts Center, White Rock Lake. 521 E. Lawther. 972-504-6218. (M-6)

Racing Demon. This drama examines British clergymen uncertain of their mission, bedeviled by sexual tensions, and baffled by raw church politics. Through Nov 2; call for times. Theatre Three, 2800 Routh St., in the Quadrangle. 214-871-3300. (K-7)

The Seagull. Chekhov’s classic explores the concepts of love and death within the context of theater and literature. Oct 11 -Nov 15; 7:30 p.m., Wed & Thu; 8:15 p.m., Fri & Sat; Undermain Theatre. The Basement Space, 3200 Main St. 214-747-5515. (L-8)

Starlight Express. For the first time ever, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s acclaimed hit will be performed on ice, combining the brilliance of Broadway with world-class figure skating. Olympic Gold Medalist Robin Cousins leads the cast. Nov 18; Reunion Arena, Dallas (K-8); Nov 21-23; Fort Worth’s Tarrant County Convention Center. Call for times. 214-373-8000 or metro 972-647-5700. (B-9)