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ANNIE May 5-10. Flaming red hair, childlike awe…. No it’s not Carrot Top, it’s Little Orphan Annie belting out familiar favorites and escaping from the greedy clutches of Miss Hannigan to find family life with millionaire Daddy Warbucks. Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 First Ave. 214-373-8000.

SCARBOROUGH FAIRE Through June 14. Suck it up-it’s time again to savor a turkey leg. The annual Renaissance festival has more than poultry to sink your teeth into; you can relish life in merrye olde England, Laugh with court jesters and Scottish rogues and hobnob with kings and queens. Exit 399-A offl-35E, Waxahachie. 972-938-3247. LONE STAR PARK

Live races: May 2, 9,23 & 24. Pull out Norm Hitzges’ tip sheets and place your bets. Thorough bred racing is back! Post Time Pavilion airs simulcast races for all gambling diehards. May’s live competitions include the Alysheba Breeders’ Cup ($150,000 purse) and the Dallas Turf Cup ($150,000 purse). 1000 Lone Star Pkwy., Grand Prairie, between S.H. 183 and 1-30. 972-263-RACE. ANGELS IN AMERICA PART ONE: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES

May 8-June 6. Playwright Tony Kushner delves into a spectrum of emotions, from helplessness to hope, in his award-winning play that takes a provocative look at coping with AIDS and homophobia. Stage West Theatre, 3055 S. University Dr., Fort Worth. 817-STG-WEST.



ALEXANDRA NECHITA May 16 & 17. The Romanian prodigy known as the “Petite Picasso” brings her paintings and lithographs to town for two days only. For this tour, Nechita was so inspired by the courage of the Special Olympians that she dedicated her “Winning Together” series to its athletes. And her “Heart and Soul” collection was inspired by classical music, foreign countries, and an appreciation for life around her, Pretty spiritual fora !2-year-old! Florence Art Gallery, 2500 Cedar Springs Rd. 214-754-7070.

SHAKESPEARE IN HARLEM, 1930-1950

Through May 10. Observe the time when Harlem was knee-deep in a cultural renaissance and a hot spot for innovative musicians and new dance crazes like the Lindy Hop. This exhibit features 23 paintings and pho-tographs that capture the essence of life in Harlem, from poverty to cultural pride. Amon Carter Museum. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. 817-738-1933.

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT May 19-31. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock V roll take on the Biblical tale of Joseph kicks off the 58th season of the Dallas Summer Musicals-sans former Joseph star, Donny Osmond. Local children’s choirs lend their voices to this colorful production. Music Halt a! Fair Park, 909 First Ave. 214-373-8000.

WENDY WASSERSTE1N May 4. Chat with the witty Ms. Wasserstein, celebrated Broadway playwright of “The Sisters Rosensweig” and “The Heidi Chronicles.” Horchow Auditorium. Dallas Museum of Art. 1717 N. Harwood St. 214-922-1219,

ANTIQUES TO ZEBRAS: PUTTIN’ ON THE GLITZ May 9. Everything but the kitchen sink will be auctioned off at the annual Turtle Creek Chorale fund-raiser. Recall the days of “Sesame Street” and wander through the alphabet (from A-Z) in search of trips, jewelry, antiques, and more. Food & Fiber Building, Fair Park. 214-528-0673.

THE ART OF JOHN LENNON

May 28-31. Not only did this talented Beatle help compose the songs that defined the ’60s, he was also a heck of a painter. Explore his love for Yoko, their son Sean, and his personal statements to the world in a free exhibition of his works. Valley View Center, LBJ Freeway at Preston Road. 800-477-5630.