top 8 things to do in March

Command Performance of International Ballet. March 19. It’s the all-star team en pointe. Or the upscale Ice Capades of ballet. The best dancers from the world’s most high-profile companies dance together on one stage right here in Dallas. Music Hail at Fair Park. 214-528-5576.

Angels in America Part II: Perestroika. Through March 20. In the face of the recent Fort Worth City Council follies. Angels in America, the Tony Award-winning play thai explores politics, homosexuality, and American religion, opens at Stage West. The play a helped establish kushner as one of Broadway’s modern masters. Stage West, 3053 S. University Dr. 817-784-9378.

Victor/Victoria. March23-28. Gender-bending is almost passé, but Victor/Victoria was one of the first musicals to capitalize on our fascination with crass- dressing.Seventies wonder Toni Tenille stars I in the Dallas Summer Musicals production. Musk Hal! at Fair Park. 214-691 -7200.

Maylee Thomas. March 27. Better catch her while she’s still a localtalent. With her band, Texas Soul, Thomas has earned a reputation as one of the city’s best singers, it’s pop with substance, just what everyone wants from real life and entertainment. The Palace, 5603 Sears. 214-827-6677.

Beia Fleck, Mike Marshall, and Edgar Meyer. March 15. Underappreciated genius-that’s what: they all say, But in this case it might be true. Fleck and company don’t have big-time fame-which means you can still see the banjo, mandolin, and bass trio in intimate settings like this one. They do have the credentials of critical’ raves, classical training; and accolades from the stars. Bass Performance Hall. 4th and Calhoun streets. Fort Worth. 817-335-9000.

John Major. March 23. When Mikhail Gorbachev came to Dallas last October, he donned a cowboy hat and ate corny dogs at the S^leFair. You pivbablyslinukln’texpecM.ih&sfime aver-. age-Joe goofiness from this former world leader. Sri]], Major is one of the decade’s most important political figures, and hearing him speak is a rare opportunity. McFarlin Auditorium. SMU. 214-768-8283.

Kenneth Holder. March 20-May 5. The Adventures of Lewis & Clark-you can put the remote, control, down; this isn’t ii TV sliow, it’s a collection of watercolors and photographs by artist Kenneth Holder, who followed in the explorers’ his-tone footsteps and recorded his impressions of their trail in sketchbooks. Conduit Gallery. 3200 Main St. 214-939-0064.

Thundering Plains. Opens March 10. The Fort Worth Zoo’s newest exhibit recalls a lime before the thundering plains became thé snarled-traffic strip-mall plains. It highlights wild animals of the American West- American bison, Mexican wolves, and wild turkeys-oh, my! Fort Worth Zoo. 1989 Colonial Parkway. 817-871-7000.


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