Taste Addison. Dallas is a city that loves to eat, which is why Taste Addison continues to be one of the most popular events in town. Savor some of Dallas’ finest food at the largest sampling event in the area. Listen to live music, take part in a wine lasting, and don’t forget the classic car show. There will also be plenty of entertainment for the kids, so bring the whole family. May 20,11 a.m.-l1 p.m.; May 21, 11a.m.-6 p.m. Addison Conference and Theater Centre. 15650 Addison Rd. 1-800-ADDISON.
Safari Days. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the “Wilds of Africa” exhibit at the Dallas Zoo. featuring -six natural habitats, a quarter-mile Nature Trail, and many other activities. The kids will have a blast rocking to the music of Aly Morgan and Crimson Rose. Sponsored in part by KYIL-FM !03.7.May20,11 am.-3p.ni.;May 21, 1-5 p.m. Dallas Zoo. 214-670-5656.
Folklorico 2000. Put down your latest issue of National Geographic and make a real effort to learn about your world during Folklorico 2000, a celebration of the folk traditions of Latin America. Africa, and other cultures. Admission is free so there is no reason to miss international acts like Voladores lie Papantla (The Flying Men of Papantla) and Balle! de Folklorico do Brazil. The festival begins downtown, but additional events are scheduled throughout the city. May 13-14. Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun, noon-8 p.m. Annette Strauss Artist Square. 214-720-9094.
Artfest 2000. Show your support for the Local arts. This 500 Inc. ’s annual fundraiser is celebrating its 30th anniversary with live music and fun for the whole family. Participate in a 5K or I0K run, or just delight in the creations that will be on display from more than 300 artists. May 26,6-10 p.m.; May 27. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; May 28, a.m.-6 p.m. Fair Park. 214-361-2011.
Historical Home Tour. Want to get the feel for country living? Need to get away from the city chaos? Journey out to the Strain Historical Farmstead. New additions have been completed, and the kitchen has been remodeled. Sit on the big porch after you tour the home and relax for the afternoon. There will be farm animals to see, and baked goods and produce to be purchased. May 6. 11 a.m-8 p.m. Strain Historical Farmstead. 400 S. Lancaster-Hutchins Rd. 972-230-7402.
May fair Arts Festival. Join the Downtown McKinney Association in celebrating the 20th anniversary of this spring event (formerly known as Mayfair on the Square). Don’t miss the 12 blocks of spring celebration, live music, food, a sidewalk art show, and antique displays. There will also be “Walk Across Texas,” a historical information section. May 20. !0 a.m.-5 p.m.; May 21, noon-5 p.m. McKinney Historic Downtown Square, Louisiana St.. McKinney. 972-562-6880.
Denton Cinco de Mayo Celebration. Kick off this Cinco de Mayo celebration with a parade, then spend the rest of the day relaxing to the sounds of live music, enjoying Mexican food, and participating in the arts and crafts activities. The celebration continues into the night with a special dance for everyone, featuring the music of Groupo Lazzo, Anita Martinez, Dallas Latin Sound, and more. Sponsored by Denton Parks and Recreation Department and LULAC. May 6. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dance 8 p.m.-l a.m. Denton Civic Center and Park, 321 E. McKinney St, 940-349-8289 or 940-349-7231.
Mayfest. This huge event in Trinity Park promises music and entertainment all day long. Headliners include the Fori Worth Symphony Orchestra and Latin Express. Don’t forget to check out the art market, and the kids are sure to have fun with the many simulator-style games and rides. You can also take part in a 5K, 10K. or one-mile Mayfest Garden Run. May4-7.Thu& Fri.3-10p.m.: Sal, noon-10 p.m.; Sun, noon-7 p.m. Fou Worth Parks and Recreation, Trinity Park, 2401 University Dr. 817-332-1055.
Of Art, Of Dance, Of Life. PIECES closes its eighth season with the works of Lily Cabatu. Patrice Turtle, a former company member, and director J. Davis Hobdy. May 5, 8 p.m.; May 6, 1:30 p.m. Thomas C. Marsh Middle School. 3838 Crowns Shore Dr. 972-601-9832.
DBDT Choreographers Choice Series. The internationally renwned Dallas Black Dance Theater presents this showcase of up-and-coming talent. Emerging choreographers from across the nation will bring their work to life on stage. Discover what makes the world of dance so exciting. May 2, 7:30 p.m. Majestic Theatre. 1925 Elm St. 214-373-8000.
Gorazones Unidos. They say a good cardio workout does wonders for the heart. So. merengue and salsa the night away to the sounds of two Latin bands at the American Heart Association’s first Comzones Unidos (United Hearts) gala. Join WFAA-TV Channel 8 anchor Gloria Campos for the seated dinner and silent auction while helping raise awareness about heart disease-the No. 1 and 3 cause of death among Latinos. May 20, 6 p.m. (VIP reception); 7 p.m. (gala). Doubletree Hole! at Lincoln Centre. 214-748-7212.
Italian Cooking Classes. Enjoy lunch and a glass of wine while you learn to cook Italian style as Francesco Secchi, chef and owner of Ferrari’s Italian Villa, teams up with his son, Stephano. to share the secrets of their family-style cooking. Not only will yon leave with great cooking tips, but you will also have recipes that will amaze your family and friends. May 27,10:30 a.m.-noon. Ferrari’s Italian Villa, 14831 Midway Rd. 972-980-9898.
Chocolates for Mom. Want to give your mom a really special Mother’s Day gift? Learn to make chocolate. This hands-on class will teach you to make chocolate boxes, three-dimensional roses, and chocolate candy molds. You’ll have a beautiful Mother’s Day present that is completely edible and made with love. May 1.6:30-9 p.m. Cake Carousel, 1002 N. Central Expwy. 972-690-4628.
Railroad Handcar Races. If you’re like us, you used to watch old Warner Bros, cartoons where the coyote chases the roadrunner on a handcar in envy. Well, your time has finally come. As part of Grapevine’s Main Street Days Festival, the city is sponsoring a handcar race with a $500 first prize. May 21, noon-5 p.m. Call 817-410-3185 for location and further details.
Spirit and Splendor: Texas and the Path to Independence. The star of this Friends of the Dallas Public Library Inc. celebration is the Declaration of Causes, a document drafted by the Republic of Texas to Mexico in 1824. The exhibit itself is in celebration of the Friends of the Dallas Public Library Inc.’s 50th anniversary, May 1 -Aug 27.7th Floor, J. Erik Jonsson Central Library. 214-670-1400.
Theatre Three Gala. Dinner and dancing in the courtyard. Larry Hagman playing host, and the chance to bid on a Jag-if only all charity events were this enticing. And, if only they were all in honor of such a phenomenal actress as Mary Martin, star of The Sound of Music, Peler Pau, and countless other well-loved movies. Proceeds from the evening benefit Theatre Three. May 18,6:30p.m.The Quadrangle, 2800 Routh St. 214-528-7252.
Out of This World Gala. Dinner with the stars takes on a whole new meaning at the Science Place as 15 chefs, including Annie Wong from Liberty. Paula Lambert from the Mozzarella Company, and several rising stars from El Centre’s acclaimed culinary school provide the cuisine, while the Science Place provides the celestial sights. Proceeds from the black-lie evening benefit the North Texas Food Bank. May 5,7 p.m. The Science Place at Fair Park. 972-671-4372.
Quadrangle Spring Kick-off. Wine tasting, sculpture exhibits, and even a miniature horse show: You’ll never see that at the Galleria. The funky folks with shops in the Quadrangle want you to come out and celebrate spring with them-maybe pick up a few “must have” items, too. Admission is free. May 19-21. Fri, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.: Sun. 10 a.m.-7:45 p.m. 2800 Routh St. 214-528-7252.
Some Like it Hot. This 1959 classic spoof on 1920s gangster movies is sure to make you laugh with its sharp one-liners and non-stop action. Staring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, and Marilyn Monroe. Directed by Billy Wilder. May 4,7 p.m. TCU Moudy Exhibition Hall. 817-257-7630.
Charlotte’s Web. “Il is not often thai someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.” says Wilbur, the pig. of his best friend and savior. Charlotte the arachnid. And it is not often that a book touches so many lives as E.B. While’s Charlotte’s Web. The magical tale of the friendship between a farm pig and spider is a classic, which the Dallas Children’s Theater brings to life as few companies can. May 1-7. Fri. 7:30 p.m.; Sat, 1:30 p.m.; Sun. 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Dallas Children’s Theater, 2215 Cedar Springs Road. 214-978-0110.
Fun Food for Smart Kids. Want to make eating healthy fun for your kids? Nutritionist Sharon Price offers recipes that are both delicious and healthy. Her overview of nutrition and her helpful tips for preventing ailments will start your child early on healthy habits. May 16. 7-9 p.m. Grapevine Community Activities Center. 1175 S. Main St. 817-410-3450.
The Princess and the Pea. Prince Valiant is in search of a true princess worthy of his love. And how will he find her? Well, a tall stack of mattresses and a tiny pea, of course. Come along as he meets some interesting characters on his quest to find his bride and true princess. May 5-7 and May 12-14. Fri. 7:30 p.m., Sal & Sun, 2 p.m. Casa Mariana Theater. 817-332-2272 Ext. 3.
Alice in Wonderland. Join the Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat. and, of course, Alice in this production of an all-lime favorite. Don’t let Wonderland be an adventure that you miss. May 4-7. Thu & Fri, 8p.m; Sat, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sun, 3p.m. Duncanville Community Theater. 106 S. Main. 972-780-5707.
Barefoot Heart: Stories of a Migrant Child. The tale of one migrant Mexican-American family’s life in South Texas is captured in author Elva Trevino Han’s autobiographical book. Sponsored by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. Hart will read selections from the book. May 7. 2-3 p.m. J. Erik Jons-son Central Library. 214-670-1400.
MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES
Jasper Johns: New Paintings ami Works on Papaer: Long considered one of America’s most influential 20th-century artists. Jasper Johns was transforming ordinary everyday objects into works of art before Warhol ever thought to turn a can of soup into a pop art icon. This comprehensive exhibit features paintings, drawings, and prints by the master, including his famed Untitled-on loan from Dallas residents Marguerite and Robert Hoffman. May 5-Aug 13. Tue-Sun, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.: Thu. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Dallas Museum of An, 214-922-1200.
Whatever you are…How are ya? Does everyday life have you down? See it in a humorous way. Dallas artist Derrick While expresses life’s everyday tension in his paintings through humor and outlandish figurative forms. Through May 13, Call to schedule appointment. Continental Loft Building. 3311 Elm St. 972-423-7809.
Meadows Museum Family Day: Festival of Spain. Spain and all her unique traditions have come to you for a day. Enjoy performances of Spanish music and dance, as well plenty of food and activity. The Meadows Museum holds the finest and most comprehensive collection of Spanish an in the world outside of Spain. Expose yourself to a culture rich in tradition. May 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Meadows Museum, SMU. 214-768-2516.
Miniature Mayfest 2000. Tom Thumb and his gal pal Thumbelina would feel right at home at this second annual event. Artisans from around the country will feature their tiny works-dolls, quilts, needlepoint, and more-all related to this year’s theme, “Around the World in 80 Days.” All proceeds benefit the American Museum of Miniature Art. May 4-7. Crowne Plaza. 14315 Midway Rd? Addison. 214-969-5502.
Origami with Julia. And you thought paper was just for writing notes, Learn the oriental art of paper folding with expert Julia Dawson. Aspiring artists of all ages can participate in this class, and it’s fun for the whole family. Impress your friends with your new-found talent. May 6 and 27. 10 a.m.-noon. Dallas Museum of Natural History. 214-421 -3466.
Giovanni Battista Moroni: Renaissance Portraitist. See the first of a series of small exhibitions that focus on particular artists or themes. The museum will display approximately 12 of 16th-ceniury Italian painter Giovanni Battista Moroni’s most innovative works. The works in this series have never before been showcased with such depth in the United States. Through May 28. Kimhell Art Museum. Fort Worth. 817-332-8451.
, Good/Bad Art Collective: Member’s Exhibition. You never know what you’ll find al a Good/Bad Show-except that it will expand your own personal definition of art. A chance to view the Denton-based collective’s often culling, but always intelligent, approach mart is well worth the trip. Before the show, grab dinner at some quaint spot on the town square and make a night of it. May 6. 8 p.m. 120 Exposition, Denton. 940-591-1725.
William Wegman: Fashion Photographs. Wegman ’fi famed weimaraners in today’s hottest haute couture-what better example of the humorous and lightliearted style of this contemporary art virtuoso? Eat your heart oui Cindy Crawford-Anna Sui never looked so good. May 1-28. Wed-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m. The MAC. 3120 McKinney Ave. 214-953-1212.
Winner’s Exhibit. Local artists have the chance to shine at the Irving Ans Center’s annual show. More than just landscapes, the pieces selected for the exhibit by the Irving Arts Association represent some of the best work being done in several mediums. May 24-June 7. Mon-Wed & Fri, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Thu. 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun, 1-5 p.m. Irving Arts Center. 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.. Irving. 972-252-7558.
Charlie Pride. Bom the son of sharecroppers in Mississippi, legendary country singer Charlie Pride is as authentic as they come, which is more than we can say for a loi of crooners Nashville is turning out these days. The opportunity to catch a living legend is rare. Grab it. May 15,8 p.m. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. 214-373-8000.
Don Henley. Just in lime for the release of his new album. Inside Job, transplanted Dallasite Don Henley decides to give the hometown folks a show. Not that we are complaining, Any chance to hear, live, the voice thai made “Desperado” such a hit is welcomed. We just wish Henley would perform at home more often. May 27, 8 p.m. Music Hall at Fair Park. 214-373-8000.
Salsa, Caribbean & Latin Jazz. The smooth sounds of jazz combined with a Latin flare will get your blood boiling. Simmering vocalist. Miss Margo. leads the headlining salsa band to get you swinging those hips, Then Rick Garcia and the Cool Arrows will keep you hopping with steel drum Caribbean music and Island Rhythms. May 3,7-10 p.m. Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd. @ Oak Lawn Ave. 214-520-7789.
Music to Lunch By. Forego the lobster salad at the Capital Grille and end the workweek on a high note-literally. Bands playing everything from do-wop to Beatles standards will serenade Heritage Park, while area merchants pass out free refreshment and desserts. All you have to bring is a blanket and brown bag lunch. May 5 and 12, noon-1 p.m. Heritage Park, Irving. 972-721-2426.
Loretta Lynn. While Tammy Wynette was crooning “Stand by Your Man,” Loretta Lynn-the original honky tonk girl-was taking a more no-nonsense approach to song-writing, penning pre-feminist classics like “Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin (Willi Lovin on Your Mind)” and bringing her “Coal Miner’s Daughter” brand of country music to the world. Shania Twain may be Nashville’s “Big Thing.” but Lynn is legend. and her show is a can’t miss for true country fans. May 13, 10:30 p.m. Billy Bob’s, 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth. 214-373-8000.
Smashing Pumpkins. In a world where Britney Spears-style pop is actually considered good music, true rock bands like the Smashing Pumkins are welcome relief-and a reminder that innovative and intelligent music is still being made. (Check out their album Mellon Collie and Infinite Sadness to see what we’re talking about.) The Pumpkins offer one of the best live shows in rock music today, and if you consider yourself a true rock fan. you will be there. May 12,8 p.m. Bronco Bowl. 214-373-8000.
Symphony Concert. The new Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving closes its 1999-2000 season with featured soloist concertmaster Vesselin Demire and guest conductor German Gutierrez in Wienianwski: “Violin Concerto No, 2, Op.22,” Also in the program are Stravinsky: “Circus Polka” and Bruckner: “Symphony No. 4.” May 23,8 p.m. Carpenter Performance Hall. Irving Arts Center. 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. 972-252-ARTS.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra With Andre Watts. Pianist Andre Watts beautifully enhances the sounds of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Performances include Mozart’s Overture to “The Abduction from the Seraglio,” Dukas’ “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.” and many more. May 11-14. Thu-Sat, 8p.m.; Sun. 2:30 p.m. The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. 214-692-0203.
Jerry Jeff Walker What frat parly, summer bar-beque, or other good ol’ boy gathering would be complete without Jerry Jeff blaring in the background? However, don’t let the title of his newest album. Cowboy Boots and Bathin’ Suits fool you, Walker has gone international. He recorded the album in the Belize countryside-“country from another country,” he calls it. Never fear though, Jerry Jeff will always be Jerry Jeff, and his concerts will always he about good music, good beer, and a good time. May 6. 10:30 p.m. Billy Bob’s, 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth. 214-373-8000.
Kinderconcerts. Get into the music. Conductor Ron Spigelman leads the Fort Worth Chamber Orchestra in presenting interactive concerts designed to acquaint listeners with orchestral music. Featured composers include Mozart. Rossinni. Britten, and many more. May 2 and 16, 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Orchestra Hall, 4401 Trail Lake Dr, 817-665-6500 x. 104.
The Dallas Burn. Come out and support Dallas’ awesome outdoor soccer team. Be there when goalkeeper Mark Dodd fends off the Los Angeles Galaxy and head coach David Dir leads his team to victory. May 13, 7:30 p.m. The Cotton Bowl at Fair Park. 214-373-8000.
Lone Star Million Day. Be on hand for the richest day in thoroughbred horse racing. Some of the featured events are the $300,000 Lone Star Park Handicap, the 5200,000 USA Stakes, and the 5100.000 Wild Flower Stakes, May 29,7-11 p.m. Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. 972-263-RACE.
Men’s Golf: WW Championships. No: that pro golf isn’t exciting, but there is something to be said about watching a team work together to win a title. That’s what collegiate golf is all about-and it adds a little something to the sport. Perennial WAC favorites Fresno. SMU, and TCU will fight for the WAC crown. May 1-3. Golf Club at Castle Hills. 4112 N. Josey Ln. 214-768-GAME.
Texas Bangers. Come out to the Ball Park in Arlington to cheer on the Texas Rangers in this first of a four game series with the Baltimore Orioles. And don’t forget to “root, rool, root for the home team.” May 18,7:05 p.m. Ball Park in Arlington. 817-273-5100.
Golf with Alan Shepard. Following two grumpy old men around a golf course doesn’t sound like much fun? Well it is in this Addison theater presentation that brings together golf, space exploration, and the meaning of life. Through May 6. Thu & Fri. 8 p.m.; Sat, 3 & 8 p.m. Water Tower Theater, 15650 Addison Rd. 972-450-6232.
42nd Street Can the understudy save the day when the star of the show breaks her ankle the night before the show’s big Broadway opening? This Cinderella story of Broadway is a remake of the classic 1933 movie. Casa Mariana presents this sassy musical for all to enjoy. May 30-June 4. Tue-Fri. 8 p.m.: Sat, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun, 2 & 7:30 p.m. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. 972-647-5700.
Fosse. There is no method to the madcap hodgepodge of dance numbers that make up Fosse, the Musical-and that’s just fine Critics have hailed the Broadway hit as the “best example of Fosse’s choreographic work on display today.” Words of praise thai lake on even more meaning when you consider that Bob Fosse created the signature moves seen in Cabaret and Chicago, two shows thai continue to wow audiences around the world. All your favorites are here: “Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries.” “Big Spender.” “Bye Bye. Blackbird.” and “Mein Herr.” If you love Broadway, you’ll love Fosse, May 30-Jitn 11. Tue & Wed. 8 p.m.; Thu. Sat & Sun. 2 & 8 p.m.; Fri. 8 p.m. Music Hall at Fair Park. 214-691-7200.
Funny Girl. The Broadway hit that made Barbara Streisand a star. This musical about the life of comedian Fanny Brice is sure to entertain. Through May 21. Garland Performing Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St. 972-205-2790.
The Finger of Death. Murder, mystery, intrigue- and a really good meal. Keith and Margo’s Murder Mystery of Texas hosts this mystery event, where you can play amateur sleuth while enjoying a hors d’oeuvres reception followed by a delicious three-course meal. Pay close attention and you can solve the mystery of secret identities, blackmail, and revenge. May 5-27, Sat & Sun. 8-11 p.m. Pierre’s by the Lake. 3430 Shorecrest. 817-572-2212.
Mack and Mabel. As part of the staged reading series. The Tomorrow Project, Broadway celebrities Kristin Chenoweth and Jeff McCarthy star in Mack and Mabel. The story of silent film director Mack Sennett and his starlet/lover Mabel Normand features a score by Hello Dolly composer Jerry Herman. May 1, 8 p.m. Casa Mariana. 3101 West Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. 817-332-2272.
Mizlansky/Zilinski or Schmucks. Glamour, greed, and scheming in the ’80s-this comedy by Jon Robin Bailz, will have you laughing. At the height of Hollywood glamour in the 1980s. Davis Mizlansky comes up with a plan to shake the IRS. And what better way to do it than with a money-hiding scheme that involves a former business partner and wealthy dentists? Through May 28. Tue-Thu, 7:30 p.m.; Fri, 8 p.m.; Sat, 2:30 & 8 p.m.; Sun, 2:20 p.m. Theatre Three. The Quadrangle. 2800 Routh St. 214-871 -3300.