Out on the Town

exhibit of the month

Celebration and Vision: The Hewitt Collection of African-American Art. Regarded as one of the most important and comprehensive collections of African-American art, the Hewitts are displaying a collection that spans the developments in art of the past 100 years. Through Jan 14.
African American Museum 3536 Grand Ave., 214-565-9026.
hot spot of the month

Let Ali at Cafe Izmir transport you from the noisy streets of Lower Greenville to a savory Mediterranean paradise. Tuesdays, wall-to-wall patrons sip wine (only $12 a bottle) and wait patiently for an open table. Once seated, enjoy delicious hot and cold tapas- from Russian chicken salad and hummus to dolmas and beef kabobs. Top off the evening with a little baklava, and when you roll out to the valet, be grateful that they bring your car to you.-Valerie Douglas
3711 Greenville Ave., 214-826-7788
EDITORS’ PICKS
TOP FIVE THINGS TO DO IN NOVEMBER

1. 2ND ANNUAL DEEP ELLUM FILM FESTIVAL. Nov 15-19. Join filmgoers for five days of screenings, seminars, music performances, art shows, and film competition in the coolest venues of Deep Ellum. Catch a screening on a rooftop or a panel discussion in an art deco theater and discover how Dallas is making a name for itself as a haven for independent film. Don’t miss the special salute to Emmy and Academy Award nominee Griffin Dunne. Deep Ellum. 214-752-6741.
2. AUTUMN AT THE ARBORETUM. Through Nov 12. Celebrate the cooler temperatures of fall by wandering through more than 15,000 chrysanthemums in full bloom at the Dallas Arboretum. Hay bales winding through the gardens provide fun for the kiddos, and live music and entertainment fills the air every weekend. Also on the weekends, don’t miss the demonstrations and gardening tips from the pros. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. 8525 Garland Rd. 214-327-8263.
3. EL DIA DE LOS MUERT0S CELEBRATION. Nor 5. The Modem Art Museum gives the whole family a chance to experience this notable Mexican holiday. Load the kids in the mmivan, head out to Cowtown, and enjoy an afternoon of festivities, including storytelling, traditional Mexican dance, music and art activities, and much more. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. 1309 Montgomery St. 817-738-9215.
4. THE DALLAS OPERA PRESENTS MADAMA BUTTERFLY. Nov 2-11. The Dallas Opera kicks off its 44th international season with Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, starring Chinese soprano Chen Sue Pana-riello in her American debut, This illfated love story between a young Japanese girl and an American naval officer is one of the most popular operas of audiences worldwide and also the composer’s favorite. All performances are sung in the original Italian with English subtitles. Fair Park Music Hall. 214-443-1000.
5. TURKEY TROT. Nov 23. This Turkey Day institution is always jam-packed with both the health-conscious and those who simply want to escape the in-laws. What better way to get yourself good and hungry for all that turkey and stuffing than by running the 3-mile or8-mile race through the streets of downtown Dallas’? Proceeds benefit the YMCA. 214-821-0909.

ATTRACTIONS
Dallas World Aquarium & Zoological Garden. This man-made wonder includes the ongoing exhibit “Rainforest: Orinoco-Secrets of the River,” an exploration of the Orinoco Basin in Venezuela, Journey up the escalator for a multilevel view of the rainforest, and don’t miss the saltwater tanks showcasing marine life from around the world. Open daily, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.1801 N. Griffin St. 214-720-2224.
The Women’s Museum: An Institute for the Future. Located in the art deco beauty of Fair Park, the DWM-in association with the Smithsonian-is one of only five museums in the country that celebrates American women’s contribution to the history of our country. “Notable American Women,” the opening exhibit, showcases a collection of portraits from the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Tue-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun, noon-5 p.m. 3800 Parry Ave.. Fair Park. 214-915-0860.
DANCE
Billy the Kid. During the month of November, the Fort Worth Dallas Ballet promises a Season of Seduction to appeal to those who need a little spice in their lives, Benjamin Houlk, artistic director for the Fort Worth Dallas Ballet, brings his version of Billy the Kid to life for both children and adults to enjoy. This 50-year-old classic launches the 40th anniversary season of the Fort Worth Dallas Ballet. Nov 10-12. Fri & Sat, 8 p.m.; Sun, 2 p.m. Bass Performance Hall, 4th St. @ Calhoun St., Fort Worth. 817-212-4280.
Diavolo. TITAS brings you the Dallas debut of Diavolo, an experience of powerful images that pushes the envelope of modem dance. Dancers, gymnasts, and actors develop abstract narratives of the human condition on surrealistic sets and structures. This high-energy show is a compelling and inspiring crowd-pleaser. Nov 3-4, 8 p.m. McFarland Auditorium, 6405 Boaz Ln. 214-528-6112.
Estampa Espanola. There’s no denying that Flamenco dance is hot, so come out and watch the masters as they sizzle on the stage. “Colonial Suite” features dancers performing in Flamenco styles influenced by Lalin American songs and music. “Fuegoy Martillo” is an impressionistic flamenco ballet based on the rhythm and songs of the early gypsy blacksmith. Nov 11, 2 & 7 p.m. El Centra College, Main St. @ Lamar St. 888-597-7827.
Fall Dance Concert. Don’t miss this exciting combination of new works and timeless masterpieces brought to you by SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, including Bournonville Divertissement, a stunning ballet originally staged by Danish ballerina Toni Lander. Nov 15-19. Wed-Sat,8p.m.;Sun,2p.m. Bob Hope Theatre, 6101 Bishop Blvd. 214-768-2787.

EVENTS
17th Annual Beaujolais Festival. Uncork the 2000 Beaujolais Nouveau season at this wine-lovers party, Learn how to pair wine with food and impress your friends with your extensive knowledge of cheese. Nov 17, 7 p.m. World Trade Center, 2050 N. Stemmons Fwy. 972-241-0111.
Cooking School. Alfred Portale, one of the great masters of New American cuisine, presents recipes that are based on his belief that the best food is created from the freshest season ingredients. Nov 13, 6-9 p.m. CookWorks. 5213 Alpha Rd. 972-960-2665.
Dallas Gem & Mineral Society’s 43rd Annual Show. With a plethora of minerals and gems on display, we expect to see every gold digger west of the Mississippi fighting for jewels. For the kiddos there is a Children’s Mine, Wheel of Fortune, and prizes. If you get really bored, you can always go to the silent auction and put your boss’ name and number down for something. Nov 18-19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Big Town Exhibition Hall, U.S. 80 @ Big Town Blvd. 972-495-1789.
Dallas International Art and Antique Fair. Eighty top dealers from around the world display their furniture, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, books, silver, and much more under a 55,000-square-foot tent. Nov 2-8, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. International Pavilion, Woodall Rogers Fwy. @ Field St. 561-220-2690.
The SPCA of Texas Holiday Pavilion at NorthPark Center. This year’s annual SPCA Holiday Pavilion has many things to entice the canine or feline lover in your family. The animal extravaganza includes a gift shop with knick-knacks for folks with a soft spot for cats and dogs, as well as an animal adoption area for those who would like to take home a new family addition, Nov I7-Dec 31, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. NorthPark Center. 214-361-6345.
A View From Washington: Election 2000. Chris Wallace, chief correspondent for ABC’s 20/20 and anchor for NBC’s Meet the Press, will be lecturing on the 2000 presidential campaign and offering unique perspectives on today’s he
ines, With a list of awards including two Emmys. this is an opportunity to get the inside story on Bush and Gore from someone who knows. Nov 16, 11 a.m. Performance Hall of Eastfield College. 3737 Motley Dr., Mesquite. 972-860-7185.

KIDSTUFF
Dave Lane Family First Day. With half-price admission to the Dallas Zoo all day, WFAA-TV sponsors a kid-friendly event with crafts, games, a petting zoo, and musical entertainment. Nov 11,11 a,m.-3 p.m. Dallas Zoo. 650 S. R.L. Thornton Fwy. 214-670-5656.
Go Figura. Get your young ones a step ahead of the others in math through this fun, hands-on experience. Each environment set up within the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History gives kids the opportunity to enjoy fun ways to learn simple math skills. It also offers multiple role-playing opportunities and an area where parents and children can read together, Mom and Dad should both come along because they just might learn something new. Through Jan 1. Mon-Thu, 9 a.m,-5:30 p.m.; Fri-Sat, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun, noon-5:30 p.m. Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1501 Montgomery St., Fort Worth. 817-255-9408.
Saturday Zoo School. Why let your children run around the house all weekend? Let them expend some of that energy at the Fort Worth Zoo. All young animal lovers are invited to learn about amphibians and reptiles. Dads. you’re welcome to learn more about those frogs on the Budweiser commercials that keep you in stitches. Through Dec 2. Every Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon. Fort Worm Zoo, 1989 Colonial Pkwy., Fort Worth. 817-871-7000.
Super Saturday Family Series: Body Casting, Grab the family album, put the dog in his kennel, and turn off that football game. Dad. Take the family out and create a decorative frame and Liebermann’s Suite from the opera Dorian Gray along with Tchaikovsky’s Winter Dreams. Nov 16-19, Thu-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun, 2:30 p.m. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. 214-692-0203.
Karin Schaupp. Schaupp began playing guitar at age 5 and was onstage at age 6. This genius of the guitar has performed all around the world and returns to Dallas for one show. Nov 14. 8 p.m. Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.. Mesquite. 214-528-3733.
Remember Shakti. Featuring the masterful jazz guitar work of John McLaughlin and the Indian table artistry of Zakir Hussain, east meets west once again to form a new world of music when these two musical giants reunite. Nov 11,8 p.m. McFarland Auditorium, 6405 Boaz Ln. 214-528-6112.
Ricky Skaggs. Put on your boots, clean off that cowboy hat, and iron those Wranglers. Blue-grass vocalist and instrumentalist Ricky Skaggs performs all of his hits. This national celebrity has 24 hit singles in Billboard’s Top 20, five Grammy Awards, and eight awards from the Country Music Association. Nov 14, 8 p.m. Bass Performance Hall, 4th St. @ Calhoun St.. Fort Worth. 817-212-4280.

SPORTS
Let It Fly. Alright, men. Time to dust off the cleats, load up the cooler, suck in the gut, and play some four-on-four flag football. Sure, it’s been more than two decades since you last played an organized sport, but what belter time than now to get out there and show the ladies what kind of man you really are? Nov 11-12 & Nov 18-19,9 a.m.-5 p.m. Southfork Ranch, Hogge Rd., Parker. 888-800-1226.
SMU Football. SMU hosts its biggest rival, the homfrogs from TCU, for what is sure to he the most exciting game of the season. Bring the whole family and check out SMU’s new digs, or come with the guys and re-live the glory’ days. Nov 24.6:30 p.m. Gerald J. Ford Stadium. Mockingbird Ln. @ Airline Ave. 214-SMU-GAME.
THEATER
Act of Passion. Though the title may sound like last weekend’s escapade in the Caribhean, John Tyson’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a dark journey of obsession and addiction. Great for a The collection stops in Fort Worth, the only United States venue on this international tour, before it moves on to Austria. Nov 12-Feb 25. Tue-Thu & Sat, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri, noon-8 p.m.; Sun, noon-5 p.m. Kimbell Art Museum. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.. Fort Worth. 817-332-8451.
Milan Gallery. With hands like these, sculptor Marton Varo should be giving out massages. Instead, through an inspiration of ancient Greek sculpture within a post-modem context, Varo captures the Greek body in rare form. Mon-Thu, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat, noon-9 p.m.; Sun, 1-5 p.m. 408 Houston St.. Fort Worth. 817-338-4278.
Modern Masters of Mexico. Regarded as one of the world’s best private holdings of 20th-century Mexican art, this exhibition features Frida Kahlo, the great muralist Diego Rivera, and The Gelman Collection. Through Jan 28. Tue-Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thu, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. 214-922-1200.
Santiago Calatrava: Algur H. Meadows Award for Excellence in the Arts. Internationally renowned architect, engineer, and sculptor Santiago Calatrava is best known for his public structure designs, including drawing up the plans for the Trinity River bridges in our fair city. Several events are planned for this weekend. including two panel discussions and a conversation with the architect. Panel Discussion; The Architect and the City, Nov 2,7 p.m. Panel Discussion: The Architect as Artist. Nov 3, 2 p.m. A Conversation with Santiago Calatrava, Nov 3. 7:30 p.m. Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. 214-768-ARTS.
Selected Works from the Texas Portraits Series. William McEwen brings his photography of Texas residents to the Irving Arts Center. McEwen has photographed The Dixie Chicks, astronaut Jerry Linenger. and author Sandra Brown. His work has been exhibited all over the United States. Through Jan 7. Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-5 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.

MUSIC
Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Spice up your weekend with some culture. With Andrew Litton conducting and Peter Donohoe playing the piano, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will be presenting the world premier of Liebermann’s Suite from the opera Dorian Gray along with Tchaikovsky’s Winter Dreams. Nov 16-19, Thu-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun, 2:30 p.m. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. 214-692-0203.
Karin Schaupp. Schaupp began playing guitar at age 5 and was onstage at age 6. This genius of the guitar has performed all around the world and returns to Dallas for one show. Nov 14. 8 p.m. Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.. Mesquite. 214-528-3733.
Remember Shakti. Featuring the masterful jazz guitar work of John McLaughlin and the Indian table artistry of Zakir Hussain, east meets west once again to form a new world of music when these two musical giants reunite. Nov 11,8 p.m. McFarland Auditorium, 6405 Boaz Ln. 214-528-6112.
Ricky Skaggs. Put on your boots, clean off that cowboy hat, and iron those Wranglers. Blue-grass vocalist and instrumentalist Ricky Skaggs performs all of his hits. This national celebrity has 24 hit singles in Billboard’s Top 20, five Grammy Awards, and eight awards from the Country Music Association. Nov 14, 8 p.m. Bass Performance Hall, 4th St. @ Calhoun St.. Fort Worth. 817-212-4280.

SPORTS
Let It Fly. Alright, men. Time to dust off the cleats, load up the cooler, suck in the gut, and play some four-on-four flag football. Sure, it’s been more than two decades since you last played an organized sport, but what belter time than now to get out there and show the ladies what kind of man you really are? Nov 11-12 & Nov 18-19,9 a.m.-5 p.m. Southfork Ranch, Hogge Rd., Parker. 888-800-1226.
SMU Football. SMU hosts its biggest rival, the homfrogs from TCU, for what is sure to he the most exciting game of the season. Bring the whole family and check out SMU’s new digs, or come with the guys and re-live the glory’ days. Nov 24.6:30 p.m. Gerald J. Ford Stadium. Mockingbird Ln. @ Airline Ave. 214-SMU-GAME.
THEATER
Act of Passion. Though the title may sound like last weekend’s escapade in the Caribhean, John Tyson’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a dark journey of obsession and addiction. Great for a first date. Nov 11-Dec 10. Thu-Sat, 8 p.m.; Sun, 2 p.m. The MAC, 3120 McKinney Ave. 214-953-1055.
Cowgirls. You have no excuse if you miss the musical that The New York Times called “a joyous slapstick hoedown.” Set in rural Kansas, (which is so much like rural Texas), this play tells the tale of a dance hall owner who tries to save her establishment from the bank by throwing a hoe-down. Hilarity ensues when a classical trio shows up to entertain the crowd-instead of the country band she ordered. Nov 24-Dec 23.Thu & Sun,7:30 p.m.: Fri & Sat, 8 p.m.; Sun, 2 p.m. Stage West, 3055 S. University Dr., Fort Worth. 817-924-9454.
An Experiment with an Air Pump. So the title sounds like something you bought on the Internet because it guaranteed results. Actually, this British play, a hit in both New York and London, is set on the eve of 1800 and later the eve of 2000. Full of dark secrets and love, this is a must-see. Through Nov 12. Tue-Thu & Sun, 7:30 p.m.; Fri. 8 p.m.; Sat, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun, 2 pun. Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. 214-522-8499.
Family Secrets. If Eddie Murphy did it in The Nutty Professor, then so can Sherry Glasser. This hilarious roller-coaster-ride story of a Jewish-American family is presented solely by Glasser, who transforms herself into five family members of both sexes. Nov 18,8 p.m. Zale Auditorium, 7900 Northaven Rd. 214-739-2737.
The Homecoming. Christopher Sergei has written a play about a rural family’s love of and devotion to their father who is lost in a snowstorm. A heartwarming Christmas story for the whole family. Nov 30-Dec 19. Thu, 7:30 p.m.; Fri, 8 p.m.; Sat. 2 & 8 pun.; Sun, 2 & 5:30 pun. Theatre Arlington. 305 W. Main St., Arlington. 817-261-9628.
It Takes Two. With a list of awards ranging from multiple Grammys to three platinum records. the team of Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. is sure to get you out of that chair and onto the dance floor, This musical celebration of great rock from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s also includes dinner. Nov 14-18, 6:30 p.m. The Southfork Ballroom, Hogge Rd., Parker. 972-442-5259.
Solo Series. David Sedaris’ Me Talk Pretty One Day is the first of many solo performances The MAC presents this fall. Sedaris, who is renowned for his great humor, recounts stories from his best-selling book. Nov 2-4. Thu, 8 p.m.; Fri & Sat, 7 & 9 pun. The MAC, 3120 McKinney Ave. 214-953-1212.

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