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The coming ortnight .. . By Suzanne Shelton OCTOBER GRAB BAG PRISONERS ON PARADE It’s Texas Prison Rodeo time again, with variety shows, chuckwagon races, livestock events. Entertainers include Conway Twitty, Oct. 4; Willie Nelson, Oct. 11; Jerry Lee Lewis, Oct. 18; Faron Young, Oct. 25; 2 p.m. each .Sunday in .October, prison stadium, Huntsville. JULIUS CAESAR The Bard is big this month, with “Julius Caesar” through Oct. 10,Dallas Theatre Center, Dallas; “Macbeth” from Sept. 30 to Oct. 17, Globe of the Great Southwest, Odessa; and a Shakespeare Film Festival beginning Oct. 11,Jewish Community Center, Houston. Nothing like new talent. ETHNIC ART Missionary’s donated collection of South African art, including Zulu bead creations; for an indefinite period, Witte Museum, San Antonio. SEPTEMBER 25 BALLET BIGGIES Edward Villela, athlete-turned-dancer, and Patricia McBride of the New York City Ballet in “Command Performance;” 8:15 p.m., Jones Hall, Houston. TIMELY REMINDER “Just Before the War,” photographs of urban life in America and Texas during the Depression; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1 to 5:30 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 15, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth. SEPTEMBER 26 WRITERS’ LUNCHEON Robert Penn Jessamyn West are featured speakers for the Wellesley College Club’s annual Book and Author Luncheon, open to the public; noon, Sheraton-Dallas Hotel, Dallas. ARTS & CRAFTS Drive along the annual Highland Lakes Arts and Crafts Trail, extending 150 miles from Austin to Mason with displays of oils, watercolors, charcoals, pastels, you-name-it. Locations include Zilker Park, Austin; Marble Falls High School; The Highlander Inn, Highway 29, Burnet; Hancock Park, Lampasas; The Art Gallery, Highway 29, Buchanan Dam; Nob Hill Activity Center, Kingsland; Court House Square, Llano; Main square, Mason; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 26 and Oct 3, also noon to 6 p.m., Sept. 27 and Oct. 4. 2 The Texas Observer It’s Beethoven’s 200th SEPTEMBER 27 MUSEUM MUSIC French chamber music in the “Sundays at 4” series; 4 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. SEPTEMBER 28 BEETHOVEN’S BIRTHDAY = Happens every year, only this is his 200th anniversary. Music Division of Southern Methodist University ‘opens “Beethoven 200,” a fortnightly festival, with pianist David Golub; Caruth Auditorium, Dallas. Houston Grand Opera jumps’ on the Beethoven bandwagon with “Fidelio,” Oct. 6, 9, and 11, Jones Hall, Houston, ‘while San Antonio Symphony performs “Salute to the Beethoven Bicentennial Year,” Oct. 8-10, Theater for the Performing Arts, San Antonio. BOFFO MOFFO Famed soprano Anna Moffo performs arias. with Houston Symphony Orchestra; through Sept. 29, Jones Hall, Houston. “OH, CALCUTTA!” King of the nudies has finally filtered down to Texas if you’re still interested; closed circuit television showing of Broadway performance; 8 p.m., Terrace -MoteI Convention Hall, Austin. SEPTEMBER 30 HURRICANE RELIEF Pianist Van Cliburn plays the concerto which won him the Moscow Tchaikovsky competition in 1958; benefit for hurricane Celia victims: 8:30 p.m. Dcl Mar College Auditorium, Corpus Christi. OCTOBER 2 “INDIANS” Arthur Kopit’s experimental play, directed by Bill Moll; also Oct…3, 5-10,.Drama,Building Theater. Room, University of Texas, Austin. SOVIET PIANIST Alexander Slobodyanik, 27-year-old who opened the season with the New York Philharmonic; 8:30 p.m., Music Hall, Houston. OCTOBER 3 CIRCUS ! Before the bigtop becomes obsolete, take the kiddies; Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus, through Oct. 4, Wonderland Shopping Center, San Antonio; Oct. 7, Corpus Christi. OCTOBER 4 ROCK The Jackson 5 sing in one matinee only; 2:30 p.m., Coliseum, Houston. OCTOBER 6 WAR DRAMA “Mother Courage and Her Children,” Bertolt Brecht’s brilliant play about war and materialism, through Oct. 10; North Texas State University Theatre, Denton. OCTOBER 9 “LYSISTRATA” And yet another look at war, this Aristophanes’ comedy in which women discover they have the ultimate weapon for stopping war, through Oct. 11, Oct. 15-16; 8:15 p.m. University Theatre, Texas Tech University, Lubbock. “1776” Broadway comes to the sticks with this big, blowsy musical, through Oct. 25; Music Hall, Dallas. \(Calendar events may be submitted to the Coming Fortnight, Texas Observer, 504 W. 24th Custodians of the past They, to be, would polish flat stones And chip old dates, Kick tin cans And worn out spoons, Walk in tracks Of left over tunes, And eat soft sand From the dead man’s hand. For they be caretakers of final things And stand in awe of time’s debris. TRUETT L. HILLIARD Odessa