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q4401V ,40. 04101iPSC 44. The coming fortnight .. . By Suzanne Shelton OCTOBER GRAB BAG TEXAS ARCHITECTURE See what stood where the highrises stand as San Jacinto Museum exhibits 135 photographs of Texas homes of the 19th Century, throughout October; 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Sundays, San Jacinto Monument. DAVIE EXHIBIT Alan Davie, Scottish-born expressionist painter influenced by Jackson Pollock, displays 40 paintings in retrospective exhibit; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m to .1 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays University of Texas Art Museum, Austin. MEXICAN FOLK ART Pottery, toys, clothing, furniture, and other popular art representing 10 states in Mexico, collected by Smithsonian Institution; through Oct. 18, Laguna Gloria Museum, 3809 West 35th, Austin. OCTOBER 9 MANCE LIPSCOMB Easily Texas’ foremost folk artist, the 74-year-old granddaddy of country blues performs through Oct. 10 at Armadillo World Headquarters; 5251/2 Barton Springs Road, Austin. STRINDBERG SONATA “The Ghost Sonata,” August Strindberg’s symbolic drama, performed by First Repertory Company each Friday and Saturday through Oct. 31, also Nov. 5-7; 8:15 p.m., 110 Chichester \(Austin Highway JANET BAKER The British mezzo-soprano performs in the Cultural Entertainment Committee’s Solo Artist Series; 8:15 p.m., Hogg Auditorium, University of Texas, Austin. OCTOBER 10 ARTS OF OCEANIA Exhibit surveying indigenous art of Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, through Nov. 29; Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Fair Park, Dallas, OCTOBER 11 YA’LL COME Grand Ole Opry brings its country-style corn to the good people of San Antonio; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio. OCTOBER 12 EXPERIMENTAL DANCE Alwin Nikolais Dance Theatre in Residency presents its unusual blend of electronic sound, lighting, and dancers used as scenery, props, and mood; 8 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, Austin; also Oct. 15-16, Ed Landreth Auditorium, Fort Worth. OCTOBER 13 GILBERT & SULLIVAN Anthology of old show tunes performed by six artists of D’Oyly Carte repertory company; 8:15 p.m., McFarlin Memorial Auditorium, Southern Methodist University, Dallas. 2 The Texas Observer Mance Lipscomb OCTOBER 15 POET LECTURES Fans of Lawrence Ferlenghetti will hear the poet speak and will no doubt present their slender volumes for autographing; 8 p.m., University Center Houston Room, University of Houston, Houston. SWEDISH SONGSTERS, Royal Uppsala University Chorus, 80-voice male choir under the direction of Eric Ericson, presents traditional Swedish choral works; 8:15 p.m., McFarlin Memorial Auditorium, Southern Methodist University, Dallas. FIESTA ‘HIDALGO The little town of Edinburg turns inside out with its annual schedule of festival events: City banquet, Oct. 15; rodeo and concert, Oct. 16; trial ride, Oct. 17; art show, Oct. 18; carnival and concert, Oct. 19; with festivities continuing through Oct. 21, Edinburg. DADDY’S GIRL Updated version of the Electra-Orestes legend, this “The Finger Tomb” by playwright Ronald Wilcox of the Dallas Theatre Center, performed by Ruth Taylor Theater through Oct. 17, also Oct. 22-24; 8:15 p.m., Attic Two, Trinity University, San Antonio. OCTOBER 16 FLAMENCO GUITAR Almost a regular on the Texas cultural circuit, guitarist Carlos Montoya appears on one performance; McFarlin Memorial Auditorium, Southern Methodist University, Dallas. OCTOBER ,19 KATHY COMES HOME. Kathryn Grant Crosby, the U.T. Drama Department’s claim to fame, is guest star in “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,” Jay Allen’s story of an eccentric English schoolteacher in the 1930s; through Oct. 24; 8 p.m., Hogg Auditorium, .University of Texas, Austin. MISHA DICHTER The Shanghai-born, Polish piano virtuoso scored high tin Russia’s Third International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition and is currently hitting the bigtime on the soloist circuit at the heady age of 24; performing Mozart’s Concert in E Flat Major with the Houston Symphony Orchestra through Oct. 20; 8:30 p.m., Jones Hall, Houston. DOUBLE-BILL Margo Jones Theatre presents “Slow Dance on the Killing Ground,” followed by “The Imaginary Invalid”; Oct. 21; SMU Owen Arts Center, Dallas. OCTOBER 20 FIESTA The sister cities of Del Rio and Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, celebrate their 15th annual Fiesta de la Amistad with parades, beauty pageants, Mexican folk dancing and carnivals; through Oct. 25, Del Rio Civic Center, Del Rio. OCTOBER 22 ELECTRA AGAIN. As if one complex weren’t enough for October, here’s “Mourning Becomes Electra” by Eugene O’Neill, through Nov. 22; 8 p.m. opening night, 8:30 p.m. thereafter, Alley Theatre, Houston. THE SUPREMES Minus Diana Ross, the Supreme trio performs in the Civic Lubbock, Inc. series; 8:15 p.m., Lubbock Municipal Coliseum, Lubbock. OCTOBER 23 AZNAVOUR The little Frenchman from “Shoot the Piano Player,” sings in one performance; McFarlin Memorial Auditorium, Southern Methodist University, Dallas. Also appearing at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Jones Hall, Houston. \(Calendar events may be submitted to the Coming Fortnight, Texas Observer, 504 W. 24th One sonnett:Undonne The black man dead, clenched among scruffs of dead grass, his open eyes filmed with yellow dirt, near Capetown, is, regardless of what’s said, not my dying. Nor does the quick blunt hurt of knowledge touch me as the private flies from near Phu Bai right through the door of light; surprised, robbed of his privacy, he dies too far away. The dreams he won last night are really lost, ruined in the quiet flare of shorting circuitry inside his head, and I remain unravaged. Though I dare bells not to toll for me, I am not dead nor yet so savage in my vanity to call affected death humanity. DAVE HICKEY Austin