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The coming ortnight . . By Suzanne Shelton APRIL GRAB BAG ROMANTIC OP Known as “the great romantic of Op Art,” Wojciech Fangor paints sensuous optical color works involving chromatic zones with dissolving hues and planes; 37 of his works on display through May 9, Fort Worth Art Center-Museum, 1309 Montgomery, Fort Worth. RICHARD SMITH The prizewinning British artist, known for his three-dimensional, shaped canvases of molded plywood forms covered with canvas and acrylic paint, exhibits another phase of his works, embossed lithographs and cut and folded multi-leaf lithographs; through May 1, Contract Graphics, 5116 Morningside, Houston. APRIL 17 DANCERS WORKSHOP “Concert of New Dance Pieces” includes jazz movement composition, using body as variety of instruments; abstract dance dealing with movement as kinesthetic sensation and perception; suite of dances exploring pop art scene, psychological environments; based on Aiwin Nikolais’ theory of new dance as poetry of motion, shape, time, space; also April 25 and 26, 8 p.m., Methodist Student Center, 2434 Guadalupe, Austin. TENNESSEE TALE “The Glass Menagerie,” Tennessee Williams’ melancholy drama of a crippled girl and her Gentleman Caller, headlines Jewish Community Center Performing Arts Festival; Julie Haydon, who appeared in original cast of the Williams play in 1945, will appear in role of the mother with student actors from Pan American College; through April 18, 8 p.m., Kaplan Theatre, Jewish Community Center, 5601 South Braeswood, Houston. FILM FESTIVAL High school film fest features best films produced by students of Houston’s high schools; 8 p.m., Media Center, Rice University, Houston. STARVING STUDENTS “Poor-Boy” Art Fair displays works by student artists, including cheap masterpieces and once-in-a-lifetime bargains; all day, north bank of Town Lake, west of Lamar Blvd., Austin. APRIL 18 SYMPHONY Program of Berlioz, Schuller and Strauss, plus Korean violinist Young Uck Kim performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, with Houston Symphony Orchestra conducted by new-generation maestro Lawrence Foster, product of Los Angeles Philharmonic; 2:30 p.m., also April 19 and 20, 8:30 p.m., Jones Hp, Houston. APRIL 19 CABARET Critics’ Circle choice form Best Musical of 1966-67, “Cabaret” mocks decadence of pre-Nazi Germany; Jack Wright directs University of Texas Drama Department; through April 24, .8 p.m., Hogg Auditorium, University of Texas, Austin. 2 The Texas Observer Kate plays Coco at State Fair Music Hall FELICIANO Jose himself, the “Light My Fire” man, in concert; 8:30 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, Austin. APRIL 20 COCO The inimitable Katharine Hepburn visits Dallas with the transcontinental touring company of “Coco,” musical hit based on the life April 24, State Fair Music Hall, Dallas. APRIL 21 MUSICAL Little Wharton County Junior College gets it together for its annual drama production, this year “The Man of La Mancha”; through April 24, Wharton County Junior College, Wharton. APRIL 22 MADRIGALS UT Madrigal Singers perform world premiere of Jean Berger’s “Birds of a Feather,” social satire on nature of man, with soloists and quasi-jazz instrumental ensemble; 8:15 p.m., Recital Hall, University of Texas, Austin. MILLERDRAMMER UT Arlington Little Theatre presents Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons”; through April 25, 8 p.m, also April 25, 3 p.m., Little Theatre, University of Texas, Arlington. APRIL 23 DRACULA That lovable old long-clawed, befanged monster himself portrayed by Shoestring Players, under direction of Dr. Charles Myler; through April 25, also April 31, May 1 and 2, 8:15 p.m., The Shoestring Cellar, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio. BALLET Austin Civic Ballet presents Stanley Hall’s new work “The Rites of Joseph Byrd,” and “Tregonel & Divertissement Romantic” plus repeat of the spoof of music-hall ballet of the Victorian Era, “Pastiche a l’Empire”; 8 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, Austin. MORE OPRY Fort Worth Opera Association revives that old spitfire, “Carmen,” with Joy Davidson and John Alexander in lead roles; 8 p.m., also April 25, 2:30 p.m., Convention Center Theater, Fort Worth. PREMIERE COMEDY Carolyn Osborne, UT Austin English instructor, has written “Confetti in the Bathtub,” comedy to be perfornied by Theatre Unlimited; also April 23 and following three weekends, Theatre Unlimited, 15th and Waller, Austin. INDIAN FILM “You Are On Indian Land” documents Canadian Mohawk Indians’ blockade of bridge crossing into United States in protest of violation of 1794 treaty; double-bill with “The Moment of Truth,” Frencesco Rosi’s fictional drama of the world of bullfighting with non-actors including bullfighter Miguelin; 8 p.m., Media Center, Rice University, Houston. BARBERSHOP If your kink is barbershop music, the drought is over; Austin Chord Rangers Chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America presents annual “Make Mine Barbershop” concert; 8 p.rd., Municipal Auditorium, Austin. APRIL 26 SYMPHONY The late Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring,” plus Schumann’s “Piano Concerto in A Minor” and Bach’s “Suite No. 3,” performed by Houston Symphony Orchestra under direction of Lawrence Foster; 8:30 p.m., Jones Hall, Houston. APRIL 27 ART AUCTION It’s the annual auction of original works by UT students and faculty of art; one biology prof scurries in every year and scoops up the goodies, so be early; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Texas Union Patio, University of Texas, Austin. APRIL 28 PIANIST Christina Ortiz performs for Van Cliburn Benefit Concert; 8 p.m., Scott Theatre, Fort Worth. COMPANIONSHIP Yes, I’ve known Love. A pleasant meeting we had. We shook hands, smiled Even ran around together For quite some time, it seems. Sure, I got to know Love Pretty well, all right. Quite a pair we made. Love and me. PHILIP VINSON ‘Fort Worth