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The coming fortnight … By Suzanne Shelton OCTOBER GRAB BAG FLICKOUT You could flickout from now to nightfall and not see all the film festival offerings around the state; a few of my faves this month are the immortal “Citizen Kane,” Oct. 12, 6:30 and 9 p.m., Jester Auditorium, University of Texas, Austin; Mick Jagger’s “Performance” on double-bill with Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Look Back,” Oct. 6-12, and Bergman’s “The Passion of Anna,” Oct. 13-16, Shamrock Four Cinemas, S. Main at Holcombe, Houston. FREE PEEK The John de Menils of Houston exhibit selections from the collection they’ve been gathering since 1945; works include Egyptian statuary, Rembrandts, Picassos, Van Dycks, Oceanic artifacts, Mayan pottery, Peruvian watercolors, Andy Warhols and a bronze from the collection of Louis XIV of Franceand that’s just a selection; through March, 1972, Institute for the Arts, Rice University, Houston. CRAFTS Texas artists exhibit ceramics, enamels, glass, jewelry, bookbinding, textiles, wood, plastics in 15th Texas Crafts Exhibition; Oct. 9-Nov. 7, Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas. CALIFORNIAN Paul Jenkins’ first American retrospective, presented in cooperation with San Francisco Museum of Art; Jenkins’ 37 oil and acrylic canvases painted between 1955 and 1971 feature liquid color poured onto large surfaces and controlled with ivory knives; Oct. 12-Dec. 12, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. PRINTS First Annual Invitational Texas Printmakers Show sponsored by Houston Museum of Fine Arts; Oct. 4-22, Art Gallery, Texas Tech University, Lubbock. OCTOBER 1 PINTER PLAY “The Homecoming” by Harold Pinter opens U of H drama season with guest artist Jack Bell of Houston’s Alley Theatre; through Oct. 2, 8:30 p.m., Cullen Auditorium, University of Houston, Houston. OCTOBER 2 EXPALIDOTIOUS It’s Mary Poppins performed by Casa Manana Playhouse; also Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30, Casa Manana Playhouse, Fort Worth. DRAMA Lillian Hellman adapted “Montserrat” for the stage; it’s set in Venezuela in 1812 and just might be interesting; 8:30 p.m., also Oct. 7, 9, 14, 16, Jewish Community Center, Houston. OCTOBER 4 ALGER UPDATED The Broadway biz slot in this year’s UT drama calendar is filled by “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” musical spoof about knavery of backstabber’s rise to the top in big corporation, in short, the American Way; through Oct. 9, Hogg Auditorium, University of Texas, Austin. PIANIST David Bar-Illan, Israeli-born pianist, who studied at Julliard and made his debut with New York Philharmonic, in concert; Municipal Auditorium, Austin. OCTOBER 5 OPERA Old Carmen and her castanets get trucked out regularly, but if anyone can do Bizet’s opera with flash it’s the Houston Grand Opera Association with guest Agnes Baltsa and Vern Shinall; also Oct. 8 and 10, Jones Hall, Houston. OCTOBER 7 FIRST REP When a playwright’s done to death, it helps if he’s a good playwright to begin with; Bernard Shaw’s “Misalliance,” performed by First Repertory Theatre; through Oct. 9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30; 110 Chichester, San Antonio. OCTOBER 8 ROCK Pack some munchies and journey on down to see Three Dog Night and, with luck, a good warmup band; 8 p.m., Convention Arena, San Antonio. OCTOBER 12 ROYALTY You know how all those British monarchs were, always arguing over boundaries and being lusty and power-hungry; go see it all again in “Lion in Winter,” James Goldman’s play; 8 p.m., Dallas Theater Center, Dallas. IMPROV THEATER The Proposition, improvisational theater group, gets together and lets it happen in Cultural Entertainment Committee series event; Municipal Auditorium, Austin. OCTOBER 17 LAB THEATER In one of the best workshop series for seeing fine plays, UT Drama Department Laboratory Theater presents “The Subject Was Roses,” Frank Gilroy’s drama about a man coming home to face family problems he couldn’t face as a boy; Laboratory Theater, University of Texas Drama Building, Austin. OCTOBER 18 ROMANTIC MUSIC Continuing SMU Romantic Music Restival, SMU Choral Union and Chamber Orchestra, perform with Dr. Lloyd Pfautsch conduction; McFarlin Auditorium, Dallas. OCTOBER 21 CAMINO REAL They’ve even invited Tennessee himself for the opener of the Alley Theatre season, “Camino Real,” which Coming for Sept. 21 disregard that; Alley Theatre, Houston. EDITOR Kaye Northcott CO-EDITOR Molly Ivins EDITOR AT LARGE Ronnie Dugger Contributing Editors: Winston Bode; Bill Brainmer, Gary Cartwright, Lee Clark, Sue Horn Estes, Joe Frantz, Larry Goodwyn, Harris Green, Bill Hamilton, Bill Helmer, Dave Hickey, Franklin Jones, Lyman Jones, Larry L. 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