The coming fortnight … By Suzanne Shelton NOVEMBER GRAB BAG FILM FEST Jewish Community Center sponsors a festival of unusually fine documentaries: “The War Game,” Academy Award winner which explores a post nuclear war world, Nov. 24; “Still a Brother \(Inside the Negro bourgeoisie, Dec. 1; “Harvest of Shame,” CBS’s documentary about migrant workers, Dec. 8; and “Superfluous People,” another CBS documentary examining welfare aid as a social and political problem, Dec. 15, 8 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 5601 South Braeswood, Houston. UNIVERSITY ART Faculty members of Trinity art department exhibit their pottery, paintings, sculpture, drawings and photography through Nov. 25, while local artists, among them four Trinity students, exhibit their art works through Nov. 30; faculty show in Laurie Auditorium, student show in Ruth Taylor Music Center Gallery, Trinity University, San Antonio. MORE FILMS While their Wednesdays are devoted to documentaries, Jewish Community Center’s Sundays belong to Shakespeare: “Macbeth,” Nov. 21; “Hamlet,” Dec. 5; “Henry V,” Dec. 12; and “Romeo and Juliet,” Dec. 19; 3:30 p.m., Jewish Community Center, Houston. SUPERSTARS Billy Sullivan, New York artist and friend of Andy Warhol, has painted the latter’s whole galaxy of superstars, including Jane Forth, Taylor Mead, and Viva; also such superstars as Supertrish and Superjulie, Janis Joplin, Mick Jagger, and Bette Davis; on display Contract Graphics, 5116 Morningside, Houston. NOVEMBER 19 MOLIERE The nasty old master’s “Imaginary Invalid,” staged by drama students of UT Arlington; through Nov. 20 at 8 p.m., Nov. 21 at 3p.m., Theatre, University of Texas at Arlington. ARTSY-CRAFTSY It’s a festival and participants will be Texas artists, including students; Dobie Center, 2021 Guadalupe, Austin. ” CONCERT Collegium Musicum presents concert of Burgundian, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical music, directed by music professor Gerald Benjamin; 8 p.m., Ruth Taylor Music Center Concert Hall, Trinity University, San Antonio. NOVEMBER 21 CONCERT ENCORE The Virtuoso Quartet sponsored by School of Music, in concert; 4 p.m. Agnes Arnold Hall, University of Houston, Houston. NOVEMBER 22 ROMANTIC MUSIC Duo-pianists Paul Vellucci and Alfred Mouledous perform in SMU Roman Music Festival; Caruth Auditorium, Southern Methodist University, Dallas. 2 The Texas Observer Jane Forth NOVEMBER 26 DONOVAN The “Jennifer, Juniper” man is still going it alone, singing his shy songs, and packing in the audiences; 8 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio; Dec. 5, Houston Coli scum. CHARLIE BROWN Plus Lucy and Linus and Schroeder and Snoopy come alive in “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” staged by Dallas Repertory Theatre; through Jan. 9, North Park Mall, Dallas. NOVEMBER 29 DALLAS MUSIC Two events in Big D include “L’Orchestra Michelangelo di Firenze” with musicians from Florence, McFarlin Auditorium; and Richard Glangiulio, performing on his trumpet, Meadows School of the Arts, Dallas. NOVEMBER 30 PIANISTS Robert and Gaby Casadesus plunk the keyboard in Houston Civic Music concert; Jones Hall, Houston. DECEMBER 2 MORE SHAKESPEARE First Repertory Theatre repeats its version of “Measure for Measure,” through Dec. 11; 110 Chichester, San Antonio. FRENCH FARCE Alley Theatre tackles a tale of revolving beds, hurriedly slammed doors, scurried concealments and other such nonsense, “A Flea in Her Ear,” Georges Feydeau’s farce written in 1907 \(comedy hasn’t changed much, Ave., Houston. CHILDREN’S DRAMA “Niccolo and Nicollette,” also known as “The Puppet Prince,” is Allen Cullen’s fairytale fantasy with a sophisticated twist; through Dec. 8, Hogg Auditorium. University of Texas, Austin. CHILDREN’S MUSIC Beaumont Symphony Orchestra schedules free Youth plus Family Night Concert, including light classical and popular music such as Leonard Bernstein’s Overture to “Candide,” dances from “The Bartered Bride,” and movie themes; youth concert 3 p.m., family concert 8 p.m., City Auditorium, Beaumont. DECEMBER 3 FAUSTThe soul dangling between Heaven and Hell has been celebrated in verse, fiction, drama, also in Gounod’s opera, presented by Fort Worth Opera Association, with outstanding guest artist, Normal Treigle as Mephistopheles, plus Met tenor Enrico DiGiuseppe as Faust, Canadian soprano Heather Thomson as Marguerite, Rudolf Kruger conducting; through December 5 with 8 p.m. performances Friday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinee; Convention Center Theatre, Fort Worth. DINNERTIME They’re billing it as “a freewheeling family comedy for the Christmas season,” which sounds like a press agent’s dream; “The Man Who Came to Dinner,” presented by Little Theatre Corpus Christi; through Dec. 4, also Dec. 9-11, 16-18, Little Theatre Playhouse, Corpus Christi. PIANIST Lucien Leinfelder performs in SMU Faculty Series; Meadows School of the Arts, Dallas. Under the mud-colored dome I Congress convenes. Rustling voices . . . schoolday dealing. Grave eyes and lip-foam. II A squirrel run’s madly into the street, Leaves flip as cars go by. Electric-rubber mats are stepped on: Glass doors jerk open. III Representative Homer Lee Awl, Democrat, stands to address the House In his vital voice: I REMEMBER COWS CHAWING YELLOW HAY AND RAIN SOFTLY FALLING ON THE FARM Congress adjourns While Awl is led away. JAMES WHITAKER Aus tin
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