The corning fortnight . By Suzanne Shelton MARCH GRAB BAG MUSEUM DEBUT The 23-year-old Contemporary Arts Association opens doors of its first permanent home, an aluminum-skin parallelogram, with “Exhibition 10,” works by 10 contemporary artists, including Michael Snow’s blimp which circles over the museum; Vera Simons’ huge water wave in a 200-foot ditch; Newton Harrison’s “Survival Farm” with 56 varieties of plants; plus films, photography, music, poetry and dance; through May, Contemporary Arts Museum, Montrose at Bissonnet, Houston. BIALKO One of University of Texas’ most talented young faculty members, Sylvia Bialko exhibits abstract canvases; through March 26, Parkcrest Gallery, Austin. JURY SHOW Jewish Community Center conducts its Eighth Center Jury Award Art Exhibition, judged by Leonard Sipiori, director of El Paso Museum of Art; through April 8, Jewish Community Center, 5601 So. Braeswood, Houston. BACKWARD GLANCE Ary Stillman Retrospective is first comprehensive exhibition of Stillman’s paintings since his death in 1967; Russian-born artist left New York art scene in 1955, settling in Mexico, where most of these exhibited paintings were executed; through March 26, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. MARCH 17 COUNTRY WOODSTOCK The first annual Dripping Springs Reunion through March 19. During the three-day festival, Dripping Springs will be graced with such country-western greats as Tex Ritter, Roy Acuff, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennigns, Loretta Lynn, Hank Snow, Lester Flat, Roger Miller, Earl Scruggs, and many others. Tickets are on sale at Sears stores in many Texas cities. DANCE CONCERT Igor Youskevitch, renowned Russian-born dancer who divides his time between New York and the University of Texas dance program, stages classical ballet work, with additional ballet, modern and jazz choreography by Lathan Sanford, Powell Shepherd and other faculty; through March 18, 8 p.m., Laboratory Theatre, University of Texas, Austin. DRUGS ONSTAGE “Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?” is the unlikely title of Don Petersen’s play about young dope addicts in rehabilitation hospital, with William Shatner opens new campus theatre; through March 18, 8 p.m., Mary Moody Northen Theatre, St. Edward’s University, Austin. KNOCK, KNOCK “Guess Who” keeps ’em guessing in rock concert; 8 p.m., Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi. MARCH 18 GUITARIST English guitarist Julian 2 The Texas Observer Bream, one of the world’s greatest, in concert; Jones Hall, Houston. BOHEMIAN OPERA It’s early 19th century in Paris’ Latin Quarter and the starving students are singing for their supper in “La Boheme,” Puccini’s bittersweet tale of bohemian camaraderie and consumption; 8 p.m., Hogg Auditorium, University of Texas, Austin. MARCH 19 BAND-O-RAMA Features UT Longhorn Band, conducted by Vincent DiNino and James Hejl, plus White, Orange and Jazz Bands; 3 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, Austin. MARCH 20 CHAMBER MUSIC Smetana Piano Trio performs for Dallas Chamber Music Society; Caruth Auditorium, Southern Methodist University, Dallas. MARCH 21 R&H MUSICAL “Carousel” premiered in New York in 1945 with young John Raitt in the role of Billy Bigelow; he’s finally made it to Texas, voice and magic intact, with New York touring company cast; Municipal Auditorium, Austin. PERCUSSION It’s called “Percussion Extravaganza” with the UT Percussion Ensemble and Powell Shepherd’s choreography of Jack McKenzie Dance Theater Piece, plus “Jesus Christ, Superstar” arrangement for percussion with UT Southern Singers, George Frock directing; 8:15 p.m., Hogg Auditorium, University of Texas, Austin. MARCH 22 BRASSY Members of SMU Faculty Brass Ensemble get together to play a few; Meadows School of the Arts, Dallas. WOODWINDS Now it’s the woodwinds’ turn, as members of UT Faculty Woodwind Quintet perform Villa-Lobos “Quintet” and other works planned for April tour of. Northeastern colleges; 8:15 p.m., Recital Hall, University of Texas, Austin. MARCH 23 DAZZLING DUO Sonny and Cher, currently projecting a Grand Funky Glitter. image, grace Texas stages on national tour; Coliseum, Houston; also March 24, 8:15 p.m., Memorial Auditorium, Dallas. PIANIST Robert Di Gaetano with Beaumont Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, ending orchestra’s current season; City Auditorium, Beaumont. CAMBIATA CONCERT Cambiata Solists’ “Spain, the Harpsichord & Hindemith” is mixed bag of music with UT Chamber Singers directed by Yvar-Emilian Mikhashoff; 8:15 p.m., Recital Hall, University of Texas, Austin. MARCH 24 POPS CONCERT Waco Symphony Orchestra with Daniel Sternberg, conductor, plays some pop tunes for the local folks; 8:15 p.m., Waco Hall, Waco. MARCH 25 GOLDFINGER GIRL Remember the girl who torched “Goldfinger” and now insists “Diamonds are Forever”? It’s Shirley Bassey with her brassy voice, in concert, 8:30 p.m., Jones Hall, Houston. MARCH 26 VOICE CONCERT Eugene Conley, tenor, performs in solo concert; Museum of Fine Arts Auditorium, Fair Park, Dallas. MARCH 31 SLEAZY SEX Little Theatre Corpus Christi celebrates the Great American Hangup with a recent Broadway drama, aptly titled “Motel Love, American Style;” 8:30 p.m., 5525 So. Alameda, Corpus Christi.
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