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The coming fortnight … By Suzanne Shelton GRAB BAG ARCHITECTURAL IDEAS “The Work of Venturi and Rauch” includes diagrams, photos and descriptions of work of Philadelphia architectural planning firm Venturi and Rauch, with plans for new city in Mojave Desert, proposals for low-income housing, plus research projects; through May 15, Media Center, Rice University, Houston. BUCCANEER DAYS It’s festival time in Corpus Christi with Buccaneer Days Celebration kicking off with Coronation Pageant April 27, Stage Band & Orchestra Music Festival April 28-29, Art Jamboree April 30, Cinco de Mayo Celebration and Choir Music Festival, May 5-6, and Texas Jazz Festival May 7; Memorial Coliseum and DelMar Auditorium, Corpus Christi. SCANDANAVIAN SYMPOSIUM “From Peer Gynt to the Present: The Scandanavian Hero” is theme of symposium with series of speeches including such topics as “Characters of Strindberg Dramas,” 8 p.m. May 1; “Bergman’s Move Toward Nihilism: The Anti-Heroic Stance in ‘Secrets of Women,’ Birk of Life,’ Seventh Seal’ and Chamber Film Trilogy,” 10 a.m. May 3; May 1-3, Academic Center Auditorium, University of Texas, Austin. STUDENT ART Showing of works by senior students in all areas of art; through May 3, Art Building, North Texas State University, Denton. FACULTY ART “Art 72,” invitational art exhibit, features jewelry, sculpture, painting and graphics by members of Texas Tech Department of Art; through May 7, West Texas Museum, Lubbock. APRIL 28 ELTON JOHN In concert; 8 p.m., Hofheinz Pavilion, University of Houston, Houston. SPEBSQSA That roughly stands for the Barbershop Quartet Society and they’re presenting a “Calvalcade of Harmony,” with Tidelands Chorus and sorts of lathery goodies; through April 28, Jones Hall, Houston. MURDER MYSTERY “Ladies in Retirement,” Denham and Percy whodunit, performed by University Theatre; through May 2, 8 p.m., University Theatre, North Texas State University, Denton. APRIL 29 GOFLYAKITE Shoot the spring breeze with 5th Annual Kite-Flying Contest; Tulia. PORTER MUSICAL “Anything Goes,” the 1936 Cole Porter musical in 1962 revised version, performed by Zachary Scott Theatre in their new quarters; through May 21, Zachary Scott Theatre, Austin. GRAND PRIZE Repertory Theatre of Jewish Community Center tries its hand at “The Grand Prize,” Sholom Aleichem’s play featuring authentic Jewish “shtetl” wedding with singing and dancing; also April 30, 8 p.m., Kaplan Theatre, Houston. MAY I DINNER-RECITAL Benefit supper with concert to raise funds for fourth annual Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, with performances by 1962 Cliburn competition winner Ralph Votapek, and his partner Albertine, duo-pianists; 6:30 p.m., Art Center Museum and William Edrington Scott Theater, Fort Worth. MAY 4 CHAMBER MUSIC Dallas Civic Music presents Netherlands Chamber Orchestra in concert; McFarlin Auditorium, Dallas. MAY 5 DRAMA “Fresh” from Broadway as of a few years back, “Plaza Suite,” performed by Little Theatre Corpus Christi; through May 6, also May 11-13, 18-20, Little Theatre Corpus Christi Playhouse, Corpus Christi. STRING TRIO Under direction of Joseph Castle, string trio performs in lovely surroundings of Elisabet Ney Museum; 10 a.m., Austin. MAY 6 DANCE FEST If you’re hard up for entertainment about this time, join the National Polka Festival; through May 7, where else but Ennis? MAY 7 SUNDAY CONCERT As part of Sunday Concert Series, Cathy Millis performes piano selections; Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas. MAY 10 RODEO If the last picture show you saw whetted your appetite for nostalgia, try 27th Annual Santa Rose Roundup, a real North Texas rodeo, complete with dust and smells and bronco bustin’; through May 13, Vernon. MAY 12 SHAWN PHILLIPS A Texas musician who had to go to England to launch his career returns triumphantly to Armadillo World Headquarters. Any friend of Donovan’s is a friend of the armadillo. EDITOR Kaye Northcott CO-EDITOR Moll Ivins EDITOR AT LARGE Ronnie Dugger REVIEW EDITOR Steve Barthelme Contributing Editors: Winston Bode, Bill Brammer, 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. King, Georgia Earnest Klipple, Larry Lee, Al Melinger, Robert L. 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