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The corning fortnight. By Suzanne Shelton JUNE GRAB BAG SUMMERTIME ART Exhibition designed as “working and learning space” with paintings, sculpture and graphics, facilities for children to read, look, and create; through Sept. 1, Masterson Junior Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. MINIATURES Robert Graham designs miniature environments enclosed in plexiglass, allowing the viewer a weird peek at replicas of lifelike human beings involved in routine activies; his first American museum exhibition; through June 25, Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas. FRISCO FLUORESCENCE Richard Bowman, San Francisco artist, exhibits his paintings in fluorescent oils and acrylics in retrospective covering 30 years of his work; through June 25, The Museum, Texas Tech University, Lubbock. TAMARIND PRINTS From Amon Carter Museum, prints from Tamarind Workshop, dedicated to reviving art of lithography; through August 15, Art Museum, University of Texas, Austin. OUTDOOR ROCK Each Thursday through August, rock groups perform under the stars in free concerts; 7:45 p.m., Hillside Theatre, Zilker Park, Austin. JUNE 9 FOLK FETE Ethnic dancing, music, and food, plus fiddler contest, domino tourney, and exhibition by artists and craftsmen \(more of that FOLK CIRCUIT A couple of veterans of the singing circuit, Townes VanZandt, with his ballads like “Delta Mama,” and Don Sanders, the folk humorist who spins yarns and sings, sharing a gig; through June 10, Castle Creek, Austin. BALLET FAIRYTALES Cinderalla, Beauty and her Beast, and the Sugar Plum Fairy are on tap for Austin Ballet Theatre’s free park performance, including narration of the ballets especially for the smallfry; 8 p.m., Hillside Theatre, Zilker Park, Austin. JUNE 10 DAZZLING DUO Sonny and Cher bring their sparkle-plenty to the homefolks, in concert; 8 p.m., Tarrant County Convention Center, Fort Worth. DOUBLE-BILL Ray Price, the “Danny Boy” and “For the Good Times” singer teams with Dallas Symphony Orchestra, performing “Grand Canyon Suite,” “Dance Overture,” and Aaron Copland selections; 8:30 p.m., McFarlin Ausitorium, Dallas. WATER SAFARI Tenth anniversary of worldwide canoe race, with professionals and amateurs competing for $4000-plus by paddling 413 miles downriver; beginning 9:30 a.m., San Marcos’ City Park, and ending with San Marcos festival June 17; canoe race winds through 2 The Texas Observer Drawing by Gerardy Luling, Gonzales, Cuero, Victoria, ending in Seadrift. JUNE 15 FANDANGLE Fort Griffin Fandangle, re-creating prairie history with outdoor spectacle, annually involve almost every resident of Albany, pop. 2000; parade, barbeque, and all the fixin’s; through June 17, also June 22-24, Prairie Theatre, Albany. JUNE 16 DANCE WORKSHOP Students of The Dancers’ School, affiliated with Austin Ballet Theatre, experiment with original choreography in workshop open to city’s dancers; 7 p.m., Dancers’ School, 24th and San Gabriel, Austin. PRINCESS & PEA Dallas Repertory Theatre performs “Once Upon a Mattress,” musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen fairytale about sensitive princess who couldn’t sleep on a pea; through July 9, North Park Hall Theatre, Dallas. KERA BENEFIT Dallasite Michael Murphey sings a selection of his songs \(he wrote most of the pieces on the newest album by Kenny Rogers public television station, 8 p.m., McFarlin Auditorium. JUNE 17 RAY CHARLES Billed as “the GENIUS in person,” Mr. Ray Charles serenades with Raelettes in tow; 8:30 p.m., State Fair Coliseum, Dallas; also June 18, 8:30 p.m., Jones Hall, Houston. ALLEY 000P 000P If you can believe it, it’s Alley Ooop Day; coronation of Queen Ooola climaxes the Miss Stone Age Pageant \(000p, IMPRESSIONIST David Frye, the late-night talk-show impressionist, shares a bill with folk singer Lindy Stevens; 8:15 p.m., Thiry Auditorium, Our Lady of the Lake College, San Antonio. JIM BABY Also an impressionist of sorts, Jim Bailey, the guy who does a sultry Streisand and a gutsy Garland, in drag, performs in concert; 8:30 p.m., McFarlin Auditorium, Dallas; also June 18, 7:30 p.m., Music Hall, Houston. SOUL SOUND Isaac Hayes, with special guest Hot Buttered and Soul, shares his Grammy Award-winning sound in the “Isaac Hayes Movement;” 8:30 p.m., Convention Center Arena, San Antonio. JUNE 18 INSTANT ELVIS The Pelvis, in person; 8:30 p.m., Tarrant County Convention Center, Fort Worth. JUNE 20 MOLLY BROWN TV’s “I Dream of Jeannie,” Barbara Eden, tries her hand in the title role of “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” as Houston Music Theatre opens its summer season of locally casted musicals with imported stars; through July 2, Houston Music Theatre, Houston. JUNE 21 CASTLE-BUILDING If you build a house upon sand, you may win the Sand Sculpturing Contest, sponsored by Parks & Recreation Department, keeping all us kiddies busy in the steamy summer months. All city playgrounds, Austin. JUNE 22 TEXAS! Another summer spectacle, this one titled “A musical romance of Panhandle history,” “Texas” fills Palo Duro Canyon with music, lights, and sound recreating great prairie fires, Indian rides, and pioneer struggles to settle the land; through Aug. 26, 8:30 p.m., Pioneer Amphitheatre, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Canyon. PLAYWRIGHTS’ WORKSHOP Allen Davis, young New York playwright, produces his “The Rag Doll” with UT Drama Department actors in E. P. Conkle Workshop for Playwrights production; through June 24, Drama Building Theater Room, University of Texas, Austin.