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7/,,i 1.1 :! The corning fortnight … By Suzanne Shelton OCTOBER GRAB BAG ROARIN’ 20s University of Texas Fine Arts Festival spotlights the Twenties, with concerts, exhibitions, films, and speakers, including an exhibition from the Archive of New Orleans Jazz, Oct. 22-Nov. 21, Academic Center; University Jazz Ensemble with pianist Boaz Sharon performing Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” Oct. 24; “Not So Long Ago: Art of the 1920s in Europe and America” exhibition, University Art Museum; Claude Kipnis Mime University of Texas, Austin, FLUORESCENT ART Dan Flavin, New York artist in fluorescent tubing, exhibits works including his “Monuments to V. Tatlin;” through Nov. 19, Museum of Institute for the Arts, Rice University, Houston. PRIMITIVE PAINTINGS South Texas Art Mobile exhibits American Primitive paintings; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Padre-Staples Mall, Corpus Christi. CRAFTSMEN Ishmael Soto, potter, and Tomijann Nabors, weaver, exhibit their crafts; through Nov. 2, Sol Del Rio Gallery, San Antonio. ART FILMS Series of films by Kenneth Clark, “Pioneers of Modern Painting,” include scheduled showings: Paul Cezanne, Oct. 29; Claude Monet, Nov. 12; Georges Seurat, Nov. 26; Henri Rousseau, Dec. 10; Edvard Munch, Dec. 17, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. STUDENT ART University of Texas art students exhibit paintings, photographs, drawings, prints, water colors, three-dimensional designs, ceramics, and sculpture; Sewall Gallery, Rice University, Houston. OCTOBER 20 BIRDS & BEES “Boy Meets Girl” is a satirical excursion back to 1935 Hollywood, complete with alimony hassles, leering studio brass, and other unpleasantries; through Oct. 21, also Oct. 27-28, First Repertory Theatre, HemisFair Plaza, San Antonio. 1776 The Peter Stone-Sherman Edwards musical recreating our radical forefathers and their revolution, “1776,” performed by Dallas Repertory Theatre; through Nov. 12, NorthPark Hall, NorthPark Shopping Center, Dallas. IBSEN The Norwegian playwright’s “A Doll’s House” raises the curtain on San Antonio’s newest theatre group, San Antonio Theater Club; indefinite run, Humble Pavilion, Hemisfair Plaza, San Antonio. SYMPHONY Henryk Szeryng, violinist, performs with Dallas Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Anshel Brusilow; Caruth Auditorium, Dallas. OCTOBER 21 DOUBLE BILL Temptations and their 2 The Texas Observer special guests, The Supremes, sing it up on tour; 7 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio; also Oct. 22, Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston. ROCKOUT Trapeze swings in from England, with special guest Captain Beyond and even more special guest White Witch in a real mind-flipper; 8 p.m., Music Hall, Houston. OCTOBER 22 PILLOW CONCERT Bring your own fluffy and listen to John Prine, Kentucky folk-country musician and singer Bonnie Koloc; 8 p.m., 2nd floor University Center, University of Houston, Houston. BREAD The group that made the bigtime with “Make It With You” and “It Don’t Matter to Me” plays Fort Worth and Corpus Christi; Tarrant County Convention Center, Fort Worth; Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi. OCTOBER 23 CHORAL MUSIC Modern choral music by Schoenberg, Ives, Kodaly, and Knut Nystedt, performed by University Choir and Choral Union with SMU Chamber Orchestra; Caruth Auditorium, Dallas. OCTOBER 24 FRENCH FARCE “The Happy Hunter,” . comedy by George Feydeau, in its American premiere, with John Reich directing Dallas Theatre Center players; through Nov. 18, Theatre Center, Dallas. OCTOBER 26 CHICANO PLAY Wilebaldo Lopez, award-winning Mexican actor-directorplaywright, brings his production of “Vine, Vi y Mejor Me Fur to campus with seminars on Mexican-American theatre; through Oct. 28, also Nov. 2-4, Theatre West, Our Lady of the Lake College, San Antonio. OCTOBER 27 PIANO DUO Laurence and Joy Smith, pianists, in concert; 8 p.m., Zachary Scott Theatre Center, Austin. WURSTFEST Sausage and beer and hordes of the hungry celebrating Wurstfest, with Cameron German Folk Dancers, Wurst Band, Races, Sailboat Regatta, and Auto Verein Rallye; through Nov. 5, New Braunfels. OCTOBER 28 JOHNNY CASH Johnny brings June Carter, the Carter Family, Carl Perkins, the Statler Brothers and the Tennessee Three with Larry Butler; 8:30 p.m., Tarrant County Convention Center, Fort Worth. FUNKY The bigselling Grand Funk, fresh from their latest album, “Mark, Don, and Mel,” in concert; Memorial Auditorium, Dallas. OCTOBER 29 BALLET The Harkness Ballet, whose checkered history includes series of disbandings and regroupings, performs in Cultural Entertainment Series; 8 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, Austin. RARE EARTH Rock group plus Tower of Power; 8 p.m., Hofheinz Pavilion, houston. OCTOBER 30 SYMPHONY A. Clyde Roller conducts Houston Symphony Orchestra in program including Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet,” Sibelius’ “Symphony No. 7,” and works by Mozart and Bach; through Oct. 31, Jones Hall, Houston. VIOLINIST John Corigliano performs violin concerto by Brahms with Maurice Peress conducting Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra; Del Mar Auditorium, Corpus Christi. OCTOBER 31 FUNNY GIRL Carol Lawrence in Halloween performance of “Funny Girl;” through Nov. 12, Houston Music Theatre, Houston. IVES Works by American composer Charles Ives performed by Dallas Arts String Quartet; Caruth Auditorium, Dallas. NOVEMBER 1 SOLOIST Rudolf Firkusny, pianist who has appeared with most of the world’s major orchestras, in concert; Hogg Auditorium, University of Texas, Austin. Sleep of the righteous She keeps her skin like a China doll, Undercooks the rice and brews herb tea. Her portraits subdivide the wall With enduring delicacy. Silk creaks down to her blue-veined wrists. She says there’s a nice way of disagreeing With all but perverts and communists. She confides in a Supra-being. She assures you sacrifice makes you stronger, Despises war but supports the wars. At night her system can stand it no longer And my God how she snores. BRUCE BERGER Aspen, Colo.