The coming fortnight By Suzanne Shelton MAY GRAB BAG WOMEN ARTISTS They call themselves “Some Other Artists” and include such formidable female talents as Marie Lesher, Pat Colville, Roberta Harris, Dorothy Hood and Margaret Dreyer, women artists from Houston area, who, failing to find a museum to sponsor their exhibition, organized it themselves, with help of National Organization of Women Houston. TFAA TIME AGAIN Annual exhibition sponsored by Texas Fine Arts Association with juried works in all media by artists around country; through June 9, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin. STUDENT SHOW Wonder what those freaky art students are cooking up in class? Catch annual Art Students’ Exhibition; May 5 through June 2, Art Museum, University of Texas, Austin. MORE STUDENT ART And if you miss UT show, there’s always St. Ed’s art students’ annual exhibition; May 6 through May 21, Moody Hall, St. Edward’s University, Austin. CAMERON’S CAMERA “Photographs by Julia M. Cameron,” 19th century portrait photographer, drawn from UT’s Gernsheim Collection; continues through May 12, Michener Galleries, University of Texas, Austin. APRIL 26 JIM DANDY JIVES Black Oak Arkansas, led by gyrating Jim Dandy Mangnum, turns on the teenyboppers; 8 p.m., Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston. MELODRAMATICS Linalice Carey never says die; she’s got a new theatre brewing on 2 The Texas Observer banks of Waller Creek with help of actor Larry Martin, a renovated historic home of the 1890s which will house Creek Theater, devoted to family-style melodrama; opening with “Nellie of the Sawdust Ring” or “The Lion’s Share;” Creek Theater, 705 E. Sixth, Austin. `WOMEN’ ONSTAGE David Green and Richmond Lattimore’s contemporary adaptation of “Trojan Women,” with music and dance augmenting Euripides’ poetry; through May 4 on weekends, Reunion Theatre, Houston. FIDDLE-FADDLE Fourth annual Texas State Championship Fiddler’s Frolics, which annually attracts upwards of 10,000 fiddlers from around the country, including this year’s Cajun Fiddling Show and country-western dance featuring Cal Smith, c’mon all you kickers; through April 27, Hallettsville. PEA-PICKIN’ PRINCESS SMU Opera Theater sings it up in “Princess and the Pea,” by Ernst Toch, and Pergolesi’s “La Serva Padrona;” through April 27, McFarlin Auditorium, Dallas. SYMPHONY, ANYONE? University Symphony Orchestra, in free concert; 8 p.m., Hogg Auditorium, University of Texas, Austin. STRIKE UP THE Westlake Symphonic Band, in concert directed by Dr. Frederick Fennel, resident conductor of University of Miami; 8 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, Austin. APRIL 27 KING LEAR You could always celebrate my birthday by visiting Winedale and Jim Ayres’ Shakespeare students performing “King Lear;” Theatre Barn, Winedale Inn, Round Top. MONTOYA Or you can mark the big day by hearing Carlos Montoya, celebrated flamenco guitarist; 8:30 p.m., Music Hall, Houston. POPS PROMENADE Then again you might want to spend this redletter evening by hearing Stuart Sankey conduct Austin Symphony Orchestra in “Pops Promenade;” Municipal Auditorium, Austin. HARP CONCERT Then there’s Gail Barber in Harp Division Recital; 8:15 p.m., Library Croslin Room, Texas Tech University, Lubbock. APRIL 28 MY MAN, MERLE Nothing like Merle Haggard on a spring night; Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston. SPANISH-SPEAKING ARTISTS Exhibition of works by Spanish-speaking artists in conjunction with Spanish-Speaking Convention; Dolores Catholic Church, Austin. BRENDEL BOWS Houston debut of celebrated Austrian pianist Alfred Brendel, performing Mozart C-Major Concerto, plus Vivaldi Concerto for Four Violins with Houston Symphony Orchestra and violinists Karin Kierstead, Margaret Ruttenberg, Rosemary Silversteen and Betty Stephenson; through April 30, Jones Hall, Houston. UT STRINGS Phyllis Young, recently cited by American String Teachers Association, directs UT String Project in annual spring concert, featuring Austin school children in training to supply symphony orchestras of the future; 4 p.m., LBJ Auditorium, University of Texas, Austin. APRIL 29 JAZZ ON TAP Glen Daum directs UT Jazz Ensemble in compositions and arrangements by David Caffey, Thad Jones, Larry Dwyer and Daum himself; 8 p.m., Hogg Auditorium, University of Texas, Austin. APRIL 30 TEXAS WIND ENSEMBLE Lest ye think this is a gathering of Lone Star politicians, faculty soloists Gary Barrington, harp, and Danielle Martin, piano, perform in program including works by Havhaness, Strauss, Shostakovich, Hindemith; 8 p.m., LBJ Auditorium, University of Texas, Austin. MAY I RESURRECTED SYMPHONY? There’s the tiniest possibility that ailing Dallas Symphony Orchestra could revive its cancelled season, if donations flow, and still host pianist Rudolf Serkin but outlook looks grim; some way to delebrate 75th anniversary season. MAY 2 FROM WINDY CITY Superock stars Chicago, jamming uptown; Municipal Auditorium, Austin. MAY 3 STREAK SHOW “Streaking Tonight With Feiffer and May,” zany comedy hodgepodge with revue sketches and living cartoons by Jules Feiffer and Elaine May’s “Adaptation;” through May 4, First Repertory Theater, HemisFair Plaza, San Antonio. EARNESTLY WILDE That elegant Victorian farce, Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest,” performed in the elegant theatre on Sixth Street; through May on weekends, Center Stage, Austin. MAY 4 FESTIVAL BALLET Ron Sequoio and James DeBolt’s new ballet company presents its second production; through May 5, First Repertory Theatre, HemisFair Plaza, San Antonio. TUBA POWER! That’s what they’re calling this oompah concert; 8:15 p.m., Library Croslin Room, Texas Tech University, Lubbock. MAY 6 GUEST PIANIST Malcolm Frager guests with Houston Symphony Orchestra, performing Carl Maria von Weber’s Second Piano Concerto; through May 7, Jones Hall, Houston.