The corning fortnight By Suzanne Shelton NOVEMBER GRAB BAG EXPRESSIONISM Keeping pace with UT’s Fine Arts Festival, which emphasizes Expressionism, exhibition of German expressionist paintings from Morton D. May Collection, Michener Galleries, Humanities Research Center, University of Texas; also films on “The Expressionist Revolt,” dealing with Kandinsky, Klee, Munch, others, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin. TEXAS ARTIST Wichita Falls born Jerry LeFevre, calling himself an “eclectic modernist” painter, shows his stuff; through Nov. 25, St. Edward’s University, Austin. FILMS Among the more interesting film series are “Third World Films” featuring “Yawar study of corruption, Oct. 15, “We Are the Palestinian People” plus “Dhofar: Guerrilla War on the Arabian Gulf,” Nov. 19, Burdine Auditorium, University of Texas, Austin; another series titled “Alive in the 1970’s,” with “Tidikawa and Friends,” anthropological study of New Guinea tribesmen Nov. 3, and “Here Comes Everybody,” documentary of an encounter group, Nov. 10, First Unitarian Church, San Antonio. CLEMENT’S CEMENT Come see Clement Meadmore’s sculpture; through Nov. 27, Sewall Art Gallery, Rice University, Houston. AFRICAN ART Exhibition of over 100 tribal objects in “African Art as Philosophy;” through Jan. 5, Institute for the Arts, Rice University, Houston. BATIKS Collection of works by Cossette Russell; Unicorn Gallery, Dobie Mall, Austin. PECK OF FILMS USA Film Festival inaugurates what it hopes will be an annual event, its “Great American Actor Retrospective,” with a look at films of Gregory Peck: “Twelve O’Clock High” and “Yellow Sky,” Nov. 1; “Roman Holiday” and “Gunfighter,” Nov. 2; “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Captain Horatio Hornblower, R. N.,” Nov. 3, with personal appearance by Peck each night; all programs begin at 7 p.m., Bob Hope Theatre, Dallas. 2 The Texas Observer NOVEMBER 1 QUITE A WOMAN That’s “Lucrezia Borgia,” Donizetti’s opera with Brooklyn’s Beverly Sills in title role, with Dallas Civic Opera cast; also Nov. 3 and 5, Music Hall, Dallas. NOVEMBER 2 FROM DOWN UNDER “Don Juan in Hell,” George Bernard Shaw’s classic with motley cast including Myrna Loy, Ricardo Montalban, Kurt Kasznar, Edward Mulhare; 2:30 and 8 p.m., Music Hall, Houston. LOVE YOU, PORGY Concert performance of George Gershwin’s “Pergy and Bess,” with San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, 8:30 p.m., Theatre for the Performing Arts; also Nov. 4, Laurie Auditorium, San Antonio. A LITTLE OF OLD LEIPZIG Dallas Civic Music series brings Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig, Kurt Masur conducting; 8:15 p.m., McFarlin Auditorium, Dallas, also Nov. 4, 8 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, Austin. CHORALE All recovered from “Aida,” Morris Beachy’s Chamber Singers with Charles Smith’s Concert Chorale perform in concert; 8 p.m., Music Bldg. Recital Hall, University of Texas, Austin. NOVEMBER 3 FROM BYRDLAND Charlie Byrd strums in concert; Music Hall, Houston. NOVEMBER 4 VIRTUOUS VIRTUOSI Dallas Chamber Music series presents the London Virtuosi in concert; 8:15 p.m., Caruth Auditorium, Dallas. PETER AT PIANO Houston Symphony Orchestra, Moshe Atzmon conducting, hosts guest pianist Peter Frankl; 8:30 p.m., Jones Hall, Houston. NOVEMBER 5 LITTLE STEVIE WONDER Mr. Wonderful in concert with Wonderlove and special guest stars Rufus, Memorial Auditorium, Dallas; also Nov. 6, Coliseum, Houston. NOVEMBER 7 ABT IN TEXAS American Ballet Theatre’s star is rising; after years of being a hodgepodge company, it’s getting it together with new superstar Mikhail Baryshnikov and NYCB defector Gelsey Kirkland, not to mention Natalia Makarova and Cynthia Gregory; through Nov. 9, Jones Hall, Houston. DOWN WACO WAY Daniel Sternberg conducts Waco Symphony Orchestra with guest pianist Leonard Pennario; 8:15 p.m., Waco Hall, Waco. NOVEMBER 8 WOMEN’S THEATRE Fast-growing and promising Austin Women’s Theatre tries its hand at “Antigone”; through Nov. 16, Zachary Scott Theatre, Austin. VAN & FRIENDS We hear from Van Morrison and special guest stars Little Feat in a gig in Music Hall, Houston. NOVEMBER 9 KEEP IT COUNTRY This one is a biggie with Willie Nelson, Tammy Wynette, Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge, Marty Robbins, Hank Snow, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, and on and on; 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., Astrodome, Houston. SPRINGSTEEN ONSTAGE Liberty Hall borrows another stage to present Bruce Springsteen in concert; Music Hall, Houston. PIANIST PERFORMS Danielle Martin appears in Faculty Artist Series playing works by Berg, Beethoven, Schumann, Ravel; 8 p.m., Music Bldg. Recital Hall, University of Texas, Austin. FOLLOW, FOLLOW Junior Players Guild line up to follow “The Pied Piper of Hamelin;” portrayed by Selmore Haines; also Nov. 10, 16-17, Walnut Hill Lutheran Church Auditorium, Dallas. NOVEMBER 10 HAVE A FLING Highland dancing is a special kind of addiction, and tops in the field are Welsh Guards and the Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders, appearing with pipes, drums, and dancers; 7:30 p.m., Moody Coliseum, Dallas. HOP A STAR And soar with Jefferson Starship, in concert; Hofheinz Pavillion, Houston. SYMPHONY SOUND Christopher Parkening, renowned guitarist, joins James Tankersley, horn soloist, with Houston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Moshe Atzmon; through Nov. 12, Jones Hall, Houston. NOVEMBER 11 TEXAS HOMECOMING Paul Taylor is a Texan who danced with Martha Graham, then formed his own dance company, one of the best around; through Nov. 12, 8 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, Austin. NOVEMBER 12 BIT OF BRECHT “A Man’s a Man,” Bertolt Brecht’s memorable drama, with student cast; through Nov. 23, Drama Bldg. Theatre Room, University of Texas, Austin. NOVEMBER 13 WOMEN’S TURN Clare Boothe Luce’s old chestnut, “The Women,” with student cast directed by Mary Ann Colias; through Nov. 23, Ruth Taylor Theater, Trinity University; San Antonio.
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