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AND IN BETWEEN Try “Pippin,” winner of five Tony Awards, bringing a little of old Broadway down San Antonio way; 8:30 p.m., Theatre for Performing Arts, San Antonio. GUEST PIANIST Andre Watts, who debuted in Houston a few years ago, returns with piano performance; Jones Hall, Houston. The corning fortnight By Suzanne Shelton FEBRUARY GRAB BAG DE KOONING DRAWINGS Rarely exhibited drawings and pastels, plus recent sculptures, by Dutch-born Willem de Kooning, leader of American abstract expressionism; Feb. 21 through April 6, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. REALIST RETROSPECTIVE JapaneseAmerican artist Yasuo Kuniyoshi featured in retrospective of his line drawings and realist paintings; through March 23, Art Museum, University of Texas, Austin. POP PRINTS Exhibition of prints by Jim Dine and Laurence Scholder, through March 1; . Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin. SUPEREALISTS Lois Dodd’s surreal-tinged abstract forms, Theophil Groell’s monumental nudes, and Samuel Gelber’s landscapes; through March 21, Sewall Art Gallery, Rice University, Houston. WAY OUT WEST “The Big Country and Early Times: The Old West in Pictures,” features art work depicting western scenes and personalities; can’t wait to see bronze sculpture titled “It Ain’t No Lady’s Job”; through March 16, Michener Gallery, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin. COASTAL SURVEYOR James Madison Alden, descendant of John and Priscilla of Mayflower fame, was an official artist on one of earliest Pacific Northwest boundary surveys; retrospective exhibition of his watercolors and drawings depicting Civil War-era Pacific coast; through March 16, Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth. FEBRUARY 14 A DAY FOR BILLING Valentine Day-only exhibition-sale of old master, modern master, and contemporary prints by Durer, Rouault, Whistler, others; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin. A NIGHT FOR COOING With opening of “Teahouse of the August Moon,” John Patrick’s comedy concerning occupied Okinawa in the forties, guest directed by Dwight Bowes; indefinite run, Zachary Scott Theater, Austin. 2 The Texas Observer A LITTLE WOOING With Alegria Arce, pianist, joining Austin Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Karel Husa in program including Husa’s “Music for Prague:” 8 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, Austin. FEBRUARY 15 WHO’S AFRAID? Prokofieff’s “Peter and the Wolf” performed by Richardson Symphony Orchestra with ballet presentation presented by Dallas Junior Bar Wives; 8 p.m., High School Auditorium, Richardson. FEBRUARY 16 WEDDING BELLS “Father Ubridge Wants to Marry” is Frank Gafliano’s dramatization of little man who cracks under pressures of contemporary society; through Feb. 22, 8 p.m., Drama Lab Theatre, University of Texas, Austin. Durer’s “A peasant and his wife” IN CONCERT University of Houston Symphony Orchestra performance; 8 p.m., Houston Room, University Center, University of . Houston, Houston. FEBRUARY 17 JAZZ SOUND Program of jazz compositions by Bill Ginn, Mel Winters, Karl Korte, Glen Daum and Robert Skiles, performed by University Jazz Ensemble; 8 p.m., Hogg Auditorium, University of Texas, Austin. FEBRUARY 18 CHORAL CONSUMPTION Mimi is back again with Puccini’s “La Boheme” and Houston Grand Opera cast joined by brilliant Spanish tenor Jose Carreras as Rodolfo; also Feb. 21-23, Jones Hall, Houston. FEBRUARY 19 ORGAN MUSIC The sound of Bach, Vierne, Dupre, Charles Chaynes and Petr Eben on the organ, with Gillian Weir performing in Organ Recital Series; 8 p.m., Music Bldg. Recital Hall, University of Texas, Austin. FEBRUARY 20 FACULTY RECITAL Baylor faculty pianist Jane Abbott, in free recital; 8:15 p.m., Roxy Grove Hall, Baylor University, Waco. BARRINGTON & BRASS Wayne Barrington directs Texas Brass Choir, and a sassy sound it is; 8 p.m., Music Bldg. Recital Hall, University of Texas, Austin. FEBRUARY 21 SIMONIZED SUNSHINE The ever-clever Neil Simon does it again with “Sunshine Boys,” nostalgic flavor, performed by Robert Alda and touring company cast; through Feb. 22, Music Hall, Houston; also 8:30 p.m. Feb. 24, Theatre for the Performing Arts, San Antonio. SOPRANO PLUS PIANO In Faculty Artist Series, soprano Martha Deatherage joins pianist Gregory Allen in works by Purcell, Schubert, Debussy, Elliott Carter, and Aaron Copland; 8 p.m., Music Bldg. Recital Hall, University of Texas, Austin. RELIGIO-ROCK “Godspell, previously staged in October, has been resurrected for Center Stage fans; weekends, Center Stage, Austin. FEBRUARY 22 HALLELUJAH! Dallas Symphony Orchestra sails on with new contracts for the musicians, new subscription series schedule, new hope and, with luck, an audience for concert featuring pianist Van Cliburn; also Feb. 23, Music Hall, Fair Park, Dallas. FEBRUARY 23 GUEST PIANIST Baylor School of Music presents pianist Alberto Reyes, in free afternoon concert; 3 p.m. Roxy Grove Hall, Baylor University, Waco. VIOLIN SOLOIST Eduard Melkus, violinist, performs works including Heinrich Biber’s “Rosary Sonatas;” 8 p.m., Music Bldg. Recital Hall, University of Texas, Austin. FEBRUARY 25 AND A CELLIST In Distinguished Artist Series, Ralph Kirshbaum on cello; 8:15 p.m., Roxy Grove Hall, Baylor University, Waco. ARIAS AND SONGS Performed by tenor Arturo Sergi with Danielle Martin, pianist, in program of Schubert, Wolf, Beethoven, and series of classical songs based on folk music; 8 p.m., Music Bldg. Recital Hall, University of Texas, Austin. GUTHRIE ON GUITAR Richardson Symphony Orchestra concert features classical guitarist Robert Guthrie; 8 p.m., High School Auditorium, Richardson. FEBRUARY 27 BELLE NAMED BLANCHE Blanche Du Bois, portrayed by Bettye Fitzpatrick, is Tennessee Williams’ fading Southern belle heroine of “Streetcar Named Desire” with Alley Theatre cast and Tony Russel in the Brando role; through March 31, Alley Theatre, Houston.