The coming fortnight By Suzanne Shelton JUNE GRAB BAG ARGENTINES & AMERICANS Exhibition of “Contemporary Argentine Painting,” with works ranging from popular “geometric” movement to more recent “new figuration” movement, including such artists as Ary Brizzi, Ernest Deira, and Romulo Maccio, through June 8; plus “Three Artists in America,” with abstract canvases by Houston artist Dorothy Hood, works by Armado Morales, who is cultural attach of Nicaraguan consulate in New York, and paintings by California artist William T. Wiley, through June 8; also Eugene Berman retrospective of oils, watercolors, drawings, and stage designs by late American painter who lived in Rome; through June 29, Michener Gallery, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin. CERAMICS WORKSHOP Richard Hirsch, assistant professor of ceramics at Boston University, explains processes of smoking and spraying ceramic surfaces with lecture, slides and demonstrations; June 1-8, Galveston Arts Center, The Strand, Galveston. JUNE 4 GIVE ME AN E It’s Elvis, presumably reduced and fit as a fiddle to croon, Vegas style; also June 5, 8:30 p.m., Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston; also June 6, Memorial Auditorium, Dallas. HOLLYWOOD SQUARE Paul Lynde of daytime. TV fame stars in Dallas Summer Musical opener, “Stop Thief, Stop!!”; through June 15, Music Hall, Dallas. JUNE 5 ARABS ARE COMING But this is a romanticized version of life in the oilfields “Kismet,” musical based on talc from “The Arabian Nights” about conniving poet who worms his way into wealth, with songs such as “Stranger in Paradise” and “This Is My Beloved” performed by Austin Civic Theater cast; Thursdays through Sundays until June 21, Zachary Scott Theater Center, Austin. JUNE 8 SOFTER SOUND Gordon Lightfoot, in concert; 8 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio. JUNE 10 BOLSHOI BALLET Bolshoi means “big” in Russian and this one’s a biggie: Bolshoi Ballet with cast of hundreds, dancing the old warhorses and a few new ones, such as “Spartacus” with waves of marching troops, the passions of battle, and dancing besides; minus Ekaterina Maximova, who’s injured, but with the rest of the troupe in rare full-company visit to U.S.; through June 15, Jones Hall, Houston. JUNE 11 ROCK AND ROLL They call this one “Texas kick-ass rock & roll” The Fools, with Sonstar in concert; 9 p.m., Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin. JUNE 12 ROUGH RIDERS West Coast country-rock, with the New Riders of the Purple Sage, in three-night Armadillo gig; through June 14, 9 p.m., Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin. JUNE 13 LITTLE ORPHAN LILI Based on movie “Lili” about orphan who finds true happiness in carnival life, musical “Carnival” features Center Stage cast performing such tunes as “Love makes the world go round. . .”; through June 15, Paramount Theater for the Performing Arts, Austin. JUNE 17 HEAVEN KNOWS Cole Porter’s elegant “Anything Goes” features Edie Adams in Dallas Summer Musicals production; through June 29, Music Hall, Dallas. JUNE 18 COME TO CANYON For tenth annual “Texas” pageant, complete with nightly dramatic reenactment of Panhandle history, musical cast of 78 dancers and singers, horses galloping through the canyon, mock prairie fires and battles, Indian celebrations, all in outdoor theatre; plus third annual Art Competition, titled from eyes, ears to tunnels and caves or doors and windows? Through August 23, nightly except Sunday at 8:30 p.m., Pioneer Amphitheatre, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Highway 217, near Canyon. 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