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The coming fortnight By Suzanne Shelton SEPTEMBER GRAB BAG TURKISH TEXTILES Kilim rugs from Turkey representing 19th and 20th century weaving, plus exhibit of surrealistic prints from 16th century to present, including graphics by Dali and Miro; through Sept. 14, Institute for the Arts, Rice University, Houston. AGE OF ANTWERP Exhibition of 175 Flemish paintings, drawings, woodcuts, engravings, etchings, wooden sculptures, portrait medals, and fine examples of book printing and bookbinding from Antwerp’s museums, art galleries and churches, with works by Rubens, van Dyck, and Jordaens illustrating “Antwerp’s Golden Age” from 1500 to 1650 when city was international center of Renaissance and Baroque art, through Oct. 12; also display of photographs by four Austin women: Julia Dawson, Linda Kerr, Betty Mulholland, Sarah Malone Turner, through Sept. 21; painting and sculpture by William Stone through Sept. 21; and display of graphic . art of Mexico, through Sept. 21; Michener Gallery, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin. SEPTEMBER 5 SIMON SUITES Last two performances of “Plaza Suite,” Neil Simon comedy directed by Stephen Wyman with UT cast; through Sept. 6, Drama Bldg. Theater Room, University of Texas, Austin. SEPTEMBER 8 TWYLA THARP One of America’s hottest young choreographers, whose work is a melange of pop dance, a bit of soft shoe and Astaire, plus an accutron sense of musical structure, with company in three-day residence closing with Sept. 10 performance in Municipal Auditorium; through Sept. 10, University of Texas, Austin; also Sept. 12-14, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth. BARBARA ON BASS Putting those stentorian tones to further use, U.S. Rep. Barbara Jordan narrates performance of Houston Symphony Orchestra; through Sept. 9, Jones Hall, Houston. SEPTEMBER 11 BALLET SUPERSTAR Edward Villella jetes in for guest performance with Dallas Civic Ballet, directed by George Skibine, and Dallas Symphony Orchestra; also Sept. 13, Music Hall, Fair Park, Dallas. SEPTEMBER 13 DANCE PREVIEW Closing work in Houston Ballet’s “Texas Trilogy” is “Galveston Suite,” choreographed by Ruthanna Boris and previewed before Oct. 2 premiere in out-of-town tryout; Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi. MAKE MINE TRADITIONAL Austin Friends of Traditional Music present third biannual convention with workshops, contests and Sept. 13 concert, featuring autoharps, old timey banjos, guitar, dobro, harmonica, fiddles, folk dancing, all free and outdoors; Zilker Hillside Theatre, Austin. SEPTEMBER 14 VIVA MEXICO! Diez y Seis celebration marks Mexican independence and is observed as part of San Marcos bicentennial doings; through Sept. 16, San Marcos. SEPTEMBER 15 SYMPHONY SOUND Violinist Ronald Patterson joins Houston Symphony Orchestra in concert; through Sept. 16, Jones Hall, Houston. SEPTEMBER 18 CHILI COOKOFF Gathering of all hucksters and hams east of Pecos for Republic of Texas favorite recipes for cow patty chili, grasshopper chili, chillinois chili, and other local faves; Hays Civic Center, San Marcos. BALLET UNDER STARS Houston Ballet presents its annual “Dance in the Park” free concert, with classical “Pas de Quatre” and James Clouser’s popular “Carmina Burana”; through Sept. 20, Miller Outdoor Theatre, Houston. Editorial and Business Offices: The Texas Observer, 600 W. 7th St., Austin, Texas 78701. Telephone 477-0746. EDITOR Kaye Northcott CO-EDITOR Molly Ivins MANAGING EDITOR John Ferguson EDITOR AT LARGE Ronnie Dugger Contributing Editors: Steve Barthelme, Bill Brammer, Gary Cartwright, Joe Frantz, Larry Goodwyn, Bill Hamilton, Bill Helmer, Dave Hickey, Franklin Jones, Lyman Jones, Larry L. King, Georgia EarAest Klipple, Larry Lee, Al Melinger, Robert L. Montgomery, Willie Morris, Bill Porterfield, James Presley, Buck Ramsey, John Rogers, Mary Beth Rogers, Roger Shattuck, Edwin Slirake, Dan Strawn, John P. Sullivan, Tom Sutherland. We will serve no group or party but will hew hard to the truth as we find it and the right as we see it. 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