MAKE MINE REGGAE Toots and Maytals bring reggae rhythm Headquarters, Austin. to Armadillo World The coming fortnight By Suzanne Shelton NOVEMBER GRAB BAG FILM FARE Rice Media Center closes its Fall Film Series with these goodies: Monica Vitti wandering through industrial wasteland in Antonioni’s dazzling “Red Desert,” Nov. 15; “Woman of the Ganges,” written and directed by screenwriter for “Hiroshima Mon Amour,” Marguerite Duras, Nov. 16; heiress-meets-reporter hijinks in “It Happened One Night” with Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable, Dec. 5; “Experimental Retrospective” of works by American avant-gardists such as Anger, Brakhage, Baillie, Deren, Dec. 6; and Resnais’ classic “Hiroshima Mon Amour,” Dec. 7; Media Center, Rice University, Houston. EGYPTIAN IMAGES Selections from Egyptian collection of Brooklyn Museum, “Images for Eternity,” through Jan. 31; Garry Winogrand’s exhibit of photographs, “New Orleans Jazz Funerals,” through Dec. 14; “Points of View: 46 Years of Photography by Morton D. May,” featuring birdseye views by retired board chairman of May’s Dept. Stores, who moonlighted as photo buff, through Nov. 23; Michener Galleries, University of Texas, Austin. NOVEMBER 14 SATIRICUS AMERICUS “The Contrast,” satire written by Royall Tyler in 1787, is considered first American play on American subject, with UT cast directed by Jagienka Zych; through Nov. 16 and Nov. 18-20, Hogg Auditorium, University of Texas, Austin. ZERO, THE COG Meet Mr. Zero, a cog in the machine of modern business, and key character in “The Adding Machine,” Elmer Rice’s drama with Texas Tech cast; through Nov. 19, University Theatre, Texas Tech University, Lubbock. SYMPHONIC SOUNDS Austin Symphony Orchestra in Bicentennial Season concert; 8 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, Austin. NOVEMBER 15 BEST BABYSITTERS Need a Saturday afternoon to yourself? Send the kiddies to “Cinderella,” Joe Romano’s musical tale featuring The Gas Works band of strolling players; 2 p.m., New Texas Theatre, Houston. NOVEMBER 16 BALLET RESCHEDULED Austin Ballet Theatre moves its monthly performance from 2 The Texas Observer previously announced date; 7:30 p.m., Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin. AFTERNOON RECITAL Steven Ansell on viola and Albert Hirsh, pianist, in faculty recital; 4 p.m., Dudley Recital Hall, Fine Arts, Bldg., University of Houston, Houston. FLEDGLING MUSICIANS Youth Orchestra of Greater Fort Worth includes musicians from 19 communities and 61 schools chosen through auditions; in concert conducted by John Giordano, musical director and conductor of Youth Orchestra and Fort . Worth Symphony; also Nov. 18, Orchestra Hall, Fort Worth. NOVEMBER 18 MET VET Marilyn Horne, veteran of La Scala and Metropolitan Opera productions, in concert; 8:15 p.m., Main Auditorium, North Texas State University, Denton. HEDDA GABLER Ibsen’s illustrious play with student cast; through Nov. 22, 8:30 p.m., Jones Theatre, University of St. Thomas, Houston. ARMADILLO AUDIO Strawbs and Law blast their sound through rennovated Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin. NOVEMBER 19 PASS THE CANAPES T. S. Eliot’s “The Cocktail Party” concerns values among the sophisticated set, with Brenda Forbes and Roderick Cook as the central sippers; through Nov. 30, Arena Stage, Alley Theatre, Houston. SOFTER SOUND Todd Rundgren, in concert; 8 p.m., Music Hall, Houston. SOKOLOFF DANCERS Michael Sokoloff Dance Ensemble made its debut to a packed house last summer at the Paramount; now that all the little old ladies are scared off, they’re back again; Paramount Theater for the Performing Arts, Austin. QUIXOTIC QUEST “Man of La Mancha” dreams the impossible dream and marches on in musical production by U of H Drama Dept. through Nov. 22, 8:30 p.m., Cullen Auditorium, University of Houston, Houston. NOVEMBER 20 ARMADILLO AGAIN As if Strawbs and Law and Toots & Maytals aren’t enough for one week, Armadillo adds Chuck Mangione and Esther Satterfield for three-nighter; through Nov. 22, Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin. NOVEMBER 21 HELL IN HIGH C Replacing the late Norman Treigle, James Morris sings Mephistopheles in Houston Grand Opera production of Gounod’s “Faust,” also Nov. 22-23 in French, and Nov. 24, 25, 28 in English, Jones Hall, Houston. MIMIMI Patricia Craig stars as the consumptive Mimi in Piccini’s portrait of the bohemian life, “La Boheme,” with Metropolitan Opera tenor William Lewis as her lover Rodolfo, rung in Italian by Fort Worth Opera; also Nov. 23, Tarrant County Convention Center, Fort Worth. BUT THE KITCHEN SINK Edward Albee’s “Everything in the Garden,” with student cast directed by Edward J. Hamilton; also Nov. 22-23, Dec. 5-7, University Playhouse, University of Texas, El Paso. NOVEMBER 22 MR. PICKUP TRUCK Merle Haggard takes time off from commercials to do a live concert; 8 p.m., Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston. LEARNING TO COPE Broadway musical and Obie winner, “Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope” comes to Texas with touring company cast; 8 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, Austin; also Nov. 28-30, Music Hall, Houston. BICENTENNIAL BARBERSHOP Everyone’s on the bicentennial bandwagon, why not the Sweet Adelines? Barbershop crooning; 8 p.m., Paramount Theatre for the Performing Arts, Austin. VELVET VOICE One of the vintage voices around, Nancy Wilson, in concert; Music Hall, Houston. NOVEMBER 24 BEETHOVEN & BRAHMS Pianist Gary Graffman plays two of the B’s, Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony and Brahms’ second piano concerto, with Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra backup; Del Mar Auditorium, Corpus Christi. NOVEMBER 25 NEW MUSIC Dudley Recital Hall resounds with New Music Ensemble Concert; 8 p.m., Fine Arts Bldg., University of Houston, Houston. In the Oct. 31 issue, Bob Wieland was given credit for a photograph of former Sen. Ralph Yarborough. The photo was actually taken by Susan Sanders of Richardson.
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