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The coming fortnight By Suzanne Shelton MARCH GRAB BAG A LOOK AT ART NOUVEAUMajor exhibition of Art Nouveau, concentrating on Belgian and French works, and including architectural studies, photographs, porcelain, stoneware, glass, metalwork, and jewelry from the turn-ofthe-century movement which emphasized decorative arts and industrial handicrafts with a rococo flair; through June 27, Institute for the Arts, Rice University, Houston. YOUNG HOUSTON ARTISTSTheir names are Lozano, Platt, Ching, Ivy, Sherrod, Humphrey, Hollis, Pullini, Prescott, and other young Houston artists whose works are in multimedia presentation; on display at the Museum of Modern Art, Houston. GERMAN LANGUAGE PLAYL-Dr. Wolfgang Michael is known on the University of Texas campus for his annual German language plays, polished productions with student casts and costumes-sets by Marian Michael; this year’s “Outside of the Door,” written in 1947 by Wolfgang Borchert, concerns a soldier who returns from Siberian prison camp to his native Germany; performed in German on tour after campus opening March 26-27, Batts Auditorium, University of Texas, Austin; April 2, Theater Barn, Winedale Inn Properties, near Round Top; April 3, Cullen Auditorium, University of Houston, Houston. OVERLOOKED BY THE GREEDIESThe greatest collection of pre-Hispanic gold to survive the conquistadors and grave robbers, all from Bogota Museo del Oro; Michener Galleries, University of Texas, Austin. MARCH 26 NOSTALGIA ROCKFresh from the ’50s, Flash Cadillac takes you back, in concert; through March 27, Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin. GEORGE M’S MYSTERYIn 1913 George M. Cohan wrote a chiller-thriller called “Seven Keys to Baldpate,” a mystery-drama with turning locks and creaking doors and plenty of belly laffs besides; through March 28, March 31, April 1-4, 7-11, Theatre Three, The Quadrangle, Dallas. POKING FUNDuck the mudslinging and listen to National Lampoon Show sponsored by Musical Events Committee of Texas Union; 7:30 and 10 p.m., Paramount Theatre for the Performing Arts, Austin. 2 The Texas Observer EXPLETIVE DELETED”200th YouKnow-What” production of “Yankee Doodle” returns to homebase during statewide tour with UT drama student cast; through March 27, Hogg Auditorium, University of Texas, Austin. CHORAL CONCERTA Cappella, Chapel and Concert Choirs join in free spring concert conducted by Euell Porter; 8:15 p.m., Waco Hall, Baylor University, Waco. THEATRE OF ABSURDTwo,, one-act plays, Ionesco’s “The Lesson” and Genet’s “The Maids,” with student casts; through March 27, Theatre West, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio. CELLO SOLOISTPaul Olefsky soloes in Shostakovich’s “Cello Concerto,” with Austin Symphony Orchestra in Schuman, Brahms concert, conducted by Walter Ducloux; 8 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, Austin. MAKE MINE MIMEThe wordless wonders are at it again in “A Piece of Our Mime” through March 27, Cullen Auditorium, University of Houston, Houston. COUNTRYPossum Trot entertains; 9 p.m., Texas Tavern, University of Texas, Austin. MARCH 27 FAMILY ENTERTAINMENTEspecially for the small fry, “Why the Bush-Fowl Calls at Dawn” and other stories, presented by professional resident company of actors, mimes, musicians, and acrobats; 2 p.m., New Texas Theatre, Houston. COUNTRY CHETGuitar-pickin with Chet Atkins in country-Western program on “Three Faces of American Music” series; Convention Center Theatre, Fort Worth. BLUEGRASS BOYSRocky River Boys play into the night; 9 p.m., Texas Tavern, Uni versity of Texas, Austin. PINWHEEL PLAYHOUSEMore stories, playlets, and pantomimes for children as Pinwheel Playhouse directed by Candy Victory presents “Story Theatre;” 1 and 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays, Theatre Three, Quadrangle, Dallas. BRITISH PIANISTPaul Crossley, pianist, performs Sir Michael Tippett’s “Sonatas No. 1 & 2,” and “Estampes” by Debussy infree concert; 8 p.m., Music Bldg. Recital Hall, University of Texas, Austin. MARCH 28 AMATEUR HOURNow’s your chance to be discovered: Open Mike evening for nonprofessional musicians and other tonsorial treats; 8 p.m. Texas Tavern, University of Texas, Austin. VIOLIN RECITALAmster Foundation presents. Alex Sabbath, violinist, in third recital of its series; 2:30 p.m., Paramount Theatre for the Performing Arts, Austin. AKIRA ENDO CONDUCTSHouston Symphony Orchestra joins Silvia Marcovici, violinist, and John McCroskey, trombonist, in concert conducted by Akira Endo; through March 30, Jones Hall, Houston. UNIVERSITY CHORUSFree admission program of Dello Joio’s “To St. Cecilia,” Britten’s “Der Herr ist Konig,” Pachelbel’s “America, I Hear You Singing:” and works by Stephen Foster and William Billings; 8 p.m., Music Bldg. Recital Hall, University of Texas, Austin. MEZZO SOPRANO AT MUSEUMJoan Wall, mezzo-soprano, appears in Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series; Art Center Museum, Fort Worth. STUDENT SYMPHONYA. Clyde Roller