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Worthy Causes

By Robert Faires, June 21, 1996, Arts

Mexic-Arte Museum brings together over two dozen Hispanic community leaders in a show of support for the arts Wednesday, June 26, 5:30pm, at the museum, 419 Congress. Consul General of Mexico Roberto Gamboa Mascareñas, Texas State Senator Gonzalo Barrientos, Ricardo Hernández of Texas Commission on the Arts, and city councilmembers, teachers, and civic leaders will attend the reception, "Hispanic Leaders Support the Arts." The public is invited. The $10 tickets benefit Mexic-Arte. Call 480-9373.

Capitol City Playhouse hosts a fundraiser fashion show, The Last Resort, Sunday, June 23, 7pm, at the theatre, 214 W. Fourth. Hosted by Sarah Eckhardt, the event features vintage and modern wear, appearances by Pilar Serrano, Lauren Taylor, local artists, and more. Tickets: $8. Call 472-1855.

Caswell Cabaret

What do you do when you have Caswell House for a night and no one to wed? You call that mage of musical theatre Joe York and ask him if he wants to put on a cabaret. That's what Steven Franden did. Franden obtained the free evening in a silent auction and promptly asked York if he'd fill it with a special performance. York agreed, on the condition that the event be a benefit. And so it is, for Christopher House. York will sing show music and standards, accompanied by the classy Allen Robertson on piano and Brad Shelton on bass. It happens Friday, June 28, 7:30pm. Tickets: $30. Call 499-TIXS.

The Aliens Are Coming!

No doubt you've heard that on July 4, our planet will be overrun by extraterrestrials in the summer flick, Independence Day. Well, those evil ETs are johnny-come-latelys in the invasion game. The Zygonians invade Terra this week, in the radio saga The Interplanetary Nemesis, by Salvage Vanguard Theater. SVT, known for staging edgy new work, goes retro with this tale of a plucky Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who's tipped off to an alien invasion and has 10 15-minute episodes to stop it. It's Thirties-era fun, with jazzy slang, cliffhangers, and sound effects, and KVRX and KOOP are broadcasting it this summer: Mondays and Wednesdays, 7pm, on KVRX; KOOP times TBA. Call 912-0331 for info.

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