Art of the State
ARLINGTON MUSEUM OF ART features "Facing the Millennium: Texas Meets New York," an exhibition of paintings, sculptures, installations, and videos by a dozen Big Apple artists, through January 4. 201 W. Main, Arlington. 817/275-4600.
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON presents "Masterpieces From the Pierpoint Morgan Library," through January 5; "Masterpieces From the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection of Asian Art," through January 19; "Splendors of Ancient Egypt," through March 30. 1001 Bissonnet, Houston. 713/639-7300.
SAN ANTONIO MUSEUM OF ART presents "From Gaudi to Tápies: Catalan Masters of the 20th Century," an exhibition of work by artists from Barcelona, through December 11. 200 W. Jones, San Antonio. 210/978-8100.
Dance:BALLET FOLKLóRICO PASEO DEL NORTE presents a program of traditional Mexican dance. November 29-December 1, Fri & Sat, 8pm, Sun, 3pm. $5. Chamizal National Memorial Theatre, 800 S. San Marcial, El Paso. 915/857-0145.
TAP DOGS are a handful of guys from an Australian steel town who re-invent tap dance through intense athletic routines performed on beams and ladders by dancers in jeans and work boots. Exclusive Texas engagement. Through November 24, Fri, 8pm, Sat, 5 & 9pm, Sun, 2 & 5pm. $25-$35. Cullen Theatre, Wortham Theatre Center, 500 Texas Ave., Houston. 713/227-ARTS.
Music:THE EL PASO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents Mozart: Requiem; Rachmaninoff: Vocalise in G minor; Bottasini: Tarantella; with singers Irma Portillo, Beverly Laubach, John Koch Green, and Peter Klaveness. Gürer Aykal conducts. November 22 & 23, Fri & Sat, 8pm. $7.50-$23. Abraham Chavez Theatre, Santa Fe & San Francisco, El Paso. 915/532-3776.
THE TOKYO STRING QUARTET, one of the world's finest chamber ensembles, will perform as part of the Sun & Star 1996 festival. Presented by the Van Cliburn Foundation. December 3, Tue. $10-$35. Ed Landreth Hall, Texas Christian University campus, Fort Worth. 214/335-9000.
Theatre:BABES IN TOYLAND, Victor Herbert's musical melodrama of live toys, is presented by the Josephine Theatre. Through December 22, Fri & Sat, 8:15pm, Sun, 2:30pm. Josephine Theatre, 339 W. Josephine, San Antonio. 210/734-4646.
THE DEATHERIANS, John O'Keefe`s sexually-charged, rock & roll drama of life
after death and an eerie future, produced by Undermain Theatre. Through
November 23, Fri & Sat, 8:15pm.
$12-$18. 3200 Main, Dallas. 214/747-5515.
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, Douglas M. Smith, Vernon L. Stefanic, & Sally Meyers' musical adaptation of the film fable, is presented by Casa Mañana. December 6-21, Fri, 7:30pm, Sat, 2pm. $6.25. Casa Mañana, 3101 W. Lancaster, Fort Worth. 817/332-2272.
TRUE WEST, Sam Shepard's edgy comedy of brothers writing a screenplay and swapping identities in the process, revived by San Antonio Public Theatre. Through June 16, Thu-Sat, 8pm, Sun, 2:30pm. $15. 108 Blue Star, S. Alamo & Probandt, San Antonio. 210/829-7529.