Art of the State


AMON CARTER ART MUSEUM presents Plain Pictures: Images of the American Prairie, paintings, prints, and photographs depicting the American prairie from the 19th century through the present, through February 23. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. 817/738-1933.

DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART presents Concentrations 28: Matthew McCaslin: Harnessing Nature, video and sound installations of water moving in waves and under ice, through January 19. 1717 North Harwood, Dallas. 214/922-1200.

MCKINNEY AVENUE CONTEMPORARY (THE MAC) presents The Sacred Spring, an installation of sculpture and mixed media by Sant Khalsa exploring humanity's effect on the environment and nature, through January 5. 3120 McKinney, Ste. 100, Dallas. 214/953-1212.

MCNAY ART MUSEUM presents In the Eye of the Sun: Photographs of Mexican Festivals by Geoff Winningham, through January 12; and Toy Theatres, miniature sets from England, France, and Germany, through January 5. 6000 N. New Braunfels, San Antonio. 210/824-5368.


THE NUTTY NUTCRACKER, the holiday classic given a comic spin by the Houston Ballet to close their run. December 29 Sun, 7:30pm. $10-$60. Brown Theater, Wortham Center, Texas & Smith, Houston. 800/828-2787.

LEWITZSKY DANCE COMPANY brings its lean and taut modern dance to Houston as part of its farewell tour. The program includes some of Bella Lewitzsky's finest choreographies: Impressions #2 (Vincent Van Gogh); Four Women in Time; and Spaces Between. January 11, Sat, 8pm. $22-$32. Cullen Theatre, Wortham Theatre Center, 500 Texas Ave., Houston. 800/828-ARTS.


DALLAS BACH SOCIETY presents A PDQ Bach New Year's Eve, ringing out the old year with some of the classical music foolery of Peter Schickle's schlock Bach. Dec 31, Tue, 8 & 10pm. $15-$20. North Park Presbyterian Church, 9555 N. Central Expressway, Dallas. 214/871-2787.

SAN ANTONIO SYMPHONY will present A Night in Old Vienna, a New Year's Eve concert featuring music by the Strausses and selections from The Merry Widow by Léhar. Christopher Wilkins conducts. December 31, Tue, 8pm. $11-$42. Majestic Theatre, 224. E. Houston, San Antonio. 210/554-1010.


HAIR, the tribal rock musical of the Sixties, by Galt MacDermot, Gerome Ragni, and James Rado, revived by Empire Productions. Directed by Derrick Morgan. Dec 26-31, Thu-Tue, 8pm, Sat, 2pm. $13.69-$35. Cullen Performance Hall, University of Houston, Houston. 713/521-7236.

LILIES OF THE FIELD, F. Andrew Leslie's adaptation of the novel by William Barrett, in which a wandering handyman comes across a group of German nuns in the Southwest and ends up helping them build a chapel. Belinda Harolds directs this Steven Stoli's Playhouse production. Through December 28, Fri & Sat, 8pm, Sun, 2:30pm. $13.50-up. Steven Stoli's Playhouse, 11838 Wurzbach, San Antonio. 210/408-0116.

LOS PASTORES, an adaptation of the Spanish play La Pastorela performed by the Guadalupe Players. Spanish with English narration. December 28, Sat, 7pm. Free. Mission San José, Roosevelt Ave., San Antonio. 210/224-6163.

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