Art of the State
EL PASO MUSEUM OF ART features "Portrait of Community: Photographs by African-Americans in Texas," through February 23; "Dawould Bey: Photographs," mural-scale composite images documenting African-American life, through March 9. 1211 Montana, El Paso. 915/541-4040.
GALVESTON ARTS CENTER presents "Luis Jimenez: Fiesta," an exhibition of prints, drawings, and fiberglass sculpture; and "Factory of Saints," large-scale, black-and-white photographs Tomás Casademunt, through March 2. 2127 Strand, Galveston. 409/763-2403.
SAN ANTONIO MUSEUM OF ART presents "I, Claudia: Women in Antique Rome," an exhibit of sarcophagi, altars, jewelry, sculpture, and coins, depicting Roman women, through March 2. 200 W. Jones, San Antonio. 210/978-8100.
Dance:EL GRAN BAILE DEL DANZóN, a Valentine Dance for Sweethearts, featuring the danzón and other Latino ballroom favorites as played by the Danzonera Orchestra of José Casquera from Mexico City, danzón contests, and entertainment by professional danzón dancers and members of DanzaHispana. Proceeds to benefit CityDance. February 15, Sat, 8pm. $25 couple/$15 single. Municipal Auditorium, 100 Auditorium Circle,
San Antonio. 210/822-2453.
CONTEMPORARY DANCE/FORT WORTH presents Dance Exchange: A Company Showcase, with works by members of the company. January 31 & February 1, Fri & Sat, 8pm. $6-20. Orchestra Hall, 4401 Trail Lake Dr., Fort Worth. 800/868-7983.
Music:DALLAS SYMPHONY presents: Verdi: Overture to I Vespri Siciliani; Grieg: Concerto in A Minor for Piano; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E Minor. With John Lill on piano. Andrew Litton conducts. January 30-Feb 2, Thu-Sat, 8:15pm, Sun, 2:30pm. $10.50-60. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora, Dallas. 214/692-0203.
HOUSTON SYMPHONY presents Beethoven: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus; Brahms: Symphony No. 1. Christoph Eschenbach conducts. January 31, Fri, 6:30pm. $25. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana, Houston. 800/828-2787.
Theatre:THE TRAGIC AND HORRIBLE LIFE OF THE SINGING NUN, a comic riff on the Janine Deckers story and her hit single "Dominique," by Blair Fell, produced by Theatre LaB Houston. Through February 16, Fri & Sat, 8pm, Sun, 6pm. $16-18. 1706 Alamo, Houston. 713/868-7516.
IT'S ONLY A PLAY, Terrence McNally's peek at show people offstage during an opening night cast party, presented by the Josephine Theatre. February 7-March 1, Fri & Sat, 8:15pm, Sun, 2:30pm. $8-15. Josephine Theatre, 339 W. Josephine, San Antonio. 210/734-4646.
THE TERLINGUA WORD-OFF, an annual celebration of literature featuring readings of poetry, short fiction, and excerpts from novels, as well as storytelling and skits. February 1 & 2, Sat, 8pm, Sun, 3 & 8pm. Free. Starlight Theatre, Terlingua. 915/371-2548.