Night & Day

March 19-25, 1998

The phrase "For Adults Only" is a gilded invitation to barge right in and grab an eyeful. Usually, though, you get more of a tease than a satisfying taste; a good libertarian can summon a stirring defense of legalized, regulated pornography even though they know the stuff is boring as hell. High-brow meets crotch-level at Arts & Letters Live's latest Texas Bound presentation "For Adults Only," where G.W. Bailey offers a randy roundelay from Robert Flynn, Ramona Austin delivers a salacious story from Katherine Anne Porter, and former Dallasite Octavio Solis interprets the naughty noodlings of Dagoberto Gilb. Although both the 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. performances are officially sold out, released tickets may be available 45 minutes before the show. All readings happen at the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood. Call (214) 922-1219.

march 24
When not channeling the Dead White Males that make up the program list of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, concertmaster Emmanuel Borok snaps architectural photos. His frequent trips to Europe provide special inspiration, and during his last jaunt across that continent, Borok found himself drawn to both the appearance and the symbolism of doors and windows in centuries-old European villages. The 32 full-color results have been collected as a show called Openings on display at Photographic Archives Gallery. The show opens with a reception March 20, 6-9 p.m., and runs daily through April 25 at Photographic Archives Gallery, 5117 W. Lovers Lane. Call (214) 352-3167.

march 25
Former Dallas Observer contributor Rick Koster is as laid-back and engaging in person as he is in print. But he's serious about his music criticism; you'd have to be to attempt what Koster has in Texas Music, an ambitious overview of the collision of styles that marks popular and ethnic sounds in the Lone Star State during the 20th century. But Koster takes it one step further, attempting to trace almost every major American musical form back to our state. Koster chats and signs his book at 7:30 p.m. at Borders Books, 5500 Greenville Ave. Accompanying his appearance will be a mini-set by songwriter Tom Faulkner, who makes an appearance in Texas Music. Call (214) 739-1166.

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