"My very excellent mother just served us nine pies." That's how I was taught to remember the order of the planets. I think there was another version about pizzas instead of pies, but it was usually something along those lines. These days, though, thanks to the genius scientists who decided to exclude Pluto from the ranks of planetdom, kids have had to give up pies and pizza altogether. That's right. The excellent mothers of today serve their children nachos or nectarines or noodles. What a shame. Mourn the loss of Pluto's status in style this weekend with the new exhibit Pluto Is Not a Planet at Hal Samples Gallery, 2814 Main St., No. 101. The show includes photography by Dylan Hollingsworth, Desirae Embree and Fred Holston, as well as sculptures by Sergio Garcia and Shayne Ridenour, and runs Saturday through July 6. (The works featured in the exhibit might not even have anything to do with Pluto. But does it really matter?) The artist reception, which is free and takes place 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday night, will offer wine, appetizers and a musical performance by Fight Bite at 10 p.m. Call the gallery at 214-334-4481 for more information.
Wednesdays-Sundays, 12-8 p.m. Starts: June 14. Continues through July 6, 2008