Events for the week

Page 2 of 3

Red Rover: Pegasus Theatre opens its 12th season with the world premiere production of a script by Dallas playwright John C. Davenport. Red Rover was first performed as a staged reading by Pegasus two years ago. The comedy concerns four thirtysomething buddies, former high-school classmates, who are reunited for one last spin in a 1975 Plymouth Fury convertible before it's sold. It seems that none of them remember the past--or their past relationships with each other--in quite the same way. Performances happen Thursday-Saturday at 8:15 p.m. through November 23 at 3916 Main. For ticket information, call 821-6005.

International Airshow '96: When not being used to kill innocent citizens trapped in a war of wills between insulated heads of state, flying military machines can make for cool weekend entertainment. That's the idea behind International Airshow '96, which features a performances by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Demonstration Squadron (including crazy stuff like wing-walking and solo acrobatics) as well as the Lockheed F-16, parachute teams, military helicopters, and more. The official show kicks off October 12 and 13 at 12:30 p.m. at Fort Worth Alliance Airport, I-35W at Alliance Boulevard and Eagle Parkway in Fort Worth. Tickets are $4-$8. Call 373-8000.

Old Oak Cliff Conservation League Tour of Homes: The kind of homes you could never possibly afford to live in are also the kind you might not mind paying an admission price to check out. This is the hope of the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League, which has selected 10 homes in Kessler Park, Stevens Park, and Winnetka Heights for the pleasure of your eyeballs; each of the houses selected boasts an owner whose idea of period detail is more than just not throwing out the eight-track player. Tickets are $8-$12; for a list of locations where tickets can be acquired, call (972) 606-3693.

sunday
october 13
National Coming Out Day: The anti-gay mob may rule in Congress and other parts of the country, but not in Dallas: Mayor Ron Kirk has stood firm against hundreds of phone calls and letters from some of the more active wackos in the tristate area who have demanded that the city deny access to the Human Rights Campaign Fund for National Coming Out Day. It's a small act of political courage in an age when one letter from a right-wing Christian organization can get a Fort Worth Star-Telegram editor bounced from his position. It's also further evidence that the most important thing every gay man and lesbian woman can do is step out of the closet and put a face on that straw boogey man called "the gay agenda." National Coming Out Day swoops in with events and speeches to offer public support for a difficult but very important personal decision. Events happen from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hall of State in Fair Park. For information call 349-3330.

Eggheads: The North Texas theater company that has become synonymous with gorgeous, old-fashioned theatrical spectacle, Fort Worth's Hip Pocket Theatre continues its tradition with its mounting of Joseph Skibell's Eggheads. A cast of 19 actors portrays more than 70 characters in this comic fantasy about an idealistic New York City playwright who is lured to Hollywood. Culture clash and some surprise appearances by Golden Age comedy talents ensue. Performances happen Fridays through Sundays at 8:15 p.m. through November 2 on the outdoor Oak Acres Amphitheatre in Fort Worth. Tickets are $8-$14. For information call (817) 927-2833.

Lemur Lookout: The scientific name for "lemur" is "prosimian," which means "pre-monkey," which means, if you believe those Godless evolutionists, these shifty-eyed little charmers are extremely distant cousins a few zillion times removed (if anyone ever bothered to apprehend him for scientific study, Ross Perot might prove to be the lemur-human link). The endangered Madagascar natives transported to their Dallas "Lemur Lookout" are the featured animals in the Dallas Zoo's new $4-million makeover, which is being celebrated. To get to the new zoo entrance, take the Marsalis exit off I-35E, go north on the service road, and turn right onto Zoo Boulevard. Parking is $3 per car, and admission is $2.50-$5 (children 3 and younger get in free). Call 670-5656.

KEEP THE DALLAS OBSERVER FREE... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Jimmy Fowler