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Best Bets
by Peter Blackstock
Austin American Statesman; Austin, Tex.; Nov 1, 1990

On the town: See Elvis, Led Zeppelin and a reggae band all rolled into one as Dread Zeppelin plays a 9:45 p.m. show at UT's Texas Union Ballroom with opening act the Strawberry Zots. Critic's picks include the Ronnie Lane Band at the Continental Club with R.C. Banks opening, Los Angeles singer-songwriter Rob Laufer at Cactus Cafe, and legendary Athens, Ga., band Pylon at Cannibal Club with the Duckhills. Best blues bets include Mitch Woods & his Rocket 88s at the new 311 Club with the Solid Senders, E.R. Shorts at Hole in the Wall, and W.C. Clark at Antone's with Heavy Weather. Check today's Onward section for a full list of music in local clubs through Wednesday. Art and about "Art at Large," an exhibit of three super-sized reproductions of works by Austin artists Ed Aiken, William B. Montgomery and Casey Williams, opens today with a recption from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Patrick Media Group, 7301 Burleson Road. . . . Women & Their Work Gallery presents a champagne party 6-8 p.m. to preview works from its "Fertile Imaginations" exhibit that will be auctioned away on Saturday. Tickets are $10, or $15 per couple. On the stage A touring production of the Broadway classic A Chorus Line closes its three-day run at Bass Concert Hall with an 8 p.m. show. Tickets range from $15 to $25 at all UTTM outlets. . . . Vortex Repertory Company describes its latest production, Metamorpheus, as a "multimedia, multicultural response to the classic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice." Showtimes are at 8 p.m. every Thursday through Sunday until Nov. 17 at Vortex Performance Cafe. Tickets are $6 Thursdays and Sundays, $7 Fridays and Saturdays. . . . Juan Insua's Concrete Dualism and You, a dark comedy that challenges conventional perceptions of reality, is presented by the UT Drama Department at 8 tonight through Saturday in the Drama Lab Theatre. Tickets are $7, or $6 with a UT ID.

Best of the rest Mezzo-soprano Florence Quivar of the Metropolitan Opera performs at 8 p.m. at UT's Bates Recital Hall. Tickets are $15. . . . Mexic-Arte Museum celebrates Dia de los Muertos with a Mexican marketplace from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. A special workshop featuring instruction on how to make folk art items used in the Day of the Dead tradition is offered 7-9 p.m. Admission to the workshop is $10, or $5 for children; call 480-9373 to reserve a space. . . . The Velveeta Room's weekly Comedy Open Mike starts at 9 p.m., an hour earlier than usual, to accommodate tryouts for videotaped auditions for a national TV show titled America's Funniest People. Tickets are $2; sign up at the club before 8:30 p.m. if you want to perform.

 

 


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