Adventures In Texas

ITALY
The Italy Lady Gladiators JV and Varsity play home on Friday 11/14 against Rice beginning at 5:00 pm. The boys JV and Varsity will begin playing Friday 11/21 against Chilton beginning at 5:00 pm.

DALLAS
The 41st Annual 2008 Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot. The Turkey Trot includes an 8 mile trek and a 3 mile fun run. Of course, this race is held on Thanksgiving Day. The registration for the Turkey Trot must be postmarked 11/15. Make checks payable to YMCA. Mail to Turkey Trot, 601 N. Akard, Dallas, TX 75201. Entry fees are non-refundable. Go to www.thetrot.com for more information. Click here for the registration form. Or call 214-954-0500 or email susancasey@ymcadallas.org

WAXAHACHIE
Heart of Texas Craft Show 11/14-11/16 located at the Civic Center. There are arts/crafts, collectibles, home decor, jewelry, mosaics, stained glass, fashion clothing, glassware, floral, sculpture and more. Go to www.heartoftexasshow.com. A portion of the admission proceeds benefit the Waxahachie YMCA and the Ellis County SPCA.

WACO
Disney On Ice, 11/20-11/23 performing at the Heart of Texas Coliseum. Watch Mickey and Minnie on a fun adventure with ice skates. You can see Baloo, Buzz Lightyear and check out the party with Alice and the Mad Hatter. To see more information about tickets, go to their website.

COTTONWOOD SHORES
“Driving Miss Daisy” Nov 13-23. Pulitzer-prize winning drama affectionately covers the 25 year relationship between a wealthy, strong-willed Southern matron and her equally indomitable black chauffeur. Hill Country Community Theatre. www.hcct.org or call 830-798-8944 or 830-693-2474.

KERRVILLE
Original Team Roping Nov 14-15. Kerr county Youth Exhibit Center, Texas Hwy 27 E. www.otrc.net or call 830-896-9016.

“Texas Monthly” suggests…

AUSTIN —FANTASMAVILLE Teatro Vivo presents Raul Garza’s comedy about the gentrification of Austin, which features such entertaining characters as a Mexican spirit guide that has taken the form of a human-size raccoon. Thru Nov 16. Wed-Sat at 8, Sun at 2 & 6. $18. For more performances, go to thelongcenter.org. Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Dr (512-482-0800).

The Annual Jazz at St. James Festival, Nov 14-16. Three days of live jazz. For additional details check jazzatstjames.org or stjamesaustin.org or call 512-926-6339

DALLAS — KITCHEN DOG THEATER The Goat, or, Who Is Sylvia?-when a prominent architect reveals, at the peak of his career, that he is in love with a goat, everyone he knows reacts with disdain. This critically acclaimed play by Edward Albee takes a deep and unsettling look at the concept of who we are allowed to love and the limits of tolerance. Nov 14-Dec 13. Wed-Sat at 8, Sun at 2. $15 to $30. kitchendogtheater.org McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 3120 McKinney Ave (214-953-1055).

EL PASO — THE AMERICAN PIANO SHOW Linda Gentille, a world-renowned pianist, entertainer, and former protégé of Liberace performs a survey of the great American composers. Nov 15 at 7:30. $20. showtimeelpaso.com Abraham Chavez Theatre, 1 Civic Center Plaza (915-544-2022).

FORT WORTH — LONE STAR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL The stars were shining bright in Cowtown last year when Martin Sheen, Bill Paxton, Robert Rodriguez, Jason Ritter, Fred Durst, and Patrick Fugit, among other celebs, appeared at the first incarnation of this festival. This year will be just as star-studded (Sheen is back and Bobbie Wygant, the “queen of local entertainment reportage,” will be serving as honorary festival chair), but the festival’s main goal is to promote the work of emerging international filmmakers while cementing the city’s status as a beacon for independent art. With more than a hundred film screenings, red carpet events, posh parties, celebrity and filmmaker panels, and an enviable music lineup, the LSIFF isn’t at risk of a sophomore slump. Nov 12-16. For schedule call or go to lsiff.com. $70 to $395. Sundance Square (817-735-1117).

HOUSTON — MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON Nov 15-Jan 11: Learning by Doing: 25 Years of the Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Part II)-in the fall of 1982, the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston launched a residency program that acted as a laboratory for young artists, offering studio space for research and development. The second part of this exhibit focuses on the students and their stories, and displays selections from more than 160 examples of student work, which range from intimate and informal sketches to landmark sculptures, paintings, photographs, installations, and videos. Open Tue & Wed 10-5, Thur 10-9, Fri & Sat 10-7, Sun 12:15-7. Gen adm $7; senior citizens, students & youths 6-18 $3.50; 5 & under free (Thur everybody free and Sat & Sun youths 18 & under free with public library card). The museum’s sculpture garden (across the street on Bissonnet) is open daily 9 a.m.-10 p.m., free. mfah.org Caroline Wiess Law Bldg, 1001 Bissonnet, and the adjacent Audrey Jones Beck Bldg, 5601 Main (713/639-7300).

SAN ANTONIO — SOUTHWEST SCHOOL OF ART AND CRAFT Thru Jan 11: Travis Townsend: Anxious Accumulations-the Kentucky artist investigates timeless worries and wonders in his mixed-media wood sculptures and drawings; also, Holly Hanessian: The Poetry of Space-the artist creates ceramic installations of words and books to reflect upon notions of fate, luck, and chance; also, Tzompantli-Mexican artists revisit this Mesoamerican topic, commonly interpreted as a wall of skulls. Open Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-4. Free. swschool.org Russell Hill Rogers Gallery, Navarro Campus, 1200 Navarro (210-224-1848).

MIDLAND — MUSEUM OF THE SOUTHWEST Nov 14-Dec 30: Arthur Lopez-with the heritage of northern New Mexico’s santeros in mind, the artist creates traditional bultos, or carved representations of the saints. Lopez’s subject matter ranges from the traditional to the contemporary as he seeks to create new ways to depict saints and holy figures. Open Tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 2-5. Free. museumsw.org 1705 W. Missouri (432/683-2882).

WIMBERLEY — WIMBERLEY ZIPLINE ADVENTURES Prepare for takeoff on the longest zipline in the continental U.S., nestled right here in the heart of Texas. Soar over canyons and creeks with breathtaking fifteen-mile views of the Wimberley Valley. Trained guides will prepare you on a walking tour before your ride. Open Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 9-3, Sun noon-5. $60. wimberleyziplineadventures.com Jim Winn Ranch, from CR 1492 turn left onto Winn Valley Dr (512/847-9990).

Holiday Home Tour Nov 14-15. Visit six lovely homes decorated for the holiday season. Sponsored by the Wimberley Civic Club. www.wimberley.org or call 512/847-2201.