José Rubénde León has returned to Jump-Start Performance Co. with Simplemente Lara, his much-loved tribute to Mexican musical star Augustín Lara (adored, perhaps, even more than Lorca, his one-man tribute to Spanish poet Federico García Lorca). `See "Noche de Lara" in this issue of the Current.` Pianist Aaron E. Prado and bassist George Prado accompany de Leon as he interprets Laras hits of the 30s and 40s, including Solamente una vez and Granada. Dancing to popular Latin music follows. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, through September 11. There will be no peformance Friday, September 2. Tickets are $15 adult, $10 student and senior. For info, call 227-5867.
Also back by popular demand is the life-size dinosaur installation, Dinosaurus Tex, at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. The Garden is hosting a full Labor Day Weekend of inaugural activities, including a visit by Dino George. Wander among the Ovoraptor eggs and 30-foot specimens such as the Edmontosaurus and the Daspletosaur. For info, call 207-3250 or visit sabot.org
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