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february 7
Heritage Bridal Collection What a deal! All the pageantry, cake and champagne of a real wedding without the very real expense of gift buying and none of the horror of watching friends destroy their lives. The Galveston Historical Foundation will serve cake and champagne, and present a slide-show lecture about bridal fashions from the Civil War era to the end of World War II. Models and mannequins will display elaborate gowns, but as far as we can tell, few grooms will be on hand. In fact, the guest list is limited, make reservations now. 7 p.m. 1859 Ashton Villa, 2328 Broadway, Galveston, 280-3907. $30 per person.

february 8
Molly Ivins Can Say Anything, Can't She? You betcha. She can and will, and if she's said a thing a few times, and it went over well, she might just say it again, in later columns, for better mileage. Today, the best-selling author and nationally syndicated columnist has been invited to speak at Rice. The Department of Sociology has brought the big-boned gal in to talk some trash and do the whole raconteur bit. Ivins will offer pearls of wisdom and folksy aphorisms in Stude Concert Hall, which is not huge. Seating is limited and fans are advised to arrive early. 8 p.m. Stude Concert Hall, Alice Pratt Brown Hall, Rice University, entrance no. 8 off University, 527-8101. Free.

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