- Nikki Giovanni: The Real Deal
Sunday, December 8Kessler Theater/Kessler X+ Art GalleryPoet, writer, and educator Nikki Giovanni heads to the Kessler Theater in Dallas to discuss her work and activism. Giovanni talks poetry and equality in “The Real Deal” Sunday night.
- The Seven by Will Power
Sunday, December 8Southern Methodist University - Greer Garson TheatreThe Seven is a modern retelling of the struggles of the sons of Oedipus with hip-hop, funk, gospel, and blues mixed in. See the play at SMUs Greer Garson Theatre.
- KERA's Jerome Weeks to Lead Post-Reading Discussion of Booth
Monday, December 9Kalita Humphreys TheaterSecond Thought Theatre presents a reading of the new play "Booth," based on the life and crime of John Wilkes Booth. KERA's Jerome Weeks leads a conversation with the playwright following the performance at Kalita Humphreys Theater in Dallas.
- Keyboard Conversations: Glory of Beethoven
Monday, December 9Eisemann CenterJeffrey Siegel discusses and performs the music of Beethoven in the Keyboard Conversation "The Glory of Beethoven." Piano works are paired with lively conversation at the Eisemann Center in Richardson.
- A Merry Jewish Christmas
Through Sunday, December 15Collin Theatre CenterDavid has a lot of explaining to do in “A Merry Jewish Christmas.” Family comedy and suspenseful drama flavor this play at Collin Theatre Center in Plano.
- Guys on Ice
Through Sunday, December 22Greater Lewisville Community TheatreTwo guys contemplate the important things in life, like football and ice fishing in the musical “Guys on Ice.” Catch the regional premiere of this non-holiday winter show this weekend at the Greater Lewisville Community Theatre.
- amalgam d(8) : A selection of Denton's best emerging artists
Through Monday, December 30Denton Square DonutsInstallation work, video, photography, and paintings are on display in a showcase of some of Denton's best emerging artists. The exhibition "amalgam d(8)" is up at the Imagine Gallery in Denton Square Donuts.
He was 48. A graduate of UD’s drama program, Welch had appeared in The Sopranos, Lincoln and The Master and had won an Obie Award in a revival of A Streetcar Named Desire.
500X is North Texas’ original art collective – a for-profit, artist-run gallery that’s lasted for 35 years. It’s marking the occasion with a show from alumni artists, but 500X’s legacy lies in more than what’s on the walls.
Art&Seek’s list of event cancellations and delays due to the weather.
Here’s your chance to catch a free, advance screening of a sure-fire Oscar competitor.
In 2007, there were 320 homicides in Juarez, Mexico. But just three years later, more than 3,000 people were murdered in the city. A new documentary called Narco Cultura looks at the drug trade that dominates the city and is at the root of the violence. Today in the Big Screen, KERA’s Stephen Becker and Dallas Morning News movie critic Chris Vognar say the film shows how death has become a part of cultural life in Juarez.
Dec. 2- 8 On KERA Radio This Week
- Tuesday, 1 p.m. Think - John Ajak spent his childhood literally running for his life in his native war-torn Sudan. His prayers were answered when, as a 20-year-old, he moved to Dallas and got a job at the Dallas Arboretum. He joins us this hour to retrace his incredible life story, which he writes about in his new book, Unspeakable: My Journey as a Lost Boy of Sudan.
- Wednesday, 12 p.m. Think - Dallas ISD will soon change the way that it evaluates its teachers, moving to a system that connects teachers’ individual compensation to the achievement of their students. We’ll find out about the district’s new Teacher Excellence Initiative this hour from DISD superintendent Mike Miles.
- Wednesday, 1 p.m. Think - When European settlers arrived in North America, they quickly became the largest population of carnivores that the world had ever known. And they set up an America in which meat has pride of placement on the nation’s plates. We’ll learn more about how and why that happened this hour with Maureen Ogle, author of In Meat We Trust: An Unexpected History of Carnivore America.
- Thursday, 1 p.m. Think - Theodore Roosevelt and William Taft were close friends before their political lives drove them apart. And all the while, a muckraking press was doing its part to push the politicians towards reform. We’ll look back this hour at the tumultuous early years of the 20th Century with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. Her new book is The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism.
- Saturday, 10 p.m.: The Moth Radio Hour
- Sunday, 6 p.m.: Studio 360
- Sunday, 9 p.m.: Song Travels with Michael Feinstein
- Monday, 7 p.m.: John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind (repeats Wed. 10:30 p.m., Sat. 9 p.m.)
- Monday, 9 p.m.: The Best of the 60s (repeats Fri. 11 p.m.)
- Monday, 11 p.m.: Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan in Session
- Tuesday, 8:30 p.m.: The Texas Tenors: You Should Dream
- Thursday, 7 p.m.: Happy Holidays: The Best of the Andy Williams Christmas Show
- Thursday, 10 p.m.: David Garrett: Music – Live in Concert (repeats Fri. 2:30 p.m.)
- Friday, 9:30 p.m.: American Masters – Marilyn Monroe: Still Life
- Saturday, 4 p.m.: Oscar Hammerstein II: Out of My Dreams
- Saturday, 7 p.m.: Magic Moments: The Best of 50s Pop
- Saturday, 11 p.m.: The Mavericks: In Time
- Sunday, 12:30 a.m.: Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii
- Sunday, 7 p.m.: Trans Siberian Orchestra’s The Ghosts of Christmas Eve
- Sunday, 8 p.m.: American Masters: Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a Comin’
- Sunday, 7 a.m.: Acoustic Cafe
- Sunday, 8 p.m.: The Paul Slavens Show