- Ballet Folkorico of Dallas 11th Annual Gala Celebration
Saturday, May 25Latino Cultural CenterBallet Folklorico is celebrating 11 years of dance with its annual gala. The dancers take you through the history of Mayan culture in a performance at the Latino Cultural Center in Dallas.
- Eduardo Portillo's An Allegory of Humor
Through Saturday, May 25Kirk Hopper Fine ArtThe circus and nostalgia were the inspiration for the exhibition An Allegory of Humor. See Eduardo Portillos clown-like sculptures in the Outdoor Gallery at Kirk Hopper Fine Art in Dallas.
- Opening Reception: Fantastic Realism
Saturday, May 25LuminArte GalleryCheck out the haunting, dreamlike artworks in a variety of media in the group show "Fantastic Realism." The exhibition opens Saturday night at LuminArte Gallery in Dallas.
- Downtown Arlington Center Stage Music Festival
Through Sunday, May 26Levitt Pavilion ArlingtonThis festival featuring mostly North Texas talent kicks off Friday with Sarah Jaffe and Delta Rae.
- Salute to America - Family Picnic and Free Concert
Sunday, May 26St. Andrew United Methodist Church - PlanoIt's a "Salute to America" featuring hymns, marches, and anthems. Enjoy the concert on the lawn at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano.
- Wonder of the World
Through Saturday, June 15Cox Building PlayhouseA woman heads to the honeymoon capital of the world to escape her problems only to run into more trouble along the way. Catch Rover Dramawerks' production of "Wonder of the World" at Cox Building Playhouse in Plano.
- Knock Me A Kiss
Through Sunday, June 16Jubilee TheatreA Harlem poet marries a civil rights activist's daughter in this play based on a true story. See "Knock Me a Kiss" at Jubilee Theatre in Fort Worth.
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May 20-26On KERA Radio This Week
- Monday, noon: Think - How does Romare Bearden’s legacy live on in contemporary art? We’ll find out this hour with Fort Worth artist Sedrick Huckaby, who credits Bearden as an important influence. The exhibition “Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey” is now on view at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth. Huckaby’s oil painting Hidden in Plain Site is also on view in the museum’s atrium.
- Tuesday, noon: Think - What makes political cartoons stick with us after the headlines fade? We’ll talk this hour with Victor Navasky, longtime editor of The Nation and professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. His new book is The Art of Controversy: Political Cartoons and Their Enduring Power.
- Thursday, noon: Think - How does photography help us understand the human condition? We’ll talk this hour with Steve McCurry, a photographer for National Geographic Magazine. His solo exhibition "Unguarded Moment" is on display at Laura Rathe Fine Art, and he’ll give a lecture at the gallery this evening.
- Sunday, 6 p.m.: Studio 360
- Monday, 8 p.m.: American Masters - Mel Brooks: Make a Noise
- Monday, 9:30 p.m.: Pioneers of Television - Carol Burnett and the Funny Ladies
- Tuesday, 10 p.m.: Anna May Wong: In Her Own Words
- Wednesday, 11 p.m.: American Masters - The Doors: When You’re Strange
- Thursday, 11 p.m.: Austin City Limits – Arcade Fire
- Friday, 8 p.m.: Live From Lincoln Center - Audra McDonald in Concert: Go Back Home
- Sunday, 7 p.m.: The National Memorial Day Concert 2013
- Sunday, 7 a.m..: Acoustic Cafe
- Sunday, 8 p.m.: The Paul Slavens Show