Lights: Celebrate Hannahkuh Live in Concert at 8 p.m. Monday features a distinguished, diverse and dynamic ensemble of musical performers in celebration of the Jewish Festival of Lights.
Richard Tucker Gala: An Opera Celebration at 9 p.m. Monday hosts celebrated stars such as Renee Fleming, Joyce DiDonato, Simon Keenlyside, Diana Damrau and others singing popular pieces by Mozart, Verdi, Rossini, Wagner and Bernstein.
Chicano Rock! The Sounds of East Los Angeles at 10:30 p.m. Monday and 10 p.m. Friday tells the story of how young Mexican Americans found their identity by creating a new musical form — a blend of white rock, black soul and Latin rhythms.
Nova at 7 p.m. Tuesday reveals the truth behind the Pochahontas myth, covering the excavation of the unique site and revealing the Native American side of the Jamestown story.
Frontline at 8 p.m. Tuesday looks at the approaching problems with retirement strategies in “Can You Afford to Retire?”
Independent Lens at 9 p.m. Tuesday tells the story of making a grand opera about the birth of the atomic bomb.
Buffet at 10 p.m. Tuesday takes a wild gastronomic voyage behind the scenes of an all-American binge ritual.
Great Performances at 7 p.m. Wednesday looks at San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker, one of the most popular and enduring ballets the all over the world.
Inspired by the Christmas Story, Renaissance Christmas at 8 p.m. Wednesday celebrates the sounds of the season with Chicago’s Music of the Baroque Chorus and Brass ensemble.
Austin City Limits featuring Crowded House at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 11 p.m. Friday.
Tom Kite’s career as a golfer showcases both his huge talent and his Texas roots in Texas Monthly Talks at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Docubloggers at 7:30 p.m. Thursday covers it all in a most unconventional rodeo.
Downtown at 8 p.m. Thursday visits the Austin History Center, follows a group of Austinites downtown on less than $25 in a day, and joins the gang for the annual Republic of Texas Biker Rally.
In Context at 8:30 p.m. Thursday takes a closer look at Berlin painter Edward B. Gordon, Austin singer Chrysta Bell and Mazatlan’s Delfos contemporary dance company.
Faith Hill, backed by an orchestra led by conductor David Campbell, sings favorites from her upcoming holiday album in Faith Hill, Joy to the World: A Soundstage Special at 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
Claudia arranges a one-of-a-kind tour of architect Antoni Gaudi’s most famous buildings while Mark and Mario head west to the rugged region of Asturias in Spain… On the Road Again at 9 p.m. Friday.
England’s Bloc Party takes the stage with its politically charged, post-punk grooves and Austin’s electro rock duo Ghostland Observatory debuts with a kinetic performance in Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday.