Highlights 11/28 to 12/4

Brain Fitness: Peak Performance Sunday at 5:30 pm Experts reveal how our brain reacts to changes, environments and situations using nueroscience and neurology.

Nature at 7 p.m. Sunday presents “Christmas in Yellowstone”, an exploration of the great winter world of Yellowstone through images of the spectacular landscape and wildlife.

Classics were recreated and relived as iconic singer-songwriters Carole King and James Taylor reunited in 2007 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary Los Angeles club The Troubador on Sunday and Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.

Experience a vivid and intimate look at how seven diverse European cultures celebrate Christmas on Rick Steves’ European Christmas at 10 p.m. Sunday.

Peter Marshall hosts a warm and nostalgic music retrospective highlighting the biggest songs of the Big Band era on Big Band Years at 8:30 p.m. Monday.

Botany of Desire at 7 p.m. Tuesday explores the mystifying connection between the natural history of four plants and the corresponding human desires associated with them.

This Emotional Life: Rethinking Happiness Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. features remarkable stories of resilient individuals whom scientists are studying to learn  why some people have the ability to bounce back after disaster strikes.

Company of Voices: Conspirare in Concert presents a one-hour choral and orchestral performance featuring Austin-based choral ensembleConspirare at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Yanni: A Living Legacy Wednesday at 10 p.m. features personally selected instrumental performance of many of Yanni’s most beloved compositions.

David Foster joins superstar Andrea Bocelli for a new Christmas concert of holiday classics as they share the stage to present an elegant collection of seasonal favorites on Great Performances at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Cirque du Soleil: Flowers in the Desert Thursday at 9 p.m. captures the magic of Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas as the troupe presents a mesmerizing entertainment experience.

Aretha Franklin Presents: Soul Rewind Friday at 9 p.m. and Saturday at 5 p.m. features a comprehensive collection of rare performances by legendary R&B performers of the classic 1960s-70s soul era hosted by the Queen of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin.

Alternative rockers Pearl Jam perform tracks from their latest album, Backspacer, as well as classic favorites on Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan In Session Saturday at 8:30 p.m. is the famed 1983 live jam session by two of the greatest musicians ever to have played the blues on electric guitar – Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Ed Sullivan’s Rock And Roll Classics: The 60s Saturday at 10 p.m. presents classic song performances from 1963-1968 including the Beatles’ American television debut and the Doors’ infamous appearance.