Texas Troubadour Bernice Lewis
By David Johanssen
This Sunday, come spend an evening enjoying master storyteller and singer-songwriter Bernice Lewis, whom Rosanne Cash calls “one of the keepers of the flame of real songwriting.” A staple on the national folk circuit, Bernice has shared the stage with Patty Griffin, Pete Seeger, Odetta, and the Dixie Chicks. If you like Mary Chapin Carpenter, Joni Mitchell, and Dar Williams, this is one Shelter show you won’t want to miss! “Texas Troubadour: Bernice Lewis,” will be live and in concert Sunday, December 11, at 7pm. Tickets now available at La Biblioteca.
“East of Suez: Dances of the Veil”
Fri, Dec 9, 7pm
“Texas Troubadour: Bernice Lewis”
Sun, Dec 11, 7pm
Documentary and Discussion
Still Berning: Bernie Sanders
Wed, Dec 14, 5pm
Documentary and Discussion
The Fidel Castro Tapes
Fri, Dec 16, 5pm
All events at: Shelter Theater
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LIVE! “East of Suez: Dances of the Veil,” on Friday, December 9, at 7pm. Enjoy a night of passion with Frida Chacón who, with Federico Azus on guitar and harmonica and Israel Cháves on violin and percussion, performs her sensuous costume dances from around the world, including “rumba flamenco,” “Arabic belly dance,” and the fiery “Russian gypsy dance.” Frida’s style of Arabic belly dance is both lively and playful, with an unstoppable energy and bewitchingly hypnotic finger cymbals. Tickets available at La Biblioteca.
Still Berning: Bernie Sanders documentary and discussion on Wednesday, December 14, at 5pm. Bernie’s campaign made history by receiving a record number of donations from individual citizens, not the titans of Wall Street. He may have lost the Democratic primary, but it was a glorious run, just maybe a beginning, not an end. Might the end of the Bernie Sanders campaign mark the start of a political movement? What are the next steps for this movement and what role will it play in future elections? What is its staying power? And how can a new political generation bring democracy back into the hands of the people and make it truly representative?
The Fidel Castro Tapes documentary and discussion will take place Friday, December 16, at 5pm. To some, Fidel Castro was an icon of resistance, but to others, the very face of dictatorial oppression. He was undisputedly one of the most provocative political figures of the 20th century. The Fidel Castro Tapes chronicles how his drive and charisma catapulted him to power in Cuba and how he used these traits to maintain control of his country for nearly five decades and capture the attention of the world, all the while thumbing his nose at his mighty neighbor to the north. The Fidel Castro Tapes features never-before-seen images to tell the life story of the controversial leader of Cuba.