This is what we like about Kate Klise: Even though the Peoplewriter and children's book author has a new release, Regarding the Trees, she's cool with all her young fans bringing their favorite book of hers to get signed when she hits Barnes & Noble, 2325 S. Stemmons Freeway in Lewisville, for An Evening with Kate Klise. Readers can bring in Regarding the Sink, Letters from Camp, Deliver Us from Normal or any of her other books. No big, irritating scam to only sign the new release and thus sell more copies. Klise has got her heart in the right place when it comes to children's literacy, and--surprise, surprise--we gotta applaud that. (Plus, we're like really excited we can finally get our copy of Trial by Journal signed! It's totally the best.) Meet her at 7 p.m. Thursday. Call 972-315-7966.
Go ahead, check out Nosferatu at the Meadows Museum. Of course, "it will cost you sweat and tears, and perhaps...a little blood."
Never mind the bananas. Hors d'oeuvres may very well be the world's perfect food. Eating one is like taking that perfect bite at dinner--all flavors are represented, forming the perfect tiny taste equation in one's mouth. The bite-sized items are also ideal for the indecisive or the "I'll just have a bit of yours" folk, since there's no need to commit to an entire dish. Again, the perfect food. Chef Jon Aldridge offers a little seasonal party planning assistance (and wine) in his Wednesday evening class, Easy Meal Series: Holiday Hors D'oeuvres. Class is from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and the cost is $15. Pre-register at customer service at Whole Foods, 2218 Greenville Ave. Call 214-824-1744.