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With the unsettling backdrop of current world events, the Dallas Children's Center on Tour has announced a performance of James Still's acclaimed And Then They Came for Me that is certain to give young and old ample food for thought. Part oral history, part dramatic action spiced with video and slides, it tells the story of the chilling World War II experiences of young Jews Eva Geiringer Schloss and Ed Silverberg as they hid from the Nazis. The play will be performed January 9 through January 11 at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts, 5938 Skillman St., with a Friday performance at 7:30 p.m., a Saturday matinee at 1:30 and Sunday performances at 1:30 and 4:30. Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for children. Schloss will be in attendance to discuss the play and her dramatic childhood experiences and will be available to sign copies of her book Eva's Story. Additionally, there will be a display of 11 paintings done by her father and brother from 1942 to 1944 while they were in hiding in Holland. Paintings in Hiding will be featured at the Lacerte Gallery at the Rosewood Center from January 8 through February 1. Call 214-740-0051. --Carlton Stowers

Rollin' Down the River

The beloved archetype for all manipulative miscreants hits the stage this week in all his straw-hatted, barefooted glory. That's right, the ubiquitous Tom Sawyer grabs the spotlight in the upcoming production by Starlight Performance Arts Theater, 201 S. Ector Drive in Euless, and it runs from January 9 through January 12. Join Tom as he makes merry sport of the local dupes and weasels his way out of all his chores--truly a role model for us all. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for seniors and $5 for children. Call 817-508-9101 or visit --Mary Monigold

Step by Step
This dancin' queen
tones down flamenco for a G-rated crowd


No amorous pressing bodies or sashaying hips? No tantalizing twists, turns and dips moving to the flare of a strumming guitar under the moonlight? Yes, there is a childproof version of flamenco, and it's coming to Walnut Hill Library, 9495 Marsh Lane, on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Library Live! presents Flamenco by Maria-Paz Rodgers. This Southern Spanish art is intertwined with the country's culture, and Rodgers wants to bring the gifts of her native country to our Dallas youths. She teaches students about the children, food, clothing, schools, sports and holidays of Spain. Dressed in a costume fit for a queen, she helps students delve into the basics of flamenco by teaching them some dance moves. Call 214-670-6376. --Desirée Henry

Sharp Kids
Teens no longer rebels without a cleaver

Teenagers get a bad rap these days. According to the news, pop music and exasperated relatives, they're constantly spending money on glittery junk, asking for questionable body art and generally making everyone miserable. But sometimes a little rebellion is good. For example, in the kitchen a random dash of this and an extra pinch of that can transform a recipe that is a little too bland on its own, and a good chef must be adept with fire and sharp utensils. Under the direction of Central Market's cooking schoolteachers, teens will learn to use kitchen equipment, plan a menu and take knives to slice, dice and julienne. Teens in the Kitchen: Basic Skills will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. January 10 at Central Market, 4651 West Freeway at Interstate 30 and Hulen Road, Fort Worth. Cost is $40. Call 817-377-9005. --Stephanie Durham


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