This Summer Ira Glass, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Sarah Koenig To Visit Dallas

This Summer Ira Glass, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Sarah Koenig To Visit Dallas

Somebody over at the AT&T Performing Arts Center knows what's up. Which is selfishly to say that lately I've been buying what they're selling, picking up what they're putting down, digging what... you get the point. Like the announcement today of the new summer speaker series, #thinkspeak, which includes contemporary American intellectual icons like Ira Glass, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Sarah Koeing, and Radiolab's Jad Abumrad. Sure, it may sound like Dallas is getting a little public radio happy, but hey, think of their booking price as our donation to the pledge drive.

To make things even cooler, or nerdier and therefore cooler, Ira Glass will be accompanied by dance performances, because why not? And Abumrad will arrive with cellist Zoë Keating. Plus, Tyson's evening is called "An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies," which promises to be the next best thing to actually going to the movies with one of the earth's most awesome humans.

Tickets are available in four-show subscription packages with prices ranging from $257.50 to $83 and may be purchased online at www.attpac.org/series/thinkspeak.

Here's the full line-up wtih dates: #thinkspeak - 2015 SEASON

RADIOLAB'S JAD ABUMRAD talks "Gut Churn" with Zoë Keating Dallas City Performance Hall Friday, May 15 - 7 p.m.

NEIL deGRASSE TYSON - "An Astrophysicist Goes To The Movies" Winspear Opera House Monday, June 15 - 7:30 p.m.

THREE ACTS, TWO DANCERS, ONE RADIO HOST with IRA GLASS, MONICA BILL BARNES and ANNA BASS Winspear Opera House Saturday, July 11 - 8 p.m.

AN EVENING WITH SERIAL'S SARAH KOENIG Winspear Opera House August 3 - 7:30 p.m.

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