Art, work and celebrity mingle for China Spring photographers Michael Larsen and Tracy Talbert, who will talk about their work as celebrity and lifestyle photographers in a Thursday talk sponsored by the Art Center of Waco.

Art on Elm, a celebration of local art and place, returns to central Elm Avenue on Saturday with its traditional mix of visual art, live music, food and drink and arts and crafts vendors, plus an expanded Elm Tea Fest and organizers’ fervent hope for good weather.

Since Hailee Steinfeld rode into town in “True Grit,” we’ve been fairly blessed by the big-screen breakthroughs of teenage actresses. To name just a few: Anya Taylor-Joy (“The Witch”), Amandla Stenberg (“The Hate U Give”), Elsie Fisher (“Eighth Grade”).

The Central Texas Choral Society adds another masterwork to its performance resume on Tuesday when its singers, with help from Midway High School student musicians, performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem.

If you’re going to name your band the Fabulous Superlatives, they’d better be good, and country veteran Marty Stuart has no problems with his backing musicians living up to that name. Nor does he have a problem if fans remember band leader and band all together.

Wood often finds itself used for fences, but not the one that exhibit organizer Victoria Howle hopes to tear down in the show “Engrained” opening Friday at downtown Waco’s Cultivate 7twelve.

Baylor University’s Beall Poetry Festival marks its 25th anniversary Wednesday through Friday with a diverse lineup of award-winning poets, nightly poetry readings, an afternoon lecture and a poets' panel discussion free and open to the public.

The Quebe Sisters — Grace, Sophia and Hulda — have made a career out of distinctive sounds. Like two-part close country harmonies? They’ve got a three-part sisterly blend. Have a craving for Texas fiddling? They provide it in triple measure. Western swing and classic country in your mental jukebox? The Quebes (KWAY-bees) do all of that and more, creating what they brand “progressive western swing.”

A recent visit to Kitok, a hole-in-the-wall restaurant on North 18th Street, proved enlightening. Recent drives by the place had revealed work crews on the roof and groundwork near the front entrance. News had circulated that the place, a Waco tradition since 1975 known for its “liplocker” meals, oriental fries, house-recipe soy sauce and Asian hospitality, faced financial challenges.

The original “Dumbo” was released in the summer of 1941 while Germany was spreading across Europe and war was breaking out in the Pacific. Crafted as a simpler Disney fable after the more extravagant “Fantasia” disappointed at the box office, “Dumbo” — only 64 minutes in length — took flight just as far more chilling creations were taking to the air.

Waco’s Deep In The Heart Film Festival kicks off Thursday at the Waco Hippodrome, with three nights and slightly more than two days’ worth of movies long and short that display fresh energy, creativity within limited resources and a love for film-making.

Tourism brings bucks in all denominations. One might say Abe Lincoln visited Waco over spring break, enjoying the views at Cameron Park and sipping floats at the Dr Pepper Museum. George Washington stood in line at the Silos, hoping to see Chip and Joanna. Andrew Jackson plunked down $20 for a “One Riot — One Ranger” T-shirt at the Texas Ranger Museum.

The Deep in the Heart Film Festival proceeds from second-year sequel to third-year series next weekend, returning to the Waco Hippodrome with a slate of seven feature films, more than 100 shorts and panel discussions aimed at would-be filmmakers.

This year’s Table Toppers fundraiser for the Art Center of Waco did not quite have the impact of last year’s, when the announcement of the center’s new downtown Waco location and building was made, but it had considerable news of its own.

Jordan Peele has tightened his grip in “Us,” a less satirical and more slaughterhouse horror parable than the writer-director’s astonishing debut, “Get Out,” that despite its deficiencies will leave all who enter its shadowy world convinced of Peele’s growing command as a singular conjurer of American nightmares.

Consider this week the concert version of a tone cluster in music, where notes are tightly packed within a more standard interval. In this case, five nationally known musicians perform in Waco on three nights within one week.

After more than three decades of performing with a band in front of sold-out auditoriums and packed churches, Steven Curtis Chapman put himself in unfamiliar territory a few years ago: alone onstage with only his guitar and a deep catalog of songs.

The Waco Jazz Orchestra plays tribute to the music of pops composer Henry Mancini in its “That Mancini Magic!” concert on Saturday, a show that’s as much about a musical serendipity as magic.

One of filmmaking’s cheapest tricks is on-screen applause — where characters clap to cue the movie’s viewers that they should also be impressed. There’s a lot of that in “Apollo 11,” but it’s not cheap. In this documentary about the people who pulled off the spectacular feat of sending Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins to the moon in 1969, the ovations are genuine, spontaneous and well deserved.

When Waco’s Tea Aguilar gets onstage or in front of an audience, there’s no telling what comes next. It may be music from his guitar; environmental sounds looped into rock, blues or electronically altered music; a beat machine; beat boxing; or even live painting.