New videos launch every Friday on WETA PBS, WETA Metro, WETA UK and at 

Arlington, VA – For arts and entertainment fans in the D.C. area, WETA, the flagship public media station in the region, offers Around Town Best Bets, a series of short-form videos released each Friday that recommend must-see local art, theater, movies and cultural events. Appearing as an interstitial between scheduled programs, new Best Bets segments are released each Friday afternoon on WETA television channels WETA PBS, WETA Metro and WETA UK; as well as the WETA Facebook page and WETA YouTube channel, and at Around Town Best Bets | WETA 

Around Town Best Bets segments are hosted by seven local arts and entertainment critics, who offer “best bets” for upcoming programs and events, including dazzling museum exhibitions, show-stopping performances, engrossing movies, unique events or little-known treasures among the vibrant cultural offerings of the D.C. area. The critics include critic-at-large Robert Aubry Davis, fine arts critics Janis Goodman and Peter Winant, film critics Tim Gordon and Travis Hopson, and theater critics Jane Horwitz and Chris Klimek. 

Around Town Best Bets in December: 

December 2Peter Winant spotlights the Kreeger Museum exhibition “Perplexity,” on view through December 10, featuring artworks in a diverse range of media. 

December 9 Tim Gordon reviews the film The Whale, which premieres in theaters that day. 

December 16Chris Klimek spotlights the Folger Shakespeare Library production of The Tempest, which runs through January 1.  

December 23Tim Gordon reviews the new film Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, premiering that day on Netflix. 

December 30Chris Klimek illuminates the Signature Theatre production of Into the Woods, which runs through January 29. 


WETA is the leading public broadcaster in the nation’s capital, serving Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia with inspiring and educational content on television channels WETA PBS, WETA Metro, WETA UK, WETA PBS Kids and WETA World; and radio station WETA Classical 90.9 FM, along with digital offerings at and via social media. On television, WETA encourages an appreciation for local arts, culture and community through locally produced series If You Lived Here and Signature Dish and the popular visual and performing arts production WETA Arts, which presents the holiday special Songs of the Season on December 19, featuring outstanding local choral groups from D.C., Maryland and Virginia. On radio, WETA Classical presents classical music around the clock and highlights local classical music artists, performances and organizations through programs such as NSO Showcase with the National Symphony OrchestraFront Row Washington, Choral Showcase, and Center Stage from Wolf Trap.  

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