Performing Arts Houston presents An Evening with Bill Nye
(Houston) – Performing Arts Houston presents mechanical engineer, scientist, and Emmy-winning TV personality Bill Nye for a discussion on global challenges and ways to survive, mitigate, and prevent them, on October 20 at Jones Hall. Limited tickets remain for a post-show VIP Experience, including an individual photo opportunity and signed book. Tickets start at $39, at performingartshouston.org.
Prior to Nye’s appearance, Performing Arts Houston’s Education and Community Engagement department will host a Pages & Stages book club, in partnership with Harris County Public Library. This free discission will center around a variety of Nye’s books. Learn more and register at performingartshouston.org.
Engineer, comedian, author, inventor—audiences revere this good-natured Renaissance Man’s infectious blend of humor, intellectual curiosity, and devotion to solving some of the world’s most complex challenges through science. Best known for his Emmy-winning run as “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” he brings his love of science and flair for comedy to every appearance—deftly translating complex issues to help inspire audiences of all ages to engage with and improve our world.
Bill’s wit and enthusiasm has garnered 18 Emmy awards. Bill is also an author and frequent speaker on topics of global importance including climate change, evolution, population, space exploration, and STEM education. He is a steadfast champion of the unwavering value of critical thinking, science, and reason.
In 2016, Netflix announced that Nye would appear in a new series, Bill Nye Saves the World, which premiered on April 21, 2017. Its third and final season was released on May 11, 2018.
His next series, The End is Nye was ordered by Peacock in March 2021. Teaming with Seth MacFarlane and Brannon Braga, the series has Nye exploring natural and unnatural disasters, explaining them scientifically to detail surviving, mitigating, and preventing them. It premiered on August 25, 2022.
Nye was the subject of the documentary film Bill Nye: Science Guy.
His 2014 debate with a creationist who believes the earth is only 6,000 years old has been viewed nearly 6.5 million times on YouTube. After that experience, Bill wrote his first book for a general audience, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation, which went on to become a New York Times best-seller. He is also the author of seven children’s books, including his most recent best-selling fiction series, Jack and the Geniuses.
Nye also serves as CEO of the Planetary Society, the world’s largest space-interest group. As an inventor, he holds a number of unusual patents, including an improved pointe shoe for ballerinas, a device to help people learn to throw a baseball better, a magnifier made of water, and an abacus that does arithmetic like a computer–with only binary numbers.
Nye graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from Cornell University and returned there as a visiting professor from 2001-2005. In 2010, Bill joined the ranks of his astronomy professor Carl Sagan when he was elected the American Humanist Association’s “Humanist of the Year.”
Through all of his work, Bill hopes to inspire people everywhere to change the world.
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Tickets start at $39. Tickets can be purchased through the Performing Arts Houston website at performingartshouston.org or by calling our box office at (713) 227-4772. To support the arts, save up to 25%, and access exclusive live arts experiences, become a Performing Arts Houston member at performingartshouston.org/memberships.
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PERFORMING ARTS HOUSTON
An Evening with Bill Nye
October 20, 2023
Friday, 7:30 pm
Tickets start at $29
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