Stephen Sondheim spent over a decade trying to make a musical about brothers Addison and Wilson Mizner, real-life grifters who swindled their way across early-twentieth-century America. Previously called Gold!, Wise Guys, and Bounce, this latest and apparently final version has accomplished something none of its predecessors could: positive reviews.
Thru June 30
Wed & Thu at 7:30; Fri & Sat at 8; Sun at 3
Stages Repertory Theatre
3201 Allen Parkway
Picasso Black and White
Picasso changed styles almost as frequently as mistresses, but one constant in his long, protean career was his interest in the monochromatic palette. This show, which includes many works that have never been exhibited or published, is the first devoted to the artist’s work in black, white, and grey. Don't miss the final weekend of this blockbuster show.
Thru May 27
Adults $20; students, seniors, & ages 6–18 $17; children 5 & under free
Musuem of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St
Founded in Seattle in the mid-1980s, Soundgarden helped pioneer the grunge sound along with contemporaries like Nirvana and Pearl Jam. The band broke up in the late-'90s, allowing its members to pursue solo ventures for the next decade, but reunited several years ago and has been recording and touring again.
May 24 at 9
Bayou Music Center
520 Texas Ave
Impetuous love, Parisian romance, and the pain of regret converge in one of the world’s great love stories set to music. If you opt to sit outside, don’t forget your bug spray. See our interview with conductor Eric Melear here.
May 24 at 8
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
2005 Lake Robbins Dr
Readings & Lectures
The Fight To Save Juarez: Life in the Heart of Mexico's Drug War
At least 50,000 Mexicans have been killed in the seven years since former President Felipe Calderón launched his ill-fated “war on drugs.” University of Texas professor Ricardo Ainslie has been traveling to Ciudad Juarez for years to study the violence; this book is the result of his investigations.
May 24 at 7
2421 Bissonnet St