Opera

Rice University Undergraduate Opera Workshop

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The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University presents its season-opening opera workshop featuring pianist Mary Box-Brabant. The program features selections from Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Monteverdi’s The Return of Ulysses and a performance of Samuel Barber’s one-act opera, A Hand of Bridge.

Sep. 25. 5:30. Free. Worth Opera Theatre, Rice University, 6100 Main St. 713-348-8000. music.rice.edu

Dance

METdance Celebrating 20!

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METdance celebrates its 20th season

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The METdance group kicks off its 20th season with a full lineup of choreographic favorites like "Whatever Lola Wants," "Significantly Other" and "Consumed."

Sep. 25. 8. Free. Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr. 281-373-3386. milleroutdoortheatre.com

Comedy

The Comedy Get Down

An all-star lineup of comedians heads to Houston Toyota Center for a one-night only comedy blowout. The concert includes sets from George Lopez, Eddie Griffin, Cedric "The Entertainer," Charlie Murphy and D.L. Hughley.

Sep. 26. 8. $50.75-65.75. Houston Toyota Center, 1510 Polk St. 866-446-8849. houstontoyotacenter.com

Music

Snapshots of America

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So Percussion performs at Da Camera's Snapshots of America

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Da Camera opens its 2015-2016 season with an ode to Americana music featuring works by Aaron Copland, George Crumb and Charles Ives. The event features Grammy-winning soprano Dawn Upsha, acclaimed pianist Gilbert Kalish and Sō Percussion, whom Da Camera Artistic Director Sarah Rothenberg calls the most renowned percussion quartet today.

Sep. 26. 8. $30–65. Cullen Theater, Wortham Center, 501 Texas Ave. 713-524-5050. dacamera.com

Ballet

Russian Grand Ballet: Swan Lake

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Russian Grand Ballet performs Swan Lake at Stafford Centre

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The touring Russian Grand Ballet presents the Tchaikovsky balletic masterpiece to end all masterpieces. Expect hordes of fans of the ballet (not to mention the psychodrama Black Swan) to snap up tickets quickly for this one-night only engagement in Stafford.

Sep. 27. 7. $35-68. Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Rd., in Stafford. 281-208-6900. staffordcentre.com