Culture

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company

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This exciting, mesmerizing and colorful performance features authentic Mexican dance sequences from modern day to Aztec culture. Filled with glorious costumes, talented dancers and musicians, and exciting rhythms, the Calpulli Dance Company is set for a fiery performance. 

Sep. 11. 8. $31-121. Cullen Theater at Wortham Center, 501 Texas Ave. 281-648-0422. iaahouston.com

Visual Art

Houston Fine Art Fair

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The 5th annual art event features works from local and international artists touting modern to interactive pieces. The fair, which features mid-career, emerging and contemporary artists, offers an in-depth tour of the works as well as a special VIP pass. 

Sep. 11 & 12. 11. $15. NRG Center, One Reliant Park. 631-283-5505. houstonfineartfair.com

Opera

HGO Studio Showcase

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Opera fans can get a preview of HGO's season slate with selections from upcoming productions. The young artist program features music from Mozart, Puccini, Handel and Carlisle Floyd. 

Sep. 12. 8. $15. Cullen Theater at Wortham Center, 501 Texas Ave. 713-228-6737. houstongrandopera.org

Concert

Joshua Bell with Houston Symphony

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The violin virtuoso heads back to Houston to open the Symphony's 2015/2016 season. Hear Bell lead the orchestra with renditions of William David Brohn's arrangement for West Side Story, Gershwin's classic An American in Paris and Stravinsky's The Firebird. Andrés Orozco-Estrada returns for his second season to conduct the Symphony.

Sep. 12. 7:30. $29-165. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. 713-224-7575. houstonsymphony.org

Concert

Autumn Hunt

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Ars Lyrica presents the first of four concerts dedicated to Vivaldi's Four Seasons series. The early music ensemble, lead by Matthew Dirst, will also play a selection of Handel arias and Joseph Haydn's dramatic cantata Arianna a Naxos.

Sep. 13. 6. $37-59; $22, students. Hobby Center, 800 Bagby St. 713-315-2525 arslyricahouston.org