From the ashes of the Tokyo String Quartet, the disbanded Houston chamber music favorite, rises a new trio making its Houston debut. Pianist Jon Kimura Parker, violinist Martin Beaver and cellist Clive Greensmith perform local composer Pierre Jalbert’s anticipated dynamic work with selections ranging from hard-charging to slow and suspended.
Jan 29 at 8. $30–65. Wortham Theater, 501 Texas St. 713-524-5050. dacamera.com
Opening of All The Way
In the aftermath of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, LBJ struggles to quickly adjust to his post in the Oval Office. Vietnam, political opposition, a presidential campaign and the arduous task of getting the Civil Rights Act passed all drive the drama in this Tony-winning play.
Thru Feb 21. $23–78. Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Avenue. 713-220-5700. alleytheatre.org
Opening of Rusalka
In Dvořák’s water nymph tragedy, a mermaid exchanges her magic flipper and melodious voice for life as a bipedal human. The story may sound familiar to fans of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, but this 1901 Czech composition layers on depressing tones associated with Eastern Bloc operas.
Thru Feb 12. $35–240. Wortham Theater Center, 550 Prairie St. 713-228-6737. houstongrandopera.org
The showboating squad of basketballers head to Houston for a family-friendly event featuring all sorts of flips and dunks, and a real life version of NBA Jam.
Jan 30 at 2 & 7. Jan 31 at 2. $18–145. NRG Arena, 1 NRG Park. 713-524-5050. harlemglobetrotters.com
Palden Weinreb at Asia Society Texas
Artist Palden Weinreb heads to Asia Society Texas to discuss inspirations behind his drawings and sculptures. The talk aligns with the culture center's current exhibition, Drawn From Nature, on display through Feb 21.
Jan 31 at 2. $5; free for members. Asia Society Texas, 1370 Southmore. 713-496-9901. asiasociety.org