Robert Earl Keen

Feb 3–4 | Heights Theater

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Hometown favorite Robert Earl Keen kicks off the inaugural performance of the newly renovated Heights Theater this weekend, where die-hard fans can hear the Houstonian croon favorites like "That Buckin' Song" and "The Road Goes on Forever."

$75–$125. 339 19th St. 214-272-8346. theheightstheater.com

Alley All New Festival

Feb 2–12 | Alley Theatre

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If you prefer buzzy plays over football passes, then head to the Alley Theatre's All New Festival, which opens this Thursday with The Carpenterthe newest play by rising-star playwright—and Cypress native!—Robert Askins.

Free. 615 Texas Ave. 713-220-5700. For lineup and free-ticket reservations, visit alleytheatre.org/allnew 

Craig Robinson

Feb 2–4 | Improv Houston

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If you're looking for a rare reprieve from Super Bowl pandemonium, funny man Craig Robinson—best known as Darryl from the much-missed NBC series The Office—brings to the Bayou City his riffs and music (yes, he can he sing!)

$32–42. 7620 Katy Fwy. 713-333-8800. improvhouston.com

Bizet Les Pêcheurs de Perles

Feb 3–11 | Opera in The Heights

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Opening this Friday, don't miss the three-act 1863 opera about two pearl divers who fall in love with a Hindu temple priestess. This age-defying production by Georges Bizet, the beloved composer of Carmen, is sure to score some points with opera aficionados.

$13–71. 1703 Heights Blvd. 713-861-5303. operaintheheights.org 

ReCollecting Dogon

Feb 3–July 9 | Menil Collection

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Dogon people. Mask or Headdress, late 19th–mid 20th century. The Menil Collection, Houston.

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Also opening this Friday, view artifacts from the Dogon tribe of West Africa—from the de Menil's personal collection!—including masks, carved sculptures and jewelry. After exploring the always-free museum, enjoy a (hopefully) football-free picnic on the gorgeous grounds.

Free. 1533 Sul ross St. 713-525-9400. menil.org

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