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Thru Sept. 29 | Houston Ballet

We'll be thinking of the catastrophic decline of North American bird populations as Edwaard Liang's Murmuration returns to Houston, mimicking the beautiful, precise, almost inexplicable movements of migratory birds. This mixed-rep program also includes work by James Kudelka, a world premiere from Zhang Disha, and the first solo choreographic effort from HB's own Oliver Halkowich.

Tickets from $25. Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave. 713-523-6300. More info and tickets at houstonballet.org.

Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra

Sept. 20 | Society for the Performing Arts

In addition to aging backwards into one of the best-looking, most-stylish gentlemen eligible for AARP membership, the Jurassic Park multi-hyphenate shows off his notable skills as a jazz pianist. His band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, will rattle off hits from its No. 1 Billboard album, and students from Kinder HSPVA will join onstage for a freestyle session. 

Tickets from $29. Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave. 713-227-4772. More info and tickets at spahouston.org.

Interpol DJ set

Sept. 21 | Axelrad Beer Garden

You have the chance the catch Interpol as support for Morrisey at White Oak Music Hall, but we almost prefer the low-key option of this late-night DJ set with the band's own Paul Banks at Axelrad. Who knows, maybe you'll be able to buy him a beer?

Free. Axelrad Beer Garden, 1517 Alabama St. 713-597-8800. More info via Facebook.

Houston Roller Derby 2019 Championship

Sept. 21 | Revention Music Center

Strap in as the Bayou City Bosses take on the Psych Ward Sirens in the league's 2019 championship bout. The family-friendly event is something every Houstonian should experience at least once. 

Tickets from $15. Revention Music Center, 520 Texas Ave. 713-230-1600. More info and tickets at houstonrollerderby.com. 

Honeyland

Sept. 21 | 14 Pews

This sun-drenched documentary zeroes in on, of all places, a craggy corner of Macedonia, where one elderly woman continues ancient beekeeping practices. This lifestyle is thrown off balance by a family of interlopers set on getting a piece of the honeycomb for themselves.

Tickets $11. 14 Pews, 800 Aurora St. More info and tickets at 14pews.org.

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