Rice University Undergraduate Opera Workshop
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
METdance Celebrating 20!
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
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
Snapshots of America
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
Russian Grand Ballet: Swan Lake
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