Friday, April 21 at 8 | Society for the Performing Arts
The visiting dance troupe with two home cities brings its groundbreaking contemporary repertoire that's focused on the American West to Houston this weekend.
$43–83. Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave. 713-227-4772. spahouston.org
Friday, April 21 at 6:30 | Murder by the Book
The author of last year’s bestselling thriller All the Missing Girls reads from her follow-up, Perfect Stranger, about a down-on-her-luck journalist who tries to uncover the truth about her missing friend.
Free. 2342 Bissonnet St. 713-524-8597. murderbooks.com
Saturday, April 22 at 8 | White Oak Music Hall
Hear the Philly-based indie pop band’s new album The Tourist, as well as the decade-old favorite that launched the group, “The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth,” at this must-see show.
$18. 2915 North Main St. whiteoakmusichall.com
Saturday, April 22 at 6 | Houston Grand Opera
Houston Grand Opera presents the fourth opera in Richard Wagner’s 19th-century Der Ring des Nibelungen, also known as the Ring Cycle. German for “Twilight of the Gods,” this final installment brings the historic tetralogy to an end with an epic showdown between gods and mortals. Be warned: It clocks in at five hours and 28 minutes.
$23–257.25. Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave. 832-487-7000. houstongrandopera.org
Thru May 6 | The Catastrophic Theatre and CounterCurrent Fest
In Donald Barthelme’s much-talked-about 1966 novel, which he adapted for the stage in 1974, Snow White and her seven “roommates,” who work at a Chinese baby-food company, get a farcical update by the Catastrophic Theatre during a performance at this year's CounterCurrent Festival.
From $10. MATCH, 3400 Main St. 713-521-4533. catastrophictheatre.com