Thru July 2 | Alley Theatre
Call it the show that just won’t die, with three film/TV iterations under its belt and a musical version by Tony award-winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal). This Disney Theatricals treatment of Mary Rodgers’ novel, about a mother-daughter body swap, stops here for a month-long run en route to its own rumored small-screen adaptation.
From $26. 615 Texas Ave. 713-220-5700. alleytheatre.org
Thru June 4 | NRG Park
Expect paleontological pandemonium at this kid-centered affair which, in addition to the requisite up-close-and-personal interactions, features everything from fossil digs to scavenger hunts, facepainting to Jurassic Park-inspired jeep rides on a Dino Raceway.
From $15. 1 Reliant Pkwy. 866-777-8932. discoverthedinosaurs.com
June 3 | The Menil Collection
The venerable bastion of visual art enters its fourth decade with a celebration to which the entire city is invited. Enjoy music, cake, and performances on the lawn—then go inside and discover again why the Menil is a world-class jewel.
Free. 2-5 p.m., 1533 Sul Ross St. 713-224-4240. menil.org
June 3 | Miller Outdoor Theatre
All your Texan forebears ever needed for a Saturday night good time was a little zydeco, conjunto and polka music. Return to those simple days even as you dance your ass off to tunes by some of Texas Folklife’s best bands and performers.
Free. 6000 Hermann Park Dr. milleroutdoortheatre.com
June 3 | Houston Symphony/Shepherd School of Music
Part classical concert, part reality show, and always entertaining, the Ima Hogg Competition for young musicians is one of the city’s most exciting annual evenings. Watch as the four finalists perform with the HSO and a winner—who receives a $25,000 prize and a July solo concert in Jones Hall—is crowned.
$25. Stude Concert Hall, 6100 Main St. 713-224-4240. houstonsymphony.org