Thru Sept. 16 | MATCH
New and familiar faces take over MATCH for two weeks of dance, theater, music, poetry, and more as part of Fringe Fest's 11th annual installment. This weekend, catch Houston-based Suchu Dance as they premiere Mkay (Everything’s going to be all right, or whatever), a postmodern exercise in claustrophobia where 14 dancers throw out the rulebook.
Tickets from $10. MATCH, 3400 Main St. 713-521-4533. More info and tickets at matchouston.org.
Sept. 7–8 | Miller Outdoor Theatre
When country legend Patsy Cline passed through Houston and met superfan Louise Seger, a lifelong friendship ensued—one chronicled here in this enduring 1988 classic from Stages Repertory Theatre. This 30th anniversary performance treats audiences to 27 of Cline's greatest songs.
Free. Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr. 832-487-7102. More info at milleroutdoortheatre.com.
Sept. 8 | Houston Arboretum
Chirping softly into the night, bats are found pretty much everywhere in Houston—in trees, under bridges, inside culverts. And they more than pull their weight around here as pest control and pollinators, collectively devouring several tons of insects. Learn all about the city's bats at this casual bat chat that includes snacks and Saint Arnold beers. If the weather holds up, a bat expert will take you into the wild to commune with our flying mammals.
Tickets $45 non-member, $30 member. Houston Arboretum, 4501 Woodway Dr. 713-681-8433. More info and tickets at houstonarboretum.org.
Sept. 8 | Sawyer Yards
The ever-expanding cultural district—which will soon add a brewery and a cidery, among other wonderful things—is back with its monthly arts market. Come out and peruse paintings, jewelry, clothing, and other goodies from the collection of resident artists.
Free. Multiple locations. More info via Facebook.
Thru Nov. 3 | Silver Street Studios
This FotoFest exhibition combines works from photojournalists and the public to reframe the people, landscapes, and events shaped by last summer's devastating hurricane. Partner organizations include the Houston Chronicle and the newly established Houston Flood Museum.
Free. FotoFest at Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St. 713-223-5522. More info at home.fotofest.org.