Thru Sept. 22 | Theatre Under the Stars
The much-loved musical about musicals debuts this week at the Hobby Center, and TUTS couldn't be more excited to present the oh-so-meta production. “It’s both simple and complex,” TUTS Artistic Director Dan Knechtges told us, “and it’s also brutally truthful.”
Tickets from $40. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St. 713-558-2600. More info and tickets at tuts.com.
Sept. 13 | The Secret Group
Have you heard that we accidentally named the 37-year-old Los Angeles comic's standup tour? Indeed, Good Things abound this weekend at the Secret Group—don't miss Butcher's observational musings.
Tickets from $20. The Secret Group, 2101 Polk St. More info and tickets at thesecretgrouphtx.com.
Sept. 13–Feb. 2 | Menil Collection
With a title that translates as “Your Map’s Not Needed,” this sprawling exhibition counters centuries of colonial influence with paintings, sculptures, and objects from contemporary Aboriginal artists on loan from Switzerland’s Fondation Opale. Friday's opening celebration includes performances from indigenous Australians, including Wakka Wakka descendant David Williams on didgeridoo and Yolngu artist Stanley Gawurra Gaykamangu in a separate vocal performance. Saturday brings another Community Day with more food trucks and performances.
Free. Menil Collection, 1533 Sul Ross St. 713-525-9400. More info at menil.org.
September 14 | Sawyer Yards
This second-Saturday staple is back featuring work from the complex's resident artists, as well as craft, food, and clothing vendors.
Free. 2101 Winter St. More info at sawyeryards.com.
September 15 | Aperio, Music of the Americas
Bandleader Aldemaro Romero adds a dash of Brazilian bossa nova and Venezuelan joropo in this eclectic musical tour of South America; Cuban artist Paquito D’Rivera brings up the rear with the Caribbean influence.
Tickets $35. MATCH, More info and tickets at matchouston.org.