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5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Feb 21-23

This weekend brings guitar masters, addicting dramas and Italian designs.

By Emma Schkloven February 21, 2020

Dirt Dogs Theatre Co.’s The Dead Eye Boy 

 Thru Mar 7 | MATCH

From the mind of Angus MacLachlan—the award-winning writer behind 2005’s Junebug, which launched the career of actress Amy Adams—this disturbingly brutal drama follows a drug-addicted single mother and her ex-con boyfriend as they attempt to carve out a normal family life with her troublesome adolescent son, who reminds them both of their painful pasts.

Tickets $25. MATCH, 3400 Main St. 713-521-4533. More info and tickets at

American Mavericks: Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

Feb 21 | Wotham Theatre Center

Now in their 40th year, the Grammy-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet classical guitar quartet is regarded as “America’s most innovative classical guitar ensemble,” with concert programs that range from bluegrass to Bach, according to a press release. The group marks its return to the Da Camera stage with a concert celebrating the U.S.’s guitar greats, including Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and Chet Atkins.

From $42.50. Wortham Theatre Center, 501 Texas St.  713-524-5050. More info and tickets at

The Peking Acrobats

Feb 22 | Jones Hall

Get ready for some high-flying thrills because The Peking Acrobats are back in H-Town. Accompanied by live musicians, this group of performers will leave you breathless with the artistry, athleticism, and agility of their Chinese acrobatics.

From $29. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street. 713-227-4772. More info and tickets at

Samuel J. Comroe

Thru Feb 22 | Improv Houston

Los Angeles comedian Samuel J. Comroe became an America’s Got Talent during the shows 13th season, winning audiences over with his brutally honest and hilarious accounts of living with Tourettes Syndrome and his daily observations about the world around him.

From $20. Improv Houston, 7620 Katy Fwy. 866-468-3399. More info and tickets at

Radical: Italian Design 1965-1985

Thru April 26 | Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The MFAH’s new exhibition showcases furniture, lighting design, architectural models, paintings, and other objects from Italy’s radical design movement. You’ll see prototypes as well as one-of-a-kind, and limited-edition works by architects, designers, and collectives. It’s basically the avant-garde design show you didn’t know you needed.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. 713-639-7300. More info and tickets at

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