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 dirtdogstheatre.org.
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 dacamera.com.
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 spahouston.org.
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 improvtx.com.
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 mfah.org.