Event Calendar Previous Next Friday, October 18, 2019 Dance Martha Graham Dance Company Editor’s Pick 8:00 PM From $39 Jones Hall Described by the Washington Post as “one of the seven wonders of the artistic universe,” the oldest American dance company returns to Houston for the first t... Opera Orpheus in the Underworld Editor’s Pick 7:30 PM From $10 Moores Opera Center Revived yet again by the Tony-winning Hadestown, the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice—wife dies, musician husband mounts a rescue mission into Hades’s domain—is ... Rigoletto Editor’s Pick 7:00 PM From $25 Houston Grand Opera A lascivious duke, his hunchbacked jester, and the mother of all curses spur some of Giuseppe Verdi’s most sublime music in the 1851 opera that forever seale... Theater Vietgone Editor’s Pick 8:00 PM From $47 Alley Theatre Playwright Qui Nguyen sprinkles ninja fights, rap battles, and plenty of profanity into this semiautobiographical sex comedy from 2016, which explores the li... Salt, Root and Roe Editor’s Pick 2:30 PM and 8:00 PM From $20 Stages Repertory Theatre A co-production with St. Louis’s Upstream Theater, this U.S. premiere stars Stages favorite Sally Edmundson as one of two elderly twin sisters who must make ... Visual Art OBJECTS: REDUX—How 50 Years Made Craft Contemporary Editor’s Pick 10:00 AM Free Houston Center for Contemporary Craft This year marks half a century since the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s seminal OBJECTS: USA exhibition, which showcased the country’s foremost furniture ... Mapa Wiya: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Fondation Opale Editor’s Pick 11:00 AM Free The 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 o... Nari Ward: We the People Editor’s Pick 10:00 AM Free Contemporary Arts Museum Houston With its namesake piece using thousands of multicolored shoelaces to conjure the powerful preamble to the Constitution, this exhibition from Harlem-based W... The Codex Silex Vallis (The Silicon Valley Codex) Editor’s Pick 12:00 PM Free Lawndale Art Center This site-specific wallpaper installation from San Antonio’s Michael Menchaca fuses cell phones with the artist’s long-running use of animal archetypes. The ... Submit an Event Would you like to see your event on our calendar? Fill out this form to submit your event to our listings editor.