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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 ...