Check out the latest art productions and theater events opening across Houston from Monday, October 31 to Sunday, November 6, 2022.
Looking for ways to keep your theater calendar straight? We’ve got you covered with this weekly series tracking opportunities at theaters and art galleries throughout downtown Houston.
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Here is our list of must-see opportunities:
Top Arts Programs This Week: October 31 to November 6, 2022
- Chamber Music Houston offers Words8 at Rice University Academic Concert Hall | Tuesday, November 1 – The British vocal group brings its signature, centennial song to the Chamber Music Houston stage at Rice University. Expect an evening of classical and contemporary music. $20 and up. 7:30 pm.
- Houston Fringe Festival at MATCH | Tuesday, November 1 to Sunday, November 6 – Back after a two-year pandemic hiatus, this multi-day festival of sports and art offers world-class screenings of high-quality pieces by up-and-coming artists first and foremost. There’s also the festival’s closing night show, “Anything Goes.” $15. Show times vary.
- ROCO Unchambered presents Kristin Wolfe Jensen at LIFE HTX | Friday, November 4 – At Montrose, the orchestra’s principal conductor presides over the teacher appreciation program. Plus, enjoy the world’s original commission and audience quizzes. Pay what you can; suggested price of $25. 7:30 pm.
- The Houston Symphony presents Fiesta Sinfonica at Jones Hall | Friday, November 4 | FREE – Celebrate Latin and Hispanic music and culture at this annual concert, featuring music by Marquez, Piazzolla and more. Free with registration. 7:30 pm.
- Gifts of Bones & Memory Dance All the Best Horses in a Row at the Houston Metropolitan Dance Center | Friday, November 4 – This theater work examines the life of Lizzie Borden, who allegedly murdered her family in Fall River, Massachusetts at the turn of the last century. Crime and trial have captivated the nation since that fateful August 1892. Tickets are pay-what-you-can. 8 p.m.
- DaCamera presents An Evening with Branford Marsalis at the Wortham Center | Friday, November 4 – The jazz musician performs a concert of fan favorites and works that reflect his signature style. $42.50 and up. 8 p.m.
- Shepherd School Opera offers gifts Street Scene at Brockman Hall for Opera | Friday, November 4 and Sunday, November 6 – Kurt Weill’s name Street Scene is a combination of European opera and American musical theater, with lyrics by Langston Hughes. Set on a New York summer street, a mystery is revealed that leads to violence. $25 and up. Friday 7:30pm; Sunday 2 pm.
- Performing Arts Houston presents Blue Man Group at Jones Hall | Saturday, November 5 & Sunday, November 6 – With pulsing, original music, custom-made instruments, amazing audience interaction, and incredible absurdities, join the Blue Men in an exciting experience that unites audiences of all ages at Jones Hall. $39 and up. Times vary.
- The Texas Medical Center Orchestra presents The Power of the Human Spirit at Hobby Center | Sunday, November 6 – The orchestra performs a series of works of 19th-century Romanticism, with works by Dvořák, Elgar and others. $25. 5 p.m.
This Week’s Final Performances
Four shows put on their closing performances throughout the week; 4th Wall Theatre’s The Thin Place and Coyote on the Fence from Dirt Dogs Theater both close on Saturday, November 5; and The Secret Of My Success and La Traviata close the curtain on Sunday 6 November.