IMAGE ABOVE: Deborah Hay’s A Continuity of Discontinuity 2013 plan, performed by Jeanine Durning, Ros Warby and Juliette Map and filmed by Anna Berger. Screenshot courtesy of Eric Gould Bear and Rachel Strickland.
Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin presents the 10-day Menuhin Competition, featuring 42 competitors from around the world. Feb 21-March 2.
Ballet Austin presents The Glass Project, featuring three works by Stephen Mills set to Philip Glass’ music. Feb. 14–16, The Long Center.
The Blanton Museum presents Perception Unfolds: Looking at Deborah Hay’s Dance, avideo installation combining Hay’s choreography with new software technologies created to study and inform movement and dance. Feb. 23–May 18.
Austin Chamber Music presents Ciao Italia, featuring the Italian pianist, Maurizio Moretti in his Texas debut. Feb. 28.
Austin Symphony presents Jonathan Biss playing Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, Feb. 7-8; and Here to Stay—The Gershwin Experience, Feb. 22. Dell Hall.
Austin Lyric Opera presents Tosca, one of Puccini’s most beloved operas. Through Feb. 2, The Long Center.
UT Department of Theatre and Dance presents Dead Man’s Cell Phone. Feb. 14–23, Oscar G. Brockett Theatre; and UT New Theater presents new works by emerging playwrights. Feb. 27–March 9. Lab Theatre.
The Vortex presents Tim Miller, Feb. 2–9; and Revolt, Feb. 20–March 1, Vortex & Xenogia Spoken Word Collective.
Austin Playhouse presents The Liar, David Ives’ adaptation of Pierre Corneille’s 1643 comedy. Feb. 7-March 9.
Texas Performing Arts presents The National Theatre of Scotland in The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, an evening of anarchic theater & live music, Feb. 11–15; and Wicked, Feb. 19–March 9, Bass Concert Hall.
Capital T presents Gidion’s Knot. Through Feb. 9, Salvage Vanguard.
Zach Theatre presents In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play, Sarah Ruhl’s investigation of marriage, intimacy and Victorian notions of female “hysteria,” though Feb. 23, Topfer Theatre; and Adam and Anthony Live, Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp (Broadway cast of RENT) perform their fresh take on classic Broadway shows, Feb. 18.
Public Poetry presents Sasha West and Jason Schneiderman. Feb. 7, The Menil.
Inprint presents Elizabeth Strout reading from The Burgess Boys. Feb. 24, Wortham Center.
Antena @ Blaffer presents a weekend long exploration of language justice and language experimentation. Feb. 13–16, Blaffer Art Museum.
Ars Lyrica Houston presents Alessandro Scarlatti’s La Sposa dei Cantici, the modern world premiere of a 1703 oratorio. Feb. 8, Hobby Center.
Houston Arts Alliance’s Folklife + Traditional Arts Program in Partnership with Asia Society Texas Center present Voices of the Spirit IV, a concert celebrating devotional music from Houston’s diverse faith communities. Feb. 8–9, Asia Society Texas Center.
Houston Symphony presents Emanuel Ax Plays Bach, Feb. 13-16, Music of the Mad Men Era, Feb. 21-23, and Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody, Feb. 28–March 2, Jones Hall.
The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra presents ROCO Celebrates Austria-Conductorless with violin soloist and guest concertmaster Andrés Cárdenes, Feb. 22 at Church of St. John the Divine and Feb. 23 at Sugar Land Auditorium. ROCO Chamber Series presents 2 → 4 → 6, Feb. 16 at Gremillion &Co. Fine Art Annex.
The HCC Chamber Music series presents The Gothic and the Sublime with Yan Tong, Christopher French and Sherry Cheng. Feb. 24, HCC Southwest Stafford Fine Arts Center.
Houston Grand Opera presents The Passenger, through Feb. 2, Rigoletto through Feb. 9 at Wortham Center, and Bound, an opera that explores themes from Houston’s Vietnamese community, Feb. 8–16, Asia Society Texas Center.
Lone Star Lyric Cabaret presents Fat Tuesday Feast Way Down Yonder in New Orleans. Feb. 21 & 23, Ovation Night Club.
Musiqa presents Outside the Lines with works by Elliott Carter, Paul Chihara, Yann Jaffrenou and Fred Lerdahl. Feb. 27, CAMH.
Opera in the Heights presents Don Giovanni,Mozart’s timeless tale of history’s greatest womanizer. Through Feb. 9, Lambert Hall.
Da Camera presents The Cookers, Feb. 7, Wortham Center, Brentano String Quartet with Vijay Iyer, Feb. 15, Hobby Center; and cellist Simone Dinnerstein, Feb. 25, The Menil Collection.
Houston Chamber Choir presents Todos Unidos – Todos Cantamos: Music of The Americas. Feb. 8, South Main Baptist Church, and Feb. 9, St. Thomas Episcopal Church.
Stages Repertory Theatre presents Sexy Laundry, Michele Rimi’s story of a couple’s attempt to rejuvenate their 25-year marriage with Sex for Dummies. Feb. 5–March 16; and Failure: A Love Story, through Feb. 16.
Black Lab Theatre presents 4000 Miles, Amy Herzog’s tale of a twenty- something man and his 91-year-old Jewish leftist grandmother. Feb. 27–March 16, Frenetic Theater.
Alley Theatre presents The Fool, Theresa Rebeck’s new comedy, Feb. 26–March 17, and Freud’s Last Session, though Feb. 23.
Ensemble Theatre presents The Meeting, Jeff Stetson’s play depicting the supposed meeting of Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through Feb. 23.
Stark Naked Theatre presents Faith Healer,Brian Friel’s riveting play told in monologues, through Feb. 8; and The Good Thief, Conor McPherson’s one-man show, through Feb. 15, Studio 101.
Unity Theatre presents Almost Maine, John Cariani’s dreamy play. Feb. 13–March 2.
The MFAH presents CORE Performance Company in Beauty as Braque: Volume*Line*Mass*Weight*, Sue Schroeder’s response to George Braque: A Retrospective at the MFAH, Feb. 27.
Dance Houston presents the 12th Annual Dance Festival. Feb. 8, Wortham Center
Houston Ballet presents Aladdin, the American premiere of David Bintley’s magical tale of love, trickery and triumph. Feb. 20–March 2, Wortham Center; and Houston Ballet:Breaking Boundaries, John Carrithers’ new documentary, Feb. 10, Center for Dance.
Hope Stone Dance presents Jane Weiner’s Say Please and Thank You, inspired by the1970s PBS educational show The Electric Company. Feb. 28, Hobby Center.
Suchu Dance presents Nothing, Jennifer Wood’s inaugural work in her new space. Feb. 6–22, 3480 Ella.
Aurora Picture Show presents BYDESIGN Houston, curated by Peter Lucas, Feb. 7–18, MFAH and Aurora Picture Show; and Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation, Feb. 28, co-presented with MFAH with filmmaker Chris Strompolos in attendance at MFAH, Feb. 28.
UNT presents a Faculty Dance Concert with Southern Methodist University faculty Shelley Cushman, Teresa Cooper, Sue Collins and Mary Lynn Babcock and guest artist Danny Buraczeski . Feb. 6–9, University Theater.
Dallas Museum of Art presents the Bancroft Family Concerts in partnership with Fine Arts Chamber Players in Tchaikovsky and Mozart, featuring the Strings of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Feb. 22, Horchow Auditorium.
Dallas Opera presents Death and the Powers, Tod Machover’s Pulitzer-nominated “robot opera.” Feb. 12–16 ,Winspear Opera House.
TITAS presents an evening of Chamber Music with Philip Glass and Tim Fain. Feb. 24, Winspear Opera House.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Bernadette Peters in a celebration of American song and Broadway showstoppers, Feb. 6–9; and Verdi’s Requiem Feb. 20–23, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.
Teatro Dallas presents the 16th International Theater Festival, a collaboration with South Dallas Cultural Center. Feb. 14–16.
Uptown Players presents Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Christopher Durang’s 2013 Tony Award-winning play. Feb. 14–March 9.
Dallas Children’s Theater presents Little Women, based on the book by Louisa May Alcott. Feb. 14–23, Rosewood Center for Family Arts.
Irving Arts Center presents Dance Theatre of Harlem: 40 Years of Firsts, an exhibit of costumes, photos, videos and memorabilia. Through March 16.
Orchestra of New Spain presents Flamenco Preview, a collaboration with the Museum’s exhibitSorolla and America, Feb. 8, Meadowsmmuseum, and The Rise of Flamenco: Lorca, Falla, Sorollo, Andalusia 1920-39, Feb. 14 & 15, City Performance Hall.
San Antonio Symphony presents Dvorak’s New World Symphony, Feb. 7– 8, Majestic Theatre; A Broadway Valentine, Feb. 14–15, Laurie Auditorium; and Plante Conducts Baroque, Feb. 16, San Fernando Cathedral.
McNay Art Museum presents Robert Indiana: The Mother of Us All, a selection of Indiana’s cut paper scene design and costumes from Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson’s eponymous opera, Feb. 5–May 25; and Constructing the Stage: Artists from the Theatre Collection, through June 1.