Top 11 performances to see this month in Houston: November 2015

The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity | Photo courtesy of Stages Repertory Theatre

Find your seats and grab your playbills at one or more of these arts events happening in Houston in November 2015.

There’s a lot to keep performing arts fans happy in November, including the continuation of the high energy, crowd-pleasing The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity at Stages Repertory Theatre, the arrival of the larger-than-life comedienne Bridget Everett at MATCH, the sultry Argentine dance of Forever Tango at Jones Hall and more.

Top 11 Arts Performances this Month: November 2015

  • The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity at Stages Repertory Theatre | Through Sunday, November 8 – A total emersion experience in collaboration with Stages Repertory Theatre, Horse Head Theatre and Doomsday Wrestling, this stunning body slam of a show tackles professional wrestling, identity politics and packs a punch both thoughtful and funny. Tickets start at $19. Showtimes vary.
  • She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry at Rice University | Wednesday, November 4 | FREE – Mary Dore’s award-winning film traces the founding of the modern women’s movement. A discussion follows the screening. Registration required. 6pm.
  • Bridget Everett at MATCH | Wednesday, November 4 to Saturday, November 7 – Lott Entertainment’s first season kicks off with the Joe’s Pub series, featuring Bridget Everett, one of New York City’s most exciting cabaret performers. Fresh off her Comedy Central special Gynecological Wonder and appearances on Inside Amy Schemer, her humor and moxie should resonate with Houston audiences. $50.
  • Silent Sky at Main Street Theater | Saturday, November 7 through Sunday, November 29 – Lauren Gunderson’s gorgeously written play is a look at the lives of Henrietta Swan and her fellow women “computers” at the Harvard Observatory at the dawn of modern astronomy. Based on real women who weren’t allowed to use telescopes, but still made their mark on the heavens. Tickets start at $36. Showtimes vary.
  • David Sedaris on Stage at Jones Hall | Saturday, November 7 – The popular, irreverent, thought-provoking humor writer brings his unmistakable powers of human observation to the Society of the Performing Arts. Author of The Santaland Diaries, Me Talk Pretty One Day and When You Are Engulfed in Flames, he’ll share readings from new and unpublished works. Tickets start at $23. 7pm.
  • Forever Tango at Hobby Center | Sunday, November 8 – Sexy, sensual and always passionate, Forever Tango brings together six world-class dancers to celebrate Argentina’s national dance. Their energy and ability have dazzled audiences for decades. Tickets start at $29. 3pm.
  • The Other Woman at Fresh Arts | Monday, November 9 | FREE – Mildred’s Umbrella is one of 22 companies around the country presenting this staged reading, offering myriad opinions on infidelity. 7:30pm.
  • The Dover Quartet at Rice University’s Stude Concert Hall | Wednesday, November 10 – “The young American string quarter of the moment” (The New Yorker) brings its signature style to the stage, performing  Dvořák’s “American” quartet, Berg’s String Quartet, and Beethoven’s “Razumovsky” Quartet No. 1. Tickets start at $20. 7:30 pm.
  • Recitals at Rienzi | Thursday, November 12 and Sunday, November 15 – An engaging, intimate way to experience the joy and depth of operatic arias, these recitals feature the artists in Houston Grand Opera’s Studio program, where many of tomorrow’s operatic superstars begin their journey. $40. Times vary.
  • Pacific Crossings at Church of St. John the Divine | Saturday, November 14 – Blending classical, jazz and traditional Japanese folk music, this world premiere should be a highlight of the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra’s season. For an insider look at the piece, arrive at 4pm for the composer talk. $35. 5pm.
  • The Goddesses at The Barn | Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21 – A collaboration between Psophonia Dance Company and Chaski, the multidisciplinary work tells the story of the world’s feminine deities. Musicians and dancers form across Texas lend their skills to the stage. $22. 8pm.
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Holly Beretto
Holly Beretto writes about food and wine, the arts and interesting people for a variety of local and regional publications. In addition to 365 Things to Do in Houston, her work has appeared in the Arizona State University Alumni Magazine, Arts + Culture Texas, Bayou City Magazine, Downtown, Galveston Monthly and Houston Woman. She is also a regular contributor to's Houston site. She earned her B.A. in mass communication with a minor in professional writing from Franklin Pierce College (now Franklin Pierce University) and her M.A. in communication studies with an emphasis in journalism from St. Louis University. She has worked in television news production, public relations and marketing in Rhode Island, Maine, New York and Texas. A native Rhode Islander, she has lived in Texas since 1997. She is the author of Christ as the Cornerstone: Fifty Years of Worship at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, published by Bright Sky Press.