"The Game’s Afoot (Or Holmes for the Holidays)." From the author of "Lend Me a Tenor," comes a witty murder mystery comedy set in 1930s world of Broadway. Stars Lara Toner and Jason Newman. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 13. Austin Playhouse at Highland Mall, 6001 Airport Blvd. $28-$30. 476-0084. www.austinplayhouse.com.
"The Attic Space." Call it planned obsolescence. When Palindrome theatre started three years ago, the small collective promised it would expire in December 2012. Seven productions later it’s doing just that with the premiere of "The Attic Space" by company playwright Nigel O’Hearn. Starring Babs George and Ev Lunning Jr., the play considers the capriciousness of memory and the complexities of companionship. 8 p.m. Friday-Dec. 22 (6 p.m. on Sunday). Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Road. $10. www.palindrometheatre.com.
"The Moth on the Road." Back by popular demand, the quirky storytelling forum that has people from all walks of life spinning their strange-but-true tales, without notes and in front of a live audience. 8 p.m. Friday. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. $40-$60.474-1221. www.austintheatre.org.
"New Works: Michael Menchaca." Up-and-coming San Antonio artist Michael Menchaca re-figures the contemporary events and politics of the U.S.-Mexico border with an original cast of cartoon characters. In his colorful, highly symbolic and seemingly playful work, Menchaca recast the tough stories of drug smuggling, migrant immigration and human trafficking. Menchaca cleverly combines pre-Columbian visual storytelling with Pop Art style to understand cultural conflicts and misunderstandings. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays through Feb. 17. Laguna Gloria, AMOA-Arthouse, 3809 W. 35th St. Free. www.amoa-arthouse.org.