Reggie Watts. For the past two years, the eclectically talented performance artist Watts has dazzled Austin at his sold-out shows that are part of the Fusebox Festival. Now, the inimitable Watts returns with a one-man show of improvised music, absurdist comedy and his 300 distinct vocal styles. 9 p.m. today. Scoot Inn, 1308 E. Fourth St. $15 ($10 student/starving artist). www.fusebox.com.
'Now That's Kosher.' Pianist Michelle Schumann is joined by the energetic Carpe Diem String Quartet for a program featuring music with Jewish influences — by heritage and by reverence — from liturgical to folk to klezmer. Included are Prokofiev's Overture on Hebrew Themes, Golijov's Tenebrae and Glick's Old Toronto Kelzmer Suite. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. First Unitarian Church, 4700 Glover. $25 ($10 students). www.austinchambermusic.org.
'Regular People.' Mix the slam-bang spontaneity of improv comedy with the realistic, complex characters of contemporary and you get a one-night-only gathering of some of Austin's most acclaimed improv groups. The Confidence Men, The Frank Mills, and ColdTowne Theater stalwarts The Glamping Trip all specialize in the naturalistic, grounded scenework that's familiar to modern theater-goers but often absent from comic improv. This is stuff funny, but feels real. 8 p.m. Sunday. Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd St. www.theinstitutionoftheatre.com.
— Jeanne Claire van Ryzin