"There, the Magnificent." Last year, Austin choreography Kathy Dunn Hamrick premiered two utterly engaging modern dance pieces that zeroed in on quotidian life instances while revealing smart, quirky insights. Now, picking up where "The Big Small" and "The Undoing of Nonet" left off, Hamrick unveils the third in her "Life" series, "There, the Magnificent," stories in dance of nine perfectly imperfect people. Live music by accordinist Ray Smith. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Saturday. AustinVentures Studio Theater, Ballet Austin, 501 W. Third St. $12-$20. www.kdhdance.com
"Compassion: A Festival Musical Passions." Conspirare presents a series of concerts and events exploring compassion. Highlights include performances of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and John Muehliesen’s contemporary oratorio "Pietá." The series begins Thursday and continues through June 15. Multiple venues. $10-$60. 512-474-5664. www.conspirare.org
"Punk Play." Capital T Theatre presents Gregory Moss’ dark comedy that’s a tribute to punk rock culture and American suburban life of the 1980s. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through June 21. Hyde Park Theatre, 512 W. 43rd St. $20-$30. capitalt.org.
"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike." Jaston Williams, Beth Broderick and Lauren Lane star in Christopher Durang’s Tony Award winning contemporary mash-up of the classic plays of Anton Chekhov. 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays through June 22. $25-$70. 512-476-0541, www.zachtheatre.org