Calder Quartet. 7:30 p.m. Friday. Bates Recital Hall, University of Texas campus, 2406 Robert Dedman Drive. $15-$50 512-454-0026, austinchambermusic.org.
Known for its broad repertoire and its distincly curious approach, the Los Angeles-based Calder Quartet will play Thomas Adès’ Arcadiana, Janacek’s String Quartet No. 2, "Intimate Letters" and Schubert’s String Quartet in D minor, D. 810 "Death and the Maiden."
"The Who’s ‘Tommy.’" The classic rock opera with hit songs like "Pinball Wizard," "See Me" and "I’m Free" gets a new production where the entire theater becomes a giant pinball machine. 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Through Aug. 24. Topfer Theatre, Zach Theatre, 202 S. Lamar Blvd. $25-$90. 512-476-0541.zachtheatre.org
"Port Authority" A dark comedy by acclaimed Irish playwright Conor McPherson weaves together the stories of three generations of men. Features Tom Green, Nate Jackson and Ken Webster. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. Through Aug. 9. $18- $20 (Thursdays, pay what you can). Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd St. 512-479-7529. www.hydeparktheatre.org.
Sixth Annual Pride Concert. Organized by Austin composer Russell Reed, this free annual concert celebrates gay and lesbian composers and musicians. This year’s concert features music by Virgil Thomson, Aaron Copland, Ruth Anderson, Julius Eastman, Ben Weber and Thomas Adès. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. St. James Episcopal Church, 1941 Webberville Road. Free