Calder Quartet. Known for its broad repertoire and its distinctly 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." 7:30 p.m. Friday. Bates Recital Hall, University of Texas campus, 2406 Robert Dedman Drive. $15-$50 512-454-0026, austinchambermusic.org.
"Goodly/Wicked." For six months a group of artists — Jeana Baumgardner, Bug Davidson, Robert Jackson Harrington, Katy Horan, Masumi Kataoka, Olivia Moore Teruko Nimura and the HIXX Collective — met regularly with curators Sarah C. Bancroft and Andy Campbell for the Contemporary Austin’s inaugural "Crit Group," a program that combines group critique with professional development. Now, the results of the intense artistic navel-gazing go on exhibit. Opening: 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit continues through Aug. 10. Grayduck Gallery, 2213 E. Cesar Chavez St. Free. www.grayduckgallery.com.
"The Crucible" and "The Marriage of Figaro." Spotlight on Opera — a community opera troupe and training program — presents staged concert versions of Robert Ward’s opera based on the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller as well as Mozart’s indelible comedy. "The Marriage of Figaro" 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday. "Crucible" 7 p.m. Saturday. United Christian Church, 3500 W Parmer Lane. $10-$20. www.SpotlightOnOpera.com