"Soul/Sole Connections." Tapestry Dance Company begins its 26th season showcasing its signature virtuosic contemporary rhythm tap dance. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 2. Rollins Studio Theatre, Long Center, 711 W. Riverside Drive. $23-$34. 512-474-5776.

Friday and Saturday

"Fool for Love." Capital T Theatre brings Sam Shepard’s best-known work to the stage in a new production starring Joey Hood and Molly Karrasch. Funny and tender, "Fool for Love" finds Eddie returning after a long absence to reclaim May, his lover since high school. May’s efforts to make a fresh start are undermined by Eddie’s attempts to drag her back into the life from which she has escaped. In a stark motel on the edge of the Mojave desert the lovers long to be together but find no solace in each other’s arms. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W. 43rd St. $15-$30. 512-479-7529,


Ariel Quartet. Originally formed in Israel, now based in the United States, the Ariel Quartet has gained a reputation for its refreshing approach and sound. They play Haydn’s Quartet in G Major, Beethoven’s Quartet in F minor "Serioso" and Ravel’s Quartet. 8 p.m. Wednesday.McCullough Theatre, UT campus, 2406 Robert Dedman Drive. $32. 512-477-6060,