Theater & dance

"Humpty: A Twisted Nursery Rhyme Pantomime." General Humpty got cracked on the head during the War, and now he is behaving very badly. Loosely based on the nursery rhyme characters Humpty Dumpty, the Spoon, the Dish, the Cow, the Dog and the Moon, Ethos offers up a dark tale that is funny, disgusting, charming and startling. (And it's not appropriate for children.) There's no spoken language in "Humpty." 8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, with additional 8 p.m. show Sept. 25, through Sept. 28. $15-$225. The Vortex, 2307 Manor Road. vortexrep.org

"Plano." Paper Chairs presents the Texas premiere of this Will Arbery screwball comedy about three sisters. They are each suffering from strange household plagues, the men in their lives keep disappearing or doubling, and slugs just won't go away. And, gosh, time keeps leapfrogging forward. The nearby town of Plano seems to be a malevolent existential state. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through Sept. 28, with additional 8 p.m. Sept. 25 performance. $20-$30. Ground Floor Theatre, 979 Springdale Road, Suite 122. paperchairs.buyplaytix.com/reserve/plano.html

Comedy

Mac Blake at Cap City Comedy Club. Local funnyman Blake is a past winner of the Funniest Person in Austin contest. He has performed at the New Faces of Comedy Showcase at Just for Laughs Montreal, the Moontower Comedy Festival, Funny or Die's Oddball Festival and more. Splitsider named him one of “The Top Up-and-Coming Comics Outside of NY and LA”. He has two comedy albums out. There will also be sets from Robyn Reynolds, Denise Oyoung and Brett VerVoort. 8 p.m. Sept. 25. $10-$15. 8120 Research Blvd., Suite 100. capcitycomedy.com

Coming up

Raveena at Parish. Indian American artist Raveena’s 2017 EP “Shanti” made her a cult sensation in the Desi world. On her latest release, “Lucid,” Raveena’s sultry voice drifts through gorgeous neo-soul soundscapes that simmer with sensuality and spiral into jazzy flourishes. She told British publication NME that the deeply personal album helped her work through the trauma of a sexual assault and find space to heal. Dori Valentine opens. $20. 7 p.m. doors Sept. 26. 214 E. Sixth St. parishaustin.com — Deborah Sengupta Stith

ATX Asian Night Market. ATX Night Market is inspired by the famous open-air nighttime bazaars of Asia, where people from all backgrounds come together to eat, drink and socialize. Expect something similar at this large foodie event, which will have street food from a variety of vendors as well as games, live music and crafts. Tickets, available via Eventbrite, include $10 two-day passes. Buying tickets at the door is possible, but expect lines and bring cash. 5 to 11 p.m. Sept. 27-28. $5-$10. Austin American-Statesman, 305 S. Congress Ave. austinnightmarket.com