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Recommended arts: 'Arrhythmia,' 'Meg.Anne.Maud.,' 'Symphony VI: 'The Difference Engine' and 'Rough Night With Happy Ending,' 'Black History Month Concert,' Anne Akiko Meyers, Grupo Rua

Staff Writer
Austin 360

Thursday-Sunday

'Arrhythmia.' Hip-hop theater artist Zell Miller III debuts his latest performance piece. Through music, slam-style poetry, hip-hop movements, 'Arrhythmia' examines love, in all of its ugliness and splendor and political overtones. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays through Feb. 20. Vortex, 2803 Manor Road. $10-$30 sliding scale. 478-5282, www.vortexrep.org.

Friday and Saturday

'Meg.Anne.Maud.' Performance artist Meg Sullivan transforms the Off Center theater into a mapped imaginary landscape where the audience will be invited to think about how archives evoke remembrances of things past and how our favorite book characters - for Sullivan it's Lucy Maud Montgomery and Anne of Green Gables - inhabit our imaginations. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Off Center, 2211 Hidalgo St. $7. www.rudemechs.com.

Saturday

'Symphony VI: 'The Difference Engine' and 'Rough Night With Happy Ending' Graham Reynolds and Peter Stopschinski debut their sixth symphonies and give the Texas premiere of 'Popcorn Superhet Receiver' by Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood. 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Austin Ventures Studio Theater, Ballet Austin, 501 W. Third St. $10-$60. www.goldenhornet.org

'Black History Month Concert.' Celebrating works by African American composers, this annual event at UT's Butler School of Music features traditional spirituals along side works by jazz greats such as Duke Ellington, and classical composers and arrangers Eugene Hancock, Dorothy Rudd Moore, and Moses Hogan. Ensembles and soloists from Huston-Tillotson and UT will perform under the direction of Jeff Hellmer. The concert this year is accepting donations at the door for Haiti relief efforts. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Bates Recital Hall, Music Building, UT campus. . www.music.utexas.edu.

Sunday

Anne Akiko Meyers. The noted violinist gives her first concert since joining the Butler School of Music faculty. On the program is Beethoven's Spring Sonata no. 5 for Violin and Piano, Schnittke's Suite in the Old Style along with world premiere of the new work by up-and-coming composer Jakub Ciupinski, Anton Nel joins Meyers at the piano. 4 p.m. Sunday. Bates Recital Hall, Music Building, UT campus. $10-$20. www.music.utexas.edu.

Tuesday

Grupo Rua. On their first U.S. tour, Brazilian choreographer, Bruno Beltrão's Grupo de Rua unleashes its unique fusion of hip-hop, capoeira and street dance vocabularies with contemporary dance styles. On the bill is Beltrão's latest work 'H3,' 50 minutes of highly physical duets performed by the all-male company, 8 p.m. Tuesday. Hogg Memorial Auditorium, 2300 Whitis Ave. $26. 477-6060, www.texasperformingarts.org. - Jeanne Claire van Ryzin