Recommended arts: 'In This House (Everything is You),' 'Things in Life,' 'aRrrrrr, Play Us A Song There, Matey!'
Thursday through Sunday
'In This House (Everything is You).' A ghost story about love, loss and the bonds of family co-written by Sharon Bridgeforth, Daniel Alexander Jones, Monika Bustamante and Cyndi Williams. The staged reading — directed by Dustin Wills and Jenny Larson — will be presented in a historic East Austin home as part of Frontera Fest's 'Bring Your Own Venue.' 8 p.m. today-Sunday, 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Eponymous Gardens, 1202 Garden St. $15. Seating is limited to 20 people per performance. www.fronterafest.org.
Saturday and Sunday
'Things in Life.' Ben Prager reprises the show that wowed Frontera Fest audiences last year with his comic monologues portraying the lives of ordinary Americans with unblinking realism. 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 3:45 p.m. Sunday. Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2807 Manor Road. $12. www.fronterafest.org.
'aRrrrrr, Play Us A Song There, Matey!' Serious fun, but serious music. So much for the three B's — Bach, Beethoven, Brahms — getting all the love and attention. Austin Chamber Music Center is celebrating the three R's of classical chamber music: Rachmaninov, Ravel and Rossini. Violinist Teresa Ling and cellist Gregory Sauer join pianist Michelle Schumann for a concert that includes Ravel's Piano Trio in A Minor, Rachmaninov's Trio Elegiac and Rossini's theme from 'Moses in Egypt.' 7:30 p.m. Saturday First Unitarian Church, 4700 Grover Ave. $25. www.austinchambermusic.org.
'Ideas of Mountains.' Because everything is bigger in Texas, this exhibit features 11 students and alumni of UT's art programs, each of whom offer a large, site-specific installation. Opening: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit continues through Feb. 6. Creative Research Lab, 2832 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 322-2099.
Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet. The noted chamber ensemble plays Mozart's Fantasy F Minor, Nielsen's Quintet and 'Summer Music' by Samuel Barber. 8 p.m. Wednesday. McCullough Theatre. UT campus. $36 ($10 for students). 477-6060, www.texasperforming
arts.org. — Jeanne Claire van Ryzin