Performing Arts

A lack of fortune leads to misfortune in American Shakespeare Center’s Jacobean tragedy Women Beware Women. Photo: Lindsay Walters

ARTS Pick: Women Beware Women

Deception, infidelity and feigned love are central for three ladies of Florence, Italy, in Thomas Middleton’s Women Beware Women. The dramatic plot grows increasingly complicated as lies intertwined with love affairs weave a web that ultimately results in tragedy. Through 3/31. $18-54, times vary. American Shakespeare Center, 10 S. Market St., Staunton. (540) 885-5588.

Visiting scholar Fernando Rocha will perform a recital as part of a project called The Concert as a Work of Art: A Holist Approach to the Creation and Performance of a Full-length Solo Percussion Concert. Photo: Courtesy of UVA Mcintire Department of Music

ARTS Pick: Fernando Rocha

An evening of collaboration features world-renowned percussionist and professor of music Fernando Rocha, who brings together colleagues from Brazil’s Federal University of Minas Gerais and UVA’s McIntire Department of Music to premiere innovative pieces and perform classics in “Works for Percussion, Electronics and Video.” Friday 2/5. Free, 8pm. Old Cabell Hall, UVA Grounds. 924-3052.