It's not often that you walk out of an art gallery with a parting gift, but thanks to Jane Miller -- and the inspiration of her generous, knitting Aunt Martha -- you'll leave the Rice University Art Gallery's current show, "Time Not Wasted," with a trinket or two. Miller uses everyday materials such as sticks, stones, yarn and wood to create a personal narrative and explore the idea of what is lost due to mechanization. Gallery director Kimberly Davenport describes the work as "domestic in feel but otherworldly in appearance." Open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Thursday until 8 p.m.) and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. through April 18. Sewall Hall, Rice University, entrance no. 8, (713)527-6069. Free.
What happened to the 10,000 Jewish Kindertransport children after they were shipped out of Nazi Germany in a heroic English rescue effort? In British playwright Diane Samuels's theatrical take on this sliver of the Holocaust, they become English. Eleven-year-old Eva Schlesinger grows up eating pork, going to church and speaking with a British accent. In fact, as the fiftysomething "Evelyn," she hasn't even told her daughter, Faith, about her background. But history has a way of catching up with you, and in Kindertransport the past and present eventually become one and the same. Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. through March 28. Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Parkway, (713)52-