Can't wait until next fall to get your annual Houston Fringe Festival fix? You don't have to. Festival organizers have something to tide you over – The Best of Fringe. Some of the most-appreciated events of last year festival are being re-staged. There's Alexandria Gurley in Passport to Womanhood, a one-woman show fusing poetry and dramatic monologues, and China Cat Dance’s Aquaria, an “underwater” journey in dance to a mysterious realm where you encounter mermaids, urchins, fish and other denizens of the deep. Cirque La Vie, an innovative circus troupe, presents Daring to Be Different, with high level acrobatics and movement. Other events include Nicolay Dance Works, where Dana E. Nicolay creates dances that speak clearly and truly of the human experience, and This Infinite Closet, which performs improv – get ready for this – in complete darkness. After the performances, there is live music on the patio.
8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Frenetic Theater, 5102 Navigation. For information, call 832-387-7440 or visit houstonfringefestival.org. $20 to $25.
Fri., May 16, 8 p.m.; Sat., May 17, 8 p.m., 2014