Last Chance Weekend: This Week's List Of Shows That Are Closing

Lawndale Art Center closes down its quartet of shows this weekend, so get over there on Saturday if you want to see "Ritual Prototypes for the Afterlife" by Dennis Harper, "Ta Marmaruga" by David Waddell and Kelly Ulcak, "Silent Topographies" by Brent Fogt, and "The Listening Post" by Tim Brown. The works range from quirky to, um, challenging. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main. For information, call 713-528-5858 or visit www.lawndaleartcenter.org. Free.

"Solution" over at DiverseWorks also comes to a close. Curated by Janet Phelps, "Solution" features work in mixed media installations, digitized images, video, sound, performance and drawings, all examining the idea of progress. DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway. For information, call 713-223-8346 or visit www.diverseworks.org. Free.

There are a couple of plays that close on Sunday -- Wallflower at Stages and Buy One, Get Five Free at the University of Houston.

Wallflower follows a girl who starts a revolution after posting an angry video on the web. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Parkway. For information, call 713-52-STAGES or visit www.stagestheatre.com. $30.

Buy One is the story of an only-in-Texas family of off-beat, unusual characters. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun. For information, call 713-743-2929 or visit www.class.uh.edu/theatre. $20.

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