Highlights of this weekend include celebrations of a few icons – Frida Kahlo and the chancla. Here’s a look at those events and other fun things to do in the coming days.
“Jesus Christ Superstar”: Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock opera, loosely based on the last days of Jesus’ life, returns to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The best-known songs from the musical include “Superstar” and “I Don’t Know How to Love Him”. 8 p.m. today; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Majestic Theater, 224 E. Houston St. $40-$125,
Gilberto Santa Rosa: This Grammy Award-winning Puerto Rican singer-songwriter is known for his smooth voice and musical elegance, which have made him a mainstay in salsa and bolero circles. Her concert will include a social salsa after-party with music and dance demonstrations. 8 p.m. today, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Circle Auditorium. $45 to $150, tobincenter.org.
Junior Brown: There really is no one else quite like Junior Brown, and not just because he invented an electric guitar/steel guitar hybrid he dubbed the “guitsteel”. His music transcends genres and attracts fans from all over. His band includes his wife, singer-guitarist Tanya Rae Brown. 7 p.m. today, Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road, New Braunfels. $20, gruenehall.com.
Prickly Pear Music Festival: The Cactus Pear Music Festival continues its final season under the direction of founder Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio, who hands over the reins to pianist Ryo Yanagitani. The second week of concerts features works by Ernest Chausson and Ernst von Dohnanyi, as well as Beethoven and Felix Mendelssohn. 7 p.m. today and Saturday, Trinity Baptist Church, 319 E. Mulberry. $27 to $32,
Box Anything: Retro synthpop has found its place at Sam’s Burger Joint. The latest example is Anything Box, the band best known for the dance club hit “Living in Oblivion,” which led to their major label debut, “Peace,” in 1990. Cause & Effect’s Rob Rowe opens. 8 p.m. today, Sam’s Burger Joint, 330 E. Grayson St. $30-$50, samsburgerjoint.com.
Chancla Festival: the San Anto Cultural Arts Barrio Block Party returns after a two-year hiatus to celebrate the creative spirit of San Antonio. Along with a chancla tossing contest and other fun entertainment, the party will feature music, performers and vendors. 6-10 p.m. today, San Anto Cultural Arts, 2120 El Past St. Free, Facebook @San Anto Cultural Arts.
Maverick City Music x Kirk Franklin: A collaboration between cult band Maverick City Music and Dallas gospel star Franklin resulted in the album “Kingdom Book One,” a celebration of the uniting power of music and faith. 6:45 p.m. Saturday, AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center Parkway. $42 to $343,
FRIDA-Festival: This celebration of women in the arts will feature entertainment from Grupo Folklorico de Bendiciones, Danza Vida, Brenda Martinez and more. There will also be fashion shows, vendors and a Frida Kahlo lookalike contest. Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Rolling Oaks Mall, 6909 N. Loop 1604 E, Free, Facebook: @queretroarts.
Reverend Horton Heat: This full-band show brings the work of high-octane instruments and the searing vocals of the psychobilly trio to a gig as chaotic as they come. The Austin Hickoids cow-punk band will open. 8 p.m. Saturday, Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary’s St. $20,
Albert Lee: English guitarist Lee has honed a technique all his own over a long career that has seen him work with greats like Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris and the Everly Brothers. A guitarist of guitarists, he has also released more than a dozen solo albums that blur the line between country and rock ‘n’ roll. 6 p.m. Sunday, Sam’s Burger Joint, 330 E. Grayson St. $35-$165, samsburgerjoint.com.