Our critics' picks of this week's openings, plus your last chance to see and what to book now• Which cultural events are in your diary this week? Tell us in the comments below
Return of Abi Morgan's play, set in a convent, which examines faith, science, ageing and loneliness. Maureen Beattie stars and Vicky Featherstone directs. Citizens, Glasgow, Thursday to 26 May, then touring.
Fabulous festival in Bristol of work from both established and emerging artists. It's a real mixture, very little of it in traditional form. Be adventurous. Various venues, Thursday to 27 May.
Famed Berlin company Rimini Protokoll, who create theatre with real people, are exploring the experiences, hopes and dreams of 100 Norfolk dwellers. Theatre Royal, Norwich, Friday and Saturday.
Still riding the wave of last year's fantastic Skying album, the Horrors tour with support from the equally great and similarly psychedelic Toy. Tour begins Tuesday, Glasgow O2 ABC.
Highly rated prog-punk experimentalists. Tour begins Friday, Liverpool Kazimier.
Johnny Depp plays Barnabas, a vampire who returns to his ancestral home to help messed-up Munster-ish ancestors. Out now.
Rambert Dance Company
Rambert are reviving their historic production of Nijinsky's L'Apres-midi d'un Faune, in a mixed bill including Mark Baldwin's contemporary take on the exotic feral setting of that 1911 classic. Sadler's Wells, London EC1, Tuesday to Saturday.
Pierre Rigal: Game Over
Sporting fever hits the dance diary in Rigal's witty mix of physical theatre, dance and football inspired by the drama of the 1982 World Cup semi-final between France and West Germany. Southbank Centre, London SE1, Thursday and Friday.
The Opera Group's new realisation of Tony Harrison and Harrison Birtwistle's enigmatic and unclassifiable experiment in music theatre, directed by Frederic Wake-Walker. Old Municipal Market, Brighton festival, Thursday, Friday; Norfolk and Norwich festival , Sunday and 21 May; then Spitalfields festival and Latitude .
The Cunning Little Vixen
The Glyndebourne season launchs with the first production there for three decades of Janacek's enchanting fable. Melly Still directs and Vladimir Jurowski conducts. Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes, Sunday until 28 June.
Colin Towns's Blue Touch Paper
Film and TV scorer, thrilling jazz composer and former prog-rock keyboardist Towns leads Anglo-German sextet including Polar Bear saxist Mark Lockheart and young Troyka guitarist Chris Montague, in fusion repertoire embracing electronica, Latin music, and creative updates of Miles Davis's sound. Turner Sims Hall, University of Southampton, Wednesday then touring until 23 May.
Alex Katz: Give Me Tomorrow
Now aged 85, Katz is a deceptive, sophisticated painter, his art having developed as both celebration and critique of moneyed America. This show boasts paintings from the 1950s to the present, many focusing on friends, family and summers in Maiine. Katz has also made a personal selection of works from the Tate's collection to accompany his show. Tate St Ives, Cornwall, Saturday to 23 September.
Dylan-haired singer-songwriter concludes her UK tour. Hoxton Hall, London, Thursday.
Swallows and Amazons
Blissful staging of classic 1920s story about the pleasures of mucking about in boats, being brave and using your imagination. Faithful to the original, yet still feels slapbang up to date. Fun. New Theatre, Cardiff, ends Saturday.
This Must Be the Place
Paolo Sorrentino makes English-language debut and Sean Penn stars as the troubled Goth rocker on a mission to find a Nazi war criminal.
The Flying Dutchman
Last three performances of ENO's new production, much praised for Edward Gardner's conducting, and for the performances by James Cresswell, Orla Boylan and Stuart Skelton. Coliseum , London WC2, Wednesday, Friday and 23 May.
George Crowley/Kit Downes
A gifted rising talent, saxophonist and composer Crowley shows a distinctive personal lyricism and shrewd awareness of contemporary grooves. He launches his Paper Universe album with star band including Mercury-nominated pianist Kit Downes. Vortex, London N16, Tuesday.
Alighiero Boetti: Game Plan
The high point of the late Italian arte povera artist's major retrospective are the wonderful maps he commissioned. Embroidered by craftswomen in Afghanistan, they present a magic carpet atlas of a geopolitically unstablew world. Tate Modern, London SE1, ends Sunday.
Alan Cumming doesn't just play the title role but all the characters in this version set in a psychiatric unit where a patient is reliving a story of vaulting ambition and murder. John Tifanny directs a multi-media production that is New York bound. Tramway, Glasgow, 13-30 June.
Steptoe and Son
An intriguing departure for Kneehigh: a reworking of Galton and Simpson's TV show about father and son rag and bone merchants who live and work together. In this instance they have a female guardian angel. The Asylum , Tywarnhayle Farm, Blackwater, Cornwall, 21 July to 26 August.
Olympiad inspired triple bill featuring English National Ballet, National Dance Company of Wales and Scottish Ballet, all unite under the flag. Illustrating the "faster, higher, stronger" idea of the games are choreographers Itzik Galili , Christopher Bruce and Martin Lawrance, the last collaborating with 2011 Turner prize-winning artist Martin Boyce. Theatre Royal, Glasgow, 19-23 June.
The New Century: Schoenberg, Berg and Webern
Two days of free concerts devoted to the Second Viennese School, with Ilan Volkov conducting the BBC Scottish SO, and the Hebrides Ensemble performing Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire. City Halls, Glasgow, 30-31 May.
Kimmo Pohjonen: Accordion Wrestling
Finnish accordionist Pohjonen is not only a unique virtuoso improviser who has reinvented the instrument's mechanics, he's also a multimedia performance artist who creates bizarre playing situations. This one finds him working with 12 choreographed wrestlers – updating an old Finnish tradition in which wrestling matches were accompanied by accordionists. Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, 6 June; York Hall, London E2, 8 June.
Yael Bartana: And Europe Will Be Stunned
Bartana's beautifully shot trilogy of films is funny, stirring and grotesque, focusing on the imagined return of 3.3m Jews to their ancestral Polish homeland. Who belongs where? What are the consequences? Hornsey Town Hall, London N8, 22 May to 1 July.
Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul Festival
Headlining are Parliament/Funkadelic, Fred Wesley and the New JBs, The Family Stone (sans Sly) – while Ghostpoet and Roots Manuva prove it's not all about the 1970s. Moseley Park, Birmingham, 29 June to 1 July.
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