FRIDAY 9/27. 8 p.m. Pulaski Technical College, Center for the Humanities and Arts. $40.
Should you equate string quartets with cufflinks and stiff conversation over canapes, allow the Dallas String Quartet to disabuse you of that notion. Full drum kits, electric violins, nose rings and covers of “Sweet Child O’ Mine” have made frequent cameos in DSQ’s sets — and maybe even more impressively, they seem to do it without any appearance of publicist-manufactured wackiness, even as violinist Melissa Priller swings her violin recklessly around her head during a break in “Despacito.” This performance is part of the ACANSA Arts Festival of the South; see the full lineup here.