ONSTAGE THIS WEEK
Vienna is known as the birthplace or adopted home of many renowned classical composers. Santa Fe Symphony and Chorus pays homage to these talents with the concert “Vienna, With Love” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211W. San Francisco St. Steven Smith conducts the symphony in a program that includes works by Franz von Suppé, Johann Strauss, and Franz Schubert and features David Felberg on violin. Tickets are $18 to $65 (discounts available for children, students, and seniors); call 988-1234. The Miles Davis song “Freddie Freeloader” and covers of tunes by Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, and Michael Jackson are on tap when Russell Scharf and Jazz Explosion take the stage at Osaka Grill & Seafood, 3501 Zafarano Drive, on Saturday, Jan. 16. The group also plays original music. Besides his work with Jazz Explosion, trumpeter and composer Scharf has made music with Bobby McFerrin and more locally with Nosotros, Rhythm and 53rd, and The Bus Tapes. Band members for the Jan. 16 show are Milton Villarrubia III, drums; Case Tanner, bass guitar; and (subbing for saxophonist Manny Ramirez) Tom Rheam, piano and trumpet. They play from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Call 471-6698 for details. The members of Pilobolus Dance Theater have a reputation for turning themselves into human pretzels as they weave humor and acrobatics together in always-exciting dance concerts. The touring ensemble— which played Santa Fe a few years back — hits the Duke City at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, when it takes the stage at Popejoy Hall on The University of New Mexico campus in Albuquerque. Tickets are $33 to $49; call 877-664-8661 (toll-free) or 505-925-5858. The show contains partial nudity. The New Orleans band Cowboy Mouth — which takes its name from a play written by Sam Shepard and Patti Smith— hits Santa Fe on Sunday, Jan. 17, as part of its annual Mardi Gras tour. You don’t have to show up in a costume, but you had better be ready to jump, jive, and jolt as the band hits you with some of its best-known tunes (including, it’s to be hoped, “Jenny Says” and “This Much Fun”). Special guest Junior Brown is on the bill too. The musical fire starts at 7 p.m. at Santa Fe Brewing Company, 37 Fire Place, 424-3333. Tickets are $20 from the Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211W. San Francisco St., 988-1234.