The Pirates of Penzance Scottish Rite Center, 463 Paseo de Peralta A family preview of Gilbert and Sullivan's opera, with performers from the Fort Worth Opera Studio and Performance Santa Fe's young EPIK artists, 6 p.m., no charge but reservations required, 505-984-8759.
Institute of American Indian Arts Writers Festival Library and Technology Center Auditorium, 83 Avan Nu Po Rd. Free nightly readings by visiting authors beginning at 6 p.m., through Saturday, Jan. 9; featured this evening: Nathalie Handal, Chip Livingston, and Manuel Gonzales, iaia.edu/calendar/the-writersfestival/.
(See Page 43 for addresses) ¡Chispa! at El Mesón
Flamenco guitarist Joaquin Gallegos, 7 p.m., no cover. La Fiesta Lounge at La Fonda
Country band Buffalo Nickel, 8-11 p.m., no cover. Osteria d’Assisi Piano Lounge
Pianist/vocalist Tucker Binkley, 6 p.m., no cover. The Palace Restaurant & Saloon
Guitarist Benito Rose Plaza, 8:30 p.m., no cover. Skylight Wingtips and Windsors, swing-dance lessons 6 and 7 p.m., dance 8 p.m., call for cover.
Tiny’s Electric jam sessions with Nick Wymett & Albert Diaz, 8:30 p.m.-close weekly, no cover.
The Underground at Evangelos Takeover Wednesday with Mandy Mas, hip-hop, 9 p.m., call for cover.