The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra will perform a series of orchestral “blockbusters” by Tchaikovsky (the titular track), Stravinksy, Debussy and many more. See it at the Cincinnati Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, on Jan. 20-21. Performance times are 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25-$115. For more information, call 513-744-3344 or visit www.cincinnatipops.org.
This longtime band that combines rock with traditional Latino music is still best known for its cover of Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba” from the 1987 hit movie of the same name. Their last album was 2015’s “Gates of Gold.” See them at Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Cincinnati, on Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30-$45. For more information, call 513-977-8838 or visit www.memorialhallotr.com.
This mezzo-soprano, winner of multiple awards, will perform an intimate recital at Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Cincinnati, on Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5-$20. For more information, call 513-977-8838 or visit www.memorialhallotr.com.
Steve Lemme and Keven Heffernan of “Super Troopers 2”
Lemme and Heffernan are members of the Broken Lizard comedy troupe, which is responsible for such films as “Super Troopers” (and the upcoming “Super Troopers 2”), “Club Dread” and “Beerfest.” Their two-man show consists of stand-up comedy and behind-the-scenes storytelling. See them at Bogart’s, 2621 Vine St., Cincinnati, on Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25-$30. For more information, call 513-872-8801 or visit www.bogarts.com.
This acclaimed singer/songwriter and lyricist is best known as the front-woman for the 1980s pop band, Til’ Tuesday. She released her ninth solo album, “Mental Illness,” last March. See her at the Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Covington, Kentucky, on Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $32-$35. For more information, call 859-491-2444 or visit www.madisontheateronline.com.
This popular comedian cut his teeth on Def Comedy Jam in the mid-1990s. In 2013, he released a Netflix special entitled “Racially Motivated.” See him at the Funny Bone at Liberty Center, 7518 Bales St., A-120, Liberty Township, on Jan. 26-27. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday, and 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $25. For more information, call 513-779-5233 or visit www.liberty.funnybone.com.
Rik Emmett of Triumph
Triumph was a popular rock band in the late 1970s. In the late 1980s, Rik Emmett, Triumph’s vocalist/guitarist, decided to embark on a solo career and has never looked back. His last album was 2012’s “Then Again.” He will be giving an acoustic performance with his longtime collaborator, Dave Dunlop, at Live at the Ludlow Garage, 342 Ludlow Ave., Cincinnati, on Jan. 26-27 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25-$60. For more information, call 513-616-2640 or visit www.liveattheludlowgarage.com.
“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”
This stage version of the 1967 classic movie about white liberal parents forced to confront the actual reality of their daughter marrying a black man was originally produced in 2014 and starred Malcolm Jamal-Warner (Theo Huxtable in “The Cosby Show”). See it locally at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, 719 Race St., Cincinnati, on Jan. 26-Feb. 17. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $55. For more information, call 513-381-BARD or visit www.cincyshakes.com.
Jimmy Webb is also known as “America’s Songwriter,” due to the string of hits he wrote for Glen Campbell, The 5th Dimension, Art Garfunkel, and others in the 1960s. He’s coming to our backyard to perform standards like “Wichita Lineman,” “Galveston,” “Up, Up and Away,” and more. See him at the Fairfield Community Arts Center, 411 Wessel Drive, Fairfield, on Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25-$30. For more information, call 513-867-5348 or visit www.fairfield-city.org/tickets
“Paw Patrol Live: Race to the Rescue”
In this live theatre version of the popular “Nickelodeon” show, the pups of Paw Patrol must run a race and rescue their mayor, learning lessons about citizenship and problem-solving along the way. See it at the Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, on Jan. 27-28. Performance times are 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $22.50-$123.50. For more information, call 513-621-2787 or visit www.cincinnatiarts.org.