Theater & dance


“A Night With Janis Joplin” with Zach Theatre. The legendary queen of rock ’n’ roll explodes onto the stage in a concert experience that celebrates the Texas musical marvel, as well as shines a spotlight on the trailblazing female blues and soul vocalists who influenced her. “A Night With Janis Joplin” is packed with enduring hits like “Me and Bobby McGee,” plus hit songs by icons Aretha Franklin and more. Opens Jan. 29. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through March 8. $30-$102. 202 S. Lamar Blvd. zachtheatre.org


Music


Sweet Spirit at 3Ten. With Sabrina Ellis’ partner in power pop and punk, Andrew Cashen, splitting his time between Austin and Brooklyn, we might see fewer live shows from this band and their other heavy-hitter, A Giant Dog. The group’s first show of the year benefits a worthy cause, with a portion of the proceeds going to support arts programs at Austin’s Eastside Memorial High School. $20. 8:30 p.m. Jan. 29. 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd., No. 1A. 3tenaustin.com — Deborah Sengupta Stith


Profeti della Quinta. All-male vocal ensemble Profeti della Quinta gives vivid, expressive performances while focusing on the vocal repertoire of the 16th and early 17th centuries. Founded in the Galilee region of Israel by bass singer and harpsichordist Elam Rotem, the ensemble now resides in Switzerland. The core ensemble includes countertenor, tenor and bass singers, who perform either a cappella or together with period instruments. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29. $10-$40. 2375 Robert Dedman Drive. texasperformingarts.org


Dining


Desert Door & Vista Brewing & Fairmont Austin Dinner. In the spring last year, Desert Door, Vista Brewing and Fairmont Austin formed a partnership to begin aging Dark Skies Black Pilsner in freshly used sotol barrels, a collaboration aptly named Desert Skies. To celebrate, Garrison chef de cuisine Jordan Sanchez has crafted a dinner that pairs with Vista beer and Desert Door cocktails, created by beverage director Andrew Grenz. 5 to 10 p.m. Jan. 29. $70-$115. Garrison Grill, 101 Red River St. facebook.com/events/2551895415052784


Nightlife


Adult Spelling Bee at Easy Tiger. This is no ordinary spelling bee — certainly not like the ones you might remember from your elementary school days. Find out if you can spell better than a fifth grader at Easy Tiger’s Adult Spelling Bee event, during which you’ll grab a drink and prove your spelling mettle. Local funnyman Marty Clarke hosts. There will be $5 Brooklyn Bees (with gin and Brooklyn Lager) all night. Easy Tiger will award prizes to first-, second- and third-place winners. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 29. Free. 709 E. Sixth St. facebook.com/events/822193124884993