Comic ventriloquist Jeff Dunham appears with Peanut, Walter and Jose Jalapeo on a Stick at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, and at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Laff's Comedy Caffe, 2900 E. Broadway Blvd. Tickets are $15 and $17. Call 323-8669 for information.
Jane Hamilton Fine Art presents New Beginnings, featuring contemporary work by Diane Barbee, Amy Burnett, Dave Newman and Dan Young. An artist reception takes place from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at 1825 E. River Road, Suite 111. Call 529-4886 for information.