Do you dream of your kid becoming the next troubled, too-much-too-soon child star? Do you idly fantasize about ugly legal wrangles with them over their massive earnings? If so, push them hard--because it is, after all, what they want to do, and it certainly has nothing to do with your own frustrated childhood aspirations--to enroll in "Lights, Camera, Action," an on-camera acting workshop, offered through Arizona Jewish Theatre Company, for kids ages 7 to 14. The non-sectarian class is designed to help kids develop skills for television and radio commercials. It's scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, December 28; and the same hours Tuesday, December 29; and Wednesday, December 30; at Temple Beth Israel, 10460 North 56th Street. Pre-registration is required; tuition is $100, plus $10 for materials. AJTC offers such classes periodically, so if this one happens to be full, there's no need to plot against the life of your kid's rival's parents. 264-0402.
Those returning books they got for Christmas can enjoy the contemporary folk sounds of Jason & Joe, who are scheduled to play for free from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, December 29, at Borders Books & Music at Biltmore Fashion Park, 24th Street and Camelback, Suite 200. 957-6660.
As part of its "Holidays at the Heard" performance series, the Heard Museum hosts Native American Reggae band The Wailing Coyotes, who are scheduled to play two shows, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 30. The performances are free with regular museum admission: $6, $5 for seniors, $3 for those ages 4 to 12, free for younger kids. 22 East Monte Vista. 252-8840.