A company specializing in the hot, dramatic dance form that's become, along with silver, one of Argentina's major exports, Tango Buenos Aires comes to Phoenix for a single show at 8 p.m. Monday, January 25, at the Orpheum Theatre, 203 West Adams. Southwest Dance presents the performance. Tickets, ranging from $32 to $36, are available at Dillard's box office; call 503-5555.
SCORE, a volunteer organization of retired businesspeople sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration, presents the Small Business Tax Workshop. It runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, January 26, at Western International University, 9215 North Black Canyon Highway. The fee is $35 in advance, $40 at the door. 640-2329.
Secret, Masonesque rites, snake attacks, attempted rapes, musical instruments with the supernatural power to charm, double-crosses, long-lost lovers reunited--that's the stuff of Die Zauberflste (The Magic Flute). Arizona State University's Lyric Opera Theatre presents Mozart's comic masterpiece of fantasy and high adventure, with a libretto by the actor Emaneul Schikaneder. The run opens at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 27, at the Paul V. Galvin Playhouse at ASU's Nelson Fine Arts Center, 10th Street and Mill in Tempe. It continues for just three more performances--at 7:30 p.m. Friday, January 29; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, January 30; and 3 p.m. Sunday, January 31 (there's no Thursday performance). Tickets are $12, $10 for faculty and staff, $8 for students and seniors. 965-6447.
"Squeal like a hog!" Nobody who ever saw John Boorman's Deliverance is likely to forget that line. The James Dickey novel that inspired the film is the subject of this week's edition of the twice-monthly Book Discussion Group from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 27, at the Tempe Public Library, 3500 South Rural. The event is free; participants bring their own copies of the book. 350-5508.