@body:Alberta Ballet: Some 20 dancers from Canada, Europe and the Americas make up this classical troupe. Choreographer John Butler's "Carmina Burana," with music by Carl Orff, highlights the program for two performances at Scottsdale Center for the Arts, 7380 East Second Street. Shows are at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $19 and $17, available at the center and all Ticketmaster locations. For details call 994-ARTS (2787) or 784-4444.
Fishbone and Mighty Mighty Bosstones: Fishbone sets its stinging social commentary to punk, hard-core and ska rhythms. Known for its wildly energetic live shows, Fishbone delivered a killer set during last year's Lollapalooza tour. Hard-core/funk/jazz/metal act Mighty Mighty Bosstones opens the all-ages show promptly at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Club Rio, 430 North Scottsdale Road in Tempe. Tickets are $16.50, available at the club and Alternatix locations. For details call 894-6779 or 266-8111.
"Crossing Borders" Opening Celebration: The mammoth, multidisciplinary project "Cruzando Fronteras/Crossing Borders" at Scottsdale Center for the Arts, 7380 East Second Street, opens with a festive outdoor celebration on the surrounding mall from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Live entertainment includes local Latin/salsa/world beat band Zum Zum Zum, masked skull dancers, giant puppets and Mexican folk singer Lalo Guerrero. Inside, visitors can view an audience-participation performance/installation titled "The Temple of Confessions" and several related exhibits, including "Guillermo Gmez-Pea and Coco Fusco: The Year of the White Bear," "La Frontera/The Border: Art About the Mexico/United States Border Experience" and "Alfred J. Quirz: Hystorical Narratives"; see Art Exhibits listing for details. Admission and all activities are free. More information: 994-2301.
Parada del Sol Rodeo Kickoff Dance: The rodeo isn't until next week, but eager cowboys and cowgirls can warm up at Saturday's big boot scoot at Rawhide Pavilion in Arizona's famed 1880s Old West town, 23023 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. McBride and the Ride, Boy Howdy, and Clinton Gregory perform; the fun begins at 8 p.m. For details call 990-3179 or 563-1880. Ricky Skaggs: Country crooner Skaggs, also a pretty mean guitarist, always brings along a great band. Not a crossover kind of guy, Skaggs usually sticks close to the tradition of Nashville's golden age. He performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Sundome, 19403 R.H. Johnson Boulevard in Sun City West. Tickets are $23, $18, $12 and $7, available at Dillard's box offices. For reservations and details, call 975-1900 or 678-2222.
@date2:30Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra: Eighteen top national jazz musicians, including Marcus Roberts, Jon Faddis and Joshua Redman, join forces in this fantastic ensemble. The touring group performs the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, George Gershwin and many other top American jazz composers in concert at 8 p.m. Sunday at Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 North Arizona Avenue. Tickets range from $32 to $12, available at Ticketmaster outlets. For details call 786-3954 or 784-4444.
@body:Janiva Magness Band: Magness, also known as "Miss Mojomatic," has been based in Los Angeles for the last six years. But longtime local fans know that this intense blues vocalist had previously reigned as queen of Phoenix clubs for many years. Janiva's back in town to celebrate her birthday with a homecoming blowout at 9 p.m. Sunday at the Rhythm Room, 1019 East Indian School. Cover is $5 at the door. For details call 265-4842.
@date2:31Free Music: Why pay money to hear good music if you don't have to? On Monday, contemporary folk act Dj Vu, fiddler Harry Palmer, and folk duo Donna and Wally perform from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Peoria Library, 8463 West Monroe, part of the "Monday Melodies" series; for details call 412-7566. Also on Monday, Wendy Dupont performs a variety of new music in a noon concert at Patriots Square, Central and Washington, part of the City Sights n' Sounds series held there most weekdays; for details call 262-4627. Also see Music listing.
@date1:1Camelot: The original 1960 Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's musical version of T.H. White's The Once and Future King featured Richard Burton as King Arthur, Julie Andrews as Queen Guenevere and a rising young crooner named Robert Goulet as Sir Lancelot. Now, 34 years later, the mature Goulet returns to Camelot in the central role of King Arthur. Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesday through February 4, 2 and 8 p.m. February 5 and 2 and 7 p.m. February 6 at Gammage Auditorium, Mill and Apache in Tempe, part of the Xerox Valley Broadway Series. Tickets range from $38.50 to $24.50, available at Gammage and Dillard's box offices. For reservations and details, call 965-3434 or 678-2222.