If you are as outraged as I am that Kirstie Alley and Gilles Marini were voted off "Dancing With the Stars" last night, well, maybe you just need to chill out.
OK, I wasn't outraged at all.
I was more peeved by that Miami Marlins-Toronto Blue Jays trade, but that's another story.
Maybe upset fans can get a little "DWTS" spirit when the spinoff "Ballroom With a Twist" comes to Mescalero's Inn of the Mountain Gods at 1 and 9 p.m. Dec. 31.
"Twist" was created and choreographed by the show's Louis van Amstel. It's hosted by dancers from the show, features singers who've competed on "American Idol," and three-minute dance routines by seven hardbodied couples, some of whom have appeared on "DWTS."
Tickets are $75 for the matinee, $125 for the New Year's Eve night show, on sale at the box office, Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com and 800.745.3000.
In other news:
• Comedian Ron White, touting his Austin-filmed "A Little Unprofessional" DVD, performs at 8 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Inn.
Tickets are $35, $50, $70, $85 and $100, on sale at the same locations at "Ballroom With a Twist."
White's wife, Margo Rey, is part of the Dave Koz and Friends Christmas tour coming to the Plaza Theatre at 7 p.m. Dec. 13.
• Romeo's Discoteque is advertising an 8 p.m. Nov. 23 show by the disheveled and dentally challenged Mexican TV comedian La Chupitos, a popular TV character played by Mexican actress Liliana Arriaga.
Tickets are $20, on sale at Ticketbully.
Romeo's is at 9101 Gateway West.
• The Sun City Blades figure-skating club will present their second annual production of "Nutcracker on Ice," an abridged take on the Tchaikovsky classic, at noon Dec. 7 and 5 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Events Center behind the Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano.
Club members and children from its skating school will perform.
Tickets are $10, $4 for kids 2-12 for the matinee, $12 and $8 for the evening show. They're on sale at the box office, Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com and 800.745.3000.
• The guys behind Wartime Records, the local heavy and hardcore label that puts on a festival at the El Paso Comic Con, opened up the War Room, a punk and metal club inside 1337 Tattoo's, 9501 Gateway West, in September.
A couple of national acts are scheduled to perform there, including Ezra Kire's band Morning Glory, who recently released debut album, "Poets Were My Heroes," on Fat Wreck Records.
That show is Dec. 10, but no ticket info has been posted or announced.
Dallas metal band Seeker will play there with Of An Empire at 6 p.m. Dec. 16.
EP's Triumph Over Shipwreck opens.
Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 at the door.
Go to facebook.com/TheWarRoomEP for more info.