Jim Ward is going to do another acoustic show.
The At the Drive-In/Sparta/Sleepercar singer-guitarist says he'll do his second "working out new songs" show — for a buck — on Nov. 30 at Tricky Falls, the club he co-owns.
It'll be a trio setting. He'll be joined by Austin singer, songwriter and visual artist David Garza, who has recorded here several times.
Guatemalan singer Gaby Moreno, whom he described as "pretty awesome," will be part of the group. She lists influences ranging from Ella Fitzgerald to Randy Newman.
Jim did the first one of these shows on Sept. 19, his 37th birthday. Admission was only a dollar to that show, too.
In other news:
• Speaking of local favorites, Dave Koz fans can get up close and personal with their saxophone-playing hero when he returns with his annual Christmas show at 7 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Plaza Theatre.
Koz is offering a "Koz I Want to Meet You" VIP experience for a $50 upgrade. It includes wine, getting your photo taken with him, a question-and-answer session, an autographed tour laminate and an autographed copy of his "Dave Koz Live at the Blue Note Tokyo" CD.
It will be before the show.
Regular tickets for the show — which will include Jonathan Butler, Oleta Adams and Keiko Matsui — are $40, $52, $72, $92 and $107, plus service charges, at Ticketmaster.
• El Paso Youth Ballet has dropped one of three planned performances of "The Nutcracker."
The Dec. 19 show has been canceled. The company will perform it two times, at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 22, at UTEP's Magoffin Auditorium.
Tickets are $15, $20 and $25, plus SC, at Ticketmaster.
That overlaps with the annual stop by the Moscow Ballet, which performs "The Great Russian Nutcracker," at 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 22 at the Plaza Theatre.