Quick Picks: Comedy pet theater; ‘The Taste’; X Games

Saturday, Jan. 19

Pet humor

Animals take over the Avalon Theatre, 645, during the Popovich Comedy Pet Theater show at 3 p.m.

The show, appropriate for all ages, blends the physical comedy, juggling and more of Gregory Popovich with the talents of his pets, including cats, dogs, parrots and more.

Animals on a stage? Potentially hilarious.

Tickets cost $25 for adults 17 and older, $20 for students and children ages 16 and younger and $15 for seniors 60 and older, military members and groups of 10 or more.

All seating is general admission. Tickets may be purchased at http://www.ticketswest.com.

Tuesday, Jan. 22

Grab a spoon


Here comes another cooking competition, but this one is on network TV.

“The Taste,” featuring Anthony Bourdain among its judges, pits 16 competitors from all walks of culinary life into four teams to make the best tasting dish each week, according to abc.com.

“The Taste” premiers at 7 p.m. on ABC.

Keep your notebook handy. Perhaps there will be a couple ingredients or tips to incorporate in your cooking.

Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 24–27

X marks the spot


Extreme sports enthusiasts: Head to Aspen for the start of ESPN’s X Games Aspen 2013.

The multi-day event often draws the biggest names in extreme sports.

Day 1 of the X Games starts at 10:30 a.m. on the Buttermilk slopes with the Skiing SuperPipe Men’s Elimination, continues with men’s snowboarding events and wraps up with Snowmobile Freestyle Final at 7:30 p.m.

Admission is free, but get there early for the best view.

ESPN and ABC will air footage from the competition. Check local listings for times.

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