Ride On, Baby
Gary Lashinsky has produced countless tours with rockers such as Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones. But the stars he's working with right now spare him the petulant behavior he's had to deal with in the past. Instead of arguing over contract riders, the 14 white Lipizzaner stallions in Dancing White Stallions worry about the riders on their backs. The majestic animals, groomed at the Spanish Riding School of Vienna, perform intricate dressage moves such as the capriole, a high leap into the air combined with a kicking out of the hind legs. Stallions were once taught such movements so they could aid their riders in battle. These horses trained six to eight years before joining the tour. Says Lashinsky, "This show is like stepping back hundreds of years in history." 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, January 25. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk. For tickets, call 866-446-8849 or visit www.houstontoyotacenter.com. $19.50 to $28.50. -- Greg Barr
Little Girl Power
Prince Charming isn't the hero of every fairy tale. In Hans Christian Andersen's Snow Queen, a little girl must save her beau from the icy clutches of the title character. Now adapted into a play, the tale will teach your little heroines about the power of perseverance. 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, January 24 through March 6. Company OnStage, 536 Westbury Square. For information, call 713-726-1219 or visit www.companyonstage.org. $7. -- Keith Plocek
First things first: "Viet Nam" is how the Vietnamese community spells the name of its motherland. And that's just the beginning of what you and your kids can learn at "Dragons & Fairies: Exploring Viet Nam Through Folktales," the latest hands-on exhibit at the Children's Museum of Houston. Saturday, January 24, through April 18. 1500 Binz. For information and a schedule of activities, call 713-522-1138 or visit www.cmhouston.org. $5. -- Keith Plocek
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