Postmodern Jukebox

Wednesday, Jan. 25, and Jan. 26

Proving that everything new can be old again, pianist Scott Bradlee has become a viral pop sensation after creating a series of clips for YouTube that finds him and his ad hoc group Postmodern Jukebox reworking 21st century pop hits in a variety of vintage styles — transforming Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” into a ’50s-style doo wop number, giving Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” a ’20s jazz accent, crossing Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” with Irish folk music, and showing how Ke$ha’s “Die Young” would work as a classic country tune or how Lorde’s “Royals” could be sung by a sad clown.

Postmodern Jukebox

IOWA CITY: 8 p.m. Wednesday (1/25), Englert Theatre, 221 E. Washington St., Iowa City; $45, Englert Box Office, (319) 688-2653 or Englert.org

CEDAR FALLS: 7 p.m. Jan. 26, Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, 8392 University Ave.; $31.75 to $56.75, GBPAC box office, (319) 273-4849 or Gbpac.com

Palissimo Dance

Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20 and 21

Palissimo assembles artists of various disciplines to create cutting-edge work through research and experimentation, using dance, sound, light, film, video and scenic design. Core members collaborate with new artists for each project, and local residents were invited to participate in the first segment of its “Painted Bird” trilogy, coming to CSPS. The trilogy is inspired by a scene from Jerzy Kosinski’s controversial 1956 novel in which a wandering boy witnesses the painting of a bird in brilliant colors. The bird is then attacked by its own flock as an impostor. 

Palissimo Dance

8 p.m. Friday (1/20) and Saturday (1/21), CSPS Hall, 1103 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids; $15 advance, $18 door, CSPS Box Office, (319) 364-1580 or Legionarts.org

Chinaman

Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20 and 21

Mark “Chinaman” Britten’s show is a mixture of stand-up comedy packed with an explosion of dead-on celebrity and rock music impressions. From his ever-popular Schwarzenegger impressions to the musical stylings of Pearl Jam and Dave Matthews and some observational mocking of his heritage, Chinaman is a favorite on the “Bob and Tom” radio show. He voices several characters on “Dragon Ball Z” on the Cartoon Network as well, where he’s known as KidWok. 

Chinaman

8 p.m. Friday (1/20) and Saturday (1/21), Penguins Comedy Club, 208 Second Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids; $15 to $17.50, (319) 362-8133 or Penguinscomedyclub.com