Up for soaring spirits? That's what the arts can do for us. They can make us think, cry and laugh, and let our imaginations take flight - all of which can set our spirits in flight. And we're making it easy for you to take that trip: Here are comprehensive performing-arts lists for the second half of the 2010-11 season.

There are dance, jazz, theater, classical, rock, poetry, opera - all sorts of ways to lift your spirits. But now, the caveat: Things change.

Check Caliente every Thursday, The Arts every Friday, and dailystarcalendar.com every day for updates and additions. In the meantime, grab a pencil and plan your spring. Have a nice flight.