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10 Ways To Spend Your Rainy Weekend

Deep Throat, Supreme Court justices, ventriloquists, and more!

Every time you go out when it’s raining, an angel gets its wings.

MUSIC: Kyle Gass Band
The other half (with Jack Black) of rock duo Tenacious D, Kyle Gass formed his eponymous band to open for Mike Campbell of the Heartbreakers. D affiliates John Konesky, John Spiker, and Nate Rothacker join the fun, with Mike Bray as frontman. (Sat., Jan. 26; Bootleg Theater) More information

MOVIE: John Dies at the End
One dose of a drug known as Soy Sauce sends users on a psychedelic interdimensional journey in this film by Bubba Ho-Tep director Don Coscarelli. With Earth teetering on the brink of Armageddon, can slackers save the universe? (Fri., Jan. 25-31; Nuart Theatre) More information

THEATER: The Deep Throat Sex Scandal
The Deep Throat Sex Scandal, a behind-the-scenes play revealing the true story of the '70s adult film that grossed over $600 million and started a sexual revolution, makes its West Coast debut. If it hadn't already occurred to you, leave the kids at home for this one — no one under 18 will be admitted. (Thu., Jan. 24 – Feb. 17; The Troubadour) More information

DISCUSSION: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor
As the third woman and first Latina to join the high court, Sotomayor has helped shatter more than the judicial branch’s glass ceiling. At this Writers Bloc event she discusses the fire that’s kept her going from her childhood in the Bronx to her ascent in Washington. (Sat., Jan. 26; Writers Guild Theater) More information

COMEDY: Neil Hamburger, Chelsea Peretti, Tim Heidecker
Is Greg Turkington a really good comedian pretending to be a really bad one in the form of alter-ego Neil Hamburger? He'll be joined by Tim (sans Eric), Chelsea Peretti, DJ Dougg Pound, and Andy Haynes. (Sun., Jan. 27; The Satellite) More information

ART: Art LA Contemporary
Home to internationally renowned museums, art schools, and contemporary galleries, Los Angeles is the perfect landscape for a mega-weekend of events featuring hundreds of works of visual art. (Thu., Jan. 24 – Sun. Jan. 27; Barker Hangar/Santa Monica Airport) More information

THEATER: Nina Conti: Talk to the Hand
Ever met a swearing Scottish grandma or a clinically depressed monkey? Check out both when Brit ventriloquist Conti delivers smart, sometimes filthy jokes with self-effacing charm. (Wed., Jan. 23 – Feb. 3; The Broad Stage) More information

ART: Andy Warhol
Each day during his final decade, Andy Warhol photographed the friends, celebrities, starlets, and acolytes in his circle, accumulating tens of thousands of images before his death in 1987. Now in the permanent collection at Cal State L.A.’s Luckman Gallery, more than 120 of those Polaroids and black-and-white photos are on view for the first time, from January 26 through March 23. (Sat., Jan. 26 – March 23; Cal State L.A.’s Luckman Gallery) More information

OPERA: The Fall of the House of Usher
Influential composer Philip Glass provides chilling music to score this supernatural journey to the brink of insanity. (Sun., Jan. 19; Warner Grand Theatre) More information

ART: Free Museum Weekend
Sometimes all it takes to get us into the cultural appreciation mood is one, big freebie. This weekend, a conglomerate of top L.A. museums including the Annenberg Space for Photography, the Getty Center, and The Autry will drop their admission fees. See a full list at museumsla.org. (Sun., Jan. 26-Sun., Jan. 27; Various) More information

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