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Get Out: Artist Lecture, NFL Playoffs, Waiting for Godot, 8 1/2

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Artist Lecture: Jeremy Fish @ Laguna Art Museum
Laguna Art Museum is hosting a lecture with artist Jeremy Fish today at 1:00 p.m. Patrons will get to hear first-hand from the artist about his current exhibition. This is also the last day patrons will be able to purchase the artist's merchandise and to view two current exhibitions, Weathering the Storm and Collecting California, before they close at Laguna Art Museum.

NFL Playoffs @ The Lab, USC
Guests at The Lab Gastropub can enjoy watching the NFL Playoff games while showing off their science and math skills calculating the statistic of their favorite team making it to the Super Bowl…or the % salary increase players will receive with every win. The following $5 specials will be available during upcoming NFL Playoff games: $5 Trojan Blonde beers - a brew made exclusively for The Lab Gastropub and served in a beaker; $5 Wings Boneless Buffalo Hot Chicken Wings or Wings Tossed with Mango Sweet &; Sour Sauce; $5 Spinach Artichoke Dip. The Lab is part of USC’s expanding “Restaurant Row” on Figueroa Street across from the campus.

Waiting for Godot @ A Noise Within
A Noise Within has reprised for the third consecutive year its critically applauded production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot. The 10-performance-run kicked off yesterday, and goes until next Sunday. The play, described by the Los Angeles Times as a "top-notch production," is directed by Andrew Traister and features Mark Bramhall (Lucky), Robertson Dean (Vladimir), Mitch Edmonds (Pozzo), Owen Sholar (Boy) and Joel Swetow (Estragon). Beckett?s wickedly witty treatise on the nature of human existence is considered one of the greatest plays of the 20th century. Performances today at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $40-44. [Buy online]

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Fellini's 8 1/2 @ The Egyptian
Screening tonight at 7:30 at the Egyptian in Hollywood is 8 1/2 (1963), winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and considered by many to be Fellini’s greatest masterpiece. The film stars the great Marcello Mastroianni as a very Fellini-like director trying to escape the self-made chaos of his artistic and personal lives at an Italian health spa, where he’s pursued by jealous mistresses, demanding producers and surreal fantasies of his own past, present and future.