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Here's the good news of the day: It's almost Friday! Go out and celebrate tonight with these happenings about town:


The 2000 film Peppermint Candy opens with the suicide of its protagonist: a middle-aged, South Korean businessman. The film then flashes back 20 years — from student uprisings of the early '80s to the Asian financial crisis of the late '90s. "Lee's breakthrough debut unfolds a stirring story of regret, first love and letdowns."

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7:30 pm // Los Angeles County Museum of Art // 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles // $9.

David Mamet's Sexual Perversity in Chicago was the basis of the Brat Pack film About Last Night (remember when Demi Moore and Rob Lowe were hot? Oh wait. They still kind of are.) Well, the one-act is "a fast-paced, witty, comedy that examines the lives of two men and two women in the dating pool of Chicago in 1976."

8 pm // Sexual Perversity in Chicago // Complex (The Flight) Theatre // 6476 Santa Monica Blvd. // $15.

It's "Slanted Comedy Nite" at the Improv. We didn't get the title at first. But then we read the description: "It's the Yin Yang Comedy Thang!! Funny comedians with slanted eyes. Hosted By: Edwin San Juan."

8 pm // Slanted Comedy at the Improv // 8162 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles // $13 with two-item minimum.

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Sonny's Spot in Leimert Park hosts "A Spoken Word & Music Lounge where spilling your heart is an art and searching your soul is mandatory to get in the door...A beatnik tea house where there is snapping instead of clapping the atmosphere is lax but SSsizzles..."

8 pm // Sonny's Spot // 3349 W. 43rd Place, Los Angeles // Free.