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WINE TASTING
Rock 'n Roll Wine brings exactly those two things at the Santa Monica Bar & Grille tonight. Vegas-based The Bends play live music while guests taste more than a dozen wines throughout the evening. No one will judge if you swallow it all and don’t spit – between wines.

7 pm // Santa Monica Bar and Grille // 3321 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles // $40 at the door.

OPERA
USC’s Thornton Opera program showcases their best pipes with scenes from various works in “Opera Canápes.” Featured works include Verdi’s “Oh, qual soave brivido” and selections from Bernstein’s “Candide.”

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7 pm // Alfred Newman Recital Hall @ USC // University Campus // Free.

FILM
Pre-Code films are great because it shows what life was like in the 1930s without the whitewashing. People fought! They lied! They had sex! And not everyone tap danced! There's a double feature tonight of Rouben Mamoulian's City Streets (1930) and Norman McLeod's The Miracle Man (1931) from the vaults of Universal and Paramount.

7:30 pm // Billy Wilder Theatre @ the Hammer Museum // 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles // $10.

FILM (Option 2)
Rhythm on the River is one of Bing Crosby’s lesser known musical-comedies, but it’s featured on the big screen tonight. It's about a musician and lyricist who fall in love. Mary Martin and Basil Rathbone also star.

8:15 pm // Old Town Music Hall // 140 Richmond St., El Segundo // $8.

THEATRE
The Dell'Arte Company brings The Golden State to Oxy tonight. It’s Lauren Wilson's 21st century adaptation of Moliere's The Miser. This time, however, the miser is a widow living in Southern California – with a wad of cash stuffed in her bra.

8 pm // Keck Theater @ Occidental College // 1600 Campus Road, Eagle Rock, // $10-$18.

SUPER TUESDAY DRINKS WITH LAist: FEB. 5
Mark your calendars now for the biggest political party on Super Tuesday: LAist is hosting a Super Tuesday (Feb. 5) at Seven Grand and you -- our favorite readers -- are all invited. And if watching returns isn't enough to entice you, maybe the fact that it's Mardi Gras will. For questions or to RSVP: events@laist.com (Note: Seven Grand is a 21+ bar. We apologize for any inconveniences).

7-9 pm // Seven Grand // 515 W 7th St., Los Angeles // Depends on how much you drink.

Photo by Paul Goyette via flickr.