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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.

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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.”

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.

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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.

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Photo by Paul Goyette via flickr.