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What to do in L.A. this week? "Madame Butterfly" opens at the Los Angeles Opera, Dan Rather speaks as part of the Los Angeles Music Center's Speaker Series, "Midnight Cowboy" screens at the ArcLight, more

FRI 1/20: Goya, Delacroix, Degas and others in the 12-piece exhibit “Telling Tales,” Norton Simon Museum. $8, noon-9 p.m. Through April 17

Piper Downs rocks out at Fridays Off the 405, Getty Center. Free, 6-9 p.m.

“Finding Neverland” composer Jan A.P. Kaczmarek’s music presented by the Hollywood Film Chorale and the USC Thornton Symphony, UCLA’s Royce Hall. $30, 8 p.m.

Jay Johnson: The Two and Only!” about Johnson’s passion for ventriloquism, begins previews, Brentwood Theater. $30-$85, 8 p.m. Through Feb. 19

SAT 1/21: Grammy Week, House of Blues, Sunset Strip: Goo Goo Dolls, Feb. 4, $50; Bonnie Raitt, Feb. 5, $50; Fall Out Boy, Feb. 6, $30; LL Cool J with Ciara, Feb. 7, $50. On sale at 10 a.m.

Wim Wenders, Matthew Barney and 74 other artists explore memory and social space in “Dark Places,” Santa Monica Museum of Art. $5 suggested donation, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Through April 22

“Madame Butterfly” opens at the Los Angeles Opera, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. $35-$190, 7:30 p.m. Through Feb. 19

SUN 1/22: Photo L.A. ends its three-day stand with a lecture by Martin Parr, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. $20 for exhibit, $80 for lecture, Noon-6 p.m.

Producer’s Guild Awards honors Norman Lear, Clint Eastwood and others, Universal Hilton Hotel. $300, $3,500 for a table of 10, 6 p.m.

“His Girl Friday” with Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, Aero Theater. $9, $6 members, 6 p.m.

Adrian Legg and Peppino D’Agostino & Stef Burns show off their guitar skills, Skirball Cultural Center. $25, $20 members, 7 p.m.

Hip Hop Film Fest‘s closing night party, Cinespace. $10, 9 p.m.

MON 1/23: Brandi Carlile sings melodies with a touch of twang, Troubadour. $10 advance, $12 at the door, 8 p.m.

“The Adventures of Prince Achmed,” full-length animation, screens with live music accompaniment, Redcat. $8, 8 p.m.

TUES 1/24: Turkish artist Fikret Atay’s videos about life in the Kurdish city of Batman on display, Hammer Museum. $5, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Through April 19

“Thumbsucker,” “Flightplan” and “The Aristocrats” on DVD

WED 1/25:Midnight Cowboy,” the original gay cowboy movie, screens, ArcLight Hollywood. $11, 8 p.m.

THURS 1/26: Paul Auster converses with LA Times Book Review editor David Ulin, Fine Arts Theater. $20, 7:30 p.m.

Dan Rather speaks as part of the Los Angeles Music Center‘s Speaker Series, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. $50-$75, 8 p.m.

Memoirs of a Geisha” screenwriter Robin Swicord talks shop, Writers Guild of America, West. $20, $15 WGA members, 7:30 p.m.

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