NE-YO AT CLUB NOKIA: The stylish, suit-and-fedora-favoring crooner celebrates "The Year of the Gentleman" with a night of cool songs like "Because of You" (he's also penned scores of songs for other prominent headliners like Whitney and Celine). Keri Hilson joins. Sunday, February 8, 9PM. 800 W. Olympic, Los Angeles
KODO DRUMMERS: Perhaps you've enjoyed a performance by a Kodo drummer at a festival where you're outdoors, and yet the pound-pound rhythm of this traditional style of percussion gets you right inside. Now imagine that sound inside Walt Disney Concert Hall. We're already getting the excited shivers just thinking about it. Sunday, February 8, 7:30PM. 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles
Plus: Fake Radio opens its 2009 season with a rousing, politically themed show (how very timely); and, of course, you might invite a few friends over and put a few cold ones out as a little telecast called the Grammys rolls. Oh, unless you're nominated, then best wishes!