ADELE: Is it okay to be a little bit infatuated with a singer's voice? We've been singing the praises about Adele's singing for some time now, but we know we're not alone; the also-infatuated fan club for this gifted British songstress, who lends such torch-y inflection and deepness to every sad and sweet tune she takes on, grows by the day. Friday, January 30, 8PM. The Wiltern, 3780 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles. 213-380-5005
WEST FEST 2009 KICKS OFF: Applaud new works galore at Theatre West (billed as "LA's Oldest Continually Operating Theatre Company" -- certainly nothing to sneeze at), and find some new directors/actors/playwrights to follow. Week one includes the intriguingly titled "Bodice Rippers"... January 30-March 1. Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Boulevard West, Los Angeles. 323-851-7977
IT'S THE FINAL FRIDAY OF THE MONTH: Which means sample sales of all sorts at the New Mart. A good chunk of the showrooms are joining in (think posh jeans to fancy frocks), so peruse the list before you head downtown. Or don't, and just be surprised with what you discover once you arrive. Friday, January 30, 9AM-3PM (give or take). 127 E. Ninth Street, Los Angeles.