COMICS GALORE YUK IT UP: When a stellar outfit like Showtime is capturing comedy for a later airing, expect the line-up to be solid. So no surprise that the two-day Laugh Out Loud Festival at El Rey (in its second day on Monday, January 19) boasts big names: the hilarious Russell Peters, not to mention Mr. Pauly "The Weasel" Shore and funny Edwin San Juan. El Rey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.
YOU, DOING THE TANGO? Well, why not? January's more than half over, so you've already lost those first five pounds... Wait, the whole weight loss thing is slow-going, right? A dance class is the easy way to get the wiggle walking. Not too much sweating, plenty of sexy. Start with beginner tango, and see what happens... Monday, January 19, 8:30-10PM. Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Avenue, Venice. 310-306-1854
WINE GUERRILLA ZINFANDEL TASTING: Mmm, zinfandel. So spicy. We don't want to hurt the other wines feelings -- cab, chard, we dig ya -- but zin always seems to be the zingiest thing on the shelf. Sample that zing at a special night devoted to a variety of labels. Monday, January 19, 7PM. $20. BottleRock, 3847 Main Street, Culver City. 310-836-9463