The Dirty Show The curtains are pulled back on the world of underground erotica as “The Dirty Show” comes to town. Merging highbrow erotic art and popular peep show, the exhibition features rooms curated by L.A.'s Lenora Claire, as well as a pop-up version of Rick Castro’s Antebellum Gallery. City Center Hotel, 1135 W. 7th St. 8-11 p.m. (213) 627-2581. citycenterhotellosangeles.com.
Los Angeles Greek Film Festival This year the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, a celebration of Greek filmmakers from across the globe, zeroes in on the work of a daring new wave of Greek cinema. Catch a selection of boundary-breaking films, including “Pyramids of Athens,” “Marios and the Raven” and “Pelican’s Watch.” Laemmle’s Sunset 5, 8000 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. Through Sun. $12 for many screenings, more for special events. (310) 478-3836. lagff.org
Playboy Jazz Festival An eclectic rite of spring at the Hollywood Bowl, the 33rd Playboy Jazz Festival offers its signature mix of established and up-and-coming jazz talent paired with flourishes from the worlds of pop, world music and funk. Among the top picks for what should be a rollicking weekend include rising star on trumpet Ambrose Akinmusire, New Orleans’ Terence Blanchard teamed with the Roots, Buddy Guy and much more. 2301 N. Highland Ave., L.A. 3 p.m. Through Sun. $20-$150. (310) 450-1173; https://www.playboyjazzfestival.com
R. Kelly Some of us love the lusty, batty R. Kelly, whose come-ons could make Prince blush. But his latest album, “Love Letter,” isn’t that record. Instead, it’s steeped in vintage Stax and Motown. “When a Woman Loves” gracefully nods to Otis Redding’s “I’ve Got Dreams to Remember” while giving Kelly a smoky, tempered backdrop to tap decades of undeserving-man ballads. Wait for the pleading a cappella bridge, which goes on three times as long as it needs to — and it scorches. Nokia Theatre, 777 Chick Hearn Court, L.A. 7 p.m. Through Sun. $49.50-$119.50. nokiatheatre.com.
L.A. WineFest The L.A. WineFest takes the laudable impulse toward drinking lots of wine and tries to wring some education out of it. Geared toward consumers looking to broaden their palates, the fest will showcase a variety of wines, artisanal beers and spirits alongside panels and discussions to help demystify the culture of good booze. Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave., L.A. Through Sun., various times. $75 per day. https://www.lawinefest.com
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