Since it opened last year, the Conga Room has enlivened the city's music scene with the best in Latin dance and jazz bands. To celebrate its first anniversary, the Conga brings in timbale maestro Tito Puente, the ageless mambo king, for two nights of salsa, cha-cha and other spirited sounds.
* Tito Puente, Conga Room, 5364 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. $35 to $100. Also Friday. (323) 938-1696. also Sunday with Grammy all-American High school Band at the Jazz Bakery, 3233 ZHelms Ave., Culver City. (310) 271-9039.
Loretta Devine and Vickilyn Reynolds reprise their New York roles in L.A. Theatre Works' live radio theater production of George C. Wolfe's comic take on race in America, "The Colored Museum." Charlie Robinson also performs.
* "The Colored Museum," Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Also Friday, 8 p.m. Sunday at 4 and 7:30 p.m. $28 to $32. "Kids' Week at the Theatre" offer: two free tickets for children under age 18 with purchase of one adult ticket for both Sunday shows. (310) 827-0889.