There will be no crying in Argentina (or maybe there will) when the El Capitan plays host to an "Evita" Sing-a-Long. Come dressed as your favorite character and belt out the words to "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" and "You Must Love Me" right along with Madonna, Antonio Banderas and Jonathan Pryce as you watch director Alan Parker's 1996 Golden Globe-winning adaptation of the Tim Rice-Andrew Lloyd Webber stage hit. Don't know the words? No problem--they appear on the screen as if it were a giant karaoke machine. Prizes awarded at each performance for best costume.
* "Evita" Sing-a-Long, El Capitan, 6838 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Fridays-Saturdays, 10 p.m. $5.75 to $9. (323) 467-7674.
From Art Nouveau to Art Deco, from product ads to movie memorabilia, the third annual Southern California International Vintage Poster Fair's "2001: A Poster Odyssey" will have a poster for nearly every collector when it touches down at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium this weekend. Featuring thousands of vintage posters from 35 dealers from around the world, the three-day event will include works documenting everything from world wars to travel destinations as well as "high art" posters by noted artists such as Toulouse-Lautrec.
* "2001: A Poster Odyssey," Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., Santa Monica. Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m; Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday opening, $25 (includes wine and hors d'oeuvres and readmission all weekend); Saturday and Sunday, $10 daily or $15 for both days. (310) 458-8551.
From John Guare ("Six Degrees of Separation") comes "Bosoms and Neglect," his 1970s comedy about what happens to two psychiatric patients when the doctor is out.
* "Bosoms and Neglect," South Coast Repertory, Second Stage, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Tuesdays through Sundays at 7:45 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. $26 to $47. (714) 708-5555.
Famed for her interpretations of Carmen and Dalila, American mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves will make her Orange County Performing Arts Center debut in its "Voices in Song" series. Graves will sing a range of works by Handel, Elgar, Brahms, Falla and African American baritone and songwriter Henry Thacker Burleigh. Warren Jones will be the accompanist.
* Denyce Graves, Orange County Performing Arts Center, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 8 p.m. $35 to $65. (714) 556-2787.
"Smoke on the Mountain," a new musical from the creators of "Radio Gals" and "Oil City Symphony," about a rollicking revival meeting, has its Los Angeles-area premiere.
* "Smoke on the Mountain," La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada. Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m., except no matinee this Saturday, and no evening show this Sunday. Ends Feb. 11. $35. (562) 944-9801.
Jennifer Lopez is "The Wedding Planner," a creator of top-of-the-line San Francisco betrothals who meets her dream man (Matthew McConaughey), only to find that her career doesn't always include smoothly scripted romance. Bridgette Wilson-Sampras and Kathy Najimy co-star in the romantic comedy.
* "The Wedding Planner," rated PG-13 for language and some sexual humor, opens Friday in general release.
R.L. Burnside is 73, but don't look for the Mississippian to settle into blues complacency. The veteran musician is actually one of the genre's free-thinkers, hitching his roots sound to electronica and hip-hop elements and collaborating with such youngsters as alt-rock's Jon Spencer and Beck's sideman DJ Swamp. Burnside travels from the hill country to the L.A. scene to growl and glower for the rock generation.
* R.L. Burnside, the House of Blues, 8430 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 9 p.m. $17. (323) 848-5100.
"Shotgun Freeway: Drives Through Lost L.A.," an idiosyncratic documentary look at L.A.'s past and present, with commentary from James Ellroy, Joan Didion, Buddy Collette, Buck Henry and others, screens at LACMA on a double bill with Jacques Demy's 1969 "The Model Shop." Part of the "California Cultures: The Promised Land" series. LACMA, Bing Theater, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 7:30 p.m. (323) 857-6010.