Sexual cinema: Film director Pedro Almodovar has entertained and even enraged people for years with his depiction of modern morality and confused sexual roles, from the seminal "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" to this year's hit, "All About My Mother." American Cinamateque presents a tribute to the director and a survey of new films from Spain starting Feb. 24.

Taxi stand: August Wilson's production of "Jitney" opens at the Mark Taper Forum on Feb. 3, and runs through March 19. Set in 1977 at a gypsy cab company in Pittsburgh, the play focuses on a man losing his business and preparing to face his estranged son who's been in prison for 20 years.

Mellow out: Poncho Sanchez brings his mellow tones of Afro-Cuban jazz to the Conga Room on Feb. 24. A native Angeleno, Sanchez learned his craft at jam sessions in Griffith Park during his youth and is now a popular fixture on the local music scene.

Get the picture: Angeleno photographer Robert Heinecken begins a major retrospective spanning 35 years at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art beginning on Feb. 13 and running through April 24. Heinecken is known for combining a pastiche of magazine images and discarded negatives to create original photographic collages.

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