JAY JOHNSON: The Two and Only! The ventriloquist, who starred on the controversial 1970s sitcom Soap with his sidekick Bob, throws his voice onto more characters including “a subversive monkey and a withering tennis ball.” Brentwood Theater, 11301 Wilshire Blvd., Brentwood; Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 & 7 p.m.; thru Feb. 19 (added Tues.-Thurs. perfs, call for info). (213) 365-3500.
THEATER OF NOTE PERFORMANCE MARATHON The 11th-annual all-day, all-night extravaganza, wherein artists perform sets of 10 minutes or less. Note: Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches will be served. Theater of NOTE, 1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hlywd.; Sat., Jan. 21, 2 p.m. “until the wee hours.” (323) 856-8611.
YOUNG NATIVE PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL Readings of short plays by Native American girls. Autry National Center, 4700 Western Heritage Way, L.A.; Sat., Jan. 21, 1-4 p.m.; free. (323) 667-2000, Ext. 354.