What you may not know about Wayne White: (1) He designed the iconic meta-cartoon sets of avant-garde TV kids show Pee-wee's Playhouse; (2) He art-directed Peter Gabriel's music video “Big Time,” ubiquitous in MTV's 1980s rotation; (3) he's now a fine-art painter. On canvas, White paints 3-D-esque letters over landscape lithographs, with phrases like “Dick Jokes From Sherman Oaks” laid atop autumn forestscapes. On stage, he plays harmonica and banjo. With his autobiographical stage show You're Supposed to Act All Impressed, the erstwhile puppeteer begins a four-week residency at Largo, in a continuing attempt to bring humor to the art world. Good luck!

Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Starts: Feb. 1. Continues through Feb. 28, 2011

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