1. From “Fawlty Towers,” to “Will & Grace,” to “Shrek the Third,” “Monty Python” co-creator John Cleese has had quite the comedy career. See him speak about “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” and see a screening of the film tonight at Campbell Hall. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are just $10 for students.
2. Mark Morris Dance Group is world-renowned for its mastery of modern dance. See them performing at Santa Barbara’s very own Granada Theater on May 20. The show starts at 8 p.m.
3. Laotian poet Bryan Thao Worra is the author of the first full-length Laotian American book of poetry, and has been featured in over 70 other publications from around the world. See him perform his poetry live at the MCC Lounge on May 20 at 5 p.m.
4. Don’t laugh at your camera, but NBC announced this week that former SNL star Jimmy Fallon will succeed Conan O’Brien as the host of “Late Night” next year. Although the exact date of the change has not been announced, NBC has made public its plans to move O’Brien to the “Tonight Show,” where he will take over for Jay Leno.
5. Happy birthday to world-renowned painter and sculptor Jasper Johns, who turns 77 today. See some of the Georgia native’s work in the online version of the Museum of Modern Art’s 1997 Jasper Johns retrospective at http://www.moma.org/exhibitions/1996/johns/.
6. Unfurl your map and bust out your encyclopedic knowledge of American history, as “National Treasure: Book of Secrets” finally comes out on DVD. Catch all the action, adventure and Americana on May 20.