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There are some common mistakes to avoid when dealing with a breakup. Many are far harder to avoid when one of them — reckless drinking — is already in play. That's the premise of the South Korean comedy Daytime Drinking. While drowning his grief in soju (a Korean spirit like vodka or sake), Hyuk-jin is convinced by friends to go on a group jaunt to a festival in a seaside town. They all abandon the idea as drunken talk, and Hyuk-jin finds himself alone at the bus stop of their destination. Bored and stranded, he starts drinking again and makes new acquaintances. Korean social custom for drinking (such as pouring for others and not yourself, which makes it easy for others to continually refill your glass) makes the situation worse. This is not the turbo-charged spectacle of The Hangover (with a tiger, Mike Tyson, Las Vegas, etc.), but its dry comedy is often unpredictable and funny. Tickets $8. — Will Coviello

Daytime Drinking

7:30 p.m. Tue.-Thu.; 4:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 4:30 p.m. Sun.

Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858;