Culture 13 January 2012 The Friday Arts Diary Our cultural picks for the week ahead. Print HTML Art Gagosian Britannia St, London WC1, Damien Hirst: The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011 13 January - 18 February In anticipation of Hirst's major show at Tate Modern in April, 11 galleries around the world are displaying Hirst's famous spot paintings. This London exhibition boasts more than 100 pieces, ranging from a tiny semi circle to a 40ft-wide epic with 1,600 coloured discs. Comedy Soho Theatre, London W1, Jimmy Carr - Gagging Order: Work in Progress 13 January - 14 JanuaryThe witty 8 Out Of 10 Cats host is practising material for his upcoming tour. In his own words, it might be good, might be shit. Dance Peacock Theatre, London WC2, Nierka 14 January - 16 JanuaryThis multidisciplinary performance brings together music, video, puppetry, lighting and dance to highlight the journey from lost youth to enlightenment. The show's creator is British/Mexican artist Tupac Martir, who is best known for working on fashion and music campaigns for the likes of Vivienne Westwood and MTV. Theatre The Pit Barbican Centre, London EC2 17, Translunar Paradise January - 21 JanuaryPresented in association with London International Mime Festival, Translunar Paradise is a story about life, death and enduring love as an elderly man struggles to come to terms with the death of his wife. This superb piece of mask and movement theatre was a hit at last year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Music Royal Opera House, London WC2, La Traviata 17 JanuaryRichard Eyre's production of Verdi's tragic love story returns to the Royal Opera House with Renée Fleming as Violetta and Joseph Calleja as Alfredo. The opera recounts the tensions the doomed lovers encounter as they break social conventions. Antonio Pappano, Music Director at the ROH, conducts. › Cameron hints that child benefit cut could be eased Subscribe More Related articles The New Statesman's Fundamenta-list: the zeitgeist, then and now How Jo Brand found comedy in the world's most thankless job: social work Why is Britain falling out of love with Valentine’s Day?