We live in absurd times. Faced with increasingly dire political and social circumstances, sometime the only thing you can do is laugh. This week, di Rosa gallery presents ‘Tongue-in-Cheek,’ an exhibit that shows a variety of artists who use humor to express themselves. Favoring laughter as a critical tool, these works include paintings, sculpture, video and even performance art from a new generation of largely Bay Area–based artists like Tammy Rae Carland of the California College of the Arts and Bessma Khalaf, born in Iraq and now living in Oakland. “Tongue-in-Cheek” opens with a reception on Saturday, May 9, and runs through July 19 at di Rosa, 5200 Sonoma Hwy., Napa. 6pm. 707.226.5991.