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Capture Now, written and performed by Josh Jonas. Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Drive, near Santa Monica Airport, Fridays at 8, Sundays at 5. ADMISSION: $20. Students and seniors, $15. (310) 397-3244.

Counting for Thunder, through February 11 & 12, 8 p.m., Edgemar Center

for the Arts, 2437 Main St., (310) 392-7327.

The Dining Room, by A.R. Gurney, Theatre Palisades Pierson Playhouse,

941 Temescal Canyon Road, at Haverford Ave., through February 6, (310)


Happy End, Written by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Pacific Resident

Theatre, 703 Venice Boulevard, Venice, through Sunday March 27, (310)


The Ladies of the Camellias – Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and

Sundays at 2:00pm and 7pm. The Colony Theater, 555 N. Third Street,

(818) 558-7110. Ticket prices range from $26.00 – $36.00 (student and

senior discounts are available). (818) 558-7000.

Letting Go of God, will continue through Sunday, February 20 at the

Hudson Backstage Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd in Hollywood.

Performances are Friday evenings at 8:00pm; Saturdays at 3:00pm and

8:00pm and Sundays at 3:00pm. Student and senior discounts available.

For ticket reservations, please call 323/960-4420. Please visit www.juliasweeney.com.

*Matt and Ben, the story of two very lucky guys, played by two very

lucky girls, Acme Comedy Theater, 135 N. La Brea Ave., Hollywood,

$27.50, (866) 811-4111, www.MattandBen.com.

Puppetolio, a puppet variety show for ages 3 and up, Santa Monica

Puppet and Magic Center, 1255 2nd St., runs indefinitely, (310)


The Sunshine Boys, by Neil Simon, Kentwood Players, through February

19, 8301 Hindry Ave., (310) 645-5156.

Wednesday Night Comedy Show, Bitter Red Head Bar, 2101 Lincoln Blvd.,

7 p.m., (310) 450-6776.

Thursday, February 3

The Art of Jack Keely, The Art Institute of California – Los Angeles

gallery, 2900 31st Street, 8 p.m., 310-314-6037.

Gaytino, a solo play with music starring Dan Guerrero, Mariachi to

Merman, Sondheim to Cesar Chavez, Highways Performance Space, through

February 5, 8:30 p.m., 1651 18th Street, $18, (310) 315-1459.

Perspective, a double billed evening of dance and revolution, by Mita

Ghosal and Ana Maria Alvarez, also February 4th and 5th, 126 Kinross

Ave., 11000 Kinross Ave., (310) 923-3305.

Pilobolus Dance Theatre, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University,

24255 Pacific Coast Highway, 8 p.m., $45, (310) 506-4522.

The Tibetan Photo Project, offering young readers the first collection

of photos taken by Tibetans living in Exile, images of the Dalai Lama,

through April 29, 5:30 p.m., Antioch University, 400 Corporate Pointe,

Culver City, (805) 962-8179.

Friday, February 4

A Year on Mars – a look at what scientists have learned from the

roving robots Spirit and Opportunity that have been on the Red Planet

the past year, John Drescher Planetarium, which features the

state-of-the-art Digistar projection system. Second floor of Drescher

Hall, 1900 Pico Blvd. $5 each or $9 for the “double bill,” with

discounts for children and senior citizens. For information, call

(310) 434-4223 or (310) 434-3000.

An Evening on the Brink, $20, $15, 8 p.m., through February 26, an

evening of short plays, Electric Lodge Theatre, 1416 Electric Ave. in

Venice, (310) 306-1854.

Bold Abstraction, features paintings by artists Laura Baltzell, Jane

Burns & Joseph Litzinger, opening reception, 4 – 6 p.m., through March

2, Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station, (310) 453-5757.

Films for Peace screens “Arlington West,” Velocity Café, 7 p.m., 2127

Lincoln Blvd, at Pacific Street.

Radical Cuts, two nights of film and video, curated by Madam H and

Maile Colbert, 8 p.m., also Saturday, 7 p.m., Crazy Space, 18th Street

Art Center, 1629 18th Street, #2, (310) 829-9789.

Saturday, February 5

Small Steps Cinema – Giant Leaps for Man, Small Steps for Mankind,

also Feb. 6th, The Powerhouse Theater, 3116 2nd St, Santa Monica

between Rose & Marine. For more info check out our website at www.powerhousetheatre.com or call 310-396-3680.

The Night of the Black Cat, featuring special guest George Clinton, a

fun-filled musical night themed after the opening of the French

Cabaret, “Le Chat Noir,” in Paris, ’81, Edgemar Center for the Arts,

through March 26, 2437 Main Street, $22.50, (310) 392-7327.

Roar of the Crowd, a play about Fatty Arbuckle, through March 12,

Theatre 40, 241 Moreno Drive, (310) 364-0535.

Wednesday, February 9

Bergamot Books & MESS (Media Ecology Super Sessions) presents Robert,

7:30 p.m. Bergamot Station, Building G-5B, 2525 Michigan Ave, (310)

453-5768. Free admission. Free parking.

Jeffrey O’Connell’s “Recent Work,” new paintings, through March 12,

First Independent Gallery (FIG), Bergamot Station, (310) 829-0345.

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