Capture Now, written and performed by Josh Jonas. Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Drive, near Santa Monica Airport, Fridays at 8, Sundays at 5. (310) 397-3244. Happy End, Written by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Boulevard, Venice, through Sunday March 27, (310) 822-8392. 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. Long Beach Playhouse Mainstage Theatre: The Mousetrap, a thriller by Agatha Christie, through April 9, Long Beach Playhouse Mainstage Theatre, 5021 East Anaheim Street, Long Beach. (562) 494-1014. *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. New Work Festival, new play reading fest as part of the New Theatre for Now Events, Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City, through March 27, (213) 972-7376. 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. No Shame-LA in association with the Powerhouse Theatre Company, the third season of No Shame Theatre, at The Powerhouse, located at 3116 2nd Street, Santa Monica (just south of Marine). The show will eun—fittingly—through April 1st, with shows every Friday night (and only Friday nights) at 11:00pm. Tickets are five dollars, and reservations can be made by calling 323-646-0033. Mark Swope’s “Elysian Fields,” and Connie Jenkins’ “Paintings,” Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamot Station, through April 2, (310) 828-6410. Puppetolio, a puppet variety show for ages 3 and up, Santa Monica Puppet and Magic Center, 1255 2nd St., runs indefinitely, (310) 656-0483. Frank Romero and Gilbert “Magu” Lujan’s New Works: Paintings & Sculpture, Patricia Correia Gallery, through April 16, Bergamot Station, (310) 264-1760.
Thursday, March 24 Hold This…Contemporary Objects, Wearable Art and Jewelry Exhibition, Scultpure to Wear, 818 11th Street, through April 24, (310) 260-1957.
Friday, March 25 Harry Shearer screens “To Be or Not to Be,” directed by Ernst Lubitsch, as part of How Great Filmmakers Inspire Great Filmmakers series, 7:30 p.m., Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard, located off the 405 Freeway; Exit Skirball Center Drive, (310) 440-4500. Fancy, an “absurd evening of hilarity and physical comedy,” Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th Street, $15, (310) 315-1459.
Saturday, March 26 Women’s History Month Breakfast, featuring Caprice L. Collins, “Why Women Hold the Keys to Successful Estate Planning,” The Proud Bird, 11022 Aviation Boulevard. Rachel Lachowicz, first solo exhibition, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Bergamot Station, through May 7, (310) 453-7535. License Plate, a one-night-only art exhibition of Michael Kalish’s newest creations, not yet seen by the public, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Second Street Framing, 11708 Barrington Court, (310) 440-8814.
Monday, March 28 Spring Break Workshop, for kids 6 – 14, through April 1, kids will create their own costumes, make-up, characters and props as they put on a play in five days, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth Street, (310) 394-9779. Neal Fox’s one-man multimedia show, “Pigeonholes.” Live performance interacts with video and animation. At the Stella Adler Studio Theatre, 6773 Hollywood Blvd., through April 3 at 8 p.m. with Sat/Sun matinees at 2PM. Free admission. For reservations call (323) 692-1074.
Tuesday, March 29 Arabian Knights, photographs by Wouter Deruytter, Johnny Robertson’s paintings, and Roxa Smith’s new gouache paintings, George Billis Gallery, through May 7, 2716 S. La Cienega Blvd., (310) 838-3687. Baseball Comedy Benefit, a Steroid-Free Comedy Benefit for the Baseball Reliquary, 8:00 p.m. Hollywood Improv, 8162 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles,$25.00 – Reservations (323) 651-2583.
Wednesday, March 30 Flotsam, photographic collages, by Steve Banks, The Artists Gallery, 2903 Santa Monica Blvd., through April 23, (310) 829-9556.