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Beyond Therapy, Christopher Durang’s masterpiece.  Through June 25. Ruskin Group Theater, 3000 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica. Through June 25. 310 397 3244


Bunny, Bunny: Gilda Radner, a Sort of Romantic Comedy, by Alan Zweibel, The Complex, 6476 Santa Monica Blvd. Plays subsequent Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.  The show closes Sunday, May 22.   $15.00 and all proceeds go to Gilda’s Club Western New York.  (323) 845-9569. 


Company, performed by the Kentwood Players, Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester, through June 18, (310) 837-3609.


Don’t Dress for Dinner, a farce by Marc Camoletti, adapted by Robin Hawdon, Long Beach Playhouse Mainstage Theatre, 5021 East Anaheim Street, through May 28, (562) 494-1014.


Happy End, Pacific Resident Theatre, written by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Boulevard, (310) 822-8392.


The Night of the Black Cat, Edgemar Center for The Arts, through May 21, 2437 Main Street, $22.50 for general admission and $18.50 for students, (310) 392-7327 or go to www.edgemarcenter.org


Puppetolio, a puppet variety show for ages 3 and up, Santa Monica Puppet and Magic Center, 1255 2nd St., runs indefinitely, (310) 656-0483.


Shirley Valentine, Long Beach Playhouse Studio Theatre, 5021 East Anaheim Street, through June 11.  Sunday matinees are at 2pm and regular Friday and Saturday evening performances are at 8pm.  Ticket Prices are $20.00. $18.00 for seniors and students.  $10 Student Rush tickets available 10 minutes prior to performance. (562) 494-1014.


UGLy: A story of unconditional love and how it masks a multitude of sins, through May 21, Main Stage at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, (310) 960-7735.


Thursday, May 19


Behind the Lines: Powerful and Revealing American Foreign War Letters and One Man’s Search to Find Them, Museum of Tolerance, 9786 W. Pico Blvd., 7 p.m., (310) 553-9036.


Cybele Rowe and Jimmy O’Neal – new paintings, sculpture and mixed media, The Lowe Gallery, through June 19, 2034 Broadway, (310) 449-0184.


Moments, photographs by Lyndie Benson, Edgemar Center for the Arts, a non profit theater and art gallery complex, 2437 Main Street, (310) 576-7517.


More Photos from the Archives, celebrating 16th birthday of the gallery, Highways Gallery, 18th Street Arts Center, through June 30, 1639 18th Street, (310) 453-1755.


Per Kirkeby: Paintings 2004 – 2005 and Tony Berlant’s Night Bloom, LA Louver Gallery, through June 18, 45 N. Venice Blvd., (310) 822-4955.


Thrift Store Movies, in collaboration with the UCLA Department of Art and Echo Park Film Center, the Hammer Museum presents Thrift Store Movies, a selection of salvaged cinematic treasures, organized by Allen Ruppersberg, Doug Harvey, and Jim Shaw and presented on one night only in the Museum’s Gallery 6, 7 p.m., Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd., (310) 443-7000.


Friday, May 20


Amber Waves. New schemes by painter Mark X Farina and photographer Paul Hadley. Sponto Gallery 7 Dudley Ave., through June 1, (310) 625-3575.


Selected  Shorts presents “The Love Story Weekend” – hear tales of singles, married couples, and breakups, makeups, and shakeups, read by Kate Burton, Alec Baldwin and other actors, presented by New York’s Symphony Space and the Getty, tickets ($20; students/seniors, $15), also Saturday, the Getty Center, 8 p.m., (310) 440-7300.

Saturday, May 21


Susan Bennerstrom, Threshold, new paintings inspired by the artist’s residency in Ireland. Opening reception for the artist, 4 to 7 p.m. Terrence Rogers Fine Art, 1231 Fifth Street, Santa Monica.


ArtsDay LA, the second annual free celebration of arts education, to feature 32 free panels and minilectures by more than 50 professional artists, designers, and writers on a wide variety of subjects, UCLA campus at the Court of Sciences, for more info, call (310) 267-4888.


Buster Keaton’s “The Rough House,” “The Playhouse” and “Sherlock, Jr., UCLA Film and Television Archive, James Bridges Theatre, 7:30 p.m., (310) 206-FILM.


Homeland Security, with satirist Roy Zimmerman, Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., 8 p.m., $12/$15, (310) 552-2007.


The Sight Unseen Theatre Group Presents “2005 Summer Theatre Festival” at The Black Box Theatre

12420 Santa Monica Blvd. Also Sunday, May 22, (877) 9-UNSEEN or visit www.sightunseentheatre.com.


Ecstasy and the Ice Queen, A Los Angeles Premiere, will run Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 7pm thru July 17, 2005.   No performance July 2nd or July 3rd.  The Promenade Playhouse is located at 1404 3rd Street Promenade, through June 26.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling the box office directly at (323) 960-7846.  There is street parking available near the theater.


One-Hundred-Sixty-One-Year Exposure/One Hundred Twenty-fifth of a Second Exhibition by Nicholas Lowie and Sheridan Lowrey, through June 11, Track 16 Gallery, Bergamot Station, through June 11, (310) 264-4678.


Aaron McGruder appears at Every Picture Tells A Story… is located at 1311 Montana  Avenue in Santa Monica.  Phone is (310) 451-2700. Gallery hours are Mon-Sat, 10 AM-6 PM and Sunday, 11 AM-5 PM.


Sunday, May 22


Stories on Sunday by BookPALS, with actor Barton Caplan, who will tell stories related to the monthly themes of “Melodious Music,” The Skirball Cultural Center, 1:15 – 1:45 p.m., (310) 440-4636.


Wednesday, May 25


Arleen G. Hendler & Yda Ziment’s “Paintings,” FIG, Bergamot Station, G6, (310) 829-0345.

 Debbie Betts, “It’s All About the Bike,” Lois York’s “To Market, To Market,” in the West gallery, and Sue Keane’s “New Work in Clay” in the East gallery, The Artists Gallery, through June 18, (310) 829-9556.

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