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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.


The Dastardly Ficus and Other Comedic Tales of Woe and Misery, through May 15,  Celebration Theatre, 7051B Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.  For Tickets, please call 818-765-8732 Ext. 14.  www.interactla.org.


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.


Japanese Death Poem, by D.T. Arcieri, through May 22, Theatre 40, 241 Moreno Drive, (323) 876-0227.

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 12


Voice Theatre Master Class, Arthur Lessac, a leading  teacher of voice, speech, singing and movement – will give a master class at 7 p.m., Hangar Stage, located at SMC’s Airport Campus, 2800 Airport Ave., 434-4319.


Friday, May 13


Buster Keaton’s “Back Stage,” directed by Fatty Arbuckle, “One Week,” and “Steamboat Bill, Jr.” UCLA Film and Television Archive, James Bridges Theatre, UCLA, 7:30 p.m., (310) 206-FILM.


The MAK Center Artists-and-Architects-in-Residence will offer a program of Final Projects multi-media presentations, Mackey Apartments are located at 1137 South Cochran in the mid-Wilshire district of Los Angeles.  Admission to this event is free.  For further information on this event or other MAK Center for Art & Architecture programs, the public may call (323) 651-1510 or visit www.makcenter.org.


Like No Other Love, an attempt to discover the opposite ends of the circle, Written by Evelyn Rudie, twoo week run, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, through May 21, $15.00, The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth Street (between Wilshire & Arizona), (310) 394-9779 ext. 1 or online at HYPERLINK http://SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com http://SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com.


Radical Cuts: PROJECTionS, recent work from CalArts, Crazy Space, 1651 18th Street, through May 14, (310) 453-1755.


Storytelling with Kathleen Zundell, and her puppet friends, Children’s Book World, 10580 1/2, West Pico Blvd., 11:30 a.m., ages 5 and up, (310) 559-2665.


Westside Ballet salutes the Los Angeles Ballet with special benefit performance, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu , $100, $50 children 12 and under, (213) 365-3500.


Saturday, May 14


Birthday Girl opens at The Promenade Playhouse, 1404 3rd Street Promenade, (310) 656-8070 ext. 10, 8 pm (Wine and Food reception ? hour prior to show), also Sunday, 5 p.m.  $15.00.


Flesh / Dirt / Planets, new paintings by Michael Napper, and Leyla Cardenas’ “Project Room Installation, d.e.n., 6023 Washington Blvd., through June 25, (310) 559-3023.


For the Love of Toby, first solo exhibition by Billy Shire Fine Arts, 5790 Washington Blvd., Culver City, through June 18, (310) 927-5965.


Chie Fueki’s first solo exhibition, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, through June 18, opening reception, 5 – 7 p.m., Bergamot Station, (310) 453-7535.


Landscape in Flux, photographs of Bernd and Hilla Becher, Joachim Brohm, Heinrich Riebesehl, Wilhelm Schurmann and Michael Schmidt, Gallery Luisotti, Bergamot Station, through July 2, (310) 453-0043.


Tao of Magic, acrylic based paintings by Mirna Salamanques, Bolivar Café & Gallery, 1741 Ocean Park Blvd., 7:30 – 10 p.m., (310) 581-2344.


Sunday, May 15


Synapse Dance Theater’s “New Works,” by current students and alumni at 7 p.m. Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th Strett, (310) 315 1459.


Tuesday, May 17


Annual Student Art Show, through June 3, the college’s Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery and the SMC Photography Gallery. Opening reception, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 20. Madison campus, Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th Street. The Photo Gallery is on the second floor of Drescher Hall on SMC’s main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd. 310) 434-4289.

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