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Beyond Therapy, Christopher Durang’s masterwork. Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Dr., near Santa Monica Airport, Fridays at 8, Sundays at 5. (310) 397-3244


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


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. For tickets, call (323) 960-7846.


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


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.  Tickets, (562) 494-1014.


“Sight Unseen’s 2005 Summer Theatre Festival,” through June 26, The Black Box Theatre, 12420 Santa Monica Blvd., 7:00 p.m., (1-877-986-7336).


“When They Speak of Rita” through August 7.   Thursdays thru Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm.  Pacific Resident Theatre, 705 1/2 Venice Blvd.  Tickets,  (310) 822-8392.   No shows June 2nd – June 5th. 


Thursday, June 2


In Case of Love, Break Glass, a living installation performed and projected on the Emser Tile Building, 8431 Santa Monica Blvd., through June 5, $20, www.collagedancetheatre,org, (818) 784-8669.


Friday, June 3


International Documentary Association Seminar – 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.”The Anatomy of Making A Successful Documentary.” Panelists will share what it took to move  their projects from concept to reality. Ninth Annual Cine Gear Expo, Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, www.cinegearexpo.com.


“Catalyst,” featuring gifted student work. SMC Art Mentor Student Show, through June 17. Opening reception 6 – 8 p.m., at the gallery, located at SMC’s Madison campus on Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th Street. (310) 434-3434.


New Planets & Extending Our Senses, also June 10 and 17. The feature show and guest lecture are at 8 p.m. Each is preceded by “The Night Sky Show” – which re-creates the night sky and provides the latest information on space exploration – at 7 p.m., Drescher Planetarium, 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.


Not About Me, performed by artists of color and queer artists, an evening of new performance and installation, Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th Street, $15, (310) 315-1459.


Radical Cuts: PROJECTionS, recent work from CalArts, Crazy Space, 18th Street Arts Gallery, 1651 18th Streetm (310) 453-1755.


I’m Gonna Kill the President, A Federal Offense, also Saturday, and June 10 & 11, Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th Street, (310) 453-1755.


Saturday, June 4


Aerospace Folktales. Short talk by Allan Sekula, 6 – 6:30 p.m., Christopher Grimes Gallery, 916 Colorado Ave., through July 9, (310) 587-3373.


Batchelder Tile, California Tile – Focus Series, California Heritage Museum, 2612 Main Street. (310) 392-8537.


Histoires d’Eau: Photography by Karine Laval, and Lost: Photography by Rena Bass Forman, MB Fine Art, 612 N. Almont Drive, West Hollywood, through July 6, (310) 550-0050.


Ruth Grace Jervis, The Dream that Gives, Hunsaker/Schlesinger Fine Art, Bergamot Station, through July 9, (310) 828-1133.


201 Knights – a Magic Shadow Show, through June 11, Hamilton Gallery, 1431 Ocean Ave., reception, 6 – 9 p.m., (310) 396-2278,


Atalanta, world premiere of musical based on “Free to be You and Me,” 2 p.m. & 8 p.m., and

Sunday, June 5 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m., Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 2nd Street in Santa Monica, (818) 508-1754.


Sin Uncensored: Hollywood Before the Code, screening Bondage, and Sinners in the Sun, UCLA Film and Television Archive, 7:30 p.m., (310) 206-FILM.


Sunday, June 5


The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum kicks off its 2005 Summer Repertory Season with Othello.  Directed by Ellen Geer, 3 p.m., 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.

Topanga (310) 455-3723 or www.theatricum.com.


The 4th Dance Camera West International Dance Film Festival presents “West Side Story,” with Rita Moreno and the cast of the film, Aero Theatre, 5: 00 p.m., (323) 466-FILM.


Sunday Pickle Brunch, the Hit Comedy Music Show For Kids, through July 10th, Sundays at 11:00 a.m., Two Roads Theatre is located at 4348 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City, $12 for Adults and $8 for Children, (818) 786-3556.


AIA/LA Home Tour of Pacific Palisades, homes open from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., featured architects: Abramson Teiger, Ray Djujlch, Johnston Marklee, and Eva Sobesky, Assoc. AIA, $65 per person, $100 person for a package of 2 tours, will call in front of First Federal Bank, 15136 Sunset Blvd., (213) 639-0777.


Family Yoga, Stretch into Yoga, the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., ages 4 and up with an adult, $9 per child, $6 members, (310) 440-4636.

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