Beyond Therapy, Christopher Durang’s classic comedy. Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Dr., 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, 1404 Third Street Promenade. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling the box office directly at (323) 960-7846.
Happy End, 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. Ticket Prices are $20.00. $18.00 for seniors and students. $10 Student Rush tickets available 10 minutes prior to performance. (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).
Thursday, June 9
SMC Emeritus College Juried Student Show, “Natural Impressions.” A reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23 in the gallery, located on the first floor of Emeritus College, 1227 Second St. in downtown Santa Monica, through August 19. Parking is available next door in Santa Monica Public Parking Structure No. 2. Emeritus College is SMC’s widely praised program, founded 30 years ago, that serves about 3,500 older adults with 150 classes and special programs. (310) 434-4306 or visit www.smc.edu/emeritus.
Friday, June 10
Baby, the musical, Theatre Palisades, 941 Temescal Canyon Road, Pacific Palisades, through July 31, (310) 454-1970.
Celebration of the Contemporary Crafts Market, The Santa Monica Civic Audtorium, 1855 Main Street (at the corner of Pico Blvd.) showcasing the functional and decorative arts. The show includes a broad range of crafts, from precious jewelry and blown glass to thrown ceramics and furniture. Also featured in the Crafts Market are fiber arts; sculptures; prints and photographs; furniture accessories; basketry and gourd art works; hand-casted and sculpted jewelry and much more, through Sunday. (310) 285-3655.
Pecker Patter, the Penis Must Be Heard! Giving voice to the penis (once it gets talking, will ever shut up?), through July 24, The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, (323) 960-1053.
Physics of the Flesh, Anatomy of the Soul, a night of performance, music and installation, 8:30 p.m., Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th Street, $15/$10. (310) 315-1459.
Saturday, June 11
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, the most magical outdoor setting in Topanga, becomes the enchanted woods of Athens in this second offering of the Theatricum’s repertory season. 8 p.m., through September 24, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.
(310) 455-3723 or www.theatricum.com.
Songs of Love and Laughter, two nights only, also Sunday, June 12, curtain 7:30 p.m. $10. Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage 1211 Fourth Street (between Wilshire & Arizona), (310) 394-9779 ext. 1.
Roger Herman’s “Pots,” Jill Bonovitz’ “Penetrable Vessels,” Santa Monica Museum of Art, through August 13, Bergamot Station, G1, 2525 Michigan Avenue. SMMoA is open Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed Sunday, Monday, and all legal holidays. For further information about exhibitions and educational programming, please call 310 586-6488 or visit www.smmoa.org.
Wayne Healy and Linda Vallejo, new work, Patricia Correia Gallery, Bergamot Station, through July 30, (310) 264-1760.
Sunday, June 12
Towne Street Theatre, L.A.’s Premiere African-American Theatre Company, presents a staged reading of Very Strange Fruit by Mark V. Jones, the story of one’s family’s struggle to fight an oppressor in the mid 60’s Alabama. Free: RSVP at 213 624-4796. 3 to 5 p.m., William Grant Still Arts Center, 2520 Westview Street.
Santa Monica Music & Film Festival, Church in Ocean Park, bands, performers, political satire, dancers, hoopers, etc. 235 Hill St. at 2nd St., 2 – 11 p.m., (310) 470-4557.
Tuesday, June 14
I Am My Own Wife, at the Geffen Playhouse, Wadsworth Theatre, located at 11301 Wilshire Boulevard, building 226, on the grounds of the Veterans Administration in Brentwood. The performance schedule is as follows: Tuesdays—Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.; Fridays at 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.; and Sundays at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. Through July 10. (310) 208-5454, www.geffenplayhouse.com.
Wednesday, June 15
Anna in the Tropics, as part of the L. A Theatre Works’ nationally-syndicated radio theater series, The Play’s The Thing, which broadcasts weekly on public and satellite radio, featuring Jimmy Smits, through June 19, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. (310) 827-0889.
Los Angeles Now, with documentarian Phillip Rodriguez, followed by “The Savage Eye,” documentary material through the dark side of 50s urban life, 7 Dudley Cinema, SPONTO Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice, free admission, 8 p.m., (310) 306-7330.