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Anna in the Tropics, a segment 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.

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

Baby, the musical, Theatre Palisades, 941 Temescal Canyon Road, Pacific Palisades, through July 31, (310) 454-1970.

Beyond Therapy, Christopher Durang’s masterwork, Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Dr., near Santa Monica Airport, Fridays and Saturdays 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, 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.

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

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.

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

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).

Nigel Waymouth’s “Art in Heaven,” Keller & Greene, through July 9, 158 N. LaBrea Ave., (323) 525-1576.

Friday, June 17

The First Annual deviantART Summit featuring appearances by Union Entertainment’s Sean O’ Keefe, Marvel Comics’ Mark Brooks, & Celebrity Photographer Chris Weeks, also June 18. More details at The Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd.

Films for Peace presents “Chavez, Venezuela and the New Latin America, 7 p.m., Velocity Café, 2127 Lincoln Blvd, at Pacific St. in Santa Monica (3 blocks South of Pico Blvd.). or call Mona at 310-452-9681. Donation: $5.

Tom Dudzicka’s “Over the Tavern” at the Playhouse Studio Theatre, through July 23, Long Beach Playhouse Studio Theatre

5021 East Anaheim Street, (562) 494-1014.

Annie Sprinkle in two performances, “The Art of Capturing the Orgasm,” 8:30 p.m., and “An Intimate Evening of Life and Love as Art” on Saturday, June 18, Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th Street, $18, (310) 315-1459.

Saturday, June 18

The Asian Poster, through July 23, opening reception from 6 to 9 P.M. The recent Asian graphic design explosion fueled by China’s boom economy, along with the independence of Hong Kong, like Colan Ho, Benny Au, Huang Yang, and the Luo Brothers. Track 16 Gallery, Bergamot Station, or refer to gallery website at

How I Learned to Drive, presented by Vox Humana, the Pulitzer-prize winning play comes to the Century City Playhouse, 10508 W. Pico Blvd., through July 10, (323) 769-5794.

Sand in Your Pants, an exhibit of photographs, paintings, assemblages inspired by the local scenery, Blue Seven Gallery, through July 23, 3129 Pico Blvd., (310) 449-1444.

Triumph of Terror, Exhibit of Paintings, at Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Drive at Santa Monica Airport. Through July 30. Shows are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 5 p.m. Sundays. (310) 397-3244 or go to

Prints by the Masters, lithographs, linocuts, serigraphs and etchings by various artists, M. Hanks Gallery, 3008 Main Street, through August 20, (310) 392-8820.

Sunday, June 19

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, directed by Ken Hughes, in honor of Father’s Day, Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Avenue in Santa Monica at 14th Street 323.466.FILM |

Tuesday, June 21

David Lyle, new paintings, and Erika Kohr, Portland glass artist, and Josh Dorman’s mixed-media paintings, George Billis Gallery, 2716 S. La Cienega Blvd., through July 30, (310) 838-3685.

Wednesday, June 22

Anne M. Bray’s “From the Garden,” The Artists’ Gallery, 2903 Santa Monica Blvd., through July 16, (310) 829-9556.

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