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.
Baby, the musical, Theatre Palisades, 941 Temescal Canyon Road, Pacific Palisades, through July 31, (310) 454-1970.
Beyond Therapy, Christopher Durang’s masterpiece. Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Dr., near Santa Monica Airport, Fridays and Saturdays at 8, Sundays at 5. (310) 397-3244
Ecstasy and the Ice Queen, A Los Angeles Premiere, will run Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 7pm thru July 17. 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, Pacific Resident Theatre, written by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Boulevard, (310) 822-8392.
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.
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.
Two Gentlemen of Corona, will continue for six weeks, through July 21, ticket prices are $20 for all performances ($18 Student/Senior discount). Opening Night Gala – $50. Groups of 10 or more are $15. 522 North La Brea Ave., between Melrose and Beverly 323/525-0022 or visit www.wcensemble.org.
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.
Thursday, June 30
Middle Eastern Dance with Layali Al Saif (Summer Night), through July 2 at 8:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 & 7:30 p.m., Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th Street, $20, (310) 315-1459.
Rogue Wave ‘05 – Nineteen Artists from Los Angeles – First and Second Floor Galleries, an exhibition of work by nineteen artists that sets out to capture the spirit and vitality of the new art currently being made in Los Angeles, through September 3, LA Louver, 45 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, (310) 822-4955.
Friday, July 1
Films for Peace presents “Rush to War,” mapping the course of war in the Middle East, donation $5, 7 p.m., Velocity Café, 2127 Lincoln Blvd., (310)452-9681.
Saturday, July 2
Alice and the Wonderful Tea Party, as part of the special family theater summer series, Santa Monica Playhouse, through July 10, 1211 4th Street, (310) 394-9779.
Tom Lieber’s Paintings, and Julius Shulman’s “Death Valley,” Craig Krull Gallery, through August 6, Bergamot Station, (310) 828-6410.
Collected Recordings, an exhibition of sex artists who work is derived from recordings, collections, and accumulations of those basic parts of life easily unnoticed or disregarded, d.e.n. Contemporary Art, 6023 Washington Blvd., through August 20, (310) 559-3023.
Feet Speak, the LA-based ensemble demonstrate the communicative power of tap, Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood, (323) 461-3673.
Fashion, a comedy of manners from 1845, with live music and songs of the era. Geer, The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga,
through October 2, (310) 455-3723 or www.theatricum.com.
Monday, July 4
Enjoy Fourth of July with Fishes, live music and B-B-Q, witness nocturnal behaviors of fish at night, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m., menu served 4 – 8:30 p.m., Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, $18.95 adult, $14.95 senior, for children, $10.95, (562) 590-3100.
Tuesday, July 5
Hidden Compartments: A Revealing Look Inside French Furniture, a curator’s gallery talk, The 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Getty Center, Getty Center Drive, (310) 440-7300.
Wednesday, July 6
7 Dudley Cinema will screen JFK II – The Bush Connection (2005, 73 minutes) at 10:30 p.m., Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., Venice. Free admission. (310) 306-7330 81X.com/7dudley/cinema.