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.
Bent, Performances areFridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm; Sundays at 3:00pm at Deaf West Theatre, 5112 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood, through Sunday, August 14. Ticket prices are $20.00. Tickets are available by calling 323-960-7740 or by visiting www.plays411.com/bent.
Beyond Therapy, Christopher Duraang’s classic. Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Dr., Santa Monica Airport, Fridays and Saturdays at 8, Sundays at 5. (310) 397-3244.
Fashion, a comedy of manners from 1845, live music and songs of the era played, directed by Ellen Geer, The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, through October 2, (310) 455-3723 or www.theatricum.com.
Four Short Plays by Padua Playwrights, Shawna Casey’s “The Aegean Sea,” Sharon Yablon’s “The Party,” Wesley Walker’s “Temple Dog” and Guy Zimmerman’s “The Wasps,” through July 31, Lillian Theatre, 1076 Lillian Way, (323) 692-2652 or [email protected]
Happy End, Pacific Resident Theatre, written by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Boulevard, (310) 822-8392.
The Odd Couple, Long Beach Playhouse Mainstage Theatre, 5021 East Anaheim Street, Long Beach, through August, (562) 494-1014.
Oklahomo! For a run six week run, through Saturday, August 20. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm at the Third Stage, 2811 W. Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank. Ticket prices are $18.00 ($5.00 discount for students, seniors and 4-A union members). Tickets are available by calling 818/842-4755.
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.
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.
Thursday, July 21
The Intern hosts previews, open on Friday, July 22, at 8:00pm and runs through Saturday, August 27. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm at Theatre Tribe, 5267 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. Ticket prices are $20.00 at the door – $15.00 through Theatremania; tickets are available online at www.theatremania.com or call 866-811-4111.
Friday, July 22
Roberto Palazzo: For the Love of Images, reception for the artist: 6 to 10 p.m., Sponto Gallery, 7 Dudley Ave., through July 28, (310)306-7330.
Saturday, July 23
Bead Faire, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Hours are Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $5, valid for both days. (503)252-8300 or [email protected]
Compulsive Repetition: (Re) reading the Object in Space, works by Joe Davidson and Sandra Tucci, and “The Principal object of Faith,” works by Jen Heaslip and Tamar Kardashov, 18th Street Arts Gallery, 1639 18th Street, through September 30, (310) 453-3711.
Venice Intersection[s], opening reception, 7 – 10 p.m., epOxybOx gallery, 602 Venice Blvd., through July 27, (310) 823-4204.
Sunday, July 24
Guided Tour of Los Angeles Labor Murals, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., the Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., (310) 552-2007.