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.
BARK! will continue through Sunday, August 28th at the Coast Playhouse, 8325 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood. The performance schedule is Fridays at 8:00pm; Saturdays at 8:00pm; Sundays at 3:00pm & 7:00pm. Ticket prices are $40.00 for all performances. Tickets are available online at www.tix.com or by calling 800/595-4849. For more information, please visit www.BARKthe musical.com.
Bent, through Sunday, August 21. Performances areFridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm; Sundays at 3:00pm at Deaf West Theatre, 5112 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. Ticket prices are $20.00. Tickets are available by calling 323-960-7740 or by visiting www.plays411.com/bent.
The Birds: A Tail of Ornithic Proportions, McCadden Place Theatre 1157 McCadden Place, Hollywood, through August 28, $20.00. Student discount price: $15.00.
sbenefit for GLAAD – $30.00,(818) 464-3706.
Buddies, through September 11, $25.00 for Fridays and Saturdays; $20, Celebration Theatre, 7051B Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. For Tickets, please call 323/957-1884.
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.
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.
Happy End, Pacific Resident Theatre, written by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Boulevard, (310) 822-8392.
The Intern. Trough Saturday, August 27. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm 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.
Lessons, starring Mare Winningham and Hal Linden, to run through Saturday, August 27. $25.00 for all performances. Groups of 8 or more receive a $3.00 discount. Lee Strasberg Institute’s Marilyn Monroe Theatre, 7936 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood. For Tickets, please call 323-650-7777 or visit www.westcoastjewishtheatre.org.
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). (818) 842-4755.
Puppetolio, a puppet variety show for ages 3 and up, Santa Monica Puppet and Magic Center, 1255 2nd St., runs indefinitely, (310) 656-0483.
The Ride Down Mt. Morgan runs Saturdays at 8 pm, through September 24, The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 North Topanga Canyon Blvd. in Topanga, (310) 455-3723 or visit online at www.theatricum.com.
“When They Speak of Rita” through September 12, 2005. Performances are Thursdays thru Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Pacific Resident Theatre is located at 705 1/2 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA. Tickets are $18-$23.50 and can be purchased by calling the box office directly at (310) 822-8392.
Willy Russell’s Educating Rita, Long Beach Playhouse Studio Theatre, through September 3, 5021 East Anaheim Street, Long Beach. $20.00. $18.00 for seniors and students. $10 Student Rush tickets available 10 minutes prior to performance. (562) 494-1014.
Women, featuring the photographs of John Divola, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Lisette Model and Henry Wessel, Gallery Luisotti, Bergamot Station, through August 20, (310) 453-0043.
Thursday, August 4
7 Redneck Cheerleaders, Lillian Theatre, 1076 Lillian Way (between Vine & Cahuenga, 8PM (Closing Performance), through September 10, $15, (323) 960-7784.
Fornicationally Challenged. Judi Lee Brandwein’s autobiographical comedy. For Mature Audiences. Three Thursday nights, also August 11, $15.00. 1211 Fourth Street (between Wilshire & Arizona, (310) 394-9779 ext. 1 or online at SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com.
Pissarro: Four Generations exhibit at Galerie Michael, 430 N. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, (310) 273-3377.
Friday, August 5
Postmodern Renewal, works by selected SMARTS Artists, 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th Street, through August 26, (310) 453-3711.
The Exonerated, Two Nights Only, $10. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the L.A. Chapter of Death Penalty Focus, Track 16 Gallery, Bergamot Station, (310) 264-4678.
Saturday, August 6
Family Festival, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Museum Courtyard, The Getty Center, (310) 440-7300.
NeWork, by William Attaway and Yves Bodson, Ocean Front Gallery, 801 Ocean Front Walk, #4, Venice, through September, (310) 581-1516.
Monday, August 8
Free Stand-Up Comedy Seminar – The Dean of Comedy, Greg Dean, teaches this free comedy seminar for stand-up comedy hopefuls. Dean has appeared on “Saturday Night Live” and trained comics including Whoopi Goldberg. Free Stand-Up Comedy Seminar, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Santa Monica Playhouse, The Other Space, 1211, 4th St., (310) 285-3799.
Tuesday, August 9
Artist Karen Hansen, acrylics on canvas of “light and lifescapes,” Abbot Kinney Art Gallery, 1301 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, through September 4, (310) 664-9030.
Santa Monica Pier Drive-In Movies Featuring Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox. Admission is FREE but tickets will be required for entry and can be picked up at 1920 Main Street, Suite B, CVB Kiosk at 1400 Ocean Avenue, Visitor’s Center on the 2nd floor of the Santa Monica Place mall. (310) 319-6263. Check www.smff.com or call 458-8900 for additional outlets.