American Klezmer previews, runs through Sunday, March 19 at the Egyptian Arena Theatre, 1625 N. Las Palmas Ave. in Hollywood. And Then There Was None, Long Beach Playhouse Studio Theatre, through March 11, 5021 East Anaheim Street, Long Beach, (562) 494-1014. The Blue Dahlia, stage adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s classic screenplay, thru February 28. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Pacific Resident Theatre is located at 703 Venice Blvd. $20-$27, (310) 822-8392.The Butler Did It, Long Beach Playhouse Mainstage Theatre, through February 11, 5021 East Anaheim Street, Long Beach, (562) 494-1014. (Choose option 1).Dialects of the Heart, with Sharon Lawrence, Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main Street, (310) 392-7327 or www.venicesky.com, through February 26.Deceit, written and directed by Bruce Kimmel, El Portal Theatre, through February 19 5269 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood, (800) 595-4849 or visit www.tix.com. Happy End, Pacific Resident Theatre, written by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Pacific Resident Theatre, 703 Venice Boulevard, (310) 822-8392.The Italian in Me. Written and performed by Dina Morrone, Globe Playhouse1107 N. Kings Road (2 blocks East of La Cienega), West Hollywood, through March 5 at 2 p.m., (323) 960-5521 or www.plays411.com/theitalianJay Johnson: The Two and Only, written and performed by Jay Johnson, West Coast Premiere, through February 19, the Brentwood Theatre Box Office, 11301 Wilshire Blvd. Hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (213) 365-3500, and all Ticketmaster outlets, (310) 479-3636.Jesus’ Kid Brother, kicking off the 2006 Season. International City Theatre, Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 300 East Ocean Blvd. (562) 436-4610 or www.ictlongbeach.org, $32.Julia Sweeney: Letting Go of God, runs through March 28 at the Groundlings Theatre, 7307 Melrose Ave. in Hollywood. Tickets are $20.00. For ticket reservations, please call (323) 934-4747.The Lion in Winter, Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Boulevard West Hollywood, through April 1, (323) 851-7977 or www.theatrewest.org.The Liza and Lorna Show, presented by the Celebration Theatre and the Boofont Sisters, through Saturday, February 25 at Celebration Theatre, 7051B Santa Monica Blvd in Hollywood. 323/957-1884 or visit www.plays411.com/Liza. 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 Shelter, based on Maxim Gorky’s 1902 Russian classic, The Lower Depths, a visiting guest production at the Odyssey Theatre, through March 5, Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., (310) 477-2055.Stone Cold Dead Serious, runs five weeks through Saturday, March 4 at the Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 Second Street, (310) 396-3680 x3 or visit www.latensemble.org. Stuck, $15.00 for all performances. Meta Theatre, 7801 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood. (323) 445-6632 or visit www.metatheatre.org.The Turn of the Screw, runs through March 12. Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Pacific Resident Theatre is located at 705 1/2 Venice Blvd. Tickets are $18-$25 and can be purchased by calling the box office directly at (310) 822-8392.Vagrant, “High Voltage Drama by Guy Zimmerman,” premieres at Electric Lodge.through March 4, 1416 Electric Avenue, (310) 823-0710 or email@example.comOpeningsThursday, February 9Fowler Museum presents a free documentary film series, in conjunction with the exhibition Carnival. To screen on “Adored in Languages I Don’t Understand,” 7 p.m., Fowler Museum of Cultural History, UCLA, (310) 825-4361.Winterfest, an annual festival of new play readings presented by members of the Ensemble Studio Theatre – LA, also February 16, Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., 213) 368-9552.Friday, February 10Meet the Oscars®: The 50 Golden Statuettes. The exhibition is free and open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday on the third level of Hollywood & Highland. (310) 247-3600.Saturday, February 11Ralph Bacerra: A Survey of Recent Work, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Bergamot Station, through March 11. (310) 264-3868.Storytelling with Jon Reed, professional actor and singer, Children’s Book World, 10580 ? Pico Blvd., 10:30 a.m., (310) 559-2665.Clyrhe Alexander s Diaphans, through March 25, Bobbie Greenfield Gallery 2525 Michigan Avenue, B6 (Bergamot Station), 310.264.0640.The Rainbow Fish, National Touring Theatre musical, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., $15, $10, (310) 506-4522.Poetry Reading & Reception, poetry reading by Minx Boren, through March 8, Schomburg Gallery, Bergamot Station, (310) 453-5757.Image Feminine – Featuring: Laurent Dareau, Sharon Shapiro,Daena Title, Jana Charl, Lawrence Asher Gallery, 5820 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 100, through March 11, (323) 935-9100.Sunday, February 12Fools in Love, author Evelyn Duboff’s short fiction stories on the Journey of Love, 2 p.m., Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., (310) 477-2055.Strange Bedfellows: UnValentine’s Day Event, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., 2 p.m., Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring, (310) 552-2007.Monday, February 13 On the Verge or The Georgraphy of Yearning, directed by Chris Mangels, through March 8, Theatre 40, Beverly Hills High School, 241 Moreno Drive, Beverly Hills, (310) 364-0535.Tuesday, February 14John Cleese: Seven Ways to Skin an Ocelot, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 8 p.m., 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, 8 p.m.. (310) 506-4522.Wednesday, February 15No Man’s Land will preview, also Thursday, February 16 at 8:00pm and will open on Friday, February 17 at 8:00pm at the Lost Studio Theatre, 130 S. La Brea Ave. (south of Beverly Blvd.) in Hollywood. (800) 595-4849 or visit www.tix.com.
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