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American Klezmer 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, a 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, 703 Venice Blvd. $20-$27, (310) 822-8392.  Dialects of the Heart, Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main Street, (310) 392-7327 or www.venicesky.com, through February 26.Enchanted Lunchtime Theatre, from 11:30am to 1:00pm, through June 7, 2006. All craft materials plus a magical (and delicious) lunchtime meal are included in the $19.50 ticket price. Parents are free (lunch, too), and must participate throughout the 90-minute journey. (310) 394-9779, ext 2 or visit SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com.Fornicationally Challenged, through April 2, 2006 at the Hudson Guild Theatre located at 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. Tickets are $20 or $15 on Sundays and can be reserved ahead by calling 323-960-7721 or online at www.plays411.com/challenged.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/theitalianJesus’ 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, will perform through March 28 at the Groundlings Theatre, 7307 Melrose Ave. in Hollywood. Tickets are $20.00. For ticket reservations, please call (323) 934-4747.Hamlet – Stella Adler Theatre, 6773 Hollywood Blvd. (east of Highland); $2.00 validated parking at Hollywood & Highland, through Sunday, March 19. (323) 464-8871.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. Love Bites Vols. III & IV, through March 17, Elephant Theatre, 6320 Santa Monica Blvd. (323) 960-7822.Puppetolio, a puppet variety show for ages 3 and up, Santa Monica Puppet and Magic Center, 1255 2nd St., runs indefinitely, (310) 656-0483.Send Me No Flowers, Long Beach Playhouse Mainstage Theatre, 5021 East Anaheim Street, through March 25, (562) 494-1014. 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.The Sleeper, ticket Prices: $20 to $59, through March 19, Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, (949) 497-ARTS.Stone Cold Dead Serious, will perform for five weeks through Saturday, March 4 at the Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 Second Street, (310) 396-3680 x3 or visit www.latensemble.org.  The Turn of the Screw, runs through March 12, 2006. 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. Electric Lodge, through March 4, 1416 Electric Avenue, (310) 823-0710  or reservations@paduaplaywrights.netOpenings Thursday, February 23A Rose by Any Other Name…(Rosa de dos Aromas), written by Mexico’s premiere playwright, Emilio Carballido, Frida Kahlo, 2332 W. Fourth Street, through April 2, in English and Spanish, (212) 382-8133.Don’t Try, an adaptation of the works of Charles Bukowski, previews, will open on Friday, February 24, 2006 and will run through Sunday, March 26, Lillian Theatre, 1076 Lillian Way in Hollywood. $25.Saturday, February 25Alison Saar “coup.” Reception for the artist, 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, February 25. Through March 25. Another 30th anniversary exhibitiom. L.A. Louver, 45 North Venice Boulevard,Venice, 310.822.4955, www.lalouver.comHours: Tues – Sat, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.Hammer Conversation presented in conjunction with Masters of American Comics with artist Chris Ware and architectural historian Tim Sameulson. Ware’s graphic novels, sketches, and printed pages are featured in the second half of the exhibition at MOCA. Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. (310) 443-7000.Remaining Light, the U.S. debut solo exhibition of new paintings by Amanda Sefton Hogg, and Amanda Tan’s Hedgerow, project room installations, d.e.n. contemporary, 6023 Washington Blvd., Culver City, through April 8, (310) 559-3023.The Likeness, a group exhibition featuring eleven California artists working with “metaphorical imagery to expose and question what lies beyond the veneer,” Hunsaker/Schlesinger Fine Art, through April 8, Bergamot Station, (310) 828-1133.Shiny Happy Pony, Glu Gallery, through April 1, 7424 Beverly Blvd., (323) 857-0510Queen Mary Brazilian Carnaval 2006! Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, $35 Advance / $40 at the Door. (818) 566.1111, www.BrazilianNites.com.Leaving Aztlan (Redux), through April 9, Arena 1 – A project of Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Avenue, (310) 397-7456.Sunday, February 26Family Sunday at the Museum of Tolerance Celebrate Black History Month Museum of Tolerance9786 W. Pico Blvd., (Please allow 15 minutes for free parking under Museum), 2:00 p.m., Learn to Draw African Quilt Designs, (310) 772-2526.Herotique-aahh – Fremont Centre Theatre, 1000 Fremont Avenue (at El Centro), South Pasadena. Free parking in rear, through Sunday February 26. (866) 811-4111. www.3BlacqueChix.com.Monday, February 27Mark X Farina, New Pop Art Paintings, Sylvia White Gallery, 1013 Pico Blvd., through Mar.17th., opening reception Fri. Mar. 3rd 6-9 p.m., (310)452.4000

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