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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, a stage adaptation of Ratmond 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).Cinderella, coming back for the tenth year in a row, through January 29, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth Street, (310) 393-5573.Dialectics of the Heart, world premiere, by Dale Griffiths Stamos, with Sharon Lawrence as a philosophy professor and Nicholas Gonzalez as the graduate student she has an affair with. Presented by Venice Sky Productions Through February 26. Edgemar Center for the   Arts, 2437 Main Street, Santa Monica. Tickets, (310) 392-7327 or www.venicesky.comDeceit, 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 Playhouse 1107 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.The Lion in Winter, Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Boulevard WestHollywood, 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.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.  OpeningsThursday, February 2Vagrant, “High voltage drama by Guy Zimmerman,” premieres at Electric Lodge. through March 4, 1416 Electric Avenue, (310) 823-0710  or reservations@paduaplaywrights.netThe Good Body, 7:30. an evening with Eve Ensler, Cindy Sheehan, Jodie Evans, and others. CODEPINK online store www.codepinkalert.org/catalog, or call 310-827-4320. Show ticket prices vary, reception is $50. Wadsworth Theatre, 11301 Wilshire Blvd, L.A. Anne Heche, Jeremy Sisto and Teri Garr record Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw to air on L.A. Theatre Works’ nationally-syndicated radio theater series, The Play’s The Thing, through February 5 at 4 p.m., Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. (310) 827-0889 or www.latw.org.Sleeping with Strangers, Multimedia Performance Art meets Traditional Chinese Opera. A collaborative duet between Dan Kwong (USA) and Peng Jingquan (China), through February 5, Highways Performance Space, $20, (310) 315-1459 .Last Waltz, a new theater work by Empire of Teeth, written and directed by Rochelle Fabb, 8:30 p.m., Miles Playhouse in Santa Monica, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., through February 5, 8:30 p.m., (310) 392-9396.Friday, February 3Sonic Scenery: Music for Collections, 7 p.m. until 1 a.m., in the first floor galleries of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90007. 213-763-DINO.African American Art Exhibit, 10 a.m., STAR ECO Station, 10101 W. Jefferson Blvd. Culver City, (310) 842-8040 ext. 116, www.starinc.org.Stone Cold Dead Serious, will run for five weeks through Saturday, March 4 at the Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 Second Street, (310) 396-3680 x3 or visit www.latensemble.org. Saturday, February 4Emily Winters, a 43 year Venice Visual/Activist celebrates her 70th birthday and a 50 year retrospective, SPARC, 685 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, free, (310) 822-9560, ext. 15.Mitchell Friedman / Maddy LeMel, “Recent Work,” through March 1, 6-9 p.m., Don O’Melveny Gallery, 5472 Wilshire Blvd., (323) 932-0076.Portrayals and Pathways, work by Reynolds Saunders, Blue Seven Gallery, through March 1, 3129 Pico Blvd., (310) 449-1444.Hacking the Timeline: EZTV, Digilantism and the LA Digital Arts Movement, 18th Street Arts Center, through April 8, 1639 18th Street, (310) 453-3711.Artnight at 18th Street, an evening of free art and music, featuring a world premiere micro-opera by Collage Ensemble Inc., 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th Street, (310) 453-3711.Caterpillar Soup, two nights only! Also Saturday, February 11th, 8:00 p.m., $16 – 20; All Proceeds benefit the Save the Santa Monica Playhouse Campaign. The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse 1211 4th Street (between Wilshire & Arizona) .Friday Nights at the Getty presents Marisela Norte with Josh Kun, East L.A. Days/ Fellini Nights, Harold Williams Auditorium at the Getty Center, 7:30 p.m., Call 310/440-7300.Silent Movie Benefit – “The Kid Brother,” 1927 comedy starring Harold Lloyd. Benefits Lighthouse Church School of Santa Monica. $20. 4 p.m.and 7 p.m. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. Reservations: (310) 264-0634.Sunday, February 5Kids Flicks presents National Velvet and The Black Stallion, UCLA Film and Television Archive, James Bridges Theater, (310) 206-FILM.Stuck, Meta Theatre, 7801 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood. (323) 445-6632 or visit www.metatheatre.org.Tuesday, February 7Cinema’s Legacy: How Great Filmmakers Inspire Great Filmmakers – Director Taylor Hackford screens Francois Truffaut’s The Woman Next Door, 7:30 p.m., Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard, (310) 440-4500, www.Skirball.org.

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