Theater / Performances 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. Don’t Try, an adaptation of the works of Charles Bukowski, through Sunday, March 26, Lillian Theatre, 1076 Lillian Way in Hollywood. $25.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 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/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.Leaving Aztlan (Redux), through April 9, Arena 1 – A project of Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Avenue, (310) 397-7456.The Lion in Winter, Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Boulevard West Hollywood, through April 1, (323) 851-7977 or www.theatrewest.org.Love Bites Vols. III & IV, through March 17, Elephant Theatre, 6320 Santa Monica Blvd. (323) 960-7822.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.Puppetolio, a puppet variety show for ages 3 and up, Santa Monica Puppet and Magic Center, 1255 2nd St., runs indefinitely, (310) 656-0483.A Rose by Any Other Names… (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.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, through March 19, Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, (949) 497-ARTS.Stone Cold Dead Serious, 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,” premieres at Electric Lodge.through March 4, 1416 Electric Avenue, (310) 823-0710 or firstname.lastname@example.orgOpeningsThursday, March 2Damian Elwes: Inside Picasso’s Studio, curated by Fred Hoffman, through April 15. Opening Reception, 6 – 8 p.m., M+ B Fine Art, 612 North Almont Dr., (310) 550-0050.We Will Go Outside Where the Wild Wind Blows, new works by choreographer and dancer Stean Fabry, in collaboration with Debra Christie and Mira Martin, through March 4, Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th Street, $18, (310) 315-1459.Friday, March 3 Mark X Farina, New Pop Art Paintings, Sylvia White Gallery, 1013 Pico Blvd., through Mar.17th., opening reception, 6-9 p.m.. (310)452.4000Saturday, March 4And Awaaaay We Go! A brand-new “Fairytale Four” adventure, Santa Monica Playhouse, Main Stage, through April 2, 1211 4th Street, (310) 394-9779.Astrid Preston: Paintings, and John Huggins: Once (photographs), Craig Krull Gallery, through April 8, (310) 828-6410.Fielden Harper, New Paintings, Mary Mueller, “Sunspots and Floaters,” and ceramic sculptures by Patricia Doede Klowden. Reception for the artists, 5 to 8 p.m. TAG Gallery. Through March 25. 2903 Santa Monica Boulevard. In the Shade of the Lemon Tree by Patrick Cunningham, one in a series of staged readings of new plays. 8 p.m, tonight only. Limited searing. Free wine. $10 donation, Malibu Stage Company, 29243 Pacific Coast Highway. 310 589 1998. Michael Alexis, new paintings, and Nolina Burge’s Wood, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Bergamot Station, through April 8, opening reception 4 – 6 p.m., (310) 829-3300.The Berenstain Bears on Stage! Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific OCast Highway, Malibu, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., $15, $10, (310) 506-4522.Pre-School Playhouse for kids 4 to 6 year olds, part of the Early Education Theatre Program, Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, (310) 394-9779.Marisa Silos, photographic digital paintings, Blue Seven Gallery, through March 30, 3129 Pico Blvd., (310) 449-1444.Driving Force: 15 Award-Winning Artists with DisabilitiesFirst Street Gallery and Art Center: Recent Work. Through April 9, Loyola Marymount University, Laband Art Gallery, One LMU Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90045-8346 (310) 338-2880.The Second Annual “Debut! New Compositions @ The Miles” – An evening of “new” classical music that allows current composers work to be heard by the community.The Miles Memorial Playhouse. 1130 Lincoln Blvd. Santa Monica. (1/2 Block North of Wilshire) Inside Reed Park. (310) 458-8634. Sunday, March 5Free Concert, classical music, Topanga Community House, 1440 North Topanga Canyon Blvd., 3 p.m., (818) 591-8477.Tuesday, March 7Julie Speed’s Brief Studies, mixed media work, Richard Orient’s New Abstracts, and Ellen Frances Tuchman, George Billis Gallery, through April 8, 2716 S. La Cienega Blvd., Culver City, (310) 838-3685.
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