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By Jonathan Curiel
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BATS: Sunday Players: Each week Bay Area Theatresports players pit their improv work against all comers as the audience votes them off one by one. Sundays, 8 p.m., $8, www.improv.org. Fort Mason, Bldg. B (Marina & Buchanan), 474-6776.
Beach Blanket Babylon: A North Beach perennial featuring crazy hats, media personality caricatures, a splash of romance, and little substance. $25-$65, www.beachblanketbabylon.com. Club Fugazi, 678 Green (at Powell), 421-4222.
Brainpeople: In an apocalyptic future, two women are invited to dine at the home of a wealthy, lonely stranger. As they eat and drink, they reckon with the complexities of their pasts and the maddening nature of love, death, and poverty. Through Feb. 16. Zeum Theater, 221 Fourth St. (at Howard), 820-3320.
Disney und Deutschland: A drama by John J. Powers based on the real-life meeting between Walt Disney and Adolf Hitler in Munich in 1935. Through Feb. 24. The Garage, 975 Howard (at Sixth St.), 289-2000.
I Am My Own Wife: Through March 2, 8 p.m., $22-$34. New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness (at Market), 861-8972, www.nctcsf.org.
Insignificant Others: L. Jay Kuo's musical, directed by George Quick, about five friends who move to San Francisco from the Midwest. Previews begin Feb. 1 and opening night is Feb. 16. Daily. Theatre 39 at Pier 39, 2 Beach (Beach & Embarcadero).
Love Bites, My Dog Bites, And My Pickup Truck Won't Start: The Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco presents its fifth annual anti-Valentine's Day Cabaret and Musical Extravaganza. Feb. 7-16. Exit Theatre on Taylor, 277 Taylor (at Ellis), 673-3847.
"Lovers & Other Monsters": w/ Jill Tracy & Paul Mercer, Jello Biafra, Monte Cazazza, Mel Gordon, Harmon Leon, V. Vale. Bewitchingly bleak ballads, spoken word, and Grand Guignol love stories. Feb. 12-16, 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 17, 7 p.m., $20, thrillpeddlers.com. The Hypnodrome, 575 10th St. (at Bryant), 248-1900, www.hypnodrome.com.
Monday Night Marsh: Each week a different lineup of musicians, actors, performance artists, and others takes the stage. Mondays, $7. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750, www.themarsh.org.
Murder Mystery Dinner: A dinner that begins with detectives gathering to split $5 million in royalties from their latest book. Includes fruit and cheese reception and three-course dinner. One Saturday a month. Call for specific date. Saturdays, 6 p.m., $95, www.incentivestointrigue.com. Queen Anne Hotel, 1590 Sutter (at Octavia), 441-2828.
Nixon's Nixon: A play about the late-night meeting between Nixon and Kissinger the night before the president's resignation. Through March 1. Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic (at Locust), Walnut Creek, 925-943-7469, www.dlrca.org.
Rapunzel: A story about a couple and their desire to have a child, and the harsh bargain they make with a witch. Through Feb. 10. Young Performers Theater, Bldg. C, Fort Mason (Marina & Buchanan), 346-5550.
Satellites: Diana Son raises challenging issues about parenting, racial identity, and community. Through March 2. Aurora Theatre, 2081 Addison (at Shattuck), Berkeley, 510-843-4822, www.auroratheatre.org.
Savage Arts: Reviewed this week.
Shark Bites: Through Feb. 9, 8 p.m., $16. Theatre Rhinoceros, 2926 16th St. (at South Van Ness), 861-5079, www.therhino.org.
Slavs! Or Thinking about the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness: Reviewed this week.
Teatro ZinZanni: A bewitching evening of European cabaret, cirque arts, theatrical spectacle, and original live music, all blended with a five-course gourmet dinner, set in the nightclub of your dreams, now in its eighth season in San Francisco. Current show is The Royale Invitation. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 6 p.m., $116-$140, 438-2668, www.zinzanni.org. Pier 29, Embarcadero (at Battery), 273-1620.
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