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Our critics weigh in on local theater Burlesque, video, opera, show tunes, and old films combine in this show by Stephen Lawson and Aaron Pollard. Through Aug. 31. New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness (at Market), 861-8972.

4 1/2 Annual Cafe con Comedy: Stand-up comedy from Bengt Washburn, Nico Santos, Dhaya Lakshminaryanan, Clara Clayy, Nathan Habib, and Lisa Geduldig. Fri., Aug. 22. Dolores Park Cafe, 501 Dolores (at 18th St.), 621-2936.

Beach Blanket Babylon: A North Beach perennial featuring crazy hats, media personality caricatures, a splash of romance, and little substance. $25-$65. Club Fugazi, 678 Green (at Powell), 421-4222.

Black Voices Series: Solo stage works by Idris Ackamoor, Angela Dean-Baham, and Laura Elaine Ellis as part of the AfroSolo 15 Festival. Aug. 21-24. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.

Broadway with a Twist II: The Concert: Your favorite Broadway show tunes. Through Aug. 24. Phoenix Theatre, 414 Mason (at Geary), Suite 601, 989-0023.

Fool for Love: Jean Shelton directs Sam Shepard's play about the love tragedy of Eddie and May. Through Sept. 6. $10-$30. Actors Theatre San Francisco, 855 Bush (at Taylor), 345-1287.

House Special, an Intimate Evening of Dance and Discussion: ODC/Dance presents Monique Jenkinson/Fauxnique, Charya Burt, Melody Takata, Vishnu Tattva, and Rabbit Research, guest artists from France. Wed., Aug. 20, 8 p.m. Project Artaud Theater, 450 Florida (at 17th St.), 626-4370.

Music for One Hand Clapping: A drama about loss and resilience incorporating music, theater, tap dance and video. Aug. 21-24. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.

Pride & Succubus: A comedy about vampires from the Thunderbird Theatre Company. Through Aug. 23. New Langton Arts, 1246 Folsom (at Eighth St.), 626-5416.

The Show featuring Rick Hardin: Improv, sketch comedy, and acoustic concert series variety show. Thu., Aug. 21. Off-Market Theater, 965 Mission (at Fifth St.), 896-6477.

Skittish: Six one-acts by Bruce Moody. Through Aug. 31. Stage Werx, 533 Sutter (at Powell).

Un-Scripted: Unscripted: Improv from the Un-Scripted Theater Company. Through Aug. 30. SF Playhouse Stage 2, 533 Sutter (at Powell) Second Fl.

WestWave Dance Festival 2008: Bay Area dance and digital media artists come together for a festival of five-minute pieces. Through Aug. 24. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787.

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