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Beach Blanket Babylon: A North Beach perennial featuring crazy hats, media personality caricatures, a splash of romance, and little substance. Now with Rod Blagojevich! Wednesdays, Thursdays, 8 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 & 5 p.m., $25-$80, www.beachblanketbabylon.com. Club Fugazi, 678 Green (at Powell), 421-4222.
Big City Improv: Actors take audience suggestions and create comedy from nothing. Fridays, 10 p.m., $15-$20, www.bigcityimprov.com. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 882-9100, www.sheltontheater.com.
Confessions of a Refrigerator Mother: Carolyn Doyle's play about a day in the life of her autistic son. Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through April 25. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750, www.themarsh.org.
Divafest: Women-centered theater festival. Through April 25, $10-$20. Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 931-1094, www.theexit.org.
Eccentrics of San Francisco's Barbary Coast ... A Magical Escapade: Historical magic show with Walt Anthony, David Miller, Brian Scott, and Ruth Fraser. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through June 27, $30, www.sanfranciscomagicparlor.com. Chancellor Hotel, 433 Powell (at Post), 362-2004, www.chancellorhotel.com.
E.O. 9066: Lunatique Fantastique's puppetry. Saturdays, 1 p.m. Continues through April 25, $15-$50. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750, www.themarsh.org.
Evil Hamlet: Written by William Shakespeare, edited by Jim Strope. Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through April 25. Stage Werx, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 730-3433, www.stagewerx.org.
The Floating Lightbulb: Woody Allen's story about a Jewish family in Brooklyn. Starting April 16, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through May 24. Traveling Jewish Theatre, 470 Florida (at Mariposa), 292-1233, www.atjt.com.
Fresh Voices IX Festival of New and Used Operas: Goat Hall Productions' operas about the Roman Emperor Diocletian. Starting April 17, Fridays-Sundays. Continues through April 26. Noh Space, 2840 Mariposa (at Florida), 621-7978, www.theatreofyugen.org.
Haunted Manor: Pocket Opera's production of Stanislaw Moniuszko's opera. Starting April 19, Sundays. Continues through April 26. Florence Gould Theater at the Legion of Honor, 100 34th Ave. (at El Camino del Mar), 863-3330, www.famsf.org/legion/index.asp.
Illuminate the Night: Annual gala benefiting A.C.T., featuring Judy Kaye and Anika Noni Rose. Sun., April 19, 5 p.m., www.act-sf.org. Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market (at O'Farrell), 633-3000, www.fourseasons.com/sanfrancisco.
An Inspector Calls: A police inspector pays a visit to a party in 1912 in J.B. Priestley's drama, produced by San Francisco StageWorks. Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through April 25. Boxcar Theatre, 505 Natoma (at Sixth St.), 776-1747, www.boxcartheatre.org.
License to Kiss: Sabine Hettlich stars in the espionage thriller, with a side of dinner. Wednesdays-Sundays, $116-$190, 438-2668. Teatro ZinZanni, Piers 27 and 29 (Embarcadero & Battery), www.zinzanni.org.
Monday Night Marsh: On select Mondays a different lineup of musicians, actors, performance artists, and others takes the stage at this regular event. Mondays, $7. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750, www.themarsh.org.
A Necessary Evil: A workshop performance of John Fisher's new play. Thu., April 16, 8 p.m.; Sun., April 19, 3 & 7 p.m. Theatre Rhinoceros, 2926 16th St. (at South Van Ness), 861-5079, www.therhino.org.
Rhino Beer Bust Fund-Raiser: Jordan L'Moore as Carol Channing hosts this benefit, featuring the five finalists of the GayPocket SF Cover Model Contest. Sun., April 19, 2 p.m. Truck, 1900 Folsom (at 15th St.), 252-0306, www.trucksf.com.
Shadow Circus Vaudeville Theatre, Theremina, Hernan Cortez, Angela Mae Thompson, Jill Parker, Victoria & the Vaudevillians: Wed., April 15, 8 p.m., $10-$15, all ages. Climate Theater, 285 Ninth St. (at Folsom), 263-0830, www.climatetheater.com.
Shadows of Pompeii: 42nd Street Moon's musical about a woman expressing herself in AD 79. Starting April 16, Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through April 26. Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson (at Front), 788-7469, www.eurekatheatre.org.
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