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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: Very large 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. 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. 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. 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.
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 that's hosted local celebs like Josh Kornbluth and Marga Gomez in the past; see www.themarsh.org for a lineup of future shows. Mondays, $7. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750, www.themarsh.org.
S.F. Lyric Opera: Performing Verdi's Rigoletto. Fri., April 24, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., April 26, 2 p.m., $22.50-$36.50 (kids under 12 free), all ages, www.sflyricopera.org. Fort Mason, Cowell Theater, in Herbst Pavilion, Marina & Buchanan, 345-7553, www.fortmason.org/venuerental/cowell_theater.shtml.
Shadows of Pompeii: 42nd Street Moon's musical about a woman expressing herself in AD 79. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through April 26. Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson (at Front), 788-7469, www.eurekatheatre.org.
Single Shots: New performances by Samantha Chanse, Nicole Maxali, Sarita Ocón, and Dennis Rodis. Starting April 23, Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sun., April 26, 3 p.m. Continues through May 2, $10-$20, www.bindlestiffstudio.org. The Thick House, 1695 18th St. (at Arkansas), 401-8081, www.thickhouse.org.
Thom Pain (based on nothing): Cutting Ball Theater produces Will Eno's one-man show. Through May 9, $15-$30, www.cuttingball.com. Exit Theatre on Taylor, 277 Taylor (at Ellis), 931-1094, www.sffringe.org.
Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding: Be a part of the wedding reception at Tony 'n Tina's Wedding. Thursdays-Saturdays, www.pier39shows.com. Theatre 39 at Pier 39, 2 Beach (at Embarcadero), 433-3939, www.theatre39-sf.com.
What Just Happened?: Wed., April 22, 7:30 p.m., $10-$15. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750, www.themarsh.org.
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