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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.
Obscura: Christian Cagigal's magic show. Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through Dec. 18. $15-$25. Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 673-3847.
The Oddman Family Christwanzaakuh Spectacular: New musical by John Caldon and Joey Price. Starting Dec. 2. Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through Dec. 18. $20. www.guerrillarep.org. Exit Stage Left, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 673-3847.
"The One Year AnnivHERsary Show": Sketch comedy written, directed, produced, and performed by women. Mondays, 8 p.m. Continues through Dec. 13. $20. Off-Market Theater, 965 Mission (at Fifth St.), 336-0513.
Pearls over Shanghai: Thrillpeddlers brings back the Cockettes. Saturdays, Sundays. Continues through Dec. 19. $30. The Hypnodrome, 575 10th St. (at Bryant), 377-4202.
The Real Americans: Dan Hoyle's solo show. Dec. 1-Feb. 12. $20-$50. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.
Ruth and the Sea: A holiday play about a woman facing her own mortality. Starting Dec. 2. Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through Dec. 18. $12-$24. Stage Werx, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 730-3433.
Secret Improv Society: Underground improvisational theater. Saturdays, 10 p.m. $15. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 882-9100.
Ship of Dreams: Kanrin Maru — 150 years of Hope, Struggle, and Friendship: Dance theater production. Sun., Dec. 5, 7 p.m. $18-$28. www.duncandance.org. Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St. (at York), 641-7657.
Shopping! The Musical: Songs and sketches about shopping. Fridays, Saturdays. $23-$29. www.shoppingthemusical.com. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 882-9100.
A Tale of Two Genres: Un-Scripted Theater Company improvises in the style of Charles Dickens. Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through Dec. 22. $10-$20. www.un-scripted.com. SF Playhouse, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 677-9596.
The Tempest: A three-person chamber version of the Shakespeare play. Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 19. $15-$50. The Cutting Ball Theater, 277 Taylor (at Ellis), 419-3584.
Trufaldino Says No: Part of the Kitchen Series, a new play by local playwright Ken Slattery is read; food is included. Mon., Dec. 6, 7 p.m. $20-$25. Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St. (at York), 641-7657.
Upper Cut Improv Showcase: Improv and sketch comedy. Fridays, 7 p.m. $5. San Francisco Comedy College, 414 Mason (at Geary), 921-2051.
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