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Beach Blanket Babylon: Steve Silver's musical revue spoofs pop culture with extravagant costumes. Wednesdays-Sundays. $25-$130. Club Fugazi,678 Green (at Powell), 421-4222.
The Business: A Comedy Show: Wednesdays, 8 p.m. $5. Dark Room Theater, 2263 Mission (at 19th St.), 401-7987.
Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief: A reinterpretation of Shakespeare's Othello. Wednesdays-Sundays. Through Nov. 5. $15-$35. Boxcar Playhouse, 505 Natoma (at 6th St.), 776-1747.
Don't Tell Mom the Weekend's Dead!: Sketch comedy and variety show written, produced, directed, and performed by women. Mondays. Through Oct. 24. $20-$30. Dark Room Theater, 2263 Mission (at 19th St.), 401-7987.
Fauxgirls!: Drag revue. Third Saturday of every month, 10 p.m. Free. www.fauxgirls.com. Kimo's, 1351 Polk (at Pine), 885-4535.
Honey Brown Eyes: A tale of two musicians on opposite sides of the Bosnian war. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Through Nov. 5. $20-$50. SF Playhouse Stage 2, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 677-9596.
Monday Night Marsh: See musicians, actors, performance artists, and others at this regular staging of works in progress. Mondays. $7. The Marsh's Mock Cafe,1062 Valencia (at Hill), 826-5750.
Not Getting Any Younger: Solo performance by comedian Marga Gomez. Thursdays-Sundays. Through Oct. 23. $15-$50. The Marsh's Mock Cafe, 1062 Valencia (at Hill), 826-5750.
Once in a Lifetime: A comedy about Hollywood's transition from silent films to "talkies." Tuesdays-Sundays. Through Oct. 16. $9.50-$85. American Conservatory Theater,415 Geary (at Mason), 749-2228.
Phaedra: An interpretation of the Greek play. Wednesdays-Sundays. Through Oct. 23. $18-$27. Shotgun Players, 1901 Ashby (at 7th St.), Berkeley, 510-841-6500.
Rita Moreno: Life Without Makeup: Rita Moreno shows us her life, on and off stage. Tuesdays-Sundays. Through Oct. 30. $15-$73. www.berkeleyrep.org. Berkeley Repertory's Roda Stage, 2025 Addison (at Shattuck), Berkeley, 510-647-2949.
Secret Improv Society: Underground improvisational theater. Saturdays, 10 p.m. $15. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 433-3040.
Shocktoberfest!! 12: Fear Over Frisco: Scary, gross, stylish playlets by Eddie Muller. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Through Nov. 19. $25-$35. The Hypnodrome, 575 10th St. (at Brannan), 377-4202.
Shopping! The Musical: Songs and sketches about shopping. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. $23-$29. www.shoppingthemusical.com. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 433-3040.
Some Thing: Art drag night with craft table. Fridays. $5. The Stud, 399 9th St. (at Harrison), 863-6623.
What If Desdemona Really Was a Whore?: Adaptation based on character in Shakespeare's Othello. Wednesdays-Sundays. Through Nov. 5. $15-$35. www.boxcartheatre.org. Boxcar Playhouse, 505 Natoma (at 6th St.), 776-1747.
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