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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 18th 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 Sixth St.), 776-1747.
Honey Brown Eyes: 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: Musicians, actors, performance artists, and others stage works in progress. Mondays. $7. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia St., 826-5750.
Pelleas and Melisande: A traditional play with a twist. Thursdays-Sundays, 8 p.m. Through Nov. 27. $10-$50. 525-1205. www.cuttingball.com. Exit Theatre on Taylor, 277 Taylor (at Ellis), 525-1205.
Race: Comedic play targeting racial politics. Tuesdays-Sundays. Through Nov. 13. $10-$71. American Conservatory Theater, 415 Geary (at Mason), 749-2228.
Rita Moreno: Life Without Makeup: Rita Moreno shows us her life, on and off stage. Tuesdays-Sundays; Tuesdays-Sundays. Through Nov. 12. $15-$73.berkeleyrep.org/season/1112/5334.asp. Berkeley Repertory's Roda Stage, 2025 Addison (at Shattuck), Berkeley, (510) 647-2949.
Savage in Limbo: John Patrick Shanley's dark comedy about three childhood friends reflecting on their lives. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Through Dec. 3. $26-$38. Actors Theatre San Francisco, 855 Bush (at Taylor), 345-1287.
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 Bryant), 377-4202.
Shopping! The Musical: Songs and sketches about shopping. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. $23-$29.shoppingthemusical.com. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 433-3040.
Some Thing: Art drag night with craft table. Fridays. $5. The Stud, 399 Ninth St. (at Harrison), 863-6623.
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