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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: Sketch and stand-up comedy. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. $5. Dark Room Theater, 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987.
A Christmas Carol: Carey Perloff and Paul Walsh's adaptation of Dickens. Tuesdays-Sundays, 7 p.m. Through Dec. 24. $15-$105. 749-2228. www.act-sf.org. American Conservatory Theater, 415 Geary (at Mason), 749-2228.
Cut the Crap: A performance with "semi-motivational guru" Clam Lynch. Fridays, 10:30 p.m. Through Jan. 13. $12-$15. www.brownpapertickets.com. Dark Room Theater, 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987.
Forking II: A Merry Forking Christmas: The audience chooses the plot turns and ending of this fully scripted holiday farce. Through Dec. 30. $25-$100. www.stagewerx.org. Stage Werx 446, 446 Valencia(at 16th St.).
The Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes: Theater performance starring: Heklina, Cookie Dough, Matthew Martin, Pollo Del Mar, Laurie Bushman, and Manuel Caneri. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Through Dec. 23. $25-$30. www.trannyshack.com. Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th St. (at Capp), 863-7576.
Monday Night Marsh: Musicians, actors, performance artists, and others take the stage at this regular staging of works in progress. Mondays. $7. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.
Not Getting Any Younger: Solo performance by Marga Gomez. Thursdays-Saturdays. Through Feb. 25. $15-$35. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.
Period of Adjustment: Play written by Tennessee Williams set on Christmas Eve about marriage, friendship, and large-scale disillusionment. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Through Jan. 14. $20-$50. SF Playhouse Stage 2, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 677-9596.
Previously Secret Information: In the words of the organizers: "Great stories, told well, with just the right amount of lies." We'll add: "Told by comedians, a lot of the time." Third Sunday of every month, 7 p.m. $10. www.stagewerx.org. Stage Werx 446, 446 Valencia (at 16th St.).
Secret Improv Society: Underground improvisational theater. Saturdays, 10 p.m. $15. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 433-3040.
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 Ninth St. (at Harrison), 863-6623.
A Tale of Two Genres: An improvised Dickensian musical. Thursdays-Saturdays. Through Dec. 21. $20.www.un-scripted.com. SF Playhouse Stage 2,533 Sutter (at Powell), 677-9596.
Xanadu: A Greek muse visits Venice Beach to help a young man build the first roller disco. Through Jan. 15. $26-$45. New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness (at Market), 861-8972.
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