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Audium 9: Spatial electronic orchestrations and sound sculptures. Early arrival is advised. Fridays, Saturdays, 8:30 p.m. $20. Audium-Theatre of Sound-Sculptured Space, 1616 Bush (at Franklin), 771-1616.
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.
Becky Shaw: A couple on a blind date is set up by a married couple in this comedy thriller. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Through March 10. $20-$70. SF Playhouse Stage 2, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 677-9596.
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.
Counting on Love and Other Stories of the Heart: Treat Street Theatre Project and the Playwrights Center of San Francisco present seven new plays by Rod McFadden and Don Samson. Through Feb. 18. $20-$35. Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 673-3847.
Will Durst's Elect to Laugh: A comedy sketch chasing down the presidential election cycle. Tuesdays. $15-$35. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.
Geezer: Geoff Hoyle's solo performance on getting older. Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays. Through March 18. $25-$35. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.
Higher: Two Jewish architects in love end up as rivals on designing a memorial in Israel. Tuesdays-Sundays. Through Feb. 19. $27-$85. Theater at the Children's Creativity Museum, 221 Fourth St. (at Howard), 820-3320.
Hold Me Closer, Tiny Dionysus: A Greek Comedy Rock Epic: Rock opera based on a Greek god. Feb. 17-20, 8 p.m. $20. CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission (at Ninth St.), 626-2060.
The "I Hate Valentine's Day" Show: Lesbian playwright Terry Baum and feminist comedian Carolyn Myers are the Crackpot Crones. They provide "a public service for the romantically challenged." Wed., Feb. 15, 8 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 19, 5 p.m. $20. Dark Room Theater, 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987.
Jesus in India: A biblical prequel. Tuesdays-Sundays. Through Feb. 26. $20-$55. Magic Theatre, Fort Mason, Bldg. D, Marina & Buchanan, 441-8822.
Little Brother: An adaption of the novel by Cory Doctorow. Thursdays-Sundays, 8 p.m. Through Feb. 25. $25-$32. Gough Street Playhouse, 1620 Gough (at Bush), San Francisco.
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. Fridays, Saturdays. Through Feb. 25. $15-$35. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.
Olivia's Kitchen: An adaptation of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Fridays-Sundays. Through Feb. 19. $21-$40. Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 673-3847.
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. Stage Werx 446, 446 Valencia (at 16th St.), San Francisco.
The Real Americans: Dan Hoyle's one-man show. Fridays-Sundays. Through March 18. $25-$50. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.
Scorched: Family drama involving Middle Eastern sojourn to find a lost brother and father. Tuesdays-Sundays. Through March 11. $9.50-$85. American Conservatory Theater, 415 Geary (at Mason), 749-2228.
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.
Tontlawald: A multidisciplinary retelling of an ancient Estonian tale. Thursdays-Sundays. Through March 11. $10-$50. www.cuttingball.com. Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 673-3847.
True West: First in a series of repertory plays by Sam Shepard. Thursdays-Saturdays. Through April 7. $15-$35. Boxcar Theatre Studios, 125A Hyde (at Golden Gate), San Francisco.
Vice Palace: A musical originally written and performed by San Francisco's Cockettes. Fridays, Saturdays. Through March 3. $30-$35. The Hypnodrome, 575 10th St. (at Bryant), 377-4202.
Vigilance: Three people band together to protect the neighborhood from a newcomer intent on dismantling the area. Through Feb. 25. $20-$35. The Phoenix Theatre, 414 Mason (at Post), 989-0023.
Waiting Period: Solo performance about depression by actor, playwright, author, and talk show host Brian Copeland. Fridays, Saturdays. Through March 24. $15-$35. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.
Your F!#&ed Up Relationship: Improv troupe does show based on audience members' real relationship scenarios. Fridays, 10:30 p.m. free. Alcove Theater, 414 Mason (at Geary).
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