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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.
Beyond Therapy: This comedy focuses on two Manhattanites who are seeking stable romantic relationships with the help of their psychiatrists. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Through Sept. 9. $15-$30. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 433-3040.
Big City Improv: Actors take audience suggestions and create comedy from nothing. Fridays, 10 p.m. $15-$20. www.bigcityimprov.com. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 433-3040.
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.
Clown Cabaret: Pi: the Physical Comedy Troupe and the Clown Conservatory perform circus arts. First Monday of every month. Climate Theater, 285 Ninth St. (at Folsom), 673-1374.
Will Durst's Elect to Laugh: A comedy show chasing down the presidential election from a San Francisco comedian who once ran for mayor. Tuesdays. Through Nov. 6. $15-$35. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.
Spring Break the Musical: Starting Sept. 1. Thursdays-Saturdays. Through Sept. 15. $20. Eureka Theatre Company, 215 Jackson (at Front), 788-7469.
Kurt Weitzmann: Kurt Weitzmann performs stand-up comedy about historical San Francisco. Sundays, 7 p.m. Through Oct. 28. $20. Our Little Comedy Club Theater, 287 Ellis (at Taylor), 928-4060.
Miss Julie: Craig Lucas' adaptation of August Strindberg's play on the relationship between an aristocrat and the valet. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Through Sept. 8. $26-$38. Actors Theatre San Francisco, 855 Bush (at Taylor), 345-1287.
Monday Night Marsh: Musicians, actors, performance artists, and others stage works in progress. Mondays. $7. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.
My Fair Lady: The famous Broadway musical is reinvented into a new production designed to fit the SF Playhouse Stage. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 7 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Through Sept. 15. $30-$70. SF Playhouse, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 677-9596.
Othello: Sat., Sept. 1. $5. San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway (at 19th Ave.), 338-1111.
Party of 2 The Musical: Can love survive living together? Fridays. Through Aug. 31. $27-$29. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 433-3040.
Precious Little: A play about language and motherhood. Wednesdays-Sundays, 7 p.m. Through Sept. 9. $18-$25. The Ashby Stage, 1901 Ashby (at MLK Jr.), Berkeley, (510) 841-6500.
Red & White: Opening reception, Thu., Aug. 30, 6 p.m. free. Don Soker Contemporary Art, 80 Sutter (at Montgomery), 291-0966.
Rights of Passage: This world premiere play follows a gay Balinese Hindu — but its scope is LGBTs throughout the world. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Through Sept. 16. $25-$45. New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness (at Market), 861-8972.
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.
Twelfth Night: Starting Sept. 1. Fridays-Sundays. Through Oct. 7. $30-$80. Hyde Street Pier, 499 Jefferson (at Hyde), 447-5000.
Vital Signs: The Pulse of an American Nurse: Solo performance by Alison Whittaker about working in the health care industry. Sundays, 7 p.m. Through Sept. 16. $15-$50. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750.
Waiting... : A play about the San Francisco restaurant scene. Thursdays-Sundays. Through Sept. 1. $25-$75. Larkspur Hotel, 524 Sutter (at Powell), 421-2865.
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