The opening calendar includes an encore performance of Butt Pirates of the Caribbean -- a deeply offensive, hilarious cult show about transgender pirates that premiered locally at last September's Fringe Fest, after a long and frenetic run in L.A. It features a gaudy pirate captain with long blond tresses, a human butt in a picture frame, and audience participation (which, word has it, nearly got the Deadpanhandlers sued last year). After that comes the equally tasteless Tom Orr, who follows 1997's Dirty Little Showtunes! with Sweet Parody!, an autobiographical one-man show disguised as a satire of Broadway musicals. Butt Pirates of the Caribbean opens Friday at 8 and 10 p.m. (and continues through March 20); Sweet Parody! pre-views Sunday at 8 p.m. (and continues through March 27). Both shows are held at Josie's Cabaret & Juice Joint, 3583 16th St. (at Market), S.F. Admission is $12-15; call 861-7933.
-- Michael Scott Moore