"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, 771-1616.
Beach Blanket Babylon: Steve Silver's musical revue spoofs pop culture with extravagant costumes. Wednesdays-Sundays. $25-$130. beachblanketbabylon.com. Club Fugazi, 678 Green, 421-4222.
Big City Improv: Actors take audience suggestions and create comedy from nothing. Fridays, 10 p.m. $15-$20. bigcityimprov.com. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter, 433-3040.
The Business: A Comedy Show: Sketch and stand-up comedy. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. $5. Dark Room Theater, 2263 Mission, 401-7987.
Ça C'est L'amour: Actress and singer Kike Adedeji workshops her new cabaret show. Part of Friday Happy Hour. Starting March 8. Thursdays, Fridays. Continues through March 29. Free. themarsh.org. The Marsh Berkeley, 2120 Allston, Berkeley, (510) 704-8291.
The Chairs: An elderly couple passes their time in an abandoned seaside building playing private games and telling each other half-remembered stories. Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through March 31. $20-$45. The Cutting Ball Theater, 277 Taylor, 525-1205.
Dead Metaphor: A dark comedy about a soldier returning from the Middle East to find work. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through March 17. $30-$110. American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), 415 Geary, 749-2228.
A Delicate Balance: Edward Albee's play about American famililal dysfunction. Directed by Keith Phillips. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through March 16. $26-$38. Actors Theatre San Francisco, 855 Bush, 345-1287.
Fallaci: A fictional play about the last days of journalist Oriana Fallaci. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Lawrence Wright. Tuesdays-Sundays, March 8-April 21. $29-$89. Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2025 Addison, Berkeley, (510) 647-2949.
Foodies! The Musical: A musical comedy revue of songs and sketches about food that takes a humorous look at the current food scene. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. $34. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter, 433-3040.
God of Carnage: Two upper-middle-class Brooklyn couples meet to discuss an incident of playground violence between their sons. Directed by Catherine Castellanos. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through March 30. $38. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter, 433-3040.
The Great Big Also: Set in the present, within the confines of an American sect preparing for "The Rift," the moment when the fabric of reality will split in two, giving rise to a new world void of people and ripe with possibility. Eager to share its message of hope and a "more perfect union," the sect has invited outsiders into its world for a visit. Starting March 7. Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through March 24. $15-$30. Z Space Studio, 450 Florida, 626-0453.
Jersey Boys: The story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history, the Four Seasons. Starting March 9. Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m.; Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sun., March 10, 7:30 p.m. Continues through April 28. $60-$210. Curran Theatre, 445 Geary, 551-2000.
Jurassic Ark: A dark comedy about faith, pet dinosaurs, the Great Flood, and Hollywood. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through March 16. $10-$25. brownpapertickets.com/event/308991. Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy, 673-3847.
Just One More Game: Is love a game? Marjorie and Kent bet more than their virtual lives in this romantic comedy by San Francisco playwright Dan Wilson. Through March 30. $25. Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy, 673-3847.
A Lady and a Woman: A love story about two African-American women in the late 19th century, using folklore and interlocking themes of spirituality and sexuality. Wednesdays-Sundays. March 7-24. $15. Eureka Theatre Company, 215 Jackson, 788-7469.
The Lisbon Traviata: Mendy is on a quest for a very special recording of Maria Callas while his friend Stephen, a depressed literary editor and opera fanatic, is on the verge of losing his lover to a younger student. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through March 24. $25-$45. New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness, 861-8972.
Meow Mix: A weekly cabaret show hosted by Ferosha Titties, with rotating co-hosts and DJs. Tuesdays, 11 p.m. $3-$5. The Stud, 399 Ninth St., 863-6623.
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, 826-5750.
More Bigger (Masses): An absurdist play that deals with working. A Black Hive Theater Projects production. Tue., March 12, 8 p.m. $12-$20. Main Street Theater, 915 Cayuga, 317-6411.
The Motherf**ker with the Hat: Jackie and Veronica have been in love since the eighth grade. Nothing can come between them. Except a hat. Written by Stephen Adly Guirgis. Directed by Bill English. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Tuesdays-Thursdays, 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 3 p.m. Continues through March 16. $25-$60. Post Street Theatre, 450 Post, 321-2910.
Pageant: The Musical!: A drag musical about the world of beauty contests. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through March 9. $25. Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th St., 863-7576.
The Real Americans: Dan Hoyle spent 100 days traveling through small-town America in search of a way to bridge the urban/rural divide. Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 5 p.m. March 8-April 6. $25-$35. The Marsh Berkeley, 2120 Allston, Berkeley, (510) 704-8291.
Secret Improv Society: Underground improvisational theater. Saturdays, 10 p.m. $15. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter, 433-3040.
Sex and the City: Live!: A drag rendition of the HBO series. Wednesdays, 7 & 9 p.m. $20-$25. Rebel, 1760 Market, 431-4202.
Shopping! The Musical: Songs and sketches about shopping. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. $23-$29. shoppingthemusical.com. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter, 433-3040.
Shylock: Guy Masterson performs a one-man show on Shakespeare's infamous character. Fri., March 8, 8 p.m. $32-$45. Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California, 292-1200.
So You Can Hear Me: Solo performance work based on Safiya Martinez's experience teaching in the South Bronx and on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Wed., March 6, 7:30 p.m. $10-$15 sliding scale. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia, 826-5750.
Some Thing: Art drag night with craft table. Fridays. $5. The Stud, 399 Ninth St., 863-6623.
Steve Seabrook: Better Than You: A one-man comedic show with a self-help theme, written and performed by Kurt Bodden. Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through March 30. $15-$35. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia, 826-5750.
Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding: Fridays, Saturdays, 7 p.m. $88.50-$115.50. tonyandtinasanfrancisco.com. Imperial Palace, 818 Washington, 956-9888.
Turmoils at Professor Ming's Mansion: A musical production in Cantonese and English that follows the story of spoiled rich girl Golden Pearl and orphan White Peony. Sat., March 9, 2 p.m.; Sat., March 16, 2 p.m. $12. Buddha's Universal Church, 720 Washington, 982-6116.
The Waiting Period: A solo show by Brian Copeland about the waiting period after purchasing a gun. Fridays, Saturdays. Through March 30. $25-$35. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia, 826-5750.
The World's Funniest Bubble Show: Louis Pearl performs feats with bubbles. Sat., March 9, 11 a.m. $8-$11. The Marsh Theater, 1062 Valencia, 826-5750.