One Week Only

A Little Sondheim Music
Opera talents hailing from Houston, San Francisco, and Portland converge to sing love songs by Stephen Sondheim-the indisputable grandmaster of showtunes. West End Theater, 1220 SW Taylor, 525-4686, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, Sun 4 pm, $10-15

Fever Theater Fundraiser
Rad little theater company Fever continues to throw down summer fundraisers with this evening of music from the Vinos and Iretsu, and readings from poet Trevino Brings Plenty and resident playwright Matthew Nicely. The Fig Tree, 1641 SE 35th Pl., 232-4420, Sat 8 pm, $5

Closing This Week

Desdemona: A Play About A Handkerchief
See review this issue. Coho Theatre, 2257 NW Raleigh, 1-888-282-6630, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, Sun 7 pm, $10-15

Current Runs

The Rocky Horror Show
Last chance to see this popular Wade McCollum-helmed production of the stage play that spawned the film classic. Triangle Productions, Theater! Theatre!, 3430 SE Belmont, 224-8499, Thurs-Sat 8 pm, extended through Aug 20, $30-35


Bright Colors and Comfy Couches
Continuing the tradition started by Superego productions, a new all-female group, XXX Chromosome, presents Friday night sketch comedy at the Fez, followed by a dance party with DJ Gregarious. Fez Ballroom, 316 SW 11th, 313-6224, Fri 9 pm, through Sept. 2, $7

The Best of the Best Sketch Fest
See Destination Fun, pg. 17, and interview this issue. Artists Repertory Theatre, 1516 SW Alder St, 222-2190, Fri 8 pm-midnight, Sat 7 pm-midnight, $10 single ticket, $66 festival pass

Wayne Brady
Host of his own talk show, former star of Whose Line is It Anyway?, and neck-and-neck contender with Robin Williams for the title of Most Annoying Comic Personality in All of Show Business. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, 248-4335, Sat 8 pm, $35.25-46.25