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TODAY

The Wax Poetic Gallery presents the art of Ronald Llanos until the end of June at 3208 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call (818) 843-9469 or visit www.waxpoeticsalon.com.

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The Comic Buzz will begin at 8 p.m. at Romancing the Bean, 150 S. San Fernando Blvd., Burbank. This will be the final show until the Comic Buzz finds a new location. For more information, call (818) 524-2326.

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THURSDAY

Lodestone Theatre Ensemble presents preview performances at 8 p.m. today and Friday of the world premiere of “Ten to Life” by Nic Cha Kim. Grove Theatre Center in George Izay Park, 1111 W. Olive Ave., Burbank. The show opens at 8 p.m. Saturday. Four twisted one-acts are featured in this production, including the story of a census agent who exposes a family's perverse, hidden secret. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays from May 2 to June 7, Tickets are $16, $14 for students/seniors and $12 for groups of 10 or more. Tickets for the opening night gala $25. All Sunday matinees (except June 7) will be pay-what-you- can admission with a $1 minimum. For reservations, call the Lodestone Theatre Ensemble hotline at (323) 993-7245 or visit www.lodestonetheatre.org.

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SATURDAY

The Fiesta of the Spanish Horse extravaganza pre-show begins at 3 p.m. at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, 480 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank. The evening show and equestrian exhibitions begin at 6 p.m. in the Equidome. USC's marching band and the famous Andalusian mascot Traveler will be among the performers on Saturday evening. Proceeds go toward cancer research organizations. Ticket prices range from $15 to $50 and $3 service charge if purchased at the box office. For more information, call (818) 842-7444 or visit www.fiestaspanish horse.com.

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ONGOING

ONSTAGE

Glendale Centre Theatre presents “Here Lies Jeremy Troy,” a comedy by Jack Sharkey, at the theater, 324 N. Orange St., Glendale. The show is about a lawyer about to be made a partner at his firm, but he lacks a law degree. The same night his boss is coming to dinner to give him the promotion, an old buddy stops by and threatens to give him away. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursday through Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday at 3 p.m. Sunday until May 16. Tickets range from $21 to $23 with discounts for groups of 15 or more. Reservations can be made by calling (818) 244-8481.

Glendale Centre Theatre presents “Sleeping Beauty,” a children's musical based on the fairy tale, 11 a.m. each Saturday through June 27 at the theater, 324 N. Orange St., Glendale. Tickets are $13, $11.50 for 12 and younger, $20 for reserved seating and discounts are available for groups of 25 or more. For reservations, call (818) 244-8481 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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A Noise Within presents Henrik Ibsen's “Ghosts” at the theater, 234 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. “Ghost” plays in repertory until May 9 with Shakespeare's “Taking of the Shrew” continuing until May 17. Tickets range from $25 to $44 with discounts for students, seniors and groups. For reservations, call (818) 240-0910, Ext. 1.

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The play “Bitter Herbs” will premiere at 8 p.m. at the Sidewalk Studio Theatre, 4150 Riverside Drive, Toluca Lake. The play is made up of five short comedies depicting fractured Jewish life in America for the Passover season. Final performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $20. For more information, call (818) 558-5702 or visit www.SSTproducations.org.

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“The Rehearsal,” a drama by Jean Anouilh, continues through May 24 at A Noise Within, 234 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Idealism and reality collide when Count Tiger, disillusioned by a life spent pursuing pleasure, seems to find salvation in the purity of a young visitor to his court. Preview tickets are $28. Regular show tickets range from $40 to 44. For reservations, call (818) 240-0910, Ext. 1 or visit www.ANoiseWithin.org.

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ART EXHIBITS

Descanso Gardens is hosting an art exhibition from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Carriage House Gallery next to the Boddy House, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. Artists Dory Grade, Gilly Shaeffer and Theresa Arrison are featured until April 30. Admission is $8, seniors and students is $6 and children are $3. For more information, call (818) 949-0125.

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“Let the Trees Decide,” a group art exhibition on display in the Glendale Community College Art Gallery, continues through Saturday. Admission is free. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. Call (818) 240-1000, Ext. 5663, for information or visit www.glendale.edu/artgallery. The gallery is in the college's Library Building on campus, 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale.

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Artists of the Canyon is showing a new exhibition at Whites Gallery, 2414 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. Twenty artists are showing about 40 paintings. The show continues from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Saturday. For more information, call (818) 507-5733.


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