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Quirk Performances

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After treating ourselves to such high-profile LA musicals like Chicago, The Lion King and The Producers, LAist sometimes likes to venture to the backwoods of Los Angeles to catch some of the quirkier performances that the city has to offer. This week is no exception. For fans of Bewitched and The Hollywood Squares, no thanks to the over-the-top humor of the late Paul Lynde, you may be overjoyed to know that his spirit has been revived in the new show "An Evening with Paul Lynde." Starring and co-written by Michael Airington, the musical comedy will have you questioning yourself as to whether or not the man really passed away or pulled another "Uncle Arthur" on us all. Performances are Friday and Saturday nights at Ultra Suede in West Hollywood. Tickets can be purchased at

The success of Bark! The Musical is almost guaranteed with all the dog-owners and walkers in this town. Currently at The Coast Playhouse in West Hollywood, the musical comedy is told from the dog's perspective and will, according to the producers, "have you howling."

Finally, if you're a fan of Dagney Kerr or remember her from her many television appearances (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Bernie Mac, The George Lopez Show, The District, Six Feet Under), you shouldn't miss out on her one-woman play, "Hitchhiking to Mars." It's a hilarious mix of frenetic and comedic daydreams set to movie-soundtrack quality accompaniments and is--get this--free. Shows continue for the next two weeks (Thursdays through Saturday nights) at The Ventura Court Theater in Studio City. E-mail for more information or to reserve seats.

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LAist, as usual, does not guarantee you a night that will rival Rent or Phantom of the Opera -- but "a night filled with randomly unique entertainment"...we can do.