- "Tales from the Arabian Nights, Theater at Venue 515, Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave., themat.org. $8. In collaboration with the All Pikes Peak Reads program, the Manitou Art Theater presents this special adaptation for children. Sept. 30, 7 p.m.; Oct. 1, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Oct. 2, 4 p.m. Call 685-4729 for reservations.
comedy Stand Up or Shut Up Comedy Open Mike, Thunder and Buttons II, 2415 W. Colorado Ave. Free. Sign up to perform or just enjoy the free laughs. Wed., Sept. 28, 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Sign up to perform at 8 p.m. Call 447-9888 for more.
theater Ramantics 2005: River of Dreams, Rampart High School, 8250 Lexington Drive. $5-$7. A yearly variety show with the theme of the lives of normal people as seen through Billy Joel's eyes. Sept. 22-24, 7-9 p.m. Call 234-2086 for more.
Come for Dinner ... Stay for Death!, The Hearthstone Inn, 506 N. Cascade Ave. $45. Featuring a four-course murder mystery dinner. Fri., Sept. 23, 7:30-11 p.m. Call 473-4413 for more.
The Sound of Music, Runyon Theater, 611 N. Main St., Pueblo, 719/564-0579. $8-$18. Runs Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 8, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 2, 9, 2 p.m. Visit runyontheater.org for more.
Anything Goes, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $24-$29. The REP presents this musical with tunes by Cole Porter, starring Susan Dawn Carson as Reno Sweeney. Runs Sept. 30-Oct. 23, Fri. and Sat. at 8 p.m.; Sun. at 2 p.m. Call 634-5581 ext. 328 for reservations.
Rogue of the Railway, Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St. $8-$9. A musical melodrama by Alleycat Theatrics runs Oct. 5-6, 7 p.m. Call 964-2906 to reserve a ticket.
The Arabian Nights, part of the "All Pikes Peak Reads" program features performances at CC and UCCS. Runs Oct. 7-16 at UCCS' Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater and Oct. 20-30 at CC's Armstrong Hall. Call 262-3232 or visit uccstheatreworks.com to reserve a seat.