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"Blues in the Night," a Tony-nominated, jazz-painted musical featuring tunes associated with the likes of Benny Goodman, Bessie Smith and Duke Ellington, comes to San Francisco’s Post Street Theatre for a limited engagement.

A hit in London as well as on Broadway, the show stars dance legend Maurice Hines, pop singer Freda Payne ("Band of Gold"), original London cast member Carol Woods and Broadway and London stage star Paulette Ivory. The show tells the tale of three luscious females and one lonely guy simply trying to make it through a long, hot, steamy Chicago night; their interweaving stories are told through the music of blues and jazz legends of the 1920s and ’30s.

Previews for "Blues in the Night" start Aug. 7, while the show opens Aug. 15 and runs through Sept. 30. Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $35 to $70. The theater is at 450 Post St. For information, visit www.bluesinthenightsf.com. For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com or call (415) 771-6900.

MONDAYS WITH MARGA

Comedian Marga Gomez launches "Marga’s Hot Mondays," a series of evenings packed with comedy, special guests, a few cocktails and a touch of music. Performances begin today and run through Sept. 24, with satirist Will Durst kicking off guest duties tonight. In the next few weeks, Gomez will be joined by Mark Pitta (Aug. 6); Diane Amos (Aug. 13); and Tom Ammiano (Aug. 30). Shows start at 8 p.m. at the Empire Plush Room, York Hotel, 940 Sutter St., San Francisco. Tickets are $20.

Call (415) 885-2800 or visit www.theempireplushroom.com.

DANCE PLATTER

ODC Dance presents its first "Studio B Summer Sampler," an hourlong performance featuring some of the company’s most celebrated works. Choreographers Brenda Way and KT Nelson shed light on the dancing that takes place onstage. A reception precedes the concert. The show’s at 6 p.m. at ODC Dance Commons, 351 Shotwell St., San Francisco. Tickets are $15.

Call (415) 863-9834 or visit www.odctheater.org.

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