· FEB. 14-MARCH 2

Paper Wing Theatre Co. presents "Ballyhoo Burlesque." Opens at 8p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, and continues at 8p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through March 2 at the Paper Wing Theatre, 320 Hoffman Ave., Monterey. Ballyhoo Burlesque features a sexy ensemble of singers, dancers, acrobats and performers and special guest dance troupe the PDC Starlets from San Jose. $20 general, $15 military, students and seniors. 905-5684,

· FEB. 15

Sunset Center presents "The Second City: Laughing Matters." At 8p.m. Friday, Feb 15, at the Sunset Center, San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue, Carmel. The famed Chicago-based comedy troupe whose alumni includes John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Mike Myers and Tina Fey, perform their latest comedy show. $29-49, available at 620-2048 from the Sunset Center box office 9:30a.m.-5:30p.m Mon-Fri and noon-4p.m. Saturday, or

· FEB. 15-16

ARIEL Theatrical presents the musical "Stone Soup." At 7p.m. Friday Feb. 15, and 2 and 7p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Karen Wilson Children's Theatre, 320 Main St., Salinas. "Stone Soup" features 35 children ages 5 to 10, a lucky stone and a large pot of soup! This Spring Conservatory Beginning Program retells the classic tale of compassion and sharing amid hunger and scarcity. 775-0976 or online at