Feel the Power of the Dork Side — Steinhouse Warehouse Community Arts Center, 101 W. Sixth St. Educational look at science and technology by the world’s only engineering professor by day, and stand-up comedian by night. Ages teens and up. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Jan. 12; 6-7 p.m. Jan. 13; 1:30-2:30 p.m. Jan. 14. $10. 1-770-883-4318.

Feel the Power of the Dork Side — Steinhouse Warehouse Community Arts Center

COMEDY

The Lone Stranger — The Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway. The Lone Stranger fights to bring justice to the lawless frontier with his white stallion, Thunder and friend Tonka. Call for dates and times. 7-9 p.m. $21.95. 886-9428.

Feel the Power of the Dork Side — Steinhouse Warehouse Community Arts Center, 101 W. Sixth St. Educational look at science and technology by the world's only engineering professor by day, and stand-up comedian by night. Ages teens and up. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Jan. 12; 6-7 p.m. Jan. 13; 1:30-2:30 p.m. Jan. 14. $10. 1-770-883-4318.

Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed Improv Comedy Troupe — Unscrewed Theater, 3244 E. Speedway. Interactive comedy. 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. $5. 289-8076.

Dark Comedy Show "My Suicide Note"  — The Flycatcher, 340 E. Sixth St. Collin takes his actual attempted suicide note and uses a decade of experience as a standup comedian and story teller to weave humor in and out of a truly astounding life story. Ages 21 and up. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Jan. 13; 3-4 and 6-7 p.m. Jan. 14. $13. 1-801-528-1285.

Free Form Fridays — Unscrewed Theater, 3244 E. Speedway. Six improv teams guaranteed at least 15 minutes of time for any type of improv. Age 17 and up. 9:15 p.m. Jan. 13. Donations appreciated. 289-8076.

Hypnosis Show: Benefit for Interfaith Community Services  — St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 8051 E. Broadway. Ages 10 and up. 6-8:30 p.m. Jan. 13. $15. 296-6149.

Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed Improv Comedy Troupe Uncensored Shows — Unscrewed Theater, 3244 E. Speedway. Ages 17 and up. 9:30 p.m. Jan. 13. $5. 289-8076.

Menopause the Musical — The Gaslight Music Hall, 13005 N. Oracle Road, Oro Valley. Four women shop for laundry at Bloomingdale's sale, sing about chocolate cravings, hot flashes and memory loss. 6-8 p.m. Jan. 16-19. $40. 529-1000.

DINNER THEATER

Carnival of Illusion — Scottish Rite Grand Parlour, 160 S. Scott Ave. Magic and mystery. Ages 10 and up. carnivalofillusion.com. 8:00 p.m. Jan. 13. $35. 615-5299.

The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Show — Hilton Tucson East, 7600 E. Broadway. Ages 15 and up. 6-9 p.m. Jan. 13. $49.95. 1-866-496-0535.

POETRY

Suzanne Hesh: Cursive — University of Arizona Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St. Suzanne Hesh integrates the visual qualities of handwriting into a contemporary textile form. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Daily. Free. 626-3765.

THEATER

John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" — The Rogue Theatre, 300 E. University Blvd. The twin hardships of the American dustbowl and the Great Depression. Discussion with cast and director follows all performance. 7:30-10 p.m. Jan. 11-13, 18-19; 2-4:30 p.m. Jan. 14. Through Jan. 28 $38. 551-2053.

The House of Blue Leaves — Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway. Funny dark comedy tells the tale of a zookeeper by day and a songwriter by night. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11-13, 18 and 19; 3 p.m. Jan. 14. Through February 10. $20. 327-4242.

A Delicate Ship — Community Playhouse, 1881 N. Oracle Road. When the past knocks on your door, will you open it. Post show discussion. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12, 13, 19; 2 p.m. Jan. 14. Through Jan. 21. $18-$22. 468-6111.

Sex Please, We're Sixty — Roadrunner Theater, 8892 E. Tanque Verde Road. Centers around Mrs. Stancliffe's Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast and a blue bill called "Venusia.". 7-9 p.m. Jan. 12, 13 and 19; 2-4 p.m. Jan. 14. Through Feb. 4. $20. 207-2491.

Tucson Fringe Festival — Club Congress, Flycatcher, Exploded View, Steinfeld Warehouse, Scoundrel & Scamp, 101 W. Sixth St. Visit tucsonfringe.org for full schedule and locations. 1:30-10 p.m. Jan. 12-14. $10. 261-4851.

Deputy Jan by Richard Gremel — Roadrunner Theater, 8892 E. Tanque Verde Road. It's the Old West. Robbers, cattle wranglers, and gamblers roam wild across the untamed Sonoran desert, making easy prey of the small town of Dustville. Only one woman can stand in their way: Deputy Jan the cowardly deputy. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $8. 207-2491.