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L’Effet de Serge
What: Vivarium Studio presents Frenchman Philippe Quesne’s much-anticipated production (it was nearly canceled due to visa issues).
Why: Smart experimental theater, mixed-media playfulness, brilliant set design, and $1 glasses of preshow champagne to celebrate his entry into the country.
When: Thru Sun., 8 p.m.
Where: On the Boards, 100 W. Roy St. Tickets ($25) at 206-217-9888 or online.
What: Harrowing true story of Seattle actress Elizabeth Kenny’s toxic trip through the health care industry to the psych ward and back to sanity.
Why: A splintered, dissonant, and humorous tale of good intentions gone awry.
When: Thru Apr. 30. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.
Where: New City Theater, 1404 18th Ave. Info at 206-420-8404. Tickets ($20-$25) online at brownpapertickets.com.
Pulp Lab Belltown Opens
What: The erstwhile Ballard shop operates out of its Belltown shipping location.
Why: A well-curated selection, including the feminine canvas sun hat by Lina Rennell; a curvy Japanese toothbrush in flexible, degradable plastic; and medicine capsule earphones.
When: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 2608 Second Ave. (866-962-9559).
Sandbox Sports Indoor Beach Leagues Season
What: Play indoor volleyball on sand-covered courts in Georgetown — with adult beverages coming soon.
Why: You are dying to dig your toes into the sand. Now if they could just import some sun.
When: Register now online at sandboxsports.net. It opens Apr. 25.
Where: The Sandbox, 5955 Airport Way S. (206-624-2899).
Photo: Courtesy of On the Boards