Sprouts Children’s Theatre presents “Aladdin & the Magic Lamp,” opening this weekend at Creative Spark Center for the Arts, 757 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant, and running through Sept. 30.

Wishes, a magic lamp and a love for a princess make the foundation of the classic story. Performances are scheduled for 3 p.m. today and Sept. 30, 6 p.m. Sept. 28, and 1 p.m. Sept. 29.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Call 881-3780 for information and to make reservations, or visit www.creativespark.org.

Stan Gill, founder of Sprouts Children’s Theatre, brings his sketch comedy-musical revue, “Satire Diaries: Too Stupid to Fail,” to Charleston beginning Sept. 28.

Social satire that lampoons movies, popular culture, sex, dating, the arts, politics and more, “Satire Diaries” is not meant for children under 13, Gill said.

The show, produced by Rogue Arts Productions and Creative Spark, plays at Threshold Repertory Theatre, 841/2 Society St., 8:15 p.m. Sept. 28; 7:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Sept. 29, 8:15 p.m. Oct. 5, and 7:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Oct. 6.

Gill then takes the show on the road, returning it to the Creative Spark Little Theatre, 757 Long Point Road in Mount Pleasant, for performances on Oct. 26, Nov. 2 and 3.

Tickets are $22 for adults, $19 for students, seniors and educators.

For information, call 881-3780 or visit www.creativespark.org.

Artist Anne Worsham Richardson’s life and career will be celebrated at a public tribute event planned for 3:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Dock Street Theatre.

Richardson died Sept. 2 at 92.

Born in Clarendon County in 1919, she began painting at an early age. At 16, she moved to Charleston and began specializing in bird representations.

Her painting, “Carolina Wren and Yellow Jessamine,” hangs in the S.C. Statehouse and represents the official State Bird and Flower. She also painted the State Butterfly (“Yellow Swallow-tailed With Wild Azalea”).

The tribute will feature comments from family, friends and colleagues and showcase some of her work. It is free and open to all.

Rupert Edis, a writer and book reviewer for U.K. newspapers, will be the speaker at the first program in the Wide Angle Lunch Series V at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 25.

His talk is titled “Afghanistan: A Personal and Literary Exploration.”

The talks are hosted by the Charleston Library Society, 164 King St., and cost $20 for Library Society members, $25 for nonmembers. Lunch is provided by Butcher & Bee.

Reservations are required. For tickets, visit www.wide anglelunches.org or call 800-838-3006.

Staff reports