Good Times: Bay Area Entertainment Guide for Feb. 4-10


From San Jose Mercury News

February 2, 2011
By Mark de la Vina

SF Sketchfest wraps things up for this year with a couple of intriguing presentations, both on Saturday at San Francisco’s Castro Theatre (429 Castro St.). At 5 p.m., David Byrne — of Talking Heads fame — will discuss and present a screening of “True Stories” in conjunction with the movie’s 25th anniversary. Byrne (pictured) was branching out big time when he directed this 1986 film about a fictional Texas burg on the eve of celebrating the state’s sesquicentennial. At 8:30 p.m., it’s “Idol Worship: An Evening with Cloris Leachman.” Frau Blucher is in the house! Drag diva Peaches Christ will interview Leachman, whose career included regular roles in Mel Brooks movies (“Young Frankenstein”) and sitcoms ranging from the classic (“The Mary Tyler Moore Show”) to the current (“Raising Hope”). A screening of Brooks’ “High Anxiety” is also on the bill. Admission to each show is $25. Visit www.sfsketchfest.com.

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