exploding.jpgFriday, January 21
Live Evil Playground (The Musical)
“The story of a Rock n’ Roll dream that never died…but should have,” Live Evil is an autobiographical homage to 80’s metal, awkward teenage childhoods, and comedic rock opera. After winning best of Best of Fringe at Fringe Festival 2008, the show is appearing only through next weekend at the NOH Space (2840 Mariposa at Florida) at 8 pm, for $15 (tickets available here).

Self-Portrait #3 – a mechanical installation by Aaron Geman
And what’s more metal then a huge self portrait/machine housed in a 15,000 square foot warehouse? Local artist Aaron Geman is presenting his largest project yet, with Ghost Town providing the soundtrack for the sculptural performance. From Geman: “the portrait illustrates the cyclical struggle of a man that is losing himself in search of his goals.” Free, doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm at 6025 3rd Street in Bayview.

Film Noir Festival
Who doesn’t love watching atmospheric obscure Noir films on the big screen? Check out Noir City 9 at the classic Castro Theatre, from January 21-30, 2011 featuring a lineup of twenty-four tales of madness and double features for only $10. For the full schedule go to Noir City.

Saturday, January 22
Edwardian Ball Vendor Hall
Didn’t buy your ticket to the Edwardian Ball? You can still buy ruffles and top hats galore at the vendor hall, which is free and open to the public during the day. There’s even a full bar and dressing rooms to make finding that perfect Marie Antoinette bustle easier. From 12-6pm at the Regency Ballroom, 1270 Sutter Street (lower level of event only). More details here!

SF Sketchfest
The 10th Annual San Francisco Comedy Festival presents “The Thrilling Adventure and Supernatural Suspense Hour,” a staged comedy production in the style of an old-time radio show. Enjoy special appearances by Neil Patrick Harris and Alison Brie (of Mad Men) among other talented local performers. Check out shows at 7pm or 9:30 pm at the Marines Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter Street. Tickets are $40 or $50, depending on seats.

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