Oct. 5-6: Young Frankenstein, Calfornia Power Politics, Michael Krasny, Joyce Manor, Sherry Amatensne, Romeo & Juliet

“Young Frankenstein” screens for one night only in a special broadcast with live comments from director Mel Brooks. (Courtesy 20th Century Fox)

“Young Frankenstein” screens for one night only in a special broadcast with live comments from director Mel Brooks. (Courtesy 20th Century Fox)

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5

Young Frankenstein: Mel Brooks’ hilarious sendup of the famed horror film (starring the late Gene Wilder) screens in a one-night presentation, with live commentary by the director. [5 p.m., Century 20, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City and Century Tanforan, 1188 El Camino Real, San Bruno]

Eye care RV: Zenni Optical’s custom RV offers visitors free eye exams, giveaways and the chance to try on hundreds of eyeglass frames selected by celebrity stylist Lindsay Albanese. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Centennial Walkway, SFSU, State Drive off Lake Merced Boulevard, S.F.]

California Power Politics: State Sen. Kevin de Leon discusses whether Democrats and Republicans can agree on water, energy, agriculture and other issues related to the changing climate in a talk presented by the Commonwealth Club. [6:30 p.m., Hotel Nikko, Carmel Room, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Michael Krasny: The radio host of KQED’s “Forum” and author of “Let There Be Laughter: A Treasury of Great Jewish Humor and What It Means” appears in conversation with Peter Coyote. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.[

Joyce Manor: The rock band from Torrance has moved past simple pop and punk on its new album “Cody.” [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Joke or Get Off the Stage: Samson Koletkar hosts the evening of standup comedy, featuring Trevor Shane Rogers, Jeff Applebaum, Sandra Risser, Moon Choe and Carlos Rodriguez. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Bruce Springsteen: The rock icon, promoting his memoir “Born to Run,” appears in conversation with Dan Stone at a sold-out City Arts and Lectures presentation. [7 p.m., Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Sherry Amatenstein: The therapist and author speaks about “How Does That Make You Feel?: True Confessions from Both Sides of the Therapy Couch,” a collection with contributions from essayists, book authors, TV and film writers and mental health professionals. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

THURSDAY, OCT. 6

Romeo & Juliet: Montalvo Arts Center presents We Players in a one-of-a-kind, interactive, site-specific production of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy. [5 p.m., 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga]

Thrillpeddlers: San Francisco’s wild theater troupe begins preview performances of its annual Halloween extravaganza “Shocktoberfest 17: Pyramid of Freaks.” [8 p.m., Hypnodrome, 575 10th St., S.F.]

Katya Smirnoff-Skyy: The cabaret singer, creation of drag artist J. Conrad Frank, draws upon the work of Nirvana, Semisonic and the Spice Girls in the new show “Katya, A Bittersweet 90’s Symphony.” [8 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

MarchFourth!: The electronica, jazz, dance and Americana band also happens to march in format and wear marching band uniforms. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Mill Valley Film Festival: The 39th annual 10-day event opens with 7 p.m. screenings of “La La Land” at CinéArts Sequoia in Mill Valley and “Arrival” at Century Cinema in Corte Madera, followed by a 9 p.m. gala at Marin Coutnry Mart in Larkspur. [www.mvff.com]

Drive By Truckers: The rock group from Athens, Ga., which calls its latest release “American Band” its “most explicitly political album,” kicks off a two-night stand, with singer-songwriter Lydia Loveless opening. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.

Avant GardARAMA!: Cutting Ball Theater opens its season with an all-in-one performance festival of seven short experimental plays showcasing the work of Bay Area directors. [7 p.m., EXIT on Taylor, 277 Taylor St., S.F.]

Rush vs. Yes: Fred Barchetta appears as Rush and Shine Delirious performs as Yes in a show billed as an evening of “epic music.” [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]


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