Comic great Billy Crystal appears in a “Great Collaborators Tribute” with writer-producer Alan Zweibel in a SF Sketchfest show at the Castro. (Courtesy photo)

Comic great Billy Crystal appears in a “Great Collaborators Tribute” with writer-producer Alan Zweibel in a SF Sketchfest show at the Castro. (Courtesy photo)

Jan. 10-11: Billy Crystal and Alan Zweibel, Alan Arkin, Metal Alliance, BoJack Horseman, Itzhak Perlman, San Francisco Symphony


Billy Crystal and Alan Zweibel: The SF Sketchfest “Great Collaborators Tribute” features the veteran comic in conversation with his creative partner from the Tony Award-winning “700 Sundays.” [7 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Alan Arkin: The movie actor appears live and answers questions at a 50th anniversary screening of “The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming,” presented by SF Sketchfest. [2 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey: Bay Area Cabaret presents the jazz guitarist-vocalist and Broadway singer in the West Coast debut of “Grownup Songs,” featuring tunes by Stephen Sondheim and Irving Berlin. [7:30 p.m., Venetian Room, Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St., S.F.]

Metal Allegiance: The lineup includes David Ellefson, Mark Osegueda, Phil Demmel, Mike Portnoy, Troy Sanders, Alex Skolnick, Mark Menghi with special guests Cage, Doll Skin. [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Brunches with Funches: Standup comic Ron Funches, currently appearing on the TV show “Undateable,” appears, with friends, in a SF Sketchfest performance. [11 a.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

BoJack Horseman: The animated TV show about a humanoid horse is the topic of the SF Sketchfest show featuring actors Paul F. Tompkins, Lisa Hanawalt, Mike Hollingsworth, creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg and moderator Mara Wilson. [3 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Itzhak Perlman: The great violinist conducts the San Francisco Symphony in a program featuring Beethoven’s “Romance” No. 1 and 2, Mozart’s Symphony No. 25 and Brahms’ Symphony No. 4. [2 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Mark Gagliardi and Hal Lublin: SF Sketchfest presents the “We Got This” podcasters, with special guest Adam Savage. [12:30 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]


Benefit for Freddie Roulette: To raise funds in the wake of losing his house in a fire, blues lap steel guitar master Roulette plays a concert with his pals Steve Kimock, Roy Rogers, Wavy Gravy, Pete Sears and Henry Kaiser. [8 p.m.. Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

January Free Lecture Series: The School for Self-Help offers a talk on how to “Improve Your Vision Naturally.” [7 p.m., 2218 48th Ave., S.F.]

Now Circa Then: Douglas Morrisson Theatre presents a staged reading of Carly Mensch’s sweet-spirited romantic comedy about two historical re-enactors. [8 p.m., 22311 N. Third St., Hayward]

Moishe Oysher tribute: The Music at Meyer concert showcases cantor Arik Luck. a seven-piece band and singers (and cantors) Sari Greenberg, Billy Tiep, Cantors Roslyn Barak and Marsha Attie in a musical revue about the 1930s-40s Yiddish stage star. [7:30 p.m., Martin Meyer Sanctuary, Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F.]

Values that Guide Healthcare Decisions: Mileva Saulo Lewis, a scholar and vice president of the Center for Medical Ethics and Mediation, speaks about a “decision-making process” and “quality of life” approach to healthcare. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Genealogy and Family History Research: The San Francisco Public Library class offers instruction on doing genealogical research and finding people using U.S. census data, vital records, directories, photos and more. [1 to 3 p.m., North Beach Branch, 850 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Midnight: The San Francisco Public Library screens the 1939 movie starring Claudette Colbert as a poor American woman who hopes to marry a rich French aristocrat, but who is also courted by a Parisian taxi driver. [3 p.m., Golden Gate Valley Branch, 1801 Green St,, S.F.]

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