THURSDAY JANUARY 17 SPECIAL EVENT

Stuff You Should Know 8:00

Stuff You Should Know Trivia: Did you know that SF Sketchfest is psyched to present “Stuff You Should Know” with Charles W. “Chuck” Bryant + Josh Clark live at the Castro Theatre? "Stuff You Should Know" is the award-winning podcast hosted by Bryant and Clark and produced by the venerable website HowStuffWorks. Twice weekly since 2008, "Stuff You Should Know" has released a mind-addling array of episodes, cracking open the mechanics, history and cultural and scientific impact of topics like: Ouija boards, asteroid mining, termites, the use of MDMA to treat mental illness, the game of horseshoes, gender reassignment surgery, what would happen if the Earth stopped spinning, Barbie(r) dolls, peak oil, the effects of going without sleep, bioluminescence, disco, icebergs, the fat tax and so on and so on, totaling nearly 700 episodes and adding two more every Tuesday and Thursday. Tix: https://sched.co/IkmA

 
     
   


FRIDAY JANUARY 18 SPECIAL EVENT

Judge John Hodgman 7:00

All rise for Judge John Hodgman January 18th. The bestselling author and self-appointed judge will listen to real-life disputes and weigh in on such pressing issues as “Is chili a soup or a stew?” LOL with the fire of a thousand gaslights! Tix: http://bit.ly/2PifNrB

 
     
   


FRIDAY JANUARY 18 SPECIAL EVENT

Found Footage Festival vs. Everything Is Terrible! 10:00

Found Footage Festival: Childhood friends Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (“Late Show with David Letterman”) take you on a guided tour through their incredible collection of special interest VHS tapes found at thrift stores and garage sales across the country. Everything is Terrible! is the video and performance collective that is responsible for some of the internet’s most hilarious and bizarre videos. EIT! has posted daily re-edits for 11 years that have been culled from the mountains of dead media on the verge of abandonment by humanity. Tickets here

 
     
   


SATURDAY JANUARY 19 SPECIAL EVENT

BEST IN SHOW 20th Anniversary Screening and Reunion 4:00

This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Dog lovers and comedy lovers unite for one of the funniest films of our time! Filmed 20 years ago, "Best in Show" was directed by Christopher Guest from a script outline by Guest and Eugene Levy, and improvised by an incredible cast, almost all of whom will appear for an in-depth onstage conversation before the screening, moderated by Kevin Pollak.

 
     
   


SATURDAY JANUARY 19 SPECIAL EVENT

Big Terrific with Jenny Slate, Gabe Liedman and Max Silvestri 8:00

SF Sketchfest is excited to welcome Jenny Slate, Gabe Liedman, and Max Silvestri as they host BIG TERRIFIC, a silly and love-filled mix of stand-up and conversation between best friends, like the Newlywed Game played by 3 sexually incompatible people. Tix: https://sched.co/IkoO

 
     
   


SUNDAY JANUARY 20 SPECIAL EVENT

LOCAL HERO with special guest Peter Reigert 12:30

Join SF Sketchfest for a perfect Sunday afternoon at the Castro Theatre for a screening of Bill Forsyth's classic 1983 film Local Hero with an in-depth onstage interview with co-star Peter Riegert, in conversation with Marc Hershon. Up-and-coming Houston oil executive "Mac" MacIntyre (Peter Riegert) gets more than he bargained for when a seemingly simple business trip to Scotland changes his outlook on life. Sent by his colorful boss (Burt Lancaster) to the small village of Ferness, Mac is looking to quickly buy out the townspeople so his company can build a new refinery. But after a taste of country life Mac begins to question whether he is on the right side of this transaction. Tickets here: https://sched.co/IrPy

 
     
   


SUNDAY JANUARY 20 SPECIAL EVENT

RiffTrax: Day of the Shorts 4:00

Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" and Rifftrax.com return to SF Sketchfest for a seventh edition of RiffTrax Shorts -- taking on some of the worst PSA, educational, scientific and promotional shorts of yesteryear, and riff them into submission. Joining the duo are guest riffers and original MST3K writers and performers Trace Beaulieu, Frank Conniff, Mary Jo Pehl and Bridget Nelson, frequent RiffTrax Presents team Cole Stratton and Janet Varney, and special guest Paul F. Tompkins! Tickets

 
     
   


SUNDAY JANUARY 20 SPECIAL EVENT

Who’s Laughing Now: An Evening with Bruce Campbell and EVIL DEAD 2 8:00

Who's laughing now? SF Sketchfest can't wait to welcome Bruce Campbell for a screening of "Evil Dead II," w/ an extended pre-film introduction & in-depth post-film Q&A. DO NOT miss Bruce unleashed on the Castro stage. Hail to the king, baby. https://sched.co/Ikpq

 
     
   


TUESDAY JANUARY 22 SPECIAL EVENT

RACE CHASER LIVE! 7:00

Alaska and Willam, two of the most iconic queens to ever compete on RuPaul’s Drag Race, are bringing their smash hit podcast "Race Chaser" to the Castro Theatre. This is not your average podcast taping gals: these queens will definitely pull a stunt! There will be special guests, show stopping performances, and lots of behind the scenes details on the cultural phenomenon that is RuPaul's Drag Race. Chase the Race with us on January 22!

 
     
   


THURSDAY JANUARY 24 SPECIAL EVENT

OFFICE SPACE 20th Anniversary screening, conversation and Q&A 8:00

Grab your tickets and your properly filled out TPS Reports and head down to the Castro Theater (Yeah, we're gonna need you to come in on Thursday) for a 20th Anniversary celebration of the classic workplace comedy. Join writer/director Mike Judge and members of the cast including Diedrich Bader ("Lawrence"), David Herman (“Michael Bolton”) and more TBA for a screening, conversation, Q&A, costume contest and other fun pieces of flair! Tickets now on sale!

 
     
   


FRIDAY JANUARY 25-SUNDAY FEBRUARY 3 SPECIAL EVENT

NOIR CITY 17

Enjoy 10 glorious days and nights of noir-themed double features as NOIR CITY returns to the Castro Theatre January 25-February 3, 2019 for its 17th year! See these movies, 24 in all, as they were meant to be seen, on the big screen in one of America's greatest movie palaces! FNF founder and president Eddie Muller will guide you through the festival's dark alleyways.

The NOIR CITY 17 film schedule, program notes, and active links to purchase tickets will be available at noircity.com at 6pm Wednesday, December 19.

 
     
   


THURSDAY FEBRUARY 21 SPECIAL EVENT

The Bay Area Book Festival Presents
An Evening with Gloria Steinem: More Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions
In conversation with Favianna Rodriguez, moderated by Lauren Schiller 7:00

What is Gloria Steinem thinking about today in our era of #MeToo and intersectionality? How can today’s feminists learn from our foremothers, and vice versa? We’ll celebrate an updated, third edition of Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, originally published in 1983 — a book that has sold over half a million copies, and counting. As author Susan Faludi (Backlash) put it, Outrageous Acts “will always be… a required feminist reader.” From satires to moving tributes, confessions (yes, the Playboy bunny essay is in here) and analyses, the book includes classics along with new material. Steinem will talk with artist and activist Favianna Rodriguez of CultureStrike, and Lauren Schiller, host of Inflection Point, from KALW will moderate the conversation. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from an ever-relevant icon in a smart, sassy conversation that will provoke and inspire you.

General Admission $20; Students $15 WomenLit.org

 
     
   


SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23 SPECIAL EVENT

Peaches Christ Productions Is Proud To Present...
MEAN GAYS 4pm & 8pm
our low-carb, hi-barb & 'so obsessed' live, musical parody of the 2004 now-classic film, "Mean Girls"
Starring the gay, gayer, and gayest talents of WILLAM, KIM CHI, LAGANJA ESTRANJA, PEACHES CHRIST and many more!

** Unlike past Peaches Christ Productions, this event will NOT be followed be a movie screening. A ticket purchase is for the stage show exclusively **

 
 
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