Jan. 26-27: Jim Marshall’s 1967, Mona, Sick Comic: Life of Lenny Bruce, Uncanny Valley, Susan Sherman, Strike a … – San Francisco Examiner


Jim Marshall’s 1967
: The exhibition of some 80 works by the famed music photographer chronicling the Summer of Love (and including album covers for Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin at home and Jimi Hendrix onstage) opens with a reception. [5:30 to 7:30 p.m., City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, S.F.]

Sick Comic-The Life of Lenny Bruce: Writer-performer Jason Kyle appears in the free show,an adaptation of Julian Barry’s epic play about the boundary-breaking comedian. [7 p.m., Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter St., S.F.]

Mona: The alt-rock band, which left the Midwest for Nashville, plays on a bill with July Talk, a Toronto-based alt-bluesy garage rock five-piece. [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

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Uncanny Valley: Pear Theatre presents Thomas Gibbons’ computer industry-set play, which “examines the unease” that develops when a computer-generated figure appears almost, but not quite human. [8 p.m., Pear Theatre, 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View]

Susan Sherman: The author is promoting “If You Are There,” her buzzed about, 1900s-set novel about a girl who escapes the Warsaw ghetto to work as a kitchen maid in a wealthy neighborhoods in Paris. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto]

Kinky Boots: The Tony Award-winning musical by Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper about a man who struggles to live up to his father’s expectations is in the South Bay for a short run. [7:30 p.m. San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose]

Strike a Pose: The candid documentary featuring dancers who appeared onstage with Madonna explores their lives after the “Truth or Dare” tour and legal battles with the pop star. [7 p.m., Roxie, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Native Son: Nambi E. Kelley’s acclaimed 90-minute adaptation brings Richard Wright’s groundbreaking novel about a young, poor black man living in Chicago to life for a new generation. [7:30 p.m., Marin Theatre Co., 397 Miller Ave., Mill Valley]


Photofairs: The three-day, fine art photography show and sale offers selections from 34 national and international galleries, representing 14 countries and 25 cities worldwide. [11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Lieder Alive!: Soprano Heidi Moss, pianist Kurt Erickson and violist Paul Yarbrough perform in “Mozart & Erickson Birthday Fest.” [7 p.m., Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St., S.F.]

The Real Thing: Tom Stoppard’s comedy about a witty playwright, which one critic called the most “bracing play that anyone has written about love and marriage in years,” opens in previews. [8 p.m., Aurora Theatre Co., 2081 Addison St., Berkeley]

Daniel’s Husband: A preview performance of the drama by Michael McKeever about what happens when a gay couple’s life together takes a shocking and unexpected turn features a special talk with the playwright, [8 p.m., New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Women In Jeopardy: Center REPertory Company opens its production of Wendy MacLeod’s adventure comedy with a preview performance. [8 p.m., Lesher Center, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek}

Luzia: Cirque Du Soleil’s radiant show dedicated to Mexico’s charms is in its final weekend in The City. [8 p.m., Big Top, Third Street and Terry A. Francois Boulevard, S.F.]

SF Sketchfest Erotic Fan Fiction: Comics on the “competitive” bill are Josh Androsky, Bryan Cook, Jesse Elias, Myq Kaplan, Arden Myrin, Amy Miller, Gareth Reynolds, JoAnn Schinderle and Cole Stratton. [10:30 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

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