San Francisco’s Sketchfest comedy festival celebrates its 10th Anniversary with Dan Aykroyd, Candice Bergen, James L. Brooks, David Byrne, Diane English, Neil Patrick Harris, Brian Henson, Cloris Leachman, Moby, Maya Rudolph, Garry Shandling, Fred Willard, the creators of Airplane!, the Viva Variety reunion show, improv masters Upright Citizens Brigade, and many more! Amoeba is proud to help sponsor the festival running January 13 - February 5. Get your tickets now! More info here.
NOIR CITY 9 returns to San Francisco's majestic Castro Theatre January 21-30 with Who's Crazy Now?. The lineup of 24 Tales of Madness ranges from the legendary Oscar-winning performance by Ingrid Bergman (Gaslight) and Ronald Colman (A Double Life)—to obscure rarities, some rescued from extinction by the Film Noir Foundation. All films will be presented as originally intended in glorious 35mm celluloid and all proceeds from the festival directly fund film preservation efforts. More info here.
The Jazz & Democracy Project® (J&D) is a music integrated curriculum linking the arts (music) and the humanities (history/government). Through literary, aural, and visual content, as well as kinesthetic activities, students 10 years and up learn about the process that creates Jazz and how this mirrors the democratic process. Without needing any previous musical experience, all J&D students understand what musicians must know and be able to do in order to create Jazz, and how these same elements form the foundation of The U.S. Constitution, American democracy, and civic engagement in the 21st Century. For more info, click here.