This weekend is too busy and it's not even here yet.
"Three's Company" ends its very short run at Finn's Funhouse. This is sooooooo funny with great performances from all - Mike Finn as Jack, D'Arcy Drollinger perfect as Chrissy and Jane Weidlin (yes from the Go Gos!) as Janet.
If they don't make you laugh your ass off, there's Matthew Martin's droll Mrs. Roper, Laurie Bushman's multi-role magic and, last but not least, Sara Moore as Mr. Roper. Moore is a scene stealer with her great facial expressions. She alone makes it worth the $20 price of admission and yet you get so much more for the wonderful ensemble. It plays Friday and Saturday at 7pm and 9pm and then it's gone. Go to www.brownpapertickets.com.
Trying to steal their thunder is Peaches Christ bringing "Welcome to the Dollhouse" to the Castro Theatre on Friday night at 7pm.
Part of Sketchfest, Peaches goes all out with her usual midnight movie-style antics. With star Heather Matarazzo on hand, "Dollhouse" reminds us of what an instant cult classic it became - thanks to the terrific performance by Matarazzo as the misfit we all can relate to and and its intelligent writing. We're sure Peaches and her notorious pre-show events will bring this film to a whole new audience. Get more information and $20 tickets at www.peacheschrist.com or at www.sfsketchfest.com.
Speaking of movies, Friday seems to be a day of retro cinema. The Ray of Light Theatre is screening "Carrie" at the Victoria Theatre, also at 7pm (can I be in three places at once).
This screening is likely to whet our appetite for this fall's musical version of "Carrie," which flopped on Broadway, was revamped and came back with a vengeance off-Broadway. ROLT is now putting their own spin on the musical in October and this movie screening is a fund raiser to help bring the musical to life in its San Francisco debut.
The movie is definitely a horror classic. In fact, even Peaches Christ screened it few times. It launched the career of Sissy Spacek, having received her first Oscar nomination. It also helped put a young TV actor on the road to movie stardom: John Travolta has a small but important supporting role.
Blood, style, great music and camera work make this one of the classic horror films of all time. And like "Dollhouse" it deals with an awkward misfit.
Go to www.carrierayoflight.eventbrite.com for full details and tickets. Tickets are only $15.