We're in the middle of Sketchfest as we speak, but they recently added a few more shows that marry comedy and music. There's the Kids in the Hall’s Kevin McDonald and his '90s-based rock opera Cheaters in Love, the podcast Off Book, which creates an improvised musical.
Something my Do List co-host Suzie Racho is looking forward to is Soundtracks Live: Scenes and Songs from a Classic '80s Movie with folks like Fred Armisen, Rachel Dratch, Tom Lennon and more — and they’re raising money for 826 Valencia, so it’s for a good cause.
And, mixing movies and cabaret-style jazz, there’s Jeff Goldblum, who appears with his jazz band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, at the Marines Memorial Theater. Goldblum is actually a darn good piano player, and often hobnobs with the crowd — judging from my Instagram feed, everyone I know who’s gone to see him has been able to meet him afterward. Sketchfest runs until Jan. 28; details here.