Ever wanted to rub elbows with a TV icon? I Dream of Jeannie star Barbara Eden, who wore the Miss San Francisco crown in 1951, will receive a homecoming fit for a queen this Sunday at the Castro. The evening's entertainment will include an on-stage interview with Eden, a Jeannie Look-A-Like Contest, a career highlight reel, performances by the Garden of Eden Belly Dancing Superstars, and a special screen surprise. Following those festivities, Eden will host an autograph and book signing. For tickets, click here. Elsewhere:
1. The Big Uneasy
Where: Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., 415-863-1087
With Frameline35 wrapping up Sunday and the Jewish Film Festival (July 21 – Aug. 8) right around the corner, now is the time to take a breather from the festival circuit and check out one of these offerings currently playing at an indie theater near you.
Where: Embarcadero Center Cinema, 1 Embarcadero Ctr., 415-352-0835
“I’m very angry, and I have to be honest about it. Sometimes I’m so mad I can’t even breathe.” So says an unsmiling Conan O’Brien, still stewing over his unceremonious dismissal from NBC’s Tonight Show, mired in the season of his discontent and planning a 32-city tour to serenade fans inflamed by his ousting.
That was last year, before O’Brien made his well-documented return to late-night TV on TBS, where he plays to some million viewers a night, one-third of his audience during his final six months on the Peacock. Whether the ginger-haired giant is still seething over the breakup is anyone’s guess, but in Rodman Flender’s Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop, the wounds are still fresh.