Friday's Scoop: Historic Ladies, Sundance Cinemas and Peachy Keen Comedy

Historic African-American women come to life in the one-woman show "Oh, Yes She Did!" Peachy Keen offers a free night of comedy and the refurbished Sunset 5 cinemas reopens.

Greetings and welcome to City Scoop. Today is Friday, August 31, the 244th day of 2012. Here’s what’s going on in West Hollywood today.

Here’s a chance to meet Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Billie Holiday, Josephine Baker, former presidential candidate Shirley Chisholm and many more ladies of history. Actress Sandy Brown, best known for TV’s Hannah Montana and Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, brings all these African-American ladies to life with her one-woman show, Oh, Yes She Did! Showtime is 8 p.m. at the Greenway Court Theatre, 544 Fairfax Ave.

is not exactly the first place people think of when you say comedy show. But that old World style bar and lounge has been having one of the hottest comedy shows in town. Peachy Keen puts on the night of laughs featuring a mix of up-and-coming comics and established laughmeisters. Recently, top comic Louis C.K. dropped in to do 30-minutes of new material. Among the comics scheduled for tonight are Chris Porter, Chris Fairbanks, Eliot Chang and Alice Wetterlund. Showtime is 8-10 p.m. Best of all, it’s free!

Sundance Cinemas

The long awaited grand opening of the Robert Redford-founded Sundance Cinemas in the 8000 Sunset complex has finally arrived. The officially opens today offering a mix of independent and foreign film fare. Movies playing this opening weekend are the futuristic heist comedy Robot and Frank, the documentary Searching for Sugarman, the French life-changing-crisis drama Chicken with Plums and the medical drama The Good Doctor (starring Orlando Bloom). Beer and wine are served at 21+ screenings. 

Last Chance for Tony Clifton

Even the best of lounge lizards has to eventually leave the building. After three months of weekly shows, Tony Clifton plays his last show (at least for now) at the . Clifton is the audience-abusing lounge singer character created by the comic genius Andy Kaufman. Despite Kaufman’s death in 1984, Clifton lives on with a hilarious show backed by burlesque dancers. Show time is 11:30 p.m.


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