INTERNATIONAL COMEDY SHOWCASE
South Berkeley’s La Peña Cultural Center will host an “International Comedy Showcase” at 8 p.m. Saturday, featuring comedians from Africa, China, Lebanon, Scotland, India and Iran. $13-$15. 3105 Shattuck Ave. 849-2568.
20th ANNIVERSARY BASH FOR 924 GILMAN
924 Gilman, Berkeley’s venerable member-run punk rock venue, will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a 6 p.m. show Saturday featuring a number of bands, including Solcial Unrest, El Dopa and Black Fork. All ages welcome; no alcohol, no drugs, no violence. $10. The celebration will be preceded by a 2 p.m. screening of 924 Gilman, a documentary about the venue.
CELLULOID CLASSICS IN EL CERRITO
The Cerrito Theater continues its weekend series of classics from yesteryear with After the Thin Man (1936), the second film in the classic Thin Man series starring William Powell and Myrna Loy as a crime-solving couple. The series was based on the novel The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett and shows at 6 p.m. Saturday and at 5 p.m. Sunday. 10070 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito. www.picturepubpizza.com.
CHAMBER CONCERT IN MEMORY OF A MAESTRO
The San Francisco Chamber Orchestra will perform a special New Year’s Eve concert in memory of Maestro Edgar Braun at 8 p.m. Sunday at First Congregational Church in Berkeley. Admission is free. 2345 Channing Way. (415) 248-1640.