Places to go, people to see: April 22-23 

Bay Area Theatresports presents "Spontaneous Broadway," an improvised stage show. The troupe performs Broadway-style tunes based on audience-suggested song titles. The audience then chooses a favorite song, which becomes a musical.

WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE: Bayfront Theater, Building B, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, San Francisco
PRICE: Tickets are $12 to $15
INFO: Call (415) 474-8935 or visit www.improv.org

Frank Caliendo

Comedian Frank Caliendo, known for his stints on "MAD TV," "The Best Damn Sports Show" and FOX’s "NFL Pregame" show, performs.

WHEN: 8 and 10:15 p.m.
WHERE: Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., San Francisco
PRICE: Tickets are $29
INFO: Call (415) 928-4320 or visit www.cobbscomedyclub.com

Benefit for Russia

Biointensive for Russia presents an evening featuring a performance by the Kitka vocal ensemble, the film "Chernobyl 20" and a reception. Proceeds benefit sustainable-farming projects and children with radiation-induced cancer in Belarus.

WHEN: 6:45 to 10 p.m.
WHERE: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Sanctuary, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto
PRICE: Tickets are $20
INFO: Call (650) 326-3800 or visit www.kitka.com 

Children of the corn

Top tamale makers present their renditions of the popular Latin American dumpling at A Taste of Tamales by the Bay, a festival featuring tastings, demonstrations and a margarita contest. Proceeds benefit the Benchmark Institute.

WHEN: Noon to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Building A, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, San Francisco
PRICE: Tickets are $40 to $75
INFO: Call (415) 695-9296 or visit www.tamalesbythebay.org

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