John Landis, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker appear at the Castro Theatre on Sunday, January 15, 2016 at 7:30pm to host a 40th anniversary screening of The Kentucky Fried Movie!
SF Sketchfest is thrilled to celebrate the 40th anniversary of “The Kentucky Fried Movie,” the mother of all sketch comedy anthology films. Written by a Wisconsin-based comedy trio known as Kentucky Fried Theater (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker) and directed by comedy filmmaking icon John Landis, the groundbreaking film has achieved cult classic status. Zucker, Abrahams & Zucker went on to create the classic comedies “Airplane!” and “The Naked Gun!” and Landis went on to direct “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” “The Blues Brothers,” “Clue,” “Three Amigos!” and many more. This rare reunion of four incredible comedy legends is a must-see.
Presented by SF Sketchfest
429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114
NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar appears on Monday, August 29th at 8:00 PM to discuss his upcoming book, WRITINGS ON THE WALL: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White. Presented by Live Talks Los Angeles.
$45 General Admission seat + book
$50 Reserved Section Seat + book
$20 General Admission seat (on sale July 29)
$95 Reception + Reserved Section Seat + book
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and a Basketball Hall of Fame inductee. Since retiring, he has been an actor, a basketball coach and the author of eleven books, many of them New York Times best sellers, including What Color is My World?, which won the NAACP Image Award for Best Children’s Book. Abdul-Jabbar is also a columnist for Time Magazine and The Washington Post, writing on a wide range of subjects including race, politics, age and pop culture, and his essays and columns have also appeared in the Huffington Post, in the Los Angeles Times and on Esquire.com, among other publications. In 2012, he was selected as a U.S. Cultural Ambassador.
Since retiring from professional basketball, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has become a lauded observer of culture and society. He now brings that keen insight to the fore in Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White. He uses his unique blend of erudition, street smarts and authentic experience in essays on the country’s seemingly irreconcilable partisan divide – both racial and political, parenthood, and his own experiences as an athlete, African-American, and a Muslim. The book is not just a collection of expositions; he also offers keen assessments of and solutions to problems such as racism in sports while speaking candidly about his experiences on the court and off.
Timed for publication as the nation debates whom to send to the White House, the combination of plain talk on issues, life lessons, and personal stories places Writings on the Wall squarely in the middle of the conversation, as many of Abdul-Jabbar’s topics are at the top of the national agenda. Whether it is sparring with Donald Trump, within the pages of TIME magazine, or full-length features in the The New York Times Magazine, writers, critics, and readers have come to agree on what The Washington Post observed: Abdul-Jabbar “has become a vital, dynamic and unorthodox cultural voice.”
Ticket sales are final. No refunds.
Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre – New Roads School
Herb Alpert Educational Village
3131 Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404
NBA legend and author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar signs his new book Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White at Pfeiffer Hall on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 7:00 PM! Tickets online now! Presented by Anderson’s Bookshops
Basketball legend and cultural commentator Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores the heart of issues that affect Americans today, from race and economic inequality to the business of sports and the media’s influence on society. In his newest book, Writings on the Wall, he explores the way America today is sharply divided along many cultural lines and suggests how we can bridge the gaps.
This is a speaking and book signing event. All tickets must be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets using the link above, not through our Naperville location. You will need to bring a printed copy of the ticket to the event.
Here’s what you get with each ticket:
- Admittance for one person (two if you purchase the package)
- A copy of the new book, “Writings on the Wall” handed to you when you arrive
- A reserved place in the signing line to get your book autographed and personalized if you’d like
- The opportunity to meet Kareem
Here’s what you shouldn’t expect:
- A posed photo (you can snap a quick picture from the line before you meet him)
- An autograph in the book that you bought elsewhere
- An autograph on anything else, including memorabilia
Plus, we will also be giving away a signed jersey the night of the event – a very special gift for one of our attendees!
30 N Brainard St, Naperville, IL 60540
NBA legend and author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar signs his new book Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White at Politics & Prose on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 7:00 PM!
Selected as a U.S. Culture Ambassador in 2012, Abdul-Jabbar demonstrates a forceful diplomacy in this book addressing today’s divided nation. His well-reasoned yet passionate arguments draw on statistics, popular culture, and his own experience as an athlete, a Muslim, and an African American, to reflect on what America is and what it means to be an American. Focusing as much on the issues that divide us–race, gender, and partisan politics—as on the goals that unite us, the Time commentator and former basketball star makes an important contribution to the heated election-year debate about the country’s future.
Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
NBA legend and author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar signs his new book Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday August 23, 2016 at 7:00 PM!
Bestselling author, basketball legend and cultural commentator Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores the heart of issues that affect Americans today. Since retiring from professional basketball as the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, six-time MVP, and Hall of Fame inductee, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has become a lauded observer of culture and society, a New York Times bestselling author, and a regular contributor to The Washington Post, TIME magazine and TIME.com.
Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
Titan Comics are excited to announce that NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be unveiling his unique take on Mycroft Holmes at the summer global event San Diego Comic-Con this July!
An all-new comic book adventure, The Apocalypse Handbook – written by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Robert Obtsfeld (Joker and the Thief) – sees the diffident, brilliant Mycroft pulled into a globe-spanning adventure at the behest of Queen Victoria and a secret organization at the heart of the British government. A madman is on the loose with futuristic weaponry capable of destroying civilization in the most horrific manner. Can the smartest man in England set aside his idle, womanizing ways long enough to track down the foe that may be his match?
This hotly anticipated comic book – which hits regular stores on August 3 – will exclusively debut at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con (July 21-24) with a special never-before-released variant cover by series artists Joshua Cassara (New Avengers, The Troop) and Luis Guerrero (The Twelfth Doctor) – only available to purchase at the show at Titan booth #5537.
As part of this special SDCC appearance, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as well as series artists, Joshua Cassara, Luis Guerrero, and Mycroft Holmes and the Apocalypse Handbook editor, Andrew James, will be speaking at an unmissable panel on Thursday July 21 at 12:00PM (room 5AB), taking SDCC attendees exclusively behind-the scenes of the new comic series and revealing special artwork previews.
SDCC attendees will also have the unique opportunity to meet Kareem and the creative team behind the comic book straight after the panel for a special Mycroft Holmes comic book signing at 1:30 PM in Autograph Alley AA02.
ABOUT TITAN COMICS
Titan Comics offers astounding creator-owned comics and graphic novels from new and world-renowned talent, alongside the world’s greatest licensed properties and classic graphic novels re-mastered for brand-new audiences. For more information, visit: www.titan-comics.com
ABOUT KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and a six-time NBA champion. He is also one of a handful of influential and respected black men in America who has a national platform as a regular contributing columnist for The Washington Post and Time Magazine, where he shares his thoughts on some of the most socially relevant and politically controversial topics facing our nation today. After 50 years as an athlete, activist, and New York Times bestselling author, he offers his perspectives on how we can work together to solve some of these issues as a nationally recognized speaker who appears regularly on the lecture circuit. His new political book, Writings on the Wall – Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White will be released August 2016 by Time Books and offers his personal perspectives on political issues facing America today.
In 2012, Kareem was appointed to be the U.S. Cultural Ambassador by then Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Currently he serves as the chairman of his Skyhook Foundation whose mission is to “Give Kids a Shot That Can’t be Blocked” by bringing educational opportunities to underserved communities through innovative outdoor environmental learning. Kareem’s most recent projects include the HBO Sports documentary, Kareem: Minority of One, which debuted in early November 2015 as HBO’s most watched and highest rated sports documentary. His debut novel Mycroft Holmes—a mystery novel and the first of an action/mystery series based on Sherlock Holmes’s savvy older brother—was released in by Titan Publishing in September 2015. Following the success of his novel, the comic, Mycroft Holmes & the Apocalypse Handbook will be released during Comic-Con in San Diego in July 2016. For more information, visit: www.kareemabduljabbar.com
Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando, Vince Gilligan, and Peter Gould appear at PaleyFest on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 2:00 PM to talk about BETTER CALL SAUL!
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028
Yes, it’s been 30 years since “Top Gun.” But never mind that. It’s been 25 years since the hysterical parody “Hot Shots!” debuted and we’re celebrating!
Watch as Topper Harley (Charlie Sheen) flips for Ramada (Valeria Golino), goes to war, and saves the day alongside cohorts Kent (Cary Elwes), Wash-Out (Jon Cryer) and Admiral Tug Benson (Lloyd Bridges, in a hilarious and ridiculous performance).
Legendary comedy filmmakers Jim Abrahams and Pat Proft will be on hand for a special screening and Q&A at the Castro Theatre on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 7:00 PM. Director and co-writer Jim Abrahams is 1/3 of the infamous ZAZ trio, alongside David Zucker and Jerry Zucker, who created the comedies “Airplane!, “The Naked Gun,” “Kentucky Fried Movie” and “Top Secret.” Co-writer Pat Proft co-wrote the “Naked Gun” trilogy as well as the screenplays for “Police Academy” and “Bachelor Party.”
Presented by SF Sketchfest
429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar signs at Politics and Prose on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 11:00 am.
In his first novel for adults, the NBA-legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, author of On the Shoulders of Giants and, not-incidentally, a long-time fan of the Holmes mysteries, focuses on Sherlock’s older, smarter but, according to Arthur Conan Doyle, less industrious, brother. In 1870, however, Mycroft is working hard at the War Office in London and already showing a distinct knack for international diplomacy. When news of strange deaths in Trinidad sends him overseas to investigate, he’s drawn into a puzzle that may involve supernatural beings.
The line for this signing will form outside the bookstore beginning at 10 a.m..
No posed photos will be allowed, but customers may take photos as they move through the signing line.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be signing books only, no memorabilia.
Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
NBA legend and author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar appears at Mysterious Galaxy Books on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 11:00 AM to sign MYCROFT HOLMES!
This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of Mycroft Holmes from Mysterious Galaxy, available September 22, starting at 10 AM!
If you are planning to attend the event, please do not place your order through the web site as all such orders are processed after the event. Instead, please come by or call the store and purchase the book on or after the on-sale date. Limitations May Apply — Contact Staff For Details
Mysterious Galaxy Books
5943 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92111