by Amy Crocker

COMEDY: Mark Pitta & Friends has become the spot for new comedians to gain notoriety and for big names to test out new material. The Tuesday shows mostly consist of stand-up acts, but don't be surprised is you see music or improv sketches. (Side note: We miss you on Mornings On 2, Mark!)

8 p.m.// Throckmorton (142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley) //$23

MUSIC: The band called Church is from Portland, Oregon - and so you can predict the beards and ratty t-shirts. But instead of soulful acoustic, Church plays with more high tech noise. They show tonight is with Winnie Byrd, from Oakland.

9 p.m. // Hemlock Tavern (1131 Polk) // $6

THEATER: She Stoops to Comedy adds even more gender confusion to Shakespeare's As You Like It. An actress, played by a man, takes on the role of Orlando in order to win back her former female lover, who plays Rosalind. The West Coast premiere of David Greenspan runs through January 9.

7 p.m.// SF Playhouse (533 Sutter) // $40