Office Party There are enough working temps, waiting temps, and former temps in this town to keep the solo and sketch comedy collection "Financial District Side Show" in the black through the end of next year, and who better to appreciate Bridget Schwartz's aptly named Office Donkey sketch than a temp? Schwartz, a stand-up comic who got her start at the Holy City Zoo, turns her barbed wit on a Kelly girl whose eagerness to please at an early morning BofA assignment oscillates between the screaming boredom and unmitigated disasters that characterize her day. Schwartz shares the "Side Show" bill with Liz White, the founder of sketch comedy group the Associates, who rakes telemarketers over the coals in Telescammer Boiler Room, and Associates alum Bill Bernat, whose monologue The Businessman dives into the psyche of a Type A executive governed by committees and codes. "Side Show" begins at 8 p.m. (and continues Tuesdays through Sept. 30) at Venue 9, 252 Ninth St. (at Folsom), S.F. Admission is $6-10; call 626-2169.
Feet First Latin dance continues to enjoy an enthusiastic local following that can be traced at least as far back as the repeatedly extended dance show Forever Tango, if not before. While fans await the upcoming release of Carlos Saura's luminous dance film Flamenco, they can satisfy their hunger with Argentine dance company Tango x 2's production Milonga!, named for an Argentine dance party. In this internationally touring show, four accomplished duos led by Milena Plebs and Miguel Angel Zotto trace the vivid history and multiple nuances of the tango in 32 dance and musical numbers, accompanied by cabaret singer Roxana Fontan. The show begins at 8 p.m. (with additional performances through Sept. 14) at Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft & Telegraph, UC Berkeley campus. Admission is $18-40; call (510) 642-9988.