THURSDAY: Appearances by James L. Brooks, Neil Patrick Harris, Cloris Leachman and a tribute to “Airplane!” are among the events set for SF Sketch Fest: The San Francisco Comedy Festival. Through Feb. 5 at various venues. Sfsketchfest.com

SATURDAY: BAFTA/LA hosts its Awards Season Tea Party. Four Seasons Hotel in BevHills. Baftala.org

The Vs. Theater Co. hosts an Evening with Neil LaBute, moderated by acting coach Howard Fine. Hollywood’s Howard Fine Acting Studio. Vstheatre.org

A Q&A with cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond follows a screening of 1973’s “Scarecrow.” Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Bing Theater. Lacma.org

Angie Dickinson, Stefanie Powers, Linda Evans and Nichelle Nichols will be feted at the Legendary Women of Television event held in conjunction with the bow of PBS’ “Pioneers of Television” series. Gotham’s 92nd Street Y. 92y.org

The Hollywood Heritage Museum presents a program of movies and slides detailing the history of the Essanay film studio after it settled in Niles, Calif. Hollywoodheritage.org

JAN. 18: Zocalo Public Square hosts an Evening with Guillermo del Toro. ArcLight Hollywood. Zocalopublicsquare.org

Paley Center for Media in BevHills hosts an Evening with Joel Grey. Paleycenter.org

JAN. 21: A Q&A with Monte Hellman follows a screening of the helmer’s 1971 classic “Two Lane Blacktop.” LACMA’s Bing Theater. Lacma.org

JAN. 23: Women in Film presents a daylong Career Rehab seminar with industry insiders. Los Angeles’ Salon Studio. Wif.org/career-rehab