After being laid low for awhile by a brain surgery (!) back in October, Whitman McGowan is going onstage again Saturday January 18th in the Ask Dr. Hal! show at The Dark Room Theatre. He’s slated to do a cameo, reciting a wry reflection entitled “Father Earth,” trying out a cool new custom instrumental accompaniment by Hollywood composer and longtime collaborator William Ashford. Showtime is 10pm @ 2263 Mission Street (bet. 18th & 19th) San Francisco, CA, 94110, more info @ firstname.lastname@example.org. This extravaganza also involves singer Christine Uomini, a science segment featuring Dr. Pete Goldie, cartoons, movies and other visuals and sounds by kRob and Sherilyn Connelly, not to mention poet Rusty Rebar along with the preternatural fortune telling and all seeing mental might of Dr. Hal, all hosted by Radio Valencia’s Dr. Fiasco, and the inimitable experience is yours for an admission fee of only $5.