Somewhere along the way from Clerks to today, Kevin Smith transitioned from filmmaker to multimedia guy-you-know. His blog, his daily podcasts and his numerous books all offer fans a very large, very clear window into Smith's life. But his frequent personal appearances are where the Jersey raconteur really shines. Ask Smith a question about one of his films and then sit back down as he relates a thirteen-minute anecdote about what was happening behind the scenes. Even better, ask him a question about a film he regrets not directing and prepare to be drowned in a burst-pipeline flow of information about cruddy producers, sniveling personal assistants and vain actors. Come hear about the Hollywood experience at An Evening with Kevin Smith, tonight at the Pageant. Will he address those new Star Wars trailers? Oh, try to stop him.
8 p.m. Sun., Apr. 26. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard; 314-726-6161 or www.thepageant.com). $39.50..
Sun., April 26, 8 p.m., 2015