David Sedaris developed a strong sense of practicality at an early age. “If you aren’t cute, you may as well be clever,” writes the miniature author in his book, Me Talk Pretty One Day. While admirable appearances weren’t his family’s forte, wit, satire and a knack for sharing embarrassing personal details were. (David’s sister Amy Sedaris plays junkie/whore/runaway Jerri in the TV cult classic Strangers with Candy.) Come see how generations of unattractiveness transform into unparalleled entertainment on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Marin Center. 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. 8pm. $39–$42. 415.499.6400.