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Dec. 28-29: Roy Wood Jr., Maceo Parker, Chipping of the Trees, Greg Proops, Sing-Along Sound of Music, Kwanzaa 2017, Snoop Dogg

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Roy Wood (of “The Daily Show” fame) brings his standup comedy to Cobb’s. (Courtesy photo)

THURSDAY, DEC. 28

Roy Wood Jr.: The clever standup comic and correspondent on “The Daily Show” opens a three-night gig. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Maceo Parker: The funk and soul bandleader and sax man kicks off a four-night engagement of his dance-floor party/new year’s show. [7:30 p.m., SF JAZZ, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

Chipping of the Trees: Visitors — who are asked not to bring their own trees — are invited to watch city and Recology officials recycle Christmas trees through a huge wood-chipper (into energy for biomass facilities) at the annual event. [11 a.m., City Hall Plaza, 355 McAllister St., S.F.]

Greg Proops: The actor and comic opens a four-day engagement with a live presentation of his “smartest man” podcast. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Sing-along Sound of Music: The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical comes to the big screen, complete with subtitles, in the annual participatory event; themed costumes are encouraged. [7 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Tis the Season for Science: The California Academy of Science’s annual holiday programming (continuing through Jan. 7) includes indoor snow and ice skating. [9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Mittens and Mistletoe–A Winter Circus Cabaret: Charming circus-theater troupe Sweet Can Productions closes the 2017 run of its holiday show. [2 and 4 p.m., Mission Dance Theater, 3316 24th St., S.F.]

Kwanzaa, 2017: The third day of the Village Project’s annual community celebration observes Ujima (collective work and responsibility) with an event featuring R&B by the Silver Fox. [7 p.m., 1099 Sunnydale Ave., S.F.]

FRIDAY, DEC. 29

Snoop Dogg: The rapper and actor is known for his “tough, West Coast style” and endearing ability to not take himself too seriously. [9 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.] :

STS9: The 17-year-old instrumental electronic rock collective opens a three-night engagement, “A Real and Imagined New Year.” [7:45 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Alkaline Trio: The Chicago-based cult punk trio — Matt Skiba (vocals/guitar), Dan Andriano (vocals/bass) and drummer Derek Grant — plays its Epitaph Records material for “the downtrodden, the dispossessed and ill-at-ease.” [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships
: The 10-day event begins with a day of competition in juvenile free skating, followed by intermediate men, women and pairs short programs. [9:10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Solar4America Ice, 1500 S. 10th St., San Jose]

Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88s: The pianist and his band follow in the footsteps of great jump-boogie outfits of the late 1940s and early ’50s. [7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Biscuits & Blues, 401 Mason St., S.F.]

Marrakech Magic Theater: Jay Alexander performs feats of magic, mentalism and comedy in a “hidden jewel box” theater. [6:30 and 9 p.m., 419 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Antebellum and Civil War Days in S.F.: Monika Trobits leads the $40 San Francisco Journeys tour. which visits historic sites that remain from The City’s earliest days and describes the lives of its colorful characters. [10 a.m. to 3 p.m., meet at City Hall, Polk and Grove sreets, S.F.]

Mary Poppins: The hit 1964 Disney film musical with Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke screens in the Paramount Theatre movie classics series. [8 p.m., 2025 Broadway, Oakland]

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