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Dec. 31, 2017-Jan. 1, 2018: A Christmas Story: The Musical, Murder City Devils, Greg Proops, Kwanzaa, HellaFunNYE Comedy Jam, California Honeydrops, Brother Comatose, Food Truck Brunch

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Jonah Broscow plays the kid who dreams of a Red Ryder BB gun in San Francisco Playhouse’s “A Christmas Story: The Musical.” (Courtesy Jessica Palopoli)
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SUNDAY, DEC. 31, 2017

A Christmas Story: The Musical: SF Playhouse continues its holiday run of the show (based on the classic movie) about 9-year-old Ralphie Parker, who wishes for a Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model BB Gun. [2 p.m., 450 Post St., S.F.]

The Murder City Devils: The 1990s-era garage rockers from Seattle, who got back together in 2006, headline a concert with Big Business and Smokers. [9 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Greg Proops: The actor and comic, known for his “smartest man” podcast and appearances on “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” closes 2017 with his annual San Francisco residency and New Year’s Eve gigs. [7:45 and 10:15 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Kwanzaa, 2017: The Village Project’s annual community celebration observes kuumba (creativity) with an event featuring a performance by Congolese dance company Bitezo. [1 to 3 p.m., Koret Auditorium, S.F. Public Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

The HellaFunNYE Comedy Jam: The early standup comedy show features Stroy Moyd, Lyall Behrens, Cassie Smith and special guests. [7 p.m., Neck of the Woods, 406 Clement St., S.F.]

!!!: The band is known for “combining punk abandon and tightly-coiled dance music” tops the bill, which also includes Extra Classic. [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

The California Honeydrops: The funky, R&B diverse band let by vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Lech Wierzynski headlines a New Year’s Eve celebration with The Steady 45’s. [8 p.m., UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley]

Brothers Comatose: The Americana mavens who “forge their own path with raucous West Coast renderings of bluegrass, country and rock ‘n’ roll” headline a new year’s party with The Sam Chase & The Untraditional. [9 p.m., Cornerstone, 2367 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley]

MONDAY, JAN. 1, 2018

Food Truck Picnic & Bottomless Mimosa Brunch: Sweet and savory brunch specials, and beverages, are offered New Year’s Day at the outdoor gathering spots for all ages; dogs are welcome, too. [11 a.m. to 3 p.m, SoMa StrEat Food Park, 428 11th St., S.F.; and SPARK, 601 Mission Bay Blvd. North, S.F.]

Village Project’s Kwanzaa 2017: The annual community celebration closes with a program focused on mani (faith) and a performance by soul singer Tia Carroll. [6 p.m., St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, 2097 Turk St., S.F.]

New Year’s Day Polar Bear Ice Skate: In The City’s version of a popular Canadian tradition, skaters of all ages are invited to hit the outdoor rink, wearing swimsuits and shades; prizes will be awarded for the most creative outfits. [2 to 3 p.m., Safeway Holiday Ice Rink, Union Square, Geary and Powell streets, S.F.]

San Francisco Chamber Orchestra: Closing a three-day series at varied venues, the group plays Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.1 with soloist Rin Homma and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1. [3 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto]

Breakfast of Champions 2018: Space Cowboy DJs Brad Robinson, Mancub, Rrrus, DJ shOOey and Shissla — and many others — appear at the 18th New Year’s Day club event. [6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Midway, 900 Marin St., S.F.]

S.F. Botanical Garden: Free admission for San Francisco residents is offered New Year’s Day; visitors may explore 55 acres of landscaped gardens and open spaces showcasing thousands of plants from around the world. [7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1199 Ninth Ave., Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Supper of Survivors Dance Party: Brass Tax DJs host their ninth annual holiday bash, with music and refreshments for patrons recovering from New Year’s Eve indiscretions. [3 p.m., Public Works, 161 Erie St., S.F.]

Macy’s Holiday Windows: New Year’s Day offers the last opportunity for visitors to check out the adorable, adoptable puppies and kittens in the 31st annual event presented by the San Francisco SPCA and Macy’s. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 170 O’Farrell Street, S.F.]

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