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Jan. 1-2: Nina Katchadourian’s Curiouser at Cantor Arts Center, Kwanzaa, It’s a New Day, Shen Yun, Exploratorium, Delta Wires, Diane Sanfilippo

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Works by Nina Katchadourian — including “Lavatory Self-Portrait in the Flemish Style #12” which was created in an airplane bathroom — are on view in “Curiouser” through the end of the week at Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center. (Courtesy the artist/Catharine Clark Gallery)


Nina Katchadourian’s “Curiouser”: The exhibit of playful and perceptive work by the celebrated Brooklyn- and Berlin-based artist, which includes video, photography, sculpture and sound installations, is on view through Jan. 7. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cantor Arts Center, Museum Way and Lomita Drive, Stanford University]

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.]

It’s a New Day: Dozens of DJs and electronic artists (and vendors) are participating in the all-day, 12-hour New Year’s Day block party. [4 a.m., Monarch, 101 Sixth St., S.F.]

Shen Yun: Organizers call the classical music and dance performance a “window into China’s 5,000-year divinely-inspired authentic culture and a “unique entertainment with stunning beauty, creativity and energy.” [2 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Exploratorium: Open for New Year’s Day, the museum of science, art and human perception offers visitors the opportunity to step inside a tornado, turn upside down in a curved mirror, walk on a fog bridge and explore hundreds of hands-on exhibits. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pier 15, Embarcadero and Green Street, S.F.]

Sing-along Sound of Music: It’s the final day of the week-long celebration of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical hosted by Sara Moore and Laurie Bushman, with subtitles on the big screen and themed costumes. [1 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Delta Wires: The harmonica and horns seven-piece band is dedicated to modern blues, at the same time paying tribute to blues origins of the Mississippi Delta. [7 and 9:30 p.m., Biscuits & Blues, 401 Mason St., S.F.]

Day One: The Seriously Spectacular Surprise Guest club lineup also includes Ney x Miss Mak, Cristoffer Zuniga, David Paul, Michael May, Michael Carpenter, JonBoy and Adeli. [6 p.m., Halcyon, 314 11th St., S.F.]


Diane Sanfilippo: The author of “Practical Paleo” launches her new cookbook, “The 21-Day Sugar Detox Daily Guide: A Simplified, Day-By Day Handbook & Journal to Help You Bust Sugar & Carb Cravings Naturally.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., S.F.]

We’re Just People: The photographic exhibition by Gary Watson — a collection of 19 black-and-white prints of Houston transwoman Alexis Hollada which tell the story of her transition — is on view through Feb. 1. [9 a.m. to 8 pm., James C. Hormel Center, S.F. Public Library, third floor, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Albert The Cannibal: The “serial chillers making music out of Bakersfield” headline the metal show, also with Mandala, Söthis and Rust on the bill. [8 p.m., Brick & Mortar, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Trivia Tuesday: Great drinks and prizes are offered at the brewery’s “Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes” event. [6 to 8 p.m., Anchor Public Taps, 495 De Haro St., S.F.]

River Arkansas: The roots and “gypsy folk” outfit from Colorado headlines with a show with California-based country and folk acts Wily Tea Taylor and Desiree Cannon. [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Creative Aging-Dance for Life: Choreographer Marika Brussel leads the movement class for class for adults and seniors of all abilities — including people in wheelchairs or those who have balance concerns. [11:30 a.m., Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Cornell C.C. Carter: The Bay Area vocalist’s signature sound combines jazz, funk, soul and gospel. [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland]

Legion of Honor: “Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World,” an exhibit “of ancient sculpture as never before, in vibrant color,” is among the exhibits on view at the museum, offering free admission the first Tuesday of each month. [9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., 100 34th Ave., S.F.]

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