Jan. 17-18: K.Flay, ImageMakers, Krokodiloes, TJ Demos, Spoon, Wolf Parade, Matt de la Pena, Way Bay, BØRNS, Jill Vice

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 17

K.Flay: The lo-fi, hip-hop artist (who went to Stanford) released “Every Where Is Some Where” in 2017; Sir Sly opens. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

ImageMakers: The Alameda Boys & Girls Club hosts a reception for the exhibit of photographs taken by Bay Area youngsters between 8 and 13. [5:30 to 8 p.m., near Payless, Alameda South Shore Center, 523 South Shore Center West, Alameda]

The Krokodiloes: Harvard University’s 12-man a cappella group (established in 1946) sings jazz, rock, swing and funk from the Golden Age, as well as traditional ballads. [8 p.m., University Club of San Francisco, 800 Powell St., S.F.]

T.J. Demos
: The UC Santa Cruz art history professor discusses his book “Against the Anthropocene: Visual Culture and Environment Today,” described as an “indispensable survey of visual culture’s intersection with the ongoing catastrophe of climate change.” [7 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Spoon: The Texas indie- and experimental band is promoting its ninth album “Hot Thoughts,” which appeared on Rolling Stone’s and Spin’s “best of 2017” lists.[8 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

Wolf Parade: The Canadian post-puni indie rockers are back in action on “Cry Cry Cry,” their first album in seven years. [8 p.m., UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley]

Matt de la Peña: The Newbery medalist and best-selling young adult author and illustrator Loren Long celebrate release of their new picture book “Love.” [6:30 p.m., Hicklebee’s, 1378 Lincoln Ave., San Jose]

BØRNS: The dream pop electronic artist who issued “Dopamine” in 2015 and is working on his follow up album for Interscope plays a sold-out show. [8 p.m., Fox, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]

Way Bay: Opening Jan. 17 and running through June 3, the comprehensive University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive exhibition explores art, film, performance, poetry and creative practices that have shaped the Bay Area over the three centuries, from indigenous Ohlone culture to its present-day status as an economic and cultural super-power. [11 a.m. to 7 p.m., BAMPFA, 2155 Center St., S.F.]

The Opera House: The documentary by Susan Froemke surveys the Metropolitan Opera’s odyssey for a new home in the 1950s-60s. [12:55 and 6:30 p.m., Century 9 SF Centre, 845 Market St., S.F.]

THURSDAY, JAN. 18

A Fatal Step: Solo performer Jill Vice’s 60-minute noir dramedy is told from the viewpoint of the femme fatale. [8 p.m., Marsh, 1062 Valencia St., S.F.]

Kim Steinhardt: The conservationist, ocean advocate and marine wildlife photographer and co-author of “The Edge: The Pressured Past and Precarious Future of California’s Coast” speaks and signs copies of the book. [6 p.m., Book Passage, 100 Bay St., Sausalito]

Candide: The San Francisco Symphony and guest vocalists open a four-performance run of a concert version of Leonard Bernstein’s comic operetta based on the famed Voltaire novella. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Stephen Hough
: For the seventh time, San Francisco Performances presents the British piano virtuoso in a program featuring Debussy’s “Clair de Lune,” Schumann’s “Fantasie” and Beethoven’s “Appassionata” sonata. [7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Opera Parallele
: The troupe premieres “Harriett’s Spirit,” an opera by composer-bassist Marcus Shelby and librettist by Roma Olvera about a contemporary young woman who was inspired by a historical incident in the life of Harriet Tubman. [6 p.m., African American Art & Culture Complex, 762 Fulton St., S.F.]

Peter and the Starcatcher
: Hillbarn Theatre opens a three-week run of the Tony Award-winning adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels that offer the back story of the character Peter Pan. [8 p.m., 1285 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City]

Well-Strung: Opening a three-night engagement, the all male quartet — violinists Edmund Bagnell, Chris Marchant, cellist Daniel Shevlin and violist Trevor Wadleigh — uniquely blends vocals and strings, and fuses classical with today’s pop music. [8 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

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