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Jan. 2-3: River Arkansas, Space Brainz–Yerba Buena 3000, Hang Art, Albert The Cannibal, Anchor Public Taps Trivia Night, We’re Just People, Spice World

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River Arkansas, a roots band from Colorado, headlines a country and folk bill at Bottom of the Hill. (Courtesy photo)

TUESDAY, JAN. 2

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.]

Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire lecture: Docent Maureen O’Brien provides insight into the exhibit showcasing Mexico’s most significant archaeological site and the culture and religious practices of one of Mesoamerica’s great cities. [12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Herbst Exhibition Galleries, de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts free Tuesday: The exhibit “Space Brainz–Yerba Buena 3000,” which resembles a “futuristic city where clashing interests maneuver to shape the world,” is on view through Jan. 28. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 701 Mission St., S.F.]

Director’s Cut: Hang Art director Piero Spadaro dove into the gallery’s inventory to create an exhibition showcasing current represented artists. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Hang Art, 567 Sutter St., S.F.]

Karaoke Night: Drink specials are offered at the free weekly singing session. [6 p.m., Neck of the Woods, 406 Clement 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.]

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 3

Spice World: The Balboa Theatre’s “Rewind Wednesday” series screens the 1990s “girl power” favorite starring the famed British pop Spice Girls as themselves. [7:30 p.m., 3630 Balboa St., S.F.]

Holiday Ice Rink Arabian Nights skate: The themed event, in connection with Disney’s “Aladdin,” offers special purple rink lighting and music from the original Broadway cast recording. [6 to 7:30 p.m. and 8 to 9:30 p.m., Union Square, 333 Post St., S.F.]

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers: The “Queen of Classic Jazz and Blues” and her band — including boogie-woogie pianist Chris Siebert, saxophonist Jules Broussard and trombonist Danny Armstrong — play authentic 1940s-50s music aimed to get listeners dancing. [7 p.m., Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships: The sixth day of the 10-day event begins with the Junior Men Free Skate competition, followed by separately ticketed opening events at 6 p.m. and, at 6:30 p.m., the Senior Ladies Short Program. [10:15 a.m., SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose]

Snowball ii: The Los Angeles-based chameleonic shoegaze, indie rock and noise collective headlines a gig with experimental fringe rockers Goon and Dream-rock group Alyeska. [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

In Event of Moon Disaster: Innovative troupe Mugwumpin opens previews of its world-premiere “immersive theater experience” about “space exploration, contingency planning and the watchful eye of the moon,” a production co-presented by Z Space and Intersection for the Arts. [7 p.m., Z Below, 470 Florida St., S.F.]

Acetone: (((folkYEAH!)) presents the reunited 1990s Los Angeles band — with influences ranging from neo-psychedelia to roots rock and country — headlining a bill with ENTRANCE. [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Tis the Season for Science: California Academy of Sciences’ annual holiday programming (continuing through Jan. 7) includes indoor snow, festive performances, and, new this year, an outdoor ice rink with 55-minute skating sessions. [9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

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