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Jan. 3-5, 2019: The Seeds, Peter Field, Shalom Bollywood, Tom Segura, David Bowie Birthday Bash, Brohug, SF Tape Music Festival, Chris Dorley-Brown, Anthony May

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“The Corners,” a show of surrealistic photographs by British artist Chris Dorley-Brown, opens with a reception on Dec. 5. (Courtesy Robert Koch Gallery)


The Seeds: (((folkYEAH!))) presents the psch-rock evening with 1960s band best known for the hit “Pushin’ Too Hard”; Love, the 1960s-70s band headed by late singer-songwriter Arthur Lee (now featuring Johnny Echols), opens. [9 p.m. Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Peter Field: The historian and tour guide, who worked as a social worker with the homeless mentally ill in various San Francisco neighborhoods, shares his book, “The Tenderloin District of San Francisco Through Time.” [7 p.m., Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St., S.F.]

Shalom Bollywood-The Untold Story of Indian Cinema: The Contemporary Jewish Museum screens the film by Australian documentarian Danny Ben-Moshe which tells the story of the Indian Jewish community and its formative role in the world’s largest film industry. [6:30 p.m., 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Union Square Holiday Ice Rink: Rental skates are included in the admission price for the attraction, which remains open daily through Jan. 21. [10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Union Square, Geary and Powell streets, S.F.]

Home for the Holidays at Carolwood: The seasonal installation celebrating Walt Disney’s family and love of trains is in its last days, closing this weekend. [10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Walt Disney Family Museum, 104 Montgomery St., Presidio, S.F.]

Night Bloom at the Conservatory of Flowers: The seasonal ticketed show of luminous displays and sound installations among the flora enters its final weekend. [5 to 11 p.m. Golden Gate Park, 100 JFK Drive, S.F.]


Tom Segura: The standup comic, originally from Cincinnati and host of “Your Mom’s House” podcast, opens a two-night engagement. [7:30 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

David Bowie Birthday Bash: At the eighth annual event, the first of two weekend shows, the Bowie worship band performs “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” live, complemented by drag from The First Church of the Sacred Silversexual. [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Brohug: The Swedish DJ and production trio (Christopher Lunde, John Dahlbäck and Niklas Lunde) returns to The City after a successful September 2018 debut. [10 p.m., Audio, 316 11th St., S.F.]

San Francisco Tape Music Festival: America’s only festival devoted to the performance of audio works projected in three-dimensional space opens a run of four weekend concerts of “classic audio art and new fixed media compositions by 40 local and international composers.” [9 p.m., Victoria Theater, 2961 16th St., S.F.]

Springsteen music night: Three California bands — garage rockers Rubber Tramp, songwriter rockers John Courage and surf rockers Bird Concerns and guests — celebrate the music of the Boss, “re-imagining his songs for the modern age alongside their original music.” [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

FRESH Festival 2019: The month-long, four-weekend program of “radical and risk-taking dance, music and performance” opens with works that are “responses to personal identity, social influence, cultural perceptions and political phenomena” by Sara Shelton Mann, Byb Kongo Bibene, Chrysa Parkinson and Aleta Hayes. [8 p.m., Joe Goode Annex, 401 Alabama St., S.F.]

The Science of Color Friday: Experts lead a “chromatic exploration into the science of color” to discover how the brain perceives the visible light spectrum and how color theory manifests in endeavors such as film, art and design. [6 to 10 p.m., Chabot Space & Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland]

Holiday LEGO Show: Bay Area LEGO User Group’s annual exhibit created by LEGO experts features train layouts, Bay Area landmarks, castles, miniature cities, sculptures, portraits and more. [11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto]


The Corners: The show of photographs by British artist Chris Dorley-Brown, known for surreal and off-kilter imagery of his hometown streets of the London borough of Hackney, opens with a reception. [3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Robert Koch Gallery, 49 Geary St., S.F.]

“Striving for Pleasure,” a show of paintings by Anthony May, opens Jan. 5 at Hang Art. (Courtesy Hang Art)

Anthony May-Striving for Pleasure: The artist and storyteller’s collection of “richly layered collage paintings over a year in the making” — in which he decided to “capture and preserve the moments of joy created in the painting’s process” — opens with a reception. [3 to 5 p.m., Hang Art, second floor, 567 Sutter St., S.F]

The Futurelics: The funk, jazz and soul band formed in 2016 in Oakland is headed by the singer-songwriter-producer duo of Camille Safiya and Xiomara. [9 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Vintage Paper Fair: The free event offers the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia and “all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper.” [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park, Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way, S.F.]

Midnight Cabaret: “Body Taboo Defiance January” is a show inspired by the body, interpreted by “artistic minds of local poets, musicians, dancers, circus acts and drag stars.” [11 p.m., Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter St., S.F.]

Ice on Ice Capade: Organizers say the free performance art event, an homage to figure skating with 60 acts in 60 minutes and billed as a “Rube Goldberg machine transformed into a performance, is “unencumbered by a conventional narrative.” [7:15 p.m., Oakland Ice Center, 519 18th St., S.F.]

Cappella Romana: The vocal group from Oregon specializing in sacred classical music in Eastern and Western Christian traditions performs “Christmas in Ukraine,” a program of Ukrainian carols featuring Ukrainian folk singer Nadia Tarnawsky and Bortnianksy’s concerto “Glory to God in the Highest.” [8 p.m., St. Ignatius Church, 650 Parker Ave., S.F.]

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