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Jan. 5-6: 2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships, JJ Thames, Franc D’Ambrosio, Reid Genauer, Bernadette Bohan, SF Tape Music Festival, Bill Bellamy, Magic in the Tenderloin, Object Action-The F Word in a Post-Truth Era

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Michele Pred’s “Pred a porter” is on view in “Object Action: The ‘F’ Word in a Post-Truth Era,” a feminist-themed exhibit opening at state gallery on Saturday. (Courtesy photo)
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FRIDAY, JAN. 5

2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships: The 10-day event continues with the highly anticipated Ladies Free Skate program. [3:45 p.m., SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose]

JJ Thames: The blues singer from Detroit recently released her second album, “Raw Sugar,” a collection of 13 original tunes. [7:30 and 10 p.m., Biscuits & Blues, 401 Mason St., S.F.]

Franc D’Ambrosio: The singer best known for his long stint as the title character in “The Phantom of the Opera” appears in his cabaret show “The Phantom Unmasked: The Songs of Broadway.” [8 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Reid Genauer & Folks: The jam band leader is joined by Adam Terrell, Dave Diamond, Jason Crosby, Jay Lane, John Leccese, Jon Trafton and Dan Lebowitz in a show mixing music from his projects including Strangefolk, Assembly of Dust and #FaceMeltingSoftRock. [9 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Bernadette Bohan: The San Francisco assemblage artist dubbed “Queen of the Underworld” opens her exhibit, “All That Glitters Is Gold,” a fun collection created from toys. [6 to 8 p.m., Paxton’s Gate, 766 Valencia St., S.F.]

San Francisco Tape Music Festival: The four-day event, “America’s only festival devoted to the performance of audio works projected in three-dimensional space,” opens with a program featuring an excerpt of Pierre Henry’s pioneering 1963 “Variations for a Door and a Sigh” and works from the 21st century. [9 p.m., Victoria Theater, 2961 16th St., S.F.]

Bill Bellamy: The comedian and actor who’s credited for coining the phrase “booty call” opens a two-night standup gig. [8 and 10:15 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Magic in the Tenderloin:
Art center CounterPulse continues its Block Fest season with Hannah Boles and Sylvester Guard heading up a free session of coloring a gigantic hand-drawn coloring book; crayons will be provided and all ages are welcome. [3 to 5 p.m., 80 Turk St., S.F.; RSVP at eventbrite.com]

SATURDAY, JAN. 6

Object Action: The F Word in a Post-Truth Era: The group show — a feminist response to the anniversary of Donald Trump’s administration by seven female artists, and inaugural exhibit of a initiative called Collect For Change (with proceeds benefiting social justice nonprofits) — opens with a reception. [5 to 8 p.m., state, 1295 Alabama St., S.F.]

The Easy Leaves: The headlining California band playing original material says it runs “at the front of the country music” and is inspired by Merle Haggard’s music; Western Centuries, Alison Harris and DJ Golden Graham open. 9 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Bridge Piano Quartet: Sunset Music and Arts opens its 2018 season with a concert featuring piano quartets by Beethoven, Clarice Assad and Joaquin Turina played by violinist Cynthia Baehr-Williams, violist Eleanor Angel, cellist Kristin Garbeff and pianist Kumiko Uyeda. [4 p.m., Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, 1750 29th Ave., S.F.]

Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!: “Sesame Street” pals Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and others appear in “new sensory adventure live onstage” and dance party with live emcees Casey and Caleb. [6:30 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland]

Science on the Screen: The Jewish Community Center begins its movie series exploring the science of everyday living with the Hayao Miyazaki animated classic “Ponyo,” with commentary by ocean scientist Juli Berwald, author of “Spineless,” a book about jellyfish. [6 p.m., 3200 California St., S.F.]

Vintage Paper Fair: Entry to the antique show featuring old postcards and paper is free. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., County Fair Building, Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Bowie & Elvis Birthday Bash: The 2018 party celebrating the two musical legends features DJs playing David Bowie and Elvis Presley’s music, performances by “Space Cowboy” Hank Maninger and Scottish rock poet Alan Black, and prizes for best costume. [9 p.m., Edinburgh Castle Pub, 950 Geary St., S.F.]

Comedy Oakland: The early “Comedy Machine” show offers standup by Ira Summer, Andrew Orolfo, Dave Bressoud, Ray Connolly, Ryan Goodcase and Parker Newman, followed by “The (Not So) Late Show” with Summer, Orolfo, Bressoud, Karinda Dobbins, Tyler Hinz and Samson Koletkar. [7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Howden Home of the Spice Monkey, 1628 Webster St., Oakland]

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