web analytics

Jan. 6-8: Big Fat Year End Kiss Off Comedy Show, Mary Poppins with SF Symphony, Vintage Paper Fair, SF Tape Music Festival, Community Music Center Open House, Brian Copeland, Tommy Emmanuel and John Knowles, David Priess, Frank Abe

Trending Articles

       
Tommy Emmanuel, left, and John Knowles, who have a new album of beautiful love songs, appear in concert at the Herbst Theatre on Tuesday, Jan. 8, part of the Dynamite Guitar Series. Courtesy Omni Concerts)

SUNDAY, JAN. 6

Mary Poppins with the San Francisco Symphony: Ted Sperling conducts the orchestra playing the classic score by the Sherman brothers, accompanying a screening of the 1964 movie with Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. [2 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Vintage Paper Fair: The free show and sale offer a large selection of postcards, trade cards, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia and “all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper.” [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park, Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way, S.F.]

San Francisco Tape Music Festival: America’s only festival devoted to the performance of audio works projected in three-dimensional space closes with a concert including Morton Subotnick’s 1969 surround-sound work, “Touch.” [8 p.m., Victoria Theater, 2961 16th St., S.F.]

Community Music Center Sunday: At the all-ages open house, visitors may try an instrument or a class for free; among the highlights are music classes for babies and toddlers, private lesson demos, a “mega-music experience for guitar and bass players,” ukulele jam and Field Day Choir and Orchestra. [3 to 5 p.m., 544 Capp St., S.F.]

Brian Copeland: The solo performer appears in the first of several free presentations in upcoming months of “The Waiting Period,” his moving, sometimes funny, true tale about his struggles with depression and suicide. [5:30 p.m., Marsh, 1062 Valencia St., S.F.]

Y Bike Learn to Ride Program: Little ones can learn to ride on two wheels with free, safe and friendly instruction from the Presidio Community Y; bikes and equipment are provided. [11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Main Post, Anza Avenue and Owen Street, S.F. Presidio]

Circus Bella’s Kaleidoscope: The one-ring, homegrown display of artistry — with juggling, tumbling, trapeze, high-wire, clowning and more — give the last two performances of its inaugural season under a big top tent. [1:30 and 6:30 p.m., Mersea Meadow, 699 Avenue of the Palms, Treasure Island]

Winter Park at Civic Center: The “ice experience” near San Francisco’s City Hall — a rink and 400-foot skating track in a “lighted tree forest” — is in the final day of its inaugural season. [Noon to 10 p.m., 355 McAllister St., S.F.]

Embarcadero Holiday Ice Rink: The attraction, billed as area’s largest outdoor rink, is open for the last day of the 2018-19 season. [10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Embarcadero Plaza, Market Street at The Embarcadero, S.F.]

Tis the Season for Science: The California Academy of Science’s annual holiday programming — with snow flurries, a polar-themed exhibit and ice skating — closes today. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Big Fat Year End Kiss Off Comedy Show: Political comic Will Durst, raconteur Johnny Steele, award-winner Debi Durst and Captain Syntax Michael Bossier (Deb and Mike), “glamorous” Mari Magaloni and “the beguiling yet troubled Arthur Gaus, Esq.” conclude their annual holiday run across the Bay Area. [7:30 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

From left, Arthur Gaus, Mari Magaloni, Michael Bossier, Johnny Steele, Will Durst and Debi Durst perform Sunday, Jan. 6 at Cobb’s in their “Big Fat Year-End Kiss Off Comedy Show.” (Courtesy Gary Cullen Pictures)

MONDAY, JAN. 7

The Good, The Bad, and The Funny Comedy Show: Guerilla Made Productions presents the free standup show, with headliner Tony Sparks, Paul Conyers, Victor Pacheco, Aivy Cordova and host Eerie Diamond. [8:30 p.m., Blondie’s Bar, 540 Valencia St., S.F.]

Misery Index-Monday Comedy at The Rite Spot: Standup comics Emily Catalano, Chey Bell, Red Scott, Jesse Hett, Ronn Vigh and Matt Gubser appear. [8:30 p.m., 2099 Folsom St., S.F.]

TUESDAY, JAN. 8

Tommy Emmanuel and John Knowles: Acoustic guitar virtuoso Emmanuel and Thumb-Picker Hall of Fame member Knowles — both recipients of the CGP (Certified Guitar Player) title given to just four guitarists by the late great Nashville guitarist Chet Atkins — release their new recording “Heart Songs.” [7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

David Priess: The political science scholar and CIA intelligence officer during the presidencies of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush speaks about his book “How to Get Rid of a President.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

The Little Shamrock: San Francisco’s Oldest Continuously Operating Bar: Presented by the San Francisco Museum & Historical Society, historian and Sunset resident Angus Macfarlane speaks about the unpretentious Sunset District bar, and “tells the the story of an amazing woman and her families.” [7 p.m., Roosevelt Middle School Auditorium, 460 Arguello Blvd., S.F.]

Stan & Ollie: Cinema SF screens a preview of the biopic about Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the duo that went from the silent film era through much of the 1940s. [7 p.m., Vogue, 3290 Sacramento St., S.F.]

Frank Abe: The journalist speaks about “John Okada: The Life and Rediscovered Work of the Author of No-No Boy,” his biography of the writer whose 1957 novel about a young Japanese-American man who refused to pledge loyalty to the U.S. during World War II became a powerful testament to the Asian-American experience. [6 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Click here or scroll down to comment