Staffers of the San Francisco Public Library created the fantastic Children Holiday Train Display, which will be up through Jan. 26 on the second floor of the Main branch library. (Courtesy photo)

Dec. 22-23: S.F. Public Library Holiday Train, Get Real, Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture, The Skivvies, Allyson Seconds, Christmas with the Mob, Fabulous Bud E. Luv

THURSDAY, DEC. 22

Children’s Holiday Train Display: On view through Jan. 6, the custom-built exhibit by the S.F. Public Library’s facilities and engineering staff depicts trains from beloved stories, including “Anne of Green Gables” and “Thomas the Tank Engine.” [9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fisher Children’s Center, S.F. Public Library, second floor, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Really Funny Comedians (Who Happen To Be Women)
: The standup show includes Cheryl the Soccer Mom, Caitlin Gill and Janine Brito, hosted by Lydia Popovich. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Get Real: The act hosts DirtyBird Records founder Claude VonStroke and Chicago house legend Green Velvet performing back-to-back sets; J. Phlip opens. [9 p.m., Midway, 900 Marin St., S.F.]

Out of the Box-The Rise of Sneaker Culture: The first exhibition to explore the significance, complex design history, and evolution of sneakers — with more than 160 iconic sneakers spanning decades on view — opens. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oakland Museum, 1000 Oak St., S.F.]

The Skivvies-Holiday Roadkill: Broadway’s Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley are an “undie-rock, comedy-pop duo” who literally strip down to their underwear to perform stripped-down versions of eclectic covers and wacky holiday mash-ups. [7 p.m,, ACT’s Strand Theater, 1127 Market St., S.F.]

Under the Dome
: Guitarist Peter Chung appears in a free holiday concert at the mall. [5 to 8 p.m., San Francisco Centre, Level 4, 845 Market St., S.F.,]

Allyson Seconds: The singer-songwriter heads up a power pop bill also featuring Anton Barbeau and the Corner Laughers. [8:30 p.m., Neck of the Woods, 406 Clement St., S.F.]

Christmas with the Mob: Bay Area rappers J Stalin and Husalah headline a bill with Ezale, DJ Fresh and Remedy. [8 p.m., Social Hall SF, 1270 Sutter St., S.F.]

FRIDAY, DEC. 23

Fabulous Bud E. Luv: The comedic lounge singer and his band appear in “Twas the night before the night before Christmas,” his 27th annual holiday extravaganza. [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Shelby Lanterman: The singer-songwriter from Napa — who’s also an audio engineer — counts influences ranging from Johnny Cash to Nirvana. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Sweet Honey in the Rock
: The female vocal group known for amazing harmonies and inspirational gospel sounds sings a seasonal show featuring signature and holiday tunes. [8 p.m,, Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Sing You a Merry Christmas: The Grace Cathedral carol sing-along is designed especially for families with young children. [4 p.m., 1100 California St., S.F.]

Chanticleer: The acclaimed all-male choir’s annual holiday concert offers “joy and tranquility in music old, new and familiar.” [8 p.m., St. Ignatius Church, University of San Francisco, 650 Parker St., S.F.]

Kung Pao Kosher Comedy
: The “Jewish comedians in a Chinese restaurant on Christmas” show features headliner Elayne Boosler, Eddie Sarfaty, Alex Edelman and host Lisa Geduldig. [8:30 p.m., New Asia Restaurant, 772 Pacific Ave., S.F.]

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas
: The glitzy musical based on the 1954 movie about show biz couples trying to save a Vermont inn winds down its run. [2 and 7:30 p.m., Golden Gate Theatre, 1 Taylor St., S.F.]

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