Kinsey Sicks kick off a five-day run of the irreverent drag a cappella holiday show “Oy Vey in a Manger.” (Courtesy Vixen Pinup Photography)

Dec. 26-27: Kinsey Sicks, Frankie Quinones, Exploratorium, Singalong Sound of Music, Tommy Igoe, Teotihuacan-City of Water, City of Fire, AJ Crawdaddy Holiday Party

TUESDAY, DEC. 26

Kinsey Sicks: The tuneful, riotous “dragapella beautyshop quartet,” opens a five-day, seven-performance run of “Oy Vey in a Manger,” show which one critic called “a raunchily audacious declaration that nothing about the holidays is sacred.” [7:30 p.m., Palace Theatre, 644 Broadway, S.F.]

Frankie Quinones: The comedian — known for characters from “Juanita Carmelita, a spicy Latina diva on a budget, to Creeper, a Cholo who changed his life in a positive direction,” opens a two-day engagement. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Snowman: Peter Fischli and David Weiss’ eye-catching frosty sculpture — a life-size snowman in a refrigerated case — is on view through March at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., third floor, 151 Third St., S.F.]

Teotihuacan-City of Water, City of Fire tour: A docent leads the session on the exhibit showcasing Mexico’s most significant archaeological site and the culture and religious practices of one of Mesoamerica’s great cities. [1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Herbst Exhibition Galleries, de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Sing-a-Long Sound of Music: Opening a week-long run, the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical airs in widescreen, with subtitles, so the audience can sing; the program also includes goody bags and a costume contest. [7 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.] [1 and 7 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]


Take Root-Oakland Grows Food
: A new family-friendly exhibit exploring Oakland’s food communities — and what factors determine where, how, why and what is grown by residents — is on view during special holiday hours. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oakland Museum, 1000 Oak St., Oakland]


Tommy Igoe
: The Bay Area jazz percussionist and band leader plays a “double drums” bill with David Garibaldi from Tower of Power. [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland]

Kwanzaa, 2017: The Village Project’s 12th annual event, “Uniting to Heal our Family, Community & Nation,” begins with a keynote speech by John Templeton. [Noon, City Hall Rotunda, 1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Way, S.F.]

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 27

AJ Crawdaddy Holiday Party: The veteran Bay Area blues guitarist (aka Angelo Rossi) hosts a seasonal edition of the Club Fox Blues Jam. [7 p.m., 2209 Broadway, Redwood City]

Howell Devine: The shack shakin’ trio of Joshua Howell (slide guitars, harmonica, voice), percussionist Pete Devine (drums, washboard) and “snappy doghouse” bassist Joe Kyle Jr. is the first blues band that Arhoolie Records (Lightnin’ Hopkins and Big Mama Thornton’s label) signed in 27 years. [7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Biscuits & Blues, 401 Mason St., S.F.]

Kwanzaa, 2017: The Village Project’s 12th annual community event “Uniting to Heal our Family, Community & Nation,” observes the second day of the holiday, dedicated to Kujichagulia, or self-determination. [6 p.m., Bayview YMCA, 1601 Lane St., S.F.]

Slanted Comedy: Billed as “California’s best and most popular showcase of Asian-American comedy talent,” the program has been going since 2005. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Exploratorium: The City’s hands-on museum of science, art and human perception offers visitors the opportunity to step inside a tornado, turn upside down in a curved mirror, walk on a fog bridge and explore hundreds of hands-on exhibits. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pier 15, Embarcadero and Green Street, S.F.]

Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along: The San Francisco Public Library invites families to come in costume to a participatory screening of the 2017 movie, in an event also featuring snacks, crafts and activities. [6 p.m., Bernal Heights branch, 500 Cortland Ave., S.F.]

Weenie Weds-Red Hots Holiday Party: Dance club Monarch’s company bash, a ticketed event open on eventbrite, includes artisan bratwurst, grilled sausage, veggie brats, an ugly sweater contest and more. [7 p.m., 101 Sixth St., S.F.]

Black Rider: Subtitled “The Casting of the Magic Bullets,” the play, staged by Shotgun Players, is a stage the dark fairy tale for adults, adapted by William S. Burroughs and featuring music by Tom Waits. [7 p.m. Ashby Stage, 1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley]

Yappy Hour: Anchor Public Taps invites patrons to “grab” their pups and enjoy pints on the brewery’s patio. [5 to 9 p.m., 495 De Haro St., S.F.]

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