Dec. 27-28: Snowman at SFMOMA, Zoo Lights, Mittens & Mistletoe, Kwanzaa, Howell Devine, Nick Spangler


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.]

Deck the Halls: The Christmas-themed cocktail bar in the former location of The Square, a pop up from Nick Floulis of OpaVino and Chubby Noodle, and Shaher Misif and Ken Luciano of Guerrilla Vision, runs through January. [4 p.m. to midnight, 1707 Powell St., S.F.]

S.F. Zoo Lights: Holiday lights illuminate the park and animals in the annual display, which continues through Dec. 30. [5 p.m., Sloat Boulevard and Great Highway, S.F.]

Ladies’ Knight: The San Francisco Public Library’s free fourth-Wednesday of the month chess club for women is led by renowned chess master Lauren Goodkind and is for players of all levels. [6 p.m., Main Library, fourth floor, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Mittens and Mistletoe–A Winter Circus Cabaret: The charming circus-theater troupe Sweet Can Productions’s seventh annual holiday show is back by popular demand. [2 p.m., Mission Dance Theater, 3316 24th St., S.F.]

Larry Vuckovich Sextet: The jazz pianist and his band — Joel Behrman on trumpet; Andrew Speight and Steve Heckman on saxophone, Jeff Chambers on bass and Akira Tana on drums — plays a concert of post/hard bop. [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland]

Kwanzaa, 2017: The Village Project’s event “Uniting to Heal our Family, Community & Nation,” observes the second day of the holiday, dedicated to self-determination, with performances by Les Bantus Sissa Kongo, DNA Dance Tribe, Briana Franklin and The Village Dancers. [2 p.m., Hamilton Recreation Center, 1900 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Howell Devine: The trio — vocalist Joshua Howell on slide guitar and harmonica, percussionist Pete Devine and 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.]


Nick Spangler: The Broadway actor, Bay Area native (and “Amazing Race” winner) appears in his cabaret act “Since I’ve Been Gone,” an evening of songs, stories and duets with his brother Joyah Spangler. [8 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Cherry Glazerr: The Los Angeles-based noise pop trio headlines a concert with Vagabon, Shannon Lay. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Tea Leaf Green: The Bay Area quintet — Trevor Garrod (keys, vocals), Josh Clark (guitar, vocals), Scott Rager (drums), Reed Mathis (bass, vocals) and Cochrane McMillan (percussion) — has grown from a jam-party band into a group of “thoughtful, dedicated craftsmen.” [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Kwanzaa, 2017: The third day of the Village Project’s annual community celebration observes Ujima (collective work and responsibility) with an event featuring The Final Touch Band. [1 p.m., Western Addition Senior Center, 1390 Turk St., S.F.]

Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass: The guitar-looping guru, who plays “loose interpretations of Grateful Dead songs done in a bluegrass style” appears: the Infamous Stringdusters open. [8 p.m., UC Theatre, 2036 University Ave., Berkeley]

Comedy Oakland: The evening of standup features Samson Koletkar, Clara Bijl, Dominique Gelin, Katharyn Henson, Moon Choe, Iris Benson, Ian Williams and Lael Gold. [7:30 p.m., Howden Home of the Spice Monkey, 1628 Webster St., Oakland]

Roy Wood Jr.: The clever standup comic — whose career got a nice jolt from being a correspondent on “The Daily Show” — opens a three-night engagement. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Greg Proops: The actor and comic opens a four-day engagement with a live presentation of his “smartest man” podcast. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

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