Roy Wood (of “The Daily Show” fame) brings his standup comedy to Cobb’s. (Courtesy photo)

Roy Wood (of “The Daily Show” fame) brings his standup comedy to Cobb’s. (Courtesy photo)

Dec. 28-29: Roy Wood Jr., Maceo Parker, Chipping of the Trees, Greg Proops, Sing-Along Sound of Music, Kwanzaa 2017, Snoop Dogg

THURSDAY, DEC. 28

Roy Wood Jr.: The clever standup comic and correspondent on “The Daily Show” opens a three-night gig. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Maceo Parker: The funk and soul bandleader and sax man kicks off a four-night engagement of his dance-floor party/new year’s show. [7:30 p.m., SF JAZZ, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

Chipping of the Trees: Visitors — who are asked not to bring their own trees — are invited to watch city and Recology officials recycle Christmas trees through a huge wood-chipper (into energy for biomass facilities) at the annual event. [11 a.m., City Hall Plaza, 355 McAllister St., 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.]

Sing-along Sound of Music: The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical comes to the big screen, complete with subtitles, in the annual participatory event; themed costumes are encouraged. [7 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Tis the Season for Science: The California Academy of Science’s annual holiday programming (continuing through Jan. 7) includes indoor snow and ice skating. [9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Mittens and Mistletoe–A Winter Circus Cabaret: Charming circus-theater troupe Sweet Can Productions closes the 2017 run of its holiday show. [2 and 4 p.m., Mission Dance Theater, 3316 24th 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 R&B by the Silver Fox. [7 p.m., 1099 Sunnydale Ave., S.F.]

FRIDAY, DEC. 29

Snoop Dogg: The rapper and actor is known for his “tough, West Coast style” and endearing ability to not take himself too seriously. [9 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.] :

STS9: The 17-year-old instrumental electronic rock collective opens a three-night engagement, “A Real and Imagined New Year.” [7:45 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Alkaline Trio: The Chicago-based cult punk trio — Matt Skiba (vocals/guitar), Dan Andriano (vocals/bass) and drummer Derek Grant — plays its Epitaph Records material for “the downtrodden, the dispossessed and ill-at-ease.” [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships
: The 10-day event begins with a day of competition in juvenile free skating, followed by intermediate men, women and pairs short programs. [9:10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Solar4America Ice, 1500 S. 10th St., San Jose]

Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88s: The pianist and his band follow in the footsteps of great jump-boogie outfits of the late 1940s and early ’50s. [7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Biscuits & Blues, 401 Mason St., S.F.]

Marrakech Magic Theater: Jay Alexander performs feats of magic, mentalism and comedy in a “hidden jewel box” theater. [6:30 and 9 p.m., 419 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Antebellum and Civil War Days in S.F.: Monika Trobits leads the $40 San Francisco Journeys tour. which visits historic sites that remain from The City’s earliest days and describes the lives of its colorful characters. [10 a.m. to 3 p.m., meet at City Hall, Polk and Grove sreets, S.F.]

Mary Poppins: The hit 1964 Disney film musical with Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke screens in the Paramount Theatre movie classics series. [8 p.m., 2025 Broadway, Oakland]

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