From left, Marga Gomez, Carla Clayy and Tom Ammiano headline Brava’s New Year’s Eve Comedy Fiesta. (Courtesy David Wilson)

From left, Marga Gomez, Carla Clayy and Tom Ammiano headline Brava’s New Year’s Eve Comedy Fiesta. (Courtesy David Wilson)

Dec. 30-31: Con Brio, Greg Proops, SF Chamber Orchestra, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Snow Sessions, Brava’s New Year’s Eve Comedy Fiesta

FRIDAY, DEC. 30

Con Brio: The Bay Area band — called by one critic a “party punk version of Sly and the Family Stone” — plays the first gig of its “Two-Nite NYE Bash” with opener Otis McDonald. [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Greg Proops: The actor and comic, known for his “smartest man” podcast and appearances on “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” closes the year with two nights at the Punch Line. [8 and 10 p.m., 444 Battery St., S.F.]

San Francisco Chamber Orchestra: “Mozart in The City” features Robert Schwartz performing Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor on a program with Symphony No. 38 and “Per questa bella mano.” [7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

The Ray Charles Project
: Dedicated to the great soul artist’s songbook, the band includes jazz and blues musicians Tony Lindsay, Chris Cain, Glenn Walters, David K. Mathews, DeWayne Pate and Deszon Claiborne.[ 7:30 and 10 p.m., Biscuits and Blues, 401 Mason St., S.F.]

Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Playing the first of two Bay Area gigs (it’s sold out), the psych rock band says “cosmic escapes and disco rhythms speak to developing new vocabulary” on its latest album “Multi-Love.” [9 p.m., Indepdendent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

B-Side Brujas
: The Oakland-based vinyl DJs, who spin “souldies, salsa, funk, freestyle and more,” play an in-store mini concert. [5 p.m., Amoeba Music, 1855 Haight St., S.F.]

Snow Sessions: Andre Nickatina, Rappin 4-Tay, Chali 2Na, Yukmouth, A-Plus, Traxamillion, Deacon the Villain appear in “once-in-a-lifetime performances of classic hip hop hits.” [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

The Lion King: It’s the last night to catch the hit Tony Award-winning Disney masterpiece, about to close its 2016 San Francisco engagement. [8 p.m., Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market Street, S.F.

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From left, Marga Gomez, Carla Clayy and Tom Ammiano headline Brava’s New Year’s Eve Comedy Fiesta. (Courtesy David Wilson)

SATURDAY, DEC. 31
Brava’s New Year’s Eve Comedy Fiesta
: The “hilarious and rebellious night of laughter, dancing and bubbly,” a benefit for Brava! for Women in the Arts, features Tom Ammiano, Marga Gomez and Carla Clayy, host Priya Prasad, and special guests Butch Escobar and Chey Bell. [9 p.m., Brava, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind: S.F. Neo Futurists present a New Year’s countdown performance (and the last ever installment) of their one-of-a-kind series, in which they create “unreproducible” show they call “a living newspaper collage of the comic and the tragic.” [10:55 p.m., SAFEHouse, 1200 Market St., S.F.]

Hillbilly New Years Eve
: Edgewood Mountain Boys appear in a new year’s “party like it’s 1939” show. [9 p.m., Plough & Stars, 116 Clement St., S.F.]

Moonlight Fireworks Party Cruise: The fourth annual event (tickets are $250) offers cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music and a great view of The City’s holiday fireworks show. [9 p.m., San Francisco Spirit Yacht, Pier 3, S.F.]

NYE Comedy Mega Show
: The standup lineup includes comics Joe Mande, Melissa Villasenor, Natasha Leggero, Moshe Kasher, Brent Weinbach and Andrew Michaan. [10:30 p.m., Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Ave., Oakland]

Paula Poundstone: The veteran comedian also is known for her appearances as a panelist on the hit NPR quiz show “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” [8 p.m., Nourse, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Tainted Love
: The fun and popular 1980s cover band headlines on a bill with the swingin’ John Brothers Piano Company, the Cottontails in the lounge, and appearances by the club’s famous Girl in the Fishbowl. [9 p.m., Bimbo’s 365 Club, 125 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

San Francisco Symphony
: Edwin Outwater conducts the orchestra, joined by TV actors and Broadway veterans Jane Krakowski and Tituss Burgess singing hits from stage and screen. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Cash Cash: The dance music trio (Jean-Paul Makhlouf, Alex Makhlouf and Sam Frisch) appear on their “Must Be The Money” tour, promoting the debut album “Blood, Sweat & 3 Years.” [8 p.m., Ruby Skye, 420 Mason St., S.F.]

Sleater-Kinney
: The indie rockers (guitarists-vocalists Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein and drummer Janet Weiss) are following up on the success of 2015’s reunion recording “No Cities to Love” playing a New Year’s Eve show with The Thermals and Britt Daniel. [9 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

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