The New Year’s Polar Bear Skate happens in the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square. (Courtesy photo)

The New Year’s Polar Bear Skate happens in the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square. (Courtesy photo)

Jan. 1-2: Polar Bear Ice Skate, SF Chamber Orchestra, SF Botanical Garden, Breakfast of Champions 2017, Singalong Sound of Music, Macy’s Holiday Windows, Exploratorium

SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2017

New Year’s Day Polar Bear Ice Skate: In The City’s version of a popular Canadian tradition, skaters of all ages are invited to hit the outdoor rink, wearing swimsuits and shades. [2 to 3 p.m., Safeway Holiday Ice Rink, Union Square, Geary and Powell streets, 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.” [3 p.m., Center for the Performing Arts, Castro and Mercy streets, Mountain View]

Breakfast of Champions 2017: Space Cowboy DJs, 8-Ball, Brad Robinson, Mancub, Rrrus, DJ shOOey, Zach Moore, Motion Potion and Shissla — and many others — appear at the New Year’s Day club event. [6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Midway, 900 Marin St., S.F.]

S.F. Botanical Garden: Free admission for San Francisco residents is offered New Year’s Day at the outdoor attraction, which has 55 acres of landscaped gardens and open spaces and more than 8,000 plants from around the world. [7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1199 Ninth Ave., Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Supper of Survivors Dance Party: Brass Tax DJs host their annual holiday bash, with music and refreshments for patrons recovering from New Year’s Eve indiscretions. [3 p.m., Public Works, 161 Erie St., S.F.]

Sing-along Sound of Music: It’s the final day of the week-long participatory celebration of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical hosted by Sara Moore and Laurie Bushman, with subtitles on the big screen and plentiful themed costumes. [1 and 7 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Food Truck Picnic & Bottomless Mimosa Brunch: More than 10 food trucks offer brunch and hangover cure specials, including gourmet waffles, Filipino sisig, fresh-made mini hot donuts and ramen. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m, SoMa StrEat Food Park, 428 11th St., S.F.]

Macy’s Holiday Windows: New Year’s Day offers the final opportunity for visitors and potential pet owners to check out the adorable, adoptable puppies and kittens in the 30th annual event presented by the San Francisco SPCA and Macy’s. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Macy’s Union Square, 170 O’Farrell Street, S.F.]

MONDAY, JAN. 2

Exploratorium: The popular attraction — a public learning laboratory exploring the world through science, art and human perception — is open for holiday visitors. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pier 15, Embarcadero at Green Street, S.F.]

Cantor Arts Center: “Word: Power and Protection in North Africa,” which explores how North Africans practicing Islam “wear, encase, inscribe and drink the Qur’anic word,” is on view through Jan. 9 and “Comics in America” runs through Jan. 30. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m. M Cantor Arts Center, Museum Way and Lomita Drive, Stanford University]

Earth2Trump-Roadshow of Resistance Kick-Off: The event, part of a cross-country, multi-city tour featuring music and speakers, includes interactive art, a call to action, and booths from local social justice nonprofits. [6 to 8 p.m., Omni Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland]

Shen Yun: The classical Chinese music and dance presentation offers a “journey into another world with exquisite costumes and stunning animated backdrops.” [2 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Lee Burridge: The DJ — who calls his genre a “collection of emotive, melancholic, dreamy house and techno that’s fun to dance to” — headlines, accompanied on the bill by Derek Hena. [8 p.m., Halycon, 314 11th St,, S.F.]

Where’s the Local Talent Comedy Night: Chad Opitz, Ash Fisher, Bryant Hicks and Red Scott are slated to appear at the free show. [8 p.m., Milk Bar, 1840 Haight St., S.F.]

Tis the Season for Science: The California Academy of Science’s annual holiday programming (continuing through Jan. 8) includes live reindeer and indoor snow. [9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]Breakfast of Champions 2017CalendarExploratoriumMacy's Holiday WindowsPolar Bear Ice SkateSF Botanical GardenSF Chamber OrchestraSupper of Survivors Dance Party

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