Filipino-American comic Jo Koy closes a long engagement at the Warfield. (Courtesy photo)

Jan. 14-16: Jo Koy, Black Comix Arts Festival, King & Faith Forum Series, Albany Consort, Mavericks: Heavy Metal, Youth Speaks, Lee Trio, Marilyn Manson


Jo Koy: The hilarious half-white, half-Filipino comic (of “Chelsea Lately” fame) has added a sixth show due to popular demand. [6 and 9:30 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Black Comix Arts Festival Expo: Comics, graphic novels, panels (including one on Afrofuturism), kids’ activities, cosplay events and more are in the lineup of the fourth annual free event, followed by a 7 p.m. meet-up at Hazel, 1446 Market St. [1 to 5 p.m., S.F. Public Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

MLK Interfaith Evensong: The religious celebration honoring Martin Luther King Jr. includes a homily by Rev. Yolanda Norton and music by soprano Hope Briggs. [3 p.m., Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., S.F.]

King & Faith Forum Series: “The Urgency of Now,” Grace Cathedral’s first of three Martin Luther King-related panels includes activist-scholar Elizabeth Harding, Rev. Jay Williams of Glide, and African-American religious history expert Charles H. Long. [4 p.m., 1100 California St., S.F.]

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre: Director John Huston’s high adventure starring Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston and Tim Holt screens in a 70th anniversary presentation. [2 and 7 p.m., Van Ness 14, 1000 Van Ness Ave.,; Century 9, SF Centre, 845 Market St., S.F.]

Albany Consort: In “Micro Orchestra Repaints the Past,” the ensemble — half strings and half wind, a “baroque orchestra in miniature” — performs harpsichordist Jonathan Salzedo’s arrangements of works by Bach, Vivaldi and Monteverdi for six musicians. [3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1140 Cowper St., Palo Alto]

The Sound of Music-The Sing-Along Sensation!: 3Below Theaters & Lounge, formerly Camera 3, opens with fun, interactive screenings of famous movie musical including pre-show festivities led by a “quirky and witty emcee.” [1 p.m., 3Below Theaters, 288 S. Second St., San Jose]

Dreaming A World: In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s dreams for a better world, storyteller Muriel Johnson leads a family-friendly, multi-cultural event leading guests on a journey “into other places and possibilities.” [11:30 a.m., Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Lieder Alive!: “Neue Lieder, Neues Jahr,” the second biennial festival of German music features vocalists Heidi Moss Erickson, Kindra Scharich and pianist Ronny Michael Greenberg performing works by Brahms, Beethoven, Carlson, Erickson, Mendelssohn, Mollicone, Reger, Schubert, Schumann, Strauss, Wolf and Woolf. [5 p.m., Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St., S.F.]


Mavericks-Heavy Metal: Big wave photographer Frank Quirarte’s exhibit of nearly 30 images (printed on metal) of the famed surfing destination opens, with a reception slated for 7:30 pm. Jan. 20. [Noon to 5 p.m., Coastal Arts League Gallery, 300 Main St., Half Moon Bay]

Black Comix Arts Festival Expo: The free four-day event, a showcase featuring writers and illustrators of comics and graphic novels, continues at a second location. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., City View at Metreon, fourth floor, 134 Fourth St., S.F.]

Monday Night PlayGround: The Planet Earth Arts New Play Festival evening presents readings of new plays by local writers on the topic “Probable Future or Possible Future.” [8 p.m., Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2025 Addison St., Berkeley]

Holiday Ice Rink: It’s the final day to enjoy seasonal skating in Union Square. [10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Geary and Powell streets, S.F.]

Youth Speaks: The nation’s leading spoken word organization for young people hosts its 21st annual “Bringing the Noise for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” an evening celebrating the civil rights leader’s legacy with poetic conversation. [7 p.m., Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

National Park Service MLK Program: “Through Our Voices: Get the Word Out!” hosts a panel of African American rangers telling stories of African American struggles and triumphs connected to Bay Area national parks; RSVP at [10:30 a.m., Maritime Museum, 900 Beach St., S.F.]


Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: The scholar and activist discusses her new book, “Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment.” [7 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Lee Trio: Violinist Lisa Lee, cellist Angela Lee and pianist Melinda Lee Masur perform Beethoven Trio No. 5 in D Major (No. 1 “Ghost” Trio) and Dvorak Trio No. 4 in E Minor, “Dumky.” [Noon, Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto]

Louie and his Starlight Searchers: Danish born rocker Louie Fontaine and his group have been described as if “Queens of the Stone Age were an Americana band with David Bowie as the frontman.” [9 p.m., Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Strata Trio: The clarinet-violin-piano ensemble plays an concert of 20th century music and a 21st century piece by the Dana Wilson Trio. [8 p.m., Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Ave., Berkeley]

Marilyn Manson: The rocker — a lightning rod of controversy, with pageantry and debauchery of his life intact after 20 years — is promoting a new recording “Heaven Upside Down.” [8 p.m., Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]Albany ConsortBlack Comix Arts FestivalCalendarJo KoyKing & Faith Forum SeriesLee TrioMarilyn MansonMavericks: Heavy MetalYouth Speaks

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