Dec. 31, 2015 to Jan. 1, 2016: Comedy Fiesta, 99.7 in Wonderland, Comedy Countdown, Dirty South, Dumpstaphunk

THURSDAY, DEC. 31

New Year’s Eve Comedy Fiesta-Latino Power Edition: Marga Gomez Lydia Popovich, Monica Palacios, Chris Storin, Baruch Porras-Hernandez and Betty Pazmiño do standup in a holiday show to benefit Brava! For Women in the Arts and Brava Theater Center, [9 p.m., 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Paula Poundstone: The comic veteran, a Bay Area favorite, appears in her annual local seasonal standup performance. [8 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

99.7 IN WONDERLAND NYE 2016: The gaming and performance event is billed as “a casino and cirque spectacular.” [8 p.m., End Up Indoor/Outdoor Nightclub,401 Sixth St., S.F.]

New Year’s Eve Masquerade: Taittinger Champagne presents the black tie affair, with a four-course meal, DJ tunes, jazz and midnight toast. [6:30 p.m., Burritt Room, Mystic Hotel, 417 Stockton St., S.F.]

Joie de Vivre Soiree: Gourmet food, a premium open bar, Champagne toast, balloon drop, party favors and the price of parking included make up the festivities. [8 p.m., Twenty Five Lusk Restaurant, 25 Lusk St., S.F.]

New Year’s Eve with Ferry Corsten: The DJ (formerly of Dutch trance duo Gouryella) headlines the party, which also features a trapeze countdown. [8 p.m., Ruby Skye, 420 Mason St., S.F.]

100% Funky New Year’s Eve Party: R&B vocalist Jody Watley and Shalamar “Reloaded” appear in concert. [8 and 11 p.m., Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland]

Comedy Countdown 2015: The lineup of standup comics includes Chad Daniels, Scott Capurro, Laurie Kilmartin, Kevin Avery, Drennon Davis, Jacob Sirof and Tony Camin. [7:15 and 10 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Dirty South: The Serbian-born, Grammy nominated producer Dragan Roganovic is known for his uplifting progressive house sound. [9 p.m., Temple Nightlclub, 540 Howard St., S.F.]

FRIDAY, JAN. 1, 2016

Dumpstaphunk: Born on the Jazz & Heritage Festival stage and descended from Neville family bloodlines, the New Orleans’ funk band ignites a gritty groove that dares listeners not to move. [9 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

New Year’s Day Polar Bear Skate: In The City’s version of a popular Canadian tradition, participants 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.]

Last chance for Italian art: Exhibits of architectural drawings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-78) and etchings by 1640s Florentine artist Stefano Della Bella are on view until Jan. 4. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cantor Arts Center, Museum Way and Lomita Drive, Stanford University]

Rancid: To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the East Bay punk band is playing the 1995 album “And Out Come the Wolves” in its entirety. [8 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Pamtastic’s Comedy Clubhouse: The evening of humor features Mike Evans Jr., Mary Bushee, Kristee Ono, FC Sierra, Luna Malbroux, Dom Gelin and Zach Wiseman. [8 p.m., Mutiny Radio, 2781 21st St., S.F.]

Breakfast of Champions 2016: Space Cowboy DJs, 8-Ball, Brad Robinson, Kapt’n Kirk, Mancub, rrrus, DJ shOOey, Zach Moore, Motion Potion and Shissla appear at the New Year’s Day club event. [6 a.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 are throwing their annual New Year’s Day bash, with music and refreshments especially designed for patrons recovering from New Year’s Eve indiscretions. [4 p.m., Public Works, 161 Erie St., S.F.]

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