Rancid appears in the first of two beginning-of-the-year concerts. (Courtesy Hell-cat Records)

Jan. 1-2: Rancid, Polar Bear Ice Skate, Dumpstaphunk, Cantor Arts Center, Paris, Jamie Kennedy


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

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.]

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]

Dumpstaphunk: Born on the Jazz & Heritage Festival stage, and descended from Neville family bloodlines, the New Orleans’ funk band ignites a deep, gritty groove that dares listeners not to move. [9 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell 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 event, with music and refreshments for patrons who are recovering from New Year’s Eve indiscretions. [4 p.m., Public Works, 161 Erie St., S.F.]


Paris: “Pistol Politics,” an album fusing gangsta and revolutionary rap, marks a return to form for the longtime San Francisco hip-hop artist. [9 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Jamie Kennedy: The television producer, screenwriter and actor has done his standup comedy act on many to the big TV talk shows. [7:30 and 9:45 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

The Blessing of the Olives: The traditional ceremony kicks off the celebration of the olive harvest. [11 a.m., Sonoma Mission, First East and Spain streets, Sonoma]

Greg Proops: The standup comic with his “The Smartest Man in the World” podcast and of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” fame appears. [7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Emma: TheatreWorks closes its holiday run of the charming musical based on Jane Austen’s popular heroine. [2 and 8 p.m., Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto]

Not Dracula: The eclectic band says its listeners have described it as “a marriage between modern progressive metal and 70’s funk-soul, comparable to acts like Glassjaw, Mike Patton, Marvin Gaye or Jackie Wilson.” [9:30 p.m., Neck of the Woods, 406 Clement St., S.F.]

Potted Potter: There are added performances of the parody, which condenses all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into 70 hilarious minutes. [2:30, 5 and 7:30 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

The Tuttles with A.J. Lee: The gifted young bluegrass musicians are taking the acoustic music world by storm. [8 p.m., Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley]

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