Jan. 21-22: Cowboy Junkies, Madeon, Sanjay Patel, SWMRS, Internet Cat Video Festival, 1960s Revisited

THURSDAY, JAN. 21

Cowboy Junkies: The alt-rock-folk-country band is promoting the 2015 box set “Notes Falling Slow,” featuring remasters of 2001’s “Open,” 2004’s “One Soul Now” and 2007’s “At The End Of Paths Taken.” [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Sanjay Patel: The Pixar artist shares how he used his experience as a first-generation Indian boy whose love for pop culture comes into conflict with his family’s traditions in his animated film “Sanjay’s Super Team.” [7 p.m. Recital Hall, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara]

Madeon: The French DJ and producer (aka Hugo Pierre Leclercq) brings his “Pixel Empire Tour” to the East Bay. [8 p.m., Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]

SWMRS: The group from Oakland — with influences ranging from The Ramones to Kurt Cobain, The Beach Boys, Frank Ocean, A Tribe Called Quest and Public Enemy — calls its brand of rock ‘n’ roll “beach pop.” [8:30 p.m., DNA Lounge, 11th St,, S.F. ]

The 1960s Revisited-A 50th Anniversary Celebration: The California Historical Society kicks off a three-day festival with a reception for the exhibit “Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966-1971,” which covers work by landscape architect Lawrence Halprin (1916-2009) and postmodern dancer Anna Halprin. [5 p.m., 678 Mission St., S.F.]

Comedy Returns to El Rio!: Marga Gomez, Loren Kraut, David Lawrence Hawkins, Sabeen Sadiq and Lisa Geduldig do standup. [8 p.m., El Rio, 3158 Mission St., S.F.]

Aline Smithson, Self & Others: Subtitled “Portrait as Autobiography,” the show (which culminates nearly 20 years of portraits taken by the by award-winning photographer) opens with a reception. [6 to 8 p.m, RayKo Photo Center, 428 Third St., S.F.]

Internet Cat Video Festival: Curated by Will Braden (creator of the Henri Le Chat Noir videos), the new program of more than 100 offerings contains everything from six-second Vine videos to short dramas and documentaries. [7:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

FRIDAY, JAN. 22

S.F Arts Commission Galleries opening: A new and expanded 4,400-square-foot exhibition space is celebrated with a reception for three exhibits featuring 13 regional artists. [6 p.m., War Memorial Veterans Building, Suite 125, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Martin Lawrence: The comedian (and Hollywood actor of “Bad Boys” fame) concludes a two-night Bay Area engagement of his tour “Doin’ Time Live!” [8 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland]

The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit: The band combines Americana singer-songwriters, an indie-rock veteran drummer, country-born bassist and metal-bred pedal steel player for a sound ranging from Old Crow Medicine Show and The Avett Brothers to Asleep at the Wheel, Bob Wills and even Neil Young. [9 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Edwardian Ball: The two-day, 16th annual cosplay festival, called “the No. 1 steampunk event,” begins with an evening titled “World’s Faire.” [8 p.m., Regency Center, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

The Devil Makes Three: The punk Americana trio from Santa Cruz opens a two-night East Bay stand. [8 p.m., Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland]

CinemaLit Film Series: “The Name of the Rose,” about a 14th-century monk investigating murders at a remote Italian abbey (and featuring F. Murray Abraham and Christian Slater) screens; reservations required at www.milibrary.org/events. [6 p.m., Mechanics Library, 57 Post St., S.F.]

Maria Bamford: The comedian puts in a SF Sketchfest appearance, along with Jackie Kashian and host Natasha Muse. [7:30 p.m., Marines’ Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

Pamtatstic’s Comedy Clubhouse: This week’s installment features Noah Gain, George Chen, Irene Tu, David Stolowitz and Pittsburgh headliner Andy Picarro. [8 p.m., Mutiny Radio, 2781 21st St., S.F.]

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