Performance artist extraordinaire Taylor Mac presents the second part of his massive “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music” at the Curran. (Courtesy photo)

Jan. 26-27: A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, Gary Kamiya, Secret Loves of Geek Girls, Sampson, Jeff Chang, Ellie Krieger


A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: Playwright-composer Taylor Mac presents the second part of his acclaimed durational performance art concert and subjective history of the past 240 years in America. [8 p.m., Curran, 415 Geary St., S.F.]

Elliott Peck, Jason Crosby: Singer-songwriter Peck is influenced by Chicago blues; Crosby is a multi-instrumentalist and sideman in Robert Randolph and the Family Band and the Susan Tedeschi Band, among many credits. [8 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Gary Kamiya: The author of “Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco” speaks on history highlights in The City at the San Francisco History Association meeting. [7:30 p.m., St. Philip’s Church, 725 Diamond St., S.F.]

The Secret Loves of Geek Girls: Editor and publisher Hope Nicholson and Bay Area contributors Mariko Tamaki, Trina Robbins and Jen Aprahamian talk about their all-female, comic-text anthology of true stories about love, romance and sex. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Patricia Goldstone: Promoting her book “Interlock: Art, Conspiracy, and the Shadow Worlds of Mark Lombardi,” the author appears with Mark Van Proyen discussing the life and work of late conceptual artist Lombardi. [7 p.m., S.F. Art Institute, Lecture Hall, 800 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Sampson: The comic, known for LGBT material, presents “My Spirit Animal is a Butch Lesbian” on a bill with Ash Fisher and Karen Ripley. [8 p.m., Punch Line, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Jeff Chang: The hip-hop writer and label founder speaks about his new book “Who We Be: A Cultural History of Race in Post Civil Rights America.” [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Ellie Krieger: The nutritionist and Food Network host is promoting her book “You Have It Made: Delicious, Healthy, Do-Ahead Meals.” [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]


Older Adult Choir Summit: Two hundred senior singers — seven choirs and guests — perform classics and multicultural music at the event, which also includes a service fair (at 1 p.m.) connecting seniors to social services. [2:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Eagle Rock Gospel Singers: The band is a collective of friends reviving the spirit of gospel music, blending blues, indie rock, folk and bluegrass. [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Art of the Modern Drink: Thirteen local bartenders and chefs create drinks and snacks inspired by works at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture’s winter farmers’ market. [5:30 p.m., Ferry Building, Market Street and the Embarcadero, S.F.]

Florence and the Uffizi Gallery: The filmed journey in Fathom Events’ “Art and Architecture Series” showcases art from the city that was the cradle of the Italian renaissance, including works by Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Raphael, Leonardo and Botticelli. [7 p.m., Century 9 San Francisco Centre, 835 Market St., S.F.]

Lady Rizo: The cabaret artist, comedienne and chanteuse creates vintage arrangements and theatrical explorations of pop songs from every decade. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats: The American singer-songwriter from Hermann, Mo., known for his folk-based, pensive tunes, opens a two-night stand at the Fillmore. [8 p.m., 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F]

Trust Memory Over History: The show of paintings and drawings by Firelei Báez, which investigates socio-political movements of black resistance across the world, opens with a talk and reception; RSVP requested. [Gallery Wendi Norris, 161 Jessie St, St., S.F.]

Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra: The New Zealand group is in demand for its combination of charming Kiwi humor, disarmingly small instruments and sublime musicality. [8 p.m., Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa]

A 24-Decade History of Popular MusicEllie KriegerGary KamiyaJeff ChangSampsonSecret Loves of Geek Girls

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