Top Tickets: January 4–10
From comedy shows to art installations, there’s new fun for the New Year.
Stand Up Sonoma
1/4 The evening of laughter features comedians such as Joel McHale, Nick Kroll, Nikki Glaser, and Christ Porter, with proceeds from the show benefiting various Sonoma County fire relief foundations. lutherburbankcenter.org.
What a Wonderful World: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong
1/6 Performed by the Santa Rosa Symphony and featuring trumpeter and vocalist Byron Stripling, this concert from the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts’ Symphony Pops series celebrates ol’ Satchmo and his iconic sound. lutherburbankcenter.org.
Days Without End
1/6–1/7 The Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House presents what is believed to be the West Coast premiere of one of the playwright’s forgotten works. Catch the show at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley. eugeneoneill.org.
Chloe Benjamin and Jessica Shattuck Together in Conversation
1/10 Danville’s Rakestraw Books hosts Bay Area writer Chloe Benjamin—author of the critically acclaimed novel The Immortalists—and Jessica Shattuck, New York Times best-selling author of The Women in the Castle. rakestrawbooks.com.
Curious Contraptions: Small Machines of Love and Mystery
Through 1/28 San Francisco’s Exploratorium delights with its annual winter exhibit of automata. This year, see nearly 30 mechanical sculptures created by 11 artists from around the world. Visitors also have the chance to make their own contraptions. exploratorium.edu.
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