January 2: Young Remedy and other SF events 

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  • Young Remedy performs at Brick and Mortar Music Hall. Shot at age 14 and left paralyzed, the local rapper uses his lyrics to explain his past struggles and inspire others to beat the odds.
Who’s in town

Comedian-actor Godfrey, seen on BET, Comedy Central, and at the Comedy Cellar in New York City, performs stand-up. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]


Cartoon Art Museum: Exhibitions include “Small Press Spotlight on Tyler Cohen,” “Grains of Sand: 25 Years of the Sandman” and “Searle in America.” [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 655 Mission St., S.F.]

Peninsula Museum of Art: Exhibitions include “The Aether Brigade: Artworks by a Regional Assembly of Artists” and “Tilt-A-World: Sculpture by Susan Else.” [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1777 California Drive, Burlingame]


Civic Center: San Francisco City Guides tour explores San Francisco’s Civic Center (National Historic District) and City Hall. [11 a.m.; meet at Main Library steps facing Pioneer Monument (Fulton Street between Hyde and Larkin streets, S.F.)]

Whole Shebang: The Foot Tours stroll explores San Francisco’s history-rich Union Square, Nob Hill, Chinatown and North Beach areas. [11 a.m.; meet at Huntington Park, California between Mason and Taylor streets, S.F.; details and RSVP: www.foottours.com]

At the colleges

Men’s basketball: USF plays Loyola Marymount. [7 p.m., USF, Memorial Gym, 2335 Golden Gate Ave., S.F.]

Art show: “Flesh and Metal” explores 20th-century art that saw beauty in the machine ethic, along with art that embraced chance, and features work by artists who reconciled these camps. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford University, Stanford]

At the library

Great Teen Book Swap: Teens receive free books with the understanding that they will give the library a bookmark review in return. [3 to 5:30 p.m., Parkside Branch, 1200 Taraval St., S.F.]

Chinese film: “Hero” (2002), Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou’s martial-arts drama about a man who defeats three assassins seeking to kill a warlord, screens. [3:30 p.m., Visiacion Valley Branch, 201 Leland Ave., S.F.]

Heavy bass

Young Remedy performs at Brick and Mortar Music Hall. Shot at age 14 and left paralyzed, the local rapper uses his lyrics to explain his past struggles and inspire others to beat the odds. [9 p.m., 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Local activities

Opera concert: “Concerts at the Presidio” presents a narrated concert version of Bizet’s “Carmen.” Emerging mezzo-soprano Nikola Printz sings the title role. [7:30 p.m., Golden Gate Club, 135 Fisher Loop, Presidio of S.F.; RSVP: (415) 447-6274]

Holiday play: San Francisco Playhouse presents “Storefront Church,” John Patrick Shanley’s Bronx, N.Y.-set holiday play about gluttonous bankers, a disillusioned preacher and a modern-day Scrooge. [7 p.m., 450 Post St., S.F.]

Art and soul band: Brother Grand, a folk and soul band from Silicon Valley, performs at Bottom of the Hill. [8:30 p.m., 1233 17th St., S.F.]


Ice rinks: Ice skating rinks are still open at The Embarcadero and Union Square. Ninety-minute sessions start on every even hour. [Embarcadero: 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., 1 Market St., S.F.; Union Square: 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., 333 Post St., S.F.]


Social science: The Exploratorium hosts After Dark, its social for adults. “Sharing” is January’s theme. Guests include social psychologist Hugh McDonald and filmmaker Melinda Stone. [6 to 10 p.m., Pier 15, S.F.]


De Young Museum: Exhibitions include “David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition,” “The Art of Bulgari: La Dolce Vita & Beyond, 1950-1990” and “Modeled Bodies.” [9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Legion of Honor: Exhibitions include “Anders Zorn: Sweden’s Master Painter,” “Matisse From SFMOMA” and “Darren Waterston: A Compendium of Creatures.” [9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., 100 34th Ave., S.F.]

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