Dec. 29: Kwanzaa, dance music and more 

click to enlarge Dance show: Los Angeles producer Paper Diamond aims to push the limits of electronic-dance music in his "Rain Drops Tour." [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.] - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Dance show: Los Angeles producer Paper Diamond aims to push the limits of electronic-dance music in his "Rain Drops Tour." [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Who's in town

Stand-up comedian Kevin Avery is a writer for "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" and recently appeared in the short film "Thugs, the Musical!" [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Holiday

Kwanzaa: Ujamaa, the fourth day of Kwanzaa, celebrates the principle of cooperative economics. The Soul Mechanix Rhythm & Blues Band is marking the holiday with a performance. [6 p.m., Minnie and Lovie Ward Recreation Center, 650 Capitol Ave., S.F.]

Ice rinks: Ice rinks are open at The Embarcadero and Union Square. Ninety-minute skating sessions start on every even hour. [Embarcadero: 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., 1 Market St., S.F.; Union Square: 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., 333 Post St., S.F.]

Movies

Art story: "Big Eyes" features Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz playing San Francisco's Margaret and Walter Keane in a story about Margaret Keane's trademark big-eyed paintings. [1:30, 4:30, 7:15 and 9:45 p.m., Balboa Theatre, 3630 Balboa St., S.F.]

Movie musicals: The Golden Age of Hollywood musicals is highlighted in a double feature of "My Fair Lady" (2 and 8 p.m.) and "The Music Man" (5:15 p.m.). [Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

French cinema: "Le Bonheur," which chronicles a man's extramarital affair, screens as part of a series of director Agenes Varda's work. [7 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

At the public library

Teen winter reading: Libraries are encouraging teens 12-18 to read over the winter break by offering raffles and prizes. Teens can pick up readings logs at participating libraries and return them by Jan. 10. Every five hours of reading logged equals one raffle entry. [Participating San Francisco libraries; sfpl.org]

Audio-described films: Disney's monster 2013 hit "Frozen" screens in an audio-described presentation in which sets, costumes and visual cues are described for the benefit of blind and vision-impaired viewers. [2 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Local activities

Walking tour: San Francisco City Guides explore the sites of Gold Rush debauchery in the two-block "Bawdy & Naughty" walking tour. [11 a.m., Kearny Street and Maiden Lane, S.F.; sfcityguides.com]

R&B show: R&B singer-songwriter Eric Benet is playing music from his latest album, "From E to U: Volume 1," and more. [8 and 10 p.m., Addition, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Rock concert: Electronic-music band STRFKR headlines a bill that also includes Blackbird Blackbird. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Dance show: Los Angeles producer Paper Diamond aims to push the limits of electronic-dance music in his "Rain Drops Tour." [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

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