January 3 - 5: Weekend events in SF 

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  • Theatre Rhinoceros presents “Road Show,” Stephen Sondheim’s musical about two brothers and their decadeslong quest for the American dream.

On the town

Sound and vision: The weekendlong 2014 San Francisco Tape Music Festival, the nation’s only festival devoted to the performance of audio works projected in three-dimensional space, begins. [8 p.m., Z Below, 470 Florida St., S.F.]


Two great adventures

Top 10 excursions: Among WeekendSherpa.com’s most fun activities is compiling a top 10 list of the best outdoor excursions in Northern California. To whet your appetite, here are two from our most recent effort. First, let the views do the talking when you take out-of-towners to watch a sunset at San Francisco's Sutro Heights. Second, try paddling serene waters on the way to camp on a beach in a national park; boat-in-only campsites on Tomales Bay in Point Reyes offer the seclusion of backpacking and the convenience of carrying all your stuff in a kayak. [For the complete list, visit WeekendSherpa.com.]

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks

Collard greens

Andouille sausage

Brown rice


Heirloom tomato salt




White carrots

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Folk star: Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Grammy-winning troubadour and direct link to Woody Guthrie and the first generation of American folk music, is in town. [8 p.m., St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, 2097 Turk St., S.F.]

Cabaret show: Vaud and the Villains, a 19-piece orchestra and cabaret show that blends Americana grit with Weimar elegance and Moulin Rouge sultriness, performs at the Chapel. [9 p.m., 777 Valencia St., S.F.]


Concert and feast: San Francisco Renaissance Voices hosts its Boar’s Head Festival, an English-flavored gala featuring a silent auction. [7:30 p.m., Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1329 Seventh Ave., S.F.]


CD recording: Comedian Andy Haynes, seen on “Conan” and “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” performs a pair of stand-up shows to be recorded for a live CD. [7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]


A great show

Bay Area premiere: Theatre Rhinoceros presents “Road Show,” Stephen Sondheim’s musical about two brothers and their decadeslong quest for the American dream. [3 and 7 p.m., Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St., S.F.]


Chinese legends: Chinese stories spanning centuries come alive in “Shen Yun 2014,” a show featuring classical Chinese dance, colorful costumes and a live orchestra. [2 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]


History of TV: The Museum of American Heritage presents “Television: A History,” an exhibit exploring the origin, evolution and immense impact of television. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto]


Period ensemble: New Esterhazy Quartet, a period-instrument ensemble, presents “Paris Symphonies,” a concert featuring quartet arrangements of classical symphonies. [4 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto]

Rap and hip-hop: The NhT Boyz, a rap and hip-hop group noted for its high energy and carefree party tone, appears at Brick and Mortar Music Hall. [9 p.m., 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

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