Brimming with hopes and dreams for 2016? Get out there and fulfill them, if those dreams include going to a lot of sweet events, of which these below represent a few.


BAR IMPROV: You never know what's on tap with SF Barprov, a rotating group of comedians in the Tenderloin. Do anticipate that you will delight, and likely, imbibe. "Drink Hard, Laugh Harder," that's their motto. PianoFight, 144 Taylor Street, 7 p.m., Free

SHORT FILMS: See six award winning shorts from the Sundance festival, a springboard for filmmakers of all types and genres. The Roxie is the place, in the big(ger) theater, and it's the closest you'll get to the festival action from the comfort of San Francisco. The Roxie, 3117 16th Street, 7 p.m., $12


SANDERS DISCO: Feel the socialism-light fervor at "Bern Baby Bern! Disco Party for Bernie Sanders", an infernal inferno hosted by Elbo Room. Hillary fans and dancers of all political persuasions are welcome. Elbo Room, 647 Valencia Street, 9 p.m., donation-based

DRUNK LECTURE: TED Talks are so 2010. And at this point they're a hackneyed formula that imagines an understanding of any subject can be reached through a lecture of several minutes. But when you get funny people delivering them hammered, you know you're in for something different. And that would be the formula for WasTED Talks. PianoFight, 144 Taylor St, 8 p.m., Free


SCARED STRAIGHT FILMS: Oddball, San Francisco's strangest film mecca, showcases vintage anti-drug films sure to amuse. Don't do drugs, kids. Nothing funny about them. Oddball Films, 275 Capp Street, 8 p.m., $10 Limited Seating, RSVP to [email protected]

SCIENTIFIC NIGHTLIFE: New year, new you, new skills. Want to learn to make sushi? Shuck oysters? Then head to the Academy of Sciences for their How-To NightLife, the latest in their ultra-popular series of evening events. California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, 6 p.m., members $12, non-members $15


Bow before Bowie as a "worship" group performs, in its entirety, the 1972 concept album "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars." The Chapel, 777 Valencia Street, 8:30 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show, $20

CLUBBING: Go back to the '70s with Audio's decor and stay for cutting edge electronic music from today with Australia's Motez, an excellent remixer and reworker. Audio SF, 316 11th Street, 9 p.m., $10 tickets but free before 11 p.m. with RSVP


JEFF GOLDBLUM: Friend of SFist Mr. Goldblum performs with his Mildred Snitzer Orchestra as part of Sketchfest. Who knew this guy could tickle the ivories as well as he can tickle us all? Marines Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter Street, 7 p.m., $50

MARKET: From the folks who put on the Treasure Island Flea comes Jack of All Trades Market. Expect design finds, antique treasures, music, and food. Jack London Square, Oakland, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., free entry


WALKING TOUR: Take a strolling history lesson of Pacific Heights, gaining insight into architecture and even Victorian era life. 1801 Bush Street garden, 2 p.m., Free

THEATRE: Monthly solo shows at Stage Werx underscore the value of the monologue and the power a single actor can wield onstage. Expect to be captivated by "hilarious, heartbreaking & provocative" performances, from musings on child psychotherapy to first generation black middle class life. Stage Werx Theatre, 446 Valencia Street, 8:45 p.m., $12 - $25