Welcome to two thousand fine.
Gone but Not Forgotten Opening Reception
What: Inspired by death and faces, Paul Urich’s mixed-media and gouache sketches leave a lasting impression.
Why: Stroke of genius.
When: Thurs., 6-9 p.m.
Where: Fecal Face Dot Gallery, 66 Gough St., at Market St.
Fields of Charm
What: Portland artist Amy Ruppel’s colorful series of shapes, birds, and deer.
Why: Land of the free.
When: Thru Feb. 28. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: Zinc Details, 2410 California St., at Fillmore St. (415-776-9002).
Welcome Winter Birds
What: A workshop in which you can watch and learn about various fowl that visit Richardson Bay.
Why: Wing in the new year.
When: Sat., 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Where: Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, 376 Greenwood Beach Rd., near Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon (415-388-2524).
Agent Provocateur Sale
What: Up to 50 percent off lingerie from the English purveyor of sexy skivvies.
Why: Go undercover.
When: Thru Sat. Daily, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 54 Geary St., b/t Grant & Kearny Sts. (415-421-0229).
What: Get down to serious funk by the ’70s legends with special guests Marcia Ball and Bonnie Raitt.
Why: They measure up.
When: Sat., 9 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m.
Where: The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., at Fillmore St. (415-346-6000). Tickets online at livenation.com.