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The Weekend Guide

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EAT
Elixir’s New Year’s Hangover Brunch
What:
A free spread of barbecue and fixings from chef Jack Andrews with the purchase of a drink at the historic Mission bar.
Why: Sip rum drinks from sponsor Sailor Jerry.
When: Sun., noon.
Where: 3200 16th St., at Guerrero St. (415-552-1633).

LISTEN
Chang-rae Lee
What:
The acclaimed novelist’s latest, On Such a Full Sea, follows a woman’s journey through a dystopian future America.
Why: Get your copy signed, then browse the shelves for a few other reads to take home.
When: Fri., 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., at Belvedere St. (415-863-8688).

HEAR
Why There Are Words

What:
The series celebrates its fourth anniversary with readings by Glen David Gold, Tom Barbash, Lynn Freed, Melissa Pritchard, Daniel Handler, and Molly Giles.
Why: Make a night of it in Sausalito by hitting Copita or Le Garage for dinner.
When: Tonight, 7 p.m.
Where: Studio 333, 333 Caledonia St., at Litho St., Sausalito (415-331-8272). Admission ($10) at the door.

WATCH
Fashion at Stanford: Annie Leibovitz and Pascal Dangin
What:
Class is in session, and at the front are the legendary photographer and the founder of Box Studios; they discuss image and branding with The New York Times’s Cathy Horyn.
Why: Get there early; it’s open to the public and seats will fill fast.
When: Tonight, 6 p.m.
Where: Cemex Auditorium, 641 Knight Way, at Arguello Way, Stanford (650-736-4087).

MAKE
Pot Sticker Cooking Class
What:
Get into the dumpling swing of things by learning to make your own for Chinese New Year.
Why: The class includes all the materials for pork or veggie varieties, and you get to take a dozen home.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1199 9th Ave., at Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park (415-661-1316). Tickets ($25) at brownpapertickets.com.

ROCK
Sea Wolf
What:
Alex Brown Church strips down his latest record, Old World Romance, with a solo acoustic set.
Why: The night kicks off with equally stripped-down duo Ghost & the City.
When: Fri., 8 p.m.
Where: Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., b/t Polk & Larkin Sts. (415-885-0750). Tickets ($14) at tickets.gamh.com.

Photo: Darren Edwards / Courtesy of Elixir

LOCATIONS
Cemex Auditorium
641 Knight Way
@ Arguello Way
Stanford,
333 Caledonia St
@ Litho St
Sausalito, CA 94965
415-331-8272
1644 Haight St
@ Belvedere St
San Francisco, CA 94117
415-863-8688
3200 16th St
@ Guerrero St
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-552-1633
1199 9th Ave
@ Lincoln Way
San Francisco, CA 94122
415-661-1316
859 O’Farrell St
bt Polk & Larkin Sts
San Francisco, CA 94109
415-885-0750
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