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The Weekend Guide

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CHUCKLE
Sketchfest NightLife
What:
Laugh and learn with Jackie Kashian’s Dork Forest, Competitive Erotic Science Fan Fiction, and other giggle-worthy events at the comedy festival.
Why: Check out a funny planetarium show, commune with the jellyfish, and have a drink.
When: Tonight, 6-10 p.m.
Where: California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr., Golden Gate Park (415-379-8000). Tickets ($12) at calacademy.org.

EAT
Chinese New Year at Hakkasan
What:
Celebrate the Year of the Horse with steamed sea snapper, dumplings, braised Chinese cabbage, and other traditional good-luck dishes.
Why: A ceremonial lion dance performance on Friday night will bring you (necessary) prosperity and good fortune. 
When: Thru Feb. 8.
Where: 1 Kearny St., at Market St. (415-829-8148).

LISTEN
Magik Magik Orchestra
What:
The rock orchestra, which has backed Death Cab for Cutie and Nick Cave, is front and center in a special performance.
Why: Guest musicians include The Dodos, Geographer, How to Dress Well, Rogue Wave, and more, singing favorite childhood tunes.
When: Fri., 8 p.m.
Where: Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave., b/t 18th & 19th Sts., Oakland (510-302-2250). Tickets ($30-$150) at ticketmaster.com.

PARTY
F*ck Your New Year’s Resolution
What:
Kiss those resolutions good-bye with a night of decadence featuring Scotch, truffle tastings, and the Bacon Bacon truck.
Why: Spin the Good Vibrations Wheel of Pleasure to win prizes, then check out Dark Garden’s corset fashion show.
When: Tonight, 9 p.m.
Where: Monarch, 101 6th St., at Mission St. (415-284-9774). Tickets ($15-$45) at ticketfly.com.

SAMPLE
Wine & Wishes
What:
From the people who brought you Batkid comes a fundraiser for Make-a-Wish featuring the chefs of Nopa, La Folie, Redd, Stones Throw, and more.
Why: Wines from Gundlach Bundschu and Roederer Estate and beer from Half Moon Bay Brewing.
When: Sat., 6-9 p.m.
Where: Administration Building 1, 1 Ave. of Palms, Treasure Island. Tickets ($150) at kintera.org.

SIP
Bergerac’s Retro Happy Hour
What:
Flash back to the ’70s with $6 retro cocktails (banana daiquiris, Between the Sheets) and a $20 Boogie Nights punch bowl that serves a group.
Why: Classic munchies, like pigs in a blanket and deviled eggs, for $2.
When: Tues.-Sat., 5-7 p.m.
Where: 316 11th St., at Folsom St. (415-255-9440).

Photo: Helen Taylor / Courtesy of California Academy of Sciences

LOCATIONS
Administration Building 1
1 Ave of the Palms
Treasure Island
San Francisco, CA 94130
Bergerac
316 11th St
@ Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-255-9440
Hakkasan
1 Kearny St
@ Market St
San Francisco, CA 94108
415-829-8148
101 6th St
@ Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-284-9774
1807 Telegraph Ave
bt 18th & 19th Sts
Oakland, CA 94612
510-302-2277
55 Music Concourse Dr
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA 94118
415-379-8000
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