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This Week's Hottest Events: Mega Sale at Carrots, Mortified Comedy, and Matter + Spirit at the de Young

Alexander Wang Fall 2011

Shopping
60% Off at Carrots
Bring yourself a little new year's cheer—all of the chic boutique's fall merchandise is 60% off. Sale items include clothes from Maison Martin Margiela, Alexander Wang, and Helmut Lang
When: until merchandise runs out
Where: Carrots, 843 Montgomery St.

Reading
Abracadabra! Stories from Porchlight
The ladies behind the Porchlight storytelling program are paying tribute to Houdini this week just in time for the final days of the magic exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Storytellers include magicians, mentalists, and spiritual debunkers.   
When: 7-8:30 p.m., Thurs. 1/12
Where: Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St.

Art
Rethinking the Contemporary Potrait
This SFMOMA Artists Gallery show exhibits Kim Frohsin's use of numbers as portraiture, Claire Pasquier's experiment in connecting with subjects via Facebook, and Winni Wintermeyer's (a 7x7 photographer) stripped down close-ups.
When: Thurs. 1/12 - Thurs. 2/23
Where: SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Bldg. A, Fort Mason Center

Comedy
Mortified
New year, new angst. Prepare yourself for a fresh batch of hilarious horror stories from those ever embarrassing adolescent years.          
When: 8 p.m., Fri. 1/13 - Sat. 1/14
Where: DNA Lounge, 375 Eleventh St., SF and Shattuck Down Low, 2284 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley.

Art  
Matter + Spirit
This retrospective for renowned Bay Area artist Stephen De Staebler (who passed away just last year) chronicles a body of figurative work. Look for ceramic and bronze sculptures that embody the modern existential spirit.   
When: Sat. 1/14 - Sun. 4/22
Where: de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.

Music

Vetiver

A local goodie, expect indie singer-songwriter Andy Cabic to take you on a trip up the coast with songs from his latest album The Errant Charm.

When: 8 p.m., Sun. 1/15

Where: The Independent, 628 Divisadero St.