Settle down with 'Death Comes to Pemberley' for a weekend read 

click to enlarge IMAGE OF THE WEEK: Niners coach Jim Harbaugh screams at his ball during Thursday’s first round of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Giants pitcher Matt Cain, background, was among the golfers in Harbaugh’s group. Niners quarterback Alex Smith was Harbaugh’s caddie. - JEFF GROSS/GETTY IMAGES
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  • IMAGE OF THE WEEK: Niners coach Jim Harbaugh screams at his ball during Thursday’s first round of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Giants pitcher Matt Cain, background, was among the golfers in Harbaugh’s group. Niners quarterback Alex Smith was Harbaugh’s caddie.

Something to read

Death Comes to Pemberley
By P.D. James ($25.95)

The revered British mystery writer, author of 20 books, turns Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” on its head, spinning it into a complex novel of murder and mayhem.


Lend a hand

San Francisco Night Ministry: Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve lunch to low-income and homeless people. [1:30 to 4 p.m., Leavenworth and McAllister streets, S.F.; www.volunteer.truist.com/
thevolunteercenter/org]


Get outside

Lunar New Year
Street fair:
The Chinatown Community Street Fair continues. Festivities include music, dance, calligraphy and kite-making.
[9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Grant Avenue from California Street to Broadway and thereabouts, S.F.]


Animal world

Zoo events: The San Francisco Zoo hosts “Woo at the Zoo” (11 a.m.), its annual presentation on animal sex. Also today: events with animal expert Jack Hannah at 1:30 p.m. [1 Zoo Road, S.F.; RSVP/info: (415) 753-7236]

Parks

Magnolia walk: The San Francisco Botanical Garden hosts its “Magnificent Magnolias Walk.” Topics covered include the symbolism of magnolia trees and flowers. Bring a camera. [1:30 p.m., SFBG, 1199 Ninth Ave., Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Family Shakespeare show: The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival and the Presidio Trust present a family-geared “Shakespeare on Tour” performance of “Macbeth.” [2 p.m., Golden Gate Club, 135 Fisher Loop, Presidio of S.F.]

Garden railway: The Conservatory of Flowers presents “Playland at the Conservatory,” a flora-landscaped garden-railway exhibit featuring a mini version of Playland at the Beach. [10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 100 JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Around town

Museums
Harlem stories:
Author Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts talks about her first book, “Harlem Is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America.” [2 p.m., Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St., S.F.; RSVP: harlemisnowhere.
eventbrite.com]

Graphic novel: Authors Mark Long and Jim Demonakos and artist Nate Powell discuss “The Silence of Our Friends,” their graphic novel about the civil rights movement. [1 p.m., Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission St., S.F.]

Music

Symphony musicians: Members of the San Francisco Symphony perform a program of chamber music by Mozart, Brahms and Mendelssohn. [2 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Exhibitions

Tribal arts: Galleries display pre-1940s collectibles at the Tribal & Textile Arts Show. Items from the Americas, Asia, the Pacific Islands and the Middle East are for sale.
[11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Dance

Much afoot: Serious footwork is the focus of the dance show “Our Feet Speak the Rhythm of Our Hearts.” Featured acts include La Tania, Valverde Dance and the Barbary Coast Cloggers. [3 p.m., Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]


Movies

Indie films: IndieFest 2012, the San Francisco Independent Film Festival, is under way. Today’s films include the documentary “In Organic We Trust” at 2:45 p.m. [12:30 p.m. onward; Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.; www.sfindie.com]

Theater

Asian playwright series: Magic Theatre’s 2012 Asian Explosion series presents a reading of “Wicked Fox,” a new play by JC Lee. [11 a.m., Magic Theatre, Building D, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]


Brunch

Twenty-five Lusk: Chef Matthew Dolan creates New American cuisine. Recent brunch dishes include a winter greens salad; house-made brioche doughnuts with satsuma chocolate sauce, coffee and a half-pint of ale; banana pancakes with apple compote and vanilla-bean ice cream; and lobster Benedict with applewood bacon, hollandaise and an English muffin. [11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 25 Lusk St., S.F.; (415) 495-5875]

Game of the day

NBA
Warriors vs. Rockets
6 p.m., Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

When the Warriors host the Rockets today at Oracle Arena, it will kick off a stretch in which Golden State plays seven games in 11 days.

Other highlight

NHL: The Sharks start a nine-game road trip against the Blues.
[4 p.m., Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Comcast SportsNet California]

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