Lower Haight Leftovers: 8/13 Edition

Here's a rare Saturday edition of Lower Haight leftovers — all the stories that didn't quite make the front page this week!

In case you missed it, a 2-alarm fire at Upper Haight clothing shop True on Thursday caused serious damage to it and the neighboring People's Cafe, rendering both structures "uninhabitable" for the foreseeable future. No word on the cause, although investigators say it's not considered suspicious.

In other in-case-you-missed-it news, celebrity chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain was spotted at Toronado (and all over town) this week, filming an episode of his new show, The Layover. Expect the series to debut on the Travel Channel in November.

Less noticed but no less fantastic, actor Danny Glover was spotted at Memphis Minnie's on Sunday.

The Chronicle's Inside Scoop blog reports that Home restaurant (Church and Market) abruptly closed on Thursday night. The owners declared bankruptcy after being unable to sell the restaurant.

This afternoon from 3-4:30pm, Uva Enoteca (568 Haight) hosts a class exploring the wines of Veneto. Learn about the winemaking traditions of this northeast Italian region, and sample "some of the best red wines Italy has to offer." $35 per person - call 415-829-2024 or email info@uvaenoteca.com to sign up.

Tonight is the latest installment of the CLASH Scavenger Hunt. Last time, zombies invaded the Lower Haight. Tonight, it's ninjas versus pirates. Teams will "duke it out against each other while solving clues, executing wild challenges, engaging in a rowdy relay race, and taking shots along the way." Tickets are $20 per person, and will be available at the door (at Mad Dog in the Fog, 530 Haight).

Lower Haight resident Ryan Connolly is starting a new choral ensemble called Resound. The group is looking to recruit singers from a wide variety of backgrounds, "whether you’re a recent college graduate who wants to continue singing, or have many years of singing under your belt." Auditions will be held August 23rd, 25th, and 27th, at the Kanbar Center (44 Page Street). Visit resoundensemble.org for more details.

Reader Andreas Tagger sends in this great short documentary he made of Idle Hand Tattoo artist Cris Cleen, with some scenes filmed inside the Lower Haight shop. Good stuff.

Finally, not sure how we missed this one, but about a month ago the Department of Park and Rec issued a report on trees in Duboce Park, after two large trees fell over in the park in May. According to GetLitSF, the department's tree inspection revealed that "the main causal factor in the recent loss of trees appears to be a period of prolonged high winds. The trees that fell were in otherwise healthy condition, with no major structural flaws." Hmmmm....

That's all we've got this week! Anything we missed? Do tell. tips [at] haighteration {{dot}} com.

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