Lower Haight Leftovers: 3/9 Edition

We've got a few new businesses to tell you about, and a slew of weekend events to report. Let's get started.


Tonight, there's a beard party at D-Structure. Yes, a beard party. The fest is a launch celebration for "The Beard Hunter," a new book by Julian Brown. D-Structure promises "booze, music, and a beard filled opening reception" from 8pm to 11pm.


Hayeswire reports that Wonder Dog Rescue at 650 Fillmore Street is closing. As such, they're having yard sales on Saturday and Sunday from 12am to 3pm to clear out the space. (The rescue/adoption service will continue operating; they're just giving up the storefront.)


Saturday, from 11:00am – 4:30pm, Eden on Haight (the garden and sauna behind 776 Haight Street) is having a free open house to acquaint the community with the space. There will be a live drawing for their current online raffle, with prizes from Hobson's Choice, StudioMix, Straw and more. More details on their website.


Saturday night, from 10pm to 2am, it's the return of Pop Brownie to Underground SF (424 Haight). It's a night filled with your favorite 90s hip-hop, R&B, and dance — and this month's edition appears to be Janet Jackson themed. 21+, $5 cover at the door.


On Sunday, don't forget it's the Lower Haight Block Party. Food, music, art and more on the 400 block of Haight Street. 12pm to 4pm.


Did you know Churchill has an upstairs bar? We didn't either. This week, Thrillist shared details on the new private party space, dubbed The Office, at 198 Church Street.

Features include a fully stocked kitchen, two taps with your choice of kegs, a shuffleboard table, a giant projector screen, private bathrooms, and more. Whoa.


In other slightly-beyond-the-neighborhood news, a new gallery space has opened at 853 Divisadero. It's called A Second Story, and it's a collaboration between Lower Haighter Adam Glickfield and two partners, Michelle Morgan and James Williams. In addition to hosting art exhibits, the gallery has an open studio space available for artists to rent, equipped with dark room and silkscreening capabilities. Email the gallery, or swing by 853 Divisadero, for more info.


Finally, a few readers have asked what has opened at 800 Haight Street, the former home of Vanguard Properties. Apparently, this.


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