Ugly Holiday Sweater Party Tonight At Social Kitchen & Brewery
By Walter Thompson - Published on December 16, 2014.
Based on the findings of a non-scientific poll, San Franciscans own ugly holiday sweaters for one of two reasons: they either possess a well-developed sense of irony or didn’t want to offend a well-intentioned relative.
Tonight, residents who embrace satire and good manners will gather at Social Kitchen & Brewery for an Ugly Holiday Sweater Party, an event staged by Inner Sunset Park Neighbors, a non-profit neighborhood association that works to " improve quality of life, build community, and generate pride in our neighborhood."
Ugly sweaters are such a holiday mainstay, the second Friday of December has been declared National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. (At the time of publication, Hoodline could not determine which governing body made this proclamation.) In 2009, a sweater in the photo above was priced at $50 in a Mission boutique. Today, some stores only sell ugly holiday-themed clothing; customers may even purchase “Best Ugly Sweater” trophies.
ISPN President Martha Ehrenfeld (via ISPN)
Revelers are encouraged to don appropriate apparel for tonight's ISPN event, which will include snacks, “door prizes and awards for everyone,” as well as the opportunity to meet some of your neighbors. Use ISPN’s Facebook event page to RSVP for tonight’s party at Social Kitchen & Brewery.
Inner Sunset Park Neighbor’s Ugly Holiday Sweater party will be held tonight from 7pm-9 pm at Social Kitchen & Brewery, 1326 9th Ave.
The sushi rolls, sashimi bowls, and flaming fish fillets of Elephant Sushi are on their way to Hayes Valley, as the cult-hit sushi spot hopes to open this October at the former home of shuttered Little Gem.