Upper Haight Weekend Odds & Ends: Holiday Happenings And More
By Camden Avery - Published on December 19, 2014.
It's the rainy Friday before Christmas and half your neighbors have already left town. Feeling lonely? We're here to help with a brief roundup of the local news leftovers from the week that was, plus upcoming ways to get festive.
First, we announce the abrupt closure of Sway clothing, the women's clothing boutique at 1573 Haight Street, which opened last summer. All stock is currently 80 percent off, and it'll be closing permanently next week. Sway no longer operates its former Noe Valley storefront, but still lists operating locations in Berkeley, Alameda, Santa Cruz and Oakland.
In the spirit of the season, word is that 1428 Haight (formerly Squat and Gobble) is donating 5 percent of its take this Christmas to Taking It To The Streets, the homeless youth re-integration and advocacy program.
Hoping to ward off the rainy chill? The re-launched Red Vic is hosting Cozy Community from 7 to 10 tonight, December 19th. The event is billed as cocoa, cider, storytelling and music around a campfire (indoors).
Alternatively, if you're feeling a little more traditional, this Sunday, December 21st at 4 and 8 pm, respectively, Saint Ignatius is hosting carols and a chanticleer concert.
And for those among you of the celestially inclined, the winter solstice is Sunday the 21st, so Merry Yule.
In future news, if you're not planning on sleeping off a hangover on New Year's Day, you'll be happy to know that Sparrow, at 1640 Haight, is now taking reservations for New Year's Day brunch, which will run from 11am to 3pm. There's usually a line out the door for Sparrow's brunch offerings, so plan ahead to start 2015 off right.
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