I had all kinds of intentions to check out the new ~PUBLIC WORKS~ club this weekend, but sadly ran outta steam. Anyway, this new party space from Pete Glikshtern and Jeff Whitmore (both behind Mighty) is a combination art gallery, club, performance/event space, and bar. One cool thing is they’re providing space during the day for artists to conceive and produce work (four artist residents will be extended, at no cost, a daytime workshop).
The space will also function as a community room in the evening, available free of charge to neighborhood groups and other benevolent organizations. Public Works will donate a portion of their proceeds to various local non-profits, in addition to assisting them with promotions and events. Root Division, a non-profit that brings art classes to kids in schools that can’t afford programs, is a current beneficiary. Check out their website for future DJ gigs, parties, live bands, and more. 161 Erie St. at Mission, 415-932-0955.