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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Tuesday Seven: Back to the Future Day at Barrel Head, SpoonRocket Halloween Candy

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Plus a brass band at the Boxing Room, what might replace Pabst Cordon Bleu Blue Ribbon as the next hipster beer of choice, and Star Wars ticketing woes.

Back to the Future Day at Barrel Head Brewhouse
Tomorrow is Back to the Future Day, the date when Marty McFly and Doc Brown arrive from 1985 to stop a chain reaction of events that destroys the McFly family, and Barrel Head Brewhouse is celebrating. Once you've read dozens of articles on what Back to the Future II got right and wrong, head on over for some Doc Brown Ale, a live DJ, and raffle prizes for those in costume. All house beer proceeds go to Michael J. Fox's Foundation for Parkinson's Research, and anything left over will help save the clock tower. If you can't make it, maybe you should see if your Grandma Lorraine will hydrate a pizza for you. And get your fruit dispenser to retract.
Back to the Future Day, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 9 p.m., at Barrel Head Brewhouse, 1785 Fulton, 415-416-6898.

Boxing Room and a Brass Band
If you thought SoMa was nothing but tech condos, Heron Arts will present an art show with a live performance of New Orleans' Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band and food from the gator fans at Hayes Valley's Boxing Room. It's a benefit for the nonprofit New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic, which provides medical care and social services to NOLA's jazz community.
Saturday, Nov. 7, 6-11 p.m., at Heron Arts, 7 Heron St., $33.

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SpoonRocket Halloween Candy Delivery
Are you absolutely besieged with trick-or-treaters, to the point where you risk running out of backup starlight mints and Werther's Originals? SpoonRocket is offering a 15-minute Halloween candy delivery from Oct. 26-31 to residents of S.F. (8 a.m. - 9 p.m.) and the East Bay (8 a.m. - midnight). Choose from one of three 40-oz., $12.99 bags, which include the stuff kids will trade wax lips to get: Milky Way, Twix, 3 Musketeers, and Snickers. I can definitely see this coming in handy on Fair Oaks Street!

Sexism in the Kitchen 
No, not the "Nothing Spells Lovin' Like Something From the Oven" kind. The New York Times published a thoughtful op-ed on the prevalence of sexism in restaurant kitchens

The Next PBR?
PUNCH theorizes on what the next hipster beer might be now that the cool kidz are post-Pabst.

That's a Big Bread
I'm completely at a loss over the motivation for these things — not least of all because someone is going to come along and steal your record from you eventually — but 60 bakers in Europe have created the world's longest baguette. It's 400 feet from heel to heel. 

A Star Wars Episode
If you had a tough time procuring Star Wars Episode VII tickets at the new Alamo Drafthouse last night, you weren't alone. An X-wing fighter got through the heavily armed trench to fire straight into an exhaust port, destroying the entire site. Just kidding: It's a new business, demand was high, and there were technical difficulties. Alamo apologized, and you'll get to see Star Wars at some point, we promise. (Plus Ticketmaster is the real Death Star, anyway.)

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Peter Lawrence Kane

Peter Lawrence Kane is SF Weekly's Arts Editor. He has lived in San Francisco since 2008 and is two-thirds the way toward his goal of visiting all 59 national parks.


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