When The Propagandist (835 Fifth Ave., Downtown) first opened, the owners promised us that they'd host fun things like art shows, movie nights and indie rock. This week, they make good by showing Back to the Future and holding a group art show. At 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, the new weekly Movie Night at The Propagandist launches with hosted appetizers from The Lion's Share restaurant, happy-hour drink specials and Marty McFly on the big screen. There's a $5 cover. From 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 27, the cocktail bar will pretty up with When Worlds Collide, an art exhibition featuring Copio, Jason de la Torre and Teddy Pancake.
Side Bar (536 Market St., Downtown) is inviting those of you with butterfly tramp stamps, cliché tribal armbands and exlover's names scrawled across your bicep to their first-ever Best of the Worst Tattoo Contest, presented by Black Anvil Tattoo Shop, from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday, April 29. Check in at the Black Anvil Table and show off your terrible tattoo. The winner will get a prize and a free cover-up session.
The Craft Brewers Conference will roll into town next week, and with it will come more beer geeks than you can shake a pint at. San Diego's beer bars will likely be more popping than they already are, but one of the nights worth braving a crowd for is Can Diego CBC Opening After Party, happening from 9 p.m. to midnight Wednesday, May 2, at Blind Lady Ale House (3416 Adams Ave. in Normal Heights). Celebrate craft beers that come in a can at this event, which includes brews from Golden Road Brewing Co., Maui Brewing Company, Avery Brewing Co., Ska Brewing and more.
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