Aug. 9 2013 12:00 AM

Modern Times nudges their doors open to you

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"Hey. How YOU doin?"
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Part of what makes craft brew special is its dedication to being a meritocracy. Craft brew fans aren't typically taken in by glossy advertising campaigns or clever marketing alone.

But then, most craft-brew fans aren't as superficial as I am.


Despite not yet having a single beer from Modern Times Brewery, I'm kind of giddy about the opening of their tasting room. I mean, they could have taken any of a million different promotional pictures for their brewery that would have been perfectly serviceable, but somehow they knew that a unicorn drinking in front of a Post-It mosaic of Michael Jackson and Bubbles was the winner. It's like they're looking into my soul.


They kicked off their soft opening on Friday and are now offering all of their standards along with some "special kegs." The official grand opening will be the weekend of Aug. 31. And it will all be amazing because they are just so great!


(I promise to drink their beer before I gush again, I swear.)

Calendar

  • The renowned Mexican black and white photographer presents an exhibition exploring the principal themes within three groups: "Bestiarium"," Fantastic Women" and "Silent Natures."
  • Presented by Pacific Arts Movement, the sixth annual mini film fest features 14 film programs from 10 countries that includes everything from docs to romantic tearjerkers. See website for full lineup and...
  • Debunk some of the stereotypes surrounding cannibalism at this new exhibition that takes a hands-on approach to the subject. Includes video games and interactive activities where patrons will have to decide...
  • The former local boy and creator of the highly influential blog, Advanced Style, will be signing and discussing his third book, Advanced Style: Older and Wiser, which features inspiring pictures and stories...
  • C.J. Chenier and Bonsoir Catin headline this annual Cajun inspired festival. Also enjoy 10,000 pounds of crawfish, dancing and cooking demonstrations. Held at Spanish Landing Park, across from the...
  • A Cinco de Mayo party featuring $2 tacos, cocktails and live music from Bostich+Fussible, Javiera Mena and Gepe
  • A spoken word showcase hosted by English instructor Karla Cordero and her City College students. There will also be a special reading from poet Mercedez Holtry, as well as an art and photography show....
  • Widely known as host of "Weekend Update" on Saturday Night Live and for his role in the Showtime dramedy Weeds, Kevin Nealon brings his unique humor back to the stand-up stage
  • New works from over a dozen UCSD undergraduate students. Participating artists include Charity Algarme, Richard Lin, Joseph Maas, Ignatius Nguyen, and more
  • This video art exhibition from UCSD MFA candidate Stefani Byrd features two installations that explore the themes of breath, mediation, and the nature of time. Takes place in the VAF Performance Space,...
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