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21st Amendment's Prohibition Party; Four Barrel's Latte Art Finale

SOMA—Today marks the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition, and 21st Amendment Brewery is celebrating with a parade from Justin Herman Plaza to the brewery on 2nd Street at Brannan, where six cask-conditioned kegs of Firkin beer will be flowing along with live music from a Dixieland band. Upstairs, a password-only speakeasy will host cocktails and casino games for charity (psst: the password "firkin"). The party runs from 6pm to 9pm tonight. [EaterWire]

MISSION—It's the grand Latte Art Competition finale tonight at Four Barrel Coffee. The culmination of a year of monthly throwdowns, this competition pits Los Angeles challengers against their Bay Area barista counterparts: local finalists are Leslie Ruckman (Bellano Coffee), Taylere Yamamura (Saint Frank), and Selina Viguera (Blue Bottle). The festivities begin at 6pm sharp, and the Mirror Pond Pale Ale will be flowing. [Sprudge]

MISSION—Community nonprofit 18 Reasons is celebrating the opening of their 18th Hour retail shop today from 6pm to 9pm. The shop features a curated selection of kitchenware and accoutrement from local chefs and cooking teachers, such as the cornmeal Viola Buitoni uses in her polenta and the tart pan favored by pastry teacher Stacie Piece. All told, the shop will stock over 20 curated items for kitchen and table, just in time for holiday shopping. [EaterWire]

HALF MOON BAY—And for those of you who can't wait to break out their hideous holiday sweaters, tomorrow night is a "Funky Sweater Party" at Half Moon Bay Brewing Company. Devised to celebrate the launch of a new winter ale, the party will bestow a special prize for the ugliest sweater in the bunch, please favors from the brewery for anyone who dresses the part. [EaterWire]

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