When: Sat., Sept. 13, 12-5 p.m. 2014
The Crucible, everyone’s favorite nonprofit provider of industrial arts classes — including blacksmithery and fire-eating — is hosting its fall open house this Saturday. The theme, “Tools to Table,” will focus on the tools and techniques used to make the various vessels and utensils that make our modern, civilized ways of eating possible. Come to The Crucible’s West Oakland studio (1260 7th St., Oakland) to check out free demonstrations, which include cup-making, spoon-carving, chopstick-making, and pork butchery. A wide array of local food and drink purveyors — including Linden Street Brewery, Blue Bottle Coffee, Go Streatery, Fivetenburger, and Curbside Creamery — will be on hand, and all attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for any of The Crucible’s fall classes with a $25 discount. Also on the menu: fire — literally (though all flame-eating will be done only by trained professionals, naturally).