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Pinball Tournament with Oskar Blues

Thursday, Sept. 10

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Before video games like Frogger and Pac-Man kicked off the great high-score competitions of the 1980s, there were the blinking, ringing pinball machine—an amalgamation of mechanical and solid-state electronic parts inspiring intense rivalry between players and delaying homework completion for millions of teenagers.

There's a bank of machines at Spacebar Arcade and, joining forces with Oskar Blues Brewery, the adults-only game room will host a pinball tournament. The tourney is free to enter, but bring quarters for the machines. Oskar Blues will provide the prizes and after the last silver ball drops into the hole, stick around for a big giveaway: a 1978 Gottlieb Dragon pinball machine.