As the ides of March draw near, anyone planning to send their kid to public school in San Francisco is getting a bit nervous right about now. For those not in the know, the school district will soon tell parents which school their child will attend this fall. Might be a school you requested; might not be. You just don’t know.
But know this, parents: You are not alone. So line up those nanas, nannies, or sitters now, because you’re coming (we hope) to the all-too-aptly-named Lucky Horseshoe on Cortland to cele-miserate “SFUS-D-Day” on Thursday, March 14.
I am sure we do not have to remind you that this date is nominally the night before the district computer drops the fate of your future Einstein or Earhart into the mail with all the clatter and clang of a latter-day Linotype machine… and exactly as much empathy.
We’re hoping the good folks at the Horseshoe will offer a custom cocktail lineup featuring such classics-for-one-night as:
- The First Choice Fizz (champagne, egg white, and Goldschläger)
- The CTIPsy Gypsy (rose water and smokey scotch)
- The Dual Immersion Bender (a jigger each of two bottles picked blind from the top shelf)
- The Attendance Aria (shot of PBR dropped into half-pint of vodka)
…and perhaps some nonalcoholic counterparts as well. But whether it’s for the water or the whine, come on down and look your competition in the eye one last time as equals!
We’ll try to come up with a mechanism for gathering some anecdotal information from attendees, but this is really about forging a moment of defiant collective non-silence in the face of a dehumanizing and exhausting process that, for better and worse, is soon to come to… well, only the first of many notional endings.
WHERE: The Lucky Horseshoe, 453 Cortland Avenue
WHEN: After the kiddies are tucked in bed
WHO: Pre-K parents and those who love them
PHOTO: Aaron Ximm