On Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, the world came together for “Back to the Future” day.
In “Back to the Future Part II,” Marty McFly and the Doc travel to what was then the future — to Oct. 21, 2015.
We’ve finally met (and surpassed) that date, so it’s interesting to see how our present was predicted in 1989.
There are a few things the movie got right: For one, when Marty looks in a pawn shop window and sees a computer from the ’80s labeled “antique computer.” The bulky gray cube looks nothing like the slick, slim MacBook Air I’m working on now (let alone my smartphone).
The movie even came up with its own version of Google Glass — though admittedly the actual product looks a little less ridiculous (only a little).
Unfortunately, we don’t have flying cars or hoverboards or tiny food that expands in a hydrator instead of cooks in an oven (okay, maybe that last one is for the best).
And, unfortunately, the Cubs will not be winning the World Series, as the film predicted.
But who knows what the next 30 years will bring?
The Vaudeville Revue does not take a break just because its summer show is over. At 6:30 p.m. this Friday, enjoy the most genuine Patsy Cline experience you can get without having to travel back in time. Kelley Zinge performs “Purely Patsy,” a show tracing Cline’s life and her hit songs. Tickets are $20, and food and beverages will be available a la carte. For reservations call 970-945-9699 or visit http://www.gvrshow.com.
Don’t miss the first weekend of the haunted cave tours at the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. These tours run Friday and Saturday this weekend and next. In addition to the haunted cave, guests of the park can enjoy roasting s’mores and playing Halloween games from 5-9 p.m. The cave tours are recommended for ages 8 and older. Admission is $10 per person or $5 for annual passholders and includes the tram ride up the mountain. The park’s rides will not be open during these evening events. For more information, visit http://www.glenwoodcaverns.com.
Head out to the Pretty Penny in Silt for the kickoff weekend of a two-month-long craft fair. The fair will feature many local crafters, artists and independent sales representatives for products like Mary Kay, Pampered Chef and more. Shows will be Oct. 23-25, Nov. 6-8 and 20-22 and Dec. 4-6 and 18-20. Just in time for holiday shopping, don’t miss out on this local opportunity.
Jessica Cabe doesn’t even like baseball, but she’s still bummed about that sweep. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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