Friday, April 19th, 2024

6-Pack of Things To Do: April 19-22 2024


6-Pack of Things To Do: April 19-22, 2024

Tournament of Beer, 420 Beer Flight, Junior Daffodil Parade, Double Shot Theater Festival, and other events in Tacoma and beyond.  …

TOURNAMENT OF BEER: For two weeks now, Peaks & Pints has hosted the Tournament of Beer: Northwest Ambers. Sixty-four amber and red ales brewed in the lands of Oregon and Washington were selected and seeded by the public throughout February, separated into four geographical regions: Northern Washington, Southern Washington, Northern Oregon, and Southern Oregon with only one amber or red per brewery. The top 64 vote getters — the cream of the malts — have been competing Monday through Friday since April 5. Through online voting on Peaks & Pints’ Instagram Stories, amber and red ale drinkers are picking winners until the best amber and red ale in Middle-Northwest is crowned at the Tournament of Beer Party, April 27, at Peaks and Pints in Tacoma’s Proctor District. The final two ambers and reds – Oregon versus Washington – will battle live pouring from our Western red cedar tap log with the champion brewery receiving a permanent handle at Peaks & Pints through the spring and summer 2024. Head to the Peaks & Pints Instagram Stories and vote! Thanks!

FRIDAY, APRIL 19 — BEER FLIGHT: There’s no shortage of things you can do to prepare for 4/20, like, say, visiting numerous dispensaries and buying copious amounts of deeply discounted cannabis and cannabis products, and then, you know, consuming them Saturday, perhaps in a Mrs. Butterworth’s bong or Cheech & Chong joint. Hey, so long as you consume responsibly and don’t drive afterward, of course. Or you could lounge around on the couch or in the backyard and enjoy drinking beers that are “dank,” a term that means pungent, funky, and odoriferous, to both good weed and very hoppy IPAs. Dank means an extremely overpowering odor that can smell like the citrus and pine flavors everyone loves. Dank beers are ones that can easily fill a room with its odor, just like dank marijuana. After all, beer hops and weed nugs are similar in taste and smell, and the characteristics of a particularly dank, hoppy beer can often be found in a jar of particularly dank, primo weed. Hops and marijuana both contain terpenoids, compounds that give the plants similar characteristics. In fact, both fall into the taxonomic family Cannabaceae, so it follows that you could create a fairly stinky beer with the right treatment of the right hops. Hops don’t get you high, but in smell, taste, and appearance, they often feel just about as … dank. Peaks & Pints presents a 4/20, 420, or 4:20 flight (4/20 is cannabis culture slang for marijuana and hashish consumption, especially smoking around the time 4:20 p.m. on Saturday, April 20) a day early, on Friday, April 19 so you can take a sample test run for Saturday. Stop by Peaks & Pints and Enjoy our in-house flight, Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: 4/20 Prefunc. 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Peaks & Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma, no cover

FRIDAY, APRIL 19-MONDAY, APRIL 22 — CIVIL WAR: The Grand Cinema screens the  adrenaline-fueled thrill ride through a near-future fractured America balanced on the razor’s edge in the film, Civil War. In the near future during a rapidly escalating civil war that has engulfed the entire nation, a team of military-embedded journalists race against time to reach DC before rebel factions descend upon the White House. 11:35 a.m., 2, 4:30 and 7 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 2, 4:30 and 7 p.m. Monday, The Grand Cinema, 606 S. Fawcett, Tacoma, tickets at The Grand, photo courtesy of A24

SATURDAY, APRIL 20 — JUNIOR DAFFODIL PARADE: The 63rd Annual Junior Daffodil Parade, the largest children’s parade in the state, will consume the Tacoma Proctor District Saturday. Part of the grand tradition of the annual Daffodil Festival celebration, the children’s parade encourages the growth of creativity and fun with costumes, pets, music, and non-motorized floats. And you know the Daffodil Princesses will be there to kick things off. Peaks and Pints is thrilled to have a front row seat to this annual parade. 10 a.m., North 28th Street and North Proctor Street, Proctor District, Tacoma

SATURDAY, APRIL 20: DJ BIG TIM SLADE AT PEAKS: DJ Big Tim Slade, aka Tim Ensign, will be spinning and repping Steeplejack Beer this Saturday in Celebration for Record Store Day. For more than 25 years, Ensign has grown various successful beer projects from the ground up and continues to choose “just the right time, at just the right place” — including Oregon breweries Fort George Brewery and now with the incredible up-and-coming Steeplejack Brewing. Peaks & Pints will have several Steeplejack beers on tap while DJ Big Tim Slade spins. Record Store Day, which falls on April 20 this year, is an annual celebration of independent record stores observed by hordes of vinyl collectors in search of RSD-exclusive editions by artists from Charlie Parker to Sabrina Carpenter. Read your Record Store Day purchases’ liner notes while enjoying a Steeplejack beer flight and songs at Peaks & Pints Saturday. 5-8 p.m., Peaks & Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma, no cover

SATURDAY, APRIL 20-SUNDAY, APRIL 21 — DOUBLE SHOT THEATER FESTIVAL: Tacoma Arts Live presents Theater Northwest’s Double Shot Theater Festival in partnership with Northwest Playwrights Alliance this weekend. The format is simple, yet complex: New works are written, rehearsed, and performed over the course of 24 hours. It provides theater artists with the opportunity to challenge themselves creatively and present new, short-form works in a dynamic way. Each performance will feature the same five 10-minute plays, created for audiences 13 and older. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Roosevelt Room, Tacoma Armory, 1001 S. Yakima Ave., Tacoma, $15 at Tacoma Arts Live

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