Friday, February 4th, 2022

6-Pack of Things To Do: February 4-6 2022


6-Pack of Things To Do: February 4-6 2022

Did you feel it? Did you reach up and lick the full new moon on the Lunar New Year? Did you stomp your feet and raise your glass high and sing, “The wonderful thing about tiggers is tiggers are wonderful things” and dance and shimmy and growl like the Year of the Tiger? There’s still a chance as you’ll discover in 6-Pack of Things To Do: February 4-6 2022. Cheers!

COMEDY: Comedian and actor Michael Rapaport is taking over the stage at the Tacoma Comedy Club for two nights, Feb. 4-5. Rapaport has been nothing if not prolific since he started doing stand-up and acting in the early ’90s. He’s appeared in a slew of movies, from True Romance to The Heat. Plenty of TV shows, too: Justified, My Name is Earl, and Prison Break are a few. And if you thought the guy who raged his way through the Trump presidency is done talking politics since the 2020 election, think again. 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 4 and 5, Tacoma Comedy Club, 933 Market St., Tacoma

BEER FLIGHT: Named after both its founding region in New Zealand and the Sauvignon Blanc grape, Nelson Sauvin is an exciting, distinctive hop varietal that hits the kettles in 2000. Hailing from a small bay on the north coast of the country’s South Island, the hop sports a compact cone shape with a tapered end. Nelson Sauvin hops have vigorous spring growth and can lend either a dominant hop character to a beer or something much more subtle. Aromas and taste range from citrus to mango and gooseberry, which are supplemented by hints of pepper and allspice. Known to impart a cool climate white wine “fruitiness,” Nelson Sauvin’s bold, dominant hop character is at home in new-world styles and can be used to produce pithy ales as well as delicate yet bitter lagers. Taste what Nelson Sauvin can do to beer at Peaks and Pints today with our to-go beer flight, Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Nelson Sauvin On the Fly. 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday, Feb. 4, Peaks & Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma

MUSIC: Small Island Big Song celebrates 5,000 years of Pacific Islander culture as it rolls into the Pantages Theater Friday night. The project is a collective of Indigenous musicians who share an ancient seafaring ancestry across the islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The artists are drawn from 16 island nations, sharing musical traditions to create a hybrid concert experience and address shared cultural and environmental challenges. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma, $19-$49, photo courtesy of Small Island Big Song

MOVIE: In Moonfall, disgraced astronaut Brian Harper (Patrick Wilson) is called back into service when scientists discover the moon is falling out of orbit. With the help of conspiracy theorist K.C. Houseman (John Bradley) and Harper’s estranged crewmate Jocinda Fowler (Halle Berry), Harper must overcome global annihilation to defend the moon from the malevolent force that may be trying to destroy it. 7 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Feb. 4-6, 3:45 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, The Blue Mouse, 2611 N. Proctor, Tacoma

LUNAR NEW YEAR: You say you want to celebrate Chinese New Year? That’s nice, but before you do, here are a few things to keep in mind. First, it’s not necessarily Chinese New Year. It’s Lunar New Year, and several other cultures, including the Vietnamese and Korean, celebrate this special day. Why isn’t it celebrated on Jan. 1? Because a huge chunk of the world doesn’t get its calendar from Rome. Some people in other parts of the world use the movement of the moon rather than the sun to track the passing year. Like Easter, a moveable feast whose date is based on a lunar calendar, there is no fixed date for Lunar New Year, which can fall anywhere from mid-January to mid-February. This year, the Lunar New Year fell on Tuesday, Feb. 1, beginning a Year of the Tiger according to the Chinese zodiac. In China, celebrations run from January 31 through February 6. In Tacoma’s Lincoln District, the celebration kicks off Saturday morning with lion dancers, firecrackers, pop-up marketplace, food, and family fun. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 5, Lincoln District, 38th Street and South Yakima, Tacoma

MUSIC: Oakland hip-hop orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj breaks down barriers between hip-hop and classical, deconstructing beloved songs into something that sounds giant and important. It’s not fusion, and composer JooWan Kim doesn’t merely produce covers, either. At Schneebeck Concert Hall Saturday expect a combo of emcees backed by a chamber orchestra. This event is free and open to the public. In accordance with the University of Puget Sound School of Music Events Policy and Procedures, please preregister to attend in person or sign in at the door. 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 5, Schneebeck Concert Hall, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner, Tacoma, photo courtesy of Pat Mazzera

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