It’s time for another Friday the 13th. Things have quickly gotten weird, so if you’re looking to combat that strangeness with tranquility, welcome to 6-Pack of Things To Do. Cheers!
FILM: The Grand Cinema is opening for in-house movies today! From the Pacific Northwest to the Amazon rainforest, to soul-searching in Vietnam and a truly DIY comedy, The Grand will screen nine Tacoma Film Festival flicks on their screens, although their Virtual Screening Room is still open for your tiny screens. Click here to read up on the films. The Grand hopes you purchase tickets in advance online to reduce handling of cash and to secure your spot due to 25 percent reduced capacity. Grab Narrows Brewing Eye Of The Tiger hazy IPA from the Peaks & Pints cooler to pair with the films.
BEER FLIGHT: It’s another Friday the 13th, and you need something perfectly thematic to do. But not unlucky, please, because there’s enough disappointment circling the country. A few other things you shouldn’t do: Don’t have sex in a remote cabin in the woods, don’t skinny dip by yourself after midnight, and don’t investigate strange noises. Do drink the dark, eerie, bad-in-a-good-way beers in Peaks & Pints to-go beer flight today. Human sacrifices, ruthless Tsars and vaquero banditos. Oh, my! Today’s beer flight promises round of devilish pomp, bourbon barrels and spicy fun. Grab these three bottles — the triple muse of power, mystery and ritual — and crank the full spectrum of darkwave music. Welcome to Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Friday the 13th On the Fly. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Peaks & Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma
SKI SEASON: Tacoma Ski Swap is cancelled this year due to COVID-19. Boo! Good news is Playback Sports in Tacoma’s Proctor District has the Tacoma Ski Swap inventory in stock. If you are looking for adult skis, junior skis, ski boots, snowboards, snowboard boots, beanies, socks, gloves, pants, jackets, helmets. Atomic, Armada, K2, Solomon, Stokl, Volkl, Never Summer, Burton, and on and on, then head to Proctor. Go local! 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Playback sports, 2621 N. Proctor St., Tacoma
VIRTUAL LUNCHEON: Downtown On the Go — the Tacoma commuter program partnership between downtown businesses and the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, the city of Tacoma, and Pierce Transit — will host their annual luncheon virtually today. Guest speaker Angie Schmitt, author of the new Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America, will join other local leaders and individuals in discussing health equity, racial justice, and infrastructure accessibility. Support Downtown On the Go through their online auction. Noon to 1 p.m., Downtown On the Go Zoom Room
LECTURE: Pierce County Library and Humanities Washington, in partnership with the Steilacoom Historical Museum, hosts Steilacoom Library Speaker Series: The Country That Fiction Built. Michelle Liu, professor at University of Washington, invites participants to think about how works of fiction still fundamentally shape, as well as limit, how we think about skin color, morality and humanity. 2-3:30 p.m., Pierce County Library Zoom Room
ZOOBILEE: Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium’s Zoobilee is much different this year. You won’t have to say “fuzzy duck” to the person on your left, drink like a T-Rex or chase Ping-Pong balls. (It’s no coincidence that one of the only words you can form from the letters in booze is zoo. And you won’t be freezing your ass off at the zoo either. Tonight, Zoobilee will be held virtually for a unique evening with special Zoo animal appearances, a live auction, and an important call to action to support daily needs and quality care for every animal during this critical time. Get dressed up or down and join the Zoo from your own “Zoobilee Re-Imagined” event at home, backyard, or street — any place you can gather safely. Grab Stoup Brewing‘s Whiskers Out Export Stout from the Peaks & Pints cooler to pair with the event. 7 p.m., Zoobilee Zoom, free, but registration required here for auctions