What a week! T.G.I. 6-Pack of Things To Do!
CIDERVERSARY: Since 2015, the Zehner family has made delicious Incline Cider Company, when they weren’t backpacking up a mountainside. The hills have seen less Zehner action since they opened their Incline Cider House at the Brewery Blocks Tacoma a year ago. Wait! That means it’s their anniversary! Indeed, Incline celebrates with a to-go model today, offering the new Passion Guava and nine new limited releases — Arnold Palmer V2, Ginger, Peachpeño, Pineapple Cinnamon, Lemon Lavender, Cherry Pie, Thai Lemon, Rosemarion, and Dash of Bitters — for you to enjoy at home. They have a new logo. They have new merch. They have an incline mountain excursion planned to celebrate. 2-9 p.m., 2115 S. C St., Tacoma
BEER FLIGHT: Even if you don’t fall for the “food” of the day holiday thing, you have to admit it’s hard to resist peanut butter fudge. Today is National Peanut Butter Fudge Day, a day we wholeheartedly support for obvious reasons: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. In 1917, Harry Burnett Reese worked on a dairy farm owned by the Hershey Company, which morphed into a job in the company’s candy factory. While some folks like to tinker with electronics in their basement, Reese hid beneath his main floor experimenting with different candy formula, with the intention of making extra money to care for his growing family. He created the H. B. Reese Candy Company in 1923, selling a large variety of confections. One day one of his family members got his or her chocolate stuck in his peanut butter. The rest, as they say, is history. Anyway, since many fudge recipes do include chocolate, we’re going with the peanut butter chocolate to-go beer flight, Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Peanut Butter Chocolate On the Fly.
POP-UP STORE: Retail store VII Origins will open in Tacoma’s Historic Brewery District this coming spring. In the meantime, they offer a retail pop-up experience in the space offering home décor created from the natural elements of wood, metal and stone as the Fresh Market Winter. “Gathered together, we have a beautiful selection of handmade and skillfully sourced décor and accessories chosen to add warmth and joy to your home this winter,” states Fresh Market Winter hype. All the COVID requirements are in place, too. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., 2340 Jefferson Ave., Tacoma
BEER FESTIVAL: Wingman Brewers offers a selection of dark, potent and complex craft beers, with beer advocates from all across the region taking notice, beginning at 2 p.m. Based around the release of the Tacoma brewery’s dark stouts and porters, Denizens of the Dark easily one of the most anticipated beer events in the South Sound, even as a to-go only fest with masks, social distancing, mason jar and T-shirts. 2-9 p.m., 509 Puyallup Ave., Tacoma
THEATER: The cast from Tacoma Little Theatre’s 2015 production of Rabbit Hole will reunite to share their experience of putting on this critically acclaimed and moving production tonight. “Rabbit Hole‘s overarching point seems to be that loss is messy business, and that there’s no right way to come out on the other side, writes Weekly Volcano theater critic Rev. Adam McKinney. “This is tough material to make fly, made even tougher by the curious shifts in tone that define the form of the play. It takes a talented cast to navigate these turns, and Tacoma Little Theatre’s Rabbit Hole has mostly found their cast in good shape.” 7-8 p.m., TLT Castmates Zoom Room, free
FILM: Joy Buolamwini is a poet of code who uses art and research to illuminate the social implications of artificial intelligence (AI). She founded the Algorithmic Justice League to fight the coded gaze-bias in AI. At the MIT Media Lab, she pioneered techniques that are now leading to increased transparency in the use of facial analysis technology globally. Director Shalini Kantayya’s Coded Bias documentary explores the fallout of Buolamwini’s startling discovery of racial bias in facial recognition algorithms. Stream the film in The Grand Cinema’s Virtual Screening Room.