Hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving. If you’re done buying discount TVs before 6 a.m. then you might have time for a 6-Pack of Things To Do. Cheers!
ZOOLIGHTS: From watching Elf to eating Aunt Bethany’s cookies to spraying fake snow on the windows, we all have our seasonal rituals. And it’s impossible to live here and get in the spirit without a spin through ZooLights. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium’s 700,000 light display depicts everything from Santa’s reindeer to walruses and the 23-foot Mount Rainier. There is an infusion of newness in this year’s event, for obvious reasons. A very limited number of timed online tickets are now available at pdza.org/zoolights. Aquariums, goat area and the carousel will be closed during Zoolights to keep everyone safe, but parking is free. 5-9 p.m., 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, online timed tickets required, $5.50-$14, photo courtesy of pdza.org
BEER FLIGHT: While some folks are be fighting car and foot traffic on this Black Friday, others are engaging in a different sort of darkness. Today marks the last night of Peaks & Pints’ Dark Side of Thanksgiving — a week-long celebration of dark, mostly imperial brews. Today will no doubt be the best day as we can officially release Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 2020 and its variants. This year’s original BCBS — we call it the Basic Black at Peaks — is, like most of the entire Bourbon County 2020 lineup, ringing in at just over 14 percent (or just under, depending on which barrel your bottle came from). Since we cap the limit at two each of BCBS 2020 and one each of the variants, technically we have a to-go flight that we call Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Goose Island Bourbon County 2020 On The Fly. Peaks opens an hour early today. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma
FARMERS MARKET: WE APOLOGIZE. WE LISTED THE PROCTOR FARMERS MARKET AS HAPPENING TODAY WHEN IT REALLY HAPPENS TOMORROW. Late starts, social distancing, crazy weather, fewer vendors, and mask upon mask upon mask: That’s a good breakdown of this year’s pandemic farmers’ market season. But despite the changes, some things stayed the same — namely, the steadfast people who run things, the farmers who continue to grow great produce and the customers eager to get their heirloom tomatoes, organic kale and five kinds of radishes. The Proctor Farmers Market is open today for pears, apples, fall produce, fresh-picked greens, fresh herbs, microgreens, landscape plants, gifts, lunch and more. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., North 27th Street and Proctor, Proctor District, Tacoma
FAIR TRADE MARKET: The Urban Grace Church has hosted their Fair Trade Market for some time, promising a guilt-free way to start your holiday shopping. This year, they have teamed up with the Public Market at Point Ruston for a chance to get in on baskets, ornaments, linens, musical instruments, food products, and more. “We can do some meaningful shopping while still being safe,” states pre-event hype, which means masks are required, the room capacity will be monitored, outdoor/indoor ventilation, and social distancing enforced. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., through Dec. 6, 5101 Yacht Club Road, Ruston, admission free
ANTIQUE ROW: The reasons for spending your money where you live have always been good. The quality of what you buy is often better than what you’d get at Walmart. You are protecting what makes Tacoma unique. You are supporting your neighbors. Peaks & Pints has always known all of that. But it feels more urgent now. The small business along Antique Row in downtown Tacoma want to remind you they are open for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and, well, all days. Cheers to: AH Lip & Body Butter, Anew Thyme, Basking Dragons, Big Dawg Barbershop, Bostwick Café, Comics4Kids Inc, D Haberdashery, Destiny City Tattoo, Dragonfly Gift Store, Evergreen Sewing Studio, Full Moon Flea Market, La Galerie, Lily Pad Antiques, Love Letters Intimates, LuLuz & Co., Mecca Mercantile, Poppylion Salon & Witch Shop, Pyramid Art Collective, Sanford & Son Antiques, Savoy Special Vintage, Seawolf Barbershop, StoSanti Art Gallery, Sweets & Stuff, Tinplate Toys, Twin Daggers Tattoo ,Urban Squirrel, Vessel Vintage Collective, and What? Shoppe. Noon to 5 p.m., Tacoma’s Antique Row, along Broadway, between 7th and 9th, downtown Tacoma
FILM: Whether you’re a young Frank Zappa fan who missed the opportunity to see this musical genius or a veteran Zappa follower, you’ll enjoy Alex Winter’s Zappa documentary. With unfettered access to the Zappa family trust and all archival footage, Zappa explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career that never shied away from the political turbulence of its time. Stream the film in The Grand Cinema’s Virtual Screening Room. $12 movie, photo courtesy of Heinrich Klaffs