It’s a win-win for everyone on this holiday weekend because the variety continues to grow. Check out Peaks & Pints’ 6-Pack of Things To Do, and have some fun.
DRIVE-IN: The Peace Bus TV Show will park for a free drive-in showing tonight at Tacoma’s Central Co-Op. Through music and zaniness, Tacoman Kwabi Amoah-Forson and friends educate children on the subjects of homelessness, poverty, incarceration, hunger, racism and how they can help with the environment. You can expect on the big screen Sesame Street-like puppets and characters and their 1988 powder-blue Mitsubishi van that you may have seen buzzing around Tacoma. In addition, expect raffles, live music and a Q&A session. 8-9:30 p.m., Central Co-op, 4502 N. Pearl St., Tacoma
BEER FLIGHT: We’ve told the Stoup story a thousand times, but it bears repeating. Scientist Brad Benson and foodie Lara Zahaba opened Stoup Brewing in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood in 2013. Washington state’s first female Cicerone, Robyn Schumacher, became Stoup’s third partner, assisting Benson in the brewing room. Stoup Sales Executive and Mountain Explorer Dexter Chanhsomphou brought us another round of Stoup craft beer. Let’s make Stoup today’s to-go beer flight — Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Stoup On The Fly. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Peaks & Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma
MUSEUM OF GLASS: Remember Friday afternoons when you would eat lunch and watch an artist crouch on the Museum of Glass Hot Shop floor to sketch in chalk the shape that will become a hot-glass reality right there in front of you? Well, this afternoon will be a glass, glass, glass again! The Mobile Hot Shop anchors on MOG’s outdoor plaza with live glassblowing and hands-on activities — creating vintage conehead hat patterns is today’s activity. The Museum Store will be open and featuring new items for sale too. Noon to 3 p.m., Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma
MARKET DAY: The Lakewood Farmers Market continues every Friday through Sept. 18. Be sure to check out Mama & Mia Naturals booth for their sweet candles made with essential oils including new Eucalyptus Mint and Lavender Lemongrass. Cars can drive in a horseshoe slowly through the middle of the market, while pedestrians will walk around the exterior, using the sidewalk. Vendors will have both sides of their booths open, to allow customers to shop. Vendors will offer farm fresh produce, specialty goods, desserts and food trucks. 3-7 p.m., Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave. SW, Lakewood
RETURN OF THE MECK: Musician Jim Meck’s “Pedestrian Serenade” returns to North 29th Street. That’s right! Meck makes music from his porch for all to enjoy. He loves classic rock, but he is very comfortable with jazz standards, classic country, and some current hits. Plan your afternoon walking route to include his block of North 29th between Cedar and Alder in North End Tacoma and enjoy. 5-7 p.m., Meck Facebook, Meck Paypal
MOVIE: The Grand Cinema has a new movie in their Virtual Screening Room — and it rocks. Mary Wharton’s documentary Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President tells the mostly forgotten story of how Pres. Jimmy Carter — a lover of all types of music — forged a tight bond with musicians Willie Nelson, the Allman Brothers, Bob Dylan, and others. Low on campaign funds and lacking in name recognition, Carter relied on support from these artists to give him a crucial boost in the Democratic primaries. The surprisingly significant role that music played throughout Carter’s life and in his work becomes a thread in this engaging and intimate portrait. Combining rare archival footage with era-defining live performances, the film’s eclectic soundtrack includes country, gospel, jazz, rock, and soul. Screen is with a Wild Ride Nut Crusher Peanut Butter Porter from the Peaks & Pints cooler. $12 movie, photo courtesy of Greenwich Entertainment