Tuesday, June 18th, 2024

6-Pack of Things To Do in Greater Tacoma June 18, 2024

Penny Pitchlynn and her Oklahoma City band LABRYS rock Real Art Tacoma tonight.

6-Pack of Things To Do in Greater Tacoma June 18, 2024

Peaks & Pints 6-Pack of Things To Do in Greater Tacoma June 18, 2024, includes Cowboy Beer, Almond Roca up close and personal, and Cellophane Eyes below — but first. …

Sir Paul McCartney turns 81.


Tacoma is locally known as the “City of Destiny” because the area was chosen to be the western terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad in the late 19th century.


lamentable \ lə-ˈmen-tə-bəl \ adjective

bad or unfortunate, deserving of regret

Usage example: Even though the Peaks & Pints bartenders warned that filling one of their Campfire Crowlers with beer from the nitro tap isn’t a good idea as the beer would be flat by the time it arrives home, Fritz still demanded a crowler of Triplehorn Brewing NeMeSis Imperial Milk Stout on nitro. “It was a lamentable decision as my nitro shots for my Parcheesi Pals wasn’t the hit I anticipated,” Fritz explained.


High-fiving Sturgeon

Hood River’s Ferment Brewing has partnered with the Oregon Wildlife Foundation to honor the legacy of Herman The Sturgeon with a special IPA called High Five, Herman! The beer release will take place in Hood River Saturday, June 22, and will coincide with Herman’s birthday celebration down the highway in Cascade Locks at the Sturgeon Interpretive and Viewing Center at the Bonneville Fish Hatchery. (brewpublic)


There are few better ways to get to know a town or city than to go on a pub crawl with your eyes and brain engaged. (boakandbailey)


Chris Staudinger wants to give strangers famous Tacoma candy today. Photo courtesy of Pretty Gritty Tours

BEER FLIGHT: If you’re cowboy, or cowgirl, or feeling a little inner-cowboy or cowgirl yourself — or if you just want to break in your boots — mosey on down to Peaks & Pints today and order our Tuesday flight, Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Cowboy Beer. It’s beer-swillin’, belly-achin’, and cinchin’ hefty belt buckles too tight good time. 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Peaks & Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma

SWEETS TOUR: Pretty Gritty Tours founder Chris Staudinger takes walkers on a Sweet Tour of Tacoma’s historic candy and doughnut makers including four different tasting stops that will allow you to experience the delicious past and innovative present of our port town first hand. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tacoma Dome Link Station, Tacoma, RSVP $30

FARMERS MARKET: The Lakewood Farmers Market offers its weekly selection of vendors, lawn games, dozen-plus food trucks and live music with a Veteran-owned businesses pop-up. 2-7 p.m., Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave. SW, Lakewood, no cover

FILM: Chances are you know about England’s Henry VIII and the fact that he had six wives. Henry’s matrimonial escapades were scandalous and, like the king himself, a bit larger than life. The Grand Cinema screens Firebrand, a historical drama about Queen Catherine Parr, the sixth and final wife of King Henry VIII. The movie depicts Catherine’s interest in spreading the ideas of the Protestant reformers while trying to stay away from the head-y stuff. 2:15, 5, and 7:45 p.m., 606 S. Fawcett, Tacoma

COMEDY: The Tacoma comedy scene would be unrecognizable without the influence of the Tacoma Comedy Club. The acclaimed club has provided aspiring funny people with their first shots at the spotlight. While weekend headliner shows are the bread and butter for the club’s Downtown location, you should check out the weekly, no cover New Talent Tuesday show for fledgling comics if you’re in the mood for a surprise. 7 p.m., 933 Market St., Tacoma, no cover

ALTERNATIVE ROCK: Penny Pitchlynn and her Oklahoma City rockers LABRYS are on tour with their Jack Black meets PJ Harvery meets riffy bass lines with a headline at Real Art Tacoma. Cellophane Eyes and Orthodoxxer open. 7:30 p.m., 5412 S. Tacoma Way, Tacoma, $10-$15

LINK: Peaks & Pints beer and cider cooler inventory