Friday, January 26th, 2024

6-Pack of Things To Do in Tacoma: Jan. 26-28 2024


6-Pack of Things To Do in Tacoma: Jan. 26-28 2024

Orchids hold profound secrets. Peaks & Pints’ 6-Pack of Things To Do in Tacoma: Jan. 26-28 2024 is Friday heavy but sleep on the cool Johnny Cash film/live performance sync show Saturday. Cheers!

BEER FLIGHT — FRIDAY, JAN. 26: In 2000, farmers David and Brenda Simmons switched from selling their slow-moving culinary grapes to making wine, they eventually added a brewery, taproom, and restaurant to their Columbus, Indiana, farm. In 2010, David fell in love with beer after he was gifted a home brew kit. Two years later, the Simmons opened 450 North Brewing. In April 2016, their 450 North Brewing released a hazy IPA. Things blew up, in a good way. They rebranded and grew exponentially. Just as they were a pioneer of hazy IPAs, 450 North was also ahead of the smoothie fruited sour game. Their smoothie sours are often brewed with so much fruit puree that they look less like beer than a thick smoothie. Another round of 450 North beers have arrived at Peaks & Pints — this time, mostly, with a video game theme. Stop by Peaks and enjoy our in-house flight, Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: 450 North11 a.m. to midnight, Peaks & Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma

GRIT AND GRAIN PODCAST – GATEWAY BEERS: “I REMEMBER MY FIRST BEER!” shouts Ron to Matt over an open can of Foster’s Premium Lager. This week on the Grit & Grain Podcast — it’s gateway beers!  And who better to join them than the person responsible for introducing most of Tacoma to their gateway beers for the last 20 years — Donna Herren, beer, wine, and cheese manager at Tacoma Boys Markets. Hang out while they relive their first craft beers from Widmer Hefe all the way to Heady Topper, fawning over the beers that transported them from where they were to where they are today, and of course, enthusiastically shouting stories at each other over a graveyard of empty Carlsberg bottles. To listen to Grit & Grain Episode 81 with Donna and the crew drinking their past, and previous episodes, visit, or search your favorite podcast mediums, including Channel 253.

NA-VIGATING TRAILS — FRIDAY, JAN. 26: It’s Dry January, and you know what that means: Peaks & Pints will host Sierra Nevada Brewing, Washington Trails Association, and outdoors expert Justin J. Johnson to merge outdoor skills with non-alcoholic beer. Friday, folks from the WTA will join Sierra Nevada Sales Executive R.J. Adler and compass and map expert Johnson to celebrate the launch of Sierra Nevada Trail Pass IPA and Trail Pass Golden non-alcoholic options with an outdoor skills class, summer hikes planning, drinking Sierra Nevada NA beer and Hop Splash, and possible win Sierra Nevada gear and trail passes. Peaks & Pints will offer Sierra Nevada beer options — including Bigfoot Barleywine and Hop Bullet Magnum — on our Western red cedar tap log. 5-8 p.m. Peaks & Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma, no cover

PINK MARTINI — FRIDAY, JAN. 26: Tacoma Arts Live hosts pianist Thomas Lauderdale and his legendary Portland-based jazz and classical pop ensemble Pink Martini at the Pantages Theater Friday. Pink Martini’s blend of American swing, Latin rhythms and chamber arrangements give the group’s largely original material mass appeal. Lauderdale of Portland, Oregon, founded the “little orchestra” Pink Martini in 1994. Twenty years later, Pink Martini still tours the world, singing in 22 languages at opera houses, concert halls, film festivals, museums, and fashion shows. In 2014, Pink Martini was inducted into both the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame and the Oregon Music Hall of Fame. Their music has gone on to become a genre unto itself. 7:30 p.m., Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma, $39- $115 at

A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 – FRIDAY-SUNDAY: “In the final scene of Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 groundbreaking masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children and begin a life on her own,” writes Tacoma Little Theatre. “This climactic event—when Nora slams the door on everything in her life—instantly propelled world drama into the modern age. In A Doll’s House, Part 2, many years have passed since Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind?” And who’s going to get us something to drink from the lobby? 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, through Feb. 11, Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma, $22-$29 at

JOHNNY CASH THE OFFICIAL CONCERT EXPERIENCE – SATURDAY, JAN. 27: Tacoma Arts Live presents the GEA Live, Quatro Entertainment, The Estate of Johnny Cash and Sandbox Experience production of Johnny Cash — the Official Concert Experience. With that many organizations involved in the bringing songs and stories from the “Man in Black” to the Pantages Theater, everyone should enjoy this unusual and incredible show — even a boy named Sue. With video of Johnny from episodes of The Johnny Cash TV Show projected on a screen above the stage, a live band and singers will accompany him in perfect sync. 7:30 p.m., Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma, $39-$99 at at

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