From ooey-gooey cookies to classic PB&J, who doesn’t love a little peanut butter in their lives? It’s National Peanut Butter Day, which means Peaks & Pints offers a to-go flight of peanut butter beers today. Get the most out of everyone’s favorite nut spread and pair PB beers with the following local events. Cheers!
PEANUT BUTTER: People are nuts for the stuff, and not just schoolchildren cash-strapped college kids. Peanut Butter is great for removing crayon off wallpaper. It won’t fade the color. If you’re headed to a 1950s style dance peanut butter is easier to remove from hair than Vaseline. Peanut butter works taking rings and age spots off wooden furniture. Peanut butter (creamy) is an excellent product for removing tar and pitch off cars, scratches out of Plexiglas, and pen marks off leather furniture. You can polish stainless steel with peanut butter. Eating peanut butter makes a great quick fix for the hiccups. Last, adding peanut butter to beer delivers satisfying flavors that call back to childhood. Peaks & Pints presents two flights today — Monday, Jan. 24 — our regular Monday Cider Flight (ciders from Willamette Valley this week; see below) and a peanut butter to-go beer flight in honor of today’s National Peanut Butter Day. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday, Jan. 24, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma
CIDER FLIGHT: The Willamette Valley is the largest river valley in Oregon. Part of the Cascades geological province that extends from British Columbia to northern California, the valley is an elongated, relatively flat body of land extending approximately 150 miles from the Columbia River south to the Calapooya Divide. The valley’s elevation, approximately 10 feet above sea level where the Willamette River joins the Columbia, rises to about 450 feet south of Cottage Grove. The Willamette Valley’s agricultural underpinnings create a perfect opportunity for close relationships between cidermakers and apple orchardists where farm to table and drinking local are deeply held Oregonian values. It’s Monday, which means Peaks and Pints offers a cider flight. Since we have the Willamette Valley on the brain, enjoy Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Willamette Valley. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday, Jan. 24, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma
JAM NIGHT: Ahh, what’s that thing we’re thinking of? Means like, grooooovy? Lotta improv? Serious skills? Genre-mixology? OH, SHITE JUST REMEMBERED IT’S JAZZBONES JAM NIGHT. Straight outta Sixth Avenue, this is the jam band base of your dreams: Glenn Hummel, Mason Hargrove, Serj Kirsanov, Peter Adams, and Joanna Eyres. Come party with the jammers Monday night! 7-10 p.m., Monday, Jan. 24, Jazzbones, 2803 Sixth Ave., Tacoma
COMEDY: Bubble Wrap Comedy presents Cheri’s Unmentionables, risqué comedy night with a game show twist at Odd Otter Brewing Monday night. Remember the game show Password? In each game, two teams, composed of a celebrity player and a contestant, attempted to convey mystery words to each other using only single-word clues without saying the actual word. Cheri’s Unmentionables is like password, but if the comedians say the word, then they must spin the wheel of consequences. Hilarity ensues! 7:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 24, Odd Otter Brewing, 716 Pacific Ave., Tacoma
FILM: An award-winning nature photographer Vincent Munier and adventurer and novelist Sylvain Tesson ponder humanity’s place amongst the magnificent creatures and glorious landscapes of the Tibetan highlands as they attempt to document the notoriously elusive endangered snow leopard in the gorgeous and meditative documentary The Velvet Queen now showing at The Grand Cinema. 1:45. 4:30 and 7 p.m., Monday-Tuesday, Jan. 24-25, The Grand Cinema, 606 S. Fawcett, Tacoma
TREES: Tacoma Tree Foundation is dedicated to educating, empowering, and supporting community members in neighborhood-based greening. In other words, the Tacoma organization strives for a greener, healthier, more connected Tacoma — which plants well with Peaks and Pints. We paired our 2019 house beer, Kulshan Tree-dimensional IPA, with local trees discovered by the Tacoma Tree Foundation. Tuesday night via the Tacoma Public Library’s online platform, Tacoma Tree Foundation presents Weird and Wonderful Trees, a lecture on the unique, interesting, and beautiful qualities of trees found in Tacoma. 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 25, Tacoma Public Library Zoom Room, online registration required