Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

6-Pack of Things To Do: Nov. 29-Dec. 1 2022


6-Pack of Things To Do: Nov. 29-Dec. 1 2022

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HOPPY HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE: The Hoppy Holiday Food Drive brings together 14 Pierce County breweries and cideries for a friendly competition to collect non-perishable food and hygiene items for Emergency Food Network, or EFN. Peaks & Pints is, once again, honored to host the Douville Home Group’s Hoppy Holiday Food Drive Celebration Party at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29. This event will include raffles for swag (must be present at the event), draft beer and cider from each brewery and cidery, a last chance to give donations, and finally, the awarding of the Hoppy Holiday Food Drive 2022 Tap Handle Trophy to whichever brewery/cidery brings in the most food and/or dollars. Again, all donations benefit the EFN, whose mission is “to provide Pierce County with a consistent, diverse and nutritious food supply so that no person goes hungry.” 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29, Peaks & Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma

BEER FLIGHT: Breweries and cideries support good causes in their communities throughout the year, but at the holidays they also band together to do more. When Douville Home Group approached 14 such breweries and cideries to join this year’s Hoppy Holiday Food Drive, all 14 said “yes” faster than you can say “253,” especially when they learned the Emergency Food Network would be, once again, the beneficiary. Indeed, 7 Seas Brewing, Black Fleet Brewing, Camp Colvos Brewing, Cockrell Hard Cider, Dunagan Brewing, E9 Brewing, E9 Firehouse & Gastropub, Fierce County Cider, Gig Harbor Brewing, Incline Cider, Narrows Brewing, North 47 Brewing, Odd Otter Brewing, Sig Brewing, and Wet Coast Brewing have been collecting canned goods for a month, with the final food count and celebration party at 6 p.m. inside Peaks & Pints tonight. The 14 breweries and cideries will have a beer or cider on tap tonight. Drop by Peaks with non-perishable food, have a pint or four, maybe win some raffles prizes, then take home a local, all day, to-go beer flight that we call Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Hoppy Holiday Food Drive Beer Flight. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, Peaks & Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma

FILM: Steven Spielberg, arguably the most popular and commercially successful film storyteller of all time, delves into his personal history for story material in The Fabelmans. No evil trucks, pesky sharks, extraterrestrial operators, no annoying Dr. Rene Belloq, curious Astoria residents, or dinosaurs this time; here, Spielberg looks to his past and his early family life in what might be considered an authorized biography. Catch it at The Grand Cinema all week. 12:45, 4, and 7:15 p.m., through Sunday, Dec. 4, The Grand Cinema, 606 Fawcett Ave., Tacoma

HOLIDAY LIGHTS: The moths are on to something. Lights are awesome. Especially holiday lights. Make today the day you check out Fantasy Lights — a South Sound institution for 28 years. Take a driving tour of Fantasy Lights in Spanaway Park, where carloads of travelers have witnessed 300 stunning displays of lights and imaginative animation over a two-mile stretch of Spanaway Lake Park. It’s where bears fly kites, Santa and Rudolf sail a tall ship, snow boys kick field goals, penguins slide down an igloo and reindeer leap over your car. Fantasy Lights will operate every night including Christmas and New Year’s Day, from 5:30-9 p.m. Tickets are discounted to $10 a vehicle through Dec. 1. 5:30-9 p.m., through Jan. 1, Spanaway Lake Park, 14905 Breseman Road S., Spanaway, advanced admission is required online at www.piercecountywa.gov/FantasyLights

BOOK CLUB: When Peaks & Pints is reading for pleasure, we’ll pick a bar any day. What can we say? Sometimes we just really want to immerse ourselves in the book we’re reading, to feel like we’re drinking with our favorite protagonist. Tacoma Public Library knows. They host their Books on Tap book club at bars and tavern — including Peaks & Pints several times. Tuesday night, TPL will discuss Afterlife by Julia Alvarez at E9 Firehouse & Gastropub at Sixth and Pine. The book has been described as, “A charming novel of immigration, loss, and love” by Booklist. 7-8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29, E9 Firehouse & Gastropub, 611 N. Pine St., Tacoma, RSVP here.

DANCE: Blending the medicinal essence of ecstatic dance with the magical immersive environment of a music festival, Sound Sanctuary’s “Ecstatic Dance” features top-tier DJs with a diversity of global sounds, next level sound baths, and a playground to explore the deepest parts of your being at Alma Wednesday night. This is a freeform dance, held in a conscious container, without judgment, shoes, conversations, cellphones, and alcohol, that leaves you feeling elevated and inspired. 7-10 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30, ALMA, 1322 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma, 18+

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