6-Pack of Things To Do: Saturday April 10 2021
Ever wonder if that old book in your attic is worth something or just a 1950s copy of a valuable book? Us too. Now onto today’s 6-Pack of Things To Do. Cheers!
MARKET DAY: For the first time since 2019, April feels full of hope — and fresh produce. Unlike last year, at the start of the pandemic, the Proctor Farmers Market opened on time and it was a beautiful thing. The overall energy of the place buzzed with spring fever. The Market returns today, like it will every Saturday until Dec. 18. Expect to see asparagus, masks, carrots, masks, fiddleheads, masks, mushrooms, masks, parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 27th Street and Proctor, Proctor District, Tacoma
BEER FLIGHT: It’s National Cinnamon Crescent Day. Weird, right? How is this baked good not celebrated in the fall? The crescent-shaped dough is filled with sugar, cinnamon, and butter then rolled, shaped, and baked to a golden-brown deliciousness. Jerry Seinfeld puts it perfectly in the Seinfeld episode “The Dinner Party.” He says, “People love cinnamon. It should be on tables at restaurants along with salt and pepper. Anytime anyone says, ‘Oh, this is so good. What’s in it?’ the answer invariably comes back: cinnamon. Cinnamon. Again and again.” Peaks & Pints celebrates National Cinnamon Crescent Day the only way we know how — with beers brewed with cinnamon. Stop by our craft beer bar, bottle shop and restaurant and grab a to-go flight of cinnamon beers — a flight we call Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Cinnamon Beer On The Fly. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma
SPRING FAIR: The Washington State Spring Fair is on, and by one we mean on four wheels. This year’s unique, hybrid drive-thru and step-out Spring Fair experience runs April 7-11 and April 14-18. While this year’s Spring Fair might look a little different, it’s still jam-packed with fun things to see, unique experiences, entertainment and, of course, Fair food. 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., with last entry at 7:30 p.m., Ninth and Meridian, $30-$35
FAMILY DAY: Spring Break is like finding money in last season’s coat pocket — not entirely unexpected, but easy to forget about until it’s right there in your hand. If you have children, though, Spring Break can shift from uninterrupted indulgences to a series of desperate plans designed to keep your kids entertained when they’d ordinarily be out of your hair. The Museum of Glass hosts a Family Day today with paper quilling, Kids Design Glass™ program, and a Thea Foss Walking Tour. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1801 Dock St., downtown Tacoma, plan your visit
LEARN: In honor of her leadership in the farmworkers’ civil rights movement, Washington state recognizes Dolores Huerta Day today. Yet few Washingtonians understand the wide-ranging and significant impacts she and Cesar Chavez made on farmworkers rights in our state, and the work Huerta is still doing today. Join the Washington State History Museum for an online program to learn more about the lasting contributions of Huerta. 10 a.m. to noon, Facebook Live, free
FILM: A 2021 Academy Award Nominee for Best International Feature Film, Director Kaouther Ben Hania’s The Man Who Sold His Skin follows Sam Ali, a young sensitive and impulsive Syrian, who left his country for Lebanon to escape the war. To be able to travel to Europe and live with the love of his life, he accepts to have his back tattooed by one of the World’s most sulfurous contemporary artist. Turning his own body into a prestigious piece of art, Sam will however come to realize that his decision might actually mean anything but freedom. Stream this film in The Grand Cinema’s Virtual Streaming Room. $12 rental, photo courtesy of Facebook