6-Pack of Things To Do: Saturday February 6 2021
There’s a vast amount of positive energy swirling about that’s been held back, and this energy has now found a conduit, a lightning rod — 6-Pack of Things To Do. Cheers!
STOUT MONTH: Just when Peaks & Pints thought we’d have to cancel our annual February Stout Month celebration, Gov. Jay “Stout Is Life” Inslee allowed us to re-open for in-house drinking and dining Feb. 1! February 2021 Stout In and Out is on! The Tacoma Proctor District craft beer lodge has tapped five stouts on our Western cedar tap log through February for in-house enjoyment and Campfire Crowlers to go. Enjoy stouts, milk stouts, imperial stouts, pastry stouts, nitro stouts and other variations from your barstool or from your couch. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma
BEER FLIGHT: Scottish style beers can be a malt lover’s dream beer, with its smooth sweetness and body. The epitome of malty, scotch ales is boiled twice as long as ordinary beer, caramelizing the sugars to build these deep flavors of maple and molasses. Recipes may include peat-smoked malt, which can lend smoky, earthy tones to the aroma and flavor. The Scotch ale, compared to other Scottish ales, offers richer color, more malty sweetness and higher alcohol that can range from 6-8 percent ABV. Today’s Peaks and Pints to-go beer flight features both, a flight we call Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Scotch On The Fly. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma
COMEDY: Washington D.C. comedian/actor Earthquake, born Nathaniel Stroman, has carved quite a unique audience. He’s captured the attention of Howard Stern and Bill Maher. He’s maintained his moniker as the “comedian’s favorite comedian.” He shakes up audiences with his high-brow common sense rhetoric as one of the most sought-after comedians on the national entertainment circuit. Today, he plays the Tacoma Comedy Club. It’s open for show. And it’s going to shake this afternoon as the only available showtime today is 4 p.m. 4 p.m., 933 Market St., Tacoma, $25-$35 here
CLASSICAL: Over the summer, 13 local students ranging in age from 10 to 17 accepted Symphony Tacoma’s invitation to create original music, lyrics, drawings and poetry that reflected their interpretation of “eternal light.” Maestra Sarah Ioannides, the project’s producer, has taken these submissions and weaved them into a new audio and visual composition to be performed and recorded by the youth who submitted as well as participants from Tacoma Youth Chorus, University Place Presbyterian Church’s Alleluia Singers (children’s choir) and Symphony Tacoma musicians tonight. Preceding the premiere will be a Facebook Live conversation with the creative team facilitated by Director Ioannides at 6:30 pm. 7:30 p.m., Symphony Tacoma YouTube, free
GLASS SALE: Are you looking for stunning and unique glass art locally made by talented youths for your Valentine? Hilltop Artists staff, students, and alumni have been diligently working to create and curate works of art — jewelry pieces, artistic sculptures, unique cups, and vases — to sell during their February Sale. The sale of these treasures will help to continue their mission to use glass arts as a means to provide better futures to the lives of youth from diverse economic and cultural backgrounds. Through Feb. 12, Hilltop Artists Shop, pick-up at Jason Lee Middle School 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 8-13
FILM: Nina (Barbara Sukowa) and Madeleine (Martine Chevallier) are a pair of old lesbians who have loved each other madly for decades. They’re across-the-hall neighbors with keys to each other’s apartments, healthy savings accounts, and need for no one besides each other. Still, Madeleine has never confessed the truth of her life to her adult children, whose father passed away long ago. The secrecy didn’t matter when the lovers were younger, but as they near their plans of retiring to Italy together, Nina puts the pressure on. The stress gets to Madeleine. She has a stroke and loses her ability to speak, and Nina loses access as Madeleine’s daughter steps in to care for her. To find out what happens, stream Two of Us in The Grand Cinema’s Virtual Screening Room. $12 rental, photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures