Saturday, November 21st, 2020

6-Pack of Things To Do: Saturday November 21 2020

Ron Swarner

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Saturday November 21 2020

Oh good lord we forgot to add the Proctor Farmers Market to today’s 6-Pack of Things To Do. So, do that too!

HOLIDAY LIGHTS: Established 26 years ago, Fantasy Lights is a highly celebrated drive-thru display of awe-inspiring light exhibits held annually during the holiday season at Spanaway Park. The jaw-dropping two-mile drive includes more than 300 animated displays and thousands of holiday lights that evoke a profound sense of wizardry and reverence for people of all ages. Open tonight through Jan. 3, Fantasy Lights has added additional safety measures to keep you and their staff safer throughout your visit. 5:30-9 p.m. nightly, Spanaway Park, 14905 Bresemann Blvd. S., Spanaway, $15-$20 per vehicle

PARK WORK PARTY: The sky’s the limit when it comes to choosing the type of volunteer work you want to do. Consider your strengths, tailor the opportunity to build up your résumé if you need to, and take into consideration the amount of time you can commit. Consider Metro Parks Tacoma’s CHIP-IN!  — Citizens Helping Improve Parks — which will be at McKinley Park helping restore its green space. Bring your garden gloves, wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt and closed-toed shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. 9 a.m. to noon, 907 Upper Park St., Tacoma, register here

BEER FLIGHT: A crossover between the beer and bartending worlds has started emerging in breweries: beers inspired by the flavor profiles and recipes of cocktails. When beer is your job, you don’t necessarily want to go home and drink more beer. So, it’s no shocker that on his or her down time, brewers like a stiff cocktail — which has led to craft beers that taste like cocktails; what a vicious, delicious cycle this is. The base is beer (usually, but not always, a strong one), but then the brewer became a bartender, measuring in specific ingredients that seem like novelties until you actually taste how uncannily the final product resembles a cocktail. Peaks and Pints has five beers that taste like cocktails for your weekend. Stop by and grab Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Beertails On The Fly. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma

FORT FROM HOME: Fort from Home brings the talents and expertise of Fort Nisqually Living History Museum interpreters to you live through interactive virtual programming. Today, Fort Nisqually Volunteer Cook Quin will share insight into historical food research and the adaptation of Victorian cooking to a modern kitchen in a virtual program called, Victoria Cooking: Receipts From The 19th Century. Since it’s the holidays, Quin will make candied and frosted fruits. 11 a.m. to noon, $10-$50 tickets here

BEER FESTIVAL: Denizens of the Dark is big and burly. If it were a beer, it would be a high-gravity hybrid of the chewiest bourbon barrel imperial stouts, the fruit roll up of sweet barleywines and the weirdest of smoked porters. We’d call it a Winter Imperial Double Trappist-Style Extra Stout-Strong Ale (aged in oak, of course). But it’s not a beer; it’s an annual heady festival that launched yesterday and continues through tomorrow at Wingman Brewers close to the Tacoma Dome. Denizens of the Dark offers crowlers and growlers and mason jars full of the darkest dark for you to enjoy at home, oh my! 2-9 p.m., 509 Puyallup Ave., Tacoma

FILM: In 2015, a fire at Bucharest’s Colectiv club leaves 27 dead and 180 injured. Director Alexander Nanau follows a team of investigative journalists at the newspaper Gazeta Sporturilor as they uncover a vast health care fraud that siphoned off urgent hospital funding and diluted disinfectants while enriching the country’s most powerful moguls, hospital managers, doctors, and politicians. Nanau’s film Collective streams in The Grand Cinema’s Virtual Screening Room. $12 movie

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