Today, your Pacific Lutheran University alumni become brewers, dogs become your best friend, and a patch of woods in Buckley will give you a heart attack. Find out why when you read 6-Pack of Things To Do: Saturday October 10 2020. Cheers!
PLU ON TAP: Ask anyone what comes to mind when they hear “Pacific Lutheran University,” and possible replies could be “farm school for Russell Investments,” “Scandinavian sweaters,” or great house parties (at least in the 1980s). Ask Peaks & Pints what comes to mind when we hear “Pacific Lutheran University,” and you’ll receive an ear full, and mouth full, of beer, cider, and wine. The Parkland institution churns out craft alumni — specifically owners of Black Fleet Brewing, Wingman Brewers, Grit City Ciderworks, and Gard Vintners. The PLU grads who launched these businesses will share their stories as part of PLU 2020 Homecoming & Family Week, which runs through Oct. 11. The Homecoming website recommends specific beers, cider and wine from said alumni businesses to enjoy while listening to their roller coaster rides tonight. 6-7:30 p.m., PLU On Tap Zoom Room
BEER FLIGHT: There’s nothing quite like a good porter; Peaks and Pints can recognize one almost by its aroma alone. These dark, often full-bodied beers have something of an attitude thanks to their caramel and chocolate tones. The origins of the style are traced to the 1700s, when it was a favorite beer of the porters who worked the shipyards in London. In the U.S., the porter style nearly vanished in the years following Prohibition, as light-bodied lagers appealed more to the masses. Homebrewers and small craft beer makers helped revive the style. . Today, Peaks and Pints porters in a to-go beer flight we call Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Porters On The Fly. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Peaks & Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma
RE-OPENING: The Harbor History Museum in Gig Harbor has re-opened. History buffs should consider spending the day learning about the town’s history and the preservation of the historic sites dwelling in the harbor area — while wearing a mask, of course. Exhibits “Emerson and the Porpoise: Two Centuries of Rowing the Pacific” and “Women Painters of Washington “Summer Expressions” are open. The museum is also offering a “Hidden History” tour around the museum grounds and Donkey Creek with knowledgeable guides. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 4121 Harborview Dr., Gig Harbor
HUMANE SOCIETY: In the age of COVID-19, we’re stressed, we’re under-socialized, we miss sports stadium food and our friends, and there’s no end in sight. But your quarantine might be the perfect time to bring a different kind of friend into your life. According to the CDC, the chance of dogs, cats, guinea pigs, or other companion animals spreading coronavirus is low. And they’re just as psyched as ever to hang out with you. The Humane Society of Tacoma and Pierce County, with support from Tacoma Subaru, hosts “Fall in Love” Adoption Event at the shelter’s Center Street location today. Made possible by a grant from the ASPCA, the Humane Society will be offering 10 percent off all adoption fees. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 2608 Center St, Tacoma
MOVIE: The Keeper tells the true story of German soccer player Bert Trautmann streams in The Grand Cinema’s Virtual Screening Room. Kick back with a Bitburger Pilsner from the Peaks & Pints cooler and follow a German soldier who ends up in a prisoner of war camp in England during World War II and gets discovered to play football for one of the best clubs in the country. During the war, he has experienced a lot of trauma, but cannot talk about it. And then of course, he not only has to cope with his own guilt, but that of his country and nation as a whole. $12 ticket gives you access to 5-day streaming period
HAUNTED WOODS: Any hardcore horror geek remembers their first encounter with The Blair Witch Project. For Peaks & Pints, it was a full-page ad in Rolling Stone heralding the “totally true story” of three student filmmakers disappearing in the woods of Maryland — to make matters spookier, we read it while staying at my friend’s cabin in middle of the freakin’ woods! The woods are, indeed scary. Let it be known the Haunted Woods at Maris Farms are, in point of fact, woods, and yeah, they are haunted. And this is along with the disorientation that happens as you travel through a cattle barn and cornfields on a foggy night before you get to the real sights and frights! This is a 35-minute walk and is very scary, so its not recommended to ages 10 and younger and there are no refunds do to fear. 7:30-10 p.m., Maris Farms, 25001 Sumner-Buckley Hwy. E., Buckley