Let’s drink a vertical of barnyard funk and enjoy 6-Pack of Things To Do: Saturday October 3 2020!
ORVAL DAY: Peaks & Pints joins the top beer bars from across the globe in celebrating Orval Day 2020 today. One of the most important beers to ever come out of Belgium, Orval Trappist Ale is an amber-hued Belgian pale ale that is dry-hopped, then finished with Brettanomyces. Intensely aromatic and dry, this one-of-a-kind beer is as complex as it is unique. One of only 12 officially recognized Trappist breweries across the world; all Orval beer is brewed within the walls of Notre Dame d’Orval Monastery. The alluring complexity of this iconoclastic beer has made it a world classic, one that has inspired a generation of brewers across the globe to craft bone-dry beers of mixed-fermentation. By participating in this event, you are also contributing to a great cause. On this day, Orval will donate 50 cents from each bottle sold to the Safe Water Network, which provides clean, sustainable water to Ghana and India. Stop by Peaks & Pints and take home 2018 and 2019 vintage Orval bottles can compare the years. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Peaks & Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma
PROCTOR FARMERS MARKET: stop by the Proctor Farmers Market for local produce, tree and stone fruits, foraged and cultivated mushrooms, cheese, pasture and forest raised meats, wild caught fish and smoked salmon, berries, artisan foods, jams, jellies, honey, hazelnuts, peanuts, eggs, landscape plants, fresh herbs, cut flowers, baked bread and baked goods, teas, ground and whole bean coffee, and more. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Proctor District, North 27th Street and North Proctor
MUSEUM: Washington State History Museum has re-opened with half-price admission through Oct. 23 while some galleries remain closed for exhibit installation. The Great Hall of Washington History (3rd floor) has reopened so you may listen to dynamic first-person stories of immigration to the Evergreen State, get a close-up look at Clovis points (some of the oldest human-made artifacts in the state), snap a selfie in a covered wagon, and listen to dynamic first-person stories of immigration our state. A special exhibition from the Northwest Collage Society is also open. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, $5.50-$7
FORT NISQUALLY: Fort Nisqually Living History Museum volunteer Heather will teach Victorian home-crafted shoes online in the Fort At Home interactive virtual classroom. She will show how simple turned sole shoes were made from picking the leather and demonstrate basic construction techniques such as turning. Bring your queries too as questions are encouraged throughout the session via text chat. It’s a paid class, but tiered pricing allows you to choose a ticket price that works for you. 11 a.m., to noon, Fort at Home, $10-$50, preregistration required.
MAGIC: Abracadabra! Hocus-pocus! Rama-lama-ding-dong! Local magician Jeff Evans will teach kids important lessons virtually thanks to the Tacoma Public Library. Evans will read to the kids while performing magic, adding comedy and audience participation too. We can guarantee you won’t see scantily clad assistants during this show, but audience participation is enforced, so don’t answer your front door — there’s a fine line between David Copperfield and a pickpocket. Noon to 1 p.m., Virtual Reading Magic Zoom Room, no cover
MOVIE: The Grand Cinema streams Once Upon A River in their Virtual Screening Room. Based on the best-selling novel by Michigander Bonnie Jo Campbell, Once Upon A River is the story of Native American teenager Margo Crane in 1970s rural Michigan. After enduring a series of traumas and tragedies, Margo (newcomer Kenadi DelaCerna) sets out on an odyssey on the Stark River in search of her estranged mother. On the water, Margo encounters friends, foes, wonders, and dangers; navigating life on her own, she comes to understand her potential, all while healing the wounds of her past. $12 movie, photo courtesy of Film Movement