6-Pack of Things To Do: Thursday March 11 2021
Oh man you are so very ready for today’s 6-Pack of Things To Do. You have that racing pulsing tickling groin-tightening need to bust open and break your own mold and mold your own break and say what you mean and mean what you say and do it all with this sort of wet radiant screw-this divinity saturating your every word because after all what the hell else is there?
THEATER: Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal tells the story — the true story — of the first woman sentenced to electrocution. Why? Try a loveless marriage and hopeless dependency —and maybe, if you had no other options, a death sentence would feel better than a life sentence. It’s old and it’s new again and it’s worth seeing the University of Puget Sound Department of Theatre Arts take on the story. This live-streamed production blends virtual and live performances from an ensemble cast of students spread throughout the west coast. Innovative video design and an immersive set reflect the claustrophobic and mechanical external world and fractured inner life of the protagonist while simultaneously updating a play written nearly a century ago. It’s a compelling story and, holy crap, it’s super-cheap. 7:30-9:30 p.m., UPS Zoom Room, free but registration required
BEER FLIGHT: You have, no doubt, read enough Mirage Beer flight write-ups to know founder Mike Dempster opened the Seattle South Park neighborhood in November 2017. You know He earned his chops brewing at Greenpoint Beer Works in Brooklyn, Buoy Beer Co. in Astoria, and Wingman Brewers in Tacoma where he helped Peaks & Pints brew a recreation of Bert Grant’s Perfect Porter called Perfect Proctor Porter for our opening day, Nov. 1 2016. You might have even noticed that while he stills brews amazing spontaneously fermented saisons and sours, he’s honed-in the hazy IPAs and lagers. What you might not know is Dempster is also a perfectionist and workaholic. He writes beer recipes down to the molecules and meticulously monitors his beers until they arrive in coolers and on tap lines. He also works 16-hour days logging hundreds of miles a week between him and his father, gathering ingredients, canning and moving product and brewing. He’s not afraid to throw ungodly amounts of hops at a hazy. He’s also not afraid to shares his hopes and fears. Peaks & Pints currently has five of Dempsters cans in our cooler, which screams to be our to-go beer flight today, Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Mike Dempster On the Fly. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma
COMMUNITY: Rainbow Center‘s Advocacy team in collaboration with Alma Mater Tacoma are committed to serving our community during this time. Drop by the Rainbow Center’s doorway every Thursday for fresh boxed meals, non-perishable food boxes, masks, hygiene and sanitizing supplies, and donated warm weather clothing. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., every Thursday, 2215 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253.383.2318
FORT NISQUALLY: Located inside the Fort Nisqually Living History Museum Visitor Center, the Fort Nisqually Sales Shop houses an intriguing selection of Pacific Northwest history books, locally made gift items and artisan jewelry. It’s the ideal place to find unique gifts that reflect the history of our area including many hard-to-find historical items. From wooden toys made in the USA and children’s books to reenacting supplies and Green River knives, you’re sure to find many treasures that will delight. Join the Fort Nisqually Sales Shop for a virtual walk through. Your ticket supports programs and keeps their gates open. 3-D Tour, $8 here
LECTURE: Washington and the world are in the midst of both a plastic waste crisis and a recycling crisis. With plastic being found everywhere from drinking water, to remote corners of the Arctic, to the bellies of baby fish mere days old, more people are realizing it’s a deep problem we cannot ignore. In Washington, we are addressing these problems through voluntary actions and local/state level policy changes, such as changing state food safety code to allow for BYOC (Bring Your Own Container). In fact, 58 percent of Washingtonians in a recent poll said they’re ready to end the use of styrofoam food containers. Join Heather Trim of Zero Waste Washington to learn more about the activities around these important issues, litter assessments for clean water, and an update on bills moving through the state legislature as we speak. 5 p.m., Re-Sources Zoom, Meeting ID: 815 2578 2417, Passcode: 965355, free
COMEDY: JP Sears is a YouTuber, comedian, emotional healing coach, author, speaker, world traveler, and curious student of life. His work empowers people to live more meaningful lives. He is very active with his online videos where he encourages healing and growth through his humorous and entertainingly informative videos, which have accumulated over 300 million views. JP is also the host of his new podcast, The Awaken With JP Sears Show. Catch him at the Tacoma Comedy Club tonight. 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m., 933 Market St., Tacoma, $15-$33