Thursday, May 6th, 2021

6-Pack of Things To Do: Thursday May 6 2021


6-pack of Things To Do: Thursday May 6 2021

Happy Thursday! The Broadway Farmers Market opens today, plus a dessert beer flight, drag show, train exhibit, Tacoma murder mystery and a Champagne Sunday live show. Welcome to 6-pack of Things To Do: Thursday May 6 2021

EXHIBIT: All aboard Washington State History Museum’s Just The Ticket: Train Travel in Washington State! Although railroad travel was later eclipsed by the invention of the automobile, for many riders in the late 1800s and early 1900s, train travel was preferred for long distances. This exhibition of printed material and objects from the WSHS collections provides a glimpse of how and why passengers traveled. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., through August 2021, Washington State History Museum, Fifth Floor, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, $11-$14

BEER FLIGHT: With Mother’s Day just around the corner, our palates and stomachs could use a warm-up. We’ve compiled a list of luscious, indulgent, dessert beers to stimulate your appetite. Let’s sharpen that sweet tooth with today’s to-go beer flight, Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Dessert Beer Flight. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Peaks & Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma

MARKET DAY: For those green-thumb-challenged folk who haven’t quite got growing seasons down, the Broadway Farmers Market opens today at 10 a.m. Learn to grow a secret garden of your own and see it blossom. Not a gardener? Well then just visit the world’s most productive gardener, the farmer, and pick up a bunch of their “fruits of labor” until 3 p.m. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 925 Broadway, Tacoma

DRAG SHOW: Alma Mater Tacoma will host Confections With Cannoli at The Patio late this afternoon. Co-hosted by Macy Marcs, Cannoli will dance like Madonna and joke like Norm MacDonald. According to Cannoli hype, “Dessert is always sweeter before dinner, and that is why Cannoli is the beat, petite, Italian treat.” 5-7 p.m., 1322 S. Fawcett, Tacoma, no cover

MURDER MYSTERY: The City of Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Office presents a four-part interactive murder mystery experience based on the birth of noir in Tacoma hosted on Pretty Gritty Tour’s YouTube and Facebook platforms. You can tune-in and listen for clues about a fictional murder in 1920s Tacoma. The episodes will each focus on a historic structure in Tacoma that has been preserved through the dedicated efforts of the Historic Preservation Office. You can also search through the Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings Index for clues. Once you think you know who the murderer is you can submit your answer here. The first three people to get the answer correct will win a prize. Mystery Mini Series Part 1: Murder At The Washington Building, 6 p.m., Pretty Gritty Tours Facebook

MUSIC: Performing a little bit Broadway, a little bit contemporary, a little bit punk and a little bit blues, Champagne Sunday has a lot of energy and talent that makes for an engaging, powerful listen. Jessi and Jared Fredeen, (yes, they’re married) use instrumentation ranging from acoustic guitar to piano, with trombone, ukulele, harmonica and squeezebox. Vocalist Jessi has a sound similar to Chrissie Hynde or Ani DiFranco — a huge, feminine voice with power and punch, but with a range so as to reach into a lullaby if necessary. This is not to say that guitarist Jared isn’t without poise when he flies solo or chimes in on harmony. 7 p.m., Spanish Ballroom, McMenamins, 565 Broadway, Tacoma, $55 table of 5 day of show

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