Today is the last day of the Pierce County Restaurant Rally promotion. Make a day of it. Hit the Tacoma Farmers Winter Market on Broadway, stop by Peaks & Pints for 30 percent off our take-out food, grab our framboise to-go flight or the beers and ciders of your choice, and kick back with 6-Pack of Things To Do recommended virtual fun. Cheers!
WINTER MARKET: The end of the South Sound’s warmer months is brutal for any number of reasons. Just one of these involves bidding adieu to the sun on your face while roaming the rows of fresh produce, dairy, and sundry goods at the Broadway Farmers Market. But as the seasons shift, the smart folks behind the Tacoma Farmers Market know that getting your sundries shouldn’t have to shift to impersonal grocery stores just because our weather turns so fickle and hostile ’round about… now. Welcome to the Tacoma Farmers Winter Market on Broadway and its Thanksgiving meal ingredients, craft vendors, and new faces such as Puget Sound Cider Company and Mason’s Cheesecake Company. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ninth and Broadway, Tacoma
BEER FLIGHT: During the days when serfs clapped coconuts behind knights, Belgian lambics were the bomb, exposed to the barnyard bacteria and wild yeasts. Fermented by several yeasts and bacteria, aged for up to three years and often a blend of batches and years, this complex ale exhibits fruit flavor as well as tart, acidic, earthy and barnyard-like traits. In the case of fruit lambics, whole fruits are traditionally added after spontaneous fermentation has started. Once the fruit is added, the beer is subjected to additional maturation before bottling. Malt and hop characters are generally low to allow the fruit to consume the palate. The catalog of lambic flavors is vast. If you run across a kriek, you’re about to drink a lambic with cherries. Peach is actually “peches” in the lambic world. Gueuze is a blend of young and old aged lambics, with a secondary fermentation life. Framboise pops with raspberry. It’s this last flavor that sits on Peaks & Pints’ mind — and most likely tongue later tonight. Swing by Peaks today and take home a flight of framboise we call Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Framboise On the Fly. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma
LECTURE: Brett Klaassen, postdoctoral researcher with the University of Puget Sound Department of Physics, will discuss, “Exploring the Aerodynamics of Morphing Wings and Flexible Feathers” this afternoon in the UPS Zoom Room. He’ll discuss the aerodynamics of morphing wings during take-off and gliding flight, the presence and significance of wing tip slots across the avian clade, and the aerodynamic role of the emarginate primary feathers that form these wing tip slots. Grab a Revision Brewing To Dream hazy IPA from the Peaks & Pints cooler, tune in and discover why birds have different wing shapes. 4:10-5 p.m., UPS Google Meet, free, photo courtesy of http://brettkvo.com/photo/
FILM: The documentary Born to Be follows Dr. Jess Ting as he does his groundbreaking work at the Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery in New York City, which offers trans and gender-nonconforming people access to high-quality transition-related care. With extraordinary access, this feature-length documentary takes an intimate look at how one doctor’s work impacts the lives of his patients as well as how his journey from renowned plastic surgeon to pioneering gender-affirming surgeon has led to his own transformation. The Grand Cinema has cued the film up in their Virtual Screening Room for you to stream while enjoying Little Beast Brewing’s Ms. Marvelous mango sour from the Peaks & Pints cooler. $12 movie
VIRTUAL SKY TOUR: The Pierce College Science Dome will take you on a virtual tour of the night sky. For 45 minutes the Science Dome staff will incorporate a live talk and (weather permitting) real-time telescope observations captured with the Slooh telescope network on their Science Zoom Dome. 6-6:45 p.m., Science Zoom Dome, register here
TACOMA WATERFRONT TOUR: Explore Tacoma’s historic Waterfront when Pretty Gritty Tours hosts a free virtual tour tonight, thanks to the Foss Waterway Seaport and generous support from Columbia Bank. During this virtual tour Pretty Gritty takes you into their archives where their talented archivist explores the rich treasures sleeping in the dark at the Foss Waterway Seaport. Bring your questions and your curiosity. 8 p.m., Pretty Gritty Youtube, free, photo courtesy of prettygrittytours.com