6-Pack of Things To Do: Tuesday April 13 2021
Ah, sunshine. It’s refreshing as a banana split in hell, cloudless as a forest nymph’s dream of spring. This week’s sunshine will make you look around the city and sigh in a swooning, maybe-the-world-isn’t-as-miserable-as-I-thought kind of stunned bliss. Here is today’s 6-Pack of Things To Do. Enjoy!
TOURNAMENT OF BEER: Lo and behold, today marks the closing of the Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs First Round. After today’s battles the bracket will be officially down to only 32 Northwest brewed double IPAs, and the competitions are becoming fiercer by the hop addition. Honestly, if it gets any more exciting we’ll start to understand why Dick Vitale is always yelling. Plus, we’ll be really buzzed. Without wasting anyone’s time with brewing related basketball innuendo, click here for yesterday’s results and to vote on today’s Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer last four First Round games.
BEER FLIGHT: Lagers have seen a resurgence of late. Almost every brewery makes at least one, from the American light lagers modeled on Bud, Miller and Coors, to the ever-present pilsner, to more interesting varieties like dunkels, dopplebocks and marzens. This wasn’t the case five years ago, however, for several reasons. For starters, since lagers typically take at least a month to ferment, as opposed to two weeks for ales, most quickly growing breweries focused instead on keeping their taprooms full of the more popular hoppy ales. Lagers can also be finicky if a brewery lacks specialized equipment, and they remind some beer drinkers of those mass-produced industrial light lagers that many craft brewers and their customers eschew. Today, Peaks & Pints has lagers on the brain, mostly due to the weather. Stop by our craft beer lodge and grab Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Lagers On The Fly. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma
RV SALE: If you’re big into traveling and looking for a new way to comfortably get around, head to the Spring Super RV Sale at the Tacoma Dome. Tour more than 100 RVs and see for yourself what these automobiles have to offer for your camping aspirations. Check out additional RV accessories and discover various campgrounds around the country. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tacoma Dome, 2525 E D St., Tacoma, no cover
LECTURE: The University of Washington-Tacoma’s Grit City Think & Drink hosts Dr. Jenny Jay from the UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering and her lecture: Stand Up for the Earth While You Sit Down to Dinner: Understanding the Connections Between Our Food, Climate Change, and Antibiotic Resistance in the Environment. The free, live and virtual lecture will cover global food systems — what we eat, where and how we grow it — and how they play a major role in determining our impact on the environment. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Think & Drink Link
LECTURE: The Adiantum School of Plant Medicine hosts a lecture on 10 wild plants of Washington with medicinal purposes: 1. Hawthorn, 2. Mullein, 3. St Johns Wort, 4. Yarrow, 5. Nettle, 6. Oregon Grape, 7. Dandelion, 8. Chickweed, 9. Elder, and 10. Plantain. Natalie Hammerquist will lecture live on zoom, and the class will be recorded and available for purchase afterward for those who aren’t able to attend. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Adiantum Facebook Live, $30
AUDITION: Tacoma Little Theatre is holding auditions for its Page to Screen virtual reading, ReWild, by Allison Crain Trundle, and directed by Warren Kerr. TLT’s Page to Screen welcomes local playwrights an opportunity to have their scripts performed in a virtual staged reading. Pieces will range in length from scenes, one acts, or full length plays and musicals. Auditioners are asked to prepare a short, one-minute monologue from a contemporary/modern play. 7 p.m., reserve an audition here.