To make the most of the summer season during a pandemic, Peaks & Pints offers a 6-Pack of Things To Do Monday-Saturday. We’re going to have fun!
STADIUM DISTRICT: First, buy a book online at kingsbookstore.com. Next, order a Cheesy Brit at doylespublichouse.com. Then, head to Second and St. Helens in Tacoma’s Stadium District to pick both orders up. Walk over to Wright Park, spread a blanket, wolf down the smoked brisket, smoked turkey, smoked ham, Swiss, cheddar, pickles, lettuce, tomato, and mustard mayo on a hoagie roll while reading your new book. Take an hour nap. Second and St. Helens, Tacoma
BEER FLIGHT: In October 2008, Brian Ewing launched 12 Percent Imports selling imported beer to New York out of his Toyota Prius. The first beer he imported was Gaverhopke Extra, a 12 percent Belgian ale, thus the name of his distributing company. Ewing began distributing an unusually heavy roster of gypsy brewers and contract brewed beer such as American Solera from Tulsa and Fat Orange Cat Brew Co. from East Hampton, Connecticut. He eventually partnered with Alex Blank to form 12 Percent Beer Project, a contract brewing facility on State Street in North Haven, Connecticut. Many of Ewing and Blank artisan brewery clients don’t have a brewing facility or have a tiny brewhouse that can’t support large releases. The 12 Percent Beer Project allows such breweries to brew at the 12 Percent brewhouse. Today, Peaks and Pints presents a to-go beer flight of 12 Percent breweries that we call Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: 12 Percent On The Fly. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Peaks & Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Proctor District, Tacoma
MARKET DAY: Small independent growers are local heroes, preserving and enhancing our landscape, keeping our air and water clean, and bringing us good things to eat, even during a pandemic. At farmers’ markets shoppers buy their food directly from the folks who grow or make it. The Eastside Farmers Market runs this afternoon with a wide array of locally sourced fruits and vegetables, honey, flowers, and baked goods. They also have local food trucks come by that offer a range of dinner options. 3-7 p.m., 3500 McKinley Ave. E., Tacoma
YOGA IN THE PARK: Yoga is the quintessential exercise for tree-hugging, granola-munching types. But what’s the point of getting all in tune with your body and its connection to the earth if you’re doing it in a man-made room with no windows? Tommy Tague offers Socially Distanced Yoga in the Park. Open to everyone who wants to move their bodies, this light-hearted, Hatha Yoga Flow can be performed on a mat, blanket or just the grass — as long as you wear a and downward dog socially distanced. Feel the om. 5:45-7 p.m., Franklin Park, 1201 S. Puget Sound Ave., Tacoma, donations welcome
BINGO: Rainier Growlers hosts its weekly Bingo And Brews in the cloud and first-come first-serve seating tonight. The South Hill craft beer bar will stream their bingo in a Zoom conference room style from 6-9 p.m. featuring five rounds with Tyler and Mike as the hosts. Ben and crew will hand out bingo cards until 6 p.m. No purchase is necessary, but we dare you not to fill a growler with Fort George 3-way IPA and Block 15 Double Dry Hopped Sticky Hands they will tap. 6-9 p.m., Rainier Growlers, 13105 Meridian E., South Hill Puyallup, Rainier Growlers Zoom Room (password: growlers)
MUSIC: The Kareem Kandi Band performs classic standards, but it’s their original material that has won them accolades from jazz enthusiasts throughout the Northwest. Saxophonist Kareem Kandi, bassist Greg Feingold, and drummer Stefan Schatz where joined by Seattle multi-instrumentalist (trumpet, flugelhorn, alto, tenor, soprano and flute) Jay Thomas live on Facebook Sunday. Watch the show and the post-interview with Thomas on Kandi’s Facebook. Pair the show with Cigar City Brewing’s Margarita Gose from the Peaks and Pints cooler.