6-Pack of Things To Do: Tuesday June 1 2021
Count backward from 100 and when you hit your age, start spanking yourself silly with the sad truth that there will never be enough hours in the day to bemoan the lack of hours in the day with which, had you the hours in the day, you would take that herb class and strip/stain that old dresser or really start working on those abs. In the meantime, here are six things to do in Tacoma today. Cheers!
MARKET DAY: Former Matchless Brewing head brewer and farmer Pat Jansen has teamed up with Courtney Jafferian to create Splat Hot Sauce, an organic fermented, probiotic hot sauce, and salsa macha company dedicated to sourcing locally. You can find Splat at the Tacoma Eastside Farmers’ Market, which opens for the season today. In the heart of the historic McKinley District on the east side of Tacoma this vibrant community market offers an abundant selection of the freshest fruits, vegetables, flowers, honey, processed foods, baked goods, and delicious hot sauce. Get your weekly groceries and grab dinner from one of the local food trucks. 3-7 p.m., 3500 McKinley Ave. E., Tacoma
BEER FLIGHT: Did you know today is National Hazelnut Cake Day? No? You’re not alone. Everyone we asked was oblivious to the existence of this “food holiday,” although we didn’t ask anyone from Oregon. Those folks must know. Oregon harvests 99.9 percent of the country’s hazelnuts. Half of these are sold to China, where they are a popular snack food. The Chinese know hazelnut’s buttery, sweet flavor can’t be replicated, even by other nuts. That makes them the perfect ingredient to transform your favorite recipes. Bake them into bars, grinding them into butter or toast them for brewing beer. In honor of the holiday, Peaks & Pints presents a to-go flight of beer brewed with hazelnuts — a flight we call Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Hazelnuts On The Fly. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma
BEER TASTING: Peaks & Pints is excited to present our first virtual beer tasting in collaboration: A Trappist beer tour with Aaron Cohn, Washington sales director for Merchant du Vin at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Learn how to taste Trappist ales like a pro from the comfort of your sofa, as Cohn guides us through tasting five Trappist beers, helping us to discover nuances of flavor and aromas, teaching us the history of Trappist breweries and the Cistercian lifestyle, including behind the scenes inside Abbeys off limits to tourists. Cohn will answer all questions as he’s visited most of the Trappist breweries. Visit Peaks & Pints in Tacoma’s Proctor District, sign up for the tasting, purchase the five beers and we’ll send you the link on the day of the tasting. 3816 N. 26th St., Proctor District, Tacoma
ART: Focusing on four themes — visibility, identity, acceptance, and history — the Washington State Historical Society‘s latest exhibition — Crossing Boundaries: Portraits of a Transgender West — explores influential transgender people in the West from 1860 to 1940, all of whom lived in a time when the term “transgender” didn’t exist. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Dec. 12, Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, )888) 238-4373, $11-$14
FILM: The Grand Cinema probably won’t be a quiet place today. It will, no doubt, be filled with screams. It’s screening A Quiet Place Part II, which is a relatively modest expansion of the world previously introduced. The bad guys are still alien monsters who are hypersensitive to sound. There is no alien mothership now hovering, no outer-space chases now afoot, and no U.S. military now doing battle on the streets of a major American city. The sequel still takes place in the woods and small towns of upstate New York, and the gimmick – and the chief source of the film’s thrills – remains the same: everyone has to stay silent to avoid detection and death at the monsters’ claws — except those sitting in the Grand Cinema seats. 2:30, 5, and 7:15 p.m., 6060 S. Fawcett, Tacoma, $6.50-$11, photo credit Paramount Pictures/YouTube
COMEDY: The Tacoma comedy scene would be unrecognizable without the influence of the Tacoma Comedy Club. The acclaimed club has provided aspiring funny people with their first shots at the spotlight. While weekend headliner shows are the bread and butter for the club’s Downtown location, you should check out the weekly, no cover New Talent Tuesday show for fledgling comics if you’re in the mood for a surprise. 7:30 p.m., 933 Market St., Tacoma, no cover