6-Pack of Things To Do: Tuesday March 9 2021
It’s been one year since we had our last “normal” week before a pandemic stopped Washington in its tracks. Spring is coming, which means cherry blossom blooms. Here are your Tuesday 6-Pack of Things To Do.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Do you want to take great photos of your own car, or of the cars at LeMay – America’s Car Museum? Car photography isn’t always easy, but if you follow a few simple rules you’ll quickly start to improve your shots. It doesn’t take lots of equipment to get started, just a car, your camera and your passion. ACM’s volunteer photographers Heidi Geise and Jim Culp will share some of their tips to help you capture better images of the cars you care about. Join them for this hands-on, virtual edition of “If Cars Could Talk.” Pair the class with Grains of Wrath Built For Speed IPA from the Peaks & Pints cooler. 6-7 p.m., LeMay Zoom Room, free with registration
BEER FLIGHTS: What is a session beer? Well, it depends on whom you ask. The term’s precise origins and coinage are fuzzy. Beer experts can’t seem to agree on a specific year, for instance, but consistently point to British pub culture as its inspiration. Session beer is not defined by flavors or aromas, which can place it in almost any style category. It’s generally agreed upon, however, that any brew bearing the description should be low in alcohol but tasty enough to enjoy for a prolonged period of time, or “session.” The alcohol by volume, or ABV, issue is a bone of contention throughout the sessionsphere. The general consensus is no higher than 5 percent ABV, featuring a balance between malt and hop characters (ingredients) and, typically, a clean finish — a combination of which creates a beer with high drinkability. Enough talk. Well, that kind of describes our to-go flight today. Let’s get to easy drinking with the Peaks & Pints Pilot Program: Tasty Low ABV On The Fly. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma
LECTURE: Neil Edward Levin — CCN, DANLA, and senior nutrition education manager for NOW foods — will discuss how nutrition affects immunity in the Marlene’s Market & Deli Zoom Room tonight. Levin will teach you how to support your youth, health and vitality with common superfoods such as asparagus, dark leafy greens, ginger, avocado, and others. 5 p.m., Marlene’s Zoom Room, free but registration required
LECTURE: The University of Washington-Tacoma Grit City Think & Drink program hosts Julian Olden and his talk, “More Than a Meal: Exploring the Diverse Ways That Fish Contribute to Society.” The UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences professor explores the assorted uses of freshwater and marine fishes, both presently and in the past, by focusing on their contributions to manufacturing and industry, technology, health care, tools and weapons, apparel and jewelry, and musical instruments, and as curios, souvenirs, and attractions. Pair the hour-long lecture with Dogfish Head’s 60 Minute IPA in the Peaks & Pints cooler. 6:30-7:30 p.m., UW-T Zoom Room, free
KARAOKE: What does karaoke look like now? At Joeseppi’s Italian Ristorante and Bar, karaoke looks like: every singer gets their own individual microphone cover; the microphone is properly cleaned between every individual use; singers perform at a distance of 20 feet from the nearest audience member. Check it out tonight. 7-11 p.m., 2207 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, no cover
FILM: Launching yesterday on International Women’s Day, the Women’s Adventure Film Tour 2021 is back at The Grand Cinema, this time not as a one-day thing but rather a slot in The Grand’s Virtual Screening Room. Each year, the program of fun, entertaining, and inspiring short films is carefully selected to showcase real stories about powerful, adventurous women from around the world stepping outside their comfort zones and achieving their goals in a variety of extreme sports. This year’s virtual program features SEVEN new short documentaries featuring women of all ages and backgrounds including American backcountry skier Sophia Schwartz, World Champion Paraglider Klaudia Bulgakow and many more including women in mountaineering, para-climbing, swimming and mountain biking. $10 rental