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PEAKS & PINTS SITDOWN: After more days than bottles of craft beer on the wall, Peaks and Pints is finally back open for onsite drinking and eating. We’ve completed our safety preparations to add in-house hospitality to our fine-tuned take-out operation. So, you’re officially welcome to enjoy a beer, cider or wine with our sandwiches and salads at an appropriately distance table next to a vintage forest artifact, most likely. We’re open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day for now, but we hope to return to “before times” hours as soon as possible. Hope to see you soon! Peaks & Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma, models: Mike Lay of Bent Bine Brew, left, and Paul Whitcomb of Wet Coast Brewing
BEER FLIGHT: Let’s face it; food holidays are more often than not ridiculous, but we love for their beer flight opportunities. It’s a cheat day for us, and better yet, often a spectacular beer flight. National English Toffee Day makes for a delicious flight, and you don’t need reconstructive dental work. We skip past Turkey Neck Soup Day, National Glazed Ham Day, and National Catfish Day for the drinkable Piña Colada, Gingerbread, and Cappuccino days. Today happens to be a quad-full day of holidays: National Peanut Festival, National Pumpkin Festival, Yorkshire Pudding Day, and National M&M Day. And, we’re up to the challenge. Our beer flight today is one beer representing each holiday. Welcome to Peaks and Pints Pilot Day: Chocolate Peanut Pumpkin Popover Day! 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Peaks & Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma
WAYZGOOSE: The Stadium District filled with tears when King’s Books canceled their annual Tacoma Wayzgoose letterpress extravaganza. Hold the press! King’s Book pivots and presents Tacoma Wayzfaring Press, a five-day Wayzgoose walk-by windowganza. Beginning today with Taylor Cox of Coxswain Press, King’s and the Tacoma Art Commission will host a different letterpress artist producing a print in their front window for bystanders to enjoy from the sidewalk. So, wayz a mask or keep a three goose distance from each other or follow along on King’s Instagram.
LECTURE: University of Washington-Tacoma Grit City Think and Drink lecture series welcomes Dr. Shannon Seidel and her lecture: Enhancing Inclusivity and Access Using Evidence-Based Stem Teaching Practices. Seidel — an assistant professor of Biology at Pacific Lutheran University who earned her Ph.D. studying HIV host/pathogen interactions before transitioning to science education research during her postdoctoral fellowship — will lead this interactive talk exploring evidence-based strategies that have been shown to increase equity in STEM learning environments. Grab a Fortside Brewing BioDiversity Mixed Culture IPA from the Peaks & Pints cooler before the virtual lecture. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Think and Drink Zoom Room, no fee
CLASSICAL: Trumpeter Brian Chin, Clarinetist Eric Likkel, bassist Steve Schermer, and vibes man Ben Thomas carry the Torch everywhere. Their belief is themselves as they’re the Seattle-based contemporary group Torch. They also carry a tune — original and experimental compositions, melding genres as disparate as contemporary classical composition, modern tango, and jazz improvisation. Tonight, they light the Torch online for this week’s Classical Tuesday in Old Town series. Seattle composer Ken Benshoof describes a Torch performance as “… cool rhythms, a nice mix of humor and mystery… always felt part of an adventure.” Technically, Benshoof also carries the Torch. Grab a Block 15 Brewing Flicker IPA from the Peaks & Pints cooler and jump into the fire. 7 p.m., Classical Tuesdays Zoom Room, Meeting ID 2062518260, passcode: torch
LECTURE: It took Mountaineers Books author and two-time Piolet d’Or winner Steve Swenson and his team 126 years of cumulative alpine experience, discussion-oriented decision-making, more than 30 technical ice pitches covering 8,000 vertical feet, and two months to achieve the first ascent of Link Sar, the previously unclimbed granite monster located in the heart of the Karakoram. Tonight, Swenson and Graham Zimmerman will share the incredible story of how they weathered the storms, hazards, and setbacks that ultimately led them to summit one of the highest unclimbed peaks left in the world. Grab an Icicle Brewing Alpenhaze Hazy IPA from the Peaks & Pints cooler and listen to this incredible adventure. 7-8:15 p.m., Mountaineers Zoom Room, $14-21 RSVP here