6-Pack of Things To Do is like that cool party that you were at in February … if Antonio M. Gomez, Holy Mountain Brewing, Prof. Luke Parker, Peter Reynolds, Pierce County Public Works, and Tacoma Public Library Digital Media Lab were there.
MUSIC: Tacoma Arts Live will host a virtual session with iconic Grammy and Latin Grammy Award winner Lila Downs Nov. 8. As a precursor, Tacoma Arts Live will host musician and educator Antonio M. Gomez’s discussion of Latino musical styles — from mariachi to mambo, rumba to reggaetón and cumbia to corridos — in their Zoom room. Gomez will explore the variety of Latino music in the U.S. and across the globe. He’ll discuss the people and places that shaped music and dance across the Americas and how Latin American ideas contributed to other styles including jazz, rock n roll, country and hip hop. Pair this discussion with Stone Brewing Xocoveza Mexican imperial stout from the Peaks & Pints cooler. 7:30 p.m., Tacoma Arts Live Zoom Room, no cover
BEER FLIGHT: Located in the Seattle neighborhood of Interbay, near the Magnolia Bridge, and started by friends Colin Lenfesty and Mike Murphy who worked in the local beer business, Holy Mountain Brewing might sit at sea level but its name gives nod to Mount Rainier, the ominous holy mountain that looms over Seattle, but also to a song and album by doom/stoner band, Sleep. Holy Mountain is built on a foundation of oak. Though it dabbles in everything from cloudy IPAs to pilsners, Holy Mountain’s heart is its foeders and innumerable barrels, which churn out saisons and wild ales that tend to have mild sourness and stunning depth thanks to complex malt bills and a mix of Brettanomyces and local microflora. Today, Peaks and Pints suggests you grab four Holy Mountain beers to-go in a flight we call Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Holy Mountain On The Fly. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Peaks and Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma, guaranteed seating via Open Table app
ART CLASS: Your mother and I just want you to be happy. Not unreasonably, irrationally happy, but moderately content. Why can’t you play miniature golf with the other teenagers? And why do you refuse to wear pastel? What do you mean by avante-garde? We don’t know about this Peter Reynolds and his crazy ideas about dots. Oh, this all sounds very strange. Oh, very well. Sign up for Mrs. Molly’s art class about color and “dots” on the Metro Parks Dot Zoom Room. Be sure to read what supplies you’ll need. But, take out the garbage first. 4 p.m., Metro Parks Dot Zoom Room
CLASSICS: If Plato’s account is accurate, the Greek philosopher Socrates was a funny, thoughtful man who espoused a firm belief that those who claim great wisdom have little and those who profess to know nothing are usually the wisest among us. From what we read online; Pacific Lutheran University Prof. Luke Parker could be a modern-day Socrates. Find out tonight when he visits the University of Puget Sound’s Classics Zoom Room to discuss Heraclitus, poetry, and philosophy in Plato’s Cratylu. In honor of the talk and the holiday, attendees are encouraged to come to the proseminar in costume. Best costume wins a fabulous and mysterious prize! Pair this discussion with Ommegang’s Bourbon Barrel-Aged Three Philosophers from the Peaks & Pints cooler. 5:40-6:15 P.M., Classics Zoom Room, Meeting ID 933 9308 7840, Passcode: 765046
SUSTAINABILITY: Pierce County Planning & Public Works offers wants you to reduce your eco-footprint — like down to a size 5. Designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools to reduce your eco-footprint and make Pierce County a more livable community for everyone, their next free class is tonight — a discussion about garbage cans. They have three main places our waste goes when it leaves our homes. Get current views of our landfill, the recycle sorting facility and the compost factory to see what happens to our waste. 6-7:30 p.m., Garbage Zoom Room
MUSIC BUSINESS: Learn how to record, produce and distribute original music and the spoken word in a variety of formats. Presented by the Tacoma Public Library Digital Media Lab in a Zoom meeting, this weekly forum is designed for independent artists: musicians, vocalists and podcasters who are ready to make their voice known in the music and audio entertainment industry. Pair this lesson with Modern Times Alien Radio from the Peaks & Pints cooler. 6:30-7:45 p.m., Studio Zoom Room