6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday April 28 2021
We now return to our regular programing. … The time-consuming Peaks & Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs is over. Block 15 Brewing Sticky Bands won. Therefore, you’ll find at least one Block 15 beer on tap now through the summer. Our 6-Pack of Things To Do is back! Cheers!
GARDENING: Spring is here along with dreams of being outdoors and spending time in the garden. Join the Tacoma Public Library for “Spring Gardening 2021” with Judy Thierry, member of the Master Gardener Foundation and president of the University Place Community Garden. She will discuss spring and summer vegetable gardening, the importance of pollinator plantings, soil preparation and water wise practices. Use of containers in small spaces will also be addressed. 6:30-7:45 p.m., Tacoma Public Library Zoom, register here
BEER FLIGHT: In the world history of beer, pilsners are relatively recent. Around 1840, eons before marketers invented “drinkability,” Czech brewers in Bohemia created pilsner, a light beer that didn’t taste like spongewater. The primary source of the innovation was the use of bottom-fermenting yeasts, which yielded a livelier, more consistent beer than the traditional top-fermented brews. Today, the best pilsners are still found in continental Europe, partly because of demand and partly because it’s home to the style’s signature Saaz hop, Pilsen’s soft water and crackery, paler malt. German and Bavarian styles tend to emphasize bitterness and spicy hop flavor. Today, Peaks & Pints presents a to-go beer flight of European brewed pilsners. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma
MUSIC: Anthony McGill, the clarinetist who introduced the “Simple Gifts” theme at the inauguration of Barack Obama, will lead a virtual clarinet master class on the University of Puget Sound School of Music’s Schneebeck Live Zoom. In addition to his dynamic international solo and chamber music career, McGill is principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic — the first African-American principal player in the organization’s history. In 2020, he was awarded the Avery Fisher Prize, one of classical music’s most significant awards given in recognition of soloists who represent the highest level of musical excellence. Noon to 1:30 p.m., Schneebeck Live, free
DJ: Do the early-workweek doldrums have you down? Feeling a little groove sensation rising in your blood? Sounds like you could use a little Patio. Alma Mater hosts weekly DJ sets on The Patio with DJ T.A.B spinning this afternoon. She’s known for spinning trap rap with heavy extended sub-bass lines. 5-7 p.m., all ages, Alma Mater Tacoma, 1322 S. Fawcett, Tacoma, no cover
LECTURE: Join experts from Washington Trails Association, King County Search Dogs, and Washington State Animal Response Team and REI as they discuss their favorite tools and tricks for raising hiking pups and keeping our furry friends safe on trail. Their How To Hike Safely with Your Dog webinar will offer tips for choosing dog-friendly trails, how to train your pup on trail etiquette, and what to look out for to help keep your doggo safe outdoors. 7-8:30 p.m., REI Zoom Room, free but registration required
FILM: The Grand Cinema Virtual Screening Room streams the powerful High Ground film about White Australia’s mistreatment of the nation’s first peoples. The film is punctured with violence and horror, but is also a richly humanist affair, as Simon Baker’s jaded and burnt out bounty hunter, Travis, slowly builds a deep connection with his tracker, Gutjuk (Jacob Junior Nayinggul), as they pursue a fierce Aboriginal warrior who has been terrorizing white settlers across The Northern Territory in the 1930s. $12 rental