Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday December 16 2020


6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday December 16 2020

Hi everyone! Hope y’ll are healthy and well. We found another 6-Pack of Things To Do today. Cheers!

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Sip, sip, hurray! Amitie Wine Company wine tastings are still on! The downtown Tacoma wine bar and store will host a virtual tasting Lilli Blaylock, from Prime Wine and Spirits, and Kris Blondin, owner of Amitie Wine Company, discussing four wines along with food pairing ideas. You can drink along, but hurry as the tasting is tonight. Jump on Amitie’s website and reserve curbside pick-up for Totus Tuus Brut Cava – $18 (Spain), Gard Freya White Blend – $20 (Washington), Three French Hens (ha-ha, get it?) – $12 (France), and Fall Line Exhibition Red – $26 (Washington). You could skip one or two, but that’s crazy talk. 7-8 p.m., Amitie Wine Zoom, free to join

BEER FLIGHT: Every December — while the bartenders close down our Proctor District craft beer bar, bottle shop and restaurant for the night — Peaks & Pints co-owner Pappi Swarner grabs three holiday beers, heads upstairs to his office, cranks his computer speaks to an 11 and watches holiday Youtube videos. Obviously, he can’t perform his holiday tradition this year … at Peaks & Pints. No, his holiday glee now takes place inside his home, much to the chagrin of his wife and daughter. In the spirit of giving, we offer you the chance to share his joy. Today, he pairs three Christmas season beers with the Froggy Fresh “Christmas” video. Originally known as Krispy Kreme, Froggy was forced to change his name after the doughnut corporation called him glazed and confused. Froggy Fresh raps what’s on his Christmas list next to his mute friend, Money Maker Mike, dressed as a hulking teenage Saint Nick. The list is mostly John Cena merch, but it’s definitely worth a view while drinking the suggested holiday beers in Peaks and Pints To-Go Christmas Beer Flight: Froggy Fresh. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma

COMFORT & JOY: Tacoma Arts Live hosts “Comfort & Joy,” a video series of 15 bursts of holiday spirit hosted by the Tacoma art organization’s staff. Comfort & Joy has shared haikus, what it means to be South Sound Proud, and highlights LeRoy Jewelers’ community roots in Tacoma since 1941. You could use the hashtag #comfortandjoy to find the series, but you’ll see others comforts and joys. It’s best to visit the Tacoma Arts Live Facebook to find Comfort & Joy.

FAIR SCONES TO-GO: For the first time in nearly 80 years, the Washington State Fair was canceled due to coronavirus concerns. This year would have been the fair’s 120th anniversary. The fair was scheduled to run from Sept. 4-27. However, the fair’s scones did not get canceled. In response to the coronavirus, Fisher Scones have been touring Pierce County with a stop at QFC in Northeast Tacoma today. Noon to 6 p.m., QFC, 4101 49th Ave. NE, Tacoma

ZOOLIGHTS: Tacoma might not exactly be a snowy winter wonderland, but, at Zoolights, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium transforms into a stunning Christmas wonderland! Over 700,000 twinkling lights grace the Zoo’s grounds — from Santa’s reindeer to walruses and the 23-foot Mount Rainier. There is an infusion of newness in this year’s event, for obvious reasons. A very limited number of timed online tickets are now available at Aquariums, goat area and the carousel will be closed during Zoolights to keep everyone safe, but parking is free. 5-9 p.m., 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, online timed tickets required, $5.50-$14

HOLIDAY WINDOWS: Supported by the North End Neighborhood Council, “Holiday Windows” is spreading cheer across Tacoma’s North End through a neighborhood advent calendar, where a total of 24 residents have decorated their windows in celebration of the season. Each day, through December 24, a new beautifully decorated window will be revealed at 6 p.m. across Tacoma’s North End. You can view all of the Holiday Windows in Tacoma’s North End at: and tour them yourself by using this handy map: Photo from 811 N. Anderson St., Tacoma

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