We’re not crying! YOU’RE crying! Below, you’ll find our 6-Pack of Things To Do for today.
MUSIC: Joseph Williams, Tacoma-born pianist, educator, Community Music faculty at the University of Puget Sound and artistic director of the “Music from Home” series speaks with William Chapman Nyaho, international prize-winning concert pianist and scholar, about classical repertoire of Africa in the UPS Schneebeck LIVE Zoom Room. The “Music from Home” series showcases underrepresented composers and visual artists and takes place on the property of Lakewood’s picturesque Lakewold Gardens. Join Williams and Nyaho as they celebrate the healing aspects of music conveyed through the inspiring works of composers from Africa and the African diaspora. Noon to 1:30 p.m., Schneebeck LIVE Zoom Room, free
BEER FLIGHT: Surly Brewing doesn’t settle. It’s what drove them to change the laws of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, to allow breweries. It’s what drove them to convert a Brooklyn Center abrasives factory to a brewery in 2005. It’s what drove owner/veteran brewmaster Todd Haug to brew the aggressive, addictively bitter Furious IPA flagship. It’s what drove Surly’s owner, Omar Ansari, to go bar to bar, asking them to carry our beer. It’s what drove them to earn medals from the Great American Beer Festival and Best Brewery in America honors. It’s what drove them to build a state-of-the-art destination brewery in the heart of the Twin Cities in 2014. It’s what drove them to launched a charitable arm, Surly Gives A Damn, and start organizing volunteer events around the Twin Cities. It what drove them to open a market in Washington state. It’s what still drives them today. Stop by Peaks & Pints and grab a to-go flight of Surly beer, a flight we call Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Surly On the Fly. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma
PANEL TALK: The University of Washington-Tacoma Legal Pathways hosts “The Road to Repair: Transformative and Restorative Justice in the Aftermath of Violence.” Collective Justice members Martina Kartman, Matthew Murphy, and Devon Adams will share their efforts to meaningfully address harm in our communities without relying on punishment. They will engage with the tensions and possibilities of Restorative and Transformative Justice work in our current context, and will share their work to support those impacted by and responsible for violence in a way that upholds their dignity, reduces the likelihood of further harm, and supports healing for everyone impacted. 12:30-1:30 p.m., Legal Pathways Zoom, registration required
ALL THE CARDS: Who doesn’t want to have a sneak peek into the future? Taking a glimpse of your future, your love life seems very magical and unusual but what if it can become true. What if it is possible to gain insight into your “before,” “now” and “after.” Tarot card reading is such a method that uses a deck of cards to make predictions, the predictions based on your past and present, and how your “now” will impact your future, how your love life will evolve in the future, and how your present relationships will move on the roller coaster of life. In simple words, tarot card reading is a form of fortune-telling. Crescent Moon Gifts has 400 different Tarot, Oracle, Lenormand, Runes, Affirmations, Boxed Sets, Special Editions, Minis, and Tins in stock. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 6901 6th Ave., Tacoma
TACOMA LIGHT TRAIL: “See the Cow (pt 2)” by Tacoma band Mr. Blackwatch will fill your ears as you take in Steve Buchanan’s light installation at Alchemy Skateboarding in Tacoma’s Triangle District. The song, off Mr. Blackwatch’s new indie rock album, Mary, Me, is about the absurdist, symbolical and fun start to the journey of the hero Mary as she navigates the obstacles to fulfilling her artistic dreams. Buchanan’s cut-outs and back lighting turns the upstairs windows at Alchemy into the perfect expression of their weightless perfection. It’s all part of the Tacoma Light Trail — a free exhibition of light installations — with available music, poetry or sound to pair off the Echoes sound app. 5-9 p.m., through Jan. 24, Alchemy Skateboarding, 311 S. 7th St., Tacoma, tacomalittrail.com, Echoes sound app
FILM: Nina Hoss and Lars Eidinger, two of Germany’s preeminent acting talents, play twins coming to terms with a diagnosis of terminal illness in My Little Sister, the second narrative film by Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond, streaming from The Grand Cinema’s Virtual Screening Rom. You’ll witness a very painful chapter in the life of one woman whose singular focus has an outsized effect on those around her. It’s never a question of who will survive this ordeal or how. This is a portrait of a moment in time. It is not the beginning nor is it the end; it just is. $10 rental, photo courtesy of Film Movement