Feed your mind and soul before you finish plans for Thanksgiving dinner and the shop-local weekend that follows. We offer a 6-Pack of Things To Do today. Be safe!
GROWLER (AND CROWLER) THANKSGIVING: It’s back — now with more spins! Peaks & Pints’ annual Growler Thanksgiving where we offer 20 percent off growler fills from open to close the day before Thanksgiving just became more interesting with the addition of 32-ounce crowler fills. Yes, you can grab discounted crowler fills of Modern Times Monsters’ Park Aged In Bourbon Barrel: Espresso Macaroon Edition! And the AleSmith Bourbon Barrel Aged Speedway Stout! That also goes for Boneyard’s Tequila Barrel Speedy Goseales! Peaks & Pints will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, so you can fill up and stock up for Thanksgiving and the weekend. Happy Thanksgiving!
BEER FLIGHT: The nights are long. And cold. Wet. Since Peaks & Pints is in the midst of our annual Dark Side of Thanksgiving salute to dark beers we decided to offer four beers as dark as the 5 p.m. sky for today’s to-go flight, Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: New Stouts On The Fly. The original “stout porters” of 18th century London were brewed for their heartiness in the face of harsh storage conditions; with any luck these four new stouts will keep you just as well-preserved through the night.
PROCTOR’S PEPPERMINT PLACE: Since candy canes are the holiday season’s favorite edible striped crooks, the Proctor District is all up in the red and white stripes. The North Tacoma business district is in the holiday spirit and asks you to “Meet Me At Proctor’s Peppermint Place!” through Dec. 24. For the first time, community business owners, residents, and guests can enjoy Proctor’s festive take on the holiday season with the roof-lined and streetscaped lighting, as well as window decorations and outdoor music with several businesses participating in special events. Included in the events is the “Start Your Giving Early” donation drive benefiting local veterans. Bring your donations to Madison 25, Proctor Station or Umpqua Bank through Friday.
ART EXHIBIT: Alma Mater presents Liberation Arts Exhibit, a multimedia exhibit including portraits of icons, anime, horror, and nature. These artworks come from The Liberation Arts Project, a Black-led collective of incarcerated artists in Washington state. One hundred present of artwork sales proceeds go back to the artists. This exhibit has been organized to be available to view virtually here.
HOLIDAY LIGHTS: Established 26 years ago, Fantasy Lights is a highly celebrated drive-thru display of awe-inspiring light exhibits held annually during the holiday season at Spanaway Park. The jaw-dropping two-mile drive includes more than 300 animated displays and thousands of holiday lights that evoke a profound sense of wizardry and reverence for people of all ages. Open tonight through Jan. 3, Fantasy Lights has added additional safety measures to keep you and their staff safer throughout your visit. As you drive, dial your car radio to AM 1700 to listen to a selection of special holiday music to add to the festive atmosphere of the park. 5:30-9 p.m. nightly, Spanaway Park, 14905 Bresemann Blvd. S., Spanaway, $15-$20 per vehicle
FILM: George Soros remains a favorite target of conservative conspiracy theorists, seeing his corrupting influence behind every liberal movement and within every nook and cranny. As such, it’s significant to hear directly from the 90-year-old billionaire, who speaks frankly about his life, career and activism in the new documentary, Soros, opening today in The Grand Cinema’s Virtual Screening Room. Director Jesse Dylan interviews a number of friends, associates and family members in addition to Soros himself, beginning with his early years and the German occupation of Hungary, before he fled to the west and earned his fortune. $12 movie, photo courtesy of sorosfilm.com