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TRUE CRIME IN TACOMA: Many Tacoma residents never leave their beloved neighborhood — even after they’re dead. You can learn about, and possibly meet, these victims on Pretty Gritty Tours’ Tacoma True Crime. The Tacoma tour company will lead you through the historic city streets, stopping at various sites to dish the dirt on crime scenes: lunatic longshoremen, vengeful wives, black magic revenge, and hex-loving serial killers. This tour’s got more drama and intrigue than any daytime soap opera. Just think of it as Days of Our Afterlives. 8 p.m., Pretty Gritty Tours Youtube
BEER FLIGHT: Sabro hops are known among IPA lovers for their fruity citrus character with strong notes of pineapple and tangerine. They may also impart subtle background hints of coconut, stone fruits, grassy mint and woody cedar. With a robust brewing performance, Sabro proves to be a strongly expressive hop that translates its flavor incredibly well into beer — especially if its freshly picked, rush to a brewery’s tanks with 24 hours and released two weeks later. Today, Peaks and Pints presents a to-go flight of beer brewed with fresh Sabro hops. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Peaks & Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma
TREE TALK: Is it the extra oxygen? The helpful filtering of countless pounds of CO2 though all those sun-dappled branches? The housing of birds, butterflies, beneficial insects, and, OK, some jerk insects too? The protection against cold, slow runoff and erosion? The calm, timeless majesty that mocks your whiny urban ego and resonates somewhere deep in your bones, almost despite yourself? Yes, trees kick ass. It’s not news because it’s obvious. What is news is the city of Tacoma EnviroHouse and Tacoma Power have tree experts will all the tips on how to enhance your home with shade trees. Curious how to maximize shade tree values? They know. Should you plant a zapote in your backyard? They know. Join the conversation in the Zoom Tree Room while enjoying Matchless Brewing‘s Old Pine IPA from the Peaks & Pints cooler. 4-5 p.m., register here
SHRUB SPIEL: Maybe you’re not a tree person? You’re more a shrubber. Shrubs are more accessible. More intimate. Show Peaks & Pints someone who doesn’t like to walk between shrubs on a fine fall day, and we’ll show you someone who watched Monty Python and the Holy Grail one too many times. Ni! Anyway, Sue Goetz with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department will discuss shrubs, small yards, flowers and pocket gardens in the Scrub Zoom Room. Pair the chat with Garden Path Fermentation‘s The Wet Hopped Ship from the Peaks & Pints cooler. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Scrub Zoom Room
MASKS ON OR GO TO JAIL: The University of Puget Sound Student Alumni Association wants to know the historical similarities between COVID-19 and the H1N1 pandemic, also known as the Spanish Flu. Is the fact that the world is now much more densely populated than in 1918 a thing? Did the fact that 1918 peeps traveled by ship or horse, or didn’t travel much at all a thing? Professor Nancy Bristow will give a historical overview of similarities between COVD-19 and the H1N1 pandemic in the UPS Zoom Room. There will also be a Q&A session to follow with UPS Psychiatrist Kelly Brown. Grab an Ale Asylum FVCK COVID Pale Version 2.0 from the Peaks & Pints cooler and tune in. 6-7 p.m., UPS Zoom Room
DEBATE: Fall is the season for candidate forums at City Club of Tacoma. Their second candidates forum features the Pierce County Council races for Councils #2, 4, and 6. During this public health crisis and economic recession, the people will decide who will lead our county into recovery and prosperity for the next four years. Scheduled to speak are Sarah Rumbaugh and Hans Zeiger for County Council 2, Javier Figueroa and Ryan Mello for County Council 4, and Jani Hitchen and Jason Whalen for County Council 6. The moderator will be Dr. Michael Artime, department chair of Political Science at Pacific Lutheran University. There’s still time to submit questions for the candidates on the City Club’s Facebook. 6-8 p.m., City Club Zoom Room (Passcode: 022721)