Oh man you are so very ready we mean don’t you just feel it? That racing pulsing tickling need to bust open and break your own mold and mold your own break and say what you mean and mean what you say and do it all with the Peaks & Pints 6-Pack of Things To Do because after all what the hell else is there?
SOCCER: Tacoma Defiance continues its road stint on Wednesday evening with a match at Portland Timbers 2 at Providence Park in Portland’s Goose Hollow neighborhood. Both teams marketing departments are probably ready to pound Migration Brewing’s Straight Outta Portland IPA from the Peaks & Pints cooler. The match has been outta Portland many times. It was previously scheduled for Aug. 29 but moved due to Aug. 30 due to a conflict with a Portland Timbers MLS home match, then rescheduled for today following a potential COVID-19 case within Portland’s traveling party. 7 p.m., ESPN+
BEER FLIGHT: Learn it. Know it. Live it. (See, kids, that line is from the 1982 film classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High, a coming-of-age tale about … high school. We’re not being graded on today’s Peaks & Pints to-go beer flight.) Tacoma School District turns on the computers today. Typically, back-to-school is a glorious time of new beginnings and excitement, seeing friends again, wearing your week’s worth of new clothing and getting to learn a whole year of new stuff. Obviously, it’s different this year. It’s going to be awful. For everyone. Drinking delicious craft beer won’t solve scheduling issues, added costs, algebra, and cranky kids, but it could help you when things get dicey. Peaks & Pints presents a back-to-school to-go beer flight featuring all Old Schoolhouse Brewery beers straight outta Winthrop, Washington. Please enjoy Slow Times at The Ridgemont Highrise: Peaks and Pints’ Home School Beers, and remember: No shirt, no shoes, no dice. (Again, not graded.) 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Peaks & Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma
LECTURE: The University of Puget Sound School of Music and the Adelphian Concert Choir welcome Dr. Rollo Dilworth to the UPS Music Zoom Room for a discussion on Musician of the 21st Century: Artists as Agents of Social Justice. Dilworth, an American choral composer, arranger, conductor, and music educator from St. Louis, Missouri, will explain musicianship skills alone will not be enough to prepare the next generation of musicians for careers in performance, composition, history, theory, technology, education, and therapy. Pick up a Fort George Overdub Session IPA from the Peaks & Pints cooler and tune in. 12:20-1:50 p.m., UPS Music Zoom Room
TREE-DIMENSIONAL TACOMA: “I went for a walk at Adriana Hess Wetland Park in University Place and right next to the parking lot is a lovely example of the wild redbud, Cercis Canadensis,” says Sarah Low, executive director of the Tacoma Tree Foundation. “I admired it for a few minutes and imagined all of the heart leaves sending hugs to everyone. If you get a chance, check this one out and soak up some tree love. While you are at it, take a walk around Adriana Hess and bathe in some forest goodness.” This redbud tree is this week’s Tree-dimensional Tacoma, Peaks & Pints’ weekly Tacoma tree column. Inspired by our house beer, Kulshan Brewing Tree-dimensional IPA, Peaks & Pints branches out for a weekly look at terrific trees of Tacoma, in conjunction with our friends at Tacoma Tree Foundation. Visit the redbud at 2917 Morrison Road W., in University Place, and then check out the 35 Tacoma trees reviews by the TFF here.
LECTURE: University of Washington-Tacoma Grit City Think and Drink lecture series welcome their own Dr. Anna Groat Carmona and her lecture: A Tale of Two Plagues: The 1918 Flu Pandemic and the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020. The first-generation Latin American scientist who studies the molecular determinants of disease-causing microbes will examine the social, political, and ecological dynamic at play during 1918 and how it could inform our reaction to our current situation. Grab a Culmination Brewing Invisible Forces IPA from the Peaks & Pints cooler before the lecture. 6:30 p.m., Think and Drink Zoom Room
FONDUE: The Swiss invented fondue as a way to get rid of their hardened, stale cheese, warming it up and serving it to drunken Americans. The fondue craze was really big in the early ’60s, and it made a resurgence in the ’80s just like good music, wife-swapping and ridiculous clothing. The Melting Pot has ridden the fondue craze since opening in Florida in 1975. It’s still going strong in downtown Tacoma with “Endless Fondue” every Tuesday and Wednesday during the month of September. If you order a minimum purchase of a 3-course dinner for two guests, your fondue re-supply will never stop until closing time. 4-9 p.m., The Melting Pot, 2121 Pacific Ave., Tacoma