Friday, May 12th, 2017

FRIDAY PREFUNK: Cascade sour, 253 second films and a Ruckus in Tacoma

Ron Swarner

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FRIDAY, MAY 12 2017: Bing cherry sour + Tacoma events

PREFUNK: Art Larrance was no stranger to the Oregon craft beer scene when he established Cascade Brewing Barrel House in 1998. He partnered with Brewmaster Ron Gansberg, who oversaw the design and installation of the brewhouse. Together, they took more than 40 years of combined brewing experience to create fantastic sour beers inspired by an abundance of Oregon fruit. Each of their beers are then aged on wine barrels from the Northwestern Oregon region. Their 2015 Kriek is a blend of sour reds that were aged in oak wine barrels with cherries for up to 17 months. Intense flavors of both sour pie and Bing cherries are supported by a rich red ale base beer with a touch of oak and a hint of wood spices. Cascade’s 2015 Kriek awaits in Peaks and Pints’ cooler.

5 P.M.: YETI APPRECIATION NIGHT: How does one describe a Yeti?  Large. Imposing.  Unique.  Elusive. Sought-after.  All of these adjectives work, and it just so happens that they also describe Great Divide’s award-winning Yeti Imperial Stout. Coincidence? The Red Hot thinks not. The Red Hot believes this beast deserves a little more recognition in this crazy world of ours, and that is why the Sixth Avenue joint decided to make believers out of all of you by giving the Yeti its own night. This event will allow you to experience at least six encounters with the Yeti clan. The Red Hot, Tacoma

6 .P.M. 253 SHORT FILM COMPETITION: Yes, it’s that time again: The Grand Cinema’s 72-Hour Film Festival returns, although with a new name. Its evolution over the years has seen it rise from humble, let’s-put-on-a-show beginnings into a genuine behemoth. What started as 11 teams gathering at The Grand has ballooned into a totally legit happening. Every year teams of filmmakers collectively spill out of the woodwork to be met with the challenge of creating a 253 second film in only three days. As if that weren’t enough of a task, they are also required to somehow fit in a designated line of dialogue, a prop, a location, and an action. Then they all get together at the Urban Grace to watch their creations with the public. Urban Grace, Tacoma

7:30 P.M.: BUFFALOED: It’s the chance of a lifetime: Frank Capra needs to recast his new feature, and he calls the repertory theater in Buffalo to let George and Charlotte Hay know he’s coming to see the two stage vets perform — they may be his new leads if all goes well. But all is definitely not well in Buffalo. George had a fling with another actress, and Charlotte knows it. So she leaves him for their lawyer. George goes on an epic bender — theater people are so dramatic — but everybody knows the show must go on, so all parties are brought together under duress and against their better judgment. But which show is going on? Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo is a fast-paced and physical comedy that proves there’s no business like show business. Eastvold Auditorium, Pacific Lutheran University, Parkland

8 P.M. RUCKUS IN TACOMA: It’s far from any main thoroughfare, which isn’t necessarily a mark against it — plenty of festivals are held out in the sticks — but it’s extremely hot and dry this time of year and hardly considered a summer destination. Also consider the fact that there is one motel in town, which makes it difficult to accommodate large groups of concert-goers. Yet Ruckus in the Boonies, the little outlaw country festival that could, is in its fourth year and returning to Morrow County Fairgrounds in Heppner, Oregon, July 28-30. When attending Ruckus it will become apparent that this is not a typical country music festival. Combat boots, black attire, dreadlocks and gauged piercings, though not a common sight in Heppner, are par for the course. Tonight, at 8 p.m., The Valley hosts a Ruckus in the Boonies fundraiser concert no doubt featuring at least one crust punk band sporting a banjo. The Valley, Tacoma

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