Friday, October 21st, 2016

FRIDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Dracula, vaudeville and blues

Ron Swarner

Tacoma Little Theatre invited Dracula into its home. Photo courtesy of Facebook

FRIDAY, OCT. 21 2016: South Sound events + craft beer …

Tacoma Little Theatre + Rainier Growlers = Killer

Obsidian + Three Magnets Brewing Co. = feats of amazement

G. Donnalson’s + North End Social Club = North End goodness


Just in time for Halloween, Dracula will sweep the stage at the Tacoma Little Theatre. Directed by Pug Bujeaud, this new adaptation restores the suspense and seduction of Bram Stoker’s classic novel to the stage. As Count Dracula begins to exert his will upon the residents of London, they try to piece together the clues of his appearances — in a valiant attempt to save themselves from a hideous fate. The blood flows beginning at 7:30 p.m.

PREFUNK: Founded on St. Patrick’s Day 2007, Double Mountain Brewery has a clear mission: make great beer for craft beer fans. Ever since then founders Matt Swihart and Charlie Devereux have been working hard to meet this mission, focusing on uncompromising beer quality.  These unfiltered and long-aged beers deliver maximum flavor and character — definitely quality beers that people love to drink.  Rainier Growlers hosts Double Mountain from 6-9 p.m. pouring The Vaporizer Dry Hopped Pale Ale, Killer Green Fresh Hop IPA, Kolsch and Molten Lava Double IPA.


Lordy, lordy, it’s another Lord Franzannian’s Royal Olympian Spectacular Vaudeville Show. This is the 10th anniversary edition of this ever-popular show. Dance, music, comedy, storytelling, burlesque, puppets, sketch comedy, even feats of amazement. This year the show will take place at Obsidian, a much larger space with a restaurant/café/coffee shop in the daylight hours, a full service bar serving beer and spirits at night, and a fully enclosed, 80-seat black-box theater with an elevated stage located in the back. The 8 p.m. show benefits working performers and BigShowCity, a non-profit Performing Arts Organization whose mission is, “To help burgeoning artists realize their ambitions by providing financial and emotional support.”

PREFUNK: Three Magnets Brewing Co. will hold an Olympia Film Society happy hour benefit from 4-8 p.m. Twenty percent of food and drink sales will go toward supporting OFS programming and preservation of the Capitol Theater in downtown Olympia. Expect trivia games, raffles, a first look at the 33rd Annual Olympia Film Festival program and Autumnal Dark Urban Farmhouse, (st)Out And Proud No. 2 and San->Sea Double IPA, to name a few.


Paul Green plays the blues the way its meant to be played; shuffles in G and slow burning blues without the designer makeover. As a harp player, Green is one of the best in the state, and his vocals are as hip as the Pink Panther. Not one to rest on his laurels, the New Jersey transplant has a weekend gig with Mark Riley at G. Donnalson’s in Tacoma’s Proctor neighborhood. Guitarist Riley has won numerous music industry awards for his amazing playing and song writing. He also is a master craftsman at building his own line of boutique custom guitars. Check them out at 7:30 p.m. tonight and tomorrow night.

PREFUNK: North End Social Club owner Justin Caillier is pouring four of his favorite beers tonight: Double Mountain Killer Homie, pFriem Idaho 7 Single Hop Pale, Laurelwood Tropical Madness IPA and Barley Browns Pygmy Pale. If the weather is kind Europa Pizza will hangout just outside the door.