Friday, May 27th, 2016

FRIDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before monstrous adults, Kung-Fu fighting …

Ron Swarner


FRIDAY MAY 27 2016: South Sound events + craft beer …

Monstrous adults + Beer Camp = Family Values
Kung-Fu fighting + Three Magnets Brewing = Rumbletowne


The Grand Cinema gets weird again, screening British director Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise as part of the Tacoma film house’s Weird Elephant series at 9:09 p.m. If you’ve seen any other Wheatley movie — hitman horror Kill List, jet-black romantic comedy Sightseers and hallucinogenic period piece A Field in England among them — then the prospect of a Tom Hiddleston-starring, early Cronenberg-influenced tale of a dystopian society masquerading as a utopian condo complex is something that, at the very least, going to be a trippy, lucid, violent, hyper-sexual and highly stylized spectacle of a mindblower.
PREFUNK: Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp Across America is still camped out in the South Sound pitching a tent full of craft beer at 5 p.m. in the Zog’s Fox Island campground. Expect to drink Sierra Nevada’s collaboration beers Sweet Sunny South, Moxee Moron, Family Values, West Latitude, Pat Rye-Ot and Stout of the Union.


The 36th Chamber of Shaolin is the unquestioned masterpiece of the great director and fight choreographer Lau Kar-leung, and arguably the greatest martial-arts film of all time. Gordon Liu became a star as San Te, a young rebel against the oppressive Manchu government who flees to the sanctuary of the Shaolin Temple. For the next several years, he masters his fighting skills under the monks’ punishing regimen so that he may return to the world for some well-earned payback. 36th Chamber is a pure old-school martial arts movie, beloved by aficionados, that also appeals to non-fans simply as a rousing action film. Don’t miss this special one-time screening at 9 p.m. in the Capitol Theater.
PREFUNK: Barbecue at the Boston Harbor Marina is a communal affair, sitting at picnic tables, conversations with folks unwind leisurely. Joey Capoccia and Derek McSwain pick guitars. Pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw, baked beans, chips and cookies are paired with Three Magnets Brewing Company’s delicious Rumbletowne Red and its other craft beers. It’s going down from 5-8 p.m. y’all.