Monday, August 22nd, 2016

MONDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before baseball and jazz

Ron Swarner

The Kareem Kandi Trio performs at Rhythm & Rye in downtown Olympia tonight.

MONDAY, AUG. 22 2016: South Sound events + craft beer …

Rhythm & Rye + The Pig Bar = night of classics
Tacoma Rainiers + 7 Seas Brewing = right answers


Saxophonist Kareem Kandi has seen to it that the groove-oriented jazz concepts he began articulating while attending the Cornish College of the Arts continue to unfold, shaping new generations of players in his classrooms. With a sax front line descended directly from jazz classics, Kandi draws from blues, funk, non-Western traditions and extra-musical ideas, depending on his supporting cast. At 8 p.m., bassist Greg Feingold and drummer Max Holmbergs join Kandi at Rhythm & Rye in what should be a night of awesome jazz standards.
PREFUNK: OK, it’s not craft beer, but an Olympia Beer event in Olympia is pretty cool. The Pig Bar hosts Olympia Beer and its parent company, Pabst, for a night of raffles and Dancehall Queen rocking your socks off, beginning at 6 p.m.


Joe Wieland became the Rainiers’ first 12-game winner in 10 years as Tacoma posted a 7-3 victory over Las Vegas on Sunday. Wieland (12-5), who cleared waivers and was outrighted by the Mariners to Tacoma (74-54) on Saturday, limited the Las Vegas ’51s (60-69) to two runs on four hits in six innings with four strikeouts and two walks. The ’51s rallied for a 4-3 victory Saturday night as the two teams opened a four-game series at Cheney Stadium. The Rainiers and 51s continue their series with a first pitch set for 7:05 p.m. Tacoma right-hander Jarrett Grube (1-3, 3.88) and Las Vegas righty Robert Gsellman (1-5, 5.73) will take the mound.
PREFUNK: When it comes to pop culture, there’s no such thing as useless information. Sure, that part of your brain that stores the names of all five Golden Girls could’ve been used to cure cancer or invent a time-travel machine. But without it, you wouldn’t be nearly so impressive to your friends on pub trivia nights. Whether you’re the music nerd who’s well versed in genres from Bossa Nova to The Spice Girls, or that freaky savant who actually retained the information they were taught in eighth grade American History class, your trivia skills can come in extra handy at 7 Seas Brewing’s Gig Harbor taproom, beginning at 6 p.m. And even if you don’t score any swag, there’s still no better way to unwind from the job or that hair-pulling traffic on I-5 than with some healthy competition. So study hard and round up your most quick-witted friends because it’s Trivia Night at 7 Seas.