Monday, February 27th, 2017

MONDAY PREFUNK: Polar bears, Sing Street and open mic

Sing Street screens at Galaxy Uptown Theatre tonight.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2017: South Sound events + craft beer …

The Spar + Peaks and Pints = Drinking for nature

Galaxy Uptown Theatre + Parkway Tavern = Special night

The Swiss Restaurant and Pub + Pint Defiance = Haze


Today is International Polar Bear Day. If you believe us drop by Point Defiance Zoo and watch the polar bears party. Speaking of parties, Tacoma’s party animals Drinking For Conservation will be at The Spar in Old Town Tacoma from 5-10 p.m. raising money for Polar Bears International. The Spar will donate 50 cents for every beverage purchased tonight. There will be a raffle with awesome prizes, too.

PREFUNK: As you know, Peaks and Pints presents SudsPop, an evening of craft beer paired with music, every Monday night. Uinta Brewing out of Salt Lake City has been the featured SudsPop brewery for February. Tonight is Uinta’s last SudsPop, and it’s going to be epic. REI will be in the house. An REI instructor will present a program on Mt. Rainier National Park. Peaks and Pints patrons will enjoy a brief look at the history of the Park, where to access spectacular view points, and some favorite hiking routes for hidden natural wonders in the foothills of Rainier. Also, the grand prize raffle will be held featuring glassware, Discover Pass and a Yeti camping cooler.


Gig Harbor Film Festival is hosting a special screening of Sing Street at Galaxy Uptown Theatre at 6:30 p.m. Director John Carney spins a semi-autobiographical musical about a kid in 1980s Dublin who discovers that the best way to win the heart of his crush is to start a rock and roll band. Wait a minute — picking up the guitar to get chicks? It’s so crazy it just might work! Tickets will be sold at the door for $10 a pop. First come, first served.

PREFUNK: Saint Archer Brewing Co. core craft brews are now available in Washington state. At 5 p.m., the San Diego brewery has its South Sound coming out party at the Parkway Tavern. Saint Archer has partnered with Marine View Beverage to help spread the love, and by love we mean the brewery’s Blonde, Blackberry Gose, IPA (on the Randall) and Coffee Cream Porter on Nitro, at least that’s the plan at the Parkway tonight. Saint Archer, founded by Josh Landan in 2013, operates a 33,000-square-foot brewery and tasting room in San Diego’s Miramar area, better known as “Beer-amar” to craft beer connoisseurs. In September 2015, brewing giant MillerCoors agreed to acquire a majority interest in Saint Archer. Landan left Saint Archer two weeks ago to join former Saint Archer vice president Jeff Hansson on the duo’s Villager Goods line of food and beverage products backed by many of the same action sports figures who helped fund Saint Archer, which has won three medals at the World Class San Diego International Beer Festival and a medal at the Great American Beer Festival.


In the cold, blackened center of the thing you used to call a heart, there once resided a burning, unquenchable fire that sought food, drink, craft beer and song on a regular basis. However, the winter of 2017 has proven to be a worthy foe, and as such you may have found yourself cooped up a whole hell of a lot more than usual. Name a way to deal with Mondays and you’ve tried it. Maybe we’ve been going about it all wrong, considering The Swiss has cranked up an open mic every Monday from 7-10 p.m.

PREFUNK: Silver City Brewery celebrates the launch of their Tropic Haze IPA at 5 p.m. in Pint Defiance. The Bremerton brewery joins the “haze craze” that is sweeping the nation while also maintaining an element of mystery and allure for the drinker due to a certain, classified ingredient.