Saturday, April 1st, 2017

SATURDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Donnie Darko and Northwest Sinfonietta

Donnie Darko screens at The Grand Cinema at 11 p.m.

SATURDAY, APRIL 1 2017: South Sound events + craft beer …

The Grand Cinema + Peaks and Pints = Giant rabbits and PranQsters

Northwest Sinfonietta + Zog’s = Common artistry


The Grand Cinema screens Donnie Darko at 11 p.m. as part of its Weird Elephant series. Donnie Darko is one of those films with much more staying power than anybody expected, especially to folks who are constantly followed by giant rabbits. The movie isn’t exactly everybody’s cup of tea, but there’s no question that the 2001 Jake Gyllenhaal vehicle managed to develop a cult following. The same could be said for the film’s soundtrack, which features a raft of seminal tunes from the 1980s, including “Head over Heals by Tears for Fears and the opening song, “The Killing Moon” by Echo and the Bunnymen.

PREFUNK: Remember that road trip when you fell asleep and your friend pulled into a rest stop and parked facing a semi-truck? Remember how you felt when he honked the horn and screamed? Thankfully, your friend was the one who cleaned the car’s interior. Anyway, that’s the spirit of our Be A PranQster Peaks and Pints Party with North Coast Brewing Company at 5 p.m. Appropriately, the Fort Bragg, California brewery’s PranQster Belgian Style Golden Ale will pour from Peaks and Pints’ Western red cedar tap log, as well as Tart Cherry Berliner Weisse, Scrimshaw Pilsner and Brother Thelonious Belgian Dark Strong Ale. Expect pint glasses and other swag giveaways.


Spectrum Dance Theater and the Museum of Glass will join Northwest Sinfonietta exploring the common artistry between the three artistic mediums in what they call Art for Art’s Sake at 7:30 p.m. in the Rialto Theater. Conceived and led by Conductor David Lockington, the event features works by contemporary composers including Philip Glass, and the world premiere of “Hot Shop” by local composer and Sinfonietta’s principal violist, Heather Bentley. Each work is performed twice, interpreted first through visual art and then through dance. Sinfonietta cellist Gretchen Yanover fills the gaps with electric cello.

PREFUNK: Sure, Oregon has more goats and still has an NBA team compared to Washington state. But, does Oregon brew better IPAs than Washington? You decide. Zog’s on Fox Island asks the question annually during a weekend-long IPAs War event. From 2-7 p.m., drink No Li Big Juicy, Silver City Tropic Haze, pFriem IPA, Fort George Suicide Squeeze, Ecliptic Starburst, Aslan Batch 15, Two Beers Wonderland Trail, Hop Valley solid Baby, 10 Barrel Riding Tandem and Fish IPA War beer and vote.