Sunday, July 31st, 2016

SUNDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Ethnic Fest, Olympia In Obscura

Ron Swarner

Bags will be flying at Pints & Quarts in Lacey today.

SUNDAY, JULY 31 2016: South Sound events + craft beer …

Olympia based film + cornhole = dirty bag

Ethnic Fest + Odd Otter Brewing = exotic

The Copper Door + Harmon Brewing Co. = Brewmunity Summer Hefe


In Olympia, Washington, a serial killer terrorizes people along the Chehalis Trail, while tortured Detective Colin Banks searches for a missing boy in this independent film produced by Northwest Film Asylum. Filmed entirely in and around Olympia over the course of 16 months, Olympia In Obscura is a paranormal crime noir tale that features many talented people who bring their characters to life. Catch the film at 7:30 p.m. in the Capitol Theater in downtown Olympia.

PREFUNK: The game goes by many names — dummy boards, bean bag toss, dadhole, doghouse, Baggo and even bags — but Pints & Quarts in Lacey calls it cornhole and they’re holding a competition from 1-4 p.m. in preparation for their Annual Cornhole Tourney next month. First place today will receive free entry to the big competition Aug. 14, with second and third place earning some gift cards.


The air was torrid and the women looked that way too, draped as they were in layers of clothing. But somehow, they didn’t feel the heat. Instead, the dancers of Shahdaroba wafted forward like birds carried on a breeze, bringing welcome refreshment to a sun-scorched Wright Park. Yesterday’s Ethnic Fest was a warm one, but the Middle Eastern dancers showed the crowds the secret to staying cool. It was a lesson they can use again, as the festival, along with the warm temperatures, continues today from noon to 7 p.m. Today’s lineup includes Hawaiian music and dance, gospel singers including Erica Walker and DaNell Daymon, and a finale by reggae musician Alex Duncan, in addition to 120 vendors and 30 food trucks.

PREFUNK: Every Sunday 11 a.m. Odd Otter Brewing Co. runs one of their beers through a Randall loaded with goodies. Randall? Though it’s technically named an organoleptic hop transducer module, the Randall is a surprisingly not-so-technical piece of hardware used to infuse beer. Here’s how it works: The system moves draft beer through an infusion chamber connected to a keg. From there, the alcohol from the beer strips the flavors of the ingredients in the chamber, which acts as an extension of the keg system. The beer then pours from the tap, taking the new flavors with it. Today, Odd Otter runs their new Dry Hopped Pilsner through a hint of wine blossom. They only have one keg so get it while it is still on tap.

BONUS: The Copper Door’s Brewmunity community and Harmon Brewing Company’s Mug Club hug it a private party held in The Copper Door’s outside beer garden from 2-9 p.m. In addition to live music the Brewmunity Summer Hefe — a collaboration between The Copper Door and Harmon Brewing — will be released, pairing with goods from the grill.