Sunday, May 28th, 2017

SUNDAY PREFUNK: Iron Horse Hopping Hands IPA before jazz and high comedians

Kareem Kandi Band performs at The Swiss tonight.

SUNDAY, MAY 28 2017: Tacoma events + craft beer …

PREFUNK: Our nation’s warriors can hardly turn around without being offered a free meal or hearing civilian choruses of “thank you for your service” from every direction, especially on this Memorial Day weekend. Ideally, this holiday weekend also reminds us of the extreme sacrifices endured by the military on our behalf, and prompts legitimate discussions about how to improve services and readjustment opportunities for those we send to war. Iron Horse Brewery launched the Hopping Hands Project this month, a four-month, single hop IPA release with proceeds benefitting the Veterans Conservation Corps, a department of the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs. The VCC provides opportunities for veterans to connect with nature in their own way while restoring Washington’s natural resources. Cascade hops are the one-star general for Iron Horse in May. Peaks and Pints has the Cascade version of the Hopping Hands Project IPA pouring from our Western red cedar tap log. Expect a light, floral crisp IPA and Iron Horse to give its net proceeds from every Hopping Hands Project keg directly to the VCC. Peaks and Pints, Tacoma

5 P.M. KAREEM KANDI BAND: Saxophonist Kareem Kandi’s sound derives from the classic, free, often enthusiastic tradition of Joshua Redman as filtered through Dexter Gordon and Sonny Stitt, all of whose shadows can be traced — Redman in Kandi’s funky organicism, Gordon in his dynamic harmonics, Stitt in the intensity that coats his every note with a Gritty City finish. The Kareem Kandi Band performs a free show at The Swiss tonight. The Swiss Restaurant and Pub, Tacoma

7 P.M. THE WHOLE WORLD AT ONCE: Washington author Erin Pringle will read from her new collection of rural stories, The Whole World at Once, in what Kirkus Reviews says, “Readers willing to immerse themselves in sorrow, and sometimes in narratives that twist and shimmer before taking definite shape, will find reflected in these stories the unsteady path of coming back to life — or not — after loss.” King’s Books, Tacoma

8 P.M. THE DOPE SHOW: Sometimes comedians come up with jokes when they’re high, but can they tell jokes when they’re high? Come find out. The Dope show is a show hosted by Tyler Smith, in which you get to see comedians joke, then go toke, and attempt to joke again. Tacoma Comedy Club, Tacoma