Friday, November 3rd, 2017

TACOMA PREFUNK FRIDAY, NOV. 3 2017: World Sandwich Day and Improvised Shakespeare Company

Ron Swarner


TACOMA PREFUNK FRIDAY, NOV. 3 2017: World Sandwich Day and Improvised Shakespeare Company

PREFUNK: There is literally a food-related holiday pretty much every day of the year. You know this as you follow along with our daily Craft Beer Crosscut beer flights. Every month (and many weeks) seem to honor some type of food as well. Nothing is neglected: Artichoke hearts? That’s March 16 of course. Quiche Lorraine Day? May 20. The third week of October is National Kraut Sandwich Week (what does that even mean?). And November alone is Good Nutrition, Peanut Butter Lovers’, Pecan, Pepper, Raisin Bread and Vegan Month. As you can see, some are more worth it than others. Today is totally worth it. It’s World Sandwich Day. In addition to delicious craft beer and cider, Peaks and Pints serves sandwiches — 13 of them, including a daily sandwich special. Today’s special is the Burgerwich, it’s a sandwich that tastes like a burger with roast beef, Beecher’s cheddar, mustard, barbecue/mustard/mayo sauce, pickles, onions, tomato, lettuce on a French bun

4 P.M. ESPRESSO MILK STOUT RELEASE: Pacific Brewing & Malting Company celebrates the release of its collaboration with Manifesto Coffee, Espresso Milk Stout. Released two years ago, the recipe has been tweaked a bit, in addition to adding Manifesto as a brewing partner. Expect rich flavors of chocolate and roasted malts combined with the sweetness of oats and lactose compliment the coffee to make for a perfectly balanced beer.

7:30 P.M. THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY: The Broadway Center might want to throw a skull at us, but we’ll say it: Even Hamlet or Macbeth can get stale from time to time. For our fellow devoted Shakespearean fans who agree (off the record, of course) but don’t want to stray too far from the Bard, one Chicago improv troupe offers a refreshing solution: Forget the old standbys and just make one up yourself. The Improvised Shakespeare Company takes a random title, drawn from audience suggestions and then spontaneously acts out an entire play to fit it. It’ll all go down in Elizabethan English at the Broadway Center’s Pantages Theater.

8 P.M. ROCK SHOW: It’s Friday. You’ve had you fill of bands covering other bands wearing Halloween costumes. You need your fill of original rock and roll. Rip Room, a three-piece art rock group from San Francisco will bring its nasty, bass-heavy riffs, dark vocal harmonies and bombastic drumming to The Valley tonight. Joining them will be sweet punk and rollers The Finger Guns and riotous rock duo, The Wild Lips.