TACOMA PREFUNK SATURDAY, JUNE 24 2017: Breakside’s Liquid Sunshine before silliness
PREFUNK: In 2010 — with his Siebel Institute education, training in Germany and Belgium, and degree from Yale tucked under his arm — Ben Edmunds opened Breakside Brewery in the quiet Woodlawn neighborhood of Northeast Portland as a restaurant and nano-sized brewery. Breakside expanded to a 3.5 bbl brewhouse while winning their first medal at the Great American Beer Festival in 2011 — where they have earned medals each year since. In late 2013 the brewery expanded operations to Milwaukie, Oregon with a 30 bbl production brewery. Peaks and Pints has the brewery’s Liquid Sunshine Pilsner on tap. This lager hits the nose with bready, grainy pale malt, white soup crackers, subtle apple and pear fruit notes, slightly edgy yeast, and peppy leafy, herbal, and rather floral hop bitters. Yet, it glides in with grainy malt flavors that build a solid, biscuit foundation, on which is perfectly balanced a classically floral German hop profile. Peaks and Pints, Tacoma
6 P.M. SQUEAK AND SQUAWK: Throughout their 10-year career, LAKE has quietly established itself as one of the best bands in the Pacific Northwest, crafting little lo-fi gems of glowing ’70s soft rock-indebted indie rock. Catch them with Mr. Motorcycle and Poppet for the all-ages Squeak and Squawk India Music Festival at Court House Square in downtown Tacoma. At 9 p.m., the 21 and older folks may enjoy DoNormaal, Bod and Guayaba at The Valley.
10:30 P.M. FOOLS PLAY IMPROV: Fools Play Improv brings 23 years of experience creating and building their own unique brand of improv where performers make a show up on the spot, usually a sketch or series of sketches based on an audience member’s suggestion. Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma
11 P.M. WEIRD ELEPHANT SERIES: The Grand Cinema’s weekend late-night series screens Zardoz, a truly bonkers sci-fi picture set in a post-apocalyptic world where immortal Eternals rule over the Brutals, with the law laid down by Brutal Exterminators such as Sean Connery’s Zed on the orders of a flying head called Zardoz. Riffing on The Wizard Of Oz, and satirizing the bourgeois hippies of the sexual revolution (the Eternals have been sex-free for a millennia before encountering Connery, clad memorably in one of cinema’s most ridiculous costumes), it’s silly and fun. The Grand Cinema, Tacoma