Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

TACOMA PREFUNK WEDNESDAY, AUG. 23 2017: Give Blood Get Beer and The White Album


TACOMA PREFUNK WEDNESDAY, AUG. 23 2017: Give Blood Get Beer and The White Album

PREFUNK: The Cascade Regional Blood Services hosts a blood drive program titled “Give Blood Get Beer” — a program where if you donate a pint of blood you will receive a pint of beer. Enter fast talking announcer guy: “Give Blood Get Beer is a theme for a series of Cascade Regional Services blood drives that enable local restaurants and pubs to support our community’s blood supply in a unique and fun way. Peaks and Pints, a bottle shop, taproom and restaurant in Tacoma’s Proctor District, will host A Give Blood Get Beer” blood drive from 5-8 p.m. tonight. All registered blood donors will receive a T-shirt and pre-paid coupon for a pint of beer, redeemable at Peaks and Pints beginning the day following the drive. Before donating, be sure to each, drink plenty of non-caffeinated fluids and bring a picture ID. Vampires may not participate in the program.” Peaks and Pints, Tacoma

1:15 AND 6:45 P.M. DECONSTRUCTING THE BEATLES: THE WHITE ALBUM: Released in 1968, the White Album’s 30 songs span almost every style of music from hard rock to country to chamber music to avant garde. Its recording took place during a remarkable year in Beatles history that included the death of Brian Epstein, the creation of Apple Corps, and a trip to India to study meditation. In this filmed version of a live presentation, composer/producer Scott Freiman transports his audience into Abbey Road Studio for a look at the revolutionary techniques used during the production of “Revolution,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “Blackbird” and other songs from the White Album. It’s an educational journey into the creative process of The Beatles performances and recording sessions, allowing the audience to see and hear the evolution of these groundbreaking songs and understand their lasting influence on popular music. The Grand Cinema, Tacoma

8 P.M. COMEDY OPEN MIC: Held every Wednesday, the Tacoma Comedy Club Open Mic continues to be a viable launching pad for artists looking to break into the comedy scene. With so many hopefuls in the state, it’s a huge opportunity for a beginner to perform on the same stage that’s typically reserved for established acts. Tacoma Comedy Club, Tacoma