TACOMA PREFUNK WEDNESDAY, JAN. 10 2018: Give Blood Get Beer and Witch Mountain
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.”
8 P.M. FIRESTONE WALKER 805 PRESENTS: Originally called “Honey Blonde,” Firestone Walker’s “805” beer stands by anything local is freshest, and 805 is the area code in the brewery’s hometown of Paso Robles. With flavor reminiscent of English bitters 805 blonde will be pouring at The Swiss Restaurant and Pub tonight when the brewery presents Portland’s godparents of doom metal, the mighty Witch Mountain. For two decades, drummer Nate Carson and guitarist Rob Wrong have piloted this band through a slo-mo minefield of subterranean riffs and spine-shuddering rhythms. A couple of years ago, Witch Mountain added not-so-secret weapon Kayla Dixon to its arsenal, giving the band a massive voice and a dynamic presence to prowl the front of the stage. Fellow doomers Year of the Cobra and SAOLA open.
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.