Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

TACOMA PREFUNK WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14 2017: Ales for Albatross and music fusions

Ron Swarner

Jazz guitarist Claude Bourbon performs at the Tacoma Public Library Main Branch tonight. Courtesy photo

TACOMA PREFUNK WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14 2017: Ales for Albatross and music fusions

PREFUNK: Peaks and Pints bottle shop, taproom and restaurant hosts animal AND people, er people Suzanne Akerman and Whitney Weibel and their Drinking for Conservation organization’s “Ales for Albatross” night. Peaks and Pints will donate a portion of the night’s ales sales to Oceanic Society, an organization dedicated to the conservation of albatross, especially the bird’s fight against the oceans’ plastic pollution problem. Akerman will also be roaming the room from 6-9 p.m., chatting up albatross conservation and accepting cash donations. For the complete crazy story on the Ales for Albatross event, click here. Peaks and Pints, Tacoma

7 P.M. SALISH EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL: Nineteenth century guitarist John Schneiderman and eight-key flutist Jeffrey Cohan will perform virtuoso works from the Italian Mauro Giuliani, composed in the Golden Age for flute and guitar duos. Mason United Methodist Church, Tacoma

7 P.M. JAZZ GUITARIST CLAUDE BOURBON: Born in France in the early ’60s, but honed his guitar skills while living in Switzerland, Claude Bourbon works an unbelievable fusion of classical and jazz, with ethereal Eastern influences, Spanish and Latin elements with strains of Western folk. Tacoma Public Library, Main Branch, Tacoma

8 P.M. HEADPHONE: San Diego band Headphone was founded in 2014 by Morgan McRae and Philip Cullin, later joined by Darren Goldberg and Ariel Levine. Their music blends their interests in everything from classical and jazz to electronic and independent rock, while the lyrics look at the enigmatic space between connection and detachment, hopefulness and despair. The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, Tacoma