Thursday, January 26th, 2017

THURSDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Harland Williams, Rachel Corrie stage play and more


THURSDAY, JAN. 26 2017: South Sound events + craft beer and cider …

Tacoma Comedy Club + Peaks and Pints = Tasting beer

Broadway Center + Rainier Growlers = Walking

Harlequin Production + Fish Tale Brewpub = Corrie & Chocolate & Cherry


Probably best known as the cop in Dumb & Dumber who tastes a “beer” that more than smells like piss, Canadian actor-comedian Harland Williams has been doing some of the quirkiest stand-up around for years. His observational humor comes wrapped in a conventional appearance and stable, intelligent persona that can go off the deep end — of decorum, of logic — at any moment. He takes the Tacoma Comedy Club stage at 7:30 p.m.

PREFUNK: Although Eric Akeson began delivering his beer to local bottle shops and groceries stores in 2012, he’s been a beer enthusiast since working in a Kirkland alehouse in the mid-’90s. He took his homebrew hobby to the next level in 2011, opening Puyallup River Brewing Co. in his South Hill home’s backyard. In 2013, he launched the Puyallup River Alehouse in downtown Puyallup. In 2015, he closed the Alehouse to concentrate on his production-only brewery. Hang with Akeson and crew at Peaks and Pints beginning at 6 p.m. The first 72 people to order a Puyallup River craft beer will receive a free pint glass. And, in addition to Mud Mountain Milk Stout, Electron IPA, Cream Ale and Paradise Blonde, Puyallup River will introduce its new Bronze Brown. Expect door prizes, too.


The Broadway Center for the Performing Arts is back on the road this time tossing musicians Leanne Trevalyan, Billy Stoops and Forest Beutel at The Old General Store Saloon in Roy to see what happens. Our guess that blues and bluegrass will hold up just fine in Roy. Check it out at 7:30 p.m.

PREFUNK: In 1999, Walking Man Brewing opened in Stevenson, Washington near the Bridge of the Gods in the spectacular Columbia River Gorge. Since then, the brewery grabbed medals in some of the top beer competitions in the world; it has long since become a destination for beer enthusiasts and Gorge travellers. Last month, Walking Man bottled its High Road Scotch Ale, which won gold medal at the 2008 Great American Beer Festival. Hang with Walking Man from 6-9 p.m. at Rainier Growlers on South Hill. Rumor has it the brewery will bring some rare treats.


Harlequin Productions presents My Name is Rachel Corriea humanizing, mature drama taken from the writings of Rachel Corrie, the Evergreen State College student who joined the International Solidarity Movement and traveled to the Gaza Strip during the Second Intifada in 2003 where she was killed by an armored bulldozer while acting as a human shield in an attempt to stop the destruction of a house. Catch the play at 8 p.m.

PREFUNK: Spire Mountain Cider will release its Chocolate & Cherry Cider from 5-8 p.m. in the Fish Tale Brewpub. Spire took its Dark & Dry and added notes of chocolate covered cherries to the blend.