Thursday, January 12th, 2017

THURSDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Broadway Center On The Road and Hard Travelin’ with Woody

Ron Swarner


THURSDAY, JAN. 12 2017: South Sound events + craft beer …

Broadway Center + Peaks and Pints = Multiple awesomeness

Centerstage Theatre + Rainier Growlers = Woody and Lego


The Broadway Center for the Performing Arts is now The Broadway Center for the Traveling Arts. The Tacoma entertainment producer is hitting the road. According to Broadway Center On the Road hype expect to, “Experience intimate concerts where there are no barriers between the audience and the performer — where you are free to connect to the music in a comfortable neighborhood setting. And by neighborhood they mean the Lemay Family Collection at Marymount tonight. Leanne Trevalyan, Billy Stoops, and Forest Beutel will perform Americana and blues surrounded by classic cars at 7:30 p.m.

PREFUNK: The West Coast is dotted with hundreds of craft breweries giving beer lovers a righteous selection of brews from West Coast-style IPAs to sour beers and other groovy styles. Peaks and Pints will host six of the best West Coast craft breweries for an outtasight brewers’ night. Expect to drink Roots to Boots IIPA, Mango Even Keel and Victory at Sea Nitro from Ballast Point Brewing; Unfiltered DBA, Luponic Distortion No. 004 and Easy Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Lush IPA, Session Pale Ale and Dark Star Imperial Oatmeal Stout from Fremont Brewing Co., Czech Your Head, VIP and Alpha Centauri from Hop Valley Brewing Co., Double Chocolate Stout, Hazelutely Choctabulous and Yellow Snow IPA from Rogue Ales; and Wonderland Trail IPA, Overhang Bourbon Imperial Porter and Jive Espresso Stout from Two Beers Brewing Co. Bring in a pair of songs for those in needs to score some sweet swag.


Woody Guthrie was the poet of the people who became famous in 1940 with his first album, Dust Bowl Ballads, a collection of tunes that gave voice to the migrant workers he met in California who were forced off their Midwestern farms by the dust storms and, more frequently, the bank foreclosures that plagued the U.S. in the 1920s and ’30s. They went west to look for work and found themselves living in dire poverty, “busted, disgusted and mistrusted,” in makeshift work camps. Centerstage Theatre’s “American Icon” series continues with New York actor/playwright Randy Noojin presenting critically-acclaimed, award-winning multimedia show about Woody Guthrie at 8 p.m.

PREFUNK: The first bit of advice for someone about to enter Rainier Growlers tonight is: Wear thick-soled shoes. Iron Horse Brewery will arrive at the South Hill taproom with a carriage full of Legos. Choose flip-flops at your own risk. The Lego brand is far from gone. Legos mean something: they’re creativity and science and art all in one, and we’re certainly not just saying that to excuse the three giant bags of bricks we have in our closet. Iron Horse will pour several of their craft beers while folks compete in Lego building contests.