Thursday, April 27th, 2017

THURSDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before music, film and art

Forest Beutel performs at The Valley tonight.

THURSDAY, APRIL 27 2017: South Sound events + craft beer …

The Valley + Peaks and Pints = Music

Olympia Film Society + Three Magnets Brewing Co. = Ghosts and Octopi


The Valley down the street from the Tacoma Dome has a great show at 8 p.m. Tacoma’s Baron of Bluegrass Forest Beutel will hit the road for a month-long tour of the Southwest but no before performing bluegrass, blues and folk punk at The Valley. Scheduled to give a musical hug to Beutel include Rock and Roll Suicides, The Lazy Animals, Fib and Bug.

PREFUNKIFIED: Get wiggy: Slip on your Farrah Fawcett wings, your Cleopatra Jones afro or your grandpa’s toupee and wobble over to Peaks and Pints at 6 p.m. for Elysian Brewing’s Superfuzz Funkified Party. Join Elysian Brewing for the South Sound seasonal release and tasting of its Superfuzz Blood Orange Pale Ale, a mind-bending whirl of the aromas and flavors of blood orange and Northwest hops. Guests are encouraged to dress in funky ’70s attire while Peaks and Pints funk jams spank the beat. A costume contest will be a part of the party, dig? In addition to Superfuzz, other Elysian beers will include Downtown Boozy Brown, Shawty Porter and a couple one-offs. Yeah, she’s the one, the only one, built like an amazon.


Ghost stories and French art films don’t typically co-exist in the mind of the modern moviegoer. But that doesn’t stop award-winning writer/director Olivier Assayas (Summer Hours) from orchestrating just that unlikely mash-up with Personal Shopper, screening at 4 and 9 p.m. in Olympia Film Society’s Capitol Theater in downtown Olympia. It begins in full horror genre-mode as a young woman named Maureen (Kristen Stewart) prepares to spend the night in a big, empty, creaky house in the French countryside, apparently hoping to make contact with a ghost. Very little is explained until later, long after the film takes its time establishing a supernatural vibe.

PREFUNK: Pints and Paints parades into Three Magnets Brewing Co. for another hands-on painting lesson over craft beers at 6 p.m. Founded by Rachel Williamson and Christie Tran, in partnership with Three Magnets and OlyPhant Art & Media, Pints and Paints aims to raise support and awareness of local causes, join friends together in the Olympia community and inspire creativity through fun-filled, artistic challenges. The challenge tonight is to paint an octopus.