Thursday, October 13th, 2016

THURSDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Rita Moreno, Voice of Addition and Taylor Phelan

She’s so pretty.

THURSDAY, OCT. 13 2016: South Sound events + craft beer …

Washington Center + Fish Tale Brewpub = history

The Valley + BrewDad’s of Bonney Lake = Smash Fresh Hop

Jazzbones + Farrelli’s Pizza = rising to the top

Pacific Lutheran University + Rainier Growlers = oafs and gourds


Back in the 1950s, when Rita Moreno was beginning her film career (she began at a much younger age in theater in New York City), there weren’t many Latina roles, and the ones that did exist were degrading and demeaning. Early on, she was typecast as a Latina Elizabeth Taylor, but Moreno recalls wanting to be Taylor, not just a Latina knock-off. One day, according to her book Rita Moreno: A Memoir, she realized that it was not only OK to be Latina, or to be someone who was not white, but that she could bring, in her field, riches from her culture to this country. One of her most memorable career moments, both personally and universally, is her role in West Side Story (1961) as Anita. The role not only won her an Oscar and a Golden Globe, but also cemented her place in Hollywood. Moreno recalls not having a proper role model to look up to in the industry, so after West Side Story, Anita became her role model. Spend an evening with Rita Moreno beginning at 7:30 p.m. in The Washington Center.

PREFUNK: In 1993, Crayne Horton founded Fish Brewing Company, brewer of Fish Tale Ales in Olympia, Washington. He built the company into a leading environmental brewery with one of the best-selling lines of certified organic beers. Horton will return to Fish tonight, hanging out at its Fish Tale Brewpub from 5-8 p.m. and pouring his 1993 recipe, Batch 1 Pale Ale.


According to pre-show hype, “Voice Of Addiction takes on the attitude that the punk rock revolution instilled in us, but infuses it with genre-mashing breakdowns.” The Chicago-based, politically charged and socially conscious punk rock band has an immense presence that builds tension and releases it at the most opportune times, as you will witness at The Valley tonight. Suburban Vermin, The Alienated and Bastard Child will begin the build up at 8 p.m.

PREFUNK: The Pacific Northwest is known for its craft beer, and there’s plenty of the good stuff to be found on Bainbridge. Father and son Chuck and Russell Everett launched Bainbridge Island Brewing in 2012 exceling at IPAs and the popular Kommuter Kolsch, a wink at the many island residents who go to and from Seattle every day. Bainbridge Island Brewing Sales Executive Kenny the Beer Man will be at BrewDad’s of Bonney Lake from 6-9 p.m. pouring Battle Point Stout, Smash Fresh Hop (Amarillo), Kommuter Kölsch and Windfall Grapefruit IPA while owner Mike Besser raffles off swag.


Taylor Phelan is a Texas born singer-songwriter and indie-rock artist, most notably known as the former founder and frontman of the Chicago based indie-rock band, The Canes. Most recently, Phelan was a highly favored contestant on the seventh season of NBC’s reality series, The Voice. In the spring of 2015, Phelan signed with the independent label, Native Nine Records. Shortly after signing, Phelan teamed up with Nashville based producer, Joshua D Niles to work on his debut full-length record, Where The Ocean Shallows, which he is touring behind, including a 7 p.m. show at Jazzbones with IAMWE and Jordani.

PREFUNK: It was a strong year for Washington-brewed craft beers at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival.  The prestigious festival awarded 14 medals this year to beers brewed in Washington. Two of the five major-category gold medals went to a single Seattle brewery: Georgetown, maker of Manny’s Pale. Their Bodhizafa IPA ran away with the gold in the most coveted American-style IPA category, while their Gusto Crema took home the coffee beer gold. From 6-9 p.m. at Farrelli’s Pizza on Tacoma’s Sixth Avenue,


In the court of the Austrian Emperor Josef, Antonio Salieri is the established composer. Enter the greatest musical prodigy of all time: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Salieri has given himself to God so he might realize his sole ambition to be a great composer. Mozart is a foul-mouthed, graceless oaf who has that which is beyond Salieri’s envious grasp: Genius. Watch it all unfold, on stage, at Eastvold Auditorium on the Pacific Lutheran University campus.

PREFUNK: There is a history of brewing beer with pumpkin. During the American colonial era, malt was hard to come by and pumpkins were a readily available native plant. So pumpkins replaced malt. And author Samuel Stearns considered pumpkin beer an herbal remedy in his 1801 book, The American Herbal or Materia Medica. Rainier Growlers will pour 12 pumpkin beers from 5-9 p.m. Get into the spirit of the season, and maybe win a prize.