Thursday, November 10th, 2016

THURSDAY PREFUNK: Kris Kristofferson, DeForest Kelley and Kung Fu Theater


THURSDAY, NOV. 10 2016: South Sound events + craft beer …

Broadway Center + Peaks and Pints = For the Good Times with Two Beers Brewing and Seattle Cider

King’s Books + Harmon Restaurant = Bones and snow, hopefully

Olympia Film Society + BrewDad’s of Bonney Lake = Danger

Lacey Timberland Library + Fish Tale Brewpub = fermentation

1120 Creative House + Rainier Growlers = Narrows and wide


Did you know that 450 artists have recorded songs written by Kris Kristofferson?  The singer-songwriter who may be best known for his chart toppers “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” “Sunday Morning Coming Down” and “For the Good Times” was also an Army captain and helicopter pilot. He earned a Rhodes scholarship, graduated Phi Beta Kappa and studied literature at Oxford.  He has also starred in more than 44 films. Now groove to his oldies as well as new songs at 7:30 p.m. in Broadway Center’s Pantages Theater.

PREFUNK: Two Beers Brewing Co. and Seattle Cider Company will be the guest hosts for the Peaks and Pints Lodge Meeting at 6 p.m. Drinking for Conservation will be in the house raising money for Cascades Pika Watch, an organization that studies Columbia Gorge pikas’ resilience in their ecosystems in the face of a warming planet. Two Beers brewed a special Spruce Tip IPA for the occasion. It’s as if they chopped a Christmas tree and let the branches steep throughout the whole bloody brew cycle. The taste is replete with resinous spruce tree bitterness, tropical fruit and a slight toffee finish. It finishes dry, earthy, spruce needle-y, and faintly grainy. The other Two Beers craft brews pouring from the Peaks and Pints’ Western red cedar tap log will be the Overhang Imperial Porter and Jive Espresso Stout as well as a Seattle Cider red wine barrel aged Berry. We’re hosting a raffle with bitchin’ prizes to raise money for the cute little critters, as well as donating 50 cents from every Two Beers and Seattle Cider purchased toward Cascades Pika Watch.


Author Kristine M. Smith will discuss her book DeForest Kelley Up Close and Personal: A Harvest of Memories from the Fan Who Knew Him Best at 7 p.m. in King’s Books. Smith has been a fan of DeForest Kelley for more than five decades. She has meandered among his fans at numerous conventions and at individual and collective ceremonies honoring him and Star Trek.

PREFUNK: As in many things, our dear state is divided on the subject of snow sports. Those who don’t ski or board resent those who do for getting excited about the cold and showing up for work after a “sick day” with goggle tan lines. Those who do ski or board look down upon the nons for their constant complaining about the ridiculous cost of winter sports, the damn cold, the stupid snow and driving conditions. This gap must be bridged. Let’s all think about snow sports and drink beer together at 5 p.m. during Harmon Brewing Co.’s annual “Pray For Snow Party” at the Harmon Restaurant in downtown Tacoma. And as sure as it will snow in them hills, the Harmon will dole out begins gear and lift ticket giveaways and raffle prizes, snow sports movies while DJ Paul wheeler spins tunes. Convert or be de-converted.


The 33rd Annual Olympia Film Festival continues with several screenings including Kung Fu Theater’s 7 Grandmasters at 9 p.m. in the Capitol Theater. A kung fu teacher sets out to prove he is the greatest fighter by finding and defeating the 7 Grandmasters. One by one, he fights their wide variety of animal styles (tiger, leopard, mantis, monkey, etc). He also puts a young student through elaborate training, and is followed by a mysterious villain in a weird hat. Let’s be honest though, how important is the plot when a jaw-dropping kung fu fight breaks out every few minutes? Featuring multiple silver-haired villains with huge sideburns and maniacal laughter, plus the best monkey-style kung fu fight ever put on film. This is the only known 35mm print of one of the greatest kung fu films of all time.

PREFUNK: In 1984, Dick Young built, from scratch, a 3-barrel brewhousehouse (which is still use today as a pilot system) to start designing and creating recipes in the back of his first business, Northwest Sausage and Deli. Dick’s Brewing Co. grew from 200 barrels in one state to more than 3000 barrels a year in six states. Today, Dick’s brews Dick Danger Ale, Cream Stout, Scottish Ale, Great American Beer Festival Silver Medalist Barleywine and others on a 15-barrel system in Centralia. From 6-9 p.m., Dick’s sales executive Aaron Wayne will hang at BrewDad’s of Bonney Lake with a bunch of Dick’s craft beer and swag.


Join OlyKraut founder Sash Sunday and nutritional health coach Meghan Hintz to explore the art and science of fermentation at 7 p.m. in the Lacey Timberland Library. Learn to safely and easily make raw fermented sauerkraut teeming with probiotics known to improve digestion, boost immune function, and increase energy levels. This popular class includes a demonstration, recipes and OlyKraut samples.

PREFUNK: Fish Brewing Co. will release its Fish Tales Ales Winterfish Imperial IPA at 5 p.m. in its Fish Tale Brewpub in downtown Olympia. Winterfish is a bold imperial made with 100% Yakima Chinook hops, which means spicy, piney aroma with aggressive spicy pine, spruce and citrus flavors. Spire Mountain Ciders Winter Warmer Cider — a comforting blend of fall apples, nutmeg, graham cracker and whipped cream — will also be released at the Brewpub.


Place Makers 10×10 resembles a potluck — but instead of a warm dish, Tacomans bring hot ideas to share in the form of 10 slides in 10 minutes. These folks have created Tacoma as their own. Check out their ideas at 6:30 p.m. in the 1120 Creative House.

PREFUNK: The Narrows Brewing Company is a 15-barrel brewhouse with a 20,000 square foot space for barrel-aging storage. Part of the historic mill building at Tacoma’s Narrows Marina, Narrows Brewing Company’s Taproom and Brewhouse looks out at the waters of the Puget Sound. Narrows will pour its delicious beer and raffle off prizes at Rainier Growlers from 6-9 p.m.