Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

WEDNESDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Drinking for Conservation and The Secret Life of Pets


WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19 2016: South Sound events + craft beer …

Blue Mouse Theatre + The Defiant Goldfish = animals rule

Pacific Brewing & Malting Co. + 7 Seas Brewing = Europe in the house


Some franchises have legs and some just don’t, so it’s fortunate that Illumination Entertainment came along with its Despicable Me/Minions juggernaut, which we’ll wager is going to be a much longer-lived occupier of that old Hanna-Barbera space than poor Jimmy Neutron was. Enter Illumination’s new thought, The Secret Life of Pets, where humans step aside momentarily so we can get an unvarnished portrait of what our fur babies do all day. Netflix and rut? No, silly: Stab each other in the back and then rue the consequences. Catch the flick at 7 p.m. at the Blue Mouse Theatre in Tacoma’ Proctor District.

PREFUNK: The Defiant Goldfish hosts the Drinking for Conservation organization’s “Wet Your Whistle for Wolves” from 5-10 p.m. Support grey wolf conservation by drinking at the new joint by Point Defiance Park. One dollar from every beverage consumed during the time frame will be donated to the Range Rider Pilot Program that watches over Washington’s grey wolf population. In partnership with Conservation Northwest and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Range Riders use modern technology, wildlife tracking skills, and lessons from other states to effectively reduce conflicts between livestock and Washington’s recovering wolf population.


The music typically coming out of Denmark leans toward art punk, power electronics and cold synth pop. Jessica Lynne, who grew up 60 km south of Copenhagen, sings country music. Country Music Television had an effect on her life, as did rural life, with cows outside the church windows. Have a pint of Hop Mosaic IPA, Alpine Belle Pilsner or Wild Berry Kettle Sour and catch her free, all-ages show at 7 p.m. in Pacific Brewing & Malting Co.’s taproom.

PREFUNK: The dark, delicious cousin of the German Hefeweizen, the Dunkelweizen is something we look forward to each year. Creamy, nutty and filled with yeasty fruit and clove flavors, these beers are often associated with banana bread. The style is not as common among American craft brewers, but 7 Seas Brewing Co. just dropped its Kristal Dunkelweizen — a dark, filtered wheat beer fermented with traditional Hefeweizen yeast. The 5% ABV beauty is available at the brewery’s Gig Harbor and Tacoma taprooms, which open at 11 a.m.