Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

WEDNESDAY PREFUNK: Hoppy Hour Adventure and aliens

Ron Swarner

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Galaxy of Terror screens at the Acme Tavern in Tacoma tonight.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19 2017: Night out in Tacoma …

Acme Tavern + Peaks and Pints = 93 miles and 93 million miles

FRIGHT NIGHT

For many, many years Galaxy of Terror had only been available to serious collectors who bust their asses to make sure that whatever movie they’re seeking is lovingly burned onto a DVDr and placed into their collection. Why was it so hard to find? It may have something to do with the whole chick being violated by a giant maggot scene for starters. Folks tend to shy away from such subject matter as that. Thankfully, Tacoma’s Acme Tavern has stepped in to screen this Roger Corman flick at 8 p.m. The story is simple. The future is here and its ruler, the glowy redhead known only as The Master, has sent a rescue ship to the planet Morganthus in search of the remains of some other explorers who encountered some pretty pissed off aliens when their ship crashed there. Upon arrival our motley crew of space explorers find the ship’s wreckage along with a giant pyramid-like structure that looks to be home to all manner of interstellar horrors. And from there the body count piles up pretty damned high.

PREFUNK: As part of its Hoppy Hour Adventure series, REI will host a Wonderland Trail class at 6:30 p.m. inside Peaks and Pints bottle shop, taproom and restaurant in Tacoma’s Proctor District. Sip on a Two Beers Brewing Co. Wonderland Trail IPA, Deschutes Brewery Pacific Wonderland Lager or any of the more than 600 different kinds of craft beer and cider while learning about the 93-mile trail around Mount Rainier. According to REI, 200 to 250 people take a quarter million steps around the mountain annually, while thousands more hike or backpack parts of it. Learn what you need to know to decide to go, get a permit and prepare for your trip around part or all of the mountain when an REI expert hosts a Wonderland Trail class at Peaks and Pints tonight.

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