Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

TACOMA PREFUNK JUNE 20 2017: South Park Singing In Our Dreams and a night at The Grand Cinema

Ron Swarner

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Semi-Iconic: The Ballad of Dick Rossetti screens at The Grand Cinema tonight.

TACOMA PREFUNK JUNE 20 2017: South Park Singing In Our Dreams and a night at The Grand Cinema

PREFUNK: Scot Blair’s sister operation of his Hamilton’s Tavern and Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery in San Diego, South Park Brewing Co. uses the latter’s original brewing system to create house beers that are more on the sessionable side. That said, Peaks and Pints has South Park’s delicious double IPA, Singing In Our Dreams, pouring from our Western red cedar tap log. The small, under-hyped brewery’s double is clear, beautifully golden and sports 13 different fruit forward hops.  This lupular ride starts with juicy fruit aroma presenting as lychee, pineapple, honeydew and sweet citrus accented with just a hint of a bubble gum-esque sweetness.  On the palate, the front side shows soft and oily but backside finishes dry, not sweet with a proper hop bite. Peaks and Pints, Tacoma

1:30 P.M. and 6:35 P.M. NISE: THE HEART OF MADNESS: Mental health care remains a somewhat neglected medical specialty, at least when it comes to getting patients access to adequate coverage for even basic needs. But in the 1950s, when lobotomy and electroshock therapy were state-of-the-art breakthroughs, the care of anyone suffering from mental illness, especially acute maladies such as schizophrenia, was decidedly grim. Roberto Berliner’s docu-drama Nise: The Heart of Madness dramatizes the life of Brazilian psychotherapist Nise da Silveira, an admirer of Carl Jung who employs painting, music, canine companionship, and unusual amounts of freedom in treating patients in a psychiatric hospital on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. The Grand Cinema, Tacoma

8 P.M. MAXWELL: Twenty years after his masterpiece of a debut, Urban Hang Suite, Maxwell proves he’s as chill as ever with the elegant blackSUMMERS’night, another collection of shimmering love songs that pushes on the limits of R&B and proudly embraces the “grown and sexy” label. Tonight, singer-songwriter Maxwell drops in on ShoWare Center with special guests Common and Ledisi. ShoWare Center, Kent

8:30 P.M. SEMI-ICONIC: THE BALLAD OF DICK ROSSETTI: The man, the myth, and the legend of Dick Rossetti come to life on the screen in Semi-Iconic: The Ballad of Dick Rossetti, playing for an encore screening at The Grand Cinema. Directed by local filmmaker, Isaac Olsen, this documentary is a total immersion in Rossetti’s life as an alternative radio disc jockey, the music he created as a leader of dozens of medium energy rock and roll combos, and his experiences in the world of Seattle corporate radio. The Grand Cinema, Tacoma

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