Sunday, August 6th, 2017

TACOMA PREFUNK SUNDAY, AUG. 6 2017: Tacoma Beer Week Launch Party and Dunkirk

Ron Swarner

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Enjoy craft beer and cider from the Columbia River Gorge area before catching Dunkirk at The Grand Cinema.

TACOMA PREFUNK SUNDAY, AUG. 6 2017: Tacoma Beer Week Launch Party and Dunkirk

PREFUNK: Tacoma Beer Week officially launches today and continues through Aug. 12. In all, more than 40 events are happening at 15 venues. Peaks and Pints hosts a Tacoma Beer Week launch party with the craft breweries and cideries of the Columbia River Gorge. Brewers and representatives from Walking Man Brewing, Backwoods Brewing, Everybody’s Brewing, pFriem Family Brewers, Jester & Judge Hard Cider, Double Mountain Brewery and 54-40 Brewing Co. will pour two of their craft beginning at 6 p.m. pFriem will pour its recently released Mango Berliner Weisse. Walking Man re-released its Jaywalker Russian Imperial Stout. Everybody’s new Cot Damn! Apricot Sour Ale is all the rage. We have Backwoods’ Imperial Maple Porter in the house with real maple syrup. These are just a few of the 12 Columbia River Gorge area craft beer and ciders that will be on tap at Peaks and Pints tonight. Peaks and Pints, Tacoma

11:50 A.M., 2:15, 4:35, 7 AND 9:30 P.M. DUNKIRK: Dunkirk is the story of the evacuation of more than 300,000 Allied troops (mostly British and French) from the beaches of Dunkirk, France, in the spring of 1940, following the Germans’ victories in the Battle of France. The events have been depicted on film before, perhaps most notably in the identically titled Dunkirk (1958) starring John Mills and Richard Attenborough, but it was vastly different from this version, with the military aspect only part of its story. It also cannot compare visually or emotionally to the new version. The Grand Cinema screens the film that Entertainment Weekly calls a “visceral, big-budget filmmaking that can be called Art. It’s also, hands down, the best motion picture of the year so far.” The Grand Cinema, Tacoma

8 P.M. THE DRUNK SHOW: Five comics perform a set each sober, and then while the other comics are performing they pound booze and return to the stage wasted to do another set. Jubal Flagg from Movin 95.5 FM tries to keep the thing flowing. Tacoma Comedy Club, Tacoma

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