Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

TACOMA PREFUNK WEDNESDAY, JULY 19 2017: Ghostfish Kick Step IPA and The Wizard of Oz

Ron Swarner

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The Wizard of Oz screens at The Grand Cinema twice today.

TACOMA PREFUNK WEDNESDAY, JULY 19 2017: Ghostfish Kick Step IPA and The Wizard of Oz

PREFUNK: Ghostfish Brewing has launched Kick Step IPA, a bold and gluten-free Northwest India Pale Ale, brewed to benefit Washington-based nonprofit The Mountaineers. Inspired by the 1906 founded outdoor-minded organization, the Seattle brewery created the hop bill with Comet — one of the oldest hops cultivated in the United States — and progressed forward with Columbus, Simcoe and Denali for a flavors of citrus, pine and tropical fruit. Peaks and Pints will host the South Sound released party for Ghostfish’s Kick Step IPA at 6 p.m. Kick Step IPA will flow from the Tacoma Proctor District bottle shop, taproom and restaurant’s Western red cedar tap log; cans will be available to take on the go. Peaks and Pints, Tacoma

1:45 AND 6:45 P.M. THE WIZARD OF OZ: It’s no wonder Dorothy (Judy Garland) wanted to run away. Her parents left her to be raised by her aunt and uncle on a farm in the middle of nowhere, Kansas. And her only friend, her dog Toto, had a habit of getting them both into a heap of trouble. So much so that the town’s crazy lady wanted to have the dog “destroyed.” This sepia-toned section culminates in a twister that knocks Dorothy out cold. When she comes to, she’s transported to the Technicolor world of Oz and almost immediately she wants out. The way back to Kansas, however, isn’t so straightforward when flying monkeys show up and attack you and the wizard turns out to be just some empty brand manager. You’ve undoubtedly seen it already, but seek out Wizard Of Oz on The Grand Cinema’s big screen this time around and take in its eccentricities. The Grand Cinema, Tacoma

6:30 P.M. STRUT YOUR STUFF OPEN MIC: Ted Brown Music Outreach was introduced in 2007 by Ted Brown Music store in Tacoma, with the mission to provide children throughout the South Sound access to music through scholarships, instruments and education. As part of the Outreach, Ted Brown hosts a summer rock school called Live It OutLoud that is designed to give students the technical and artistic skills necessary to pursue their passion and even develop careers in the broader entertainment industry. Every Wednesday, Jazzbones offers an open mic for the students and the public, hosted by Kim Archer. Jazzbones, Tacoma

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