5 Things to Do Today: Drop In, Sallie Ford, "Sing We Clear," Jewbelation and Deborah Willis PhD

By Volcano Staff on December 1, 2010

1. Tacoma's Red Hot has been chosen as one of 88 bars across the country set to feature all eight award-winning recipes of Shmaltz's He'Brew Jewbelation beer this Chanukah - Dec. 1-8. According to Red Hot owner Chris Trashcan, his bar will tap all eight of the selected Jewbelation beers at once - today!  Judging by the hype, this is not an event for the non-committal. "You'll get a four-oz pour of every version, as well as the blended wood-aged beer (Schmaltz) made (Vertical Jewbelation). ...The first 24 people to do the vertical will get a Jewbelation Vertical pint glass that they made for these releases," says Trashcan. "There are no growler fills, or getting a singular pour.  This is an adventurous event, so it's the whole enchilada, or nothing at all.  First come first serve."

2. Get smarter. It's fun. Start tonight at the University of Puget Sound when Deborah Willis, PhD - chair of the Department of Photograph & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University - delivers a talk titled "On Beauty: Critique and the Artist's Response." According to hype, the event will  "explore ideas and representations of race, specifically as they relate to people of African descent in today's global visual culture, and "consider ways in which ‘reading' notions of beauty in contemporary visual art, video, fashion, and advertising has affected (Willis') art practice and teaching." 7 p.m., at Kilworth Chapel at UPS.

3. Drop In over at the Varsity Grill event space today for an event that, as far as we can tell, is called "Drop In." But the name's really not that important. From 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. over 30 lines of local gifts, clothing, scent, scarves and all that kind of stuff will be available for your guilt-free, non-mall holiday shopping. It'll be awesome, and totally Tacoma.

4. Join South Puget Sound Community College's Concert Choir for "Sing We Clear" at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center this evening. You could do far worse, trust us ...

5. Romanteek is awesome. Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside is amazing. Basemint always kills it. Tonight, all three will be at Northern in Olympia. If it's been a long time since you've been out to see a show on a Wednesday - tonight just might be your night.