5 Things To Do Today: Humble Cub, "Bridle Show," indoor market, beer tasting and more ...

By Volcano Staff on December 28, 2012

FRIDAY, DEC. 28 2012 >>>

1. Humble Cub's last album, back in 2010, concerned itself with the beach, Five Mile Drive, and the sensation of hanging onto youth and relationships in long car rides and buzzed hikes. Telegram From Your Future Life, the band's latest, is conversely all about living, working and playing music in downtown Tacoma - an urban wood not entirely dissimilar from the beach that so enamored frontman Allan Boothe back in 2010. Humble Cub releases its new CD tonight with Roswell at The Space in downtown Tacoma. The all-ages show kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Read Rev. Adam McKinney's review of Humble Cub's album Telegram From Your Future Life in the Weekly Volcano's Music section.

2. Federal Way Commons Mall (1928 South Commons, Federal Way) hosts an indoor market from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Expect produce, crafts, food and other goods. Stay warm and shop market style.

3. Tis the season to entertain and be jolly. Let's be honest, spirits help. Liquor store giant BevMo (2330 S. 37th St., Tacoma) opens its tasting room 4-7 p.m. for New Belgium Folly and Blue Moon Seasonal sips.

4. At 5 p.m., local artist Lisa Kinoshita presents Bridle Show at Fulcrum Gallery, where she will discuss her experience with the inmates of Dear Lodge, Mont. and share the meticulous process of horsehair hitching which passed through more than a century of inmates. Prisoners are allowed to sell their art in the gift shop, often bringing in thousands of dollars while preserving the craft and providing a sense of self-worth.

5. Immigrant Pilgrim — Patrick Galactic and Chris Nunley — perform an all-ages show at 5:30 p.m. inside the Amocat Cafe in Tacoma.

LINK: Friday, Dec. 28 arts and entertainment events in the South Sound