5 Things To Do Today: Easton Corbin, Iittala birds, Taste of Washington, 7 Seas Brewing ...

By Volcano Staff on September 24, 2014

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 24 2014 >>>

1. With two No. 1 singles, multiple awards and nominations, plus performances on some of the biggest stages in the world, country singer Easton Corbin performs at 7 p.m. in the Steel Creek American Whiskey Company. Local country act Aces Up opens. No tickets will be sold at the door, so go here to grab them: http://bit.ly/easton-corbin.

2. The Iittala birds by Oiva Toikka return to the Museum of Glass for the 11th consecutive year beginning at 10 a.m. and running through Feb. 22. In partnership with Finland's Iittala, Inc., this year's display will feature the newly designed "Anna's Hummingbird," continuing the celebration of internationally recognized designer Oiva Toikka's glass birds. In addition to the display, Iittala-related arts and educational activities will be offered during Bird Lovers' Weekend, Oct. 3-5.

3. Germany's Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival going down right now in Munich. Federal Way beer store 99 Bottles is doing it in one day. The store will feature 16 German-style and import beers from which you may choose 10 for $2, from 5-7 p.m. Pint Defiance is hosting a Washington state beer (WA)toberfest tonight, but you knew that because you read our massive calendar of Oktoberfest events.

4. Maxwell's Restaurant and Lounge will host an exclusive bookworm and dining matrimony with A Taste of Washington Cookbook Signing and Dinner from 5-8 p.m. A $50 ticket includes cookbook author and photographer Michelle Morris on site to discuss her cookbook and sign copies as well as a special tasting menu featuring Chef Hudson Slater's recipes that are highlighted in the book. Call 253.683.4115 for reservation. The book will be available for purchase.

5. In honor of The Swiss Restaurant and Pub's 21st birthday this past spring, 7 Seas Brewing in Gig Harbor reunited Swiss owners Jack McQuade and a retired Bob Hill, now living on a mountain, to brew a special beer for the occasion. The two gave their input, selected the hops for 7 Seas' malt and helped brew it. "We chose an Imperial Red Ale because it's the new popular style. Plus, it ties in with The Swiss, the red shield," says McQuade. "And we like hoppy beers down here. So we hopped it up a bit. Plus, there are a ton of IPAs out there, so there is another reason to go with the red ale." The resulting collaboration ale, Revi Red, will be one of the 7 Seas brews in the spotlight tonight as The Swiss hosts the brewery for a Brewer's Night with raffle giveaways from 6-9 p.m.

LINK: Wednesday, Sept. 24 arts and entertainment events in the greater Tacoma and Olympia area