Events

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz @ 8pm FREE

What’s a pub quiz?

Simply, a quiz game played in a pub. It’s an Anglo-Irish tradition, but our goal is the same: to foster friendly competition, and promote social drinking. A noble cause!Does it cost anything?

With rare exceptions, no. You should buy food and drinks though. Our business model is no big secret: We drive business to our host venues or we get fired. So just ordering water is NOT cool. Plus, fish have sex in that stuff.

Do I need to sign up beforehand or can I just show up and play?

Just show up. Team size is limited to six. Play solo if you’d like, but don’t blame us if you’re lonely.

All right, so what’s in it for me?

Besides a couple hours of free entertainment, the top teams get bar gift certificates. Plus there are chances to win free pints (or gift-certificate equivalents) for answering five bonus questions throughout the evening. We also have bizarre prizes courtesy of our weekly Bonus Email Question. Finally, your team can revel in the eternal glory of having your photo posted on this here website.

What’s the quiz format like?

The quiz consists of eight rounds of eight questions each, played by teams of up to six people. Questions are read aloud by the quizmaster and teams write down the answers, turning them in at the end of each round.

Rounds 1, 4 and 6 are themed rounds – anything from “Eight Questions About Sex That Won’t Make You Too Uncomfortable” to “TV Shows Your Parents Watch.” Round 2 is a music round worth double points: name the artist and title for each song clip. Round 3 is a multiple choice round or a speed round. Round 5 is a visual round based on a printed handout. The all-audio Round 7 usually covers movies or TV shows, and is worth the standard eight points. Finally, Round 8 is always 16 points on Random Knowledge.

One round can be jokered, doubling your points for that round only (yes, the 16-point rounds are fair game). The team with the most points after eight rounds is the winner.

WARRIOR WEDNESDAY: 10% MILITARY DISCOUNT

Founded in 2004, the Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships – building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others.

The Swiss will make the following donation for every Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum purchased:

THE ANCHOR: Double Sailor Jerry, Cola with an Everclear float   $2 donated

You Call It: Sailor Jerry & your choice of mixer   $1 donated

 

NITE WAVE @9pm

LIVE 80S NEW WAVE PARTY!

Dance to INXS, Duran Duran, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, New Order, Prince and more!

Nite Wave – Seattle, WA – Known for their high energy show, Nite Wave continues their ’80s dance ways performing New Wave hits from Duran Duran, INXS, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, The Cure, New Order, Prince, Depeche Mode and more! Most noted for being handpicked by Billy Idol to open for the legendary ’80s rocker, they have also performed with Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go’s, Multi-Platinum recording artist Tiffany and Everclear. Featured on CNN and Good Morning America, Nite Wave has help raise over $17,000 for Northwest Harvest and American Red Cross.

Highlight Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mov767fAakk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMIObFZ-bs0
http://www.kgw.com/entertainment/mckinzie-roth-dances-away-with-80-s-cover-band-nite-wave/68552140

Opening for Billy Idol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vavqvTFJzzA

PROM DATE MIXTAPE: @9pm

PROM DATE MIXTAPE  returns to The Swiss with an homage to the iconic 80s mecca where art, music and nightlife intersected! Let us take you back to a time when the 80s were never predictable and the music was AMAZING!!

Prom Date Mixtape is the ultimate live 80’s tribute band experience. The definitive choice for any 80’s themed party or event, Prom Date Mixtape delivers the most authentic and energetic renditions of classic 80’s pop and new wave you will ever hear. You’ll be dancing all night to hit after memorable hit.

WARRIOR WEDNESDAY: 10% MILITARY DISCOUNT

Founded in 2004, the Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships – building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others.

The Swiss will make the following donation for every Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum purchased:

THE ANCHOR: Double Sailor Jerry, Cola with an Everclear float   $2 donated

You Call It: Sailor Jerry & your choice of mixer   $1 donated

 

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz @ 8pm FREE

What’s a pub quiz?

Simply, a quiz game played in a pub. It’s an Anglo-Irish tradition, but our goal is the same: to foster friendly competition, and promote social drinking. A noble cause!Does it cost anything?

With rare exceptions, no. You should buy food and drinks though. Our business model is no big secret: We drive business to our host venues or we get fired. So just ordering water is NOT cool. Plus, fish have sex in that stuff.

Do I need to sign up beforehand or can I just show up and play?

Just show up. Team size is limited to six. Play solo if you’d like, but don’t blame us if you’re lonely.

All right, so what’s in it for me?

Besides a couple hours of free entertainment, the top teams get bar gift certificates. Plus there are chances to win free pints (or gift-certificate equivalents) for answering five bonus questions throughout the evening. We also have bizarre prizes courtesy of our weekly Bonus Email Question. Finally, your team can revel in the eternal glory of having your photo posted on this here website.

What’s the quiz format like?

The quiz consists of eight rounds of eight questions each, played by teams of up to six people. Questions are read aloud by the quizmaster and teams write down the answers, turning them in at the end of each round.

Rounds 1, 4 and 6 are themed rounds – anything from “Eight Questions About Sex That Won’t Make You Too Uncomfortable” to “TV Shows Your Parents Watch.” Round 2 is a music round worth double points: name the artist and title for each song clip. Round 3 is a multiple choice round or a speed round. Round 5 is a visual round based on a printed handout. The all-audio Round 7 usually covers movies or TV shows, and is worth the standard eight points. Finally, Round 8 is always 16 points on Random Knowledge.

One round can be jokered, doubling your points for that round only (yes, the 16-point rounds are fair game). The team with the most points after eight rounds is the winner.

THE SPAZMATICS @ 9pm

The Spazmatics: The Ultimate 80’s New Wave Show…bringing you all the awesome songs and geeky dance steps from the 80′s decade that you wished you’d forgotten. Complete with highwater pants, pocket-protectors and nerdy glasses, The Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst. Outstanding musicianship- combined with creative flair and style- makes for an evening of pure energy and entertainment. So tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1999, only . . . it’s not.

WARRIOR WEDNESDAY: 10% MILITARY DISCOUNT

Founded in 2004, the Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships – building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others.

The Swiss will make the following donation for every Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum purchased:

THE ANCHOR: Double Sailor Jerry, Cola with an Everclear float   $2 donated

You Call It: Sailor Jerry & your choice of mixer   $1 donated

 

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz @ 8pm FREE

What’s a pub quiz?

Simply, a quiz game played in a pub. It’s an Anglo-Irish tradition, but our goal is the same: to foster friendly competition, and promote social drinking. A noble cause!Does it cost anything?

With rare exceptions, no. You should buy food and drinks though. Our business model is no big secret: We drive business to our host venues or we get fired. So just ordering water is NOT cool. Plus, fish have sex in that stuff.

Do I need to sign up beforehand or can I just show up and play?

Just show up. Team size is limited to six. Play solo if you’d like, but don’t blame us if you’re lonely.

All right, so what’s in it for me?

Besides a couple hours of free entertainment, the top teams get bar gift certificates. Plus there are chances to win free pints (or gift-certificate equivalents) for answering five bonus questions throughout the evening. We also have bizarre prizes courtesy of our weekly Bonus Email Question. Finally, your team can revel in the eternal glory of having your photo posted on this here website.

What’s the quiz format like?

The quiz consists of eight rounds of eight questions each, played by teams of up to six people. Questions are read aloud by the quizmaster and teams write down the answers, turning them in at the end of each round.

Rounds 1, 4 and 6 are themed rounds – anything from “Eight Questions About Sex That Won’t Make You Too Uncomfortable” to “TV Shows Your Parents Watch.” Round 2 is a music round worth double points: name the artist and title for each song clip. Round 3 is a multiple choice round or a speed round. Round 5 is a visual round based on a printed handout. The all-audio Round 7 usually covers movies or TV shows, and is worth the standard eight points. Finally, Round 8 is always 16 points on Random Knowledge.

One round can be jokered, doubling your points for that round only (yes, the 16-point rounds are fair game). The team with the most points after eight rounds is the winner.

GRIT CITY THINK & DRINK: Using Sewers to Tell Us About Drug Use @6:30pm

USING SEWERS TO TELL US ABOUT DRUG USE with Dr. Dan Burgard, University of Puget Sound

Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) is only a decade old technique but has been realized as a powerful complementary tool to traditional epidemiological metrics in Europe, Australia, and Asia, and is growing in North America. This talk will explore the WBE approach, provide results from some wastewater case studies in the U.S., and suggest how wastewater may be useful for addressing current and future challenges related to public health.

Dan Burgard is a professor of chemistry at the University of Puget Sound and an affiliate associate professor at UW Tacoma in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. At UPS Dan teaches Analytical Chemistry, Instrumental Analysis, Environmental Analytical Chemistry and The Art and Science of Color. His research is environmentally analytical in nature, measuring gaseous emissions from mobile sources with remote sensing in the Puget Sound region as well as nationally and internationally. However, recently he has changed focus to determine trace levels of drug metabolites in urban wastewater. This field, coined “wastewater-based epidemiology,” determines drug use trends in communities.

RADIO 80 @9pm

RADIO 80 is your 80’s Pop radio hits from New Wave to Rock from Duran Duran to Van Halen. From Cyndi Lauper to Pat Benatar.
RADIO 80 has been playing all over the northwest since 2012, Because of their infectious and high energy performance have been a regular staple in mane great Northwest Casino’s and Club Venues.

Wanna have a great time? Come see us, we are RADIO 80!

FESTIVAL OF FRIENDS @9pm

Festival of Friends Events brings exciting innovation to recreational musicianship through uniquely curated shows and events that feature a rotating roster of musicians performing a 16 to 20-song set of classic tracks from iconic bands and artists based on a particular theme.

The twist: No group rehearsals beforehand. It’s plug-n-play live performance.

This exclusive Tacoma event “It Came From The 80’s: Volume 1” will showcase an eclectic array of bands and artists from, you guessed it: the 1980’s including like INXS, Queen, The Stray Cats, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, Billy Idol, The Vapors, Scandal-Patty Smyth, Def Leppard, Alannah Myles, Bryan Adams, Eddie Money, The Go-Go’s, Survivor, The Bangels, The Cars, Heart, Bon Jovi and Jane’s Addiction.

Special Guest / Cover Bands: Sna’Foo (Foo Fighters) and Vicious & Rotten (Sex Pistols).

DOORS AT 8PM, MUSIC AT 9PM

Advance tickets on-sale now. $8 in advance (also available at the door).

Come support local music, recreational musicianship and community with Festival of Friends Events!

WARRIOR WEDNESDAY: 10% MILITARY DISCOUNT

Founded in 2004, the Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships – building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others.

The Swiss will make the following donation for every Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum purchased:

THE ANCHOR: Double Sailor Jerry, Cola with an Everclear float   $2 donated

You Call It: Sailor Jerry & your choice of mixer   $1 donated

 

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz @ 8pm FREE

What’s a pub quiz?

Simply, a quiz game played in a pub. It’s an Anglo-Irish tradition, but our goal is the same: to foster friendly competition, and promote social drinking. A noble cause!Does it cost anything?

With rare exceptions, no. You should buy food and drinks though. Our business model is no big secret: We drive business to our host venues or we get fired. So just ordering water is NOT cool. Plus, fish have sex in that stuff.

Do I need to sign up beforehand or can I just show up and play?

Just show up. Team size is limited to six. Play solo if you’d like, but don’t blame us if you’re lonely.

All right, so what’s in it for me?

Besides a couple hours of free entertainment, the top teams get bar gift certificates. Plus there are chances to win free pints (or gift-certificate equivalents) for answering five bonus questions throughout the evening. We also have bizarre prizes courtesy of our weekly Bonus Email Question. Finally, your team can revel in the eternal glory of having your photo posted on this here website.

What’s the quiz format like?

The quiz consists of eight rounds of eight questions each, played by teams of up to six people. Questions are read aloud by the quizmaster and teams write down the answers, turning them in at the end of each round.

Rounds 1, 4 and 6 are themed rounds – anything from “Eight Questions About Sex That Won’t Make You Too Uncomfortable” to “TV Shows Your Parents Watch.” Round 2 is a music round worth double points: name the artist and title for each song clip. Round 3 is a multiple choice round or a speed round. Round 5 is a visual round based on a printed handout. The all-audio Round 7 usually covers movies or TV shows, and is worth the standard eight points. Finally, Round 8 is always 16 points on Random Knowledge.

One round can be jokered, doubling your points for that round only (yes, the 16-point rounds are fair game). The team with the most points after eight rounds is the winner.

ARENA STYLE ROCK WITH HAIR NATION @ 9pm

HAIR NATION and The Swiss are at it again! The 80’s was such a fun and rocking decade. The clothes, the hairstyle, and the music! IT ROCKED! Enjoy another rocking 80’s night with HAIR NATION at the SWISS in Tacoma and be in your best 80’s outfit to play for more great prizes from The Swiss. Then rock out the night with HAIR NATION as they bring you your favorite 80’s Hair Rock bands such as Poison, Motley Crue, Whitesnake, Guns N Roses, Van Halen, and more. 9PM. $10 Cover. 21 and Over. Get your fix of 80’s rock at the Swiss in Tacoma with HAIR NATION!

WARRIOR WEDNESDAY: 10% MILITARY DISCOUNT

Founded in 2004, the Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships – building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others.

The Swiss will make the following donation for every Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum purchased:

THE ANCHOR: Double Sailor Jerry, Cola with an Everclear float   $2 donated

You Call It: Sailor Jerry & your choice of mixer   $1 donated

 

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz @ 8pm FREE

What’s a pub quiz?

Simply, a quiz game played in a pub. It’s an Anglo-Irish tradition, but our goal is the same: to foster friendly competition, and promote social drinking. A noble cause!Does it cost anything?

With rare exceptions, no. You should buy food and drinks though. Our business model is no big secret: We drive business to our host venues or we get fired. So just ordering water is NOT cool. Plus, fish have sex in that stuff.

Do I need to sign up beforehand or can I just show up and play?

Just show up. Team size is limited to six. Play solo if you’d like, but don’t blame us if you’re lonely.

All right, so what’s in it for me?

Besides a couple hours of free entertainment, the top teams get bar gift certificates. Plus there are chances to win free pints (or gift-certificate equivalents) for answering five bonus questions throughout the evening. We also have bizarre prizes courtesy of our weekly Bonus Email Question. Finally, your team can revel in the eternal glory of having your photo posted on this here website.

What’s the quiz format like?

The quiz consists of eight rounds of eight questions each, played by teams of up to six people. Questions are read aloud by the quizmaster and teams write down the answers, turning them in at the end of each round.

Rounds 1, 4 and 6 are themed rounds – anything from “Eight Questions About Sex That Won’t Make You Too Uncomfortable” to “TV Shows Your Parents Watch.” Round 2 is a music round worth double points: name the artist and title for each song clip. Round 3 is a multiple choice round or a speed round. Round 5 is a visual round based on a printed handout. The all-audio Round 7 usually covers movies or TV shows, and is worth the standard eight points. Finally, Round 8 is always 16 points on Random Knowledge.

One round can be jokered, doubling your points for that round only (yes, the 16-point rounds are fair game). The team with the most points after eight rounds is the winner.

GOT 90’s @9pm

Got 90’s performs an impressive flashback of 90’s nostalgia and always brings a party! Dance to 90’s hits from TLC, Salt-N-Pepa, NSYNC, Spice Girls, Bobby Brown, Genuine, Green Day, Ace of Base, Blink 182, Eminem, Eve 6, Backstreet Boys, Coolio, Tupac, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Britney Spears and SO much more! Showtime 9:00.

WARRIOR WEDNESDAY: 10% MILITARY DISCOUNT

Founded in 2004, the Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships – building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others.

The Swiss will make the following donation for every Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum purchased:

THE ANCHOR: Double Sailor Jerry, Cola with an Everclear float   $2 donated

You Call It: Sailor Jerry & your choice of mixer   $1 donated

 

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz @ 8pm FREE

What’s a pub quiz?

Simply, a quiz game played in a pub. It’s an Anglo-Irish tradition, but our goal is the same: to foster friendly competition, and promote social drinking. A noble cause!Does it cost anything?

With rare exceptions, no. You should buy food and drinks though. Our business model is no big secret: We drive business to our host venues or we get fired. So just ordering water is NOT cool. Plus, fish have sex in that stuff.

Do I need to sign up beforehand or can I just show up and play?

Just show up. Team size is limited to six. Play solo if you’d like, but don’t blame us if you’re lonely.

All right, so what’s in it for me?

Besides a couple hours of free entertainment, the top teams get bar gift certificates. Plus there are chances to win free pints (or gift-certificate equivalents) for answering five bonus questions throughout the evening. We also have bizarre prizes courtesy of our weekly Bonus Email Question. Finally, your team can revel in the eternal glory of having your photo posted on this here website.

What’s the quiz format like?

The quiz consists of eight rounds of eight questions each, played by teams of up to six people. Questions are read aloud by the quizmaster and teams write down the answers, turning them in at the end of each round.

Rounds 1, 4 and 6 are themed rounds – anything from “Eight Questions About Sex That Won’t Make You Too Uncomfortable” to “TV Shows Your Parents Watch.” Round 2 is a music round worth double points: name the artist and title for each song clip. Round 3 is a multiple choice round or a speed round. Round 5 is a visual round based on a printed handout. The all-audio Round 7 usually covers movies or TV shows, and is worth the standard eight points. Finally, Round 8 is always 16 points on Random Knowledge.

One round can be jokered, doubling your points for that round only (yes, the 16-point rounds are fair game). The team with the most points after eight rounds is the winner.

THE RETROS @9pm

Formed in 1996, THE RETROS, Seattle’s original 80’s New Wave tribute band, tore up the scene performing for thousands of fans across the region and the country, opening for many top 80’s artists. After 15 years together the group took a break…. until now.
The time has come for the return of THE RETROS, with a fresh new lineup, playing all your favorite 80’s hits with many exciting new surprises!
Expect to dance, expect to sing, expect to sweat, and expect to have the time of your life!

WARRIOR WEDNESDAY: 10% MILITARY DISCOUNT

Founded in 2004, the Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships – building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others.

The Swiss will make the following donation for every Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum purchased:

THE ANCHOR: Double Sailor Jerry, Cola with an Everclear float   $2 donated

You Call It: Sailor Jerry & your choice of mixer   $1 donated

 

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz @ 8pm FREE

What’s a pub quiz?

Simply, a quiz game played in a pub. It’s an Anglo-Irish tradition, but our goal is the same: to foster friendly competition, and promote social drinking. A noble cause!Does it cost anything?

With rare exceptions, no. You should buy food and drinks though. Our business model is no big secret: We drive business to our host venues or we get fired. So just ordering water is NOT cool. Plus, fish have sex in that stuff.

Do I need to sign up beforehand or can I just show up and play?

Just show up. Team size is limited to six. Play solo if you’d like, but don’t blame us if you’re lonely.

All right, so what’s in it for me?

Besides a couple hours of free entertainment, the top teams get bar gift certificates. Plus there are chances to win free pints (or gift-certificate equivalents) for answering five bonus questions throughout the evening. We also have bizarre prizes courtesy of our weekly Bonus Email Question. Finally, your team can revel in the eternal glory of having your photo posted on this here website.

What’s the quiz format like?

The quiz consists of eight rounds of eight questions each, played by teams of up to six people. Questions are read aloud by the quizmaster and teams write down the answers, turning them in at the end of each round.

Rounds 1, 4 and 6 are themed rounds – anything from “Eight Questions About Sex That Won’t Make You Too Uncomfortable” to “TV Shows Your Parents Watch.” Round 2 is a music round worth double points: name the artist and title for each song clip. Round 3 is a multiple choice round or a speed round. Round 5 is a visual round based on a printed handout. The all-audio Round 7 usually covers movies or TV shows, and is worth the standard eight points. Finally, Round 8 is always 16 points on Random Knowledge.

One round can be jokered, doubling your points for that round only (yes, the 16-point rounds are fair game). The team with the most points after eight rounds is the winner.

GRIT CITY THINK & DRINK: Kazimierz Nowak’s Trans-Africa Expedition @6:30pm (FREE)

YOU THINK YOU’RE TOUGH?: THE TRANS-AFRICA BICYCLE EXPEDITION OF KAZIMIERZ NOWAK with Michael Kula, UW Tacoma

So you’ve done RAMROD and STP? Vashon’s Passport to Pain and Bainbridge’s Chilly Hilly? Maybe even RSVP, the Courage Classic or RedSpoke, too? You can handle days, even weeks in the bike saddle, and so you think you’re tough… Well, what about months and years? What about 12,000 miles across deserts and savannahs? Surrounded by droughts and predators, all on a bicycle with only a single gear? Yes, that was the reality of Kazimierz Nowak, a Polish journalist who bicycled alone across Africa in the 1930s, and in this talk, Michael Kula will present his research of Nowak’s journey, as well as readings from his in-progress book about Nowak’s experiences. In the end, it will give us a glimpse into the daily realities of one of the world’s original extreme-adventure-travelers and challenge us all to reconsider exactly how tough we think we are.

Michael Kula is Associate Professor of Writing Studies at the University of Washington, Tacoma. His novel The Good Doctor was published in 2017 by Urban Farmhouse Press, and he is currently completing his second book, a nonfiction account of the life and travels of Kazimierz Nowak, a Polish journalist who bicycled across Africa in the 1930s. He lives in Tacoma with his wife and two children, and when he isn’t writing or teaching, you might find him attempting his own bike travels somewhere in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.