It’s all about classic cars this weekend with two car shows to check out.
Join the South Tacoma Business District for its Annual Car Show from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Along with an expected 300 cars on display there will be live entertainment, vendors, food and door prizes. The show will cover three blocks of South Tacoma Way from South 50th to 56th streets.
Head out to downtown Sumner for the Annual Classy Chassis Car Show from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday. There will be live entertainment, vendors and food to enjoy while you peruse the cars on display.
Marrying the traditions of Spain’s La Tomatina tomato-throwing festival and Germany’s Oktoberfest, the Seattle Tomato Battle unifies fruit-chucking fanatics for an afternoon of dancing and sipping libations culminating with flinging up to 80,000 pounds of over-ripe tomatoes at each other. Wear a costume and head down to Pyramid Alehouse & Brewery, 1201 First Ave. S., Seattle, where the festivities begin at noon Saturday with registration followed by live entertainment and a costume contest.
The battle begins at 4 p.m., this is a 21-and-over only event. Tickets are $49.99 to participate in the battle, $29.99 for spectators. Go to tomatobattle.com/seattle for all the details.
Playing a style they call “Texican Rock n’ Roll,” Los Lonely Boys, combines elements of rock and roll, Texas blues, brown eyed soul, country and Tejano into their music. Also playing in the 21-and-over 8 p.m. concert Saturday, will be Los Lobos, the East L.A. vets playing a blend of blues, R&B, cumbia and barrio rock and roll.
See them at Little Creek Casino Resort, 91 Highway 108, Shelton. Tickets are $40-$60, go online to little-creek.com to get yours.
All you rock hounders will want to head out to Shelton for the Annual Tailgate Rock Sale and Swap meet.
There will be rocks, minerals, fossils, and equipment for you to shop and browse from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. It’s taking place at the Johns Prairie Industrial Park, 2202 E. Johns Prairie Road, Shelton. Free parking and admission.
Pop by for a few hours or the whole day at the Hilltop Urban Gardens Neighborhood Party from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.
Come learn about HUG and how to get involved during the open souse. Stay for a cooking demonstration using fresh produce and the end of the party is a barter event with fair trading where you can trade your homemade goods with neighbors.
It is located at South Ainsworth and 19th streets in Tacoma and it’s free. Call 253-642-7336 for the details.
Celebrating his 65th birthday, Immanuel Presbyterian pastor and the originator of Blues Vespers, Rev. Dave Brown is bringing people together for great music, food and to raise money for church’s musician’s medical relief fund and the Walter Lowrie speaker series.
The Blues Vespers Birth Bash at 5 p.m. Sunday, will feature Jimmy Vivino who will perform with the Mark Riley Trio, Paul Green and B-3 master Buck England. Vivano is best known for his role as music director on the TBS late night show “Conan” and has been a consistent element in O’Brien’s late night career.
Come join the party at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 901 N. I St., Tacoma. Donations will be accepted.
Get a little Nordic at Viking Days taking place at the Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 67th St., Seattle. See the museum grounds transformed into an all-ages festival bursting with Nordic food, music, demonstrations, and crafts for this free two-day event. Check out the popular Viking Encampment where you see what a day in the life of a Viking was really like and participate in demonstrations on weaving, carving, games, and more. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
The lively world of Brazilian arts and culture will fill Seattle Center with a sultry display of South American soul, Brazilian style at the annual Brasilfest from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday.
The one-day extravaganza will offer continuous music, dance, workshops and performance that represent a broad repertoire of traditional and contemporary Brazilian expressions as well as traditional folkloric performers and it’s free.
For a complete schedule of events go to brasilfest.com.