It’s all about gardens and the harvest this weekend.
Discover the Old Goat Farm, a display garden with both shade and sun borders, at the Summer Garden Open this weekend.
The 3-acre site, has a variety of domestic birds, turkeys, guineas, ducks, chickens and peacocks and a couple of old goats. Located at 20021 Orting Kapowsin Highway E., Graham, the garden hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. It’s free. Call 360-893-1261 for more information.
Join master gardeners and discover Dahlia cultivation. Learn about the many varieties of dahlias and their proper care at the free presentation at 11 a.m. Saturday. Head out to Sehmel Homestead Park Demonstration Garden, 10123 78th Ave. NW in Gig Harbor.
Head to the White River Valley Museum and Mary Olson Farm to celebrate the history of the area at the annual Hops and Crops Harvest Festival from noon-6 p.m. Saturday.
The craft-beer and live-music festival benefits the continued restoration and educational programming at the farm, 28728 Green River Road, Auburn. The event has 10 breweries, live music including Jessica Lynn, Cottonwood Cutups, My Goodness and the Maldives, and plenty of family-friendly activities.
Browse the farmers marketplace, craft artisans and food vendors, experience a hops exhibit and antique tractor display and kids zone.
Admission for nontasting is $7, kids younger than 13 get in free; tasting admission is $20 at the gate and includes five tastes. Get all the details online at wrvmuseum.org/hopsandcrops.html.
The Olympia Funk Fest is ushering out summer with a true funk groove. Taking place at Dale’s Cabana, 4326 Schincke Road NE, you can make it a weekend with overnight camping and local acts that include the Funk Agency, DBST, Afrobeat Masters, Polyrhythmics and Eldridge Gracy and the Court Supreme.
The funk begins at 3 p.m. Saturday and continues into Sunday. Tickets are $15 in advance through brownpapertickets.com or $20 at the gate.
Enjoy a collection of sizzling Latin entertainment ranging from traditional mariachis to colorful folkloric dancers at the Roberto Tapia and Fiestas Patrias Music Festival taking of the Grandstand at the Washington State Fair.
Headlining the festival is Roberto Tapia, born in San Diego but raised in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. The well known regional Mexican genre singer hit number one on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart with his album El Muchacho.
The festival, noon-9 p.m. will also feautre authentic foods, vendors, artisans and kids activities for a full day of Latin fun. Advance admission–purchased by Saturday– is $32.50 and includes fair gate admission; general admission is $37.50 and includes fair gate admission, cost to Fiestas Patrias only (no fair admission) is $30 and children 12 and younger are free with paid fair admission.
For more information go to thefair.com/concerts.
If you’re looking for some local theater, here are a couple of choices:
Lakewood Playhouse’s “Arsenic & Old Lace,” is a comedy about a drama critic that learns his beloved maiden aunts are not what they seem. Sunday’s 2 p.m. performance is at the theater, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd. SE, Lakewood.
Performances continue through Oct. 13. Tickets are $19-$25. Call 253-588-0042 for more information.
“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged” is a comedy with three men, all 37 of Shakespeare’s work and 97 minutes. It’s a romp through the literary’s works.
Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma, is producing the play through Sept. 22. Sunday performance is 2 p.m.
Tickets are $10, go to tacomalittletheatre.com for more information.
Discover the talents of young musicians at the Puget Sound Music for Youth, a showcase for young local bands to perform. The Swiss Pub & Restaurant, 1904 S. Jefferson Ave., Tacoma, hosts the event from 2-8 p.m. Donations are accepted. Call 253-571-2821 for more information.