The Birth of Chamber Music Presented by Second City Chamber Series, 7:30 p.m. Annie Wright School, 827 N. Tacoma Ave., Tacoma. $25 general; $23 senior/military; $10 students; 18 and under free. 253-572-8863, tinyurl.com/he696x7, scchamberseries.org
Distinguished Writer Series: Laurel Blossom Followed by open mic. 7 p.m. King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-8801
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“Live Radio Show: The Day the Earth Stood Still” Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd., Lakewood. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday plus a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday. Tickets are $25 and available online at lakewoodplayhouse.org.
Saturday — Sunday
Zoo Boo Put on your best costume and join in the fun, fall-themed weekend. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma. 253-591-5337, pdza.org
Extending the Growing Season for Vegetables talk by Master Gardener Carol Heeren at the demonstration garden. No registration necessary. 11 a.m.-noon, Sehmel Homestead Park, 10123 78th Ave. NW, Gig Harbor. Free. 253-798-7170. piercemg.wsu.edu