Through Jan. 1
Annual Model Train Festival museumwide event for families, railroad buffs and model train enthusiasts. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. Free for members, $12 adults, $8 seniors/students/military, free kids younger than 5. 253-727-3500, modeltrainfestival.org.
Never miss a local story.
E.C. Murray: A Long Way from Paris Meet author E.C. Murray. 1-3 p.m. University of Washington Tacoma, Whitney Art Building, 1901 Fawcett Ave., Tacoma. Free. 253-318-2312.
The Spar Tatoosh Christmas Party. 2121 N. 30th St., Tacoma. 8 p.m. 253-627-8215.
Jazzbones 2803 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. Stay Grounded, Rhythm-N-Brown, Island Bound, DJ 671. 9 p.m. 253-396-9169.