Distinguished Writer Series with Tito Titus author of “I Can Still Smile Like Errol Flynn,” followed by open mic. 7 p.m. May 12. King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-8801
DubFest Spring Musical Festival at Gillenwater Plaza. Will feature a lineup of pop, hip-hop and electronic music along with food trucks, ice cream, henna tattoos and a professional photo booth. Come downtown for the fun, 5:30-10 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for general public at tinyurl.com/lrqrcug
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Tomatoes for the Pacific NW: A Master Gardener Talk Learn how to choose the best varieties and how to get the best results for tomatoes in the Puget Sound climate, 10-11 a.m., Master Gardeners at the Gig Harbor Demonstration Garden at Sehmel Homestead Park, 10123 78th Ave. NW, Gig Harbor. Free. bit.ly/2ptpqKi
History Walk - Tacoma City’s Frontier Days Tour centers on Tacoma’s earliest buildings and the people who believed in Tacoma from the start. Arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. No registration required. 11 a.m.-noon May 13. Job Carr Cabin Museum, 2350 N. 30th St., Tacoma. Pay As You Can. 253-627-5405, tinyurl.com/msy3jd9