Friday (June 19) — Sunday
Make it a Meeker
Celebrating Puyallup’s 125th anniversary, this year’s installment of Meeker Days is going to be three days of fun. Kicking off Friday (June 19), downtown Puyallup will be filled with activities, vendors, music, entertainment and lots of family-friendly fun. Check out the Battle of the Bands competition, the Little Miss Meeker pageant, plus the Kid Zone and Mother Goose Farmyard. It continues through the weekend; hours are noon-9 p.m. Friday (June 19), 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.
Friday—(June 19) Sunday
Never miss a local story.
If you can’t make it to the U.S. Open, you can join in the fun created by the Tacoma Art Museum and Tacoma Arts Commission at its Pop-Up Art Putt Mini Golf in downtown Tacoma. Play 10 sculptural miniature golf holes designed by Tacoma artists that span the museum’s Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Plaza, Tollefson Plaza and the Prairie Line Trail. Free and open to the public, it’s a fun, family-friendly activity. After playing the course, vote for your favorite artist-designed hole. Clubs, golf balls and score cards are available at the Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave. Hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday (June 19)-Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
If you’re trying out the course Sunday, make plans to take in the museum’s Summer Solstice Sculpture Festival from 10 am.-4 p.m. Explore the new sculptures on display, make a 3-D project, and meet artists and sculptors. The festival is free and open to the public. For more information, go to tacomaartmuseum.org.
A weekend for dads
If you’re a motorcycle fan, this is a great weekend to take in the close of LeMay’s Motocycle Week. There will be Vintage Motorcycle Observed Trials at 10 a.m. Saturday, Motorcycle Exhibition Soccer Game at noon Sunday, and the Cossacks Motorcycle Stunt and Drill Team Performancesat 1 p.m. Sunday at the Marymount Event Center. Admission is $15
Take your dad out for the Father’s Day Cruise-In and Barbecue from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at LeMay Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St. E., Tacoma. Bring your own vintage car or just come to admire others for the day. Cost is $15 and includes lunch. To find out all the details, call 253-272-2336.
The buzz about bees
Learn about the connection between flowers and food when the Pierce County Beekeepers celebrate National Pollinator Week at the Proctor Farmers Market, North 27th and Proctor streets, Tacoma. The Bee Festival will be all about bees and their impact in the environment. There will be a free showing of the film “More Than Honey” at noon at The Blue Mouse Theater. The market and festival is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, go to pcbeekeepers.org.
Paddling with dad
Take Dad out for a paddling adventure at the Metro Parks Tacoma’s Father’s Day Paddle at 10 a.m. Sunday. Enjoy the Tacoma skyline from the water and learn about paddling in the Thea Foss Waterway. Equipment and instruction are provided for a fun day on the water. Recommended for ages 7 and older. Cost is $30. Meet at the Thea Foss Boat Launch. To find out more, go to metroparkstacoma.org/outdoor.
Friday (June 19)
Takin’ it to the Streets
Performing for decades, The Doobie Brothers are known for hits including “Long Train Runnin’,” “China Grove,” “Black Water” and “Taking’ It to the Streets.” They have sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and were inducted in the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004. See them perform in a 6 p.m. concert Friday (June 19) as part of the Zoo Tunes concert series at Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle. Tickets are $42.50 and are available at zoo.org/zootunes.
Comedic train wreck
Currently considered at the top of her comedic game, Amy Schumer is ripping up the comedy scene across the country. Her Train Wreck Comedy Tour is coming to The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle for an 8 p.m. show Saturday. Tickets are $100 at 877-784-4849 or stgpresents.org.