Celebrate Pierce County’s diversity and cultures at the annual Ethnic Fest at Wright Park, 501 S. I St., Tacoma. The park will come alive with culture, entertainment, vendors, information booths and food from around the world. Stick around Saturday evening and enjoy the Click Outdoor Mobile Movie playing “The Book of Life” at dusk with music by Dr. G before the movie at 7:15 p.m. The festival is noon-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and is free to the public. For a complete schedule of activities, go to metroparkstacoma.org/ethnicfest.
Get your salmon dinner
Help support the Steilacoom Historical Museum Association at its annual Salmon Bake fundraiser at Sunnyside Beach on Chambers Creek Road in Steilacoom. There will be live music, fun activities and a traditional salmon dinner for $15 or a hot dog meal for $6. The event runs from noon-4 p.m. Sunday. There will be a free shuttle from town, or you can pay to park at Sunnyside Park. For more information, call 253-686-9126.
Friday (July 24)-Sunday
Acres of chrome
With more than 2,500 hot rods and custom, classic and muscle cars built through 1972, the annual Goodguys Wesco Autobody Supply Pacific Northwest Nationals comprises three days of car fun featuring exhibits, an automotive swap meet, a cars-for-sale corral, kids’ entertainment, and the Pinstripers Brush Bash — an exhibition of more 50 car artists.
It’s at the Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. SW, Puyallup; hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $20 for adults, $6 for children 7-12, and free for kids 6 and younger. Parking is free. For a complete schedule of events, call 925-838-9876 or go to good-guys.com.
These dogs will have their day
Join in canine fun while supporting the programs at the Tacoma Pierce County Humane Society’s Dog-a-Thon at Fort Steilacoom Park, 8698 87th Ave. SW in Lakewood from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. The fun includes the Magnificent Mutt Contest; dog demonstrations; and pet products, supplies and food. Individuals and groups can make a difference with pledges and donations. Registration is a $30 minimum donation. For more information, go to thehumanesociety.org/get-involved/dog-a-thon-2015.
The best soy latte that you ever had and me
Hailing from San Francisco, Grammy Award-winning Train is best known for hits including “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)” and “Hey, Soul Sister.” On tour supporting their latest album, “Bulletproof Picasso,” the group will be performing in a 7 p.m. concert Saturday at The Gorge Amphitheater, 754 Silica Road, Quincy. Make the road trip across the mountains for a day of music with tickets starting at $46 and available online. Go to gorgeamphitheatre.net/events.
Starting with an indie rock sound, Grammy-nominated Barenaked Ladies evolved to embrace a wide array of styles including pop, rock, hip-hop and rap. Best known for singles “If I Had $1,000,000,” “One Week” and “It’s All Been Done,” the Canadian band has sold more than 15 million records. Come out to Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Redmond, for a 6:30 p.m. concert Sunday. Tickets are $44.50-$54.50 and are available online at marymoorconcerts.com.
Sonic boom clap
Rising to international prominence in 2013, Charli XCX was featured in the hit singles “I Love It” and “Fancy,” with her 2014 single “Boom Clap” becoming a top 10 hit around the world. She’s making a stop in Seattle at Showbox Sodo, 1700 First Ave. S., for a 7:30 p.m. performance Saturday. Joining her on stage will be Bleachers. Tickets start at $31.50, and you can get yours online at showboxpresents.com/events.
Wine and blues
Combining wine and the blues results in the Wine Country Blues Festival at Chateau Ste. Michelle, 14111 NE 45th St., Woodinville. The day of music begins at 3 p.m. Sunday with musical icons Blind Boys of Alabama, Charlie Musselwhite, Jimmie Vaughan and the Tilt-A-Whirl Band, to name a few. Tickets are $45-$65 and are available through Ticketmaster.