Wednesday (Aug. 19)
Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle brings Kenny Loggins to the stage
Having written so many successful songs for film soundtracks, Everett native Kenny Loggins was referred to as “King of the Movie Soundtrack” for songs such as “Meet Me Halfway” from “Over the Top,” “Danger Zone” from “Top Gun,” and “Footloose.” He’s coming to the Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle, as part of the Zoo Tunes concert series. The 6 p.m. performance is Wednesday, with tickets starting at $39.50. For more information, go to zoo.org/zootunes.
Lakewold Gardens stays open late, celebrates the military
Enjoy the longer summer hours to explore the beauty of Lakewold Gardens, 12317 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, Lakewood. The 10-acre garden has just about every type of garden setting to see. Plan a picnic with your visit; the garden shop is open late as well. Hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. In appreciation of the military, admission is free; standard admission prices apply to non-military. General admission is $9, $6 students and seniors and free to children 12 and younger. For more information, call 253-584-4106.
Orting’s Chase Garden open for self-guided tours
Be inspired or just enjoy the beauty of Chase Garden. Designed and constructed by Ione and Emmott Chase in the 1940s, the garden embraces a natural design that pays tribute to the landscape of the Pacific Northwest. Sitting on a bluff overlooking the Puyallup River valley, it boasts spectacular views of Mount Rainier. The garden at 16015 264th St. E., Orting, is open for self-guided tours Wednesdays-Sundays through October with guided tours on fourth Saturdays. Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is $8; free for children younger than 12. More information is at chase garden.org.
Arts Connect showcase at Jason Lee Middle School in Tacoma
The Arts Connect Summer Showcase from 5:30-6 p.m. Wednesday will feature the works of participants in the summer Arts Connect program. Work includes glass beads and fused glass. There is a short presentation from the participants and a celebration of their creations. The free event is at Jason Lee Middle School, 602 N. Sprague Ave., Tacoma. For more information, go to hilltopartists.org/events/arts-connect-summer-showcase-2.