Saturday — Sunday
More than the dress
If you’ve got a wedding on the horizon, it’s never too soon to start planning. Take in the Tacoma Wedding Expo this weekend at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall. There will be all types of wedding vendors plus fashion shows throughout the day. Hours are 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $16 and are available through Ticketmaster
Cars are the stars
Classic, elegant cars are the stars at the annual Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance at LeMay-America’s Car Museum, 2702 E. D St., Tacoma. The judged show honors some of the finest examples of automotive art and design with about 25 awards given out. The event is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $35 adults; $30 for seniors, military, AAA and Hagerty State Farm; $25 museum members and students; $10 ages 6-10; free for and children 5 and younger. Proceeds go toward supporting the Hagerty Education Program at the car museum. For more information, go to americascarmuseum.org.
Fight against AIDS
Join in supporting the fight against HIV and AIDS at the End AIDS Walk at Cheney Stadium, 2502 S. Tyler St., Tacoma. With a focus of providing care for the health and well-being of those living with AIDS and HIV plus providing education and outreach to prevent new infections, this year’s walks are coordinated wiht Pierce County AIDS Foundation, Lifelong and Spokane AIDS Network. The walks are being held throughout the state in September. The walk at Cheney Stadium benefits the Pierce County AIDS Foundation, and starts at 9 a.m. Saturday. Join a team, get sponsors and get to walking; registration is free. For more information, go to piercecountyaids.org.
New Deal legacy
Join Ryan Karlson, interpretive program manager at Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, when he presents “A New Deal for Washington’s State Parks.” He will expand on the current exhibit ”Washington State Parks Through the Lens of Asahel Curtis” and the chapter in the state’s Depression-era history. Learn how the Civilian Conservation Crops and Works Progress Administration work-relief programs transformed the state park system. It is at the Washington State History Musuem, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, at 6 p.m. Thursday and is included in admission. For more information, call 253-798-5879.
Gather ’round, gumshoes
Get your walking shoes on, charge up your smartphone and get ready for the Downtown Tacoma Scavenger Hunt from 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday. Register as a team of 2-5 people and compete while exploring urban art, historical buildings through Antique Row, Opera Alley, Theater District and Wright Park in this online interactive hunt on your phone. Check in at B Sharp Coffee House, 706 Court C., Tacoma, finish all or as many of the challenges then meet up at 3:30 p.m. at the coffee house to tally points. Winners receive a prize. Registration cost is $10 per person, $7 for kids 11 and younger and free for kids younger than 5. Teams must be registered by Friday (Sept. 11). Go to exploreitnw.com/live-event.
The mountain’s alive …
Make a day trip to enjoy the Mount Rainier Concert Series kick off at the Ashford Amphitheater on Saturday. Located at the base of Mount Rainier in Ashford, the family-friendly venue is a natural, grassy amphitheater with room for lawn chairs, blankets and dancing. The 2 p.m. concert will feature award-winning Polly O’Keary and the Rhythm Method, recently recognized by the Washington Blues Society. Also appearing will be Tacoma’s Maia Santell and House Blend. Admission is free, donations are appreciated and will benefit Friends of the Upper Nisqually and the Mount Rainier Concert Series. It is located at Ashford County Park, 29801 state Route 706. For more information, go to visitrainier.com/events/mt-rainier-concert-series.
Celebrate Hawaiian culture at the annual Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival at Seattle Center on Sunday. The family-oriented cultural event promotes, perpetuate and share the Hawaiian culture with arts and music. The headliner performer is Maunalua and there will also be lots of local live music, food and dancing at three locations — Seattle Center Armory, Mural Amphitheatre and Fisher Rooftop — and it is 11 a.m.-7 p.m. with free admission. For a complete lineup of activities, go to seattlelivealohafestival.com
Small man, big laughs
Get ready for a night of laughs when Kevin Hart brings his high-energy comedy to the stage at KeyArena in Seattle Center. Known for his roles in films including “Ride Along,” “About Last Night,” “Get Hard” and “Grudge Match,” he has also released three standup comedy albums. He will be performing two sets, 7 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday with tickets starting at $45.50. Get yours through Ticketmaster.