Common Threads Installation Sneak Preview Hilltop Artists students glass art inspired by Kantha embroidery. 6 p.m. Friday. Seymour Botanical Conservatory, 316 S. G St., Tacoma. $20. tinyurl.com/zrf946e
Boat Trailering Tips Learn the fundamentals of care and safety, how to tow, launch, dock, connect your trailer to your vehicle, and return the boat from the water to the trailer. 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Point Defiance Marina, 5912 N. Waterfront Drive, Tacoma. $20. 253-591-5325
Garden Soil 101 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Metro Parks Tacoma, 34702 S. 19th St., Tacoma. Free. Registration is required 253-798-4133.
Live Argentine Tango Music and Dancing with Chichara Tango Orchestra 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Studio Six Ballroom, 2608 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. Smart casual or classy dress recommended. $15 at the door. 253-304-8296, backstreettango.com
Loose Canon Community Singalong mountain gospel band, cash and nonperishable food donations will be accepted for the North Tacoma FISH food bank. 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Bethany Presbyterian Church, 4420 N. 41st St., Tacoma. Free. 253-752-1123, bethanytacoma.org
Northwest Sinfonietta: Brahms & Beethoven, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Rialto Theater, 315 S. Ninth St., Tacoma. broadwaycenter.org.