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It’s comic-con downsized, but still full of fun when the Puyallup Public Library presents “Puli-Con and Free Comic Book Day” from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Meet local comic artists and writers, enjoy a variety of panels on comics and fan culture, join in a cosplay contest and scavenger hunt. Free comics will be available starting at 11 a.m., first come, first served. It will be at the library, 324 S. Meridian, Puyallup and free.
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Make things better
Learn about the services, nonprofits and more at the Annual Livable Community Fair hosted by the Key Peninsula Civic Center Association, 17010 S. Vaughn Road, Vaughn. There will be more than 40 exhibitors sharing resources and information. There will be be a blood drive, a trout pond fishing event, touch a fire truck and the Key Peninsula Historical Society. Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, and admission is free. For information, call 253-884-3456.
Walk Old Town
As part of Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Month, join in the Old Town Walking Tour at 11 a.m. Saturday. Explore Old Town and learn about immigrant influences in the neighborhood with a knowledgeable tour guide. Meet 10 minutes early at the Job Carr Cabin Museum, 2350 N. 30th St., Tacoma. The tour is approximately one hour. The event is “pay as you can.”
Friday (May 6) — Saturday
Watch and clock event
If you love timepieces of all kinds, then make plans to take in the Vintage Watch and Clock Collectors Regional Event at the Hotel Murano, 1320 Broadway, Tacoma. Talk to experts about your personal timepiece, discuss makers, age and value, plus find where you can get a vintage piece repaired. Hours are 1-5:30 p.m. Friday (May 6) and 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $10. See nawcc50.org/regional.html for information.
Fun in Tacoma
Come out and join in the fun of learning what the city of Tacoma has to offer at the T-Town: Play, Explore, Learn City Services Expo at the Tacoma Dome. The free, fun-filled, family-friendly event will feature live performances, demonstrations, activities, games and prizes. See city trucks up close and a monster truck, plus meet Tacoma Rainiers’ mascot Rhubarb. Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Parking is free.
Surround yourself in the look and smell of nothing but flowers at the Annual Flower Festival at Pike Place Market, 85 Pike St., Seattle. Shop from more than 40 flower vendors, plus take in some produce and other locally sourced items in time for Mother’s Day. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For information, see pikeplacemarket.org.
Beer and bacon
It’s a great combination — bacon and beer — when Seattle expands its original Bacon and Beer Classic to Safeco Field this weekend. Explore the home of the Mariners while enjoying more than 30 bacon dishes from local restaurants and more than 100 craft beers. Breweries will include Fish Brewing Company, Elysian Brewing Company and Sockeye Brewing, plus food from Uli’s Famous Sausage, Ivar’s Acres of Clams, plus more. There will be two sessions — 1-4 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. — Saturday with tickets starting at $59. Go to bit.ly/1TgrhGK.
Saturday — Sunday
Orchestra to play Neil Diamond
Celebrating the man, myth and legend, Seattle Rock Orchestra will perform the music of Neil Diamond in two concerts this weekend (8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday) at the Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. With a career spanning more than 50 years, 30 studio albums and 127 million record sales, Diamond provides a variety of music for the orchestra, trained classically that adds rock ’n’roll to its performances. Tickets are $20-$37.50 and available at 877-784-4849 or stgpresents.org.