TCC Artist & Lecture Series: Daniel Wilson Bestselling author of the book “Robopocalypse” and its sequel “Robogenisis,” 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Tacoma Community College, 6501 S. 19th St., Tacoma. Free.
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City of Destiny Poetry Slam - Lincoln Edition open to any poet ages 13-19. Themes for the slam are: Community, Neighborhood, and History. 6 p.m. Friday. Lincoln High School, 701 S 37th St., Tacoma. Free
Kristin Halbrook, A.R. Kahler, Mindi Scott and Carly Ann West Young authors in Washington Tour 7 p.m. Friday, King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-8801
Spring Outdoor Garden Market multiple vendors with fruit/veggie plant starts, garden supplies and decorations and lots of handmade items. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 101 E. 38th St., Tacoma. Free. 253-474-0525
Queen Victoria Birthday at the Historic Fort Nisqually in Point Defiance Park, Tacoma. Living historians in period dress and family-friendly activities, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5-$8 with children age 4 and younger free. Go to fortnisqually.org or call 253-591-5339.