Friday (June 10)-Sunday
Showers and flowers
Enjoy the art works of the Rainier League of Arts at its exhibit, “Showers, Flowers and More,” on display in The Wagner House at Lakewold Gardens, 12317 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, Lakewood. Works from more than 30 artists will be on display 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The art show is free, garden admission fees apply; $7 seniors, students and military, $9 adults. For information, see lakewoldgardens.org.
For all you dog lovers, make plans to take in the American Kennel Club Summer Dog Show, hosted by Puyallup Valley Dog Fanciers and the Tacoma Kennel Club this weekend. There will be judging, vendors, obedience and rally trials, and — of course — show dogs to admire. Hours are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. SW, Puyallup. Free.
Choir concert trio
Enjoy a concert of classical and contemporary composers when the Sonoro Women’s Choir and the Sonoro Scandinavian Children’s Choir present three “I Believe in the Sun” concerts: 8 p.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 10630 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, Lakewood; 7 p.m. Saturday at Steilacoom Community Church, 1603 Rainier St., Steilacoom; and 3 p.m. Sunday at United Church, 3912 Grandview Drive W., University Place. Tickets are $15 and availableat believe2.brownpapertickets.com.
‘Big Brass’ bandstand
Bringing the sounds of Scott Joplin, Hoagy Carmichael and W.A. Mozart, the Evergreen Brass Quintet and Friends will be performing its annual “Big Brass” concert. Selections will include Bernstein’s “West Side Story” and Bizet’s “Carmen” at the 3 p.m. concert Sunday. Head out to Trinity Lutheran Church, 1215 Park Ave. S., Tacoma. Admission is by freewill donation. More information at trinitylutheranparkland.org.
Start your weekend with a visit to the Orting Valley Farmers Market, which features locally produced food, flowers, plants, ready-to-eat items, live entertainment and artisan products. The market kicks off its summer season 3-7 p.m. at North Park, at the corner of state Route 162 and Calistoga Avenue, Orting. Learn more about the market at ortingvalleyfarmersmarket.com.
Carpenter in concert
Known for films including “Assault on Precinct 13,” “Halloween,” “The Fog,” and “Escape from New York,” director and composer John Carpenter will be at The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. Carpenter will perform both lost and newly found themes in addition to retrospective works from his career in an 8 p.m. show. Tickets start at $31.25 and are available at 877-784-4849, stgpresents.org.
Featuring more than 200 voices from grades three through 12th, the Northwest Girlchoir will be performing its final concert of the season, “Out on the Town.” The high-energy concert will feature toe-tapping numbers and combined choir works in the 2 p.m. performance at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. Tickets start at $15 and are availableat seattlesymphony.org.