Tango that takes more than two
Once billed as “Tacoma’s most romantic place to tango,” the Tango Till Sunset event takes place at the Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma. The free community event — for dancers or just those who want to watch and listen — is an outdoor milonga starting at 5 p.m. Sunday. tangointacoma.com.
Tea and tour at Meeker Mansion
Help celebrate 126 years of the Meeker Mansion at its Founder’s Day Box Lunch Picnic and Tea. Explore the mansion turned museum, enjoy a picnic tea and take a tour of Woodbine Historical Cemetery tour in honor of one of Puyallup’s pioneers, Ezra Meeker. The tea is at 1 p.m. Friday (Aug. 19) and the cemetery tour is 4-7 p.m. Make reservations for the tea, $12, by calling 253-848-1770.
Saturday — Sunday
There’s old, new in DuPont
Join in the family fun at the Hudson’s Bay Heritage Days in DuPont. There will be a classic car show, re-enactments, children’s activities, food and live entertainment. Learn about the history of DuPont at two locations: 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Clocktower Park, 1401 Palisade Blvd., and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at the DuPont Civic Center Fire Station, 1780 Civic Drive. Admission is free. visitdupont.com.
Beyond just beer
Known for its games, contests and fun besides great beer, the Tumwater Artesian Brewfest brings more than 40 local breweries and wine together for a day of good beer, wine and food from local restaurants, caterers and food trucks. You could win big in the beer stein-holding and hole-in-one contests and play super-sized games. The 21-and-older only event is 1-8 p.m. Saturday at the Tumwater Valley Driving Range, 4611 Tumwater Valley Drive SE. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the gate, and include tasting glass and five tasting tokens. More details at tumwaterartesianbrewfest.com.
Friday (Aug. 19) — Saturday
Weekend nexus in Milton
Discover small town fun at the annual Milton Days “Rock the Park” event this weekend. Listen to the live music and join in kid games starting at 4 p.m. Friday (Aug. 19), come out to see the parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, join in or just watch the ugly dog and pie-eating contests, plus take in live music through 9 p.m. It’s all happening at the Milton Community Park both days. cityofmilton.net.
Bethel Music on tour
On the West Coast leg of a national tour, the Bethel Music Artists Collective brings a night of worship music to the stage in a 7 p.m. concert Sunday at the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle. Tickets are $25-$30 877-784-4849 or stgpresents.org.
Friday (Aug. 19) — Sunday
A Snoqualmie birthday
With the theme of “78 Years of Trains, Timber, Traditions,” the annual Snoqualmie Railroad Days celebrates the community’s origins as a railroad and logging town plus the home of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe. There will be steam train rides, music, beer garden, food, a parade, kid activities and more. Hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday (Aug. 19), 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday in historic Snoqualmie. Go to railroaddays.com for more information.
Gwen Stefani in Seattle
Hot off the release of her latest album, Gwen Stefani and the “This is What the Truth Feels Like Tour” is making a stop at KeyArena in Seattle. The three-time Grammy Award-winner is also a fashion designer and actress, including a stint as a judge on “The Voice.” Come out for her 7 p.m. concert Wednesday. Tickets start at $29.95 through Ticketmaster.