Friday (Oct. 23)
Hoot ‘n’ Howl at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
Put on your best costume and bring your brood to Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Drive E., Eatonville, for its spookiest event of the year, Hoot ‘n’ Howl. Navigate through the park to search for animals in the dark on a special nighttime tram tour. Play games, win prizes, and eat treats during this wild weekend. Hours are 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is $5.50-$13.50 and free children 2 and under. For more information call 360-832-6117 or go online to nwtrek.org
UPS wind ensemble performs “American Soundscapes”
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Come out for the Jacobsen Series presented by the University of Puget Sound as it presents “American Soundscapes,” a journey through nature as imagined by some of the best American contemporary composers. Performed by Karla Flygare, flute; Jennifer Nelson, clarinet; Fred Winkley, alto sax; Francice Peterson, bassoon; Tanya Stanbuk, piano; Alistair MacRae, cello and Jeffrey Lund, percussion, the 7:30 p.m. concert Friday is at Schneebeck Concert Hall on the university campus. Tickets are $10-$15, call 253-879-3100 or go online to tickets.pugetsound.edu.
Music duo, Squirrel Butter, performs at Gig Harbor BoatShop
Music at the BoatShop presents Squirrel Butter, the musical duo of Charlie Beck and Charmain Slaven. The two share a love of traditional music and explore the genres of early bluegrass, blues, country and Cajun. The 7 p.m. performance Friday is inside the Joiner Shop at the historic Eddon Boatyard. Tickets —$20, $25 Boatshop members— can be purchased at the Gig Harbor BoatShop, 3805 Harborview Drive or by calling 253-857-9344. Seating is limited.
Artist and band team up for UP for Arts Fall Concert Series
The second UP for Arts Fall Concerts Series that pairs local playwrights, jewelers, singers, artists and musicians for a evening of sights and sounds will be at 7 p.m. Friday. Held in the University Place Civic Building Atrium, 3609 Market St., University Place, it will feature the Kelsie Bahr Band and artist Angie Capps. Tickets are $15 general admission and $5 for students. For more information, go to upforarts.org.
Paper is the star at annual Paper Trails celebration in Tacoma
It’s all things paper at the annual Paper Trails 2015 celebration taking place at King’s Books, 328 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. There will be hand-embellished paper, paper craft items, supplies, art books, prints, cards, calligraphy, demonstrations, and make-and-take. Learn about art books and paper crafts of all kinds starting at 11 a.m. Saturday. Admission is free, for more information call 253-272-8801 .