Dance Tango on the Waterfront overlooking the marina. 7-10 p.m. Wednesday at The Social Bar and Grill, 1715 Dock St., Tacoma. For more information call 253-222-0105 or go online to TangoInTacoma.com
Welcome the holidays with music of the season by Susan W. Haas when she performs at 4 p.m. Wednesday at University Place Library, 3609 Market Place W., University Place. Free. 253-548-3307; piercecountylibrary.org
Family STEM Day: Biofuels Design, build, tinker and learn together as you explore the world of automobiles and its relation to science, technology, engineering and math. 10 a.m. Thursday at LeMay — America’s Car Museum, 2702 East D St., Tacoma. Included in admission.
Thursday — Friday
The Tacoma Symphony and Chorus is performing the much beloved Handel’s “Messiah,” directed by chorus director Geoffrey Boers, twice this week. Join in the tradition of this classic piece at the 7:30 p.m. concert 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church, 7700 Skansie Ave., Gig Harbor and Friday at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 7112 S. 12 St., Tacoma. Tickets are $25 and $45, and are available at 253-591-5894 or broadwaycenter.org.