Saturday — Sunday
Tacoma Musical Playhouse’s “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” is based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Flemings childrens book. It is in its final weekend with shows at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the theater, 7116 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. Children’s tickets are $10 with the donation of a new, unwrapped toy for the 8 p.m. show Saturday. Tickets are $22-$31 and are available at tmp.org.
“A Christmas Story,” produced by Tacoma Little Theatre, is also in its final weekend. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 North I St., Tacoma. Tickets are $20-$24 and are available by phone or online; 253-272-2281, tacomalittletheatre.com/tickets.
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Celebrate the winter solstice and nature at the South Sound Estuary Association’s “Turn of the Tides Festival.” The family-friendly event will educate and entertain with environmental education groups, storytelling by Gene Tabagan, local artist-created marine themed items for sale, and hot chowder and cocoa. Sponsored by the Port of Olympia, it is free to the public. Head out to the South Sound Estuarium, 309 State Ave. NE, Olympia, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
Seattle Secular Solstice celebration at the Seattle Center Armory Loft 3. The celebration will will move, thematically, from light to dark to light again with energy, facing painful issues and renewing with hope. It will being at 4:19 p.m. Saturday, with set-your-own-price tickets. A donation of $15 is suggested. Go to brownpapertickets.com/event/2462592.