Things to do: Live local music, senior activity center open house, writing group and more


The Expanders Los Angeles-based vintage reggae revivalists. 8 p.m. Thursday. Jazzbones, 2803 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. $15-$18. 253-396-9169

Lakewood Senior Activity Center Open House highlighting activities and organizations of interest to Lakewood area seniors. Free drawings and refreshments. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday. Lakewood Senior Activity Center, 9112 Lakewood Drive SW, Lakewood. Free. 253-798-4090

Reading for Writers: Fiction group designed for writers of those with some writing experience. Reading short works: “The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction” edited by Lex Williford and Michael Martone. 7 p.m. Thursday. King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-8801


Humanities Washington: George Halekas and “The Ecology of Sound” Tells a story linking natural history, music, and culture. A special guest performer will follow the event. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. 6 p.m. Friday. Reservations suggested: alphildd@harborhistorymuseum.org. Harbor History Museum, 4121 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor. Free. 253-858-6722, harborhistorymuseum.org