Putting on the Dog-a-Thon
Dog and animal lovers will come together for canine fun at the annual Tacoma Pierce County Humane Society’s Dog-a-Thon this weekend. The day’s events, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., will include a Magnificent Mutt contest, dog demonstrations, pet products, vendors and food. Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave. SW, Lakewood. For information, see tinyurl.com/dog-a-thon.
Get your yoga on
Join in finding love, connection and mutual healing at the annual Yoga in the Park Celebration sponsored by Samdhana-Karana Yoga. Taking place in Wright Park, 501 S. I St., Tacoma. Experience the healing and fun of practicing yoga outdoors with others while supporting the group’s nonprofit efforts working with people of all incomes and abilities. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Register at samdhanakaranayoga.org/yogainthepark.
Fridays (July 22)-July 29
The bands of summer
Gather the family, bring your lawn chairs and blankets and head to the Sounds at Sunset summer concert series at Meridian Habitat Park, 14422 Meridian E., Puyallup. The 7 p.m. concerts will feature The Not-Its on July 22 and The Olson Brothers Band on July 29. The performance is free and open to the public.
Festival celebrates all things Japanese
Immerse yourself in Japanese culture at the White River Bon Odori Summer Festival from 4-9:30 p.m. There will be Japanese folk dancing, food booths and traditional entertainment. Held at the White River Buddhist Temple, 3625 Auburn Way N. Admission is free. For information, see tinyurl.com/zxxjrd6.
POW’s art focus of talk
Join Joseph Govednik, museum curator for the Foss Waterway Seaport, and learn about W.C. Johnson at the “A Washingtonian’s Incredible Story, Told Through His Art” presentation. Johnson was a World War II Japanese prisoner of war who, through his art during captivity, tells his story. Govednik will share his art and experiences in a talk at noon at the Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. Talk is included in admission. For information, call 253-272-3500.
Kenny Chesney plays CenturyLink
With multiple awards, including from the Academy of County Music and the Country Music Association, Kenny Chesney has recorded 20 albums and regularly sells out venues for his performances. See him in a 7:30 p.m. concert at CenturyLink Field 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle. Tickets start at $21 and are available through Ticketmaster.
Weird Al Yankovic at Woodland Park Zoo
Known as the king of mock and parody, Weird Al Yankovic has made a career of lampooning contemporary chart-toppers with his own style. He is coming to the Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle, as part of its ZooTunes summer concert series and on his “The Mandatory World Tour.” He will be performing in 6 p.m. concerts Tuesday and Wednesday with tickets starting at $35. For information, see tinyurl.com/gvd2kan.
If you like old games ...
If classic and “old-school” gaming is your thing, come out for the annual Seattle Retro Gaming Expo this weekend at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. There will be a lot of activities, information, vendors, collectors and more at the two-day event. There will be a freeplay room with more than 1,200 games available and open to all. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $15 for a one-day pass, $25 for a weekend pass and $50 for a family pass. For information, see seattleretro.org.