Paint & Sip with The Merlot Canvas Create a painting, drink some wine (or coffee) and fellowship. Cost covers all supplies and instructions. 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday. Forza Coffee Company, 1520 Wilmington Drive, DuPont. $35. 253-301-3925, forzacoffeecompany.com/dupont
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Friday at the Fort live music and food and drink. Seating is on the lawn, so bring a blanket or a folding chair. 6 p.m. Friday. Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma. $12 advance; $15 at the gate
Banjo Band and BBQ performance by the Tacoma Banjo Band, includes a steam train ride to the museum for the concert and catered BBQ. Seating on the train is limited. reservations required. 3:30-6 p.m. Friday. Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad and Museum, 54124 Mountain Highway E., Elbe. $50-$60. 253-495-7164, mtrainierrailroad.com
Travis Tritt 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Emerald Queen Casino, 2024 E. 29th St., Tacoma. $35-$85. Ticketmaster
Waterfront Walking Tours will feature two guides, one of which is an expert from Harbor WildWatch. Our tour is suitable and fun for all ages. 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Gig Harbor Maritime Pier, 3003 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor. Free. 253-514-0187, harborwildwatch.org