It’s a beach party with cars and bikes
It’s all about hot rods, motorcycles, music and beer at Slappy’s Garage and North End Tavern’s Beach Party and Car Show. Enter your car or just drop by to admire the cars on display while enjoying music by Steve Stefanowicz and Friends. It is 12:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday at the 2622 N. Proctor, Tacoma. For more information, go to slappysgarage.blogspot.com.
Saturday — Sunday
Let’s go back 160 years or so
Discover what life was like in the 1850s when Fort Nisqually Living History Museum hosts its annual Brigade Encampment this weekend. Dozens of re-enactors will set up tents to portray a visit to the fort by a large group of fur traders. The two-day event will include the arrival of the fur trade brigade full of bravado and glad tidings. Visitors can meet re-enactors, get hands-on lessons and more. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $5-$9 with kids 4 and younger free. For more information, call 253-591-5339.
Friday (Aug. 12)
Club celebrates half a century
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Oakbrook Golf Club at the Oakbrook Block Party. There will be a picnic-style dinner, kid-friendly games on the lawn, golf contests and live music with The Fab Three. It is 5-8 p.m. Friday (Aug. 12) at Oakbrook Golf Club, 8102 Zircon Drive SW, Lakewood. Cost is $20. For more information, call 253-584-8770.
BMW gets spotlight from museum
Take in the sight of BMW autos, enjoy signature appetizers from El Gaucho, spirit and wine tastings plus Montecristo cigars at the Cars & Cigars event at the LeMay: America’s Car Museum, 2702 E. D St., Tacoma. There will be live music outdoors on the Anderson Plaza and visitors can experience an i8 ride. Tickets for the 6:30-9 p.m. event Saturday are $65 and $125 per couple, and include eight taste tokens and admission into the museum. For more information, go to americascarmuseum.org/event/cars-cigars.
A night for the family in Puyallup
Join in the fun of face-painting, crafting, a bouncy house, chair massages and an outdoor screening of “Inside Out” at the Sunrise Village Family Night Out. Many businesses will be offering specials during the 6-8 p.m. event Saturday at the village, 10507 156th St. E., Puyallup. The family event is free to the public.
Running through a rainbow
Wear white at the starting line and finish plastered in color at the Color Run Tropicolor World Tour coming to the Tacoma Dome Saturday. The 5K run features an island-style theme while being bathed in a array of tropical colors and island scents while passing through the shade of palm trees, inflatable arches and island-style music. Stick around for the fun festival following the run with music, dancing and color throws. It kicks off at 8 a.m. Saturday, tickets are $39.99 or $59.99. For more information, go to thecolorrun.com/locations/tacoma-wa.
Friday (Aug. 12)
Have a little patience, sweet child
Known as one of the biggest rock bands during parts of the past 40 years, Guns N’ Roses will be coming to CenturyLink Field, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle. With six album releases, the band has sold more than 100 million records and was elected into the Rock and Roll Hall Fame. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. concert Friday (Aug. 12) start at $35. Go to Ticketmaster to get yours.
Friday (Aug. 12)
A days filled with dozens of bands
With more than 70 bands taking the stage, the 2016 Vans Warped Tour is coming to the White River Amphitheatre, 40601 Auburn Enumclaw Road SE, Auburn. There will be music on seven stages plus workshops with local musicians. The day promises to be full of music for everyone. Event begins at 11 a.m. Friday (Aug. 12) with tickets, $39.50, available at Ticketmaster.