Things to do: Solar workshops, Tumwater brewfest, car show and more happenings


Solar in Tacoma workshop series hosted by Artisan Electric. Learn how to get started 2-3:30 p.m. Aug. 20; 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 and 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 1, Tacoma Nature Center, 1919 S. Tyler St., Tacoma. Refreshments provided, registration requested at solarintacoma.eventrbrite.com

Live Argentine Tango Music and Milonga Dance to the music of Chicharra Tango. 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday. Studio 6 Ballroom, 2608 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. $15. backstreettango.com

Tumwater Artesian Brewfest hosts outdoor games, a stein-holding contest, and over 40 Pacific Northwest breweries. 1 p.m. Saturday. Tumwater Valley Driving Range, 4611 Tumwater Valley Drive SE, Tumwater. $20-$25. 360-754-4160, tumwaterartesianbrewfest.com

Unity In The Community: Custom Car Show and Festival a community festival featuring a custom car show. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Meridian Habitat Park, 14422 Meridian E., Puyallup. 253-841-8515

Nifty Fifty Networking Group open to public with local informative speakers. 11:30 a.m. Aug. 20, Joeseppi’s Ristoranti, 2207 N. Pearl St., Tacoma. $10 for lunch