This Weekend: Go Find Local Art & Your New Best Friend

I would like to start off by saying that I hope you all enjoyed your long weekends last week, even with the rain and wind. I’m really curious to find out if any of you got the chance to try out Freestyle Saturday, and what kind of trouble you were able to find on your weekend adventure! I know on my end, I found my new favorite diner all the way out in Ephrata, with the best breakfast that miraculously cured my hangover Monday morning.

Now, with pleasantries out of the way, let’s talk about what is really important here – this weekend.  

I have events for your whole family, even your four-legged pooch! This includes taking your dog for a run and a swim at Stewart Heights Park and Pool, embracing your inner chef by learning how to make kimchi, finding your new best friend during PetSmart’s National Pet Adoption event, and taking that new best friend to explore Tacoma during a scavenger hunt art walk! Oh, and the LeMay Car Museum is hosting another amazing event called Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, showcasing the country’s top automobiles with 13 different classes to spectate and gawk at.

I would also like to add that this weekend is supposed to be super nice, and with the prematurely winter-ish weather we have been dealing with, I welcome the sunshine with open arms. With that said, let’s dive into this weekend head first, and see what type of shenanigans we can get ourselves into.


Friday – September 11, 2015

Korean Kimchi Event Presented by the Asian Pacific Cultural Center

If you are anything like me, you enjoy learning about how to make your favorite foods so you don’t have to go to restaurants nightly to get your fix. Well, if you are a kimchi fan, here’s your opportunity to learn all there is to know about making a variety of kimchi dishes. Joyce Yoo, the kimchi culinary expert, will lead you through this food lover’s adventure, even supplying you with the necessary items to create your very own dishes before you leave! If nothing else, this event gives you a great conversation starter about how awesome and well-cultured you are by making your own cultured Asian specialty foods.

This culinary workshop begins at 6pm, and will cost you $30 at the door. Bring your own apron, knife, and cutting board – the rest will be supplied for you by the Asian Pacific Cultural Center.

Learn more about this event on the APCC website.


Saturday – September 12th 2015

Pooch Pool Party and Dog Gone Run Presented by Metro Parks Tacoma

This weekend you have an awesome opportunity to go out and do a two-mile run with one or all of your dogs, watch them play with all the other racer puppies in the public pool and lazy river, and just overall lounge around before the pool is drained for the winter. This should be a blast! Plus, think of all the things you will be able to get done after the event since your four-legged friend will be pooped out from an excited day at the pool.

If you or your dog aren’t up for a biathlon this weekend, you don’t have to do both the running and the swimming – the events are offered by themselves as well. To save $5 on the run and swim you will need to register today, since the event starts at 8am Saturday morning. However, if you are only planning on taking your dog to the pool, ticket sales will be done at the gate.

For more information on times and pricing for this pooch party, visit the Metro Parks event page.


National Adoption Weekend Presented by PetSmart

If you have been thinking about adding a new family member to the household, this event should be right up your alley. This weekend the Tacoma Humane Society will set up shop at the PetSmart on 23rd Street all weekend in the hopes of getting residents of the Greater Tacoma area to adopt 40 pets, saving their lives in the process.

Learn more on where to find your next puppy or kitty on the event page.


Scavenger Hunt – Downtown Tacoma presented by Explore It NW

Whether you bring your new pet along with you or not, this is a really fun event for the whole family! I did this walk last year and learned so much about a city I thought I knew like the back of my hand. This includes beautiful sculptures on display, and historic landmarks kept by the city to preserve the culture of old Tacoma. Furthermore, during this event you will be able to be a regular techy, because the entire event is done using your phone to answer questions and take quirky pictures with the sculptures.

If you’ve ever wondered what all the little districts are in Tacoma, I urge you to go spend your afternoon doing this event; you will visit locations including Antique Row, Opera Alley, the Theatre District, and Wright Park. If this sounds like something you want to do, make sure you register by tonight, as you are not able to pay at the gate like 99% of the events I share. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for children over the age of five. The event starts at B Sharp Coffee House.

Find more information on the scavenger hunt, and register for the fun at


Sunday – September 13th 2015

Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance Presented by the LeMay Car Museum

After going to LeMay’s Cars and Cigars event I have no doubt that this will be an event for all lovers of automobiles to appreciate. After some research, I find this event features basically the best of the best in the country, competing for 1st place as they travel the nation during the top end car show. Cars will be judged in 13 different categories including Antiques up to 1925, Supercars, and my personal favorite – the special displays.

To attend this event, you can pre-register online for $30 dollars, or pay at the door for an additional $5. Take the whole family, and end your pleasantly exhausting weekend looking at perfectly preserved manmade beauties.

To learn more about this event or to pre-register and save the $5, visit


Thank you for reading my weekly blog! If you have any events that you would like to see on my board please send them to and I will be sure to check them out. Again, I really enjoy writing this for you all each week and I hope you are already looking forward to next week’s shenanigans.

Your “Weekend Sherpa”,


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We had a wonderful time at the pool party….even though our husky isn’t that fond of water.  Kudos to the city for doing this!!

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