Discover the beauty of wood and all the artistic forms it can take at the Northwest Carvers Association Show and Sale this weekend. It will feature a juried gallery, free demonstrations, seminars and auctions from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Puyallup Fair & Event Center, 110 Ninth Ave. SW, Puyallup. Admission is $7. Call 253-833-2646.
Check out the imaginative, kid-friendly digs at the Grand Opening Celebration of the New Hands on Children’s Museum on Sunday and Monday at 414 Jefferson St. SE, Olympia. There will be a lot to see and join in, making the museum a must-do for families. Registration for timed entry to the celebration must be made at hocm.org/page.php?id=271. Admission is $6.95-$9.95; children younger than 12 months get in free. Hours are 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday.
Middle school through college students thinking of becoming zookeepers, veterinarians, marine biologists or environmental educators won’t want to miss Career Day at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma. Students can observe special animal presentations, find out what zookeepers do to care for their animals, pick up free information and visit behind the scenes. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday with most activities and presentations running between 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The event includes free zoo admission for students; those younger than 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. For more information, go to pdza.org.
With a career starting on “Star Search” and “A Different World,” plus roles in films such as “Necessary Roughness,” “Houseguest,” “First Kid,” “Jingle All the Way,” “Good Burger” and a short stint on the debut of “Celebrity Apprentice,” Sinbad has made his stamp in the entertainment and comedy world. He will perform at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Emerald Queen Casino, 2024 E. 29th St., Tacoma. Tickets are $25-$6 through Ticketmaster.
Can heavy metal be funny? It can if it’s performed by Gwar, the band that accidentally made a name for itself using sci-fi movie costumes, obscene lyrics and crazy, over-the-top stage performances. The two-time Grammy Award nominees will play at 3 p.m. Saturday at Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave., Seattle. Tickets are $25 at showboxonline.com.
Neil Young and his personal garage band Crazy Horse have performed individually and together since the 1960s. They launched a new tour this year in anticipation of the album “Psychedelic Pill,” which will be released in November. Th elatest work is a Crazy Horse-lovers dream, a two-disc set that alternates three- to four-minute garage stomps with four epic tracks. See the group at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Seattle’s KeyArena. Tickets are $55-$180 through Ticketmaster.
California rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers was nominated for Favorite Band at the 2012 People’s Choice Awards, the group’s song “I’m with You” was nominated for a 2012 Grammy Award for Best Rock Album and the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year. See the Chili Peppers at 8 p.m. Thursday at Seattle’s KeyArena. Tickets are $39.50-$59.50 through Ticketmaster.
Immerse yourself in the L. Frank Baum classic “The Wizard of Oz” at Seattle Children’s Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle. The story of friendship, courage, and love of family and home never loses its charm, and is appropriate for adults and kids alike. The play opens Thursday and runs through Jan. 6. Plan a family getaway and theater experience for the holidays. Showtimes and ticket prices are available at sct.org/shows/on-stage/wizard
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