But after you've gotten hot and tired, check out these options:
TONIGHT -- More than food at Kitzels: It's no secret that you can get some tasty food at Kitzel's Crazy Delicious Delicatessen, 514 Capitol Way S., Olympia. But it's a little less well known that the Jewish deli has become a gathering place, offering live music, art, and meeting space. There are two offerings tonight: PROFESSOR BANJO, who plays old-time music for children and families, celebrates the release of his CD Live in Seattle with a show from 6 to 7 p.m. Admission is by donation, with $5 per person or $15 per family suggested. Following that performance, CHINA STAR and REBECCA FIGEL celebrate the opening of their multimedia art show with a performance from 7:30-9 p.m. That event is free. For more information about all Kitzel's events, call 360-357-7747 or go to kitzels.com.
TONIGHT -- Let's go Phishing: LAWN BOY, Portlands Phish tribute band, makes its Olympia debut tonight, complete with light show. The jamming begins at 9 p.m. at the Olympia Ballroom, 116 Legion Way, Olympia. Tickets are $10. For more information, go to olympiaballroom.com, or watch the band performing at a concert last month on YouTube.
TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY -- Harlequin rocks: After spending several summers in the 60s, Harlequin Productions has fast-forwarded a decade with its production SUMMER SESSION: SET IN THE 70s. The musical revue is packed with as many songs as one evening of theater can hold, and a backdrop of projected images that help to tell the stories sung and danced by the cast and played by a live band. Its playing at the State Theater, 202 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Showtimes are 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25-$38. Call 360-786-0151 or go to harlequinproductions.org.
SATURDAY -- Fractured fiction: Its a night for the weird, wicked and witty in books when Orca Books hosts the ERASERHEAD PRESS DOUBLE-HEADER author event Saturday. Meet Mykle Hansen, a Wonderland Book Award nominee, as he reads from his new book Hooray for Death Also featured will be author Cameron Pierce reading from his book The Pickled Apocalypse of Pancake Island. The event is at the book store, 509 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia, at 6 p.m. and its free. Call 360-352-0123 to learn more.
SUNDAY -- Juliet in pointe shoes: We have a plethora of wonderful dancers here in South Sound, but we don't have world-class professional ballet companies here. The solution? Head to the cineplex to see London's Royal Ballet on the big screen. Its production of ROMEO & JULIET will play at the Century Theaters at Capital Mall at noon Sunday. One of the perks: You dont have to get dressed up for the performance or spring for airfare to England. Tickets are $12 for the screening.
SUNDAY -- Singing Gods praises: Summertime brings a number of opportunities to hear a variety of genres of music outside, but usually the church music stays inside the sanctuary. Not this weekend. A tasty mix of African, gospel, reggae, blues and funky music praising God is what IJenNah (translated heaven) is all about. Join the Liberian musician Lasana Kanneh performing an outdoor concert Sunday at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 4300 Carpenter Road S.E., Lacey. Bring a chair for the free concert from 6-8 p.m.
For more ideas, check out today's Weekend section in The Olympian. It also contains the rundown on this year's Music in the Park music series, which kicks off Wednesday night.