Published July 27, 2012
9 Things to Do This WeekendDUSTI DEMAREST
TONIGHT -- A little indie history: Music writer MARK BAUMGARTEN will read from and sign his new book "LOVE ROCK REVOLUTION: K Records and the Rise of Independent Music," and musical guests THE MAXINES will perform at 7:30 tonight at the Olympia Timberland Regional Library, 313 Eighth Ave. S.E., Olympia. The event, aimed at adults and teens, is free, but takes place after other library services have shut down for the day. For more information, go to trl.org or call 360-352-0595. TONIGHT -- A rhythmic benefit: You can help support the Procession of the Species tonight by attending the PROCESSION ART STUDIO'S BENEFIT CONCERT & DANCE, featuring BAKA BEYOND playing African rhythm and Celtic soul inspired by the Baka Pygmies of the Cameroon. The 8 p.m. concert is at Eagles Hall, 805 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Admission is $20. Tickets are available at Traditions Café or at the door.TONIGHT -- An outdoor dance floor: Have you always wanted to be that sultry dancer moving across the dance floor? Then tonights TANGO BY THE FOUNTAIN is right up your alley. Olympias 15th annual outdoor milonga will feature tangueros from Bellingham to Portland you can join in or just sit back watch. The dancing continues from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Heritage Park, 330 Fifth Ave. S.W., Olympia. Donations are appreciated. For more information, call 360-402-0769.TONIGHT -- Live theater:Theater Artists Olympia presents William Shakespeares bloodiest play, "TITUS ADRONICUS," with the setting moved to the world of biker gangs in the 1970s. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. today-Sunday at Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Ave. N.E., Olympia. Tickets are $12, plus $6 student rush tickets this weekend only. For more information, go to olytheater.com or brownpapertickets.com. And you can watch a trailer at youtube.com/watch?v=h9OkxfDHe5wIts the final weekend to see Harlequin Productions summer music revue SUMMER SESSION: SET IN THE 70s. The classic rock-packed piece of theater is showing at 8 tonight and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at State Theater, 202 Fourth Ave. E. Tickets are $25-$38. For more information, call 360-786-0151, or go to harlequinproductions.org.The Animal Fire Theatre production of Shakespeares HAMLET also continues at Priest Point Park, 2600 East Bay Drive, Olympia. The play, which has been condensed to suit a park setting, runs through Aug. 5. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays; admission is free. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and bug repellent for a night of theater among the trees.SATURDAY -- Shrooms galore: The fifth annual PACIFIC NORTHWEST MUSHROOM FESTIVAL, organized by the Hawks Prairie Rotary, features cooking demonstrations, the Shroom Feast cook-off, entertainment and a lot of childrens activities. New this year is a mushroom and wine party, with wine tasting, hors doeuvres, dancing and a silent auction. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Thurston County Regional Athletic Complex, 8345 Steilacoom Road S.E., Lacey. Tickets are $5, but it's free for ages 12 and younger. For more information, call 360-259-6672, or go to pnwmushroomfest.com. Walking tours of Ostroms Mushroom Farms are available both days for $5 per person. Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended. At the Shroom Feast, tastes are $10 for seven. If you're interested in the Mushroom and Wine Event, it runs 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Harmony Hall, 9101 Steilacoom Road S.E., Lacey. Tickets are $25, including festival admission, seven tastes of food and wine, and a commemorative wine glass.SATURDAY -- Public art tours resume: Its free, educational and all about local when the FREE WATERFRONT PUBLIC ART TOURS resume Saturday and continue weekly through Sept. 29. Its a great activity for out-of-town guests or come enjoy it yourself. Sponsored by Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation and the Olympia Arts Commission, tours leave at 11 a.m. Saturdays from the bell in front of the Olympia Farmers Market near the traffic circle. Tours take approximately an hour and include information on Triumph of the Vegetables, Motherhood, Tide Pool of Time, Kujira I, The Kiss, South Sound Map and the Percival Plinth Project. For more information, call 360-709-2678.SUNDAY -- Classical at the Capitol: Join the OLYMPIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA when it performs a selection of its greatest hits from the past season at the annual free symphony CONCERT AT THE CAPITOL. Bring the family, pack a picnic dinner, and head to the Capitol Campus near the Tivoli Fountain on Capitol Way for the 5:30 p.m. concert Sunday. For more information, call 360-753-0074, or go to olympiasymphony.com.