TODAY-SUNDAY -- This festival stinks: That pungent bulb with many health benefits will be the star of the show at the CHEHALIS GARLIC FESTIVAL starting today. There will be food, live entertainment, chef demonstrations, workshops and all kinds of fun. The festival is at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds, 255 N. National Ave., Chehalis. Hours are noon-8 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Free trolleys to the event pick up from the Centralia Amtrak station and in Chehalis from Holiday Inn Express, Dennys restaurant parking lot, or the 500 block of North Market in downtown Chehalis. Tickets are $4-$5. chehalisgarlicfest.com.
TODAY-SUNDAY -- You won't want to be his neighbor: Harlequin Productions presents the world premiere of Carter W. Lewis comedy "THE AMERICANS ACROSS THE STREET" about a prize-winning author who spends his days on his porch, railing against the state of the nation. And tonight, Lewis will be on hand to talk about the play after the performance. Showtimes are 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the State Theater, 202 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Tickets are $31 general admission, $28 for military and seniors, $20 for students. Discounted rush tickets are available a half-hour prior to curtain. For more information, call 360-786-0151, visit harlequinproductions.org, or read the story on www.theolympian.com homepage today.
TODAY -- Friday film on Friday night: The Movies at the Mansion classic film series continues tonight with 1940s HIS GIRL FRIDAY, starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. Bring your chairs and blankets for the 9 p.m. show at the State Capital Museum, 211 S.W. 21st Ave., Olympia. There will be popcorn and candy for sale and complimentary coffee provided. Admission is free, but a $2 donation is appreciated.
TODAY-SUNDAY -- Musical sleepover under the stars: Its going to be three nights of music, dancing, swimming, and camping at the annual HELSING JUNCTION SLEEPOVER this weekend. Pack up and hang out under the stars at Helsing Farm, 12013 Independence Road S.W., Rochester. Participating bands include Gary May, The Hive Dwellers, Angelo Spencer et les Hauts Sommets, Arrington DeDionysos Malaikat Dan Singa, Nucular Aminals, Hysterics, LAKE, Mt. Eerie, and Maxines. The $40 full weekend pass includes camping and the full lineup of music, and can be purchased online with credit card or at the event with cash only. (Kids younger than 12 get in free.) The family-friendly event begins at 5 tonight and goes through 5 p.m. Sunday. Leave your pets at home its a no-pets event. Go to krecs.com/helsingjunction for details, purchasing tickets and directions.
TODAY -- Lifes Been Good to Walsh: JOE WALSH has the kind of rock n roll career musicians dream of: Hes been a member of a string of successful bands, most notably the Eagles during their Hotel California peak. He has had a string of solo hits, including Lifes Been Good and In The City. Hes also a prolific session musician who has played with the likes of B.B. King and Dan Fogelberg. And hes in Rolling Stone magazines Top 100 Guitarists of All Time. (Hes No. 54.) If you already have your tickets for his 8 oclock show tonight at Little Creek Casino Resort, consider yourself lucky because it is now sold out. But you still might be able to snag late-release tickets or resales. More information is at little-creek.com.
TODAY -- Tin Tin in Tumwater: Tonight you can enjoy one final Screen on the Green free movie: Steven Spielbergs THE ADVENTURES OF TIN TIN. Gates open at Tumwater Valley Golf Course, 4611 Tumwater Valley Drive S.E., at 7:30 p.m., and the movie begins at dusk. Bring your blankets and snacks for a family-friendly night of fun. But leave grills, umbrellas and pets at home. Details are at ci.tumwater.wa.us/summerspecialevents.html.
SUNDAY -- Vroom vroom: Join Corvettes de Olympia at the annual CAPITAL CITY 'VETTE FEST IX on Sunday on the show lawn of the new LeMay-Americas Car Museum in Tacoma. The all-Corvette show also will feature a Northwest Association of Corvette Clubs juried Show & Shine with a Peoples Choice award. Corvette owners can register to show their beauty the day of the event. Those who just want to admire the cars get in free. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For more details, go to corvettesdeolympia.org.