Published November 23, 2012
9 Things To Do This Weekend
Enjoy your long weekend to the fullest with live theater, local crafts, a laugh-riot at the Royal, Santa's arrival, a Christmas tree lighting, and a chance to sing "The hills are alive!" at the top of your lungs in public.TODAY-SUNDAY -- A new Harlequin holiday: After years of Stardust holidays at Harlequin Productions, the local theater group takes a new tack, presenting a revue. "A CHRISTMAS SURVIVAL GUIDE," that takes a humorous look at what Christmas is like for grown-ups. Showtimes this weekend are plus 2 p.m. Sunday, but the show runs through Dec. 31 at the State Theater, 202 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Tickets are $38 general admission, $35 for military and seniors, $25 for students and those younger than 25. Discounted rush tickets are available a half-hour prior to curtain. More information: 360-786-0151 or www.harlequinproductions.org -- or read Molly Gilmore's story on the show at www.theolympian.com/living.TODAY-SUNDAY -- Sisterly holidays: Capital Playhouses holiday musical "NUNCRACKERS" shows what happens when the quirky Nunsense gals decide to tape a holiday TV special in the convent basement. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday plus 2 p.m. Sunday, but the show runs through Dec. 16 at the playhouse, 612 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Tickets are $33-$39 for adults; $28-$34 for seniors (60 and older) and youth (16 and younger). More information: 360-943-2744 or www.capitalplayhouse.com -- or read Molly Gilmore's story about the show at www.theolympian.com/living. She also talked to new playhouse managing director Lauren O'Neill.TODAY-SUNDAY -- Final thrills: This is your last chance to take in the classic thriller NIGHT MUST FALL as its run closes this weekend at Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Ave. NE, Olympia. Showtimes are 7:55 p.m. today and Saturday, and 1:55 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12-$14. Call 360-786-9484.SATURDAY -- Recover from Black Friday: If youre operating on turkey leftovers and early-morning shopping fatigue, perk up with a trip to the TURKEY HANGOVER COMEDY SHOW on Saturday night at the Royal Lounge, 311 Capitol Way N. This night of standup comedy will feature Mike Wally Walter, Rodney Sherwood and Kelsey Cook. The laughing begins at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for this 21-and-older-only show are $10 and must be purchased in advance at ticketderby.com/vendor/baurice-nelson-id-4748.SATURDAY -- Love the local: If you've had your fill of big boxes and Black Fridays, head to the LINCOLN WINTER MARKET from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Lincoln Elementary School, 213 21st Ave SE, Olympia. This market celebrates the season of giving with hand-crafted goods created by more than 60 local vendors -- plus hot food, sweet treats and entertainment. This event benefits Lincoln's Options Community Council and is organized by Make Olympia, which encourages, supportss and promotes the entrepreneurial efforts of local crafters, artists and artisans. For more information go to www.makeolympia.com.SATURDAY -- Beautiful and lethal: In 1934, Keiko Fukuda ignored expectations that she would get married and have children and instead chose to become the highest ranking woman in judo. Discover the life of Fukuda in the documentary film MRS. JUDO: BE STRONG, BE GENTLE, BE BEAUTIFUL playing at the Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The screening will be followed by a Q & A session with the director. Tickets are $8.50 general admission, $5.50 for Olympia Film Society members, $4 kids 12 and younger. olympiafilmsociety.org.SATURDAY -- A Ramsey homecoming: Originally from Olympia and now hailing from southern Oregon, JEF RAMSEY, who plays guitar and mandolin and sings, performs styles from swing to bluegrass to jazz, from song to instrumental. He will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Traditions Café and World Folk Art, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia. Tickets are $12 general admission, $8 for students and those with low income.SUNDAY -- Community Christmas kickoff: Get in the holiday spirit at the annual DOWNTOWN FOR THE HOLIDAYS sponsored by the Olympia Downtown Association. Enjoy free horse-drawn carriage rides, free electric trolley rides, visit with Santa and get your picture taken, participate in (or just view) the gingerbread house competition, and enjoy live entertainment, the Holiday Parade, Singing Christmas tree and official lighting of the Christmas tree. All the activities will be centered in and around Sylvester Park from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Go to downtownolympia.com/about/downtownfortheholidays for a complete schedule of events.SUNDAY -- Doe a Deer: Its going to be DIY theater at this years SING-ALONG SOUND OF MUSIC event at the Washington Center for Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE. The screening of Julie Andrews musical in full-screen Technicolor will include subtitles so the whole audience can sing along. The evening starts with a vocal warm-up and a run-down on the complimentary Magic Moments props to be used at strategic points throughout the show. Show up in your finest duds for the costume competition. All the fun begins at 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $16 adult, $14 military and $5 youth. Call or go online to get yours; 360-753-8586, washingtoncenter.org.