TODAY -- Jazz in a Box: As part of the new BLACK BOX CABARET JAZZ SERIES, STEVE LUCENO and guests will play at 8 tonight at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Since the early 1970s, Luceno has performed in music ensembles including rhythm and blues, dance hall groups, Caribbean music, jazz standards and modern jazz. The show is for ages 21 and older. Tickets are $16; $14 for military. Call 360-753-8586.
TODAY -- Get cozy with Cosy: COSY SHERIDAN, the winner of the Kerrville Folk Festivals NewFolk Award and The Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour Contest, has made her name as a singer/songwriter in the folk music world. Hear her take on love songs for adults and her signature parody on aging and women at 8 tonight at Traditions Cafe & World Folk Art, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia. Tickets are $12; $8 students and those with low income. Call 360-705-2819.
TODAY -- Energetic folk-Americana: Coming off the release of their latest album, It Wont Be Long, the Portland-based group FRUITION STRING BAND is performing at 9 tonight at the Olympia Ballroom, 116 Legion Way SE, Olympia. The group has played at festivals throughout the region, including Bumbershoot. Joining them on stage will be Olympias own KENDI WINTER, making her Olympia Ballroom debut with an array of new material. SCIENCE! will be the opening act. Tickets are $10. Call 360-259-1589.
SATURDAY -- Time to get All Shook Up: Celebrate Elvis birthday at 7 p.m. Saturday at Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia. The ELVIS BIRTHDAY BASH with ROBERT WASHINGTON offers a night of film, burlesque featuring TUSH BURLESQUE and music by KENTUCKY RAIN. The show also features a screening of the award-winning film Almost Elvis, which tells of the best Elvis impersonators and chronicles top contenders on their road to the world championship. Admission is $15 at the door.
SATURDAY -- Crafty canines: A group of dogs all rescued from shelters and pounds show off their skills, including tricks, acrobatics, dancing and comedy in STUNT DOG EXPERIENCE. Shows are at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Tickets are $14-$22 for adults; $13-$20 for students, seniors and military; and $7-$11 for youth (plus service fees). For more information, call 360-753-8586 or go to stuntdog.com.
SATURDAY -- Laugh a little: Get your funny bone tickled when JUBAL FLAGG of Movin 92.5 brings his own brand of comedy to the stage at Comedy Night at The Royal Lounge, 311 Capitol Way N., Olympia. Joining him in the 8:30 p.m. Saturday show are MONICA LEVI and BILLY ANDERSON. Tickets are $12, and the show is for ages 21 and older only. Call 360-705-0760.
SUNDAY -- Honor his legacy: Join in honoring Martin Luther King Jr. in a silent WALK FOR PEACE on Sunday. Sponsored by the South Sound Buddhist Fellowship, the meditative walk around Capitol Lake begins at noon at Marathon Park. Arrive early for introductions and instructions for the silent walk (no banners, chanting or cheering). For more details, contact Miles at 360-866-9316.
MONDAY -- Celebrate Darby's: DARBY'S CAFE, 211 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia, will be featured on Mondays episode of Guy Fieris popular Food Network show DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES, and to celebrate, the cafe and the Olympia Film Society are hosting a premiere party, including a live screening, a raffle and a screening of the diner documentary I Like Killing Flies. The fun runs from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday at the Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia. Tickets are $5 or two cans of food for the Thurston County Food Bank. For more information, call 360-357-6229, or visit darbyscafe.com. For the episode guide and recipes, go to foodnetwork.com/diners-drive-ins-and-dives/hometown-haunts. (And mark your calendars: The Fish Tale Brew Pub, 515 Jefferson St. SE, Olympia, also will be featured on the show Feb. 11.)
MONDAY -- The feather art of Chris Maynard: CHRIS MAYNARD of Olympia, whose work is attracting international attention, will show his feather shadowboxes in his hometown with an exhibit at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. The exhibit opens Monday and runs through Feb. 15; a reception with a talk by Maynard and Thor Hanson, a biologist and the author of Feathers, is planned for 2:30-4:30 p.m. Feb. 2. Admission is free, but the exhibit is open only to event ticket holders one hour before scheduled events or by appointment. For an appointment to see the art, call 360-753-8586. For more information, go to featherfolio.com.