THROUGH SUNDAY -- Sounds of our roots: The fifth annual OLYMPIA OLD-TIME FESTIVAL is a weekend of concerts, square dances, jams and workshops spreading the word about the joys of old-time music. It runs through Sunday at the Olympia Ballroom, 116 Legion Way, Olympia, and First Christian Church, 701 Franklin St. SE, Olympia. Sundays cabaret is at the State Capital Museum Coach House, 211 21st Avenue SW, Olympia. Tickets are $12 each for the Friday night concert and Saturday night dance, but free for ages 12 and younger; all workshops are free. For more information, go to olyoldtime.org -- or read Molly Gilmore's story about "crankies" elsewhere at www.theolympian.com.
TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY -- Getting revenge: If you're up for something challenging and controversial, try Prodigal Sun Productions' "PIZZA MAN," a dark and quirky comedy about a pair of women who decide to take revenge on men. Showtimes are 8 p.m. tonight through Sunday (as well as Feb. 21-23) at the Midnight Sun Performance Space, 113 N. Columbia St., Olympia. Tickets are $12-$18 on a sliding scale at the door, or $12 at brownpapertickets.com. Be warned: The play includes intense themes, nudity, adult language and humor about rape.
TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY -- Last chance for plays: Its the final weekend for three local theater productions.
Capital Playhouses intense musical, NEXT TO NORMAL, is completing it run Sunday at 612 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $29-$39; pay what you can at Saturdays matinee. Call 360-943-2744.
Also finishing its run is Harlequin Productions OR, a neo-Restoration comedy set in 1660 about Aphra Behn, the first professional female playwright. The final performances are at 8 tonight and Saturday at the State Theater, 202 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Call 360-786-0151 or go to harlequinproductions.org.
JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, David Woods adaptation of Roald Dahls book about an orphaned boy who travels across the ocean in a peach, is Olympia Family Theaters annual youth production. Showtimes are 7:30 tonight and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the black box theater at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Tickets are $16; $9 for ages 12 and younger; $12 for seniors, students and military. Call 360-570-1638 or go to olyft.com. For tickets, call 360-753-8586 or go to olytix.org. The play will be most enjoyed by ages 6 and older.SATURDAY -- Sounds of the islands: Born and raised in Hawaii, slack key guitarist MAKANA is a singer, composer, philosopher, activist and one of Hawaiis cultural ambassadors. Hell play at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Tickets are $7-$22. Call 360-753-8586.
SATURDAY -- Ballet for a cause: Join in supporting SafePlace at Studio West Dance Theatres DANCE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE benefit performance Saturday. The dance troupe raises money each year for a local charity. SafePlace is an advocacy agency and confidential shelter for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Thurston County. The night begins at 6 p.m. with appetizers from i.talia, wine and live music, followed by performances by Ballet Northwest, Southwest Washington Dance Ensemble, Washington Contemporary Ballet and Studio West Dance Theatre. Tickets are $15-$40; rush tickets, available for the performance only, can be purchased at 6 p.m. the day of the show at the box office. Call 360-753-8586.
SATURDAY AND FEB. 23 -- Get competitive: The Oscars are rapidly approaching. See all the movies nominated for best picture at the OSCAR MARATHON at Century Olympia Theater, 625 Black Lake Blvd. SW, Olympia. There are five films Saturday for $30: Beasts of the Southern Wild at noon; Amour at 1:55 p.m.; Life of Pi at 4:15 p.m.; Les Miserable at 6:35 p.m.; and Lincoln at 9:30 p.m. Four films will be screened Feb. 23 for $30: Argo at 1 p.m.; Silver Linings Playbook at 3:20 p.m.; Zero Dark Thirty at 5:30 p.m.; and Django Unchained at 8:20 p.m. You can purchase a ticket to both days for $50.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY -- Dance and drum: Immerse yourself in native American culture at the Squaxin Island tribes annual SAHEHWAMISH DAYS POW WOW this weekend. There will be dance, drumming competitions and prize money up to $50,000 at the Skookum Creek Event Center at Little Creek Casino, 91 state Route 108, Shelton. The pow wow is open to the public and will feature artwork and crafts from native and local vendors. It opens at 12:45 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.
SUNDAY -- An epic opera: Part of The Washington Center for Performing Arts Opera Cinema Series, NABUCCO is an open-air production of the Verdi masterpiece that was filmed at St. Margarethen, a rustic and romantic Roman quarry. The operas staging includes horses, pyrotechnical effects and more than 400 participants. Watch it on the big screen on the main stage at 2 p.m. Sunday at 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Tickets are $5-$16. Call 360-753-8586.