THROUGH SUNDAY -- To go or not to go: The South Puget Sound Community Colleges production of HAMLET finishes its run this weekend at the Minneart Center for the Arts at SPSCC, 2011 Mottman Road SW, Olympia. Showtimes are 8 tonight and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $3-$12.
SATURDAY -- Would you read this with a fox? Join in a celebration of rhyme and rhythm, song and silliness at the DR. SEUSS BIRTHDAY BASH Saturday afternoon. Childrens songwriter, author and poet ERIC ODE will entertain families at this free event, part of the Family Read-Aloud program. The fun starts at 2 p.m. at the Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St. SW.
SATURDAY -- Moms and sons: Mothers come out with your sons for a night of active games and free ice cream sundaes at the annual PALAPALOOZA Mother Son event from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Designed to bring mothers and sons together for a special night, the evening also encourages all types of mother figures to join in, from aunts to grandmothers, for a night of bonding. Professional photography will be available to capture the evening sponsored by the Capital High School Foundation. The event is at Capital High School, 2707 Conger Ave. NW, Olympia. Admission is $35 for couple, $10 for each additional boy. Call 360-888-3657 or 360-866-9027 for details.
SATURDAY -- Jazz tribute: Join jazz guitarist VINCE BROWN and bassist STEVE LUCENO when they perform a tribute to two jazz greats, Ron Carter and Jim Hall, at 9 p.m. Saturday at Swing Wine Bar & Café, 825 Columbia St. SW, Olympia. There is no cover for the show, but reservations are recommended to ensure you get a seat.
SUNDAY -- All kinds of dance: The fourth annual OLYMPIA DANCE FESTIVAL happens Sunday afternoon, and 10 South Sound dance companies will present a sampling of styles from ballet to belly. For the first time, however, the festival also features a guest artist, and a high-profile one at that: Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer MARIA CHAPMAN, who will perform two solos from "Swan Lake." The performances begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Tickets are $10. For more information, call 360-753-8586, or go to washingtoncenter.org, balletnorthwest.org. Or read Molly Gilmore's preview of the festival elsewhere at www.theolympian.com.