Learn about a compelling story of the Middle East and meet with filmmakers in a question-and-answer session at the screening of Where Should The Birds Fly. The documentary by Fida Qishta delves into the Israeli bombardment of Gaza in December 2008 and January 2009 through the stories of two courageous young Palestinian women. The film will be shown at 6:30 tonight at Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia. Tickets are $4-$8.50 at the door.
Witty astrological humor
Having been billed as the undisputed king of astrology songs, Harvey Sid Fisher is a singer, songwriter, musician, actor, model and screenwriter. See him at 7 tonight at The Royal Lounge, 311 Capitol Way N., Olympia. He will be joined by a band of Seattle musicians. There is a suggested $5 donation at the door for the 21-and-older show. Call 360-705-0760 or go to harveysidfisher.com .
Heres your chance to see longtime acoustic, swing, gypsy jazz group Pearl Django. T he group will play at 8 tonight and Saturday at Traditions Cafe & World Folk Art, 3 00 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia. Tickets are $15; $10 for students and those with low income. Call 360-705-2819.
Dynamic operatic duo
Immerse yourself in drama on a big screen during the Opera Cinema Series at The Washington Center for Performing Arts. Sundays feature is the production of La Traviatacaptured in HD at the St. Margarethen Opera Festival in Austria. In the lead roles are Austrias promising opera talent Kristiane Kaiser and Jean-François Borras, a French tenor. Catch it at 2 p.m. Sunday at 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for military and $5 for youth, plus a $3 Washington Center service fee.
Get your arts fix by viewing silkscreen artwork by Elton Bennett at the Olympia Red Lion Inn, 2300 Evergreen Park Drive SW, Olympia. The rare examples of the iconic Northwest artist are presented by his daughter, Barbara Bennett Parsons. Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call 360-532-3235.
Temple Beth Hatfiloh celebrates 75 years with this years Blintzapalooza. Enjoy fresh-baked blintzes, bagels with lox and cream cheese and a cooking competition from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at 201 Eighth Ave. SE, Olympia. The beneficiaries of this years fundraiser are GRuB and Sidewalk. Donations of books will be accepted from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays. Call 360-754-8519 before bringing books to the office.
Hear beautiful music by Handel, Stravinsky, Sciarrino, Husa and Olympias own Ben Kamen at the Pulse in the Rotunda concert at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Capitol Rotunda, 100 Capitol Way N., Olympia. The show includes performers Daniel Buscher, Clifton Antoine, Justin Bulava, Aaron Inglin, Kate Inglin, Joseph Sokolik, Ron Lenz and Randy Grostick. A $10 donation is suggested.
High-energy Celtic tunes
Tap into the Irish spirit whe Celtic band Loch Dhu performs at p.m. Sunday at McMenamins Spar Cafe, 114 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Mark Iler, Jessie McKeegan, Julie Bennett, Jesse Partridge and Tom Murrett ake up the band that formed in 2011. Get your green on and head out for a free Saint Patricks Day performance. Call 360-357-6444.
A full Life
Join Lynn Iglitzin as she tells the story of photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White, noted Life magazine photographer. Iglitzin, previously a political science and womens studies professor from University of Washington, will document the works of Bourke-White when she covered historic events of the 20th century. Sponsored by the Womens History Consortium, the noon talk Monday will be at the State Capital Museum, 211 21st Ave. SW, Olympia. A $2 suggested donation is requested. Call 360-753-2580.