FRIDAY -- String duo: Join classical guitarist HILARY FIELD and violinist GWEN FRANZ on a musical journey through Baroque masters, fiery rhythms of Latin American tangos, sambas and choros, and lyrical contemporary compositions. (They originally were slated to be joined by Rio Con Brio performing Brazilian Choro music, but Rio con Brio had to cancel.) Field and Franz will play at 8 Friday at Traditions Cafe & World Folk Art, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia. Tickets are $15; $10 for students and those with low income. Call 360-705-2819.
FRIDAY -- From a frosty country: Hailing from Copenhagen, ICEAGE delivers a mix of punk, Goth, hardcore and post-punk music. See the band at 9 at Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia. The group has performed in festivals around the world and released a second album, Youre Nothing. Tickets are $6 at olympiafilmsociety.org or Rainy Day Records and at the box office just before the show.
FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY -- Two plays continue: Harlequin Productions THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, an intelligent romantic comedy that touches on questions of celebrity, privacy and personal happiness, continues through April 6 at the State Theater, 202 Fourth Ave. E, Olympia. Showtimes this weekend are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $31; $28 for seniors and military; $20 for students. Call 360-786-0151 or go to harlequinproductions.org. The musical OLIVER! has been delighting audiences since 1960 with its well-crafted story and songs. It is playing at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays through March 31 at Capital Playhouse, 612 Fourth Ave. E, Olympia. Tickets are $30-$35, plus a $1 fee per ticket. Call 360-943-2744.
SATURDAY -- Wine, nosh and song: If you have a nose for wine, a thirst for beer, an appetite for culinary specialties and an ear for good music, head out to the CAPITAL FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL at Saint Martins University, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey. It will feature more than 40 Washington wineries, 16 microbrewers and close to 20 Olympia-area restaurants from noon-9 p.m. Saturday. The event is suitable for families, but baby strollers will not be permitted because of space. Tickets are available at the door for $20 and also may be purchased at capitalfoodandwinefestival.com. Tickets include admission and the choice of one commemorative wine or ale glass. Tickets for wine, beer tasting, food and full bottles of unopened wine will be available for sale sold in books of 50-cent increments. All proceeds will support scholarships for Saint Martins students and other local causes.
SATURDAY -- Under the acoustic umbrella: The first OLYMPIA ACOUSTIC FEST offers music on two stages, tarot readings and a vendor area with art, baked goods and tamales. It will run from 1 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Olympia Ballroom, 116 Legion Way SE, Olympia. Tickets are $5 in advance, $8 at the door. The festival is open to all ages, but there will be a beer and spirits garden open for those 21 and older. For more information, call 360-349-4427, or go to olyacousticfest.com or olyacousticfest.brownpapertickets.com -- or read the article by Molly Gilmore elsewhere at www.theolympian.com.
SATURDAY -- All in good fun: Hypnotherapist/comedian RON STUBBS -- known as the ROCK AND ROLL HYPNOTIST -- will demonstrate the silly things people can be made to do through the power of hypnosis when he performs at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at The Royal Lounge, 311 Capitol Way N, Olympia. Tickets are $12 in advance, or $15 at the door; the show is for those ages 21 and older only. For more information, go to baurice.com or rockandrollhypnotist.com -- or read Molly Gilmore's interview with Stubbs elsewhere at www.theolympian.com.
SATURDAY -- Sewing with song: With the theme my life as a singer woven throughout the concert, OLYMPIA YOUTH CHORUS will perform A CHORAL TAPESTRY at The Washington Center for Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Enjoy folk music, light-hearted fare by the youngest singers, energetic gospel tunes and beautiful lilting melodies by older singers, as well as Olympias SWEET ADELINES adding harmony and fun choreography. The concert is 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $5-$17, plus a $3 fee per ticket. Call 360-753-8585.
SUNDAY -- Brass and class: Listen to performances of von Suppes Light Cavalry and Beethovens Symphony No. 5 plus student soloist Malory Hulbert singing Hindemiths Trauermusik at STUDENT ORCHESTRAS OF GREATER OLYMPIAS WINTER CONCERT. The Brass Choir and Debut Orchestra also will perform in the 4 p.m. Sunday show. Tickets are $6-$15 with a $3 fee per ticket. Call 360-753-8585.
SUNDAY -- Chorus classics: Experience classic choral works, gospel standards and 21st century compositions when the TACOMA YOUTH CHORUS comes to St. Johns Episcopal Church, 19th Avenue Southeast and Capitol Way, Olympia. Master singers of the Tacoma Youth Chorus Chorale, the Young Mens Chorus and the Young Womens Chorus will perform works by Brahms, Bach, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Williams, Childs, Gjeilo, Dilworth and Kean at 3 p.m. Sunday. There will be a free artist reception following the concert. Donations will be accepted for admission and free child care will be offered.