FRIDAY NIGHT -- Channeling AC/DC: Its the all-female version of AC/DC when HELL'S BELLES take the stage at 9 Friday night at the Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia. The groups raw power, attention to AC/DC details and undeniable appeal make them local favorites. Tickets are $15; $10 for Olympia Film Society members. They are available at olympiafilmsociety.org, Rainy Day Records and at the box office. The all-ages show offers a 21-and-older lounge in the mezzanine. Call 360-754-6670 or go to olympiafilmsociety.org.
FRIDAY NIGHT -- Jazzy guitars: Come out to hear jazz guitarists JOHN STOWELL and PAUL MEYERS at 8 p.m. tonight. The duo will perform solo and as a duet 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.
THROUGH THE WEEKEND -- A spectrum of theater: Three plays are being staged in Olympia this weekend.
Theater Artists Olympia is opening not one, but two theatrical versions of Quentin Tarantino's 1992 film "RESERVOIR DOGS" with two different casts one made up of men, the other of women. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; casts will alternate, with the female cast doing the 7:30 p.m. shows on even-numbered dates and the 10 p.m. shows on odd-numbered dates. The show is at the Midnight Sun Performance Space, 113 N. Columbia St., Olympia. Tickets are $12 each show or $20 to see both shows the same night. For more information, go to olytheater.com or brownpapertickets.com -- or find Molly Gilmore's story elsewhere at www.theolympian.com/living.
This is the last weekend to catch Harlequin Productions THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, a romantic comedy that touches on questions of celebrity, privacy and personal happiness. Its at 8 Friday night and Saturday at State Theater, 202 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Tickets are $31 for adults; $28 for seniors and military; and $20 for students. Call 360-786-0151 or go to harlequinproductions.org.
Meanwhile, Olympia Family Theater is producing THE SOMEWHAT TRUE TALE OF ROBIN HOOD, a Monty Pythonesque retelling of the classic. Its playing at 7 p.m Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at The Washington Center for Performing Arts Black Box. Tickets are $9-$16. Call 360-753-8586 or go to washingtoncenter.org to get yours.
SATURDAY -- Aussie acrobatics: It turns out the French and its Cirque du Soleil arent the only ones who can push the concept of circus acrobatics to a new level. From Brisbane, Australia, comes CIRCA, a troupe that performs acrobatics and movement as a contemporary spectacle. Watch Circa at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Washington Center for Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Tickets are $24-$36 for adults; $22-$32 for students, seniors and military; $12-$18 for youth. Call 360-753-8586 or go to washingtoncenter.org.
SATURDAY -- OLT returns: Olympia Little Theatre is throwing a GRAND GALA to celebrate its reopening after winter renovations that included raising the theater's ceiling. The gala will be at 7 p.m. Saturday and will include entertainment, food and drink, and a silent auction at the theatre, 1925 Miller Ave. NE, Olympia. Tickets are $30. For more information, call 360-786-9484, go to brownpapertickets.com or olympialittletheatre.org -- or read Molly Gilmore's story elsewhere at www.theolympian.com/living.
SATURDAY -- Middle Eastern arts: Delve into dance, either as a dancer or an appreciative audience member, at the EVENING AT THE OASIS benefit for the Olympia Education Foundation on Saturday at the Olympia High School Performing Arts Center, 1302 North St. SE. There will be belly dance workshops starting at 10 a.m. Saturday; the fee is $35 at the door. The evening show is at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door. For more details on workshops, instructors and performances, go to mas-uda.com/benefit.php.
SUNDAY -- Lovely Rita: The multiple Grammy Award-winning singer RITA COOLIDGE is known for hits such as (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher, The Way You Do the Things You Do and One Fine Day. Shes been performing for more than four decades. See Coolidge locally at 4 p.m. Sunday at Little Creek Casino, 91 W. state Route 108, Shelton. Tickets for the 21-and-older-only show are $10-$25. Call 800-667-7711 or go to littlecreek.com.