THROUGH THE WEEKEND -- The plays must go on:
Theater Artists Olympia is offering not one but two stage adaptations of Quentin Tarantinos 1992 film RESERVOIR DOGS. The classic heist will be performed by all-male and all-female casts at different showings at the Midnight Sun Performance Space, 113 Columbia St. NW, Olympia. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday-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. Tickets are $12 each show or $20 to see both shows the same night. Go to olytheater.com or brownpapertickets.com.
Olympia Little Theatre is christening its remodeled theater with the Dale Wasserman comedy PREMIERE, which deals with unintended consequences. Showtimes are 7:55 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1:55 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12-$15. Call 360-786-9484 or go to olympialittletheatre.org.
THROUGH THE WEEKEND -- Green film: The Olympia Film Society presents its fourth annual ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL today through Sunday at the Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia. Tickets (per screening) are $8.50 general admission, $5.50 for film society members, $4 for ages 12 and younger. For matinees, tickets are $5.50 general admission, $4.50 for members, $4 for children. Festival passes are $35 general admission or $25 for film society members. For more information, call 360-754-6670, go to olympiafilmsociety.org -- or read Molly Gilmore's interview with one of the filmmakers elsewhere at www.theolympian.com.
THROUGH THE WEEKEND -- A fair fix: The Puyallup Spring Fair is a mid-year fix for big-time fair fans. You can find scones, carnival rides, and country music from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. today and Saturday and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday at the rebranded Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave SW, Puyallup. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for students (6-18); free for ages 5 and younger. Parking is free. For more information, go to thefair.com
SATURDAY -- Velkomen! You dont have to be Norwegian to enjoy OLYMPIA NORWAY DAY. Bring your appetite and enjoy pea soup, sandbakkels and more at the Thurston County Fairgrounds Expo Center, 3054 Carpenter Road SE, Lacey. There will be demonstrations of lefse making and krumkake baking, along with family fun. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $3.
SATURDAY -- Ah, Bach: Take in sounds from the Baroque era with performances of Vivaldis Gloria and Bachs Magnificat as Masterworks Choral Ensemble presents DEO GLORIA at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Tickets are $9-$19, plus a $3 fee. Call 360-753-8586.
SATURDAY -- All that jazz: Olympia bassist/guitarist STEVE LUCENO and his new band featuring John Croarkin, Drew Gibbs and Phil Lawson will bring an evening of jazz to Traditions Cafe & World Folk Art, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia, at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $12; $8 for students and those with low income. Call 360-705-2819.
SATURDAY -- Big-time songwriters: Enjoy an intimate evening of music and stories from three of country musics most respected and successful songwriters: TRENT TOMLINSON, JAMIE PAULIN and BOBBY PINSON. Hear stories behind songs that hit the charts for Sugarland, Toby Keith, George Straight, Sara Evans, Justin Moore, Scotty McCreery and Jack Ingram. The SONGWRITERS CIRCLE will be at 8 p.m. Saturday at Lucky Eagle Casino, 12888 188th Ave. SW, Rochester. Tickets start at $15 and are available through Ticketmaster or by calling 800-720-1788.
SUNDAY -- "Dancing Queen: The Music of ABBA": The SEATTLE MEN'S CHORUS returns to Olympia with a tribute to the Swedish quartet ABBA at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Tickets are $18-$26 for adults; $16-$23 for seniors, students and military; $9-$13 for youth. For more information, call 360-753-8586; go to washingtoncenter.org or flyinghouse.org/smc or facebook.com/seattlemenschorus; check out the YouTube video at youtube.com/watch?v=yxEhorwVSJ0 -- or read Molly Gilmore's preview story elsewhere at www.theolympian.com.