9 Things to Do This Weekend, June 28-30

June 27, 2013 


The South Bay Grange will host its 77th annual Strawberry Festival this Saturday, June 29.

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FRIDAY-SUNDAY -- Big-time jazz: Greater Olympia Dixieland Jazz Society is hosting its AMERICA'S CLASSIC JAZZ FESTIVAL through Sunday at Saint Martin’s University, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey. There will be dance lessons, stellar Dixieland bands on four stages and room to move. Hours are 12:45-10:45 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $40 Friday, $25 after 7 p.m.; $50 Saturday, $25 after 7 p.m.; $25 Sunday; $15 students ages 14-22 with ID. For more information, call 360-943-9123.

FRIDAY–SUNDAY -- An array on stage: Three plays continue this weekend: The classic rock opera “JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR” produced by Harlequin Productions continues through July 21 at State Theater, 202 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. With the original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, it has been given a 21st century update by director Linda Whitney. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15-$38; rush tickets are available 30 minutes before curtain. Call 360-786-0151.

Professional storytelller Elizabeth Lord’s “THE SWIMSUIT AREA” explores what it means to be a parent – and what it means to choose not to be a parent. It is playing at The Midnight Sun Performance Space, 113 Columbia St. NW, Olympia. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $15. Call 360- 250-2721.

An original play about the life of Mary Day Brown, “THE ABOLITIONIST'S WIFE” is presented by Olympia Family Theatre through July 6. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday and 2 p.m. Sunday, which is a pay-what-you-can performance. (Tickets are available only at the door for the Sunday matinee.) Tickets for most performances are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Call 360-570-1638.

SATURDAY -- Berry fun: If you’d like a little festival to go with those delicious local strawberries being sold around town, head out to the South Bay Grange, 3918 Sleater Kinney Road NE, on Saturday. From noon to 6 p.m., the grange will host its 77TH ANNUAL STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL, which offers fresh strawberry shortcake, burgers, hotdogs and strawberry lemonade as well as entertainment all day. Call 360-790-8505.

SATURDAY -- Latin flash mob: Be part of a free flash mob dance called ZUMBA IN THE PARK at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Tivoli Fountain on Capitol Campus, Olympia. It’s fun for all ages and abilities. No dance experience is required – participants will just move to Latin sounds as part of the Thurston County Health Department’s 7-5-2-1-0 Power in Numbers program to combat obesity. For information on the program, go to tinyurl.com/oly-zumba-flash.

SATURDAY -- Ballroom blitz: Get ready to groove at the BALLROOM DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA featuring the Savoy Nights band. Tear up the dance floor at the Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW, Olympia. The evening starts with a cha cha dance lesson by John Yantis at 7:15 p.m. followed by ballroom dancing from 8-11 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy dance performances during breaks at this P.A.W.S. fundraiser. Tickets are $10 adults and $5 youth, and include dance lessons and snacks. Call 360-951-6553.

SATURDAY -- Balkanized tunes: Playing the traditional music of the Balkans and Near East, inflected with a hint of American jazz, THE MAKEDONIANS, a collection of Northwest musicians based in Tacoma, has been performing for almost 30 years. See them at 8 p.m. Saturday at Traditions Cafe, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia. Tickets are $12; $8 students and low income. Call 360-705-2819.

SUNDAY -- American idols: Make plans to see DICK FOX'S GOLDEN BOYS featuring three of the most popular teen idols of the 1950s and ’60s: FRANKIE AVALON, FABIAN, and BOBBY RYDELL. The trio will perform together at 4 p.m. Sunday at Little Creek Casino, 91 W. state Route 108, Shelton. Tickets are $35-$55. Call 360-667-7711 or go to littlecreek.com.

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