9 Things to Do This Weekend, July 26-28

OlympianJuly 25, 2013 

FRIDAY -- Latin moves: The 16th annual TANGO AT THE FOUNTAIN runs from 6:30-10 p.m. Friday night at the Heritage Fountain, 330 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia. Come dance, or just listen and watch some amazing and sexy dancing.

FRIDAY -- If you're one of those movie goers who loves to offer commentary on what you're watching, you need to head down to the Capitol Theater Friday night. The Olympia Film Society is screening the 1936 cult classic "REEFER MADNESS" with an added twist: Audience members can text comments and jokes, and their witty remarks will appear at the bottom of the screen. The screening begins at 9 p.m. Friday at the downtown theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia. Admission is $9.50 general admission, $6.50 for Olympia Film Society members. Beer and wine will be for sale in the mezzanine section, open only to those 21 and older. For more information, call 360-754-6670, go to olympiafilmsociety.org –– or read Molly Gilmore's story elsewhere at www.theolympian.com/entertainment.

ALL WEEKEND -- Fun with fungi: The PACIFIC NORTHWEST MUSHROOM FESTIVAL runs 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Lacey's Regional Athletic Complex, 8345 Steilacoom Road SE. Admission is $5 (although kids 12 and younger get in free) and proceeds benefit Hawks Prairie Rotary scholarships and community service projects. If you want to get a jumpstart on the fun, head to the Friday night Mushroom & Wine Event, which runs 6-9 p.m. and costs $25 for 7 tastes and admission to the overall festival. Or if you feel like you need to burn some calories after you eat and imbibe, sign up for the Grow in the Dark 5K, which starts at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Regional Athletic Complex. For more details, go to pnwmushroomfest.com -- or read Chelsea Krotzer's story elsewhere at www.theolympian.com/living.

SATURDAY -- This’ll be smooth: Listen to LAVON HARDISON and THE JOE BAQUE TRIO with Steve Luceno on bass and Michael Olson on percussion as they blend jazz, Latin and popular music at Waterstreet Cafe, 610 Water St. SW, Olympia. They will play at 9 p.m. Saturday. Call 360-709-9090 for dining reservations.

SUNDAY -- A symphonic setting: Enjoy a free evening of classical music outdoors at Olympia Symphony Orchestra’s annual CONCERT AT THE CAPITOL. Bring the family, a picnic and sit back to enjoy the works of Beethoven, Shostakovich, Dvorak and others at the 5 p.m. Sunday concert. It’s a great way to introduce younger family members to the orchestra and enjoy the campus grounds on a summer evening.

SUNDAY -- A taste of the South: After more than three decades together, 38 SPECIAL continues to bring its signature blast of Southern Rock to the stage. With record sales in excess of 20 million, most associate the band with arena-rock pop smashes “Hold On Loosely,” “Rockin’ Into the Night,” “Caught Up in You.” Catch the group at 5 p.m. Sunday at Little Creek Casino Resort, 91 W. state Route 108, Shelton. Tickets are $25-$35. Go to little-creek.com.

ALL WEEKEND -- The play’s the thing: Three local productions continue this weekend: A mostly funny and sometimes touching piece of theater about women’s clothes, shoes, purses – and lives, Olympia Little Theatre’s “LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE” runs through Sunday at Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Ave. NE. Showtimes are 7:55 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a matinee at 1:55 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12-$15. Call 360-786-9484 or go to olympialittletheater.org.

Harlequin Productions’ “JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR" has been held over until Aug. 3 with 8 p.m. shows Friday and Saturday at the State Theater, 202 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Tickets are $15-$38; rush tickets are available 30 minutes before curtain. Call 360-786-0151.

Animal Fire Theatre’s outdoor production of “JULIUS CAESAR” continues on Capitol Campus through Aug. 5. Guest director Jenny Greenlee has set the ageless story of political and personal power on the campus’ Water Garden. Performances are 6:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays and are free.

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