7 Things To Do in South Sound This Weekend, Aug. 9-11

August 8, 2013 

The Marx Brothers' classic "Duck Soup" is being screened Friday, Aug. 9, as part of Movies at the Mansion at the State Capital Museum in Olympia.

FRIDAY -- World music at a bargain price: It's a bit of a coup that Daniel Landin, who produces the shows at the Olympia Ballroom, is bringing OLIVER MTUKUDZI AND THE BLACK SPIRITS to Olympia -- and is able to charge less than half the price charged for Mtukudzi's recent shows at Jazz Alley in Seattle. So take advantage of the chance to see the legendary Zimbabwean musician, one of the most successful African recording artists in North America, at 8 p.m. Friday at the ballroom, 116 Legion Way, Olympia. Tickets are $12. (See?) For more information, go to brownpapertickets.com/event/424732 or folkloreproductions.com/artists/global-roots/oliver-mtukudzi/

FRIDAY -- Laugh with the Marx Brothers: Grab your lawn chairs and blankets and see a classic movie on the lawn outside Lord Mansion as part of the MOVIES AT THE MANSION series. Friday’s showing will be “DUCK SOUP,” the 1933 Marx Brothers comedy. The mansion is home to the State Capital Museum, 211 21st Ave. SW. The screening is free, but a $2 donation is suggested.

FRIDAY -- Share a flick with the fam: The warm days and nights of August are perfect for coming out to watch movies under the stars. Join Tumwater’s SCREEN ON THE GREEN movie series with the screening of “JACK THE GIANT SLAYER” (PG-13) Friday night at Tumwater Valley Municipal Golf Course, 4611 Tumwater Valley Drive SE. Admission is free. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. Friday and the movie begins at dusk. For more information, call 360-943-9500.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY -- Look, in the sky: The 15th annual OLYMPIC AIR SHOW has been moved to August and reimagined, thanks to sequestration preventing military teams from participating in air shows. This weekend's show shines the spotlight on the museum’s collection of heritage aircraft. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Olympic Flight Museum, 7637-A Old Highway 99, Olympia. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the gate; free for ages 6 and younger. For more information, call 360-705-3925 or go to olympicairshow.com

SATURDAY -- Tunes and films: The LACEY IN TUNE summer concert and cinema series wraps up this Saturday with “American Idol” alum TIM URBAN performing at 7 p.m. Urban will be followed by a superhero double feature, with the screening at dusk of “CAPTAIN AMERICA” (PG-13) and “THE AVENGERS” (PG-13). Catch it all at Huntamer Park, on the corner of Seventh Avenue Southeast and Woodland Square Loop in downtown Lacey. On-street parking around the Woodland Square loop is permitted during concerts to accommodate park visitors.

ALL WEEKEND -- More fair: The GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY FAIR, with the theme of “Country Nights, Carnival Lights,” runs through Sunday in Elma. Fair concerts will feature Humptulips playing at 8 p.m. Friday and Arch Allies playing at 8 p.m. Saturday. Take in the classic sights and sounds of a county fair, including rides, animal exhibits and fair food. Hours are 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 adults, $6 seniors and youths, free for ages 5 and younger; parking is $5. For the event schedule, go to ghcfairgrounds.com/fair.htm. FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY -- A play with paws: South Puget Sound Community College is putting on a production of “BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO,” a Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award-nominated dark comedy about two Marines and an Iraqi translator who are thrust into a world of greed, mystery and betrayal after an encounter with a now-deceased, but still very angry tiger. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday on the main stage of the Minnaert Center for the Arts at SPSCC, 2011 Mottman Road SW, Olympia. Tickets are $12 general admission, $7 for students, seniors and military, plus a $3 service fee. For more information, go to washingtoncenter.org or call 360-753-8586.

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