7 Things To Do in South Sound This Weekend, Sept. 13-15

September 12, 2013 

FRIDAY-SATURDAY -- The 3 Bs: Support the Gateway Rotary Club’s local charities by attending the two-day BRATS, BREWS AND BANDS festival at South Puget Sound Community College, 2011 Mottman Road SW. The bands Blues Redemption, Prime Time Country, Foul Play Band and others will perform. Hours are 4-10 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $15.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY -- Stand-up gals: It’s the final weekend for Harlequin Productions’ “FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS” at the State Theater, 202 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Showtimes for the Alan Ball play about bridesmaids are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $31 general admission, $28 for seniors and military, $20 for students. Discounted rush tickets are available a half-hour before curtain. For more information, call 360-786-0151, or go to harlequinproductions.org.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY -- Ooh la la: Olympia Little Theater has opened its season with Neil Simon’s comedy “LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS,” about a man determined to catch up with the sexual revolution. Showtimes are 7:55 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 1:55 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 29. The theater is at 1925 Miller Ave. NE; tickets are $12-$15 and are available at Yenny Music or online at olympialittletheatre.org. For more information, call 360-786-9484.

SATURDAY -- OOPS! The OLYMPIA OUTDOOR PUBLIC SPECTACLE (formerly the Olympia Independent Music Festival and now the handy acronym of OOPS) offers free fun including seven bands and a cakewalk with the dancers of Olympia’s Tush Burlesque. There’ll also be more entertainment, a silent art auction and a variety of vendors. Proceeds support the Olympia Film Society. The fun begins at 2 p.m. Saturday outside the Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia, and there will be a beer garden for those 21 and older. Then, as the festival winds down, the Olympia Film Society and OOPS present an all-ages concert with Kimya Dawson, Paul Baribeau, Grayskul and comedian/juggler Alex Zerbe at 8 p.m. backstage at the Capitol Theater. Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 for film society members. For more information on all of this, go to olympiafilmsociety.org

SATURDAY -- Laughs on the move: Join Olympia’s longest running improv comedy show, FOOLS PLAY, at its new location at Olympia Family Theater, 112 State Ave. NW. The troupe performs 8-10 p.m. Saturdays, with a variety of characters, music and comedy. Tickets are $5. For more information, go to fools play.net

SATURDAY-SUNDAY -- Get down to funky town: The OLYMPIA FUNK FEST is ushering out summer with a true funk groove. Taking place at Dale’s Cabana, 4326 Schincke Road NE, you can make it a weekend with overnight camping and local acts that include the Funk Agency, DBST, Afrobeat Masters, Polyrhythmics and Eldridge Gracy and the Court Supreme. The funk begins at 3 p.m. Saturday and continues into Sunday. Tickets are $15 in advance through brownpapertickets.com or $20 at the gate.

SUNDAY -- A 3-hour cruise: Enjoy an elegant evening on the luxury yacht My Girl at the South Sound Estuary Association’s annual CRUISING THE SOUND fundraiser. The three-hour cruise features music, a shellfish bar and a little marine education. It leaves from the Port of Olympia Plaza Public Dock at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $50 for association members, $65 for non-members. Call 360-754-7371 for more information.

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