6 things to do in South Sound this weekend, Sept. 27-29

OlympianSeptember 26, 2013 

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Cole Snyder (left), 8 and Maegan Shen, 2, both of Olympia, climb out of the mouth of a huge salmon display at the Nisqually Watershed Festival at the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge in 2010.

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FRIDAY-SUNDAY -- Last chance for ‘Lovers’: It’s the final weekend of Olympia Little Theater’s production of Neil Simon’s comedy “LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS.” Showtimes are 7:55 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1:55 p.m. Sunday. The theater is at 1925 Miller Ave. NE; tickets are $12-$15 and are available at Yenney Music or online at olympialittletheatre.org. For more information, call 360-786-9484.

SATURDAY -- It’s the water(shed): Celebrate the Nisqually River and its surroundings at the annual NISQUALLY WATERSHED FESTIVAL 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, 100 Brown Farm Road NE, Olympia. Bring a T-shirt to make a fish print with a Nisqually salmon. Free parking and shuttle from River Ridge High School, 350 River Ridge Drive SE, Lacey. Presentations on various topics will start at the top of each hour from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, go to nisquallyriver.org/nisquallywatershedfestival.

SATURDAY -- Here comes the sun: See how solar power works on the free, self-guided THURSTON SOLAR TOUR of 10 local sites using residential or commercial solar power systems. The sites will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Maps and more information can be obtained Saturday at Roosevelt Elementary School, 1417 San Francisco Ave. NE, Olympia. Call 360-915-4791 for details.

SATURDAY -- Beer? Ja, bitte! Get a taste of fall at the annual FISH BREWING OKTOBERFEST from 4-10 p.m. Saturday. Held at the brewery warehouse, 515 Jefferson St. SE, Olympia, the festival will feature traditional Oktoberfest brew made specially by brewmaster Paul Pearson using traditional lager yeast. The night will also include other Fish Brewing beers, Spire Ciders and wine plus traditional bratwursts and oyster shooters. The local blues band The Blue and Grateful Dead-inspired Slow Roller will play throughout the event. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Go to fishbrewing.com for the details.

SATURDAY -- Oddly even: Make it an evening with THE EVENS, the indie duo of Ian MacKaye and Amy Farina, when they play the Eagles Hall Ballroom, 804 S. Fourth Ave. SW, Olympia. The two, with guitar and drums, create what has been dubbed “D.C.” or “Dischord” sound. After releasing the new album “The Odds,” the duo have been touring the country. See them at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission to the all-ages show is $7.

SUNDAY -- Oly-timey jazz: Singer, guitarist, and songwriter SYLVIA HEROLD gets her inspiration from jazz and popular songs from the 1930s through the 1960s. She will bring a selection of songs, including songs from her newest album, “The Spider and the Fly,” to her 7 p.m. show Sunday at Traditions Café and World Folk Art, 300 Fifth Ave. SW. Chuck Ervin will join her on plucked and bowed double bass. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 student/low income. Call 360-705-2819 for more information.

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