10 things to do in South Sound this weekend, Nov. 8-10

November 7, 2013 

Kathleen Hanna and her new band, The Julie Ruin, will perform at the Capitol Theater Friday night to kickoff the Olympia Film Festival. "The Punk Singer" -- a documentary about Hanna's life -- will be screened at noon Saturday, with Hanna in attendance.

SHERVIN LAINEZ — Courtesy photo

FRIDAY-NOV. 17 -- Movies, movies, movies: The 10-day OLYMPIA FILM FESTIVAL kicks off Friday night with the 6 p.m. screening of "SWIM LITTLE FISH SWIM" on the new digital projector at the Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia. Admission to any of the myriad films is $10 general admission and $7 for Olympia Film Society members. Special events carry extra fees; for example, the meet-and-greets at Trinacria with screenwriters William F. Nolan ("Logan's Run") and Carl Gottleib ("Jaws) cost $30 per person. For a complete schedule of festival events, go to olympiafilmsociety.org/olympia-film-festival or pick up a printed program at the theater. However, there is a lineup change that didn't make it into the printed program: Due to a work schedule conflict, actor Peter Coyote will not appear at the film festival Saturday. However, OFS will still screen his 1992 film “Bitter Moon” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY -- Riot grrrl extraordinaire: Following the Olympia Film Festival's first screening, THE JULIE RUIN, riot grrrl KATHLEEN HANNA’s new band, will perform. Hanna hasn't performed in Olympia in 16 years, partly because she's been battling Lyme disease. The music starts at 9 p.m. at the Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for Olympia Film Society members and students. The concert is open to all ages; beer and wine will be available in the mezzanine for those 21 and older. Then catch the screening of "THE PUNK SINGER" at noon Saturday. The documentary takes a highly personal look at Hanna’s life, her music, her struggle with Lyme disease, and her relationship with her husband, Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys. Tickets are $10 general admission, $7 for film society members, $4 for children 12 and younger. Be sure to read Molly Gilmore's interview with Hanna elsewhere at www.theolympian.com or in Friday's Weekend section.

FRIDAY -- Intimate jazz: THE STEVE BENTLEY BAND will jazz things up at 8 p.m. Friday at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, as part of the BLACK BOX JAZZ SERIES. Bentley has been part of the Northwest jazz scene for nearly 30 years, writing original tunes combining elements of jazz, funk, Latin and avant-garde music. The series offers more intimate performances for the over-21 crowd. Tickets are $17 general admission, $15 for military, plus $3 service free, and are available by phone or online; 360-753-8586, washingtoncenter.org.

FRIDAY -- All but the kitchen sink: Hailing from Idaho and now based in Portland, the SHOOK TWINS play a quirky style of folk music with a wide range of instrumentation, including banjo, guitar, electric and upright bass, mandolin, electric guitar, electronic drums, face drum (beatbox), glockenspiel, ukulele, and banjo drumming. The identical twins will play at 9 p.m. Friday at the Olympia Ballroom, 116 Legion Way SE, Olympia. Tickets are $10 at the door.

FRIDAY -- Laugh for charity: Enjoy an evening of laughs, food and libation at the FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER COMEDY NIGHT fundraiser. The adults-only show is being held at the Heritage Room, 604 Water St. SW, Olympia. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 and include a complimentary drink, appetizer and the show. Call 360-754-9297 for more information.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY -- Guns in the spotlight: Theater Artists Olympia and Animal Fire Theatre have joined forces to present “AMERICAN ROULETTE,” a play that examines the effects of a school shooting on a community. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the Capital Playhouse, 612 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Tickets are $12 at the door or brownpapertickets.com. Get more information at olytheater.com or animalfiretheatre.com. Be aware that the play shows gun violence and will include loud noises. It may not be right for young audiences. Talk-backs will be held after each performance. Read more about the play in Molly Gilmore's article elsewhere at www.theolympian.com.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY -- Lewis’ love: Olympia Little Theatre’s production of “SHADOWLANDS,” a drama about author C.S. Lewis’ late-in-life romance, is in its final week. Showtimes are 7:55 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1:55 p.m. Sunday at the company’s theater, 1925 Miller Ave. NE, Olympia. Tickets are $12-$15 at Yenny Music, online at olympialittletheatre.org or at the door. For more information, call 360-786-9484.

SATURDAY -- Very bookish: Get to know some of South Sound’s writers at the 2013 LOCAL AUTHORS' BOOK FAIR taking place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Harbor House at Percival Landing in Olympia. Join authors Tami Dahlgren, Robyn Chance, D.M. Edwards, Jim Perkins and Guy Simpson for book signings and author readings. Call 360-628-0108 for more information.

SATURDAY -- Knee-slappin’ tunes: Inspired by campfire jams, the COTTONWOOD CUTUPS mix country, old-time, ragtime, bluegrass, rock and jazz to create their music. Join them for a show that includes SCRUF & AL at the Pig Bar at South Bay Dickerson’s BBQ, 619 Legion Way SE, Olympia. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, and there is no cover charge. For more information, call 360-943-6900.

SUNDAY -- Tackling Beethoven: The OLYMPIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA will present a program it's titled "FROM THE HEART OF SOCIETY," because the pieces were inspired by the societies in which they were composed. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Tickets are $25-$55. The program includes Mozart’s overture to “The Marriage of Figaro,” Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102 (with Tanya Stambuk on piano), and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55, “Eroica.” Get conductor Huw Edwards' explanation of the program in Molly Gilmore's story elsewhere at www.theolympian.com.

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