8 things to do in South Sound this weekend, Nov. 22-24

November 21, 2013 

FRIDAY-SUNDAY -- Plays wrap up:

“AMERICAN ROULETTE,” a co-production of Theater Artists Olympia and Animal Fire Theatre, looks at the effects of a school shooting on a community. The play wraps up this weekend, with showtimes at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Capital Playhouse, 612 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Tickets are $12 at the door or brownpapertickets.com. Talk-backs will be held after each performance. For more information, go to olytheater.com or animalfiretheatre.com.

The South Puget Sound Community College Drama Program’s “A SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS” also finishes its run this weekend with performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at SPSCC’s Minnaert Center for the Arts main stage at SPSCC, 2011 Mottman Road SW, Olympia. Tickets are $15 for the general public and free for students, staff and faculty. Get more information at spscc.edu/entertainment or by calling 360-596-5411.

FRIDAY -- Music to the ear: It will be an evening of jazz, explosive and contemplative, when SKERIK'S BANDALABRA takes the stage at 9 p.m. Friday at The Olympia Ballroom, 116 Legion Way SE. The group won the Golden Ear Award for Alternative Jazz Group of the Year at the 2012 Earshot Jazz Festival and will be adding trombonist Cary Meyers for this show. Tickets are $8-$10. Call 360-259-1589 for the details.

SATURDAY -- Cool and Clean: The Rotary Clubs of Thurston County once again host the COOL JAZZ/CLEAN WATER FESTIVAL AND WINE TASTING, which combines a day of music by high school and middle school jazz bands with an evening of music and wine tasting. Proceeds support international clean-water projects and help purchase instruments for local school districts. School bands will play from 9:40 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and wine tasting with music by the Olympia Jazz Tentette is from 7-10 p.m., all at the Washington Center for Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. The day of jazz is free, though donations are accepted; the wine tasting is $50 per person, which includes 10 tastes, hors d’oeuvres and a souvenir wineglass. For more information, cooljazzcleanwater.com.

SATURDAY -- Stringing us along: The Seattle-based string trio DOUCE AMBIANCE brings audiences swing, jazz, tango, classical and more. The group includes Michael Gray, of Pearl Django, on violin; Gwen Franz, of Hilary Field, on viola; and James Hinkley on cello. They will take the stage at 8 p.m. Saturday at Traditions Café and World Folk Art, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia. Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for students and those with low income. Call 360-705-2819 for more information.

SUNDAY -- Latin flare: The CASA PATAS FLAMENCO FOUNDATION OF MADRID presents “Flamenco Music And Dance: Templanza” at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE. Tickets are $14-$32 plus the standard $3 service fee. Call 360-753-8586 for more information.

SUNDAY -- Gratitude for all: Join in INTERFAITH WORKS’ 30TH ANNUAL THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION that embraces the richness that cultural and religious diversity brings to the community. People of many faiths and cultural traditions will share stories, music, dance and readings from 2:30-4 p.m. Sunday at The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1601 North St. SE, Olympia. All are welcome; a free-will offering will be taken and a reception will follow the service.

SUNDAY -- Seattle singer-songwriter JENNIFER KELLY, who just released her first album, performs as a benefit for OUT OF THE WOODS, a nonprofit that provides emergency food and shelter for homeless families. The music begins at 7 p.m. Sunday at Traditions Cafe & World Folk Art, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia. Tickets are $23, which is the amount Out of the Woods spends providing one bed for a night. For more information, call 360-705-2819, or go to ­traditionsfairtrade.com, ­jenniferkellymusic.com or outofthewoods.org. Listen to Kelly’s music -- including “Out of the Woods,” written for Sunday’s show -- can be heard at songwriter.revimage.com/channels/JenniferKelly. And read Molly Gilmore's interview with Kelly elsewhere at www.theolympian.com.

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