9 Things To Do in South Sound This Weekend, March 21-23

Staff WriterMarch 20, 2014 


We can't promise tropical breezes or leis, but there are two opportunities to take in Hawaiian music in South Sound this weekend.

CRAIG SAILOR — Staff Writer

FRIDAY -- Jazz cabaret: Singer, songwriter, and guitarist DAVEN TILLINGHAST will perform as part of the BLACK BOX JAZZ SERIES at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. The 8 p.m. show Friday is for those 21 and older only. Tickets are $17 for adults and $15 for military, with a $3-per-ticket service fee. Call 360-753-8585 for more information.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY -- Island tunes: Go island style when the HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR FESTIVAL comes to the Washington Center for Performing Arts, 512 Washington St., SE, Olympia. Featured in this year’s show is two-time Grammy Award nominee LT Smooth, plus Stephen Inglis, Danny Carvalho, Chris Lau, Keale, and Taimane. (Three-time Grammy Award-winner Dennis Kamakahi was scheduled to perform but was recently diagnosed with lung cancer and will not appear.) Dubbed one of 50 events to attend by Acoustic Guitar Magazine, the concert begins at 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $27 for adults, $22 for seniors and $15 for students plus a $3-per-ticket service fee. Call 360-753-8585 or go to washingtoncenter.org for tickets. And if you didn’t get enough Hawaiian music Friday, then head to Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, on Saturday for an evening of music with KEOLA BEAMER AND MOANALANI BEAMER. The 8 p.m. show costs $25 general admission and $20 for Olympia Film Society members. Learn more at olympiafilmsociety.org.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY -- Swinging bachelor, swinging doors: One man, one apartment and three fiancées — that’s the setup for Marc Camoletti’s “BOEING, BOEING,” in its opening weekend at Olympia Little Theatre. Showtimes are 7:55 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the theatre, 1925 Miller Ave. NE, Olympia. Tickets are $10-$14 at olympialittletheatre.org, at Yenney Music and at the door. For more information, call 360-786-9484 or go to olympialittletheatre.org.

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY -- Southern melodrama: Harlequin Productions’ “CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF” is Tennessee Williams’ classic tale of a family dynasty. It continues this weekend at the State Theater, 202 Fourth Ave. E. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $31 for adults, $28 for military and seniors, $20 for students and those younger than 25. Discounted rush tickets are available a half-hour prior to curtain. For more information, call 360-786-0151.

SATURDAY -- Young voices: With more than 130 young singers in five choirs, the OLYMPIA YOUTH CHORUS will perform its World Tour 2014 at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. The concert includes music from Africa, Australia, Germany, India, Korea, and Ireland and it will feature Samba Olywa dancers as guest performers. Tickets are $14-$17 for adults, $10-$15 for seniors, $10-$15 for students and $5-$7 for youth 12 and younger, plus a $3-per-ticket service fee. Call 253-753-8586 or go to washingtoncenter.org.

SATURDAY -- Dance and fiddle: Champion Canadian fiddler, stepdancer, and singer APRIL VERCH brings her band for an evening of new music at 8 p.m. Saturday at Traditions Café and World Folk Art, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia. Get your tickets – $22 for general admission, $15 for students and those with low income – by calling 360-705-2819.

SATURDAY -- Get funky: Olympia funk/jazz/fusion band THE BROWN EDITION is teaming up with the South Sound’s young stars DBST for a night of dancing starting at 9 p.m. Saturday. The show kicks off the opening of Rhythm & Rye at 311 Capitol Way N., Olympia, formerly The Royal Lounge. Tickets are $5 at the door.

SUNDAY -- A diva's tribute: Singer-songwriter-actress ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY pays tribute to Barbra Streisand with her own interpretations of some of the singer’s most enduring material in her show, "THE STREISAND SONGBOOK." She will be accompanied by the Olympia Symphony Orchestra. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Tickets are $40-$64 for adults; $36-$58 for students, seniors and military; $20-$32 for youths. For more information, call 360-753-8586 or go to washingtoncenter.org.

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