FRIDAY -- Visual arts take the stage: The Washington Center for the Performing Arts are bringing visual arts into the spotlight with a large group show called MEMOIR: PORTRAIT OF A MOMENT. The show which defines portrait broadly explores the intensely personal process of capturing a moment. Catch the artists' reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday; the show will then be on view noon to 4 p.m. weekdays through April 19 at the center, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Admission is free. For more information, call 360-753-8585, go to washingtoncenter.org, and be sure to read Molly Gilmore's story on the exhibit elsewhere at www.theolympian.com.
FRIDAY -- Theyll shake you all night long: Rock out at Olympias Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, when the all-female AC/DC tribute band HELL'S BELLES take the stage. Also playing at the 9 p.m. concert Friday will be Prophets of Addiction. Admission is $15 general, $10 for Olympia Film Society members and are available online, at Rainy Day Records and at the box office the night of the show. For more information, go to olympiafilmsociety.org.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY -- From drama to farce: Two stage plays continue this weekend.
Its the final weekend to see Harlequin Productions CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, Tennessee Williams classic tale of a family dynasty, 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.
Olympia Little Theaters production of Marc Camolettis BOEING, BOEING continues this weekend. The comedy involving one man, one apartment and three fiancées is playing at the companys theater, 1925 Miller Ave. NE, with showtimes of 7:55 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 1:55 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $10-$14 and are available at olympialittletheatre.org, Yenney Music and at the door. For more information, call 360-786-9484.
SATURDAY -- Sip and swirl: Its going to be an afternoon of food, wine, and music at the annual CAPITAL FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL from noon-9 p.m. Saturday. Sponsored by the Saint Martins University Alumni Association, the festival hosts regional wineries, microbrewers, South Sound restaurants and food vendors, and there will be entertainment on two stages throughout the day. Its all happening at Marcus Pavilion and Norman Worthington Conference Center at Saint Martins University, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey. Tickets are $10 online or $15 at the door. For more information, go to capitalfoodandwinefestival.com.
SATURDAY -- Get unplugged: The second OLYMPIA ACOUSTIC FEST offers a diverse array of music for 11 hours on two stages, plus a handful of vendors, including Olympia foodie favorite Tamale Fusion. The festival runs 1 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Olympia Ballroom and Urban Onion, 116 Legion Way SW, Olympia. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door; children younger than 12 get in free. For more information, go to olyacousticfest.com; for tickets, go to olyacousticfest.brownpapertickets.com.
SATURDAY -- Free-spirited jazz: PEARL DJANGO has been playing swing, gypsy jazz, and other forms of acoustic music in the Northwest for years. Catch their South Sound performance at 8 p.m. Saturday at Traditions Café, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for students and those with low income. For more information, call 360-705-2819.
SUNDAY -- Opera thats Grimm: Enjoy this months installment of the OPERA CINEMA SERIES when HANSEL & GRETEL comes to life. The film features two sweets-loving children, one hungry witch and an operatic twist to the classic Grimm fairy tale, courtesy of Engelbert Humperdinck and the Opera de Paris. The film begins at 2 p.m. Sunday at The Washington Center for Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Tickets are $17 for adults, $15 for students, seniors and military and $5 for youths plus a $3-per-ticket service fee. For more information, call 360-753-8586.