FRIDAY -- Striking down separate but equal: Its been 60 years since the historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION case that broke the ground for integrating public schools. Join in a free, public commemoration of the case at 3 p.m. Friday (May 23) when members of the state Supreme Court will participate in a re-enactment of the cases oral arguments on the main stage of the Minnaert Center for the Arts at South Puget Sound Community College, 2011 Mottman Road SW, Olympia. It will be followed by audience discussion, and at 6 p.m., the college will host a dinner with keynote speaker Cheryl Brown Henderson, whose parents filed the famous lawsuit. Cost for the dinner is $30 a plate. For more information, call 360-596-5430.
FRIDAY -- Music with a bite: The CRUDE AWAKENING TOUR is stopping in Olympia on Friday (May 23). Combining art and advocacy, musicians Dana Lyons and Matt Kroghs roadshow takes on the push to build new terminals to receive crude oil by rail in Washington and Oregon and what they believe it means for public safety and the environment. The show begins at 7 p.m. at Traditions Cafe, 300 Fifth Ave SW. There is a $10 suggested donation for admission.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY -- Laugh about love: Harlequin Productions FIGHTING OVER BEVERLEY, a romantic comedy by longtime Harlequin collaborator Israel Horovitz, is in its final weekend at the State Theater, 202 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday (May 23) and Saturday. Tickets are $31 for adults, $28 for seniors and military, and $20 for students; rush tickets also are available 30 minutes before shows. Call 360-786-0151 or go online to harlequinproductions.org to purchase tickets.
FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY -- Puppetry on stage: Olympia Family Theater wraps up its eighth season with an original adaptation of three classic fairy tales starring both human actors and puppets called "THREE TALES WITH EIGHT TALES." Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday (May 23) and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Black Box at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Tickets are $16 for adults; $13 for students, seniors and military; $10 for children 12 and younger. The show is recommended for ages 3 and older. For more information, go to olyft.org or call 360-570-1638; for tickets, go to olytix.com or call 360-753-8586 -- and be sure to read Molly Gilmore's story about the production elsewhere at www.theolympian.com.
SATURDAY -- Garage saling as art: The eighth annual ARTISTS GARAGE SALE, a fundraiser for Patrons of South Sound Cultural Arts (POSSCA), will offer art supplies, art, musical instruments and more from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Olympia Armory, 515 Eastside St., Olympia. Admission is $1. For more information, go to possca.org -- and read Molly Gilmore's story elsewhere at www.theolympian.com.
SATURDAY -- Valuable vinyl: More than 30 record collectors will be selling their vinyl from 5-9 p.m. Saturday at RAINY DAY RECORDS SECOND RECORD SHOW OF 2014. The event will be at the Olympia Elks Lodge at 1818 Fourth Ave. E. Admission is $3 at the door or $10 for early entry at 4 p.m.
SATURDAY -- The indie spirit: Just home from touring Canada, Japan, Italy, China, Hong Kong and South Korea for three years, singer/songwriter HALIE LOREN is now embarked on a North America tour that will stop in Olympia Saturday. Two songs from her album Simply Love have been nominated for the 13th annual Independent Music Awards. She will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Heritage Room at Capitol Lake, 604 Water St. SW, Olympia. Tickets are $25 for preferred seating, $18 general admission and for students, and $15 for seniors. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. offering small plates, dessert and libations before the show. For more information, call 360-943-9494.
SATURDAY -- Music that will make you move: Playing Brazilian, Cuban, swing, blues, jazz and more, the seven-piece, all-woman band BEVY is an Olympia favorite. See them perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Traditions Café and World Folk Art, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for students and those with low income. Call 360-705-2819 for details.