FRIDAY -- Would you like wine with that? The Olympia Film Society and Grand Vin Wine Merchants present a documentary, "WINERAM AUSTRALIA," about winemaking in Australia along with a tasting of Australian wines. Its part of the Movies About Wine With Wine series OFS started this year. After the film, filmmaker Colin West, an Olympia native, will answer questions. The tasting begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday (May 30), with the screening at 6:30 p.m., at Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia. Tickets are $8.50 general admission, $5.50 for film society members. For more information, call 360-754-6670 or olympiafilmsociety.org. Also, the mezzanine lounge will be open, selling wine and beer to those ages 21 and older.
FRIDAY -- Armed and dangerous: The OLYMPIA COLLECTIVE OF LADY ARM WRESTLERS also known as Oly CLAW will hold its first event Friday (May 30) featuring 10 local women and their costumed entourages at Le Voyeur in downtown Olympia. The charity event will benefit SafePlace, which serves victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The event begins at 7 p.m.; Le Voyeur is at 404 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Tickets are $10 at the door. Learn more about Oly CLAW at facebook.com/olyclaw. Also check out a video teaser at http://vimeo.com/95366861.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY -- Accessible Asian opera: "THE BLOOMING SEASON," an original musical loosely adapted from three Chinese operas, is a love story on a grand scale. Its a collaboration among Rose Jang and Zhang Er, professors at The Evergreen State College, and their students; Evergreen senior Nick McCord; and Pacific Lutheran University music professor and composer Gregory Youtz. Catch a performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday (May 30) and Saturday at the Experimental Theater at The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW, Olympia. Tickets are $5. On Friday, parking is $2 per car. For more information, go to evergreen.edu/performingarts/upcoming.htm
FRIDAY-SUNDAY -- Guilty until proved innocent: South Puget Sound Community Colleges production of THE EXONERATED is much more than a stage play. It tells the true stories of six people who sat on death row, wrongly convicted of rape and murder, who were later proved innocent using DNA, confessions and other evidence. The play by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen-Spring is culled from interviews, letters, transcripts, court documents and case files. The play runs Friday through Sunday at the colleges Minnaert Center for the Arts Black Box Theater. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 for the public and $10 for military, students and seniors. SPSCC students, staff and faculty get in free with their ID. Tickets are available online at OlyTix.org or by calling 360-753-8586. More information is available at spscc.edu/entertainment.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY -- Hairy fairy tales: Olympia Family Theater production of THREE TALES WITH EIGHT TAILS continues, an original adaptation of three classic fairy tales starring both human actors and puppets. The play recommended for those 3 and older is the last in the theater companys eighth season. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday (May 30) 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. For more information, go to olyft.org or call 360-570-1638; for tickets, olytix.com or 360-753-8586.
SATURDAY -- This isn't kids' stuff: "THE FUNNIEST KIDS YOU KNOW" may sound like child's play, but it's likely to be R rated, since it is recommended for people of high school age and older. It will be put on by a group of ambitious young comedians from Thurston County, ages 16-24, who will show their stuff at the Capitol Theater starting at 8 p.m. Saturday. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. at the theater at 206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia. Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 for Olympia Film Society members, and are available at the door, olympiafilmsociety.org and Rainy Day Records. For more information, go to olympiafilmsociety.org -- and read Molly Gilmore's interview with one of the comedians elsewhere at www.theolympian.com.
SATURDAY -- Eclectic harmonies: THE DEBUTONES are a group of veteran Northwest musicians who play an eclectic blend of country, folk and bluegrass music with tight harmonies. Their show at 8 p.m. Saturday at Traditions Cafe, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia, will include the repertoire of Debby Nagusky and Don Share along with new music. Tickets are $15 general admission or $10 for students and those with low income. For more information, call 360-705-2819 or go to traditionsfairtrade.com.
SATURDAY -- These are the droids you're looking for: EVER SO ANDROID produces heavy, raw music that combines elements of dank industrial rock with driving dubstep beats and the slightest bit of soul, according to music writer Corbin Reiff. On record, he says you would never believe that the band has only two people guitarist Drew Murray and singer Hope Simpson. Find out for yourself at 9 p.m. Saturday when the duo plays at the Fourth Ave Tav, 210 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Tickets are $5. For more information, go to http://the4thave.com, read Reiff's story on the group and watch his video of Ever So Android performing Leash at theolympian.com.
SUNDAY -- WOW, 20 years! WRINKLES OF WASHINGTON (WOW) will celebrate its 20th anniversary with its spring show Ah, Remember When at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Olympia High School Performing Arts Center. The show will include videos and re-creations of some of the original numbers from past shows as well as new songs and dances. Tickets are $15, and proceeds go to Senior Services of South Sound to support senior center activities in Thurston and Mason counties. Tickets can be purchased at the Senior Centers in Lacey and Olympia or at Yenneys Music at their new location, 2703 Capital Mall Drive SW, or by calling Sharon at 360-491-4434. Enter Olympia High on the backside of the school, off Carlyon Avenue, to get to the theater.