FRIDAY-SUNDAY -- A trio of tales: Olympia Family Theaters production of THREE TALES WITH EIGHT TALES is 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 and completes its run this weekend 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 -- Duck in for fun: Watch 12,000 rubber ducks race down the Deschutes River at Tumwater Falls Park during the LACEY ROTARY'S 25TH ANNUAL DUCK DASH. You can purchase a duck for $5 for a chance to win prizes, and to support the Rotarys local and international charities. Hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Tumwater Falls Park, C Street and Deschutes Way, Tumwater. Admission is free.
SATURDAY -- Meet Mr. Burns: The 14th annual OLYMPIA COMICS FESTIVAL celebrates alternative comic artists with a stage show, an expo, panel discussions and more. Guests of honor are comics artist Charles Burns (an contemporary of fellow Evergreen State College graduate Matt Groening, who created "The Simpsons"), Jesse Reklaw and Simon Roy. The show runs from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia; the expo and panels are from 1:30-6:30 p.m. at The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW, Olympia; and a book signing is from 6-8 p.m. at Danger Room Comics, 201 Fourth Ave. SE, Olympia. Tickets are $6 for the show (at the door or olympiafilmsociety.org); admission is free for other events. For more information, olympiacomicsfestival.org or firstname.lastname@example.org. And read Molly Gilmore's story elsewhere at www.theolympian.com.
SATURDAY -- Celtic sounds: MAGICAL STRINGS centers its music on the Celtic harp and hammered dulcimer, at times augmented by violin, cello, pennywhistle, percussion and various other instruments from around the world. Come out to Traditions Café, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia, to see them perform at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for students and those with low income. Call 360-705-2819 for details.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY -- Theater on the edge: Olympia Little Theatre presents a staged reading of David Lindsay-Abaires dramatic comedy "GOOD PEOPLE," about a single mother living in South Boston who loses her job and seeks help from her high school boyfriend, who became a doctor and escaped from the working-class neighborhood. Showtimes are 7:55 p.m. Saturday and 1:55 p.m. Sunday at Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Ave. NE, Olympia. Tickets are $5 at at the door or at olympialittletheatre.org. For more information, call 360-786-9484 or go to olympialittletheatre.org. The play includes profanity and mature themes, so it is recommended for teens and older. And read Molly Gilmore's story elsewhere at www.theolympian.com.
SUNDAY -- Family film encore: Take the family out for the 2:30 p.m. Sunday encore screening of MOON MAN at Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia. The animated family film tells the story of the man on the moon hitching a ride to Earth on the tails of a passing comet and the excitement that follows. Tickets are $4.50 for Olympia Film Society members, $7.50 for general admission, and $4 for kids 12 and younger and are available online or at the box office the day of the show; olympiafilmsociety.org.
SUNDAY -- Yeah, yeah, yeah: THE FAB FOUR bring to life the sound of the Beatles in uncanny, note-for-note live renditions. The group has toured the world performing classics such as Cant Buy Me Love, Yesterday, Penny Lane and Hey Jude. See them live at 4 p.m. Sunday at Little Creek Casino, 91 W. State Route 108, Shelton. Tickets are $10-$25 and are available online at little-creek.com/entertainment.