9 Things To Do in South Sound This Weekend, June 13-15

Staff WriterJune 12, 2014 

Hot rods will be on display at the Rods, Hogs & Dogs car and bike show this weekend.

TONI L. BAILEY — File photo

FRIDAY -- Leave the kids at home: Join the Hands On Children’s Museum’s ADULT SWIM: GEARHEADS from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday. The evening series, exclusively for adults, brings together music, food, drink, and playful science or art events. Friday’s event will take on Steampunk, bike culture, the maker movement and all things DIY. The museum is at 414 Jefferson St. NE, Olympia. Tickets are $15, which includes one drink ticket and activities. Purchase online or by phone; 360-956-0818, ext. 144; hocm.org/adultswim.

FRIDAY -- Get your twang on: Enjoy an evening of bluegrassy music from Olympia’s own BLACKBERRY BUSHES when they play at Rhythm & Rye, 311 Capitol Way N., Olympia. Also taking the stage will be THE MOONSHINE. The 9 p.m. show Friday costs $5 at the door.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY -- Catch a music legend: KENNY ROGERS has been a legend in the music world for more than 50 years. He'll take the stage for two 8 p.m. shows — Friday and Saturday — at Lucky Eagle Casino, 12888 188th Ave. SW, Rochester. Tickets start at $39. Call 800-720-1788.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY -- Laugh a lot: This weekend, there'll be two nights of stand-up comedy from MORGAN PICTON at the Midnight Sun Performance Space, 113 Columbia St. NW, Olympia. Picton, known as Olympia’s Man About Town, will be joined by PHOEBE MOORE at Friday’s 8 p.m. performance and by DEVIN FOREAL at Saturday’s 8 p.m. show. The Theater Artists Olympia presentation is $10; tickets are available by calling 360-259-2743.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY -- They're not dead yet: Olympia Little Theatre is opening Ivan Menchell’s dramatic comedy "THE CEMETERY CLUB" about three widows coping with loss and finding comfort in friendship. Showtimes are 7:55 p.m. Friday (June 13) and Saturday, and 1:55 p.m. Sunday at the Olympia Little Theatre, 1925 Miller Ave. NE, Olympia. Tickets are $12-$14 at olympialittletheatre.org or Yenney Music. For more information, go to olympialittletheatre.org or call 360-786-9484. And read Molly Gilmore's story elsewhere at www.theolympian.com.

SATURDAY -- It’s the water: It’s a love fest for Puget Sound at the new PS I LOVE YOU FESTIVAL, which will offer live music, storytelling, interactive educational booths, games, art activities and more family-friendly fun. The festival runs 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Percival Landing Park, 405 Columbia St. NW, Olympia. THE SEA CINEMA, a film festival celebrating World Oceans Day, runs 5:30-10 p.m. at The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW, and will feature cartoons, “Happy Feet,” local short films and a test screening of “Return of the River” about the Elwha River dam followed by a Q&A session. Admission is free. For a complete schedule of festival activities, go to psfestival.com.

SATURDAY -- Rat Pack leader: The Masterworks Choral Ensemble will present "SING SINATRA: MUSIC OF OL' BLUE EYES," a concert featuring well-known selections by the late Frank Sinatra, one of the best-selling recording artists of all time. The featured guest artist is violinist ALEXANDER WERNER, who won the elementary school level of Masterworks’ Youth Music Competition and just completed sixth grade at Nova School. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. Tickets are $22 for adults, $16 for students and seniors, $11 for youth. For more information, call 360-753-8586, go to washingtoncenter.org or mce.org and read Molly Gilmore's story elsewhere at www.theolympian.com.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY -- Flying high: This weekend's OLYMPIC AIR SHOW will feature the only B-29 bomber still flying as well as the Olympic Flight Museum’s own FG-1D Corsair, just back from an 11-year restoration. The 16th annual air show runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Olympia Regional Airport, 7637-A Old Highway 99, Olympia. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the gate, and free for children 6 and younger. For more information, call 360-705-3925, go to ­olympicairshow.com, and read Molly Gilmore's preview elsewhere at www.theolympian.com. Also, a cockpit tour of the B-29 costs an additional $5. You also can ride on the B-29, but ticket prices begin at $575. More information is available at ­airpowertour.com.

SUNDAY -- Wheels for Dad: Get an early start to Father’s Day with the free RODS, HOGS & DOGS car and bike show from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. There will be prizes for the best car and best bike of the day, free food, and free admission. It’s all happening at Mountain View Church of the Nazarene, 940 Israel Road SW, Olympia. Call 360-943-0795 for more information.

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