7 Things To Do in South Sound This Weekend, June 27-29

Staff writerJune 26, 2014 


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Friday through Sunday

All this jazz

The Greater Olympia Dixieland Jazz Society's annual AMERICA’S CLASSIC JAZZ FESTIVAL continues through the weekend with four venues featuring 14 bands, including the Evergreen Classic Jazz Band, Wolverine Jazz Band, and Miss Ida Blue and the Yerba Buena Stompers. There will be dance lessons, large dance floors, parasol parades and everything to do with classic jazz. The festival is based at Saint Martin's University, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey. Go online to olyjazz.com for a complete schedule of events.

Friday through Sunday

Show your Pride

The Olympia Film Society presents the new PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL, a weekend of films that highlight the diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, ally (LGBTQQIA) experience, at the Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia. Individual tickets are $8.50 general admission, $5.50 for OFS members; for a weekend pass, pay $65 general admission, $45 for members; a partial pass (admission to five screenings) is $35 general admission, $25 for members. For more information and a complete schedule, call 360-754-6670 or go to olympiafilmsociety.org. The festival kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Friday with the screening of "To Be Takei," a documentary about the life of "Star Trek" star and Facebook phenom George Takei.

Friday through Sunday

Pushing boundaries

This weekend’s 20TH ANNUAL EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC FESTIVAL brings together a wide variety of musicians creating outside the box of what many consider music, including the influential Elliot Sharp of New York. The performances run 7-11 p.m. Friday (June 27) and Saturday and 4-8 p.m. Sunday at The Northern, 414 1/2 Legion Way, Olympia. Tickets are $10 per show or $25 for a festival pass. The event is open to all ages. For more information, go to olympiaallages.org. If you’d like to donate to a fund to pay the artists, go to tinyurl.com/olyfestdonate.

Friday through Sunday

Feste rocks

Harlequin Productions' "ROCK ‘N’ ROLL TWELFTH NIGHT" continues at the State Theater, 202 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. The rollicking musical adaptation of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" features the comedy's characters as rock icons. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $38 general, $35 seniors and military, $25 students and those younger than 25. For more information, call 360-786-0151.

Friday through Sunday

A prairie party

The family fun of YELM PRAIRIE DAYS continues this weekend. There will be a full carnival that runs until midnight Friday through Saturday, plus live music and lots of family-friendly events. Admission and parking are free. The event is sponsored by the Yelm Lions Club.


Gentle folk

An accomplished guitarist and singer/songwriter in folk, Celtic and traditional music, KAT EGGLESTON blends sweet melodies, gentle honesty and humor in her work. See her at 8 p.m. Saturday at Traditions Cafe and World Folk Art, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia. Tickets are $15 general admission, and $10 for students and those with low income. For more information, call 360-705-2819.


You ought to see autos

Join in the fun of the MASON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY CAR SHOW, where as many as 400 cars, trucks and motorcycles will be on display. The family-friendly affair at 427 W. Railroad Ave. in Shelton will also include a no-host homemade pie and ice cream social, a taekwondo demonstration, bagpipers and a raffle. More than 50 categories will be judged in the show from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. All proceeds benefit the historical society.

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