Adelines performs some jukebox music
With 50 years of singing under their belts, the Olympia Chapter of Sweet Adelines are still going strong, performing a cappella music in the South Sound.Support the group at its annual concert, “Once upon a Jukebox.” The 2 p.m. show will feature special guest Danny Vernon’s “Illusion of Elvis.” It’s at the Minneart Center for the Performing Arts on the South Puget Sound Community College. Tickets are $20, $15 senior, military and students. Go to olytix.org to get yours.
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‘Boys in the Boat’ chosen for reading program
Timberland Regional Library has announced its Timberland Reads Together book, “The Boys in the Boat.” To kick off the community reads project, author Daniel James Brown will speak about his book, read excerpts and answer audience questions at 7 p.m. Come out to the Washington Center for Performing Arts, 512 S. Washington St., Olympia, for the free event. To find out about more Timberland Reads Together, go to trl.org.
Friday (Sept. 30)
Gala will benefit SafePlace Olympia
Providing services for survivors of sexual and domestic violence for more than 34 years, SafePlace Olympia has made an impact in the community. Support its works at the SafePlace Speak Up, Speak Out Gala at 7 p.m. It will be a night of food, drink, chocolates, music and a mixed media art exhibit by suvivors currently receiving SafePlace services. The event is being held at 521 Legion Way SE, Olympia. Tickets are $75 and available at safeplaceolympia.org.
Friday (Sept. 30)
Explore the science behind food
It’s time again for grownups to play at the Hands On Children’s Museum’s Adult Swim: Science of Eats. Sample bites and beverages from specialty foodmakers while learning the science behind each taste. Bring your friends and play your way through the museum at this adults-only (21 and older) night of fun. It is 7-10 p.m. at the museum, 414 Jefferson St. NE, Olympia. Tickets are $25 at bit.ly/2dmvrVj.
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Considered the first and only true audience film, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is a national phenomenon where the audience comes dressed up in costume, acts out scenes, yells back lines and throws props during the film. You can join in the fun when the film plays at the Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia. Doors open at 11 p.m., there is an 11:30 p.m. pre-show and the film begins at midnight. Tickets are $10, $7 Olympia Film Society members at the box office or olympiafilmsociety.org.
Soup, cider, mushrooms — it must be fall
Join in celebrating the season at the annual Harvest Fest at West Central Park, Olympia. There will be stone soup-making; bring a vegetable, spice and other items for the soup. Take part in cider pressing by bringing your apples, learn about edible mushroom cultivation, plus there will be a permaculture landscaping tour and discussion. Hours are noon-4 p.m. and admission is free. For more information, go to bit.ly/2dneESg.
Organs and bagpipes at St. John’s
Kicking off the annual St. John’s Concert Series, the 3 p.m. concert will feature “Organ and Bagpipe Spectacular” with Curt Sather and piper Jeremy Shilley. In addition to Celtic favorites, the performance will also feature a collaboration on an ancient Seikilos Song melody. Additional concerts are Oct. 14, 16, Nov. 6, Dec. 15 and into 2017. Visit St. John’s Episcopal Church, 114 20th Ave. SE, Olympia, for an afternoon of music. A freewill donation will be taken. More information on additional concerts at bit.ly/2cxkM4k.
What goes with oysters? Everything
OysterFest, hosted by the Shelton Skookum Rotary Club Foundation, brings together oysters, wines, microbrews and music for a weekend of fun. The event is home to the West Coast Oyster Shucking Championships and features cookoffs, exhibits and a food pavilion with nearly 100 items on the menu. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the Port of Shelton, 21 W. Sanderson Way, Shelton. $5, oysterfest.org