Chinese New Year Party comes to Olympia
Join in the fun of the Chinese New Year Celebration Party sponsored by the Olympia Area Chinese Association. Delve into the culture by experiencing performances by the Chinese School and the Chinese community, plus local colleges. It is 4-8:30 p.m. Saturday at Capitol High School, 2707 Conger Ave. NW, Olympia. Admission is $15, $10 seniors and students, and free for kids 9 and younger. For information, go to olympiachinese.org.
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‘Rocky Horror’ in Olympia
Quickly becoming a cult film experience, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” brings out fans decked out in costume and ready to join in the fun of the interactive experience. Come out for the 11:30 p.m. screening Saturday at the Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave., SE, Olympia. The evening promises to entertain fans and newcomers to the show. Tickets are $10, $7 Olympia Film Society members, and are available at the box office.
Beer fans alight for Oly Dark Nights
Paying homage to the wet, gray and dark days of winter, the Oly Taproom, 312 Columbia St. NW, is hosting Oly Dark Nights from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Featuring dark stouts and porters from around the world, with flavors of chocolate, coffee, vanilla and bourbon. Taste them all while enjoying dinner entrees, door prizes and fun. The beers will be on tap for one night only. For information, go to tinyurl.com/h8kaxu2.
Talk focuses on Muslim experience
Get insight into life as a Muslim in America when professor Turan Kayaoglu presents “American Muslims: History, Culture and Politics” in a 4 p.m. talk Monday. The Humanities Washington-sponsored event will be at the Lacey Timberland Regional Library, 500 College St. SE, Lacey, and is free to the public. For information, call 360-491-3860.
‘Kubo’ latest film in kids series
The next film up in the Olympia Film Society’s Kids Club film series in the acclaimed “Kubo and the Two Strings.” The epic action-adventure animated film is set in a fantastical Japan. The movie has been nominated for Best Animated Feature Film by the Oscars. It plays a 10 a.m. Saturdays through Feb. 25. It is free for children 12 and younger, adults are $8, $5 Olympia Film Society members. To find out more, go to olympiafilmsociety.org.
Talk is an owl who’s hoo
It’s all about owls when the Tumwater Timberland Regional Library, 7023 New Market St., Tumwater, presents “Owls of the Pacific Northwest.” The educational discussion will feature experts from For Heaven’s Sake Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation sharing the environmental challenges and process of rescuing and returning owls to the wild. Learn more at the 2 p.m. free talk Saturday. For information, call 360-943-7790.
Zimmerman’s music will make you smile
Known for his original songs of light-hearted satire, Roy Zimmerman believes calling out the world’s absurdities and laughing in its face is the key to a better life. His music is rhyme-intensive and sure to bring a smile to your face. See him in a 7 p.m. show Sunday at Traditions Café and World Folk Art, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia. Tickets are $18, $12 student/low income. Call 360-705-2819 for information.