Friday (April 21)
Beer coming to Children’s Museum
The latest installment of Hands On Adult Swim at the Hands On Children’s Museum, 414 Jefferson St. NE, Olympia, is Beercraft. Explore the science behind beer, taste craft beer from 10 local breweries, learn about fermentation, and chat with local brewers at the 21-and-over event. 7-11 p.m. Friday (April 21). Also on site will be food trucks Taqueria La Esquinita and boKa Island + Fusion. Tickets are $30. Go to hocm.org/adultswim for information.
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SLURP benefits shellfish restoration
Join the Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association at its 18th Annual Shellfish Lovers Ultimate Rejuvenation Party — better known as SLURP — at Fish Tale Brew House, 515 Jefferson St. SE, Olympia. Feast on shellfish dishes made by local restaurants, try Washington wines, brews by Fish Tale Brewing, a grand oyster bar, celebrity slurp-off, music and more. 4:30-8 p.m. Sunday. Proceeds benefit PCSGA's Shellfish Habitat Restoration Fund. Tickets are $60 in advance at slurp.brownpapertickets.com or $75 at the door.
Book about wolves in spotlight at library
In conjunction with the Procession of the Species, the Olympia Timberland Library presents Celebration of the Species, highlighting the new book “Wolf Haven: Sanctuary and the Future of Wolves in North America.” Author Brenda Peterson and photographer Annie Marie Musselman will talk about the book. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Olympia Timberland Library, 313 Eighth Ave. SE, Olympia, for the event. 360-352-0595.
Film examines onslaught of digital media
As more and more Americans, especially teenagers, become tied to their phones, tablets and other devices, doctor and filmmaker Delaney Ruston tackles the subject in her documentary film “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age.” The film delves into the vulnerable corners of family life to explore struggles with social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. 2 p.m. Sunday at Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia, followed by a question-and-answer session. Admission is free.
Author speaks about Japanese-American experience in WWII
Join author Pamela Rotner Sakamoto when she talks about her book, “Midnight in Broad Daylight.” Her books delve into Japanese-American life during World War II, telling the true story of a family torn apart by war with brothers in Hawaii and Japan at the start of the war. She will speak at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Lacey Timberland Library, 500 College St. SE, Lacey; and 7 p.m. at Worthington Conference Center, Saint Martin’s University, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey. For information, call 360-491-3860.
Extra special bingo event at Olympia Senior Center
Come out for old-fashioned fun at Oly Bingo: Alice in Bingoland with Elizabeth Lord. The event begins 6 p.m. Saturday with an optional dinner, with bingo starting at 7 p.m. There will be a bar, Jello-O shots and a costume contest for the 21-and-over night of fun. It’s all happening at the Olympia Senior Center, 222 Columbia St. NW, Olympia. Game packs start at $10. Call 360-596-6181 for information.
Earth Day Market Ride a gathering of bicyclists
For all you cyclists, mark your calendar and come to the Earth Day Market Ride on Saturday. Join friends and pedal to the Heritage Park Fountain, 330 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia, for coffee and pastries. Hosted by Thurston County Bicycle Commuter Challenge, the group will then ride to the Farmers Market to shop, listen to music and have fun. Meet other cyclists, learn about commuting by bike, and find the BCC tent at the market to sign up. The fun begins at 9:45 a.m. For information, go to tinyurl.com/kq53wyo.
Friday (April 21)-Sunday
State Spring Fair runs through Sunday
The Washington State Spring Fair is in full swing, running through Sunday at the Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. SW, Puyallup. It features Motorsport Mayhem with car-smashing stunts, garden displays, racing pigs, dogs performing water tricks, and fair booths and food. Shows include the Fireman High Dive Show, La Fiesta de Don Andres Dancing Horses, magician Louie Foxx and the Gothard Sisters (Celtic music). 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday (April 21) and Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. Parking is free, admission is $12, $10 for students, and free for children 5 and younger. thefair.com.