Friday (May 19) — Sunday
Bluegrass From the Forest festival returns to Shelton
Make it a day, or the whole weekend, to take in the annual Bluegrass From the Forest Music Festival in Shelton. There will be many activities in addition to the four main multiple-band shows, including master workshops, band scramble showcase, banjo contest, vendors and more. If you plan to camp on-site, join in all-night jamming and mingling with other bluegrass enthusiasts. The fun begins Friday evening and continues through Sunday. Tickets are available for partial days, single days and a weekend pass. It’s based at the Shelton High School Performing Arts Center, 3737 Shelton Springs Road. For information, go to bluegrassfromtheforest.com.
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Acoustic festival in downtown Olympia
Celebrate the collaboration and diversity of acoustically driven music at the annual Olympia Acoustic Festival at Obsidian, 414 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Driven by the music and artists of the Northwest, it will feature more than 15 musicians including Casper Wakefield, Birds of a Feather, Paul Mauer and the Silence, and Andrew Landers. It begins at 2 p.m. Saturday and is open to all ages until 9 p.m. After that, it’s 21-and-older until 1 a.m. Tickets are $12 in advance or $20 at the door. Go to oaf2017.eventbrite.com.
Student orchestras to celebrate spring
Enjoy the talents of the Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia when they perform classical, ensemble, family and instrumental works at their Spring Concert. It is at 4 p.m. Sunday at The Washington Center for Performing Arts, 512 Washington St., Olympia. Tickets are $5-$15 and are available at washingtoncenter.org.
Hear a whirling of the Wurlitzer
Listen to the sounds of Sharon Stearnes performing on the 1924 Andy Crow Wurlitzer Organ in a free evening of music. She will play pop tunes, classics and many standards in the 7 p.m. concert Tuesday. Come out to The Washington Center for Performing Arts, 512 Washington St., Olympia.
Friday (May 19)
Sacred Chant Concert at Unity of Olympia
Experience the healing and uplifting power of chanting and mantra when Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda perform a Sacred Chant Concert at Unity of Olympia, 1335 Fern St. SW, Olympia. It will be an evening of music, chanting and connection at the West Coast spring tour and celebration of the release of their new album, “The Live Experience.” It is 7 p.m. Friday (May 19), with tickets costing $15. Go to tinyurl.com/k95pxv5 for information.
Pacific Islanders Club to throw Luau
Visit the islands of Hawaii, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and more when the South Puget Sound Community College Pacific Islanders Club hosts it Luau from 5-9 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy music, cultural dances and cultural immersion. Come out to SPSCC, 2011 Mottman Road SW, Olympia, Building 27. A $10 donation is requested at the door. For information, go to tinyurl.com/lk2j6k7.
‘The Wall’ is coming, and it’s a good thing
With a love for all things Pink Floyd, the tribute Band, Pigs on the Wing will perform “The Wall” in its entirety in a 9 p.m. show Saturday. The album has been known as Pink Floyd’s best known and most controversial work with more space rock and psychedelic pieces. Come out to Rhythm and Rye, 311 Capitol Way N., Olympia. Tickets are $12 at the door.
Friday (May 19)
Priory hosting art show
St. Placid Priory is holding its first art show and sale, “Images of Peace in Our World,” featuring the work of 20 area artists. There will be work by professional artists, local students and some of the sisters of St. Placid. The show and sale is 7-9:30 p.m. Friday (May 19) at the priory, 500 College St. NE, Lacey. Tickets are $15 or $25 for two, and are available at tinyurl.com/PlacidArtSale or at the door.