Local bands perform at Ben Moore’s
Olympia musicians the Lemmings and Micaiah Sawyer will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Ben Moore’s Restaurant and Pub, 112 Fourth Ave. W. Lemmings do original rock ‘n’ roll, while Sawyer, the winner of the 2018 MoPOP Sound Off battle of the bands in Seattle, adds blues and folk to the mix. There is a suggested cover of $5. Go to tinyurl.com/yde9cg6h
Friday (March 30) — Sunday
Final weekend for Olympia Family Theater production
Olympia Family Theater’s “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” follows the 20-year journey of a china rabbit doll named Edward as he sheds arrogance and discovers the importance of people, friendship and love. The play continues through Sunday at the OFT theater, 612 Fourth Ave. E. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $13-$19 and are available at olyft.org
PC & J and friends comes to Traditions
With a musical repertoire ranging from Joni Mitchell and Bonnie Raitt covers to jazz classics from Duke Ellington and Antonio Carlos Jobim, Pat Cole and Jamie Jensen, better known as PC & J, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Traditions Café, 300 Fifth Ave. SW. Joining them will be friends Bill Duris on bass, Kathleen Scarborough on violin, and Craig Cootsona on drums. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for students and those with low income. Call 360-705-2819 for more information.
OFS Kids Club presents ‘The Breadwinner’
It’s the final weekend to bring the family out to see the Academy Award-nominated “The Breadwinner” film as part of the OFS Kids Club. The animated film tells the story of 11-year-old Parvana growing up under the Taliban and her quest to help support her family after her father is arrested. Angelina Jolie was executive producer on the file. Olympia Film Society will screen it at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE. Kids 12 and younger get in free. To learn more, go olympiafilmsociety.org/the-breadwinner.
Author Tom Hansen tells his tale of heroin addiction
Author Tom Hansen‘s “American Junkie” is a memoir mapping the heroin addiction that took him from budding musician during Seattle’s grunge years to broken-down junkie. Meet Hansen when he comes to the Olympia Timberland Library, 313 Eighth Ave. SE, to share his book from 7:30-8:45 p.m. Thursday. The program is for adults, and admission is free. For more information, call 360-352-0595.
Support special needs theater program at Caspar Babypants concert
Come out to support Apple Tree Productions’ Special Needs Showcase at the annual Caspar Babypants Benefit Concert at the Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia. The performing arts company provides after-school and summer programs designed specifically for students with developmental disabilities. The kid-friendly concert featuring Chris Ballew as Caspar Babypants begins at 4 p.m. Monday. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children at the door.
Create a Peeps diorama and join the competition
Get ready! The Olympia Timberland Library will again host its Literary Peep Diorama contest. From 3-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the library, 313 Eighth Ave. SE, it will host a special crafting session to provide tips for contestants who will create a scene from one of their favorite books using marshmallow Peeps as the primary characters. Pick up the rules and entry form at any of the Timberland Library branches. Submission will be accepted at the Olympia library through April 13 with a reception on April 27 for the winners. For more information, call 360-352-0595.
Everybody plays a fool at this annual 5k run
Join in the wacky fun or just come to watch at the Run Like a Fool 5k Run. This annual fun run is all about the crazy, foolish costumes runners wear for the easy two-lap run around Olympia’s Capitol Lake. Meet at Heritage Park, 330 Fifth Ave. SW, for the 9 a.m. run Saturday. To sign up, go to tinyurl.com/ycxtnogf. The cost is $30.