Today: Go tell it
Tellebration, a global celebration of storytelling, will be celebrated in South Sound tonight. Storytellers from the South Sound Story Guild will share their gifts of gab from 7 to 9 p.m. at Traditions Cafe & World Folk Art, 300 Fifth Ave. S.W., Olympia. Tickets are $10 at the door. Go to www.southsoundstory.org.
Today: Some like it cold
Snow might induce panic among the average South Sound resident, but for those who like to head for the mountains, those flakes are a good thing. To celebrate the arrival of snow season, there’s the 11th annual Northwest Snowboards video premiere, happening from 7-10 p.m. tonight at the Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. S.E., Olympia. The evening will offer “Respect Your Elders” and “Nowhere,” plus snow and skate swag to be raffled off and in some cases tossed into the crowd. Tickets are $7 in advance at Northwest Snowboards, $8 at the door. Call 360-754-6670 or go to www.olympiafilmsociety.com.
Saturday: Not just for 'Schmucks'
Guess who’s coming to dinner? Saturday night, the answer is schmucks. The Olympia Film Society’s Midnight Series will be screening “Dinner for Schmucks,” about a group of friends who decide to compete to find the biggest idiot to bring to dinner. Steve Carrell’s Barry is quite a contestant indeed. The film begins at 11:55 p.m. Saturday at the Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. S.E., Olympia, and there’s another screening at 11:55 p.m. Dec. 3. Tickets are $8, $5 for film society members. Call 360-754-6670.
Thursday: Sweet music
The rich sounds of Sweet Honey in the Rock return to town Thursday night, when the a cappella group brings its holiday show to The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. S.E., Olympia. The menu of songs from which the group will choose includes gospel, a Kwanzaa tune written by Bernice Johnson Reagon, the group’s founder; the Hebrew prayer “Hashi Venu;” and the song “Allah Hu Akbar.” It starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35.50-$43.50 for adults, $32-$39 for seniors, $17.75-$21.75 for youths. Call 360-753-8586.
Monday: Explore the darkness
Grammy-winning vocalist Susan McKeown explores creativity and madness on her latest album, “Singing in the Dark.” The singer, whom the Irish Examiner has dubbed “one of the most powerful and distinctive voices in Irish music,” will perform at 7 p.m. Monday at Traditions Cafe & World Folk Art, 300 Fifth Ave. S.W., Olympia. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students and those with low incomes. Call 360-705-2819.