SUNDAY: Filmmaker Q&A
“END: CIV” argues America is addicted to violence and environmental exploitation. The documentary will be screened at 2 p.m. Sunday, followed by a Q&A with director Franklin Lopez at Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave. S.E., Olympia. Tickets are $7 for Olympia Film Society members, $8 for nonmembers, available at www.brownpapertickets.com or at the box office the day of the screening. Call 360-754-6670 or go to www.olympiafilmsociety.org .
THURSDAY: A little Lake Wobegon
Garrison Keillor launched “A Prairie Home Companion” in St. Paul, Minn., in 1974, telling the tales of fictional Lake Wobegon and hosting folk musicians. More than 3 million listeners tune in to hear the live variety show each week. Keillor will bring his folksy storytelling and wit to the Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Also joining him will be Robin and Linda Williams, a Virginia-based folk duo known for their rich harmonies and original songwriting. Tickets are $44-$79. For more information, call 800-291-7593 or go to www.broadwaycenter.org .
THURSDAY–FEB. 19: 'The Last Schwartz'
Last year, Harlequin Productions’ put on playwright Deborah Zoe Laufer’s “End Days,” and it was so popular, the theater company went back for more: Laufer’s “The Last Schwartz” is Harlequin’s latest production, featuring the grown Schwartz siblings as they meet to tie up loose ends. Check it out at the State Theater, 202 Fourth Ave. E. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Pay what you can for the 3 p.m. Feb. 5 show. Tickets are $20-$35, with rush tickets available one-half hour before curtain for $12-$15. Go to www.harlequinproductions.org.
TUESDAY: Better than gold: Good health
Would you like to create a more healthful lifestyle for your kids? Take in the Do Something Healthy event hosted by Multicare on Tuesday evening. Meet Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White as he talks with kids about embracing fitness. The night begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma. Admission is $3 for ages 18 and younger, $10 for adults. Register for the event at www.multicare.org .
SATURDAY–FEB. 20: Late for a very important date
Delve into a fantastical world with the Olympia Family Theater production of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” opening this weekend in the Black Box theater at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. S.E., Olympia. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays and 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Feb. 20. Tickets are $8.50-$15.50. For more details, call 360-753-8586.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY: Celebrate Chinese new year with lion dance
The Year of the Rabbit is kicking off and the Lien-Hoa Buddhist Temple is celebrating with its lion dance this weekend. The lively, colorful shows are Saturday and Sunday at various businesses. Saturday performances: 10 a.m. Liz Hair Salon, 3415 Pacific Ave. S.E., No. C3, Olympia; noon Sun Hair Salon, 400 Cooper Point Road S.W., No. 15, Olympia; 1 p.m. Emperor’s Palace Olympia, 400 Cooper Point Road S.W., Olympia and 2 p.m. Emperor’s Palace Lacey, 7321 Martin Way S.E., Lacey. Sunday performances: 10:30 a.m. Michael Goodies, 2725 93rd Ave. S.W., Olympia; 1:30 p.m. Pho Hoa, 1600 Cooper Point Road No. 620, Olympia; 12:30 p.m. Johnny Café, 651 Sleater Kinney Road S.E., Lacey; and 1:30 p.m. For Your Nails, 720 Sleater Kinney Road S.W., Lacey.
TUESDAY: Singular sensation
Originally opening on Broadway in 1975 and running for 15 years, the award-winning show “A Chorus Line” has become a musical classic. The production about the desperation of Broadway auditions will stop at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets range from $30.25 to $75.50. Call 360-753-8586 or go to www.washingtoncenter.org .